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Wet Crawl Space Dehumidified and Waterproofed in Harsens Island, MI
These homeowners live in Harsens Island near a canal and like many other homes in the area, their crawl space was wet and muddy at all times. Also like many other homes in the area, the crawl space was only equipped with an old sump pump that didn't always work. This led to a musty smell and humidity seeping into the home.  HomeSpec deals with this problem on a weekly basis- the crawl space needed to be waterproofed and encapsulated. A more powerful sump pump was needed to deal with the high amounts of water. A vapor barrier was also installed to seal the walls and the ground off from moisture. Lastly, a dehumidifier was installed to control the relative humidity.  The homeowners noticed an immediate difference in the smells of their home, as well as the temperature. They are very pleased with their dry, healthy crawl space! 
Crawl Space Access Installed in Algonac, MI
This homeowner contacted HomeSpec because the access to his crawl space was located inside a closet in his home, but he wanted an access door outside of the home instead. Our crew solved this problem by installing our crawl space access well. This doesn't let in water, pests or debris, has the ability to lock, is immune to mold problems, and no maintenance is required! 
Humid Vacation Home Crawl Space Encapsulated with CleanSpace and SaniDry
Renting out properties as vacation spots is becoming increasingly popular with homeowners, especially during the summer. This homeowner in particular wanted to prepare the property in order to rent it out during the summer and had decided to address the crawl space encapsulation in order to prevent the moisture from deteriorating the supports. This is what led them to do some of their own research into the best crawl space repair services nearby Clay, MI, and led them to reach out to HomeSpec BasementFix to solve their encapsulation needs. One of our Project Managers, who has related experience in crawl space repair services, was called out to the property to inspect the crawl space and recommend the best solution that would work for this homeowner. During the inspection, the Project Manager noted moist spots in the crawl space, which was caused by the absence of a dehumidifier. With the property being so close to the water, it was imperative that this homeowner get their crawl space encapsulated with our CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system and install a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier to keep the space dry and free of any potential problems.CleanSpace solves this homeowner's crawl space encapsulation service because the material is constructed in a way that allows it to stop water intrusion and prevent moisture from seeping into the supports, which can cause further problems for the home. The next step in the crawl space encapsulation process was to install the SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier. Sanidry is specifically designed to fit in crawl spaces and is the perfect solution to dry large areas. With its automatic drainage, the SaniDry gives the homeowner a worry-free experience, allowing them to focus on the more important aspects of their life. Installing the dehumidifier in the crawl space has the benefit of providing health improvements, structural safety and comfort, combined with the encapsulation; this is a permanent solution to this homeowners crawl space. With the crawl space encapsulated and the dehumidifier installed, the homeowners were more than happy to get back to working on the property for the upcoming months in preparation for the summer season. 
Leaking Basement Repaired in Marine City, MI
These Marine City homeowners contacted HomeSpec because their basement was leaking after heavy rain, especially during the Spring. They were sick and tired of it and finally decided to have it repaired professionally.  Our inspector decided that the best way to solve their problem would be with an interior drainage system connected to their sump pump. This was installed around the perimeter of the basement to collect water and deposit it into the sump pump - keeping the basement dry.  The homeowners were very happy with the results and they are loving their dry basement! 
Mold Destroying Main Support Beam in Marine City, MI Home, New Beam and Supports Installed
A home in Marine City, MI was owned and rented within the same family. The resident had been in the crawl space and realized a pipe busted along one of the walls. This water had damaged the insulation and left puddles throughout the area. They wanted to have the crawl space checked out for mold, mildew, and wood damage by a professional, so they called HomeSpec Waterproofing and Foundation Repair. Zach, a senior project manager, inspected the crawl space and returned to speak with the family. He revealed that mold had affected the integrity of the wood including the main beam. The family was very concerned about this information and eager to get these issues fixed. Zach proposed using Mold-X2 to eliminate the mold and installing a steel beam alongside the main beam as well as using a SmartJack® support system to support this new beam. This would stabilize the crawl space for years to come so the family would have nothing to worry about. They approved of this plan and were even happier once the HomeSpec crew finished the projects.
Drainage System Installation in Newport, MI
A man who had owned his home for 30 years contacted us for help when he saw his basement was leaking. Water was getting into his home from a seam of a wall where an attached garage was connected above ground. The home already had a sump pump, but that wasn't going to help with the water leaking through the wall. Our crew installed an interior drainage system that led to the existing sump pump. This solution provided the homeowner with peace of mind that his basement would stay dry in the future. 
Basement Repaired in Newport, MI
A homeowner reached out to HomeSpec because she had a wall that was bowing in her basement. It was also discovered that her sump pump was not working and there was water in the basement, Our team was able to fix both her foundation problem and the water issue. We installed straps to stabilize the wall. We also installed an interior drainage system.
Wet Basement Repaired in Newport, MI
A homeowner contacted us after she dealt with water issues in her basement for years. She said she had cracks filled 15 years prior, but they began to leak, so she decided to permanently solve the problem. Our crew installed an interior drainage system with a sump pump. Together, these will prevent future water issues in the basement. After years of dealing with a wet basement and failed attempts to fix it, the homeowner can rest assured that she won't have to worry about it again. 
Homeowner with LakeHouse in Newport, MI has Foundation Lifted with Helical Pier Support System
A homeowner in Newport, MI with a lakeside home for over 20 years had been facing challenges with flooding due to heavy rainfall and rising water levels. The situation had taken a toll on their home, as water had been pouring into their crawlspace, creating a significant problem and concern for mold and musty odors. THis constant flooding of the crawl space led the home's foundation to sink in certain areas and cause damage to the structure of the home. In an effort to combat the water intrusion, they had installed pumps that have been quite effective in keeping most of the water out. However, this didn't last very long because the water levels kept rising above the pumps' capabilities. Wanting to explore additional solutions to fortify their home's protection, they reached out to us for a comprehensive inspection.   When our Project Manager arrived at the home, they had noticed that the water intrusion was beginning to affect certain areas of their foundation. This led them to conclude that the best possible solution for this homeowner would be to have the Helical Pier Support System installed in order to combat the sinking structure.   So, what exactly are 3" Helical Piers, and how do they work? These piers are engineered with large helical plates that resemble screws. When installed beneath the home's foundation, they penetrate into deeper stable soil layers, anchoring the structure securely and preventing it from settling or shifting during floods or any other heavy rainfall. These piers are particularly well-suited for properties like this homeowners property, as they provided excellent load-bearing capabilities and are ideal for stabilizing structures on uneven terrain.   Our crew started the process by assessing the locations where the Helical Piers should be placed. Once identified, they excavated around the perimeter of the home to gain access to the foundation's base. With precision, they insert the Helical Piers into the ground, gradually advancing them deep into the soil until they reach the stable bedrock or load-bearing layers. As they advance the piers, the helical plates create a strong and secure grip within the ground, giving this home the much-needed support to withstand the forces of flooding. The installation process was quick, ensuring minimal disruption to their living space and daily activities. To further enhance the ventilation of the crawlspace and mitigate any moisture-related issues, our crew also encapsulated the crawl space. This would ensure proper air circulation, preventing the buildup of humidity and mold growth.   As our crew wrapped up the installation, the homeowner could see their lakeside home now fortified against the threat of flooding, providing them with the peace of mind they deserve.
Grosse Ile, MI Basement Waterproofed
Our crew worked on a basement that had multiple leaking cracks.  We injected the cracks with polyurethane, installed a system to stabilize the wall, and put an interior drainage system in the basement. 
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