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WaterGuard Interior System
DryTrak Drainage Channel
TrenchDrain Drain Grate
IceGuard Discharge Line
FlexiSpan Wall Crack Repair
Polyurethane Crack Sealing
WellDuct Window Drainage
BrightWall Waterproof Panels
ThermalDry Wall Barrier
Basement To Beautiful Pre-finishing Wall Insulation Panels
Drain Tile Installation
SuperSump Pump System
TripleSafe Pumping System
UltraSump Battery Back Up
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Push Pier Underpinning For Settlement, Foundation Leveling, Sinking Foundation Repair
Geo-lock Wall Anchors
Geo-lock Helical Anchors
PowerBrace Bowed Wall Repair
CarbonArmor Fiber Wall Repair
SmartJack Crawl Space Support
Slab Pier Repair
PolyLevel Concrete Lifting
EZ Post Deck Repair
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Saint Clair Shores, MI Basement Waterproofed & Bowing Walls Braced

Saint Clair Shores, MI Basement Waterproofed & Bowing Walls Braced

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HomeSpec already had to repair damaged walls in this Saint Clair Shores, Michigan basement back in 2020 because they were severely cracked and bowing. Recently though, the homeowner Stephanie and her dad were removing wall panels from another room in the basement and found the same exact issues – bad water damage, bowing walls and large cracks in the blocks. 

Foundation repair expert Ryan Loop and waterproofing foreman Jerry Blevins lead the crew to complete this repair. They stabilized and braced the foundation walls with the PowerBrace Wall Repair System and Carbon Fiber Straps. A WaterGuard Perimeter Drainage System (aka French Drain) was installed to curb the water intrusion. Sections of the walls were covered with our BrightWall Vapor Barrier Panels to insulate and direct water into the drainage system. 

Stephanie and her father were once again very happy with the results of their newly repaired basement! They don't have to worry anymore about losing property value because of the damage or worry about the issues worsening. 

Foundation Stabilized in St. Clair Shores, MI

Foundation Stabilized in St. Clair Shores, MI

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These homeowners contacted HomeSpec about repairing the failing foundation of their 100-year-old home. 

HomeSpec rebuilt some of the deteriorated blocks, then lifted the foundation and installed helical piers to stabilize the home. 

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Expert Basement Waterproofing, Foundation & Concrete Repair, & More in Saint Clair Shores

HomeSpec BasementFix is Saint Clair Shores’s top home improvement contractor with over two decades of industry experience and quality customer service under our belt. We offer Saint Clair Shores homeowners our full range of professional home services, including basement waterproofing, foundation repair, concrete repair and leveling, and crawl space repair.

Services Offered in Saint Clair Shores & Nearby

  • Basement waterproofing
  • Crawl space repair & encapsulation
  • Foundation repair
  • Concrete repair
  • Concrete leveling

The products we use are engineer-designed and tested for proven effectiveness and durability against Michigan’s harsh climate. Get started today with a free, no-obligation estimate in Saint Clair Shores and nearby. Click below to fill out our online form.

Dependable Basement Waterproofing and Crawl Space Repair Contractor Serving Saint Clair Shores

Signs of a wet basement can be found throughout the home, even in the upper levels: musty smells, a decrease in air quality and energy efficiency, peeling or bubbling paint, buckling hardwood floors, and mold or mildew growth. Whether you have minimal water damage or a full-on flood, call HomeSpec BasementFix to repair existing damage and install long-term solutions in your basement, such as:

  • Perimeter drainage systems
  • Doorway drainage systems
  • Waterproof wall and floor products
  • Wall and floor crack repairs
  • Replacement windows
  • Water heater flood protection
  • Frozen discharge line prevention
  • And more!

