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Basement Waterproofing & Crawl Space Repair in Blue River, Oregon

Do you have water in the basement? Is your crawl space damp? This leads to mold, rot, musty odors, and structural issues. It also leads to a reoccurring headache for you. Luckily, our trained experts are available to permanently fix the problem.

We will properly install a hidden drainage system in your Blue River basement and completely encapsulate your crawl space with CleanSpace vapor barrier. We are here to solve the problem for you.

Why Choose Us?
  • Lifetime Warranty on all Perimeter Waterproofing Systems
  • 25-year Warranty on Crawl Space Encapsulation Systems
  • Sump Pump Installation, Repair & Replacement
  • Basement, Crawl Space & Spray Foam Insulation
  • Basement Egress Windows
  • Flood Vents & Drainage Systems
  • Crawl Space & Basement Dehumidifiers
  • Crawl Space Excavation
  • Hundreds of Satisfied Customers
 

Basement Remodeling in Blue River, OR

Waterproofing your basement prevents outside water from coming in but what if a pipe bursts or the water heater leaks inside the home. A newly remodeled basement done by your average contractor will mold and rot if there is an internal leak. You'll have to tear out your new basement! We fix this issue.

Our Products Include:
  • Waterproof, washable, insulated walls           
  • Mold-Resistant, No-Sag suspended ceiling
  • Modular carpet, tile & faux wood flooring

  • Energy-efficient, double-paned basement windows
  • Attractive Sunhouse basement window wells
  • French, bifold, louvre & six-paneled steel doors
Unlike the average Blue River contractor we use completely inorganic, waterproof materials. Even if the basement floods your walls and floors will not be damaged by the water. These waterproof products are patented and are built to create an attractive basement that lasts a lifetime.

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Earthquake & Seismic Retrofitting in Blue River

In Blue River, earthquake risk is a reality. That is why it is critical to have your home properly reinforced and prepared for any seismic event. At John's Waterproofing, we provide seismic retrofitting services on your home or business using metal connectors and other reinforcing methods and materials. The goal is to counteract racking, sliding, and overturning, the 3 major earthquake-induced forces that can damage or ruin your structure.

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Job Stories From Blue River, OR
Nasty Odor in Crawlspace - Blue River, OR

Musty smells in the home can be problematic. The homeowners were sniffing around their home to identify the source of the issue, and found the smell was strongest near the duct systems which ran through the crawlspace. The system was working, so they knew the system wasn't faulty. They ended up going under the home and found the smell was mold growing in the old fiberglass insulation that was stuffed against the floorboards and wrapped around the duct systems. The insulation had mold growing, and it was falling in pieces down to the dirt floor. After looking online they called up John's Waterproofing for help. Our design specialist was able to determine that their main issue was high humidity in the space and condensation. 

To address this water issue, our crew began by removing the old insulation and cleaning out the debris from this space. Once it was cleared out our crew began by installing a SuperSump pump in the lowest spot of the space. This collects the groundwater and sends it out and away from the home. Next, TerraBlock insulation was laid over the dirt floor. We then used CleanSpace to isolate each wooden post, anchored along the walls and sealed into place with our special four inch wide waterproof tape. The vents were then sealed up and spray foam was applied along the foundation walls to aid in insulating the space. As a final step we installed a SaniDry dehumidifier to keep the space dry. The smell went away and the homeowners were very happy!

Musty Smell from Crawlspace - Blue River, OR

This homeowner contacted John's Waterproofing because bad smells were coming from his crawlspace and his family was suffering from breathing problems.

Our System Designer showed up at the home and after introducing himself, he got to work right away.  He measured the home and inspected the exterior to look for any signs on the outside that could be contributing to the problem. He found the downspouts in good shape and operating as they should so next was to dive into the crawlspace. The photos showed that there was water intrusion on a regular basis and insulation was falling and mold starting to grow along the posts and beams. That was where the smells and likely the health issues were coming from. The designer suggested CleanSpace encapsulation as it was the ONLY way to get rid of the mold for good.

