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Our friendly professionals can help you keep your basement dry and healthy!
A wet basement is something every homeowner dreads. Not only does a wet basement lead to mold growth and other problems, but it also drastically lowers the value of your home. Luckily, a wet basement can be fixed, and HomeSpec Waterproofing and Foundation Repair is here to help!
One of our highly trained inspectors can investigate your basement and identify the source of the excess water. Once we’ve identified the problem, we can install the ideal solution for you and your home. As part of the Basement Systems network, we have access to a wide range of proven products and will choose the ones that best fit your needs.
With waterproofing, this often involves the use of a Triple Safe Sump Pump and a perimeter drainage system. This will continually remove unwanted water from your basement and has a state-of-the-art, battery backup system to ensure you don’t have an unpleasant surprise one day if the main pump fails or your power goes out.
Ready to get started? Contact us today and schedule a free basement waterproofing estimate in Oakland County, MI!
Your foundation is essential to maintain the structural integrity of your home. This means that the upkeep of your foundation is crucial, including necessary repairs that may arise. Unfortunately, foundations can be vulnerable to a wide range of issues, including:
If you notice any of these problems, don’t panic! Just call your local experts at HomeSpec Waterproofing and Foundation Repair right away. With over 25 years of experience, we can investigate the problem, identify the source, and suggest the best solution for your particular issue. We offer a wide range of foundation repair solutions, including pier systems, crawl space support posts, spray concrete, and wall repair systems.
HomeSpec Waterproofing and Foundation Repair offers long-lasting crawl space repairs to improve indoor air quality and more in Oakland County.
Your crawl space is often out of sight and out of mind, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t important. Problems with your crawl space can have wide-ranging and serious impacts on the rest of your home.
Many of these problems stem from the outdated practice of venting crawl spaces during construction. While this might sound good on paper, it winds up being a disaster. A vented crawl space means the air in the crawl space is always cold, moist, and drafty, leading to poor air quality and mold growth.
This, in turn, can lead to decreased energy efficiency for your home as cold air from your crawl space enters the home and heated air from your home dissipates into the crawl space. A dirty crawl space can also lower the quality of the air you breathe since most of the air in your home passes through the crawl space at some point, picking up mold spores and other contaminants.
HomeSpec Waterproofing and Foundation Repair can help turn your crawl space from a detriment into an asset with unbeatable crawl space repair products and services.
Sinking concrete can be a serious issue for a home, leading to tripping hazards, pooling water, and more. Unfortunately, the only solution in the past has been mudjacking or slabjacking, which come with a variety of downsides, notably their long cure times. Luckily, there’s a new solution: the PolyLevel® system.
Generally, concrete sinking is due to the soil beneath the slabs washing away, shrinking, or settling. This causes unevenness and cracking. With PolyLevel®, we inject polyurethane foam beneath the slab to fill these voids, leveling out the concrete. Not only is this method highly effective, but it also cures faster than most other methods and is waterproof.
Contact us today to learn more about any of our solutions and to schedule your free estimate for any of our services in Oakland County, MI!
The homeowner contacted HomeSpec BasementFix about cracks in the basement wall, including an old crack that had layers of sealer on it and showed signs that it had leaked water. The homeowner also needed rod holes repaired.
Our team injected high-pressure polyurethane and installed carbon power grids on the cracks to prevent future wall movement. We also fixed the rod holes and repaired the chimney cleanout panel.
The homeowner contacted HomeSpec BasementFix about a water leak in his basement. Water was entering the basement in two spots.
Our crew injected the leaking areas with polyurethane and installed carbon fiber power grids to stop more water from getting inside the home. A sump pump was also added to the basement.
The homeowner contacted HomeSpec because she noticed her crawl space sometimes had a lot of water in it.
Our crew encapsulated the crawl space that was wet and installed a drainage system, which included a sump pump and dehumidifer, to prevent the space from water getting inside in the future. Our team also encapsulated another crawl space at the home.
A homeowner contacted us because all of the block walls in his basement were leaking water. Water was also leaking from the floor.
Our team installed an interior drainage system and a new sump pump.
A homeowner needed several leaking cracks in his basement fixed after a previous owner had unsuccessfully attempted to repair them.
Our team injected the cracks with polyurethane to prevent them from leaking in the future.
A customer contacted us because she was interested in possibly waterproofing her basement.
Our team repaired cracks and rod holes to prevent water from entering the home.
Our crew was hired to fix a basement so a homeowner could finish it. The homeowner said the previous owners said the basement had flooded several years prior.
We installed an interior drainage system. We also put a stabilization system on walls in the basement.
Our team was contacted by a homeowner because his basement wall was cracked and bowing, and water was entering the house.
We braced the walls to prevent further movement.
A homeowner called us to fix bowing and cracked walls in her basement.
We installed braces and a stabilization system to prevent the walls from moving in the future.
A homeowner contacted us because they were concerned about a large crack in their cinder block basement wall.
Our team installed helical piers to repair the foundation and provide peace of mind that the crack won't get any larger.
A homeowner contacted us because there was moisture in his basement.
Our team installed an interior drainage system and a moisture barrier to prevent future issues.
A homeowner contacted us because water was seeping into his basement. Our team installed an interior drainage system. We also stabilized a wall to prevent it from moving in the future.
A homeowner contacted us for help repairing bowing walls in the basement of his 100-year-old house.
We used straps to stabilize the walls to prevent movement.
A homeowner contacted us because there was water in her recently finished basement.
Our team found and repaired leaking rod holes to prevent more water from entering the home.
This homeowner needed their driveway leveled and some cracks repaired so we injected polyurethane to raise the driveway and fill the cracks.
Within only 24 hours the driveway was usable again.
After a storm, this customer found some water had leaked into their basement through a crack in the wall.
The crew repaired the crack and installed a backup sump pump to prevent any future flooding or issues if there’s loss of power.
This homeowner was having problems with water leaking into his family room just above the basement.
He already had a sump pump, but needed an interior drainage system installed to prevent the water issues from getting worse.
These homeowners contacted us about a sagging front porch that needed to be raised, as well as a section of their sidewalk.
Our crew used the PolyLevel system to inject a powerful polyurethane foam beneath the concrete to fill in the gaps caused by soil erosion and raise the surface.
This homeowner contacted HomeSpec about fixing a sinking and cracked patio slab.
Our crew used the powerful PolyLevel system to fix this issue by injecting a polyurethane foam under the concrete slab to raise it back into place. Then they sealed the crack using our silicone-based sealant that provides long-lasting flexibility and resists harsh weather conditions.
This customer contacted us about a bowing and cracked basement wall in his parents home.
Our crew solved this problem by stabilizing the walls using straps that protect block foundation walls from inward movement and bowing.
This homeowner contacted HomeSpec after he found several wall cracks in the basement of the house he was trying to rent out.
Our crew sealed the cracks with our innovative polyurethane sealant that never dries out or cracks, and flexes with the natural movement of the wall.
This homeowner is a previous customer who was happy with the work we did fixing a crack in his basement. He contacted us again about some rod holes that were leaking and needed to be fixed.
HomeSpec repaired the leaky rod holes, which is a common issue in basements. They are actually created when the foundation wall is built. Steel rods are passed through the concrete forms from one side to the other to hold the forms together, then later removed, leaving holes that are susceptible to leaking.
This homeowner contacted HomeSpec about repairing several cracks and rod holes in his basement's walls.
Our crew repaired the cracks by injecting them with our innovative polyurethane sealant, providing a complete waterproof seal.
This homeowner contacted us about leaking cracks in his basement walls that needed to be repaired.
Our crew injected them with a long-lasting polyurethane sealant to prevent any more water issues in the future.
This homeowner contacted HomeSpec about a basement wall with stair-step cracks, which could indicate structural problems with the foundation.
Our crew solved this issue by stabilizing the wall to protect the home's stability and value.
This homeowner contacted us regarding a damp and crumbling crawl space that he needed waterproofed.
Our crew installed an interior drainage system, as well as encapsulating the crawl space to keep it dry and clean.
A homeowner contacted HomeSpec about a hairline crack that was leaking during heavy rain or snow thawing.
Our team waterproofed the crack by injecting it with our long-lasting polyurethane sealant.
A homeowner contacted HomeSpec after realizing his basement wall was horizontally cracked and bowing, allowing water to seep in.
Our crew waterproofed the basement by installing an interior drainage system, which collects the water from the walls and funnels it away from your foundation.
A homeowner needed six slabs of concrete lifted near his home that had sunken and become uneven.
HomeSpec injected our innovative expanding PolyLevel foam under the slabs to raise and stabilize them, preventing tripping hazards.
This homeowner contacted HomeSpec about water seeping into his unfinished basement where the floor and the wall meet, especially after a heavy rain or snow melting.
Our crew waterproofed the basement by installing an interior drainage system, which collects the water and funnels it away from your foundation, preventing flooding.
This homeowner contacted HomeSpec about repairing cracks in her block basement wall that were leaking.
Our crew repaired and stabilized the wall to waterproof it and protect the structural integrity of the home.
These homeowners contacted HomeSpec about their basement leaking in several spots.
Our crew installed an interior drainage system to collect the water, and installed a sump pump to drain the water and funnel it away from the foundation.
These homeowners contacted HomeSpec about water leaking into the level above the basement in their quad-level home.
Our crew injected all cracks with our polyurethane sealant, and stabilized the walls to prevent any more water issues in the future.
These homeowners contacted HomeSpec because their 6-year-old sump pump system was already failing and the battery wasn't charging.
Our crew replaced the sump pump with a new one, and installed our battery backup to protect the basement from water issues. The backup will takeover in case of a power outage to ensure the system never stops pumping water out of the home.
This homeowner contacted HomeSpec because a slab of concrete in his garage was sinking, and three slabs were cracked.
To fix this, our crew injected the cracks with our silicone-based sealant that can withstand any weather. Then we injected our expanding PolyLevel foam under the slabs to raise and level them.
This homeowner contacted us because vertical cracks in her basement were leaking and needed to be repaired.
Our crew sealed the cracks, then waterproofed the basement by installing and interior drainage system, a sump pump, and a vapor barrier to the walls to prevent water issues from arising again.
This homeowner contacted HomeSpec because the floors were sagging above their crawl space.
Our crew installed our SmartJack system to level and stabilize the crawl space joists, and prevent further settlement. This support system will never rust or be damaged by pests.
This homeowner contacted HomeSpec to repair cracks in his basement wall, as well as one that another company failed to repair correctly.
Our crew injected the cracks with our polyurethane sealant, and then cemented over the area to make it look good as new.
These homeowners contacted HomeSpec because water was seeping into their tri-level crawl space and it needed to be waterproofed.
Our crew repaired all cracks and rod holes, and then encapsulated and insulated the crawl space to prevent water from getting in ever again.
This homeowner's attached garage sat on a slab near a hill and it was slowly sinking over time, to the point where it had moved about four inches off of the footing. She loved our reviews so she called HomeSpec.
To solve this problem, our crew installed helical piers under the garage to stabilize the structure and prevent it from moving any further or causing any more damage.
These homeowners contacted HomeSpec because water was seeping into a bedroom in their fully finished basement, where the floor and the wall meet.
We discovered a crack in the poured foundation wall behind the drywall, so our crew injected it with our polyurethane sealant to prevent water from coming through again.
This homeowner contacted HomeSpec because she needed her concrete driveway repaired.
Our crew used our joint sealant to re-seal the joints between the slabs, then we repaired the cracks, and then we leveled the driveway using our PolyLevel system. Expanding polyurethane foam is injected under the slab the raise and level it.
This homeowner contacted HomeSpec to repair a crack in their basement wall.
Our crew injected the crack with our innovative polyurethane sealant that is flexible enough to move with the wall without cracking or drying out.
These homeowners contacted HomeSpec because the carpet in their finished basement was continuously getting wet for two months. The husband tried fixing it but nothing worked.
Our crew found cracks in the foundation, so they injected them with our polyurethane sealant and reinforced them with a carbon fiber power grid.
These homeowners contacted HomeSpec because after heavy raining, moisture was present on their basement walls and they had mold.
The previous owner of the home had an interior drainage system installed by another company that is no longer in business.
Our crew took out the old IDS and installed our interior drainage system with our TripleSafe sump pump to prevent future water issues, and keep the basement dry.
This homeowner contact HomeSpec because her allergies were acting up and she suspected something was going on in her crawl space.
Our crew discovered mold in the crawl space (shown in photos) and used our powerful mold stain remover to clean the contaminated surfaces. Then we sealed the crawl space (from air and water leaks) with our CleanSpace vapor barrier system. This prevents moisture from getting in and mold from growing back again.
This homeowner contacted HomeSpec because he had leaking rod holes in his basement. This is a common problem with poured concrete foundation walls. But luckily it is also a quick and easy fix!
Our crew repaired the rod holes and sealed them so water would no longer be able to leak out.
These homeowners contacted HomeSpec because their foundation wall was cracked and bowing inward. This is dangerous and can lead to the entire wall caving in.
But HomeSpec quickly fixed this by installing the PowerBrace system along the wall to stabilized and even potentially straighten it back to its original position.
HomeSpec was contacted by a homeowner who had water in his basement wall. This water was due to a large crack. A water meter outside the home was leaking, which was then getting into the house through the crack.
The crack was leaking so badly that it was pouring water when our crew arrived to fix it. The water meter was tightened to stop the flowing water, and our crew was able to inject the crack and stop the water leak. Now, the homeowner will have a dry basement without fear that water will enter through the crack.
A homeowner contacted about foundation issues she needed fixed quickly so she could sell her home. She had foundation cracks in her basement, as well as a bowing wall that would need to be braced to ensure the integrity of the home.
Our team proposed installing straps and beams to stabilize the wall. We also proposed installing an interior drainage system to prevent water issues in the basement.
A homeowner contacted us because he noticed his basement wall was leaking. Water was getting inside the home through a seam in the block wall.
Our team installed a full interior drainage system along the perimeter of the basement. This system ensures that the home will stay dry in the future.
A new homeowner reached out to us for help after she noticed water in her basement. She had only lived in the house for about two months when she discovered this problem.
