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These home owners wanted their crawl space to be encapsulated. Our CleanSpace system works well for many issues that could happen in your crawl space. The system completely closes off your crawl space from any outside elements such as dirt, rodents, water, and any kind of moisture.
The CleanSpace material is also made of inorganic materials so no mold can grow on it, because lets be real no one wants mold in their home. The material is also super durable so it can still be walked on, have items stored on it and you don't have to worry about anything happening to it.
Greg called us because he wanted his dirt floor crawl space cleaned up and insulated before winter. This crawl space is very small but our team can get in most tiny places with no problem. Our CleanSpace encapsulation is installed to cover the floor and the walls. It doesn't allow water/moisture in and can help reduce energy costs. CleanSpace is also very durable and can have boxes stored on it with no problem.
This crawl space was seeing some moisture periodically so the homeowner was hoping to get the space encapsulated in order to protect against mold, rot, and variety of other potential problems down the road. We were able to help with just that, installing our CleanSpace vapor barrier throughout. This 20mil material is incredibly strong and difficult to tear, making it incredibly reliable. We also installed SilverGlo insulation the wall to increase energy efficiency spray foam in the rim joists to eliminate common entry points for moisture and humid air. Finally, we covered the vents with air tight vent covers eliminating a final access point for moisture and humidity. This crawl space should now be warmer, dryer, brighter, and safter in the years to come.
Brent K. called because he wanted a permanent fix for his leaking crawl space. The crawl space was built in 1983 with brick foundation and although there were no cracks found, water was entering where the wall meets the floor. During times of heavy rain, the problem worsened and the sump pump within the space was unable to keep up with the amount of water.
To update the ineffective sump pump we installed the SmartSump sump pump system. This sump pump is specifically made for wet crawl space needs by collecting and pumping water out of the space automatically. The system includes a reliable liner and pump, an airtight lid to prevent water in the sump from evaporating into the space and a floor drain that will allow water to flow directly into the sump through the lid if a flood occurs. To alert the homeowner if the pump cannot keep up for some reason, this system also comes with an alarm system that will sound if this problem occurs.
Next we installed drainage matting that is placed underneath the CleanSpace liner. The dimpled surface on this matting helps water flow easily underneath the liner and directs it to the sump pump to be pumped out of the home.
Next we encapsulated the crawl space with the CleanSpace liner. This liner is waterproof and vapor proof to prevent moisture from entering the space through the brick walls or porous concrete floor. We sized the liner for the dimensions of the crawl space a secured it to the walls to prevent it from falling down. The material of the liner is extremely durable and includes an antimicrobial additive that prevents mold growth.
Brent now has a dry crawl space and is free of any worries.
A dirty, wet crawl space can really put a damper on your home (and its value). After discovering this, a family in Middleville, MI gave us a call. Upon a free and professional inspection, we determined our patented CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system would be the best solution to this family's problem. CleanSpace completely seals off your crawl space from the surrounding elements, preventing any dirt, water, or cold air from entering. The anti-microbial components in CleanSpace also adds an extra layer of protection against mold growth. With the installment of CleanSpace, this family can be comfortable in their home.
A husband and wife called us about their crawlspace that was wet and gross. We drove to their property to solve the issue. After inspection we decided that CleanSpace technology would be perfect for waterproofing this crawlspace. CleanSpace is a 20 mil thick plastic liner that fits to the crawl space to completely seal the home from the earth. Polyester cord reinforcement allows for a lot of durability, to make it last longer than the home will. This liner also contains an antimicrobial additive to prevent mold. These homeowners should never worry about their crawl space ever again.
The homeowners in Ostego, MI were noticing water pooling in their crawl space. They knew that they needed to get things fixed up because they did not want the moisture to cause mold in their crawl space. The mold could lead to health problems for the family.
