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Basement Waterproofed in Grosse Ile, MI
These homeowners contacted HomeSpec because they had vertical cracks in their basement walls, floor cracks, and water was seeping in. Our crew repaired the cracks with our polyurethane sealant and reinforced them. Then we stabilized the walls with braces to prevent movement. To waterproof the basement, we installed an interior drainage system with a sump pump and installed our CleanSpace vapor barrier on the walls.  This ensures not only that water will not get in, but that the foundation walls will remain stable. 
Sinking Foundation Solved with Helical Pier Support System in Grosse Ice, MI
A family was looking to make improvements to their home in Grosse Ile, MI. This led them to undertake the task of finishing their basement, while clearing out the storage; they noticed cracks in the foundation walls where the foundation slab sits and this caused them concern. Not wanting to slow down their progress, they went on with their work and soon forgot about it until a few months later when the cracks started to get bigger. Understanding this was a sign of a foundation issue, they reached out to friends in order to find the best foundation repair companies in Grosse Ile. After doing their own research and locating repair contractors nearby, they were recommended to HomeSpec BasementFix by a friend, who recently had crawl space repair services done by us.  One of our Project Managers, with experience in foundation repair, was assigned to this project in order to best fit the needs of this family. After consulting with the homeowners about their concerns, he began his detailed inspection of the basement. During the inspection, the Project Manager noted how the basement had two slabs on opposite ends of the basement and were cracking in both directions. This foundation shifting is caused when soils underneath the foundation can no longer support the weight of the home and wash out, leaving a void that the foundation sinks into. With this, our Project Manager proposed a solution that involved Helical Support Piers to bring it back to level and return structural integrity back to the foundation. The Helical Pier Support System is an ideal solution for this project because the helical plates that are welded to the shaft of the piers are screwed deeper into the ground to provide support and act as an anchor. Helical Piers are attached to the foundation with steel brackets to ensure the slabs do not shift, and once they are adjusted and advanced to newer load bearing soils, the Helical Piers will maintain the structural integrity of the foundation. The Helical Pier support System addresses the root cause of this familys problem and puts their fears to rest with this permanent solution. After the foundation repair was solved, this family was happy to get back to their project without the fear of foundation settlement causing them problems in the future.
Homeowner in Grosse Ile, MI has Musty Smell Removed by Encapsulating the Crawl Space with CleanSpace
A Family in Allen Park, MI had been dealing with a persistent problem of water buildup and mold in their unfinished basement for years and were growing concerned with the large cracks in the walls and floor that were allowing water to seep in and create a breeding ground for mold and mildew. The damp and musty smell in the basement was not only unpleasant but also a health hazard for their family. After doing some research, they were determined to solve this problem once and for all. This led them to reach out to HomeSpec BasementFix and schedule their free inspection. That's when our experienced Project Manager was sent to the residence to discuss their concerns in more detail and find a solution for her basement. After a thorough inspection, we recommended the installation of the WaterGuard Drainage System, TripleSafe Sump System, and the SaniDry Sedona. The WaterGuard Drainage System is a low-profile, underground system that captures water seeping into the basement through cracks or holes in the foundation and channels it away to a sump pump for removal. Our crew installed the system along the perimeter of the basement, ensuring that all water was captured and removed before it could cause damage. To ensure that the water was removed quickly and efficiently, we also installed the TripleSafe Sump System. This system features a heavy-duty sump pump that quickly pumps water out of the basement and away from the foundation. In the event of a power outage or pump failure, the system also features a battery-powered backup pump that kicks in automatically to ensure that water continues to be removed. Finally, to address the mold and mildew problem, our crew installed the SaniDry Sedona. This advanced dehumidification system utilizes a powerful air filter to remove excess moisture from the air, preventing the growth of mold and mildew and reducing musty odors. The system also features an automatic draining system that removes the collected water and a built-in air purification system that captures allergens, dust, and other contaminants, making the basement air healthier to breathe. With the combination of these three systems, this family’s basement was completely dry, and the musty smell was gone from their memory. With the mold and mildew no longer raising an issue this family can begin work to finish their basement without any health hazards. These homeowners were extremely satisfied with the results and grateful for the peace of mind that comes with a dry, healthy basement.
Homeowners in Grosse Ile, MI have Basement and Patio Leveled with PolyLevel
A homeowner in Grosse Ile, MI had been facing some serious concerns that were causing them more and more sleepless nights. Their once solid foundation had started showing signs of wear and tear, leading to various issues that were affecting their daily lives. The first concern revolves around their basement, where water has been finding its way through cracks and openings and causing puddles that would give the room a musty odor. The persistent leakage has created a damp and unpleasant environment, rendering the space unpleasant. The homeowners have tried multiple attempts at temporary fixes, but it's evident that the problem will not simply vanish on its own – it's not gonna get better without professional intervention. Another worrisome aspect for the homeowners is the uneven patio just outside their home. The concrete slabs on the patio have started sinking down in some areas, causing a tripping hazard. As the homeowner enjoys hosting gatherings and having friends over, the safety risks are simply not acceptable to them. Determined to restore the stability and ensure the safety of their home, the homeowners reached out to us for a permanent solution to their problem.   When our crew arrived to begin the process, they started by carefully drilling small, unobtrusive holes in locations on the concrete slabs. These holes serve as access points for the PolyLevel to be injected. Next, our crew injected the PolyLevel foam into the holes. This high-density polymer foam expanded, filling voids and lifting the sunken concrete slabs to their original position. As the foam expanded, it also compacted and stabilized the underlying soil, ensuring a long-lasting solution for these homeowners.   With the slabs lifted and leveled, our crew turned their attention to the basement. They applied PolyLevel to the foundation gaps and cracks, sealing off the pathways for water intrusion. This prevents future water issues, leaving the homeowners relieved that they would no longer have to worry about water invading their basement space.   Our PolyLevel solution not only provided a level patio and a dry basement but also ensured that their friends and loved ones can walk around their property without any tripping hazards. The homeowners were grateful to restore the comfort, safety, and peace of mind they deserve in their home.