It was determined that the water was coming in between the floor and the wall. The home already had a sump pump but no interior drainage system. We installed a drainage system to solve the water issue and prevent future problems.
These homeowners had cracks in their foundation, but they were weary about hiring a contractor. Words like "shifty," "unreliable," and "untrustworthy" came to mind immediately. After a Google search though, they found HomeSpec.
Our customer care agent estimated the repair over the phone, and within a week our crack technicians went out to the home and filled the cracks with a polyurethane sealant. The homeowner was so surprised with how simple and easy the process was, and thanked HomeSpec for solving their problem with a stress-free experience!
A homeowner contacted us because one of the rental properties he owned had bad water issues in its basement. Water was seeping through all of the walls near the floor. Water was also getting inside through floor cracks.
We installed an interior drainage system with a sump pump. This will ensure the basement will stay dry.
A homeowner contacted us because they were concerned about water seeping into their basement. This water getting inside their home could cause damage to their belongings and the house itself.
We installed an interior drainage system around the perimeter of the basement. Because the space was large, two sump pumps were used for this project. They were placed at opposite corners of the basement. A battery backup was also added to one of the pumps, ensuring that if the pump ever failed due to an electrical reason, the basement is still protected.
A homeowner contacted us because the lower level of their home was leaking. They had dug outside in an attempt to locate the source of the leak, but they couldn't find it.
Our crew was able to find and fill cracks from the inside so water will never make its way back in again. We also installed straps to stabilize the home's foundation, as the cracks were signs of foundation damage.
A homeowner contacted us several months after buying his home because he was looking to encapsulate the crawl space. He was dealing with mice in the house and suspected it was because the crawl space wasn't sealed.
Our team encapsulated the crawl space and installed insulation. This repair means that the homeowner not only has a sealed crawl space to combat his mouse issue, but a crawl space that will result in a warmer, more comfortable living space above.
These homeowners had a crack in their foundation that went from floor to ceiling. This type of crack is normally caused by foundation settling. The crack would also leak when it rained and water would pool on the floor. Like many people, these homeowners stored precious memories like photo albums and old keepsakes in their basement and were worried about the water damaging them. So HomeSpec went out to inspect the problem and assure them we could fix it.
Our crack technician was able to seal and reinforce the crack to not only completely waterproof it, but to ensure it doesn't worsen. After the repairs, the homeowners couldn't even tell that there was ever a crack there. Now their basement is dry and their belongings are safe!
This Davisburg homeowner contacted HomeSpec to repair his concrete driveway and concrete slabs. He did some research first and chose HomeSpec since we have the best, highest reviews (he chose correctly!).
The problem was that the driveway and garage slabs were cracked and sinking, with weeds growing in between the cracks. The homeowner didn't want to remove and re-pour the concrete, so we informed him that PolyLevel was an efficient and affordable way to fix the issue.
The slabs were lifted and evenly leveled by injecting the PolyLevel foam under the slabs to fill in the gaps in the soil. Then all of the joints were sealed with our NexusPro joint sealant, and the concrete looked as good as new! He was able to use his driveway again that same day.
The support posts in this Davisburg home were severely rusted from top to bottom and desperately needed to be replaced. Being exposed to high levels of basement humidity is what leads to the steel rusting over time. Before the posts failed completely, the homeowner contacted HomeSpec.
HomeSpec had the perfect product to solve this problem: our SmartJack support posts. They are made of strong, corrosion-resistant, galvanized steel - which means they won't be damaged by pests or rust. They can also support vertical loads exceeding 60,000 pounds. This is exactly what the homeowner needed. The posts were quickly installed and the homeowner was left happy that he didn't have to worry any longer!
This homeowner contacted HomeSpec because he found several vertical cracks in his poured concrete foundation walls. The cracks looked like they had been leaking water into the basement as well.
Our crack technician went out to the home within a few days and repaired the cracks. They were sealed, waterproofed, and all evidence of their existence was erased! The homeowner was so pleased with how quick and simple the process was, he said he would refer us to everyone!
A homeowner contacted us because she wanted to sell her home but the crawl space had a water issue. According to the homeowner, the crawl space leaked water in the spring because there were cracks in the walls.
Our inspector found puddles of water in the crawl space. He proposed installing an interior drainage system around the perimeter of the crawl space. Doing so would prevent water from getting into the crawl space in the future.
A homeowner contacted us because his basement walls were leaking. He said a friend had attempted to waterproof a wall of his basement from the outside previously. While this wall wasn't the one with the water issue, he decided to have a professional help him this time.
Our crew installed an interior drainage system. This system will ensure that the basement stays dry, even if water were to leak inside
A homeowner wanted to finish his basement, but he didn't want to do so without solving a water issue. He said his basement used to leak before he got downspouts. To prevent further leaking, he called us for help.
Our crew encapsulated the basement walls. We also installed an interior drainage system around the perimeter of the basement. Together, these solutions ensure that the homeowner can enjoy a dry basement and his efforts to finish the space won't be damaged by water.
This homeowner had been wanting to repair his cracked and sunken driveway for years. It was something he always put off and said he would do eventually. He told HomeSpec he thought it would be a huge, overwhelming project which is why he was afraid to undertake it on his own. A friend told him about HomeSpec, and how easy it was to fix his own concrete. The homeowner was so surprised, he immediately contacted us.
Our concrete specialist went out to Leonard to inspect the driveway and provide a free estimate. The next week, our crew went back to do the repairs. The sunken slabs were lifted with PolyLevel, and all of the joints/cracks were sealed. This helps prevent more soil from being washed out from under the concrete. The concrete was then covered with our SealantPro protectant to extend the driveway's life by 3-5 years. Within a few hours, the driveway was usable again. The homeowner was so happy that this project he dreaded for years was easier and quicker than he expected.
These homeowners contacted HomeSpec because a wall in the basement of their old home was severely bowing. They wanted to fix up the home and eventually sell it, and they knew they had to start with the structural problems. With issues like this, the value of their home had taken a plummet. No one wants to buy a home with foundation issues.
Our crew ultimately installed braces to the wall to stabilize it. These braces are made of steel I-beams that are secured to the joists above the wall with steel brackets. This makes the braces easily adjustable to potentially straighten the wall to its original position. Afterward, the homeowners were easily able to finish the basement. The next homeowners will be very thankful!
These young homeowners recently moved into a brand new home in Leonard, Michigan. The home was only about 10 years old, so naturally they didn’t think it would need any serious repairs any time soon. Until one day when they discovered a damp spot on their basement carpet. It just so happened to be after a heavy rainfall.
Upon inspection, our foundation expert found where the water was coming from. It was a narrow crack in the foundation wall. That same day, we repaired the crack by sealing it and completely waterproofing it. New homes are not safe from cracks - as the foundation naturally shrinks or settles, cracks occur. Luckily these are quick to repair and don’t signify serious issues.
These homeowners contacted the professionals at HomeSpec because two walls in their basement were bowing, and they finally decided to reach out for an estimate. Their project manager described how serious bowing walls are - there's pressure pushing the wall inward and it won't stop until the wall completely caves in. A foundation problem like this needs to be fixed as soon as possible because the repair becomes more expensive and extensive the worse it gets.
The homeowners were on board with the proposal to fix their foundation and were relieved they could finally stop worrying about it in the back of their minds.
Our crew fixed the problem by installing the PowerBrace Wall Repair System to the walls to stabilize and potentially straighten them. This is done by the steel I-beams that are secured to the wall and the joists above with steel brackets. It also installs quickly with minimal disruption to the basement. With a newly stabilized foundation, these New Hudson homeowners now live worry-free.
This homeowner contacted HomeSpec to find a solution to his concrete problems. Like many people, the concrete around his home was cracked and sinking - creating an eyesore. He wanted a cost-effective but long-lasting method to fix it. Thankfully, HomeSpec had just what he needed.
The PolyLevel system is the newest method for repairing concrete. PolyLevel uses a high-density polyurethane foam to raise and level concrete slabs. It's injected under the concrete and as it expands, the concrete is raised. The material is stable and doesn't react with the soil, or get washed away. Once the cracked are filled, the concrete looks as good as new!
James and Sienna L. contacted HomeSpec because they realized their crawl space was the root of many issues in their home. They noticed that the floor above the crawl space was sagging and a bit bouncy and when they inspected down below, they found puddles of water across the muddy ground and mold on the rotting joists. The foul stench that they experienced explained the funky smells that they noticed throughout the home.
HomeSpec came up with a custom solution for this problem. We first cleaned the contaminated mold surfaces with Mold-X2 and then repaired the rotting joists. To fix the ones that were sagging, we lifted them with our SmartJack support posts. We finally sealed off the crawl space from moisture with the CleanSpace vapor barrier. This blocks water vapor and prevents moisture from seeping in.
James and Sienna noticed the smell immediately disappeared and the sagging floors were returned to normal. They were very thankful to the HomeSpec crews who made it all happen!
A heavy rainfall hit Michigan last week, and many people suffered from flooded basements. It raised many concerns for people, including how to prevent this from happening again.
Bob M. from Farmington Hills, Michigan reached out to HomeSpec for this very reason. His finished basement flooded after the storm. His carpet was completely saturated, and needed to be torn up. He was determined to find the root of the problem and permanently waterproof the basement.
This is done by installing a WaterGuard Drainage System below the floor and around the perimeter of the basement. This waterproofs the space by collecting water from the walls, the floor/wall joint, and under the floor slab before it leaks into the basement. This water is then directed to the sump pump so it can be funneled away from the home.
Some people prefer their basement walls to be excavated and waterproofed from the outside, which also works in stopping water intrusion.
These Bloomfield Hills, Michigan homeowners were suffering from a wet basement for many years. Every time it rained, especially during heavy storms, they would find puddles of water in their basement. The culprit? Their old window well.
These homeowners wanted a new egress window installed as well as an enclosed window well. HomeSpec was able to do exactly that, and we even installed proper drainage in the well. This prevents water from pooling inside and leaking into the basement. The enclosure also help to keep out water, debris, and pests.
Despite the constant rain Michigan has gotten this week, the new window and window well have not leaked once!
This Novi, Michigan homeowner contacted HomeSpec because his basement recently flooded after the severe thunderstorms we experienced. But this was the 3rd time it's happened in only two years, with the most recent flood doing the most damage. The family had to throw out many belongings and furniture due to water damage. The homeowner was determined to find the cause of the flooding and get his basement properly waterproofed.
HomeSpec found that water was coming in from the floor/wall joint, AKA the gap where the floor meets the walls. The home did not have a sump pump despite the high water table.
To solve these issues and waterproof the basement, our crew installed a WaterGuard Below Floor Drain connected to a brand new TripleSafe Sump Pump with a Battery Back Up Pump. This is a reliable system that effectively stops water intrusion to prevent major flooding.
After the high volumes of rain we experienced in the summer of 2021, this homeowner in South Lyon, Michigan contacted HomeSpec about waterproofing her basement. The basement had been continuously flooding after bad storms, and even leaking after light rains. The homeowners wanted to finish the basement and put a bedroom down there, but couldn't do that until they knew their basement could stay dry.
This is where HomeSpec came in to help. Foreman Travis Dutch and his crew installed a waterproofing system that would allow the homeowners to finally finish their basement. This included a perimeter drainage system put in below the floor to capture water before it could leak into the basement. Then a sump pump was connected to it so the water could be pumped away from the home. Lastly, we installed our faux-wood flooring since it looks great and can't be damaged by water (it's made of inorganic materials).
Not only did the basement look great at the end of the installation, but the waterproofing system kept the basement dry even during heavy rains and severe storms - which means the homeowners were able to finish their basement and add the bedroom!
These homeowners in Birmingham, Michigan already had some waterproofing work done in their basement several years ago. But with all the rain and severe storms we've had recently, their basement started to leak again in multiple spots - including where the work was done.
When the homeowners tried contacted the company that did the work, they discovered that the company no longer existed. This is when they contacted HomeSpec to remedy the situation.
Unfortunately, this happens to homeowners all the time and this is why they end up calling us. Sometimes a company will still exist, but they will refuse to honor warranties or come back out to fix the issue.
Luckily for these homeowners, HomeSpec will always get the job done and do it right. Our project manager inspected the leaking areas and provided a custom solution to upgrade the existing waterproofing work - and this time keep their basement dry permanently.
The homeowners were very happy to see that even after more heavy rain and storms, their basement was indeed dry!
This homeowner in Farmington Hills, Michigan reached out to HomeSpec because water would leak into their basement through the joint where the walls meet the floor every single time it rained. They were sick of the damp, musty smells and needed to run a dehumidifier constantly to keep it somewhat dry.
HomeSpec was able to solve all of their issues with a simple waterproofing system – a Perimeter Drainage System with a TripleSafe Sump Pump. This system keeps the basement dry but capturing water and not letting it seep into the basement. The water is then pumped up and away from the foundation. We also installed a high-efficiency SaniDry Dehumidifier for the homeowner to save costs and energy compared to the old one. This maintains a healthy relative humidity of 55% in the basement while constantly conditioning the air.
Now the basement is dry and protected even after heavy rains and flooding in the area.
A homeowner in Birmingham, Michigan had discovered their crawl space had rotted away, giving them a particular fear of infestation. However, situations like this that permit possible still water scenarios, can lead to further problems such as mold and mildew rot as well as further complications affecting the structure.
Realizing the possible severity and risks of the situation, the homeowner contacted Homespec Basementfix. Promptly, we sent out representative Erik Nielsen to perform a thorough inspection and discussion with the homeowner to find a best fit solution for the situation, providing a free estimate.
With the crawl space door rotted away, the risks of moisture building from the ground up to the home became prevalent. Our capable team cleared out the crawl space and installed a patented SmartPipe drainage system as well as encapsulation. Encapsulation not only helps control pests and keep out animals, but also has the added benefit of; on average, reducing energy consumption by 20 percent, by creating a more comfortable home atmosphere. The work of the HomeSpec team was able to condition the air, seal air leaks, prevent water intrusion and seepage all with an efficient process
Finally, the steps of installing a triple two pump system which consisted of: powerful sump pumps and dedicated electrical work for the waterproofing was all accomplished, before sealing the new door. The homeowner was granted a new peace of mind, with their problem not only solved but future proofed, and had all their questions and concerns put to ease by HomeSpec’s attentive customer service team.
