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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!
These homeowners contacted HomeSpec because they were suffering from a wet basement in their old Detroit home. They had made attempts to fix the drainage, but everything failed. Water was seeping through the block foundation walls after heavy rain, causing the paint on the walls to peel. The floors would also be damp. The basement was in bad shape and the homeowners didn't want to stress about any longer.
Our team solved this problem by completely waterproofing the basement with an interior drainage system, vapor barrier, dehumidifier, and two new sump pumps. The vapor barrier over the walls will prevent water vapor and moisture from entering the basement and instead direct it down to the drainage system. After the water drains into the drainage system, it'll be directed toward the sump pump and expelled away from the home, preventing water issues.
This commercial building in Detroit was suffering from an extremely wet basement, as you can see from the photos. The basement flooded after an old sump pump went out, so the owners called HomeSpec for help.
Project Manager Bobby Whitus came up with a repair plan that addresses all aspects of this problem. Foreman Jon Davis and his crew installed a WaterGuard Interior Drainage System connected to a TripleSafe Sump Pump. This system collects the water and deposits it into the sump pump, where there's 3 levels of pumps for triple the protection. This then pumps the water away from the foundation.
Our crew then installed a CleanSpace Vapor Barrier to seal the walls off from moisture, and instead directs it down into the drainage system.
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Water in your basement? Sinking slabs? Cracks in the foundation? HomeSpec BasementFix is here to help!
At HomeSpec BasementFix we have over 25 years of experience helping homeowners just like you and we specialize in basement waterproofing, crawl space repair, concrete leveling, & foundation repair. As part of the Basement Systems, CleanSpace, & Supportworks networks, we have access to exclusive and effective solutions to meet your needs. When you give us a call one of our highly trained inspectors will visit your home, listen to your concerns, and identify the problem. Afterward, they’ll discuss with you the best solution and, with your approval, our team will get to work implementing said solution as soon as possible.
Give us a call at 1-844-386-0455 or click below to contact us today and schedule your free estimate or learn more about our services in Detroit, MI!
This customer bought a fixer upper home that had obvious foundation issues, including horizontal and stair-step cracks on all four walls and a bowing wall.
Our crew at HomeSpec repaired the cracks and stabilized the walls with braces to protect the structure and potentially straighten them.
A homeowner contacted HomeSpec about repairing a crack in his garage floor.
Our crew injected the crack in the concrete with our silicone-based sealant that will never crack, bubble, or dry out even in the harshest weather conditions.
These homeowners contacted us about water leaking from multiple areas of their basement where the wall and the floor meet.
Our crew installed an interior drainage system which funnels the water into a sump pump and prevents any future water issues.