Keith has over 20 years of experience in the building and remodeling of residential homes. Keith has done everything from overseeing, budgeting and actually building foundations from the ground up. He has participated in our crew work and knows how to do things the right way. His main goal is always making customers happy.
Keith is professionally certified in basement, concrete and foundation repair. Additionally, he is a military veteran who served his country as an Army medic. He also has a degree in medical laboratory science.
Keith enjoys listening to audiobooks, cycling and boating on Torch Lake. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his family and dog, Kona.
This homeowner was dealing with water pooling around his home and seeping into his basement, causing water damage, so he called HomeSpec to make it better.
Our team of experts decided that a interior French drain system with a sump pump would be the best solution. The drain will collect the water coming in and funnel it to the sump pump, which will then expel the water away from the home.
Our sump pump system is a powerful force with two pumps and a battery backup pump in case of power loss. The pumps can discharge thousands of gallons of water every hour, keeping the home safe and dry!
Our team encapsulated a crawl space that had water inside it.
The crawl space below this business in Richmond, Michigan was experiencing water issues, so the owners called HomeSpec. Water was leaking in at multiple walls and pooling on the floor. A musty smell could sometimes be caught in the store above.
To combat this issue, our crawl space experts decided a full waterproofing and encapsulation system would be best. In order to waterproof, a sump pump, dehumidifier, and perimeter drainage system was needed. Then the area was encapsulated with a vapor barrier. Now the store owners are so excited to have extra space for their business and not have to worry about their goods getting water damaged!
Our team installed a new egress window and vinyl window in Dundee.
This son contacted HomeSpec because his 94-year-old mother was experiencing water issues in the lowest level of her quad-level home.
Water was seeping into the home's lower level at the joint where the floor and the wall meet. To solve this problem, HomeSpec installed an interior drainage system. This system is installed around the perimeter to preventing water from getting into the home.
We also installed a grate drain outside of the lower-level door since it's below grade. This will prevent water from pooling at the door and leaking into the home!
Our team waterproofed, insulated, and encapsulated the crawl space and installed and interior drainage system.
Most people want to keep their crawl space out of sight and out of mind. Unfortunately, the crawl space affects the overall health of your home, so it should be given some love and attention.
The wooden support beams in your crawl space carry the entire weight of the home and hold it up. It's safe to say that these joists are crucial to your home's structural integrity. So if these become compromised by moisture, so does the stability of your home. That's exactly what happened to this New Hudson home.
Over time, the homeowners began noticing hints of a sagging crawl space - like a sagging kitchen floor and a gap between the wall and the floor. Little did they know, moisture was wreaking havoc in their crawl space - causing the joists to deteriorate. The vents and dirt ground were allowing in water and humidity, which led to mold and rot attacking the joists.
To fix this problem, HomeSpec installed SmartJack support posts and encapsulated the crawl space. The weight is transferred to the support posts and the floors are elevated back to their original position - eliminating the sagging, bouncy floors. The encapsulation process seals the crawl space and prevents moisture from entering - creating a dry, healthy space.