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Basement Flooring installed in Wyandotte, MI
This homeowner contacted HomeSpec about installing new flooring in her basement. Our crew installed our ThermalDry tiles and carpet tiles on two separate occasions. The tiles never crack, are easy to clean, and make the floor 8-10 degrees warmer. The carpeting keeps the floor warm and dry, and the inorganic materials will never be damaged by mold, odors, or rot. 
Homeowner in Wyandotte, MI who was experiencing health problems due to mold in the basement has WaterGuard installed
A homeowner in Wyandotte, MI was experiencing persistent health issues, including frequent headaches and respiratory problems, which they attributed to mold growing in their damp and leaky basement. Despite repeated attempts to clean the mold and fix the leaks, the problem persisted. Concerned for their health and the value of their home, they called us to solve the issue once and for all. Our Project Manager arrived at the home and conducted a thorough inspection of the basement, including a detailed evaluation of the source of the water leaks. He recommended installing the WaterGuard Drainage System around the interior perimeter of the basement, which would intercept the water before it entered the basement, and then directing the water to the SuperSump Plus Sump Pump for removal. The homeowner agreed to the recommendation and our crew got to work. They first installed the WaterGuard Drainage System, which involved digging a narrow trench around the basement and placing the low-profile pipe in the trench above the foundation footing. They then covered the pipe with a special layer of concrete and sealed it to the wall to create a watertight barrier. Next, The SuperSump Plus Sump Pump was installed in the designated sump pit, which was also sealed to prevent any mold or mildew growth. The crew tested the system to ensure that it was functioning correctly, and then cleaned up the work area. The homeowner was more than satisfied with the results. Not only was the basement dry and protected against water damage, but their health issues had also improved dramatically. The mold and mildew were gone, and they could finally use the basement as a comfortable and healthy living space. The value of their home had also increased, as the waterproofing solution provided peace of mind knowing that their basement was protected against future water damage. In conclusion, the homeowner's problem was solved by the installation of the WaterGuard Drainage System and the SuperSump Plus Sump Pump, which worked together to provide reliable protection against water damage and mold growth in the basement. 
Humid Crawl Space Dehumidified in La Salle, MI
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Crawl Space Insulation and Support Post Installation in Riverview, MI
A homeowner contacted us because her floors were cold and she wanted her crawl space insulated. Our crew also found that support posts in the crawl space were sinking, which is a serious structural concern. This led to uneven floors in the home. We insulated and encapsulated the crawl space. Support posts were also installed to fix the structural issue.  The homeowner, Lorraine P., praised our crew members for making sure she knew everything they were doing and ensuring all of her questions were answered as they completed the project. 
Leaking Cracks Repaired in Riverview, MI
This homeowner contacted HomeSpec because he discovered several leaking cracks in his poured foundation wall. After getting worse over time, he finally decided to get them repaired.  Our crack technician estimated the job and repaired the cracks in the same day. To repair them, we injected them with our innovative polyurethane sealant - this waterproofs the cracks, but is also flexible enough to move with the wall so it won't crack again. 
Homeowner Has Damp, Musty Basement Solved with WaterGuard and SuperSump in Riverview, MI
This homeowner in Riverview, MI had lived in their home for over 30 years, and it had always been a comfortable home for them. However, things started to take a turn when they noticed a damp, musty smell in the basement. Upon further investigation, this homeowner discovered water leaking from the basement walls, which was causing damage to the belongings they had stored downstairs. After doing some research into the best basement waterproofing companies nearby, they came across HomeSpec BasementFix and reached out to schedule an inspection.   Once an appointment had been set, we sent one of our Project Managers, Mark, to assess the situation. Upon further inspection he found that the water was seeping through the foundation wall and pooling on the basement floor, which was causing mold to grow and the belongings to get damaged. Mark recommended installing a WaterGuard drainage system and a SuperSump Plus to solve the basement leaking problem.   When our crew arrived, they started by excavating a small trench around the perimeter of the basement floor, which allowed them to install the WaterGuard drainage system. This system is designed to capture any water that seeps through the foundation wall or floor and direct it to the SuperSump Plus. Next, they installed the SuperSump Plus, which is a high-powered sump pump capable of efficiently removing water from the basement and discharging it away from the foundation. Once both systems were installed, the crew made sure to test the system thoroughly to ensure that it was functioning correctly.   After completing the installation, they made sure to clean up the area, leaving no mess behind. This homeowner was very satisfied with the work done, and they were impressed with how quickly and efficiently our crew solved the problem. They no longer had to worry about water damage to their belongings, and the basement was once again a safe and healthy living space.  
Concrete Leveled and Repaired in Ecorse, MI
These Ecorse homeowners contacted HomeSpec to repair the cracked, uneven, and unsightly concrete around their home - including the driveway and the walkway.  HomeSpec used the PolyLevel system to eliminate tripping hazards by raising the sinking concrete slabs. The concrete specialists then injected the cracks with our NexusPro sealant.  The concrete around the home now looks new and fresh, and the homeowners were ecstatic about how cost-effective and easy the repairs were. 