When a family in West Bloomfield, Michigan, grew frustrated with the constant ongoing damage from their wet basement, the daughter stepped up and contacted HomeSpec. These kinds of wet basement problems can be caused by a variety of reasons such as concrete problems, cracks, hydrostatic pressure and more.
HomeSpec, realizing the urgency of the matter, sent out Sidney Hutcherson to meet with the family and investigate the situation closer. After a careful review of the problem, and a discussion with the homeowners on how best to address their concerns, Sidney took everything from the homeowner’s time, schedule and even the weather (with rain forecasted on the way) into account and had a team set out ASAP.
The work crew set to work removing drywall, paneling and studs, fixing cracking, before dedicating themselves to the basement waterproofing project. Cracks were fixed using our innovative polyurethane sealant called FlexiSpan, which not only seals the cracks but can flex dynamically along with the natural movement of the wall to ensure a long-term waterproof seal.
The main task of the basement leak repair was handled by HomeSpec’s WaterGuard System, a piping system engineered specifically to solve basement water problems. The system seamlessly and discretely drains away water along the perimeter to help keep a basement dry and clean. While being engineered to not sit in the dirt, for the prevention of clogging from soils under the floor, thus ensuring a long-lasting solution. HomeSpec’s team even worked so efficiently that they were able to avoid moving the water heater all together, helping cut down the cost of the project for the homeowners! The family was able to feel a sense of "home" again with their worries resolved, and their waterproofing needs exceeded. The homeowners would go on to describe the work as “beautifully, done”.
A new family had just moved into a 12-year-old home in Oakland, Michigan. They were excited to begin their new life there as they began to unpack. However, after the first two weeks, filled with constant rainy weather, they had discovered that water had made its way inside several areas.
We sent out Mark Buhr to thoroughly examine the situation for the understandably concerned family. After searching through the wet basement, a total of 5 basement cracks were found throughout the structure letting the water flow through. It was also discovered that the basement was outfitted with a sump pump which appeared to be functional, but the wall cracks were causing the water to flow in at peculiar angles and locations. This did provide some relief to homeowners that a new sump pump and drainage system would not be required.
Our crew quickly began work on the cracks, filling them with an innovative polyurethane sealant called FlexiSpan, which not only seals the cracks but can flex dynamically along with the natural movement of the wall to ensure a long-term waterproof seal. Once the work was done, another walkthrough was conducted to ensure there weren’t any other possible causes of future water leaks or damage to help the homeowners rest easy.
HomeSpec was able to quickly complete the job and restore faith in the family that this house could be a part of the future that the family wanted.
Animal noises are a less than pleasant surprise to hear from underneath your house. That's a truth which a new homeowner in Berkley, Mi discovered very quickly. They had just bought their home in February. A lovely home that was built upon an existing foundation, however, they soon began noticing ominous animal noises near, or more specifically, below their sliding glass doors. They weren't sure exactly what to do, but decided a home inspection may help shed some light on the situation and reached out to HomeSpec on a recommendation from a neighbor.
Jesse Frailey was the representative sent out to investigate matters. They discovered that there was a small crawl space entrance there that was covered up by the last builder. One detailed search later, Jesse was able to evict the surprise raccoon neighbor the moment they gained access to the crawl space. Investigating the condition of the crawl space revealed less than ideal conditions which could prove very inviting to more uninvited guests in the future, including water pooling, light vegetation, and a general mess of debris. It was time to handle this surprise crawl space once and for all. Jesse recommended having the space properly cleaned, encapsulated and insulated.
Our crew began work soon after, quickly starting with the debris removal to allow proper cleaning and a clear workspace for the rest of the project. The crawl space encapsulated using our CleanSpace system, a multi-layered anti-microbial lining proven to be tear and puncture proof, providing a permanent separation from the dirt ground and preventing further issues of vegetation and rot. Finally, the SilverGlo crawl space wall insulation was installed. With its radiant barrier helping warm up the home in the colder seasons via a polystyrene graphite-infused material designed to be 24% more energy efficient, the homeowners would find themselves not only future proofing, but also saving themselves money in the long run with energy bills as well. be
The homeowners were ecstatic to no longer have to worry about an animal problem, or any future issues with their crawl space as well by efficiently waterproofing with encapsulation. Not only that, but the idea that they could save money on energy bills with the insulation system would serve as a great bonus as they saved for their planned vacation coming up!
A Clawson, Mi homeowner enjoyed his finished basement for quite some time as a recreational room; however, a few years ago his basement flooded under heavy rainstorms. The water damaged everything in its path before immediately draining down his floor drain. He was hoping this water damage situation would be a one-time thing; unfortunately, two years ago he walked into 4 inches of standing water in his basement. Fed up and stressed by the wet basement problem, the homeowner took down the walls and suspended ceilings, and painted the exposed joists black. They reached out to HomeSpec to explore their basement waterproofing options to prevent these problems in the future, as well as to ask if new finished walls could be provided to replace his hold ones.
Dave Kingsley was the representative of choice to assist the troubled homeowner. After hearing out the homeowner’s story, Dave set to work with a thorough inspection to determine the causes of the repeated water damage and leakage. Dave, had found a series of hairline basement cracks and fractures, and an improperly sealed basement window that were all likely causes of the water getting in.
Having tracked down some of the sources, Dave outlined a proposal for his crew to enact. They would trim out windows, replacing the ill fitted, slightly rotting ones with Everlast windows. These vinyl windows are entirely rot and rust-proof, ensuring a lifetime of use. They would also track down and fix a series of tiny cracks using FlexiSpan, a unique material that could move along with the natural movement of a wall to ensure a long-term
seal. Then the crew would build studded walls about 3' off the foundation walls so they could install the Basement To Beautiful wall panel system. Custom engineered, foam panels with integral studs that eliminate conventional fiberglass insulation. Electrical chases are built into the panels with vertical chases as well. Their inorganic material can never rot or grow mold, unlike conventional insulation and wood studs. They would replace the now ruined carpeting with ThermalDry Elite Plank Flooring, which is a modular faux wood plank that will not mold, rot or buckle and will even give a thermal break from the cold concrete slab, making the surface temperature up to 10 degrees warmer and more comfortable.
Finally, the crew helped relocate the water heater and other essentials back to where they belong and cleaned up to leave the place cleaner and nicer looking than when they arrived.
Ultimately, the homeowner had all water sources properly sealed, waterproofed his basement with stylish modern products, and a basement that now looked better than before the incidents began.
This Clawson, Mi family knew for a while that water was seeping into their crawl space. but their attention didn’t shift towards it until extended family moved in with them, prompting the need for more storage space. It was finally time to consider crawl space waterproofing, and the family knew they needed a specialist to handle it. HomeSpec was happy to introduce the family to representative Keith Brown.
Keith went into to the tri-level 4 ft crawl space to explore and investigate the possible causes of the problem. It didn't take Keith very long to pinpoint the problem to large cracks along the crawl space's sides. Keith would explain what he saw to the family with photographic evidence to help them understand the situation better.
Our crew would begin with draining out the crawl space's standing water and removing debris for ease of access and to make it easier to be used for storage space later as needed. Once the area was cleared, they would fill the severe cracking with a high-pressure urethane crack injection and would prevent the cracks from expanding any further in the changing seasons with carbon fiber power grids inserted along the fix. Finally, for the sake of comfortability for the house, crawl space insulation was introduced with Silver Glo. The SilverGlo insulation material is a mix of polystyrene foam with graphic and a radiant barrier to reflect heat. This type of crawl space insulation helps keep warmth in the winter throughout the house and can even help reduce heating bills with their heat reflective material.
It didn't take long for this family to have the extra storage space they wanted in their crawl space, and they even managed to save money on future energy bills!
Vertical cracks were letting water into the basement of this South Lyon, Mi homeowner. With a nice lounge area setup in his basement, the homeowner found himself increasingly frustrated with the idea of this crack causing water damage to his belongings. He wanted the problem solved as quickly and effectively as possible. A short google of who the best contractors for basement crack repair near South Lyon, Mi led him quickly to contacting HomeSpec BasementFix.
Dave Kingsley made sure to meet the understandably frustrated homeowner the same day. It was a quick discussion of the problem that led to the inspection process, where Dave made sure to determine there wasn't any additional hidden grievances waiting, and to better examine the crack in question to see what the best way was to handle it. After locating the crack, Dave recommended removing a small section of dry wall for a closer inspection of the problem area. This vertical crack was a bit more severe than originally anticipated, and Dave also discovered nearby rod holes in the same area that would also need attention.
The rod holes were a consequence of when the house was first built. Rod holes were formed when the foundation of the basement was originally poured during construction of the home; metal rods were used to hold the forms together until the concrete had cured. At which point the rods were removed, leaving holes to be filled with balls of hydraulic cement. These fillings, however, are prone to wear and tear, and often can lead to leaks during rainy weather over time.
Our crew used a high-pressure Urethane crack injection to seal up the original crack, and a series of carbon fiber corner straps to ensure more damage wouldn't spread, and to add better support as well. Our crew would use a hydrophobic polyurethane grout made from materials that absorb and repel water, before filling the gaps with Seal-Boss foam as well, and another grout to top it off flush against the walls surface. Finally, surface bonding material is smoothly applied to give the whole project a cosmetically appealing finish. Finally, the drywall was replaced and sealed with NexusPro joint sealant for a long-lasting, and durable finish.
This homeowner was happy to have his problem answered in such an effective and efficient manner, finally able to enjoy his lounge again in his leisure time without worry.
This homeowner in Beverly Hills, Mi, was concerned water was getting in through where their basement walls met the floor, but couldn't find any cracks or vulnerabilities, leaving them confused. They reached out to HomeSpec for a skilled professional to conduct a proper inspection of the problem. The professional in question would be Dave Kingsley, who was easily able to track down the leak to a surprising culprit. The signs of wear from water leaks led to the basement window. Curious Dave decided to check the outside of the window and discovered that the window well was rusted with holes, letting water occasionally seep through during rainy weather.
Dave explained the findings of his investigation to the homeowner, backtracking each step of his inspection to ensure that there was a mutual understanding of the cause and how it was found. It was proposed to simply replace the well; at this point, the rust and damage had gone too far to be reasonably salvaged. Dave proposed the installation of the SunHouse enclosure. The SunHouse window enclosure, is closed from the bottom preventing weed growth and keeping things clean while being sturdy, rot, rust, and corrosion proof, prevents wind from blowing against basement windows and even helps reflect as much light as possible into the basement.
The homeowners were happy to have a simple solution. but before Dave called our crew in for installation, the family would inquire if minor driveway crack repair would also be possible since we were already out. We happily accepted, and had the crew set to work with both the SunHouse and using NexusPro crack repair and a concrete protection system to boot, just for a last touch to ensure customer satisfaction. Unlike other sealants, the NexusPro is a silicone-based sealant for cracks and joints alike. The NexusPro sealant won’t crack, dry up, or bubble, allowing for a long-term answer to the cracks.
Water leaking into basements, is never ideal. A Southfield, Mi homeowner purchased her home over two years ago. In that time, she has been dealing with a basement that has water seeping up through the floor. The moisture damaged the carpeting and limited how she could use her basement. She wanted to originally convert the basement into a livable space and had basement waterproofing done by a third-party company. However, the third party's systems failed within a year and left her back to square one with water coming in around the floor, and walls. She needed a basement waterproofing contractor near Southfield that would prove to be credible and reliable to solve this wet basement problem once and for all.
HomeSpec Basementfix’s Dave Kingsley was happy to be of service. Dave listened to her grievances about her previous problems and made sure to walk her through the entire inspection process to ensure all parties were educated and on the same page. With a proper understanding of the situation, Dave proposed two main installations, the WaterGuard drainage system, and the Sanidry Sedona Basement Dehumidifier.
The WaterGuard drainage system would be the perfect fit solution for this problem. WaterGuard is a customizable piping system engineered specifically to solve basement water problems without worry of clogging. WaterGuard has a special wall flange that creates space between the floor and wall, allowing wall seepage to drain away seamlessly to the designated basin. Adjusting to the perimeter of the basement to tackle the problem at the source. The humidifier was for a quality-of-life finish. The SaniDry Sedona system, a size-efficient solution that is small enough to fit in as a crawlspace dehumidifier as well as basements, while being strong enough to dry large areas at a lower cost than other dehumidifiers on the market. The SaniDry system allows for automatic drainage - so there’s no need to empty the reservoir, and is capable of humidity sensing as well, meaning it’ll automatically shut off when desired levels are met, while filtering harmful irritants. The Sedona allows for a long-lasting, yet low maintenance solution.
Following up with the homeowner two weeks later, we learned she was incredibly satisfied with her new basement waterproofing, and dehumidifier, and was planning to start renovating her basement the following month! Happy she chose the correct basement waterproofing, and crawl space repair contractor, this time, for a long-lasting ideal solution to all her problems.
A West Bloomfield, Mi family discovered a danger to the wellbeing of their children in the shape of a tripping hazard created by a porch slab which had moved away from the driveway and created cracks over time. The problem became more and more apparent over the years as their toddlers grew to that youthful age of running around energetically and would repeatedly trip over their unlevel driveway. To ensure the general safety of their children and help restore their property value, the family began looking for a concrete repair and concrete leveling specialist near West Bloomfield, Mi to rectify the problem with a long-lasting solution.
Fortunately, Homespec is capable of both concrete repair and leveling, as Project Manager Isiah explained to the homeowners during his inspection of the property. After ensuring that the driveway was in fact the main problem, and there weren't any further hidden causes to distress the family, Isiah explained how our crew would use the PolyLevel system and NexusPro to ensure a long-term solution, and not just a quick fix. PolyLevel is an expanding polyurethane foam that is injected beneath the concrete to fill the gaps caused by soil erosion and raise and stabilize the concrete surface. Whereas the NexusPro is an exclusive solution only available to HomeSpec and contractors in the Foundation SupportWorks network. NexusPro is a silicone-based sealant for joints and cracks specially formulated to provide long-lasting flexibility and to stand up to harsh weather conditions. Unlike traditional polyurethane sealants, NexusPro resists UV rays, which means it won't crack, bubble, or dry out. Not only permitting them to seal cracks in the driveway, but also address and provide a seal to the shifted sidewalk.
