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Job Stories From Linn County, OR
Eroding foundation and a lake in Troutdale Oregon

This homeowner complained that they have some occasional water in the winter and in heavy rains and some puddles in the crawlspace. They figured that summer was the best time to get it taken care of. Our inspection revealed that the problem was much larger than anticipated. The concrete foundation was crumbling due to constant moisture under this home. The lines on the ripped visqueen and the drainage pipe under the home, show the depths that water has sat during the rainy times. Our crews came and installed a perimeter drain and sump pump to ensure they never had to worry about water issues again. 

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Older Cascadia, OR Home Gets a Dry Basement

Our crews went out to Cascadia after a homeowner called with complaints of her 1926 home having constant water intrusion. Our team installed BrightWall paneling on all of the walls of the basement. BrightWall not only gives the basement a nice, clean looking finish but also guides any and all water coming in through the walls into the WaterGuard system that was installed along the perimeter of the basement. The WaterGuard piping system channels any water that comes into the basement right to the TripleSafe sump pump. This sump pump makes sure that in the event of one of the pumps failing, there's a backup pump. That backup pump is also there case there's ever a plumbing leak and there's too much water for just one pump to handle. The TripleSafe also has a third pump that is battery operated in case there's ever a power outage. The customer now has a dry and healthy basement for years to come.

Dry Crawlspace in Harrisburg, OR Crawlspace

A homeowner in Harrisburg called our office to see what we could do for their wet crawlspace. Our crews went out and first cleared out all debris in the crawlspace. They then installed CleanSpace encapsulation system. CleanSpace will keep any moisture or water vapors from coming into the crawlspace through the floor or walls. This will help lower heating costs for the homeowner and improve the overall health of the crawlspace and rest of the home. Our crews also used Spray foam insulation. Spray foam insulation won't be affected by cold, warm or moist air. It fills in every crack, space, and void, helping reduce energy costs and reduces the risk of mold. A CleanSpace Vent Cover was also installed over the crawlspace vent. This keeps outside air where it should be, outside. This means that no cold, hot or humid air is coming into the crawlspace and causing mold issues. A SuperSump sump pump was put in the crawlspace as well. The SuperSump sump pump not only has a powerful pump that can pump 2,650 gallons of water an hour smoothly and quietly but also has a built-in WaterWatch alarm system that will alert the homeowner to a water problem before any damage is done. There is also now a SaniDry CX dehumidifier in the crawlspace to filter out the air, removing any moisture in the air and ensuring a dry and healthy crawlspace and home. Our teams also installed Smart Jack crawlspace stabilizer to stop settling and raise the floor back to the proper level. This means no more sagging floors or inoperable doors. The homeowner now has a dry crawlspace and a healthier home for years to come.  

Dry Crawl Space in Mill City, OR

After receiving a call from a homeowner in Mill City, Oregon with complaints of water in their crawl space, our crew went out to the home to fix the problem. This home, like many other homes, had a vented crawl space. This means that any cold, hot or humid air from outside can and will come into the crawl space and therefore into the rest of the house. Our crews installed an insulated vent cover to fix this problem. Having this vent cover will help lower energy costs for the homeowner and improve air quality.

Another way our team helped lower heating and cooling costs from the crawl space was by using Spray Foam insulation in the crawl space. Spray Foam fills every space and void, improving air sealing. Our crews then installed TerraBlock on the floor of the crawl space for extra insulation and padding. Our CleanSpace encapsulation system was installed on top of the TerraBlock and the walls. CleanSpace prevents any moisture or water vapors from entering the crawl space. This means no new mold growth or wood rot. Now this homeowner can have peace of mind knowing that they have a dry and healthy crawl space.

Home in Shedd, Oregon Gets a Dry Basement

A homeowner gave us a call after getting tired of always having water in her basement. Our crews went out to the home in Shedd, Oregon. They installed WaterGuard basement waterproofing system. WaterGuard intercepts water at the perimeter of the basement and drains it unseen safely away. It has special wall flange that creates space between the floor and wall which allows wall seepage to drain while keeping dirt and debris out. The WaterGuard drains the water into the sump pump. Our crew installed a TripleSafe sump pump. The TripleSafe has three separate pumps so that in the event of a plumbing leak or power outage, the sump pump will still drain away any water. It also has a built-in WaterWatch alarm system to alert the homeowner if there is a problem before any damage has occurred. Now this homeowner will be able to fully enjoy their dry basement. 

Paraseal Job in Brownsville, Oregon

This builder had sat in on a class by John about water intrusion and knew when he built his new home he wanted to invest the extra money into making sure it was correctly waterproofed from the beginning. Most builders are so concerned with the price that they will choose the cheapest option that meets code.

Our crew installed paraseal, a thick waterproofing membrane, around the foundation of the home and a drainage matting called Tremco to protect the home from any water intrusion after construction. 

Now this builder will have a safe and dry foundation for years to come and not have to worry about water intrusion. 