The homeowner's old sump pump was replaced with the TripleSafe sump pump. The TripleSafe sump pump has three sump pumps in one for extra protection. The first pump removes water effectively from the home. The second pump has a separate discharge line and is more powerful so it is there for you in the rare cases that the first pump fails. The third pump is equipped with batteries so it is there for you if the power goes out.
Thanks to the TripleSafe sump pump the homeowner's basement is now clean and dry!
The homeowners had water coming into their basment through cracks in the floors and walls. The water was starting to cause visible damage to the floors and walls. During the winter months the water coming into the homeowners basement gets worse because of all the melting snow and ice.
Our professional team decided that IceGuard anti freeze system will be the perfect solution to the homeowners water problems. The IceGuard system attached to the sump pump discharge line outside of the home. The IceGuard system allows water to escape from a sump pump discharge line if the pipe freezes or becomes blocked for any reason. Even if the pipe outlet is buried under a foot of ice and snow, the water can escape, allowing your sump pump to keep your basement dry.
This basement wall had a crack that extended much of the length of the poured concrete. The crack had been leaking for some time and had been treated with a product to try to stop the water but the water just kept coming. That's when we got involved using a waterproofing solution called FlexiSpan. At the base of the wall where the crack is present, a small drywell is dug out, a few gallons in volume. Drainage stone is added to the well. Then we add a small wall flange along the base of the wall and cement over the well. On the wall, CleanSpace fabric covers the crack creating a barrier with directs any incoming water down the wall and into the drywell below the concrete floor so that the moisture can leech back into the soil without ever been seen or puddling on the floor. Even small wall leaks can be big problems. With FlexiSpan, they don't have to be.
The homeowners in Spring Lake, MI had a crawl space with a dirt floor and water was starting to pool in some areas. The added moisture in the crawl space can lead to mold and can bring unwanted pests to the crawl space.
Our professional team knew something needed to be done! We installed the CleanSpace encapsulation system in the homeowners crawl space. The CleanSpace system covers the floors and walls of your crawl space with a thick, durable, plastic vapor barrier. The vapor barrier isolates your home from the earth locking our mositure, preventing mold from growing and keeping unwanted pests away!
The before picture shows the original crawl space and the after picture shows the crawl space once the CleanSpace encapsulation system was installed.
The homeowners in Spring Lake, MI had a crawl space with a dirt floor and water was starting to pool in some areas. The added moisture in the crawl space can lead to mold and can bring unwated pests to the crawl space.
Our professional team decided that the SmartSump sump pump was the way to go! The SmartSump is specifically designed for crawl spaces to help reduce moisture, remove water and prevent flooding.
The SmartSump has a unique sump pump cover design, so water from a plumbing leak fills an alarm pocket on the lid first, sounding a WaterWatch alarm that will let you know there is a plumbing leak. From there, the water flows down a special airtight floor drain that will let the water down, but damp air cannot come up into your crawl space. The WaterWatch sump pump alarm also alerts you to pump failure for any reason, including power outages.
The before picture shows how much water was in the crawl space and the after picture is the SmartSump sump pump.
Karen M. contacted us because the crawl space under her home had a dirt floor and puddles of water. Dirt floors in a crawl space are never good. Dirt floors literally allow the outside elements into the home. You wouldn't have a dirt floor basement so why should your crawl space have a dirt floor.
CleanSpace can fix the dirt floor crawl space and the puddles. CleanSpace encapsulates the entire crawl space so no outside elements can get in including waste/moisture, bugs, and wind. The CleanSpace material is also super durable so you can still store items on it and walk on it.
This homeowner has begun to notice some moisture build-up in their crawlspace. Nothing major yet, but even the smallest amount of water can turn into big problems. In order to fix this issue and avoid further problems in the future, we needed to encapsulate this crawlspace.
Inside the Basement Systems encapsulation system is the CleanSpace liner. This is a plastic sheet that is designed to permanently keep away any moisture and air. It is placed completely over the walls and floor, creating a constant blockage to anything outside of it.