The combination of these two solution sets combined together, ensured the removal of the threat to the family's more energetic members with proper long-term concrete driveway repair, leaving the homeowners amazed at just how quickly they were able to use their newly leveled driveway.
A Home Inspector referred this new Bloomfield Hills, Mi homeowner to HomeSpec once they found water or moisture getting in along each side of the fireplace in the basement. Project manager Mark, conducting a secondary inspection, found the problems source to be a bit complicated to track down. The roof of the house had several valleys that would come together at a point where water was collecting. The water would then run down the walls along the fireplace until it would become apparent in the basement. The inspection, and some testing would turn up the cause to be that their current sump pump was failing and couldn’t keep up during rainfall when it was needed the most. The failing sump pump couldn’t handle the water coming in, which was leading to a myriad of wet basement issues. Having just recently bought the home recently and having had many terrible experiences involving wet basements and water damage in their previous home, the homeowner wanted to ensure a proper basement waterproofing solution before settling in.
The first step would be to install a new sump pump. The homeowners opted for the Ultra Sump with its battery backup system. Since severe weather can easily knock power out, it's important to have a backup plan for basement waterproofing is your home is prone to water leakage or flooding. In the event of a power loss, the battery backup will automatically kick in and begin removing water from your basement, preventing a flood. The UltraSump® system can pump out in excess of 11,500 gallons of water on a fully charged battery, which is enough water to fill a small swimming pool! We extended a new exterior sump discharge with freeze prevention, to direct the flow of water to a basin further away from the home as a precaution. Finally, a basement dehumidifier was installed with 20' of additional drainage tube to ensure basement longevity and an overall better homeowner experience. The SaniDry Sedona is small enough to be used as a crawl space dehumidifier, if need be, while powerful enough to be considered “the most effective and energy-efficient flow-through dehumidifier in the world. With the dehumidifier's automatic drainage, and the sump pumps backup battery system, the homeowner could set these two solutions and enjoy their days without worry of constant monitoring.
After a series of terrible wet basement situations in their previous homes, the new homeowner was overjoyed and relieved to finally have a set of reliable solutions.
A Southfield, Michigan resident had a leaky basement wall that was letting water through during heavy rains. It appeared to be coming in where the wall and floor meet in her partially finished basement, along the concrete foundation. They needed to find a basement crack repair and waterproofing contractor to take a closer look and determine how best to address the situation. We sent our project manager Mark as our representative of choice. Mark closely listened to the homeowners concerns and guided her through his inspection process to make sure there was a mutual understanding of each step as he investigated the possible causes and extent of the water damage. Thankfully, it appeared the main cause to be the aforementioned crack itself, meaning more involved basement waterproofing would be recommended in the future, but not required.
Our crew was able to quickly fill and address the crack with a high-pressure urethane crack injection. This seals the crack and prevents water from leaking through. The process is quick, easy, and permanent. It was such a fluid process with immediate results that the homeowner was surprised by the simple solution to a problem that had been haunting this home with wet basement problems for weeks.
A homeowner in Holly, Mi had left the cracks in a basement wall unattended for a touch too long. Eventually, as the cracks worsened over time, they began letting water in whenever it would rain, with water leaking down her walls causing further damage and the pooling water staining her floors. Unaccustomed to wet basement problems, she turned to her neighbor for advice, who in turn referred her to their basement waterproofing contractor of choice. Homespec.
Understandably upset by the situation she found herself in, the homeowner was met with one of the project managers. Our representative sat down with her and talked her through all her concerns one by one before conducting a proper inspection of the problem and personalizing a solution for her. Our crew removed her drywall to get to the source of the cracks, before installing our WaterGuard French drainage system along the perimeter of the basement. Engineered to sit along the foundation footing to ensure it doesn't clog from dirt and debris like other drains, the WaterGuard drains away water it collects seamlessly into a newly installed basin. The basin in question would be outfitted with the TripleSafe basement sump pump system. This solution is comprised of 3-seperate pumps. A primary pump for traditional needs; a secondary pump for extreme cases where the first pump may not be enough to handle a flood, and finally a battery backup system to keep the home nice and dry in case of a power outage. Cracks were sealed with a high-pressure urethane crack injection and had carbon fiber armor installed along slits dug out along the most serious cracks to ensure they wouldn't no longer spread. The removed drywall would be replaced with the Foamax insulating wall panels, not traditionally meant for wall finishing solutions due to its lower durability being a risk with small children, the foamax worked excellently as stylish yet function finish and bonus insulation solution for this single homeowner.
The homeowner was overjoyed with their newly waterproofed basement, and even more delighted when their job was further discounted with our referral program.
A homeowner in Waterford, Mi was growing more frustrated with the condition of the garage detracting from their property value. More specifically, the garage had begun sinking in on one side and had cracks spreading along the poured concrete walls and floors. Deciding it was time to solve this problem, they began searching for a qualified foundation repair specialist nearby. After talking with friends and family, they were referred to HomeSpec
Keith Brown, one of our Project Managers, was sent out into the field to get his eyes on the situation. When he arrived at the residence, Keith began a proper inspection of the problem and found that the damage to the walls and sinking of the garage was most likely due to settlement issues in the soil below the foundation of the garage. Over time, due to a variety of reasons such as oversaturation, drought, etc. soils can move, shift and settle beneath the surface, causing the foundation above to shift in order to fill the new voids. He explained how foundation-related problems can continue to evolve into more serious situations when not handled properly.
In order to solve this foundation repair problem, our crew would first address the current cracks by filling them with a high pressure urethane crack injection. We would also install plates of carbon along the cracks through carved slits, in order to prevent the cracks from spreading any further to other areas. The best way to lift and rebalance this property was with the use of a helical system. Helical piers owe their name to the helical plates along their shaft, which allow them to screw into and extend through soil to reach more stable foundations. The weight of the garage is then transferred from the old foundation, through the piers, which are attached with steel brackets to the home, and finally to the new load-bearing soils. This would effectively help bring the garage back into proper balance, and address the core of the foundation’s problem.
With their fear of a sinking garage put to rest, and their property value effectively restored, the homeowner would go on to review how appreciative they were with Keith’s professional behavior and open communication throughout the project.
A homeowner in Waterford, MI was growing more frustrated with the condition of the garage detracting from their property value. More specifically, the garage had begun sinking in on one side and had cracks spreading along the poured concrete walls and floors. After letting the issue sit for some time, and worried that bigger cracks would form, they decided it was time to find a permanent solution and began searching for a qualified foundation repair contractor nearby. After talking with friends and family, they were referred to HomeSpec by a coworker who had previous basement waterproofing work done.
Keith Brown, one of our Project Managers, was sent out into the field to get his eyes on the situation. When he arrived at the property, Keith began a proper inspection and found the damage to the walls and the sinking foundation was most likely due to settlement issues in the soil beneath the foundation of the garage. Over time, due to a variety of reasons such as oversaturation, drought, etc. soils can move, shift and settle beneath the surface, causing the foundation above to shift in order to fill the new voids. He explained how foundation-related problems can continue to evolve into more serious situations when not handled properly.
In order to solve this foundation repair problem, our crew would first address the current cracks by filling them with a high pressure urethane crack injection. We would also install plates of carbon along the cracks through carved slits, in order to prevent the cracks from spreading. The best way to lift and rebalance this property was with the use of a Helical Piering System. Helical Piers owe their name to the helical plates along their shaft, which allow them to screw in and extend through to reach more stable foundations. The weight of the garage is then transferred from the old foundation to the new support system, which is attached via steel brackets to the home, and then finally to the new load-bearing soils. This would effectively help bring the garage back into proper balance, and address the core of the foundation’s problem.
With their fear of a sinking garage put to rest, and their property value effectively restored, the homeowner would go on to review how appreciative they were with Keith’s professional behavior and open communication throughout the project.
A family recently moved into a new home in Sterling Heights, Mi. Over the coming months, they had begun multiple renovations on the property to the best of their ability. One issue that they weren’t fully sure how to fix was the crack along the foundation floor, and the additional cracks spreading from the ground up towards the ceiling. They were due to have a glass door put in, but grew worried about how more installations could possibly affect the current damage. Understanding this was a foundation repair issue, they began searching for the best foundation repair contractor nearby. A family friend who had recent work done by us, referred them to HomeSpec Basementfix as their foundation support specialist of choice.
Once an appointment was set with the homeowners, a qualified project manager was sent out to the property. Elon, one of our foundation repair specialists, took a look at the crack in the wall and came to the conclusion that they would need immediate repair in order to prevent the crack from spreading and causing excess damage. While completing his detailed investigation of the property, Elon found a crack in the floor that may have resulted from the foundation shifting and causing damage to the floors and living space. While the homeowners expressed concern about the age of the home, Elon reassured them that this repair would restore structural integrity and put their fears to rest.
Due to the groundwater present around the foundation of the home, even the smallest crack can cause a larger one to develop. If a larger crack develops in the wall, groundwater is likely to seep in and cause water damage on top of the current issues. The first step in providing a solution to the couple's problem would be to fill the cracks with high pressure urethane crack injection and having the crack-filled and carbon plates which prevent the crack from spreading be placed. This high pressure urethane crack injection ensures that no water leaks in through the crack. The next step in the process would be to insert a helical pier repair system. Helical Piers extend through the soil in order to reach a stable Foundation. The weight of the old Foundation is then transferred to the helical Pier by utilizing steel brackets which are affixed to the home. This successfully levels out the living space and ensures the structural integrity of the walls and the foundation remain intact.
With the needs of the homeowners met and the repair successfully completed, our crew received wonderful reviews about their professionalism, cleanliness and timeliness. Homespec prides itself in providing a solution that will last a lifetime with quality products and quality service.
A couple in South Lyon, Mi bought a condo with known settlement issues earlier this year, which was originally built in 1998. They were still noticing the settlement issues to a concerning degree, months into acquiring the property. They didn’t have any immediate plans to move again, and were concerned that if this foundation settlement problem wasn’t addressed, it could grow into a more “catastrophic” situation. In order to prevent that, and recover peace of mind in their own home, they began looking for a foundation repair contractor nearby. Ultimately, they were referred to HomeSpec BasementFix by a friend who recently had some basement waterproofing done.
, a Project Manager who is also experienced in foundation settlement repair, was sent to the property to inspect and discuss the matter with the couple. The homeowners brought up concerns of uneven floors, which alerted AJ to the possibility of a foundation settlement problem. Foundation Settlement happens when the disturbed layers of soil dug up to build the foundation can no longer support the weight of the foundation. Although common, ignoring a settlement issue can lead to “catastrophic” damage to the support structure of the home and therefore should be addressed as soon as possible. Foundation settlement does not happen overnight; it is a slow process that takes time and is only noticed once the living space becomes affected; drywall cracks, hard to open or close, and even cracks in the floor are telltale signs of foundation settlement. Once this was explained to the homeowners, AJ completed his detailed inspection and recommended a Helical Pier Support System, complete with basement waterproofing to bring the structure back to its original integrity.
We would propose the use of the Helical Pier Support System to handle these foundation issues. These piers utilize helical plates welded to the shaft of the pier to provide anchoring support in the soil. As the weight of the foundation is transferred to new load bearing soils, the stress level on the foundation is lowered and the support system acts as an effective medium for stronger support. Due to its permanent nature, additional sections can be added to the pier to ensure the proper level of depth and support is customized to the homeowners needs.
With the foundation successfully supported, and the floors level once more, the homeowners were delighted to receive a small referral discount and more than happy to recommend HomeSpec BasementFix to friends and family in need of future foundation repair.
A family in Southfield, Mi, had been continually bothered by their sagging floors for quite some time. What made the problem worse was that the floors were even starting to feel colder, and their seasonal allergies felt a bit worse than usual this year as well. They knew that they couldn't keep living like this and had a feeling that if these problems continued to go unaddressed that they would compound and grow into a much worse situation. They decided to look into crawl space repair contractors near Southfield, Michigan. After comparing reviews and history, they decided the best crawl space foundation contractor would be HomeSpec
We sent out one of our project managers to meet with the family and discuss their concerns in more detail before providing a free inspection and detailed estimate on a custom proposed solution. The crawl space in question had a clearance height of roughly 3 feet, but that wouldn't deter our team. The project manager would thoroughly conduct his inspection of the crawl space to determine the cause. It was discovered that this dirt crawl space was damp with signs of past water damage along many of the wooden supports which had begun to rot and give way. This was the likeliest explanation for the sagging floors right above. We wanted to address the problem in its entirety for the homeowners and took their descriptions of colder floors and worsening allergies into consideration as well. We proposed a solution set consisting of crawl space support jacks and a full crawl space encapsulation.
Our crew would begin by weakened joists and replacing the most damaged support beams all together. We would then utilize the SmartJack crawl space support jack system to help provide reliable support back to the floors and push them back to level. These crawl space support jacks are adjustable, ensuring they can be serviced or customized year-round to adapt to any related situation a home may require. Engineered with galvanized steel and a special zinc coating to prevent any degradation or erosion, ensuring that the problem wouldn't repeat itself, these powerful supports provide an ideal support solution.
The dirt crawl space was recommended to be encapsulated with our CleanSpace system. Dirt crawl spaces carry a variety of threats to both the home and comfortability of those living there. A dirt crawl space can easily let water in and create dampness, which can in turn damage the supports throughout the foundation, as was seen in this situation. This damp environment is an easy breeding ground for mold and bacteria to spread throughout. This accompanied with evaporated groundwater contaminating the air, could be major factors in the homeowner's worsening health. Getting crawl space encapsulation helps seal off and separate the dirt from the ground to prevent these situations. CleanSpace is manufactured in a special 7-layered material consisting of both high and low-density polyethylene to ensure both durability and flexibility, while being treated with a special antimicrobial formula to prevent any bacteria or mold. This solution helps waterproof the area and prevents water leaking into the crawl space.
After both hearing and seeing the benefits of these solutions firsthand, the homeowners were relieved to have both their peace of mind and some semblance of health back. By separating the dirt crawl space away from the home, they were also able to retain heat, prevent colder floors and save money on heating bills. A welcome surprise benefit that most don't realize at first!