Lower Energy Costs for Home in Tangent, Oregon

We received a call from a homeowner who was having difficulties keeping their energy costs at a reasonable rate. Our crews went out to the home in Tangent, Oregon to help. Having dirt crawl space can drastically effect heating and cooling costs in a home. So our crew installed CleanSpace encapsulation system on the walls and floor of the crawl space to prevent any moisture or water vapors from coming into the crawl space through the floors or walls. It also keeps the floors warmer which helps lower heating costs. This home also had a vented crawl space. Having an open vent means that any cold, hot or humid air from outside can come directly into the crawl space. So our team installed an insulated vent cover to prevent this from happening. Preventing cold air from the ground and all the air from outside drastically helps to lower heating and cooling costs for the homeowner. 

Rotted posts in Halsey, OR Crawlspace

A customer called with concerns of water in the crawl space and wanted one of our inspectors to come out and take a look. The inspector did happen to find water, but what he also found was mold and rotted-out posts due to the moisture and water being the crawl space. He offered a solution to the water issues and to the rotted posts, that solution was our SmartJack Post Replacement System. With the SmartJack along with our CleanSpace encapsulation, SmartSump and SaniDry dehumidifier this home will have sturdy new posts and a dry crawl space that will last for many years.

Foster, OR Basement WaterGuard Drainage System

This homeowner was having problems with water intrusion in his finished basement. Our inspector Bob suggested installing our ThermalDry Walls, our patented WaterGuard drainage system, and a TripleSafe sump pump.

Pedro and his team quickly set out to stop the water intrusion in Travis's basement. They installed ThermalDry walls, a flexible material placed over the concrete walls that drains wall seepage into the perimeter drain. The Waterguard perimeter drain system collects wall seepage from the ThermalDry walls and directs the water to the TripleSafe sump pump that the team installed. The TripleSafe sump pump is the most reliable, three- pump system that works even when there is a power outage.

After our systems were in place, Travis no longer has water intrusion issues and now has a beautiful and usable basement.

Trench Drain in Crawfordsville, OR Basement

This home had water entering through the exterior stairwell entrance to the basement, and out of concern, the homeowner contacted John's Waterproofing. Our inspector, Bob suggested installing a Trench Drain with a Waterguard perimeter drain. Delfino and his team quickly installed the Trench Drain next to last bottom step. The Trench Drain design prevents water from entering the house and easily connects to the Waterguard sub-floor drainage system. The homeowner no longer worries about water getting into his basement.

Waterproofing in Albany, OR Basement

This homeowner was concerned about water coming into his basement through the cold joist. Our inspector, Bob confirmed the homeowner's suspicions and came up with a plan to waterproof Kyle's basement. Bob suggested installing Thermal Dry walls, our patented Waterguard perimeter drain and a Super Sump pump.

Ramon and his team immediately began to install our products to waterproof Kyle's basement. They first installed Thermal Dry walls that easily fit over stone or concrete walls. It is designed to reflect heat back into the basement to improve comfort and lower energy costs. The Thermal Dry walls work perfectly with the Waterguard perimeter drain by directing wall seepage into it. Our patented Waterguard system is jackhammered into the perimeter of the foundation to collect the wall seepage and channel it to the sump pump. In Kyle's basement, a Super Sump pump collects all collected water and pumps it out of the basement space. The Super Sump works quietly and efficiently and comes with a built-in alarm system for when water levels get too high.

Now that our systems are in place, Kyle no longer sees water entering into his basement and has a dry, healthy and usable new space.

Paraseal in Lebanon, OR Basement

This building company has worked with us at John's Waterproofing for many years. As they were building this new home they knew that it would be a good idea to begin waterproofing before they finished the home. John's Waterproofing can waterproof basements and crawlspaces whether the home is new construction, in the middle of construction, or finished. Our inspector Carolann knew that for this basement, Paraseal was the best option.

Kent agreed, so Pedro and his team installed it. Paraseal is a waterproofing membrane that is installed around the exterior basement walls before it is backfilled. It is made of expandable, granular bentonite that prevents water from causing major issues in the interior basement walls. Due to the fact that concrete is porous, it allows water to filter in slowly over time. Luckily, with Paraseal as a barrier, it will make a big difference to the structural integrity of the home in the future and is a great product for new construction homes. Kent is grateful for our hard work and knows that the future homeowner will not have to worry about water intrusion for years to come.

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Crawl Space Clean Up, Albany, OR

The homeowners were getting ready to sell their house and knew there were moisture problems in their crawl space that they knew they needed to address first. So they called into John's Waterproofing and scheduled to have a design specialist come out to take a look. We found the source of moisture and found some mildew so suggested to a full encapsulation. They agreed and soon enough one of our crews arrived to clean and dry out the space. He installed a new Super Sump and made sure that it was draining as far away from the structure as possible. 

Shortly after the homeowners were able to put their home up for sale, providing the new homeowners with a clean dry crawl space that will stay that way for a very long time.

