Travis was long-experienced in waterproofing before he joined the HomeSpec family two years ago. He is now certified in all things basement waterproofing, crawl spaces, and foundation repair.
Travis says he loves everything about his job - from his fellow crew members to the work being done. His daily duties include loading up the truck and driving to the home, then greeting the homeowners and going over the job that'll be done. Then he preps the job site and gets to work! He does this all while maintaining a positive work environment and "being awesome!"
In his free time, you can find Travis spending time with his wife and kids. They enjoy traveling, going on nature walks and cooking great food!
The foundation of this home in Ann Arbor, Michigan was in pretty bad shape – the crawl space walls were cracked, bowing and moving – allowing moisture into the crawl space. The foundation was also settling and sinking into the soil causing many of these issues.
Foundation & pier expert Ryan Loop took on this challenge with his experienced crew. They pushed the foundation walls back into place and braced them with straps. Then they installed Helical Piers below the foundation to stop the sinking and stabilize the foundation. These piers anchor deep into stronger soils to hold the foundation in place and stop it from moving. While the exterior walls were exposed, the crew waterproofed them.
This home is no longer "on the move" and these homeowners no longer need to worry!
Spring is by far the worst time for basements and below-grade spaces. First the snow melts at the end of winter and the soil around foundations becomes waterlogged, and then it rains for several months straight. This means major seepage in our basements, or worse - flooding. This homeowner in Morenci, Michigan reached out to HomeSpec for this very reason.
The homeowner would find puddles in her basement all throughout the year, but it was worst in the spring. The water was seeping in at the joint where the floor and the wall meet, which is very common since there is a gap there. One year, her basement even flooded. As she got older, this became more stressful to deal with and she needed a permanent solution. That's where HomeSpec comes in.
Our team installed an interior drainage system to waterproof the basement. This system collects the water before it can leak in, and deposits it into the sump pump. The sump pump can then direct the water up and away from the home to prevent water intrusion.
The homeowner was happy to report that even after a rainy spring, she found no leaks in her basement!