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.
Adrienne C. in Detroit, Michigan purchased this duplex only one year ago, and with all the rain this summer, realized that water was seeping in through the block walls and at the base of the floor. The walls were very discolored and clearly water damaged. She wanted a permanent solution, so HomeSpec stepped in to help.
The wall panels not only cover the unsightly basement walls, but they insulate the basement and help direct water into the drainage system. The drainage system (also know as French drain) installs around the perimeter of the basement below the floor to capture water before it leaks into the basement. This then deposits the water into the sump pump, where the 3 levels of pumps will funnel any amount of water away from the foundation.
This system will keep the basement dry while also helping it look great – plus Adrienne was very thankful for the permanent fix!
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!
Stephanie K. used her small 7' x 7' crawl space as a storage space, like many other people. It was already equipped with a sump pump, but the old brick walls would occasionally leak. Belongings were getting ruined and it was starting to smell musty, so she contacted HomeSpec to propose a plan for repairs.
Our specialists recommended encapsulating the crawl space to seal off the walls and floor from moisture and water vapor. Stephanie was excited about the plan and the crew got to work. They installed the CleanSpace Vapor Barrier to get the job done. This is antimicrobial and made of inorganic material to prevent mold growth while keeping the crawl space dry and clean.
Stephanie was very happy with the results and immediately noticed the disappearance of the musty smells. Now she has a healthy crawl space safe to store all of her belongings!
Our team encapsulated a crawl space that had water inside it.
This homeowner owns an old farmhouse with a fieldstone foundation in Maybee, Michigan. He noticed that the floors above the crawl space were sagging and bouncy, so he contacted HomeSpec.
When our specialist performed an inspection though, water and high-humidity were also discovered in the crawl space. To solve these issues, HomeSpec had to install a vapor barrier, dehumidifier and support posts.
The SmartJack Support Posts were installed to raise and level the floors, and prevent them from sagging in the future. The crawl space was encapsulated with a CleanSpace Vapor Barrier to seal off the walls and floor from moisture. The dehumidifier was essential for maintaining a healthy 55% relative humidity - preventing condensation and mold growth.
The homeowner was very happy with the results of his dry, healthy crawl space!
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 homeowner from Dundee, Michigan contacted HomeSpec because water was leaking into her basement after heavy rains and her sump pump was too old and outdated to remove the water.
To protect the basement and the belongings stored down there, HomeSpec waterproofed the home. Foreman Jon Davis and his crew installed a WaterGuard Drainage System (aka French Drain) around the perimeter of the basement. This was connected to a TripleSafe Sump Pump, which will promptly funnel water away from the home even during heavy rainstorms.
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, 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.
Scott A. from Waterford, Michigan called HomeSpec to repair his sinking garage. The garage's foundation was settling into the soil which was causing separation from the home and severe cracking. Scott also wanted some concrete repaired while we were there.
Project Manager Keith Brown knew we could combat this issue by installing Helical Piers below the foundation. Foreman Ryan Loop and his crew got to work installing the piers to stabilize the foundation and stop the sinking. They were also able to lift the foundation back to its original position. Crack Tech Ryan Bonacorsi was then able to permanently seal the cracks in the walls.
At the same time, Concrete Specialists Devin Parker and Alex Lofgren were working on repairing Scott's concrete. They used the PolyLevel method, a cost-effective and less-abrasive method for leveling concrete. This works by injecting polyurethane rigid foam below the concrete slabs. As the foam expands, the concrete is lifted into place. It was a quick and easy installation!
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.
This homeowner was dealing with a cracked and bowing foundation wall, so he called HomeSpec to see what his options for repair were. Bowing walls occur when there's some sort of pressure pushing the wall inwards - usually because of hydrostatic pressure or expansive soils.
To solve this issue, HomeSpec had to excavate the wall and push the wall back into place. Then it was waterproofed from the outside and drainage was installed. On the inside, the PowerBrace Wall Repair System was installed to stabilize the walls and prevent further movement. The cracks were also filled and reinforced with Carbon Fiber Power Grids.
Now the basement wall is secure and dry. The homeowner was SO happy with the results and spoke very highly of the crew that did his repairs!
Paul and Maryjo in Beverly Hills, Michigan contacted HomeSpec to repair their heavily damaged basement walls. The concrete block walls walls were cracked, broken and bowing – and even leaking water into the basement.
To address these issues, foreman Vernon Bryan and his crew needed to stabilize the walls. They excavated the walls, pushed them back into place, and then waterproofed the exterior of the foundation. On the interior, the PowerBrace Wall Repair System was installed to stabilize the walls and prevent further movement. The cracks were all filled and sealed as well.
Foundation issues are very serious and will only worsen over time if not properly repaired. These homeowners waited a long time before finally calling a professional to solve the issues, and they were glad they ultimately did!