Marshall worked as a service plumber in Metro Detroit for 20 years and specialized in trouble shooting plumbing issues before joining the HomeSpec team 2 years ago! He is certified in Nexstar service training and backflow prevention.
Marshall's daily job responsibilities include moving water heaters and other plumbing fixtures, as well as repairing and replacing these fixtures. His favorite part about his job aside from his great co-workers, is working for a company that makes the customers a priority. He loves being able to offer honest service to the homeowners he helps everyday.
When he's not working, you can find Marshall mountain biking, playing disc golf, hiking, or spending time with his wife and daughters!
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!
Your sump pump should always be pumping water away from your foundation. Especially if you live in an area with a high water table or a high level of water around your foundation, you need a reliable sump pump to keep your basement from flooding. This Melvindale homeowner did not have that - sometimes her sump pump wouldn't work at all. This made her constantly worry, until she finally contacted HomeSpec.
Our crew installed a brand new TripleSafe sump pump. This provides triple the protection with 3 powerful pumps that expel 2,000 gallons of water every hour.
Now the homeowner doesn't have to worry about her basement flooding, knowing it's in good hands.
Nothing is more stressful than finding water in your partially finished basement. That's what happened to these homeowners in Southfield, Michigan. After a few days of heavy rain, they discovered moisture in their basement. After removing a few wall panels, they found leaking cracks and rod holes, AND water seeping from the floor/wall joint. This is when they called the experts at HomeSpec.
Project manager David Kingsley went out and inspected their issues. He informed the homeowners that an interior drainage system with a new, high-capacity sump pump would waterproof the basement for good. The homeowners wished to fully finish the basement, and never wanted to stress about water intrusion again – so they were excited about a waterproofing system!
Foreman Jerry Blevins and his crew got to work. They installed the WaterGuard Perimeter Drainage System connected to a TripleSafe Sump Pump. Together, these collect water before it leaks into the basement, and funnel it away from the home. A SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier was installed to filter the air and keep the relative humidity at a healthy 55%.
Now these homeowners can finish their basement and don't have to worry about water damage.
Ken H. in Farmington Hills, Michigan called HomeSpec needing a permanent repair for his wet basement woes. Water would seep in after rain, then Ken would grab the towels and the floor fans to dry up the puddles every time. Him and his wife just had a baby, so dealing with a leaking basement was the last thing they wanted to do. Ken was finally ready to retire the floor fans, so Project Manager Josh McKeith developed a custom repair plan.
Foreman Jon Davis and his crew got to work waterproofing the basement. They installed a WaterGuard Below Floor Drain around the perimeter of the basement (also known as a French Drain), and connected it to a TripleSafe Sump Pump. Crack Technician Domonique Price sealed and waterproofed the cracks in the foundation walls.
Ken and his wife can now enjoy their time as new parents without having to worry about pesky water seeping into their dry basement!
Many people neglect their crawl spaces, especially the crawl space door. But it's much more important than you think, especially if your crawl space is already encapsulated - it's supposed to prevent water, humidity, and even critters from infiltrating. The door should fit perfectly, and provide an airtight seal.
The door on this Palmyra crawl space was wooden and damaged by water. Bricks were placed in front just to hold the door shut. After encapsulating, HomeSpec installed our EverLast™ Crawl Space Door to waterproof the entrance. It's made of high-quality, inorganic material so it won't attract mold or rot over time.
Water had been leaking into their 100-year-old home for years, but after discovering some major foundation problems, these homeowners urgently called HomeSpec.
There was paneling over the basement walls so the extent of the damage was unknown. After removing them, we saw that it was worse than anyone previously thought. The foundation walls were cracked and crumbling on the inside (and the outside), and the water damage was apparent after years of water intrusion. The homeowners were ready to permanently repair their basement before it got any worse - and caused them any more stress.
HomeSpec had to rebuild 2 of the foundation walls due to the severity of the damage. They were then waterproofed from the inside and the outside. Inside, the walls were sealed with the CleanSpace Vapor Barrier to block moisture. Then an interior drainage system and sump pump were installed to collect water seepage and funnel it away from the home. To stabilize the walls, the PowerBrace Wall Repair System was installed.
The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the work, and were happy to finally put their basement troubles behind them!
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!