Crawl spaces that are damaged or improperly constructed can also leave your home vulnerable to moisture damage, high energy bills, and pest infestations. Without adequate structural support, some crawl spaces can even sink and cause shifting floors and walls in the upper levels of your home. HomeSpec BasementFix addresses and corrects damaged, ill-fitting crawl spaces across Saint Clair Shores with the following services:

  • Crawl Space Insulation
  • Crawl Space Drainage
  • Crawl Space Encapsulation
  • Crawl Space Structural Repair

Expert Foundation Repair, Concrete Repair, & Concrete Leveling Services in Saint Clair Shores

A damaged foundation can’t properly support your home and should be addressed at the first sign of trouble: bowing walls, cracked walls or floors, tilted chimneys, sloping floors, and pooling water, just to name a few. While foundation problems are an unavoidable part of homeownership, we want to make the repair process as stress-free as possible for you. Our team of highly trained foundation repair experts will safely restore the strength of your home’s foundation with our proven effective solutions:

  • Foundation piers - to stabilize your foundation against settlement with minimal disturbance to your home. Comes with a 25-year manufacturer warranty.
  • Foundation wall repair - to fix cracks, correct bowing or tilting walls, and add reliable support to keep your foundation walls stable.
  • Crawl space support posts - using the SmartJack® crawl space support system to provide support for sagging/undersized beams, restore stability, and correct sagging floor joists.

HomeSpec BasementFix also offers complete concrete repair services that restore and protect concrete inside and outside of your Macomb County home, including concrete driveways and sidewalks. Homeowners can benefit from our innovative concrete sealant that permanently bonds with one application to protect against UV rays and moisture for long-lasting protection on new and old concrete. If you have sloping concrete floors in your home, we will restore them with the PolyLevel concrete leveling system, a faster and longer-lasting alternative to mudjacking. PolyLevel cures in as little as 24 hours, adds very little weight as it lifts, and is far less messy than traditional mudjacking, making it ideal to use on interior slabs.

Case Studies From Saint Clair Shores
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When a homeowner contacted HomeSpec about a large crack in her basement wall, we found that several of the walls were cracked in multiple areas. This...
Job Stories From Saint Clair Shores, MI
Separating Porch Solved with Helical Pier Support System in Saint Clair Shores, MI

A homeowner in Saint Clair Shores, MI had built a porch to increase the property's value and give the family some extra living space. However, after enjoying the new addition for some time, they started to notice it slowly shifting away from the house. Worried this gap was a sign of future foundation problems for the home, they consulted some friends who recently had basement waterproofing done by HomeSpec BasmentFix. This recommendation led them to contact us for foundation repair.

One of our experienced Project Managers, Sidney, was sent to the home to provide a free, detailed inspection and get eyes on the widening gap. After meeting with the homeowners and discussing their concerns in more detail, Sidney explained that new additions to the home can sometimes damage the home itself while also causing damage to the existing foundation when not installed/constructed correctly. When the soil was dug up for the new addition, this caused the untouched soil to lose some of its integrity. Because of the proximity to a large body of water, the soil underneath the foundation is prone to wash out, creating a void that the porch sinks into. When the foundation settles into the weaker soil, this creates a gap between the home and the porch, which if left unaddressed, can lead to further foundation problems. With the homeowners fully informed of the situation, Sidney proposed a custom solution that involved our Helical Pier support system to bring the porch back to level with the rest of the house and close the gap.

The Helical Pier Support System is an ideal solution for this family’s sinking porch because it provides long term peace of mind and stability for the home. Helical Piers work by digging out the soil around the foundation and then screwing the helical plates that are welded to the shaft of the piers to reach load-bearing soils, or even bedrock. This stability allows the weight of the foundation to be transferred to the newer soils through the piers without disrupting the weaker soils above. The proven solution addresses the root cause of the settlement by utilizing the foundation pier system to lift and level the addition to the rest of the house.

With the new addition restored to its original condition and the family’s fears put to rest, they were excited to receive a referral discount from HomeSpec BasementFix.

Sinking Patio Addition Solved with Helical Pier Support System in Saint Clair Shores, MI

A family in Saint Clair Shores, MI decided to add a patio to their home to increase the property value and provide some extra space to relax. After the construction and some more renovations over time, the family noticed one side of the patio was sinking. Due to the property being near water, the homeowners feared the problem could get worse. With no concrete plans to move from the home, they still wanted to address the issue as soon as possible because even if they did decide to sell the home, they wouldn't be able to sell it in good conscience knowing there was a foundation repair need. This led them to contact HomeSpec BasementFix as their foundation repair contractor of choice.