Another problem that is common with crawlspaces is cold air. If cold air gets into your crawlspace, it will obviously make the crawlspace cold. Due to the stack effect however, that cold air will travel throughout your entire home, causing you to use more heat. Luckily, our SilverGlo insulation on the block walls helps reflect heat back into the home, making floors warmer and heating cost lower.
Not only will this homeowner have a healthy crawlspace, but their entire home will be able to maintain a healthy environment.
The homeowners had water seeping into their basement where the floor and the wall meets. So much water was getting in that it turned their finished basement into a partially finished basement because the water caused so much damage.
Our professional team knew something needed to be done. Our team installed the WaterGuard long lasting interior perimeter drainage system. The product sits on the top of the footing in the basement in order to prevent clogging from mud and other debris. WaterGuard works by trapping water seepage from the floors and walls into its drainage system before it does any damage to your basement. Once the system catches the water in the drain it takes it directly to the sump pump. From there, the sump pump removes the water from your basement keeping it nice and dry!
The before picture shows the WaterGuard system being installed and the after picture shows the system once it is all installed and covered with a clean and fresh layer of concrete.
This home was built near a lake and the customer wanted to protect their crawl space. The customer called in our team of experts to encapsulate and transform his crawl space. We installed CleanSpace and our SmartSump sump pump. The combination of these products ensures water and moisture do not seep in through the dirt floor or poured concrete walls and is pumped out immediately.
Frank has crawl space in his home that was exposed to the elements by an uncovered vent. The vent allowed moisture and other debris in his crawlspace, which led to mold and other problems. There was also a tarp on the floor of the space being used a vapor barrier, retailers often falsely advertise basic tarps as vapor barriers when in reality they do nothing.
Our team fixed Frank's problems with multiple CleanSpace solutions. First we used a dehumdifier to get rid of all the moisture. Then we installed CleanSpace vent covers to prevent anything else from coming into the crawl space, CleanSpace drainage matting to help flow any moisture to the Smart Drain that was also installed.
Chester's basement was literally being supported by a stack of cinder blocks. The steel girders that make up the foundation of his home was sitting on a stack of dangerous blocks. If those blocks were to slip his house could potentially cave into his home.
To fix this our team installed SmartJacks to replace the the cinder blocks. SmartJacks are steel beams placed in small hole filled with ebbles for extra support. Each jack can hold up to 60,000 lbs and they are the only permanent solution to foundation support issues.
Who says you can't show off your crawl space? You can if you have our patented CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. A damp, grimy crawl space prevents you from using your crawl space for storage and is bad for your health, let alone being something you want to hide. This family in Petoskey, MI was tired of their crawl space, so they called us. We installed the CleanSpace encapsulation system, making their crawl space a glimmering light at the end of the tunnel. CleanSpace completely seals off your crawl space from the earth and prevents mold growth with its anti-microbial components. The owners of this crawl space can say goodbye to problems coming from under their home with CleanSpace.
Smart Jacks stabalize and lift homes. How do they do it? We remove the weak ground that the home was sitting on and create a solid base for the Smart Jack to transfer the weight of the home onto. Now, this house can confidently support the family inside.
A customer called Ayers with a few issues happening in their crawlspace. The walls of the crawlspace were having some problems with water entering in. On top of this issue, they wanted to insulate the crawlspace, making it warmer.
Our CleanSpace works to encapsualte the entire space of the crawlspace. This prevents moisture, dust, and dirt from entering the crawlspace. The moisture entering in this crawlspace prior to laying the CleanSpace was and can cause mold to enter. After the CleanSpace is installed, this crawlspace will not have any issue with mold.
We then add SliverGlo, attaching it to the walls of the crawlspace. The SilverGlo is a highly effective graphite-impregnated insulation with a built-in radiant heat barrier surface. SliverGlo improves insular properties by 24% while offering an economical insulation option for crawlspaces.