High humidity, standing water, and sagging floors. These are the symptoms a homeowner in Hudson, Iowa reported to Midwest Basement Systems when he sought to our help. The issues all stemmed from the crawl space.
The crawl space was made of clay so water could not properly drain on its own. This water led to the building humidity and excess moisture, which led to rotting support jacks underneath the floors, which eventually led to the sagging floors in the home.
The production team installed a sump pump to drain the standing water, then installed drain matting and CleanSpace barrier to reduce moisture buildup, and new rim joists to stabilize where the floors had started to sag. This extreme renovation not only helped to solve the homeowner's problems but also prevents the leaks from reoccurring in the future. This is how we help restore our customers' peace of mind!
Crawl spaces left unattended can slowly deteriorate. Mold growth, bug and spider infestation, moisture, and odors develop and increase over time.
Cleaning up and fully encapulating the crawl space is the safest and healthiest way to not only improve the space itself, but to improve the air quality in the rooms and floors above.
Wet spring soils swelled up with water pushed this basement wall inward. As you can see the crack in the wall is opened up wide. About a half of an inch. The next photo will show the wall is pushed back and the crack is closing as the wall is straightened.
We met with a family in Pleasant Hill that was concerned with unlevel concrete in their driveway. They didn't want anybody to trip over it. Our System Design Specialist went out to the home and gave them a free quote. They decided to go through with the work and we made an appointment to come out and fix their driveway.
When our production team got to their home, we began the process of fixing their driveway by first drilling a tiny hole where the high density polymer would be injected. This high density polymer, PolyLevel, is what is used to raise the slabs. The outcome was great; their driveway is now level!
Here is an example of older, non sealed sump pump system and its replacement with the triple safe system and a SaniDry dehumidification system. The older system had a smaller sump basket, and less inlets supplying water to one pump. The new system has a much larger sump basket, 3 pumps, and a state of the art battery back up system.
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