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Chris Baltovich

HomeSpec BasementFix

Title: Project Manager

Hometown: New Boston, Michigan

Chris Baltovich from HomeSpec BasementFix

Chris has over 10 years of experience in the waterproofing and structural business. He has worked on a crew, been a foreman, and now is one of our project managers. He has worked in emergency restoration as well, most recently in Roscommon. He prides himself on knowing the right way to do things, and following up to make sure this occurs 100% of the time.

Chris is professionally certified in basement, concrete and foundation repair. Additionally, he is certified in the installation process and finishing of all projects. He keeps up on the latest technologies and advances to make sure only the best is chosen for his customers.

Chris spends his spare time with his 10 children, tending to their "beginners" farm with chickens, pigs and goats. He and his wife also enjoy refinishing old furniture.

Customer Reviews
About Me
  • By Tracey Q.
    Eastpointe, MI

    "Crew was AWESOME!"

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    By Tracey Q.
    Eastpointe, MI

    Crew was AWESOME!

  • By Art P.
    Lincoln Park, MI

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    By Art P.
    Lincoln Park, MI

  • By Matthew J.
    St. Clair, MI

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    By Matthew J.
    St. Clair, MI

  • By Martin Z.
    Allen Park, MI

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    By Martin Z.
    Allen Park, MI

  • By Amy C.
    New Baltimore, MI

    "I can’t say enough good things about the crew! They were awesome!"

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    By Amy C.
    New Baltimore, MI

    I can’t say enough good things about the crew! They were awesome!

  • By Joan M.
    Clinton Twp, MI

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    By Joan M.
    Clinton Twp, MI

  • By Razvan
    Warren, MI

    "Very professional"

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    By Razvan
    Warren, MI

    Very professional

  • By MARTIN G.
    New Boston, MI

    "HomeSpec Basement Fix does outstanding work. Jerry and his crew were very professional and knowledgeable. All of our questions..."

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    By MARTIN G.
    New Boston, MI

    HomeSpec Basement Fix does outstanding work. Jerry and his crew were very professional and knowledgeable. All of our questions and concerns were answered and addressed. We now have a dry, leak free basement again. We are so happy!

  • By James C.
    Royal Oak, MI

    "Lastly I wanted to mention in August I had an emergency service for repair of a prior installed sump pump. Blake was dispatched..."

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    By James C.
    Royal Oak, MI

    Lastly I wanted to mention in August I had an emergency service for repair of a prior installed sump pump. Blake was dispatched to assess and repair. Blake was so very professional and informative with his great work and quick response. He needs to be recognized for very good service. Devin oversaw my concrete leveling work, was professional and seem to really enjoy the coordination of the project and precision executed to resolve my homes issues. I have chosen your firm because of the excellent customer service, project follow through and most of all everyone being very respectful with the customer. Most importantly the firm kept its word.

  • By Linda And Vince M.
    Wayne, MI

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    By Linda And Vince M.
    Wayne, MI

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "I was a professional buyer for many years and would highly recommend Homespec to contract with." Read Full Testimonial

    Wayne H. of Wayne, MI

    Customer Testimonial

              The office staff was good to work with. The estimator was timely and accurate with estimate and work. John Davis, project lead, was professional and led large team in high quality professional crawl space encapsulation, arriving on time and completing in one day by 4:30 p.m. I was a professional buyer for many years and would highly recommend Homespec to contract with. Nice job team.
    Wayne H.
    Wayne, MI

Case Studies I've worked on:

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Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Rotting Crawl Space Support Posts Cause Sagging Floors in Marine City, MI
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    Rotting Crawl Space Support Posts Cause Sagging Floors in Marine City, MI
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    Rotting Crawl Space Support Posts Cause Sagging Floors in Marine City, MI

    These homeowners in Marine City, MI contacted HomeSpec because their floors were sagging. Their mobile home sat on a crawl space and we suspected faulty support posts were leading to the saggy floors since we see it often. 

    Sure enough, during the inspection, rusting and rotting posts were discovered. It's crucial to have sturdy support in the crawl space to prevent issues like this from occurring and worsening. So to solve this problem, our crew replaced the posts with our SmartJack Support Posts to raise and level the floors above. 

    The homeowner also wanted the crawl space encapsulated, so we sealed the walls and floor with the CleanSpace Vapor Barrier to keep it as healthy as possible. 

    Now their floors are no longer sagging and their crawl space is dry and clean!

  • New Baltimore, MI Crawl Space Insulated and Moisture Controlled
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    New Baltimore, MI Crawl Space Insulated and Moisture Controlled
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    New Baltimore, MI Crawl Space Insulated and Moisture Controlled

    Amy C. in New Baltimore, Michigan contacted HomeSpec because she knew she had problems in her crawl space. The floors above would sag which indicated that she needed better support. The old insulation and vapor barrier were failing to do their jobs, so they needed to be upgraded as well to keep out moisture and cold air. 

