Foundation Repair Photo Album: Sealing a Crawlspace and Supporting a Foundation Wall

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This home in Albers, IL. had a section of the home that sat over a basement and a section of the home that sat over a crawlspace. Both of these areas can present unique challenges for waterproofing a home. 


The crawlspace had a dirt floor that allowed water vapor to rise up into the underside of the home where it could weaken the wooden floor joists and feed mold throughout the home. The basement walls had cracks that allowed water to leak in through the wall where it could collect on the floor and cause damage or evaporate into the air and make the basement feel damp and uncomfortable. 


To fix this, foreman Jose L. started by incapsulating the crawlspace with CleanSpace™ liner. CleanSpace™ is a super durable and mold resistant waterproofing liner that covers the floor and most of the walls of the crawlspace to prevent any water or water vapor from entering the area. With CleanSpace™ installed, the crawlspace would be kept dry and protected from potential water leaks that come from below ground. 


To fix the leaky walls in the basement, Jose L. and his crew installed PushPiers. By supporting the wall, the cracks could be properly sealed and a perimeter drainage system could be installed to collect water both from leaks in the wall and from beneath the floor. 


These waterproofing systems were then tied in to the sump pump system which would force the water out of the home. This sump pump system featured a main pump to do most of the work and a second, battery powered pump to help the first one or work on its own when the power goes out. 


With these waterproofing systems in place, the crawlspace and the basement will both be kept dry and protected and the basement walls will be permanently supported and strengthened.

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