Crawl Space Foundation Repair Solved with SmartJack Support System in Ecorse, MI
  Two homeowners recently purchased a home in Ecorse, MI and had big plans to do renovations; their plans were stalled to a halt when they began to feel how uncomfortable the sagging floors were. Wanting to address the problem and prevent further problems from compounding, they began to search for foundation repair nearby. This led them to contact HomeSpec BasementFix for this foundation repair job.Ben, an Experienced Project Manager, was called out to Ecorse to provide a free inspection and discuss the problems with the homeowners in more detail. After inspecting the foundation, Ben explained that there seemed to be an issue with the crawl space support posts which could be caused by them sinking into the soil below or even mold or pest damage. Traditional wooden support posts are prone to woodrot, which over time, causes them to lose their ability to support the weight of the floors. After informing the homeowner of their current situation, Ben recommended a SmartJack Support System to raise the floors back so they could begin the renovations to their new home.The first thing that needed to be done in this crawl space foundation repair was to clear out the debris from the crawl space and create a safe working environment for our crew. After the crawl space had been cleared, the next step was to replace the old wooden supports with the SmartJack Support System. This is done by digging out a base of engineered fill for the crawl space support jacks to prevent them from sinking into the soil. Once the base is filled, the SmartJack is installed and adjusted to the correct height in order to raise the floors back to level. The galvanized steel beams resist corrosion, mold, and pest damage while also being able to adjust year-round to meet the homeowners needs over time. This solution was ideal for these homeowners because the SmartJack Support System is a permanent solution for their crawl space support needs.With the new homeowners excited to have the floors level again, they were more than happy to recommend HomeSpec BasementFix to neighbors in need of crawl space repair and begin renovations to the home. 
Failing Support System in Crawl Space Solved with SmartJack Support System in Ecorse, MI
A homeowner recently converted their home and had decided to make additions in order to raise the property value and improve their living space. While working on these additions, they became increasingly concerned that the amount of work done to the home was causing the supports to fail. After doing some research into foundation support systems, this homeowner began to search for the best foundation repair companies near Ecorse, MI. This led them to contact HomeSpec BasementFix as the best fit for their needs.AJ, a Project Manager, who also has related experience in crawl space foundation repair, was sent to Ecorse to discuss the homeowners concerns in more detail while also providing an inspection, free of charge. While explaining the renovations, it was brought to the Project Managers attention that the support posts were cracked and in need of repair, as well as the foundation showing signs of cracking due to the failing cinder block supports. Traditional support posts are prone to failure over time, especially with the addition of newer concrete adding extra weight to the support system. This is because traditional supports are sometimes incorrectly spaced along the beams, thereby making them unable to distribute the weight evenly and causing the cinder blocks to crack. They are also subject to pest damage and humid conditions can speed up the process of them failing. This is what led AJ to propose a permanent solution that involved installing the SmartJack Support System in order to bring the structural integrity back to its original condition. The SmartJack Support System was ideal for this crawl space repair service because of its ability to support loads over 60,000 lbs. ensured the extra weight from this homeowner's additions would not cause stress on the crawl space support jacks. SmartJack is installed on a base of engineered fill in order to prevent the support jacks from sinking into the ground or shifting unnecessarily, which could potentially cause future problems for the homeowner. Due to its permanent nature, SmartJack is adjustable year-round to meet the needs of the home over time and help the homeowner retain their peace of mind when it comes to making renovations.With the crawl space foundation repair successfully completed, and this homeowners fears of a failing support system put to rest, they were impressed with the work done by our team and were happy to recommend HomeSpec BasementFix to friends and family in need of foundation repair services.
Homeowner in Ecorse, MI has Basement Renovation Plans saved By Installing WaterGuard Drainage System and UltraSump Sump Pump
A homeowner in Ecorse, MI had  been dreaming of transforming their unfinished basement into a cozy space for their family to enjoy. However, their plans were put on hold when they discovered puddles of water leaking into the basement, which had caused them concerns about the safety and health hazards that could come with it if left untreated. They knew they needed to address this issue before they could move forward with their renovation plans, and this is what led them to reach out to us so we could help solve their waterproofing needs.  Our Project Manager was sent to their home to assess the property and determine the root cause of the water leakage. After inspecting the basement, the Project Manager found that there were several cracks along the wall that converged where the floor meets the wall, causing water to seep through the foundation and into the basement. The Project Manager knew that this was a serious issue that required immediate attention, that's why they recommended the homeowner install the WaterGuard Drainage System and the UltraSump Sump Pump to dispel the water and allow them to resume their renovations as soon as possible. The WaterGuard Drainage System is a patented interior basement waterproofing system that is designed to collect water that seeps through basement walls and drain it into the sump pump system. The UltraSump is a sump pump system that is designed to work well with the WaterGuard and carry water away from the foundation and prevent further damage to the basement. The first step for our crew was to remove the concrete along the perimeter of the basement to create a trench. The WaterGuard System is specifically made to sit on top of the foundation footing and collect water that seeps through the walls. The System has a built-in wall flange that extends up the basement wall, capturing any water that leaks out. Once the WaterGuard System is installed, the next step for our crew is to install the UltraSump. The UltraSump is a powerful sump pump system that is capable of pumping up to 2,200 gallons of water per hour, ensuring that the basement stays dry even during heavy rainfall. Once both systems were installed and hooked up to each other, our crew replaced the concrete along the perimeter of the basement, ensuring that the installation was seamless and did not disrupt the homeowner's plans for their basement renovation. In the end, the homeowner was relieved to know that their basement was now protected from water damage. With the WaterGuard Drainage System and UltraSump in place, the homeowner was now able to move forward with their basement renovation plans, knowing that their space was protected and safe from any hazards that could arise from water damage.
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