Jon worked as a carpenters assistant and a maintenance manager for many years before joining the HomeSpec team 6 years ago! He is trained and certified in all things basements, crawl spaces, and foundations.
His daily work consists of doing structural and plumbing repairs, carpentry work and repairing concrete! His favorite part about his job is being able to solve customers' problems, making quality repairs to their homes and working with his awesome crew to accomplish these things!
In his free time, you can find Jon spending time with his family and being an active member of his church!
Egress windows come with a ton of benefits - from all the natural light they allow into basements, to the emergency exit they provide to keep your family safe. But without a proper window well and drainage, they are very susceptible to leaking. That's why this Marysville homeowner contacted HomeSpec.
JoAnn's window well was leaking for two main reasons: 1) water was pooling in the well because of inadequate drainage and 2) absence of a window well cover to keep out water.
To solve this problem, HomeSpec replaced the old wooden well with our Rockwell window well with proper drainage. We also installed a cover to keep out water and debris!
Jonathon S. in Port Huron contacted HomeSpec to install a new access well for his crawl space.
There was only a makeshift wooden door on his old entrance, which allowed in pests, moisture, and debris. To fix this issue, foreman Jon Lont and his crew installed The Turtl™ entry system. This is immune to mold and pest damage, and locks securely to keep out unwanted pests and debris. The homeowner was very happy with the difference it made, too!
Shockingly, most of the air you breath in your home actually comes up from your crawl space - so if the crawl space is cold, musty and moldy - so is your home.
This Port Huron homeowner, Veteran and first responder contacted HomeSpec because his crawl space insulation and vapor barrier were old and torn up, causing moisture and cold air to enter and wreak havoc. Project Manager Ben Gabowitz found a solution to solve this issue - crawl space encapsulation.
Foreman Jon Davis and his crew sealed the exposed dirt floor and block walls with a CleanSpace® Vapor Barrier. This blocks moisture and humidity from entering. Then they used the SilverGlo Rigid Foam Insulation to create an airtight seal - preventing cold air from entering and flowing into the rest of the home. Lastly, they sealed the broken vents with CleanSpace® vent covers.
This homeowner contacted HomeSpec to get his concrete driveway repaired after putting it off for many years. Several slabs were sunken and cracked, causing a tripping hazard. He needed a permanent solution.
Our team used PolyLevel to solve this problem. We injected an expanding 2-part polymer rigid foam under the concrete slabs to raise and level them by filling in gaps caused by soil shrinkage and washout. Then we sealed all of the cracks and joints with our NexusPro sealant. Then the concrete was sealed with our SealantPro to protect and preserve it. This prevents discoloration, flaking, and cracking over time. The homeowner was so happy with how his driveway transformed!
These homeowners in Berkley, Michigan wanted to add a second story onto their home, but had to halt renovations after noticing issues with their foundation. Their floors were sagging and thought one corner might be sinking.
When inspecting the crawl space, project manager David Kingsley found many rotting posts in bad shape, causing the settlement. If they were to add a second story, the foundation would need the ability to withstand the weight.
That's why Jon Lont and his crew installed SmartJack Crawl Space Support Posts. These lift, level, and stabilize the crawl space. With a sturdy concrete base, there's no need to worry about further sinking. The strong galvanized steel is long-lasting and resistant to water, pests, or mold.
These homeowners contacted HomeSpec to have their concrete garage floor repaired - it was sinking so bad that there were large gaps between the floor and the wall. It was quite unsightly!
Our crew used PolyLevel to permanently raise the slabs back into place. We also sealed all of the joints with our NexusPro joint sealant - leaving the garage floor looking brand new. The sealant protects the concrete from soil compaction and washout to prevent more sinking! See more photos here.
Jordan M. in Saline, Michigan contacted HomeSpec because water was leaking from his old egress windows and into his basement after heavy rains. This posed a big problem for Jordan because his basement was fully finished with carpet and all – and the basement served as a living and work space. Jordan needed his leaky windows replaced and the wet carpet ripped out ASAP.
HomeSpec was able to replace not only the egress windows, but the old wooden window wells too. We installed a cover over the window well to keep out water and debris as well as proper drainage to prevent water from pooling up and then leaking into the basement.
Next, we installed our ThermalDry® Elite Plank Flooring. This is a faux-wood flooring which means if it gets wet, it does NOT have to be torn up and replaced. It's waterproof and mold-resistant, but makes any basement look stylish with the variety of color options.
Jordan was thrilled to not only have a dry basement, but also beautiful new flooring!
This homeowner contacted HomeSpec because she wanted an egress window installed in her basement.
There are safety reasons for egress windows - to provide a safe escape from the home in case of emergency, and for a way for firefighters to enter. But they also let in lots of natural light to a place that's normally very dark.
