Kelly E. in Petersburg, Michigan contacted HomeSpec because the floors above her crawl space were not level – meaning the support below needed repair – and she was also interested in learning about crawl space encapsulation.
Project manager David Kingsley inspected the crawl space and indeed found that the support was lacking, causing the floors above to sag as well. He also informed Kelly about our encapsulation process, and since the crawl space was very moist and muddy, Kelly wanted to go ahead with it!
Foreman Jon Davis and his crew first installed our Crawl Space Support Jacks to stabilize the crawl space, and also lift the floors back to their original position. These will not sink into the ground and cannot be damaged by pests, which is why homeowners love them!
Then Jon encapsulated the crawl space by sealing off the floors and wall with our CleanSpace Vapor Barrier. All gaps and joists were also sealed with our SilverGlo Rigid Foam Insulation to stop air leaks. This ensure that no water, moisture, air or pests can penetrate the crawl space. The job was finished off by installed our CleanSpace Vent Covers and an EverLast Crawl Space Door.
This entire process stops cold air from entering the home in the winter, and humid air from entering in the summer. This means no cold floors during wintertime and no musty smells or mildew in the summertime. Overall, this saves homeowners money on energy costs, which they definitely enjoy.
Kelly in Petersburg now has a healthy crawl space and a warranty to boot!
"I'm so tired of cleaning up a wet basement. Help."
That's what Scott F. in Royal Oak, Michigan said when he contacted HomeSpec. Water had been seeping into his basement whenever it rained and he needed a long-term repair – so that's what we gave him.
Foreman Blake Dushefski and his crew installed a WaterGuard Drainage System, also referred to as a French Drain. This was connected to a TripleSafe Sump Pump which can pump out 2,000+ gallons of water per hour. This system installs below the floor around the perimeter of the basement to gather any water coming into the basement, then deposits it into the sump pump to be directed away from the home. This is the most efficient way to waterproof a basement from the interior.
Scott was so excited to have a dry basement for the first time ever – and the system even held up against the record rainfall and flooding that occurred recently, which made him very happy.
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.
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.