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.
Mr. and Mrs. Dixon had been dealing with this problem for awhile now but decided to call Midwest Basement Systems when their son tripped over the front stoop and hurt himself.
Mr. Dixon called and wanted somebody to come out and take a look to see if it was something that could get fixed. The System Design Specialist described to him what we could for him. He explained how we would level the concrete and how it would be done.
Travis came out and did the work for Mr. and Mrs. Dixon. They were very happy with the work that was done. They told Travis that they would recommend us for anything if the future.
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!
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