Our team installed the egress window for the homeowner, as well as a window well with proper drainage to prevent the window from leaking. A clear cover was installed over the well to still let it light, but make sure water and debris don't get in.
Now the basement has a brand new egress window, and the homeowner was very happy with the final results!
These Ann Arbor, Michigan homeowners purchased a home with many crawl space and foundation issues, so they called HomeSpec to take care of everything! A general inspection found that there was mold in the crawl space due to moisture, and the joists/band board were rotting badly as a result.
On top of that, one corner of the home was sinking, also know as settling, into the soil and pulling apart from the rest of the home – resulting in severe cracking in the crawl space and outside the home.
HomeSpec combatted the sinking issue by installing Helical Piers. These anchor deep into stronger soils and literally hold the home up, preventing the structure from sinking any further and even lifting it back to its original position.
The rotting, moldy joists in the crawl space were replaced and sistered to make sure the floors above won't sag and the support won't give way. The cracks in the crawl space block walls were also sealed to prevent moisture from seeping in. The support in the crawl space is crucial to the home, which is why it's important to keep crawl spaces dry or else moisture will wreak havoc!!
A sump pump was installed in a home that had a water issue when it rained. The problem had persisted for years, so we installed an interior drainage system.
Robert L. in Commerce Township, Michigan contacted HomeSpec because he was suffering from sagging floors above his crawl space and knew it meant he had a structural problem below. There were also cracks in the upper level as well as the floor separating from the floor boards, which are all signs of settlement issues.
Foreman Jon Lont was able to resolve these issues by installing a new supplemental beam with 5 SmartJack Support Posts. These galvanized steel posts stabilize the crawl space by holding the weight of the structure and lifting the floors above back to their original height – effectively eliminating the sagging floors.
The porch on this Hartland home was sinking and pulling away from the foundation - and it was quite unsightly. So the homeowners contacted the professionals here at HomeSpec.
Thankfully, our PolyLevel system quickly and permanently solves problems like this. The PolyLevel foam just had to be injected underneath the concrete, then it expanded and filled in the gaps caused by soil erosion and shrinkage. As it expanded, the porch was raised up back into its original position.
This Goodrich homeowner was working on the curb appeal of his home before putting it on the market. He knew how important curb appeal is when it comes to selling a home - it attracts the attention of home buyers and adds value. But the walkway slabs leading to the porch were lopsided with messy weeds growing in-between the cracks. The concrete need some TLC!
HomeSpec came to the rescue with our innovative PolyLevel system. The slabs were leveled, sealed, and ready to go the same day. The joints were also sealed to prevent weeds from growing again. The homeowner was happy he hired the right contractors to complete his concrete job!
This homeowner contacted HomeSpec because the walkway leading to their house was very uneven - causing tripping hazards. The porch was also cracked and sinking and needed to be repaired.
Our team solved this issue permanently with our PolyLevel system. Through a dime-sized hole, we injected a polyurethane foam underneath the concrete. As it expanded, the slabs were lifted up back into place. The joints and cracks were then sealed with our strong silicone-based sealant. And the walkway was even once more!
Buying a home is a stressful enough process in itself, but when you buy a home with structural issues - that's a whole different level of stress. These homeowners bought an old home in Clifford, Michigan, but there was a big problem - a foundation problem.
The floors above the basement were sagging, which was caused by insufficient support below. There were wooden support posts and beams that were deteriorating and failing to support the weight of the home. They needed to be replaced, and more needed to be added to ensure they won't sag again over time. The experts at HomeSpec assured these homeowners that we could fix their problem permanently.
Our crew installed over a dozen new steel beams and support posts. The floors were raised back to their original position and the posts will prevent the floors from sagging in the future. This support is crucial to the structural integrity of the home - and now these homeowners don't have to worry, but instead can enjoy their new home!
For many people, the concrete around their home is just an absolute eyesore. Cracked and sunken concrete negatively affects the curb appeal of the home, and even creates tripping hazards. Most people don't consider fixing it a priority because they think the task will be too much of a headache. That's what this Genesee homeowner thought about his driveway project. There were many cracked slabs, and there was a large gap between the house and the driveway.
But when a friend told him about HomeSpec's PolyLevel system, the homeowner finally decided to get his concrete repaired. After an inspector came out to see the damage and provide a proposal, our concrete specialists got to work.
With the PolyLevel system, a small penny-sized hole is drilled into the concrete. Then the expanding 2-part polymer rigid foam is injected underneath. As it expands, it fills in the voids between the soil and the slab. This raises the slab up and levels it with the rest of the concrete. And BOOM - it's finished! This is an environmentally safe, quick, non-invasive, cost-effective way to repair concrete.
Several slabs were cracked, so we filled them in with our NexusPro sealant. The homeowner was very pleased with the quick and easy process, and with how much better his driveway looks now!