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Sidney Hutcherson

HomeSpec BasementFix

Title: Project Manager

Hometown: Westland, MI

Sidney Hutcherson from HomeSpec BasementFix

Even before joining the HomeSpec team one year ago, Sidney had always been a tradesman - with roofing, framing, and insulation being his main areas of expertise. 

Sidney is now certified in all things basements, crawl spaces, and structural support. His daily tasks revolve around designing custom solutions for a wide variety of problems that Michigan homeowners face with their foundations. And that is his favorite part about his job - getting to help different people every day. 
 
In his spare time, Sidney raises his two kids with his wife, Jill. They enjoy camping and barbecuing the most!
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  • By Jarrod K.
    Grosse Pointe Park, MI

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    Grosse Pointe Park, MI

  • By Chelsea D.
    Wyandotte, MI

    "Good reviews on home advisor and affordable price/financing"

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    By Chelsea D.
    Wyandotte, MI

    Good reviews on home advisor and affordable price/financing

  • By DeAndre L.
    Detroit, MI

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    By DeAndre L.
    Detroit, MI

  • By ROBERT J.
    New Baltimore, MI

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    New Baltimore, MI

  • By Marius N.
    Dearborn, MI

    "Ben and Sidney were very knowledgeable and professional in providing the best solution and cost estimates for our basement issue..."

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    By Marius N.
    Dearborn, MI

    Ben and Sidney were very knowledgeable and professional in providing the best solution and cost estimates for our basement issue. based on the proposed repair method robustness and not pushing the more expensive one, and also they applied all applicable discounts. We are very pleased with the company and we'll refer it to our family and acquaintances.

  • By Leslie H.
    Wayne, MI

    "Honesty in sales, honesty in contract, ease of getting job done (meaning company pulled permits, got structural engineer, etc,..."

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    By Leslie H.
    Wayne, MI

    Honesty in sales, honesty in contract, ease of getting job done (meaning company pulled permits, got structural engineer, etc, and didn't make me have to figure anything out)

  • By Mervyn C.
    Redford, MI

    "Answered all our questions and concerns satisfactorily. Amazing customer service. A pleasure doing business with your..."

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    By Mervyn C.
    Redford, MI

    Answered all our questions and concerns satisfactorily. Amazing customer service. A pleasure doing business with your organization.

  • By Michelle
    Southfield, MI

    "The salesman didn’t do a hard sell, but really took his time checking things out and explaining everything to us!"

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    By Michelle
    Southfield, MI

    The salesman didn’t do a hard sell, but really took his time checking things out and explaining everything to us!

  • By Robert M.
    Livonia, MI

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    By Robert M.
    Livonia, MI

  • By Patrick J.
    Canton, MI

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    Canton, MI

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Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Muddy, Stinky Crawl Space Waterproofed in Lexington, MI
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    Muddy, Stinky Crawl Space Waterproofed in Lexington, MI
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    Muddy, Stinky Crawl Space Waterproofed in Lexington, MI

    Most people don't know much about what goes on in their crawl space. It's a small, dark place that no one wants to venture into. But when awful smells start wafting up from the crawl space and into your home, it's quite alarming. These homeowners in Lexington, Michigan experienced just that.

    Because they live near water, their crawl space was very wet and muddy. They had a makeshift "vapor barrier" in place which was actually just some tarps on the ground/walls that were only making the problem worse. With the water and humidity, mold began to grow. This created a foul stench that could be smelled throughout the entire home. Mold comes with many other health concerns, so the homeowners wanted the problem properly taken care of - so they called HomeSpec. 

    Most importantly, the mold needed to be removed so we used our Mold-X2 to clean the contaminated surfaces. The crawl space had obvious water issues, but encapsulation alone would not be enough. The crawl space needed a waterproofing system as well - a perimeter drainage system connected to a powerful sump pump. This would control the ground water and funnel it away from the home, preventing a flood.

    Then the walls and muddy ground needed to be sealed with a CleanSpace encapsulation system. The vapor barrier blocks water vapor from entering the crawl space and paired with a dehumidifier that controls the humidity in the air, also prevents mold growth and musty smells from occurring. This system includes vent covers to prevent cold air from entering in the winter (and drifting up into the home) and to prevent hot, humid air from entering in the summer (and bringing in moisture). 

  • Rotting Tree Stump Holding up Foundation Is Replaced in Sandusky, MI
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    Rotting Tree Stump Holding up Foundation Is Replaced in Sandusky, MI
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    Rotting Tree Stump Holding up Foundation Is Replaced in Sandusky, MI

    This old Sandusky home was built way back in 1890 with a fieldstone foundation - and it's new homeowners were very concerned over something they discovered in the basement!

    A rotting tree stump was found to be acting as a support post, barely holding up a beam above. This is dangerous because the support in the basement is what holds the entire home up. The structural integrity of the home depends on these posts and beams. The homeowners called HomeSpec to take care of the problem. 

    Our crew was able to install two new support posts with a new beam and repair some of the joists to solve the issue. Now the homeowners can enjoy their new home without worrying about the structural integrity!