A longtime homeowner of Pleasant Ridge, MI had plans to renovate their home that was built in 1924. They were finally ready to take action and address the aging property, but understood the first step in renovating the home was to ensure all of the floors in the living space . Knowing that their sagging living room floors were going to be a problem factor and not wanting to worry about the sinking floor while completing the renovations, they searched for crawlspace repair contractors nearby. This led them to reach out to HomeSpec BasementFix as the best fit for the project.
One of our qualified Project Managers, who specializes in crawlspace repairs, was sent to Pleasant Ridge to discuss concerns with the homeowner and complete a detailed inspection of the property. During his inspection, our project manager noticed how the floors in the home were all sagging and leaning towards the middle, this led him to believe the traditional support posts in the crawlspace had begun to fail. After informing the homeowner that due to age, mold and even pest damage, traditional supports in the crawlspace can cause the floors in the living space to sag, leading to "bouncy" sensations in floors, and in this case, floors that were sinking towards the middle of the house. After the homeowner had been made aware of the current situation, our Project Manager recommended a solution that would restore this homeowners peace of mind and allow them to complete renovations without any hassle.
The first step in addressing sagging floors in the living space is to replace the traditional support posts that are likely damaged due to high humidity and the age of the home. The use of SmartJack crawlspace support jacks can successfully level the floors back to their original positions. The support jacks are a permanent solution because of their ability to be adjusted year-round with little or no trouble to meet the requirements of the home. Engineered with galvanized steel, the SmartJack is corrosion resistant and outlasts traditional support systems by preventing mold or pest damage from affecting the integrity of the system. SmartJack is installed on a base of engineered fill to ensure the posts do not sink over time and allow the beams above to support the floors in the home with confidence.
With the homeowners floors successfully restored back to level, they were happy to begin renovations on the property and maintain their peace of mind throughout the process.
A family was setting up the dinner table in White Lake Charter Township, MI when they noticed a cup that had been knocked over rolling across the floor as if on a hill, coming to a rest in the middle of the dining area, they resumed their daily activities without giving it much thought, until a few weeks later when they started to feel the floor bounce when walking on it, something that was usually at the back of their mind but was starting to feel more prominent. Finally deciding to address the floor problem, they began to search for crawl space repair contractors nearby that specialized in sagging floors. This led them to contact HomeSpec BasementFix as the best fit for this project.
One of our Project Managers who specializes in crawl space repairs was sent to the home to discuss the concerns with the family and provide a free detailed inspection. Upon further inspection of the crawl space, the Project Manager noted failing supports in the crawl space that could be the cause of the sagging floors in the living space. When there is too much moisture in the crawl space or just due to age, traditional wooden support posts can be subject to mold, or pest damage. This damage can lead to uncomfortable living conditions and create further problems for the home. After the homeowners were fully informed, our Project Manager recommended the SmartJack Support System to raise the floors back to their original level.
The SmartJack Support System was proposed as an ideal solution for this family because the corrosion-resistant galvanized steel rods are able to support loads of up to 60,000 lbs, which is more than enough to lift their floors back to level. The crawl space support jacks are adjustable year-round to meet the needs of the home over time. This allows the homeowners to retain peace of mind in the permanent solution as well as provide comfortable living conditions that they can experience firsthand. Traditional wooden support systems are not as reliable as the SmartJack due to their inability to last for long periods of time and sink due to shifting soils under the home. The SmartJack Support System is installed with a base of engineered fill to prevent them from sinking and affixed to the support beams under the floor to provide stability and structural support.
With their floors successfully raised back to level, this family was more than happy to recommend HomeSpec to neighbors in need of crawl space foundation repairs.
A homeowner in Rochester Hills, MI recently purchased a home and was looking to ensure future basement waterproofing by having a new sump pump installed, and wanted to be sure it was compatible with their current radon system. Being a new homeowner, they needed an expert to make sure that the job was done correctly. After consulting with friends and neighbors about the best basement waterproofing services nearby, they were recommended to HomeSpec BasementFix as the waterproofing contractor of choice.
Elon, one of our skilled project managers with basement waterproofing experience, was sent to the home to discuss this new homeowner's concerns and provide a free inspection. When inspecting the partially finished basement, Elon made sure to check if the radon system the homeowner had installed was compatible with our sump pumps as requested. Once the inspection was complete, Elon recommended our SuperSump Sump Pump System as the best possible fit for this homeowner's basement waterproofing needs.
With the ability to pump out up to 2,200 gallons of water an hour, this powerful sump pump system is capable of keeping the basement dry, even in times of heavy flow of water. This sump pump works perfectly with this homeowners drainage system and allows them to maintain peace of mind knowing they won't experience any basement flooding.
This new homeowner was happy to have us take care of his basement waterproofing needs and was even more glad to receive a small referral discount for being recommended to HomeSpec BasementFix.
In Troy, MI, a family had been becoming increasingly bothered due to water leaking through the basement walls and causing the carpets to get soaked. Fearful of mold growing, deteriorating their health and causing greater issues within the living space, these homeowners set out to address the water leaking into the basement. Doing some research, they discovered that water damage can sometimes be related to foundation repair problems, and wanted to make sure they covered all their bases. To do so, they looked for both basement waterproofing contractors and foundation repair contractors nearby, leading to HomeSpec who reliably specializes in both.
Noah, an experienced Project Manager, was sent to the property to address the homeowners concerns and get a better understanding of the current problems this family faced. During the free inspection, Noah pulled back the carpets to discover wooden paneling, which increased the risk of health issues, and now as well. Understanding that this family planned to move to a different home, and wanted to return the value of the property back to its original condition. Our Project Manager recommended the WaterGuard Drainage System and the UltraSump battery backup to solve this family’s basement waterproofing needs.
The WaterGuard drainage system fits perfectly for this family’s basement, because, unlike where traditional water drainage systems fail, this french drain is specifically designed not to clog with debris and provide a safe and effective solution for this basement waterproofing job. WaterGuard is installed by digging a trench around the foundations footing, allowing it to collect water and drain it freely to the sump pump. The next step was to install a proper sump pump to drain into and expel the water. The UltraSump boasts a battery backup system that is ideal for this situation because the UltraSump battery is designed to withstand a power outage and can pump the equivalent of a small swimming pool worth of water on a single charge. The UltraSump can outlast traditional pumps many times over ensuring the homeowner no longer has to worry about future pump failures.
With the basement waterproofing services complete, the family was able to prevent future health-related problems from any mold and maintain the property value in preparation for the move.
A homeowner in Ferndale, MI, had been experiencing adverse health effects recently and couldn't figure out why. The mold that had grown in their crawl space was beginning to cause this homeowner trouble. Headaches, and difficulty breathing were the primary health concerns this homeowner was facing; this led them to reach out to their adult children to try and find a solution. The children, understanding more about crawl space-related issues, were quick to contact HomeSpec BasementFix for this crawl space encapsulation project.
One of our crawl space repair experts, Zach, was sent to the homeowners property in order to discuss the concerns of the owner and the children in more detail and provide a free inspection. After the situation was explained to our Project Manager, Zach explained how the troubled breathing and headaches were caused by the stack effect. The stack effect is when warm air rises up through the crawl space and cold air enters to replace it. When the crawl space is filled with warm, damp air, it fosters a breeding ground for mold and other organic growth, which rises up through the floors and into the living space, causing trouble breathing and future health problems for the homeowner. Zach recommended the crawl space be encapsulated in order to seal it off from any growth and a SmartSump to drain the water and keep the crawl space dry.
Returning peace of mind, while securing the health of the homeowner and their children was a top priority on this project, which is why our crew set out to install our crawl space encapsulation system. The first order of business was to encapsulate the crawl space and keep it dry. CleanSpace uses multi-layer fabric that is engineered to keep moisture out and heat in, allowing for healthy air to ventilate through the space and provide benefits this homeowner could experience firsthand. The last step was to install the SmartPipe Drain. Unlike other drainage systems, it is is specifically designed to fit in crawl spaces, this drain system prevents leaks in the crawl space and combined with the SmartSump and its ability to pump 2,500 gallons of water an hour, prevent any moisture from collecting in the crawlspace and allowing organic growth which could affect the homeowners health even further.
With the crawlspace successfully encapsulated, this family was more than happy to breathe clean air once more and say goodbye to all the health problems they were experiencing.
Protecting the value of their property is one of the most important investments a homeowner can make. This homeowner in White Lake, MI wanted to do exactly that when they recently purchased their home in 2020 and realized the sagging floors in the home would cause future trouble when it came time to renovate. After talking to a few friends about the best way to repair the sinking floors, they were recommended to HomeSpec BasementFix as the best crawl space repair company for this project.
One of our experienced Project Managers was sent to the home in order to further discuss this homeowner's concerns and provide a detailed inspection with a recommendation to put their mind at ease. After learning of the homeowners ideas to redo the floors, our Project Manager recommended the SmartJack Support System as a permanent solution to level the floors and protect the property value.
When the support posts in the crawl space begin to age, and wood rot, mold, or pest damage begin to sink in, the failing support posts can make the floors in the living space uncomfortable to live with. In order to address this, our crew would first clear out any debris in the crawl space to make room for the base of engineered fill that would act as the foundation for the support jacks. Once the fill is installed, and the support jacks raised to the appropriate level, the corrosion-resistant beams are capable of supporting loads up to 60,000 lbs. This would protect the homeowners investment long term and provide results this homeowner could experience firsthand.
With the floors successfully raised to the appropriate levels, and the crawl space cleared from any debris, this homeowner was pleased to have our crew restore their property value and provide ease of mind when it came to remodeling.
When Christmas, Thanksgiving, or any other holiday rolls around, it's natural to want to spend time with family and friends. Its much easier to prepare for the holidays when you're not worried about your home's integrity. That's why when this homeowner in Rochester Hills, MI noticed the house was sinking on the north side, they reached out to HomeSpec BasementFix to take on the foundation repair in time for the holidays.
A sinking foundation is not something that happens overnight; it takes years of shifting soils and washing out in order for the concrete to sink. Dealing with the home's foundation before it causes major structural damage is important in maintaining the property's value and the family's peace of mind. Erik, a Project Manager who specializes in foundation repair, was sent to the home to discuss their concerns and provide a free detailed inspection. noticed how some parts of the home were showing signs of cracks, which is always due to an underlying issue with the home. After consulting the homeowner and explaining what he found, Erik recommended the Helical Pier Support System to raise this homeowners foundation back to level and restore their peace of mind.
Helical piers are an ideal solution to this homeowners foundation support problem because the helical plates welded to the corrosion-resistant beams are capable of penetrating the ground to deeper load bearing soil. The plates act like a screw, keeping it firmly in place and offering a permanent solution to address this foundation issue.
With the Helical Pier Support System successfully installed, this homeowner could prepare for the holidays without the fear of their home becoming a danger to themselves or anyone else.
A homeowner in Ferndale, MI was becoming increasingly stressed by the condition of the home they owned. They had owned it for over 20 years and had just recently moved in. The previous owner had not taken care of the home and this led to damage in the garage, crawl space and basement. This homeowner decided they needed to sell the property, but in the condition it was in that was not possible. This homeowner enjoyed the property but was dissatisfied with how it was maintained. Worried that if they left it alone any longer, the issues could get worse, they contacted HomeSpec BasementFix for this repair.
One of our Project Managers, Jeremiah, was sent to the home in Ferndale to assess the damage and provide this homeowner with a solution that would restore their peace of mind. Upon further inspection, Jeremiah noted how the garage had cracks that ran the length of the space, as well as one corner sinking below level. Understanding the homeowners needs and wanting to provide a permanent solution, he recommended the Helical Pier Support System to level out the garage and NexusPro Crack Repair to fill the cracks in the floor.
In order to restore the property value for this homeowner and give them quality of life improvements, the first step in this foundation repair was to fill the cracks in the floor with the NexusPro Crack Repair solution. NexusPro is a silicone-based sealant that is specifically designed to be flexible so the sealant stays healthy with the movement of the floor over time. The next step in this repair was to raise the garage floor back to level with the Helical Pier Support System. Helical piers are a permanent solution to sinking foundations because the helical plates that are welded to the shaft of the piers act like a screw and anchor them to newer load bearing soils. This prevents the foundation from shifting and allows the homeowner to have a worry-free experience they can witness firsthand.
With the garage restored to its original condition and the foundation leveled, this homeowner was relieved to have HomeSpec BasementFix provide a long lasting solution that they could enjoy for years to come.
A family that had recently inherited a second home from their father was growing increasingly concerned with the condition of the floors. They had planned to sell it, but in order to receive a reasonable offer on the home and move back to Tennessee, these homeowners in Ferndale, MI needed to address the uneven, sagging floors in their living space. The first step in restoring the property value for this family was to search for the best crawl space repair companies nearby, this would allow them to have a professional look at the problem and provide a solution that fits their needs the best. This is what led them to contact HomeSpec BasementFix and schedule an appointment.
Our qualified Project Manager arrived on time and assessed the damage, explaining the causes of the uneven floors and noted how the laundry room specifically had floors that needed to be lifted as soon as possible to prevent further damage. Being impressed with the Project Managers knowledge and professionalism, they were pleased to hear our crew would be able to solve their problem in no time.
The best fit for this family was to recommend the SmartJack Support System. The SmartJack Support System is a patented product designed to stabilize and level foundation systems, specifically crawl spaces. It is made of high-grade steel and is engineered to provide a stable support for the floors above. The system is adjustable year-round, allowing for precise leveling and stability, and can support loads of up to 60,000 pounds per support jack. The SmartJack is also resistant to moisture and pests, ensuring long-term durability and effectiveness. Overall, the SmartJack Support System is a versatile, durable, and effective solution for these homeowners, restoring their peace of mind.
The family was relieved to see the floors were no longer sagging into their crawlspace and were grateful for our prompt and effective service. They were happy with the solution and felt confident that their home would be attractive to potential buyers.