    Project manager Chris Baltovich conducted an inspection of the crawl space and developed a plan for repair. Soon after Amy approved, foreman Jon Davis and his crew got to work. They encapsulated the crawl space with the CleanSpace System to seal off from moisture, air leaks, and water intrusion. Brand new vent covers were also installed. A SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier was installed to manage the humidity and maintain it at a healthy 55%. 

    To solve the support issues, our SmartJack Support Posts were installed to level and stabilize the foundation. To prevent further settlement, these are installed on a sturdy base for a permanent solution. 

    Amy was so pleased with the crew and so happy with her dry, clean and healthy crawl space!

  • Taylor, MI Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Taylor, MI Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Taylor, MI Crawl Space Encapsulation

    Our crew encapsulated a crawl space in Taylor.

  • Basement Wall Stabilization in Macomb, MI
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    Basement Wall Stabilization in Macomb, MI
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    Basement Wall Stabilization in Macomb, MI

    Beams were installed to stabilize basement walls that were cracked. 

  • Wet Basement Waterproofed in Madison Heights, MI
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    Wet Basement Waterproofed in Madison Heights, MI
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    Wet Basement Waterproofed in Madison Heights, MI

    This homeowner contacted us because her poured concrete walls were cracked and leaking water into her basement.

    Our crew solved her problem by first repairing the cracks with our polyurethane sealant. Then we covered the walls with our CleanSpace vapor barrier to protect against moisture. Finally, we installed an interior drainage system around the perimeter to collect the water and drain it away from the foundation. 

    The homeowner was later able to finish her basement, and easily install carpet and drywall over the system!

  • Water Discharge Line Buried & Extended in Willis, MI
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    Water Discharge Line Buried & Extended in Willis, MI
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    Water Discharge Line Buried & Extended in Willis, MI

    The best part about basement waterproofing systems – such as French Drains and Sump Pumps – is that they keep your basement or crawl space DRY. They do this by collecting water before it seeps into the basement, and then funneling the water away from your home. But where does the water go?

    The water needs to be pumped away from the home through the discharge line. It's best for it to be buried to hide the unsightly pipe and prevent tripping hazards. The further the discharge is from the home, the better – so the water coming out won't have a chance to leak back into the basement. 

    That's what HomeSpec did for this homeowner in Willis, Michigan. The discharge line was extended and buried, and when it was finished, you could barely tell the grass was removed! 

  • Collapsing Foundation Stabilized in Southfield, MI
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    Collapsing Foundation Stabilized in Southfield, MI
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    Collapsing Foundation Stabilized in Southfield, MI

    This homeowner contacted HomeSpec after she bought a home with severe foundation issues, including a wall that was cracked from top to bottom and bowing - and ultimately at risk of collapsing. 

    Our team of experts straightened the wall and pushed it back into place. It was waterproofed from the outside, and the cracks were repaired with our polyurethane sealant then reinforced by power grids on the inside. The walls were permanently stabilized by a carbon fiber system and a power brace system to prevent movement in the future. 

    This homeowner is now so happy and ready to enjoy her new home knowing her basement is stable and dry. 

  • Foundation Repair in Birmingham, MI
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    Foundation Repair in Birmingham, MI
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    Foundation Repair in Birmingham, MI

    Beams were used to stabilize basement walls that were cracked. 

  • Basement Wall Stabilization in Franklin, MI
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    Basement Wall Stabilization in Franklin, MI
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    Basement Wall Stabilization in Franklin, MI

    A stabilization system was installed on the walls of the basement. Our crew also installed an interior drainage system. 

  • Crawl Space Foundation Repair in Milan, MI
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    Crawl Space Foundation Repair in Milan, MI
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    Crawl Space Foundation Repair in Milan, MI

    Jacks were installed to reinforce the foundation in the crawl space. 

  • Foundation Sinking & Crawl Space Walls Bowing/Cracked in Ann Arbor, MI
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    Foundation Sinking & Crawl Space Walls Bowing/Cracked in Ann Arbor, MI
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    Foundation Sinking & Crawl Space Walls Bowing/Cracked in Ann Arbor, MI

    The foundation of this home in Ann Arbor, Michigan was in pretty bad shape – the crawl space walls were cracked, bowing and moving – allowing moisture into the crawl space. The foundation was also settling and sinking into the soil causing many of these issues. 

    Foundation & pier expert Ryan Loop took on this challenge with his experienced crew. They pushed the foundation walls back into place and braced them with straps. Then they installed Helical Piers below the foundation to stop the sinking and stabilize the foundation. These piers anchor deep into stronger soils to hold the foundation in place and stop it from moving. While the exterior walls were exposed, the crew waterproofed them. 

    This home is no longer "on the move" and these homeowners no longer need to worry!

  • Wall Stabilization in Pinckney, MI
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    Wall Stabilization in Pinckney, MI
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    Wall Stabilization in Pinckney, MI

    We were contacted about repairing basement walls that were cracked and bowing. 

    Our team installed I-beams to stabilize the walls and prevent further movement.