One of our Project Managers, experienced in foundation settlement repair was sent to the home to discuss the families concerns and conduct a detailed inspection. During the conversation, fears that the concrete slab would crumble were mentioned and our Project Manager explained that over time the water can cause the soil to soften or wash out completely. This leaves the foundation susceptible to settlement and can cause it to sink in order to fill the void. Understanding the urgency of their request, our project manager proposed a custom solution that involved installing our Helical Pier foundation support system. 

To solve the problem of this family's foundation settlement. Helical piers are installed to the appropriate depth and adjusted to meet the requirements of the home, in order to transfer the weight of the home to deeper, load-bearing soils. The Helical Pier Support System gets its name from the Helical plates welded to the shaft that act as an anchor, supporting the pier in strenuous conditions. Due to this, the piers won't add weight to unstable soils, providing support and long term durability. After the foundation has been lifted, the Helical Piers stabilize the foundation, preventing further settlement. This situation required our crew to address the root cause of the problem and the Helical Pier Support System was more than capable of providing a permanent below ground solution. 

After the homeowners' fears had been put to rest, the foundation restored, and the family pleased with the professional work done by our crew, they were more than happy to leave a review and recommend HomeSpec BasementFix to neighbors in need of home repair.

Porch Foundation Settlement Problem Resolved in Saint Clair Shores, MI

A homeowner in Saint Clair Shores, Mi was going to be moving to Florida next year for a job transfer. However, over their time living in their current home, they noticed the porch seemed to be sinking, and both doors and windows were not closing properly, and previous inspections had suggested this was an active settlement issue. To ensure property value was maintained for when he’d sell the home, and establish a sense of security in his current living arrangements, the homeowner began looking for a foundation repair contractor nearby. They were introduced to HomeSpec Basementfix by a friend who had basement waterproofing done recently.

AJ, a foundation expert, was sent to the property to discuss the concerns with the homeowner and complete a detailed inspection of the property. While discussing the concerns with the owner, they confirmed that some of the windows and doors in the house would not close properly. AJ understood this was a settlement issue and if not dealt with correctly, could continue to cause damage to the windows, and doors as well as the foundation of the home. Foundation settlement is caused when one of the layers of the soil under the foundation fails to support the weight of the home and begins to sink. This happens over time and is not noticed immediately, which if left unaddressed, can cause the foundation of your home to structurally fail. After explaining this further to the homeowner, he also noticed cracks in foundation walls during his inspection, which led him to believe this was a long term issue that had not been dealt with before.

The first step outlined in our custom proposal for fixing this sinking foundation would be to add support systems in order to raise it back to level conditions. This is where the Helical Pier System would come in. Welded helical plates to the shaft allow it to secure the pier within the soil acting as an anchor. The Helical Pier System shifts weight from the foundation and transfers it to the pier itself, which reduces stress on the foundation. This system can be adjusted to meet the needs of the home over time, which makes it a permanent solution for foundation repair. Once the weight is transferred to the pier system, the foundation can then be lifted back to its original position. Thereby, addressing the problem and providing a lifelong solution.

After the work was completed, and the homeowners porch restored to its original position, they were pleased with the recommendation given to them and were more than happy to recommend HomeSpec BasementFix to anyone in need. 

Crawl Space Encapsulated To Ensure Safety in Saint Clair Shores, MI

This homeowner reached out to HomeSpec after discovering mold and moisture in their crawl space. The mold was causing health issues for their family and they were very concerned. After removing the mold, they wanted to encapsulate the crawl space to ensure this wouldn't happen again. 

HomeSpec was able to encapsulate the crawl space by sealing the walls and floor with a CleanSpace Vapor Barrier. This blocks moisture and water vapor from entering. Then a SaniDry Dehumidifier was installed to drain into the sump pump. This conditions the air and makes sure the relative humidity does not surpass 55% – preventing mold growth. 

This was extremely reassuring to the homeowner who was worried about the safety of their family inside their own home. Now their crawl space is dry and healthy!

Crawl Space Joist Repair in Saint Clair Shores, MI

A homeowner contacted HomeSpec about a broken joist, as well as bowing support beams in his crawl space.

Our team replaced the broken joist. We also added a crawl space support system to restore stability.