A homeowner in Farmington Hills, MI was seeing a notable shift to one side of their house, causing the doors and windows to stick due to the uneven floors. This homeowner was worried about the structural integrity of their home and knew they needed to address the issue as soon as possible. After researching a few of the local crawl space repair companies nearby, They contacted HomeSpec BasementFix as the best candidate for this project.
After one of our Project Managers provided a thorough inspection, he determined that the shift in this home was caused by settling in the crawl space. The soil beneath the house had shifted over time, causing the foundation to become unstable. To solve this homeowners problem, he recommended installing the SmartJack Support System. These support jacks can be adjusted year round to level the structure and provide ongoing support to the floors.
Firstly, our team had to carefully measure and mark the locations for the support jacks and dig holes for them to be installed. We then inserted the steel support jacks into the base of engineered fill and adjusted them to level the structure and provide support to the floor joists and beams.
After the installation was complete, this homeowner was amazed at the difference. The doors and windows no longer stuck and the floors were level. The SmartJack Support System had solved the problem and provided the ongoing stability and support they were looking for. The homeowner was thrilled with the results and felt relieved that the structural integrity of their home was restored. They knew that the SmartJack Support System was a reliable and efficient solution for providing structural support to the home, and they could rest easy knowing that this was a safe and stable solution for years to come.
A homeowner in Madison Heights, MI was growing increasingly concerned about the cracks that had appeared in their garage floors. They noticed that the cracks were getting worse over time, and were worried that they could be caused by a bigger structural problem. They contacted HomeSpec BasementFix in hopes that a professional foundation repair company would come out and take a look at the garage floors.
When our qualified Project Manager arrived at the home, he conducted a thorough inspection of the garage floors and crawl space. He found that the cracks were caused by uneven settling of the foundation and the garage floor was sloping causing water to accumulate and creating moisture issues for this homeowner. To solve this problem, he recommended the SmartJack Support System to level the floors and provide structural support to correct the settling issues. He also recommended the SaniDry Sedona to solve the crawl space moisture issue as it was designed to remove excess moisture from the air and also help remove dust, allergens, and other particulate matter from the crawl space, making it a healthier environment.
After the homeowner agreed to the recommended work, our crew began the project on this home. They installed the SmartJack Support System, adjusting the jacks to level the garage floor and secure the structure. They also installed the SaniDry Sedona in the crawl space, which helped to control the moisture levels and improve the air quality in the crawl space. Overall, the SmartJack Support System and the SaniDry Sedona were the perfect solution for this homeowners leveling and moisture issues, providing them with a safe and healthy living environment.
After the work was complete, our crew conducted a final inspection to ensure that everything was done to the homeowner's satisfaction. They were pleased with the results, as the cracks in the garage floors were no longer visible, and the homeowner was able to notice a significant improvement in the air quality of the home. They also reported how the garage floor felt level and solid and no longer sloped. This quality of work led them to recommend HomeSpec BasementFix to any neighbors in need of crawl space or foundation repair.
A homeowner in Berkley, MI was having an issue with the sill plate in their crawl space. Over time, settling and shifting of the foundation had caused the sill plate to rot and become damaged, which in turn was causing the floor to become increasingly uneven. This was becoming a major concern for the homeowner, who feared that their home was becoming unstable. A friend who recently had basement waterproofing done by us recommended HomeSpec BasementFix as the best contractor for the job.
We sent one of our Project Managers, with experience in crawl space repair, to help explain why this was happening to the homeowner and propose a solution. After completing the detailed inspection, our Project Manager recommended installing the SmartJack Support System in the homeowner's crawl space. The SmartJack Support System is known for its ability to correct settling and sagging issues and provide a strong, stable support structure for the floor, thereby solving this homeowner's uneven floor problems.
Once a date had been chosen for the crawl space repair, our team got right to work on the project. First, they began by assessing the crawl space to determine the best placement for the SmartJack supports. Then, they set to work on installing the adjustable steel support jacks, making sure they were properly aligned and securely in place. The SmartJack Support System was then adjusted to the perfect level of support for this homeowner's sill plate. This resulted in a stable and secure support structure that fixed their settling and sagging issues.
The homeowner was more than satisfied with the end result and couldn't believe the transformation in their home. They felt much safer knowing their floor was now even and stable and could finally begin working on the bathroom remodeling project they had been waiting for. Our team at HomeSpec BasementFix put in the extra care and attention to detail to ensure the homeowner was completely satisfied with our solution.
There was a family in Waterford Township, MI who lived in a home with an unfinished basement. As the family grew, they started using the basement for storage more often, but soon became concerned about a large vertical crack in one of the walls. The crack was widening over time and the family was worried that it might compromise the structural integrity of their home. They needed a solution to solve the problem quickly and effectively. That's when they reached out to HomeSpec BasementFix to provide a permanent fix to their problem.
Once they had contacted us, we sent out a Project Manager who specialized in foundation repair and basement waterproofing. After conducting a thorough inspection of the basement, the Project Manager recommended sealing the cracks in the walls and floor with High-Powered Urethane Crack Injection. This solution would provide a fast and effective seal, preventing water from seeping into the basement and causing damage. He also recommended the Carbon Fiber Power Grid, to prevent the walls from bowing any further.
The next day, our crew arrived to begin the repair work. They first cleaned the crack and the surrounding area, removing any dirt or debris. Then they carefully injected the urethane into the crack, filling it from top to bottom. The urethane material used for the injection was flexible and able to withstand changes in temperature and pressure, making it an ideal solution for this family's basement. Once the crack was sealed, our crew turned their attention to the bowing wall. The wall was showing signs of weakness and needed reinforcement to ensure its stability. The Carbon Fiber Power Grid is a strong and durable solution that provides long-term support to the walls without adding any additional weight. The crew expertly installed the carbon fiber power grid, securing it to the wall with special adhesive. The grid was easy to install and did not cause any damage to the existing wall, making it a convenient solution for the family. The wall was now reinforced and ready to withstand any future pressure.
The family was very happy with the results of the repair work. The large vertical crack was no longer a source of concern and the bowing wall was now stable and secure. The basement was now ready to be used for storage or as additional living space, providing the family with the extra room and flexibility they needed.
In Southfield, MI there was a first time homeowner that was experiencing cracks in the walls and even larger cracks in their ceiling. They had begun to get increasingly concerned about the stability of the home and the potential for further damage. This led them to do some research into the best foundation repair companies nearby. HomeSpec BasementFix was recommended as the best fit for this family’s job.
Our Project Manager, Jesse, was sent to the home in order to evaluate the situation and conduct a free inspection. Upon arriving at the home, Jesse inspected the foundation and crawl space and determined that the cracks were likely due to settling and uneven weight distribution. He explained to the new homeowner that the SmartJack Support System could be installed over crushed gravel in the crawl space to completely and permanently address the issue.
The homeowner was pleased with the proposal and decided to move forward with the project. After a date for the repair had been agreed upon, our crew arrived on site and began the installation process. They first cleared the crawl space of any debris and spread a layer of crushed gravel evenly across the ground. Next, they installed the SmartJack Support System, which involved attaching adjustable steel support jacks to the floor joists and then leveling them to the desired height. The crew worked carefully and efficiently, ensuring that each column was securely in place and properly leveled. Once the installation was complete, Jesse conducted a final inspection to ensure that the SmartJack Support System was functioning as intended and wouldnt pose any further problems for this homeowner.
The homeowner was pleased to see that the cracks in the walls and ceiling had diminished significantly and that the crawl space was now stable and secure. They were also relieved to know that the home was now safe and secure, and could rest easy knowing that the SmartJack Support System would provide long-lasting protection against settling and foundation damage.
A homeowner in Rochester Hills, MI was beginning to notice their garage was sinking and causing the walls to crack. They had become increasingly worried over time about the safety of their cars and their belongings stored inside, and they wanted a solution that would provide long-lasting stability to their garage. This led them to reach out and contact HomeSpec BasementFix in order to provide a permanent solution to their sinking foundation.
One of our experienced Project Managers was called to this homeowners home to assess the situation and provide a solution. After a thorough inspection, the Project Manager determined that the best solution for this homeowner's sinking garage was to install The Helical Pier Support System. The Project Manager explained to the homeowner that the Helical Pier Support System is a sturdy and reliable solution for reinforcing the foundation of a home and would be ideal for restoring their property.
The installation of the Helical Pier Support System was quick and seamless. Our crew used the hydraulic drive motor to screw the piers into the ground, taking care to ensure that the piers were placed at strategic points to provide the maximum stability to the garage.Our crew also explained to the homeowner that the Helical Pier Support System is capable of leveling and straightening a foundation that has become uneven over time, and can protect against settling, shifting, and sinkage. The installation was completed in a day, and our crew made sure to clean out any remaining debris from the site before leaving. The homeowner was impressed with the quick and effective work provided by Homespec BasementFix. They no longer had to worry about the safety of their cars and belongings, as the garage was now firmly supported by the piers. They also appreciated the cost-effectiveness of the Helical Pier Support System compared to other foundation repair methods, as it required minimal excavation and excavation-related expenses.
In conclusion, the Helical Pier Support System provided this homeowner with a reliable and long-lasting solution to their sinking garage. The benefits of the system, such as increased stability, improved structural integrity, and protection against settling, shifting, and sinkage, made it the perfect solution for their home. The homeowner was grateful for the crew's professionalism and expertise in solving their foundation problem and happy to have their peace of mind restored.
A new homeowner in White Lake, MI had been experiencing water seeping up through their basement floor for some time and it was becoming increasingly harder for them to avoid the puddles it was causing. They had tried numerous methods to address the issue, including installing a sump pump and attempting to seal the basement floor. However, nothing seemed to be working, and the problem continued to worsen. The homeowner was becoming increasingly frustrated, as they were worried about the damage the water could cause to their home, and the potential health hazards associated with mold growth. This is when they reached out to HomeSpec BasementFix in order to find a solution that would satisfy their needs.
After our Project Manager arrived and completed his free, detailed inspection, he proposed the installation of a WaterGuard Drainage System, which would collect groundwater and direct it away from the foundation of the home. The homeowner, being worried about the cost and potential disruption to their daily life, was unsure whether they should proceed with the installation, however, the Project Manager explained that the WaterGuard Drainage System is low-maintenance and long-lasting, and that the installation process is relatively quick and straightforward.
Once an appointment had been set to begin the work, our crew began the installation process by excavating a trench around the perimeter of the basement floor. They then installed the WaterGuard Drainage System, which consists of a specialized drainage pipe that is covered with a filter fabric to prevent clogging. The pipe is installed on top of a bed of gravel, which provides additional drainage and stability. Finally, the crew replaced the concrete over the trench, leaving only a small gap for water to enter the system.
With the installation of the WaterGuard Drainage System completed, our crew's dedication to providing exceptional service ensured that the installation process was smooth and efficient. The homeowner was extremely pleased with the outcome and expressed their satisfaction with the results. With the installation of the WaterGuard Drainage System, this homeowner can now enjoy a dry and comfortable basement space, knowing that their property is protected.
A homeowner in Southfield, MI had noticed that mildew and mold growth around their basement window was starting to affect their quality of life. Upon closer inspection, they realized the seal around the window was improperly installed and allowed water to seep through, causing damage to the surrounding walls and floors as well as fostering a breeding ground for mold. This homeowner understood that if they left it unchecked, this could lead to more serious issues such as flooding, structural damage, and even health hazards for their family due to prolonged mold exposure. Determined to be proactive and prevent further damage, they decided to seek professional help. After some research, they came across our company, which specialized in basement waterproofing and had a reputation for delivering quality solutions.
When our Project Manager arrived, he assessed the situation and provided a free detailed inspection of the basement. Upon completion, he recommended two solutions for this homeowner: the Carbon Fiber Power Grid and the High Powered Urethane Crack Injection. The Carbon Fiber Power Grid to reinforce the foundation walls and help prevent future cracks and bowing and the High Powered Urethane Crack Injection, on the other hand, to seal any existing cracks and prevent water from seeping through. The homeowner was more than impressed with the recommendations and knowledge of our Project Manager and was eager to have both systems installed in the basement as soon as possible.
Our crew got to work by starting with the Carbon Fiber Power Grid. They cleaned the foundation walls and applied a layer of epoxy to create a surface that the Carbon Fiber would adhere to. Then they installed the Carbon Fiber strips vertically, covering the entire length of the foundation walls. Finally, they applied a final layer of epoxy to seal the strips in place and ensure a solid bond that would prevent any moisture from seeping through. Next, our crew tackled the cracks in the basement with the High Powered Urethane Crack Injection. They first identified all the cracks in the walls and floors and drilled small holes at intervals along each crack, then they injected the High Powered Urethane Crack Injection into the holes, filling the cracks and sealing them shut. This method ensured that the sealant reached deep into the cracks, creating an impermeable seal that would flex with the walls as they moved.
Once both systems were installed, the homeowner was delighted with the results. They were impressed with our crew's attention to detail and the thoroughness of their work. These solutions provided a preemptive and preventative approach to protect their home and their family from water damage and mold growth. The installation process was quick and efficient, leaving them with a basement that was now fully protected and free from any future issues.
A homeowner in Royal Oak, MI had been contemplating selling their house for some time. They had always wanted to make some upgrades to the home before putting it on the market, but weren't quite sure what would give them the most value for their investment. After doing some research, they realized that installing an egress window in the basement could significantly increase the resale value of the property. However, they were also experiencing some issues with moisture seeping into the basement which was causing the paint to peel and mold to grow. They knew that these problems had to be addressed before they could move forward with any other improvements to the home. This led them to reach out to us and schedule an appointment.
After a thorough inspection of his basement by one of our qualified Project Managers, he recommended installing the WaterGuard Drainage System to redirect any water away from the home's foundation. This system would prevent any future moisture issues, keeping the basement dry and free of mold. To address the peeling paint and mold problems, he also suggested installing BrightWall in the basement. This waterproof and mold-resistant wall paneling would not only solve the current issues but also prevent future ones and increase the value of their property.
Finally, our crew would install the egress window that the homeowner had requested. This would provide additional natural light and ventilation to the basement, making it a more attractive living space for potential buyers.
Overall, our crew was able to provide a solution to all of their problems, from the moisture issues to the installation of the egress window, the WaterGuard Drainage System, BrightWall, and egress window all worked together to set this homeowner up with the best possible addition to their home, making it a more appealing option for potential buyers.