Foundation Wall Repair in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
A homeowner contacted HomeSpec because she had walls that were bowing. She said she another company did an exterior waterproofing of her basement several years prior to the walls bowing. Our team installed a stabilization system to the walls to prevent further movement. 
Basement Waterproofed in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
A homeowner contacted us because water was leaking into his basement when it rained. We installed an interior drainage system and sump pump to prevent future water issues. 
Homeowners Foundation Support Worries Cleared with Helical Pier Support System in Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Foundation support problems can be a nuisance to deal with, the sloping floors; cracks in the walls, doors not opening or closing properly all affect how a homeowner sees their home and sticks with them. When this Homeowner in Grosse Pointe Park, MI was beginning to experience these side effects, they reached out to their neighbors for a possible solution to their problem. That's when HomeSpec BasementFix was recommended, by a neighbor who recently had basement waterproofing done, as the best fit for this project. In order to better address this homeowners' concerns, Mark, one of our Project Managers, was sent to provide a detailed inspection of the home. During the inspection, Mark noted how the floors were sloping in one direction and the walls were showing signs of cracks. This is what led him to recommend the Helical Pier Support System to permanently fix this homeowners sinking foundation. The Helical Pier Support System solves the underlying issue of foundation settlement by utilizing the helical plates welded to the shaft of the pier. These plates act as a screw, digging deep into newer load bearing soils that wont shift or settle over time. Once the foundation is lifted back to its original height, the homeowners fears of it sinking again can be put to rest. Happy that HomeSpec BasementFix was able to restore their peace of mind, this homeowner welcomed the referral discount and thanked their neighbor for the recommendation.
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI Basement Completely Destroyed After Water Damage
These Grosse Pointe Farms homeowners reached out to HomeSpec after something devastating happened – a city sewer backup caused their basement to flood and everything down there was destroyed. All paneling and carpet had to be torn up and thrown away. After the summer floods, this unfortunately happened to many families in Metro Detroit.  The homeowners were interested in waterproof flooring and wall products to prevent the devastating damage and costly repairs from occurring again. This is why HomeSpec installed our Everlast™ Finished Wall Restoration System – this replaces the bottom half of a finished wall. It is made of inorganic materials making it waterproof and difficult for water to damage. It even adds insulation to the basement while providing a timeless look! Next, our ThermalDry® Elite Plank Flooring was installed – these are faux-wood planks made of waterproof inorganic materials making the floor water and mold-resistant! These pair perfectly with the wall product to create a beautiful, waterproofed basement!  
Grosse Pointe Woods Home Has Waterproofing Fixed By HomeSpec
A home in Grosse Pointe Woods has been owned by a family since 1995. It had been waterproofed before and had an interior drainage system installed in 2011. However, they never worked underneath the staircase in the basement or had a sump pump installed. These proved to be problematic for the homeowner when water began leaking again. Knowing they would be moving in a few weeks, they wanted to make sure it would not be an issue for the next tenant. The homeowner called HomeSpec Waterproofing & Foundation Repair to get a free estimate.   HomeSpec sent their inspector, Erik, to evaluate the damages and come up with solutions. The first step was to install a sump pump, specifically TripleSafe™ Sump Pump System. This would connect to a new interior drainage system made of WaterGuard®, and a sump discharge line. This combination is a HomeSpec specialty that ensures the basement stays dry and water leads away from the home. The homeowner approved of these suggestions and scheduled with HomeSpec to begin the work.   Foreman Vernon led the crew in waterproofing the basement. They dug a hole in one corner of the concrete as a space for the sump pump and trenches along the base of the walls for the interior drainage system. They also connected the sump discharge line through a wall so it would drain far into the yard outside. This line was buried so it was neither a tripping hazard nor an eyesore. With the work complete, the basement remains dry, clean, and visually appealing!
Basement Waterproofed in Luna Pier, MI
These homeowners contacted HomeSpec to waterproof their constantly leaking basement.  Water was seeping in at the joint where the floor and the wall meet. To solve this problem, we proposed installing a perimeter drainage system below the floor. This would collect the water and prevent it from leaking into the basement. This was connected to a powerful sump pump to dispose of the water and funnel it far away from the home.  The homeowners are very pleased with their dry, healthy basement. No more leaks! 
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