In the spring of 2019, these homeowners had us waterproof their basement with our patented WaterGuard Sub-Floor Drainage System with our TripleSafe sump pump. Because of how well the system has worked for them over the past two years and how beautiful the original project came out they decided to contact us again to take care of the structural and moisture issues within their crawl space.
Because of the structural issues that they were experiencing in their crawl space, they noticed that their floors had sunken three inches over a six-foot span. Because of this sinking, they noticed in their home bouncing floors, chairs that would roll freely when someone got up and having to sleep with their head at the bottom of the bed in order to get a good night's sleep as well as to get out of their bed.
In order to take care of the issues that they were noticing in their home and restore structural integrity to their home, we had to install several of our patented products. We first started by sistering their rotten and cracked floor joints, we then replaced their sill plate on their front wall. Once these two steps were completed we were able to move on to the heavy lifting. We then installed two steel i-beams on the outside perimeters of the crawl space, which we supported with four SmartJacks with precast footings. Once these two supports were in place we installed an eight-inch wide flat stock steel under their main girder, which we then supported with an additional four Smartjacks. Finally, we laid gravel throughout the crawl space so we would lay our drain matting along the entirety of the floor before we encapsulated their crawl space with our CleanSpace vapor barrier.
These homeowners were a little apprehensive about removing and repairing their sill plate, but once they saw how level and structurally sound their home was their minds were put at ease. They could not have been any more ecstatic about how their project came out, but more importantly that they did not have to deal with the headache of chairs moving and being able to get a good night of sleep.