A homeowner in Farmington Hills, MI noticed water was seeping into their basement. Initially, it was just a small trickle, but over time, it had become a significant problem. The water was now flowing across the entire basement, causing damage to the interior walls near the bar and bathroom. Additionally, the water had damaged the entire finished wall product on one of the walls. Wanting to address the issue before it got any worse, they reached out to us for a solution.
After sending one of our Project Managers to assess the situation and provide a free inspection, he suggested installing three different systems: the UltraSump, CleanSpace Wall, and EverLast Wall Panels.
First, our crew would install the UltraSump. They began by excavating a small section of the basement floor where the UltraSump would be installed. Then they connected it to a discharge line that would carry the water outside and away from the house. The next step was for our crew to install the CleanSpace Wall system. This is a thick, durable plastic sheeting that is designed to completely cover basement walls, preventing water vapor and humidity from seeping through. They made sure to cut the material to fit around obstacles such as electrical outlets, pipes, and corners to prevent any disruptions when installing the EverLast Wall Panels.
Finally, our crew installed the EverLast Wall Panels. They placed a metal track around the perimeter of the basement, then cut the panels to fit and attached them to the track ensuring not to damage any of the existing modifications made by the homeowner. The wall panels are a finishing system that is designed specifically for basement environments. They are made of inorganic materials that will not rot, decay or support mold growth, and can withstand moisture, mildew, and humidity.
The UltraSump would keep the basement dry, while the CleanSpace Wall and EverLast Wall Panels would prevent any further water damage. The homeowner was happy to have their needs met with our systems and very pleased with the results of the project.
A homeowner in the Rochester Hills, MI, had been noticing cracks on the floor of his poured foundation. To make matters worse, they were experiencing moisture and water seeping up from the floor, which was causing quite a nuisance in their home. Adding to the troubles, he noticed multiple rod holes that were leaking brown water. Concerned about the situation, they decided to contact a professional for help. After extensive research, they came across us and scheduled an appointment to arrange for an inspection of the basement.
When our Project Manager arrived at the home, he began inspecting the basement and went straight to the rod holes that were leaking water. After consulting with the homeowner, he recommended the homeowner install the WaterGuard Drainage System, the UltraSump sump pump, and the SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier to solve their problem.
To address the brown water leaking out of the rod holes, our crew would have to install the WaterGuard. The first step involved excavating a trench around the perimeter of the basement floor, a few inches away from the foundation walls. Our crew then placed a specially designed drain in the trench, above the foundation footing, which was then covered with a layer of gravel to allow water to easily flow into the drain. Next, our crew installed the UltraSump sump pump. The sump pump has to be placed in a hole that sits at the lowest point of the basement floor, which is then connected to the WaterGuard Drainage System. The sump pump is designed to automatically pump out water that accumulated in the WaterGuard Drainage System and discharge it outside of the home. Finally, our crew would install the SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier. This device is placed in a strategic location in the basement to ensure optimal performance. The SaniDry Sedona is designed to remove excess moisture from the air, which would help prevent the growth of mold and mildew and prevent this homeowner from experiencing any health issues.
Overall, the installation of the WaterGuard Drainage System, the UltraSump sump pump, and the SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier provided this homeowner with a complete basement waterproofing solution. Our crew was able to quickly and efficiently install all three systems, which provided them with the peace of mind they needed to ensure their home was protected from future water damage.
A homeowner in Madison Heights, MI who recently purchased a house built in 1910, had been experiencing a persistent issue of water infiltration in the basement walls and in the middle of the floor. Although they were not currently utilizing the basement space, they were becoming increasingly concerned about the potential for water damage and mold growth caused by the ongoing water intrusion. They first started experiencing foundation issues when they bought the house 18 months ago, but the water infiltration had reached a point where it needed immediate attention. They noticed water seeping through the seam between the floor and the wall on one side of the basement which seemed to occur consistently, especially during heavy rainstorms or when the snow melts rapidly.
This water intrusion not only poses a threat to the structural integrity of the foundation but also raises the risk of water damage to any future finished space in the basement. They could not ignore this issue any longer, and it is crucial for them to find a reliable solution that will permanently resolve the water infiltration problem. After conducting extensive research and consulting with various professionals, they had decided to move forward with us because of our expertise in basement waterproofing.
When our Project Manager arrived at the homeowners property, he thoroughly inspected the basement to assess the extent of the water infiltration issue. He confirmed the foundation was indeed compromised due to age-related wear and tear. In order to resolve this homeowners problem, he proposed a solution. He recommended the installation of the WaterGuard Drainage System along with the SuperSump Plus sump pump.
When our crew arrived on the day of installation, they began the waterproofing process by excavating the perimeter of the basement, carefully removing the soil and exposing the foundation walls. Then they diligently inspected the walls for any visible cracks, chips, or other vulnerabilities that might inhibit the installation of the WaterGuard. Next, they carefully positioned the specialized drainage channels along the base of the walls, creating a pathway for the water to flow into a designated sump pit. This french drain system prevents water from accumulating on the basement floor, effectively eliminating the issue of water seeping through the floor-wall seam and the middle of the floor.
To further enhance the drainage system's capabilities, our crew installed the SuperSump Plus sump pump. This high-capacity pump is specifically engineered to handle heavy water intrusion and quickly remove any excess water that enters the sump pit. Equipped with a reliable backup battery system, the SuperSump Plus ensures continuous protection even during power outages, providing the homeowner with peace of mind.
Once they had completed the installation, our crew performed a thorough inspection to ensure that everything was functioning as intended. They demonstrated the proper operation and maintenance of the WaterGuard Drainage System and the SuperSump Plus sump pump, explaining to the homeowner the importance of regular check-ups and servicing.
With the WaterGuard Drainage System and the SuperSump Plus sump pump in place, the homeowner can be confident their basement will remain dry and protected against potential damage caused by water infiltration.
A small family in Huntington Woods, MI had recently finished their basement with drywall and were looking forward to spending many evenings enjoying family time and hosting gatherings with friends. However, recently they noticed a problem that was beginning to cause them distress: water was seeping into the basement through the joint where the floor and the walls met. Concerned about the integrity of their basement and the potential long term damage it could cause, this homeowner knew they needed to find a permanent solution as soon as possible.
When our Project Manager arrived at their home, equipped with knowledge and an array of advanced tools, they conducted a thorough assessment of the basement, examining the walls, floors, and any other potential areas of concern. The homeowners shared their observations and concerns, explaining that the water intrusion was most prominent where the walls met the floor. After completing his inspection, the Project Manager proposed a comprehensive solution that would best resolve this family’s waterproofing problem. He recommended installing two key systems: the WaterGuard Drainage System and the SuperSump Plus.
Our crew began the waterproofing process by excavating a trench along the perimeter of the basement's interior walls, right against the floor. This trench was carefully dug to ensure minimal disruption to the homeowners basement. Then, our crew cleaned the foundation walls to prepare them for the installation of the WaterGuard Drainage System. The french drain system, consisting of a pvc drain pipe, was carefully placed into the trench. This pipe would capture any water entering the basement and direct it towards the sump pump system for removal. Our crew made sure that the drain pipe was installed with a slight downward slope to facilitate the natural flow of water towards the pump. With the WaterGuard system in place, our crew turned their attention to the installation of the SuperSump Plus. This high-performance sump pump system would remove any water collected by the drain pipe and funnel it away from the basement. They first excavated a small sump pit in a low-lying area of the basement floor and positioned the SuperSump Plus within it. Then our crew connected the sump pump to the WaterGuard, ensuring a seamless flow of water from the basement to the pump.
As time went on, the homeowners came to realize the investment in a professional waterproofing system was priceless and they were grateful for the peace of mind it brought them.
A homeowner in Madison Heights, MI who had been inspecting their garage one day noticed a few alarming cracks on the concrete floor. To their dismay, they realized the floor also had sunk down several inches in certain areas. Worried about the potential consequences of this issue, they decided to seek us out to solve their basement waterproofing needs.
Our Project Manager arrived at the homeowners property and carefully examined the garage floor. He quickly identified the root cause of the problem, the soil beneath the garage had become unstable, leading to the sinking and cracking of the concrete. After thoroughly analyzing the situation, he recommended a solution that involved installing the SuperSump Plus. The SuperSump Plus is a sump pump system that combines superior performance with advanced features to ensure the best protection against water intrusion.
First, our crew carefully excavated the areas affected by the sinking, then, they used specialized equipment to remove the damaged concrete, exposing the underlying soil. When this was complete, they moved on to setting up the SuperSump Plus system. First, they installed a sturdy liner, ensuring a snug fit for the pump within the excavated area. Then, the SuperSump Plus was installed. The SuperSump Plus is designed to handle high volumes of water and comes equipped with a powerful cast iron sump pump. The WaterWatch alarm system would alert the homeowner in case of any water-related issues, allowing them to take immediate action. Finally, our crew installed an airtight lid over the sump pump. This lid would serve as a protective cover, preventing debris from falling into the sump pit while reducing the potential for odors or moisture to escape.
With their garage now protected by the SuperSump Plus, this homeowner felt relieved and confident in the long-term stability and waterproofing that we provided.
A family in Ferndale, MI had been Experiencing a persistent moisture problem in their crawl space. The unpleasant odors were permeating throughout their home, making it an uncomfortable living environment. Not only that, but they also noticed that the bathroom floors felt unnaturally cold, especially during the winter months. Concerned about potential damage to the floors and pipes, and the possibility of mold growing in the crawl space, they contacted us for a solution.
Upon arrival, the homeowner emphasized their desire to ensure that no animals or pests could make their way into the crawlspace, as they wanted to maintain a clean and safe living environment for their family. After our Project Manager reassured the homeowner that they would come up with a solution for their concerns, he began carefully inspecting the homeowners crawlspace to assess the extent of the moisture issue. Based on his findings, he proposed a custom solution to fit their needs; the CleanSpace Encapsulation System, the Sanidry - Sedona, and the EverLast Door.
The first step for our crew was to install the CleanSpace Encapsulation System. Our crew covered the entire area with the puncture-resistant CleanSpace material and explained that this vapor barrier would prevent any moisture or humidity from entering the crawlspace, eliminating the source of the unpleasant odors and preventing any mold from growing. Next, our crew focused on improving the overall air quality in the crawlspace. They installed the Sanidry - Sedona dehumidification system, which is designed to fit in the crawl space and control the moisture levels. Lastly, to enhance the protection of the homeowners crawl space, our crew installed an EverLast Door. This energy-efficient door would not only keep out animals and pests but also prevent drafts from seeping into the crawlspace and making their floors cold.
Once our crew had successfully installed all three systems, the family noticed an overall improvement in her home's atmosphere. The unpleasant smells were gone, and the once chilly bathroom floors were now pleasantly warm, providing newfound comfort during the colder seasons.
A homeowner in Troy, MI was receiving complaints about water leakage from a tenant in her basement. They noticed that it was coming through in two main areas, a hole in the wall, and they were uncertain about the source of the water in the other area. This situation was particularly concerning for the homeowner because they didn't want their tenant to leave due to the persistent water, as it would result in a loss of much-needed income for them. The homeowner was determined to find a reliable solution to waterproof the basement, allowing them to maintain the rental space and prevent further water damage.
When our Project Manager arrived at the home, he first conducted a thorough inspection of the basement in order to find the cause of the second leak. After following the trial of water, he determined the second leak was caused by insufficient draining in the water channels. To solve their problem, he recommended the homeowner have the WaterGuard Drainage System installed in their basement.
The installation process began by having our crew excavate a narrow trench along the perimeter of the basement walls. This trench was placed at an angle to capture any incoming water and direct it away from the foundation. Care was taken to ensure minimal disruption to the basement's structure and the tenants belongings. Once the trench was excavated, the WaterGuard was carefully placed within it. The WaterGuard system has a unique design that allows water to flow freely through the drainage channel while preventing clogs from soil, debris, or other obstructions.
Throughout the entire installation process, our crew maintained open communication with the homeowner and the tenant, ensuring they were kept up to date on the progress and any significant findings.
By implementing the WaterGuard system and addressing the specific areas of concern, our crew effectively resolved this homeowner and their tenants' waterproofing issues. The homeowner was also relieved to have their basement waterproofed, allowing them to maintain the rental income and provide a safe and dry living space for the tenant.
Homeowners in Troy, MI had been dealing with basement water issues for some months and it was beginning to frustrate them. In 2018, they decided to take action and hired us to install the WaterGuard in their basement. Per their request we only installed the system on three of their four walls, effectively addressing the water infiltration problems they had been experiencing. For a while, the homeowners enjoyed a dry basement. However, the fourth wall where no interior drainage system had been installed, was now leaking water and causing a mess. Wanting to address the problem once and for all, they reached out to us again to finish the project.
After carefully examining the affected area, our Project Manager determined that finishing the WaterGuard on the fourth wall was the best way forward.
To begin the installation process, our crew first prepared the area by removing any debris or obstructions from the basement floor and along the fourth wall. Then they excavated a trench along the wall to place the rest of the drainage system, ensuring it sloped correctly to let the water flow to the sump pump. Next, our crew made sure to clean the trench thoroughly, eliminating any remaining debris that could compromise the effectiveness of the WaterGuard system. Then a bed of clean gravel was laid at the bottom of the trench to promote proper drainage and prevent the system from clogging. Finally, our crew connected the newly installed drainage pipes to the existing WaterGuard system, which had been installed in 2018.
Once the installation was complete, the homeowners were glad to have finally finished a project that took some years to complete. With the system now fully installed in their basement, they could enjoy the basement knowing they would no longer be facing any more waterproofing issues.
A homeowner in Royal Oak, MI had been facing multiple issues in their basement. First, it was the wall bowing inward which was causing them concern about the structural integrity of the basement. Then, the water issues started. Water had been leaking onto their basement floor, causing dampness damaging their valuables they had kept down there. Finally realizing it was not worth the hassle to keep mopping up the floor and worrying about the wall collapsing, they reached out to us for a professional solution to their problem.
