Jacob has an extensive understanding of the basement waterproofing and crawlspace repair industry. After being introduced to the unique and innovative products offered by John's Waterproofing Co., he quickly realized he needed to be a part of the team. Jacob is a true professional and brings a focused, intelligent approach to each job he is involved with.
Jacob started his work with John's years ago on the crew and has worked his way up to being an inspector. Jacob has been thoroughly trained and has earned the highly esteemed title "Certified Waterproofing Professional", through the Basement Systems International Waterproofing Contractor Network.
Jacob's attention to detail and understanding of how the systems function gives him a unique edge and perfectly designed systems. He has seen it all and has the pictures to prove it. Jacob is looked to within our office for questions related to challenging crawlspace situations and he is always willing to help his co-workers or answer questions for customers.
Jacob enjoys meeting with homeowners and helping them solve their crawl space and basements. In his spare time, you may find him spending quality time with his family, friends, and son. He enjoys fishing and being outdoors when he is not at work.
Here is a customer in Portland, Oregon called stating that his sump pump wasn't working or pumping out water. When our team went out to look they found this homemade sump pump that definitely was not working and there was standing water and much in the crawl space. The Foreman went over all of the issues and the possible fixes with the customer and they decided that a full encapsulation was the best choice. Customer now has a clean, dry crawl space that is virtually maintenance-free while also helping cut costs on his energy consumption.
This customer in Hood River, Oregon had moisture and rodent activity in his crawl space. One major reason is there was no vent cover to the outside access which made it an easy place for animals and water to get in. Here are good pictures of how important it is to have well working vent covers.
Encapsulating your crawl space ensures that the area underneath will stay dry and usable for many years, also providing you with clean air coming into your home.
Mold was breeding behind the insulation in this crawl space and excessive ground moisture and open crawl space vents only added to the problem. Our encapsulation system and Sanidry CX will ensure that never happens again.
Customer called to have a new entrance door installed for their crawl space
The customer is selling home and needs crawl space finished before sold
The customer wanted a solution to water puddling in the basement and to finish the walls. Giving the family reassurance that the basement would be livable and dry, we installed the UltraSump Pump and the WaterGuard System. To give the walls a finished look, we used the Everlast Wall panels.
The customer called with concerns of water coming into her basement from the frame of the window. Since it was the low point, the water continued to collect at the window base. So we dug a hole for a culvert and installed a sump pump to help discharge the water away from the basement.
With a WaterGuard XL, TripleSafe sump system, BrightWall Paneling, and ThermalDry Flooring this basement will avoid water damage and is now a usable space.
This crawlspace was full of water and dirty as well as rodents. Our team came in and cleaned the debris and completely finished the space leaving him with a dry, usable and healthy crawlspace.
This customer called with water leaking into their basement causing issues. We had to install a custom fit sump liner due to the elevation of the house.
This dirty vapor barrier is proof of an existing and reoccurring moisture issue. When the rains start this will begin to accumulate on the vapor barrier again.
The customers called due to constantly being sick from mold growth that started from the crawl space
The customer has two crawlspaces with one that had standing water. They wanted it sealed off and a sump pump to keep it dry.
This crawlspace had a sump pump that was not working and had standingwater and debris. Our crew came out and removed the old pump and all of the debris. Installed a SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier which can remove up to 95 pints of water per day and installed a SuperSump Plus and an Ultra Sump sump pump. This customer no longer hs to worry about moisture or mold.
During the nasty winter of 2017 we had many calls to our office from people who were having water flooding into their basements and crawlspaces. this home was no exception. Sometimes when things like this happen some home owners improvise until we can make it out to the home. That’s exactly what this homeowner did, he put a make shift sump pump in the crawl to at least minimize the water coming in. you can see in the before picture that it helped, but definitely was not a permanent solution to this homeowner’s problem. Our crew came in cleaned up the crawl installed a more efficient sump pump in a proper low point spot of the crawlspace along with a back-up battery and dehumidifier. It was also encapsulated without Cleanspace system to help keep out any water or moisture. Later on our crew came back out to finish putting in spray foam insulation.
This crawlspace was in dire need of repairs. With insulation falling, and moisture, the space was not safe nor usable. Our team of professionals cleaned out all of the debris and insulation. They put in our Water Guard XL drainage system, Thermal/Dry Wall, and TripleSafe Sandidry sump pump resulting in a clean dry space that customer can now use.
The construction crew called to have a drainage system installed into a new home they are putting up
This crawlspace was a nightmare. Between the water and falling insulation, the entire space was cold and sending drafty air up through the floor boards constantly. Our team came and removed all of the debris and installed our patented clean space along with Silverglo wall insulation. Since then the homeowners have experienced greater heating and cooling efficiency and no more cold spots.
Crawl space located in Cottage Grove, OR where we did a full encapsulation with CleanSpace material, isolating the posts to ensure they stayed dry and mold free.
This homeowner called to inform us that she peeked into her crawlspace access and she saw standing water and there was a "funky" smell. Jacob was quick to come out and provide a free inspection and confirmed for her that there was standing water throughout her crawlspace. He informed her that the smell as caused by bacteria in the standing water and the mold beginning to grow under the home.
Knowing that she had to get this taken care of quickly before it got worse, Nancy immediately scheduled to have Lupe and his team come out and handle the problem. The team dried out space, removed the mold, and installed a perimeter drain and sump pump to ensure she would not struggle with water issues again. We also placed a dehumidifier after we put up our patented CleanSpace crawlspace liner. We then finished the space with spray foam insulation to provide better heating and cooling year-round.
This wall had a large horizontal crack that had begun expanding. The homeowner was right to be concerned and our team set to work reinforcing the wall to make sure the wall would not crumble. The team planted power braces deep into the concrete floor and snug against the wall.
As you can imagine, homes located on the coast can get very wet! This is a home not far for Lincoln city, in the town of Gleneden Beach. It has standing water, mud, and debris all over! Our crew had it looking like a brand-new place.
This homeowner was struggling with water in her basement. She even had to remove portions of her wall due to moisture. Our crew came in and installed our patented Waterguard system before finishing the space with these beautiful Zen Wall panels. Now she will never have to worry about water or mold issues in her basement again, and will have a great finished guest bedroom.
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