Kalamazoo, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Traverse City
This 1890 basement had several problems caused by water damage and water instrusion through the basement floor and walls. The owners installed posts to help with sagging in the basement caused by a removed chimney.
That white powder you see on these ceiling beams is mineral residue left behind after water evaporates.
This crawl space was filled with wood beams which, combined with water vapor and humidity will rot. A basement is no place for organic material like wood.
The CleanSpace wall system is a thick, heavy plastic liner for lining crawl spaces. It provides a vapor barrier and is a great solution for damp and leaking stone walls.
CleanSpace is a great solution for stone walls much like the basement walls in this home.
We installed our TripleSafe sump pump system. As the name indicates, there are three sump pumps in one liner.
Our discharge lines not only remove water from the basement, they are buried underground and release water far from the home.
We outfit our discharge lines with IceGuard, to prevent frozen water from blocking water from exiting the home.
Haylea G. reached out to us after years of water leaking into the crawl space of her 1890 Grand Rapids, MI home. This older crawl space was covered in field stones that no doubt allowed moisture to seep in causing mold, rot and robbed the home of any heat insulation. The constant moisture also contributed to severe structural issues in this home particularly in an area where a chimney had been removed in earlier years.
We installed our CleanSpace crawl space liner which is a tough 20 mil, seven-ply barrier designed to permanently keep away any moisture and cold air. It is placed over the walls and floor and creates a constant blockage to anything outside of it. We also installed a TripleSafe sump pump to keep the crawl space dry in the future.