When our Project Manager arrived and assessed their basement thoroughly, he recommended they have a full waterproofing solution installed. First, they would need a PowerBrace to stabilize the bowing wall, Then they would need to cover the wall with CleanSpace, a vapor barrier that prevents moisture from building up. Then we recommended the SuperSump Plus sump pump and the SaniDry -Sedona Dehumidifier to handle the dampness.
Our crew started the project by preparing the basement walls for the installation of the PowerBrace. They secured the zinc-plated steel beams to the walls using steel brackets. This process provided stabilization and the potential for gradual wall straightening over time by tightening the steel brackets. Next, they installed the SuperSump Plus system in the lowest point in the basement. They made sure to excavate a small portion of the basement floor, creating a suitable pit for the sump pump. Then the WaterWatch alarm system was installed to it for added safety. After the sump pump installation, our crew proceeded to install the CleanSpace Wall barrier. The mold resistant barrier was cut to fit the dimensions of the homeowners basement walls and carefully attached, ensuring complete coverage. The seams were sealed to create a vapor barrier, preventing moisture penetration. Finally, to address the dampness, our crew installed the SaniDry -Sedona Dehumidifier, the energy efficient design helps control humidity levels and improves the overall air quality.
Now that the homeowner had a complete waterproofing solution that fit their homes needs, they could rest easier knowing their basement was protected and the structure secure.
A family in Hazel Park, MI had discovered potential issues with the crawl space and floor support of their newly purchased home. Anxious about the potential long term effects it could have on their house, they began to research what could be causing the floors to sag. After finding out that old, weakened support posts were most likely the cause due to moisture and age, they reached out to us for a solution that would satisfy their needs.
The first product we suggested was the SmartJack Support System, a support jack system designed to stabilize sagging floors and reinforce weakened support beams. The SmartJack system consists of galvanized steel support jacks placed throughout the crawlspace to lift and level the floors, providing stability for the entire home. Next on the list was for our crew to install the SuperSump Plus to address the standing water issues in the crawl space. This sump pump system could alleviate their worries about moisture and damage to the support beams in the crawl space. Our crew explained that the SuperSump Plus was equipped with a powerful pump and an airtight lid, capable of removing excess water and preventing any moisture-related problems. Furthermore, it came with a battery backup system, providing extra peace of mind during power outages.
When installing the SmartJack, they first excavated the areas where the SmartJack supports would be installed. To ensure the stability and longevity of the support jacks, they poured concrete footings for each support jack. Once the footings had solidified, the SmartJack posts were securely positioned and adjusted to lift the sagging floors back to their original level. When installing the SuperSump Plus, our crew began by digging a sump pit in the crawlspace and ensuring it was located at the lowest point to collect any standing water. Then they connected it to a drainage system that would dispel the water away from the home. Finally, they added the battery backup system, ensuring the sump pump would continue to operate even during power outages.
Once this was complete, the family was more than happy to enjoy their new home with their worries of sagging floors and moisture in their crawl space put to rest.
A homeowner in Mount Clemens, MI had been experiencing a persistent foundation issue stemming from one of the cracks in their basement. Although it was a two story home, the cracks in the basement were causing them to have restless nights because of the fear of mold growth and the potential damage the crack was causing for the foundation. This led them to search on the internet for the best foundation repair companies nearby. After coming across our company they reached out to us for a free inspection.
When our Project Manager arrived at the home, he began his free inspection of the homeowners basement and made sure to pay attention to all the cracks and take note of their sizes. Once he had completed the detailed inspection of the basement he talked about a custom solution with the homeowner that would satisfy all their needs. First he recommended the High Pressure Urethane Crack Injection to seal the cracks and the Carbon Armor Wall support system with the Carbon Fiber Power Grid to support the foundation wall.
First, our crew filled the cracks with the High Pressure Urethane Crack Injection. This waterproof material seeped into every nook and cranny, sealing the leak and preventing any more water from entering their basement. Our crew kept a keen eye on the injection, ensuring the crack was filled uniformly, leaving no room for leaks. Next, our crew would begin the process of reinforcing the wall to prevent further structural damage. The carbon fiber fabric would play a vital role in preventing any further movement or widening of the cracks in the walls. The Carbon Fiber Power Grid was the perfect solution for this homeowner – a network of carbon fiber straps that offered immense strength and durability would be installed across the cracks and would distribute any external pressure evenly across the wall, mitigating the risk of future cracks.
With the carbon fiber systems in place and the cracks sealed, the homeowner was delighted to have found a solution that would last him for years without the headache of worrying about the structural integrity of their home.
A Family in Troy, MI who had recently moved to a smaller home to fit their cozier lifestyle had been facing some increasingly worrying problems. Their new home had a basement that they intended to convert into a comfortable bedroom for their son, and an entertaining space for their kids' gatherings. However, they faced a major setback when parts of the basement bedroom got wet during a period of incessant rain during the season. They had noticed that only certain areas in the basement bedroom were affected by the water, while the rest of the basement remained dry and odor-free. Thankfully, the dampness occurred just during those persistent rainy days. Nonetheless, this single incident caused significant disruption in their lives, as it hindered their plans to transform the basement into a functional and enjoyable space for their family. To address the water intrusion problem and make their sons extra room a reality, the homeowners decided to seek professional assistance. After conducting thorough research, they discovered us at HomeSpec. After the initial consultation provided by our Project Manager, He recommended the WaterGuard and the SuperSump Plus.
The first product, WaterGuard, was designed to be installed around the perimeter of the basement floor. It acts as an effective drainage channel that captures any water seepage before it has the chance to spread across the homeowners basement floor. The WaterGuard system also ensures that the water is directed away from the basement and safely expelled to the SuperSump pump to prevent any potential damage to the space and belongings.
The second product, SuperSump Plus, is a sump pump system. Our crew made sure the SuperSump Plus was installed to complement the WaterGuard system. The sump pump is capable of handling a large volume of water, providing an added layer of protection against potential flooding in the basement. With the SuperSump Plus, the family can have peace of mind, knowing that their basement will remain dry and free from any dampness-related issues.
With the WaterGuard and SuperSump Plus systems in place, the family’s basement is now ready for the transformation they had envisioned. Their son's extra room can finally be turned into the inviting and entertaining space he desires, bringing smiles back to the faces of the kids and restoring harmony to the family's living situation.
A homeowner in Royal Oak MI had been grappling with a persistent and frustrating issue in their home. Water had been seeping into the basement, precisely where the floor and wall meet, causing recurring dampness and damage. Fed up with the relentless water intrusion and its consequences, The homeowner was determined to find a lasting solution. However, they didn't want this challenge to stand in the way of their ambitions. They had envisioned converting the basement into a profitable rental property, but the water issue needs to be addressed before they can make that project a reality. The homeowners journey to a dry and rent-ready basement began when they reached out to our team of experts for assistance. Upon analyzing their situation, we understood the urgency of the matter and proposed a comprehensive solution to tackle both the water intrusion problem and this homeowner's aspiration of turning the basement into a rental property.
The first step in our solution was to prevent further water from entering the basement. We recommended the installation of WaterGuard, an interior drainage system. WaterGuard works by capturing water that seeps into the basement and channeling it away from the foundation, preventing it from reaching the basement floor. This solution effectively addresses the issue of water coming in at the juncture of the floor and wall. To install the system, our crew excavated a trench around the perimeter of the basement's interior and placed the WaterGuard drainage system within it. This system is designed with a unique profile that keeps it away from dirt and debris, ensuring its efficiency over time. The system was then connected to a sump pump, creating a reliable pathway for the water to be safely removed from the basement. To further enhance the waterproofing system, we installed the TripleSafe sump pump system. This three-pump system provides three levels of protection against water intrusion. The primary pump efficiently removes water from the basement, while the secondary pump serves as a backup in case the primary one fails. Additionally, a third pump, equipped with a battery backup, ensures the system's functionality even during power outages, offering this homeowner peace of mind and security. To address the visible aftermath of water damage was equally important to this homeowner. Restoring the appearance of the basement while maintaining its dryness was paramount to this homeowner, so we introduced the Everlast Wall Restoration System. This system not only beautifies the walls but also serves as a barrier against moisture and humidity, ensuring that this homeowners basement remains an appealing and comfortable living space for potential renters.
With the work completed, the homeowner now stands on the threshold of a new chapter, ready to welcome tenants into a basement that is not only dry and problem-free but also a source of steady income. Our crew's dedication to solving this water ingress had paved the way for their investment aspirations to become a reality.
A diligent homeowner in Madison Heights, MI who took immense pride in maintaining their property recently noticed a troubling issue that demanded immediate attention. Their once-level driveway had developed noticeable sinking areas, and water had begun pooling dangerously close to the home's foundation. Concerned about potential basement flooding, this homeowner decided to seek professional help to rectify these problems and ensure the long-term integrity of their property.
The first step in addressing their concerns was to tackle the sinking driveway. We employed a product called PolyLevel to provide an efficient solution. PolyLevel is a high-density polyurethane foam that we injected beneath the sunken concrete slabs. As the foam expands, it gently lifts the slabs back to their original level, restoring the driveway's integrity. This method not only provides a durable and long-lasting solution but also minimizes disruption to the property, as the injection process is minimally invasive. With the driveway leveled, our attention turned to the water pooling issue behind their house. To combat this challenge, we chose NexusPro Crack Repair, a powerful and weather-resistant silicone-based sealant. This product fills cracks and joints in the concrete, preventing water infiltration and the subsequent damage it can cause. By creating a watertight barrier, NexusPro redirects water away from the foundation, reducing the risk of basement flooding.
Our crew began by carefully assessing the cracked areas and joints in the concrete slabs behind the house. We meticulously cleaned and prepared these areas to ensure optimal adhesion for the NexusPro sealant. Once ready, our crew applied the sealant, ensuring complete coverage across all vulnerable points. The flexibility of NexusPro ensures its ability to withstand extreme weather conditions and maintain its sealing properties over time.
As the project came to a close, the homeowners property stood transformed. The once-sinking driveway was now level and safe, and the potential threat of water damage to their home had been mitigated. Our strategic use of PolyLevel and NexusPro had provided a comprehensive solution that addressed both immediate concerns and long-term maintenance needs.
In the journey towards achieving our dream homes, we sometimes encounter unexpected challenges that call for careful consideration. This is the story of a homeowner who, after experiencing water damage in their partially finished basement two years ago, decided to take a proactive approach. Their goal was not merely to address the past issue but to holistically analyze the foundation of their home before investing thousands of dollars into a basement remodel. To solve their problems, we introduced them to the WaterGuard and SuperSump Plus systems, ensuring a dry and secure foundation for their future renovation.
It began with a homeowner in West Bloomfield, MI who had water damage in their basement. Although no immediate concerns were reported, the incident raised a red flag. Their partially finished basement had the potential to be a valuable addition to their living space, and they didn't want to risk repeating history when considering re-finishing it. Their home, which was built in 1965, was in need of a thorough foundation analysis.
Recognizing the importance of a comprehensive evaluation, the homeowner wisely decided to assess their foundation before embarking on the basement remodel. They understood that pouring thousands of dollars into the project without addressing potential vulnerabilities could lead to recurring problems in the future. This strategic decision demonstrated a proactive and prudent approach to home improvement.
To address the homeowner's concerns, we presented them with two solutions: the WaterGuard system and the SuperSump Plus. We explained these systems to ensure the homeowner had a clear understanding of how they would benefit their home.
First, the WaterGuard System: We proposed the installation of the WaterGuard system, which is designed to keep basement spaces dry by collecting water that seeps through the walls and floor. WaterGuard consists of a specialized drainage channel that is installed around the perimeter of the basement. This channel directs water to a sump pump, preventing it from reaching the interior of the basement and ensuring that the space remains dry. Next, our crew installed the SuperSump Plus: To further enhance their basement's waterproofing, our crew introduced the SuperSump Plus system. This sump pump is specifically designed to handle high water volumes and comes equipped with a battery backup system. In case of power outages, the SuperSump Plus continues to operate, protecting the basement from flooding.
In the journey towards creating your perfect home, it is essential to address foundational concerns before diving into extensive renovations. The proactive approach of this homeowner in analyzing their foundation before the basement remodel proved to be a wise decision.
By introducing the WaterGuard and SuperSump Plus systems, we provided a comprehensive solution to their concerns about water damage and foundation stability. With these systems in place, the homeowner can confidently move forward with their basement remodeling project, knowing that their investment is protected and their home's foundation is secure.
A homeowner in Berkley, MI with a determination to provide quality living spaces, found themselves facing two significant issues in their property. A 15-foot-long horizontal crack in the basement wall was causing structural concerns, and moisture infiltration was threatening the integrity of the basement. As a homeowner, they sought a solution not only to preserve the value of the property but also to ensure the comfort and safety of their future tenants. This will explore how these homeowners problems were resolved through the implementation of the WaterGuard system, a simple and effective solution.
The first challenge that these homeowners confronted was the daunting 15-foot-long horizontal crack in the basement wall. This crack raised concerns about the structural integrity of the house and potential water damage. Additionally, moisture was seeping into the basement, making it an unsuitable living environment. These issues had to be addressed comprehensively before the property could be rented out to tenants.
The Solution - WaterGuard:
To solve these problems, the homeowner turned to us, professionals who could solve their problem with the WaterGuard system, a proven solution designed to address basement moisture. The WaterGuard system consists of a specially designed drainage channel that is installed along the perimeter of the basement, below the floor. It collects water seepage and directs it away from the basement, preventing moisture buildup and potential damage.
1. Moisture Mitigation:
WaterGuard tackles the moisture problem by collecting water before it can infiltrate the basement space. Its unique design ensures that water is channeled away from the foundation, eliminating the dampness that had previously plagued the homeowners basement. With a dry basement, tenants can enjoy a comfortable and mold-free environment. The WaterGuard system not only keeps the basement dry but also addresses the structural concern posed by the 15-foot-long horizontal crack. By preventing water intrusion, WaterGuard helps protect the basement walls from further damage, ensuring the longevity of the property.
Once the WaterGuard system was in place, the homeowners witnessed a significant improvement in the basement environment. Moisture problems were eliminated, and the horizontal crack ceased to be a threat to the structural integrity of the house. With a dry and secure basement, The homeowners property was ready for rental.