A few weeks later our experienced Installers came out. All of the debris, old insulation and vapor barrier was removed. MoldX2 cleaner was applied to the wood where mold could be seen and MoldX2 Botanical, an all-natural, thyme-based formula that is antimicrobial, fungicide, cleaner and deodorizer was applied. Next, a perforated pipe drain system was installed around the perimeter, and graded to a TripleSafe Sump system at the low point. TerraBlock, a flexible foam barrier was laid on the dirt floor and the vents were sealed and posts isolated. A CleanSpace barrier was installed, seams were sealed, and it was run up the walls where it was secured in place. A SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier was installed to ensure the humidity was controlled to prevent mold growth and the air was filtered for a healthy home. Lastly, 3" of a single-cell spray foam was applied to the foundation wall to fully insulate the space.

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Newly Purchased Home has a Musty Smell in Blue River, OR

This home was recently purchased, it had passed inspection, but when the new homeowners officially moved in and they noticed an odd musty smell emanating from the crawlspace. Upon further inspection, the new homeowners noticed the old fiberglass was mushy in places and had mold growing inside of it. This is why fiberglass insulation is not made for under a home. 

To solve this issue we removed all of the old insulation and the 6 Mil vapor barrier that had been placed here. We then applied MoldX to a few places where signs of water mold had been starting to appear. We then installed a SmartSump pump to collect groundwater and push it out and away from the home. To add insulation made for crawlspaces we laid TerraBlock over the dirt floor and SilverGlo along the walls. The space was then encased in our CleanSpace vapor barrier. This 20 Mil woven material is inserted under each wooden post, anchored along the walls, and fully secured. We then replaced the vent covers and installed a SaniDry dehumidifier to help keep this space dry and healthy. 

Musty Smell Coming up from the Crawlspace of a Newly Purchased Home - Blue River

These homeowners had purchased their new homes before the rainy season had begun. Upon inspection, the crawlspace had a simple 6 Mil vapor barrier and had appeared dry enough, and had fiberglass insulation tied up to keep the home above warmer. For this reason, there was no evidence for the new homeowners to be concerned. However, once the heavy rains began they quickly noticed a musty smell emanating from their crawlspace. To get help, they called in John's Waterproofing. 

When we examined the crawlspace we learned that the fiberglass insulation was harboring mold. The insulation had been stuffed into the crawlspace joists but there were mold spores growing along the wooden beams behind the fiberglass. This is a common issue we see since fiberglass insulation is not made to be open to the elements as it is in a crawlspace. To fix the issue of this home we removed all of this insulation and the old vapor barrier. We then installed a SmartSump pump to divert groundwater safely away from the home. To help the home have control over their energy bills we laid down a layer of TerraBlock crawlspace insulation to insulate the dirt floor. The foundation walls were insulated with our SilverGlo insulation panels and this was all covered without a CleanSpace vapor barrier that seals under each wooden post, and anchors along each wall to give the crawlspace a truly waterproofed seal. 

New Home Smells Musty in the Crawlspace - Blue River, OR

The new homeowner noticed a musty smell coming from the crawlspace. Worried about what this would entail they went under the home. They noticed that the vapor barrier that was under the home was coming a part in a few places and that there were some water stains around these places. To ensure the home was waterproofed they called John's Waterproofing. 

Our crew came out and removed the old vapor barrier, it had multiple tears we could find and that musty smell was seeping into their home. To control this issue we added in a SmartSump Pump to pump all of the water a safe distance away from the home. We then sealed up the space with our 20 Mil woven CleanSpace Vapor Barrier. This isolates all of the wooden piers and seals against the wall and comes with our warranty that it will be tear and rip resistant for twenty-five years. The home instantly smelt better and the new homeowners were glad their home was fully waterproofed and protected. 

Dry Crawl Space in Blue River, Oregon

We received a call from a homeowner in Blue River, Oregon who was concerned about their wet crawl space. Our crews went out to fix the problem. After clearing out all the debris from the crawl space, they installed CleanSpace encapsulation system on the walls and floor of the crawl space. CleanSpace prevents any moisture or water vapor from coming into the crawl space from the walls or floor. It also helps lower energy costs and keeps out pests. They also installed a SmartSump sump pump. The SmartSump is designed for crawl spaces with a liner and lid that form a tight seal around the CleanSpace liner. It also has a built-in WaterWatch alarm to alert the homeowner of a plumbing leak so that the problem can be fixed before any damage has occurred. Now this homeowner now can have peace of mind knowing his crawl space is dry and healthy for years to come.

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