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.
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!
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!
Our crew encapsulated a crawl space in Taylor.
Beams were installed to stabilize basement walls that were cracked.
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!
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!
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.
Beams were used to stabilize basement walls that were cracked.
A stabilization system was installed on the walls of the basement. Our crew also installed an interior drainage system.
Jacks were installed to reinforce the foundation in the crawl space.
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!
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.