Small Pooling becomes Flooding Overnight - Harrisburg, OR

When a big rain storm hit, the homeowners knew they needed to keep an eye on their Crawlspace. They had been used to a small amount of pooling water in their crawlspace, and expected it. However, since it had been left untreated, they were not prepared for how quickly the situation could get worse. Overnight, their small pools of water, became a full flooding situation. The water had filled the crawlspace and was penetrating the wooden posts under their home. If left unchecked, this issue would begin to cause wood rot, mold, and could permanently damage the house. The homeowners knew they could delay waterproofing any longer, and they called Johns Waterproofing to get a free estimate for a full crawlspace encapsulation. 

To fix their issue, we began by drying the crawlspace out, we needed a dry foundation so we could prevent damage while we worked. Our install crews removed the debris and added in a Smart Sump and UltraSump under the home. These systems would collect the water from under the home and direct it away from the homes foundation. To keep moisture from getting into the crawlspace, we then laid down our TerraBlock and Cleanspace barriers. These non-organic materials work together and cannot mold, they are tear resistant and are sealed under each post and along the walls so that nothing can get into the home. We then added new vent covers so that nothing could enter the crawlspace via the vents. 

The homeowners were so pleased with their newly encapsulated crawlspace and were happy that they didn't need to worry about water damage under there home any longer. 

Crawlspace Water Issues - Shedd, OR

The homeowner had a few rooms in their basement that had been waterproofed and finished by another company a few years back. But their home also had a small crawlspace that was entered via a small doorway from one of the basement rooms. While the basement section had been sealed off from water issues, the crawlspace had not been addressed. The homeowners learned that this was a mistake when they noticed water seeping through the crawlspace entrance door and dripping into their finished basement. Upon opening the door, they saw flooding, and sagging insulation. 

Our crew came out and removed the debris from the crawlspace and got to work! They added in a Condensation Pump and a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier. These would work together to keep the water and humidity out of the crawlspace. We then added in a 6 Mil Vapor Barrier and Spray Foam around the rim Joists to guarantee water wouldn't be making its way in. To top it off we added new vent covers and an EverLast door so things could be truly sealed off from water damage. 

Waterproofing a new home - Brownsville, OR

While we are happy to go and waterproof a crawlspace or basement that is experiencing waterproofing issues, it is nice when we can be a part of the project from when a home is initially built. With this home we were able to come in after the foundation was poured to waterproof the basement from the exterior. While possible to do this after a home has been built, it is not ideal, which is why most of our work is done on the interior of a space. This home still had the deep wells around the homes foundation and so our crew was able to come in and work directly on the freshly dried foundation walls. 

Our team laid out a dimpled Drainage matting to help divert water down and off of all of the walls, we then overlaid this with a Paraseal material. This product will swell when in contact with water to help keep it from entering a basement at all. When we can get to a house as it is being built we can ensure that no water problems happen from the start, we were happy to create a healthy and dry basement for this home so early in its lifetime. 

Rotten and DIY Crawlspace Posts - Brownsville, OR

This old house experienced very little water throughout a year. The homeowners did not experience flooding, and no condensation could be found on the walls. However, with dirt floors in the crawlspace, water vapor had made its way up into the homes foundation. The homeowners had originally thought that the drooping places in the floor was due to the homes age, so they would add make-shift supports under their home, usually consisting of a cement blocks with various two by fours under support beams. This was done just to keep the floors from sagging further and they would just put as many pieces of wood in a spot as they could. While this provided some support to the noticeable places, it was not addressing the actual problem, water had made its way into the original wooden posts and they were slowly rotting, causing the flooring to sag and droop throughout the years. 

Since the original posts for the home had the wood penetrating the dirt floor, this direct contact was allowing the moisture in the dirt to slowly work its way up the posts, absorbing into the wooden pieces of the foundation, without enough excess water to be otherwise detected.  To repair this, we brought in twenty three SmartJacks to support and save this home from succumbing to rot. Our SmartJacks are made with strong, corrosion-resistant galvanized steel. Since it will not rust, it can be adjustable for years should the need to adjust arise. Once these were in place we safely removed the homemade posts and removed the rotten piers so that the wood rot wouldn't make its way further into the home. Since there would no longer be wood for the water to absorb into, we laid out a 6 Mil black plastic to keep the water from entering the crawlspace. This was secured throughout the crawlspace to save the homes foundation from any further damage. 

Muddy Crawlspace - Scio, OR

The homeowners went to check on their crawlspace after noticing an odd smell wafting up into their home. Upon further inspection, they found that the crawlspace was a wet and muddy mess. The old vapor barrier had never been sealed, and the massive amounts of water that the are faced had pushed the old barrier around. It was bunched up and muddy with large areas under the house being left as deep mud puddles. They knew this kind of damage can lead to costly repairs and could ruin a homes foundation if left untreated, so it was time to call John's Waterproofing. 

The crew came in and removed all of the old vapor barrier and debris from under the home. Due to the high amounts of water we dug a trench around the interior of the space and put in a three inch perforated pipe to direct the water to a SuperSump sump pump made specifically for crawlspaces. The sump pump will move all of the water out and away from the home so it can stay dry and healthy. We then added in a 6 Mil black vapor barrier and sealed this into place so it wouldn't cause problems for the homeowners. The odd smell quickly went away, and the crawlspace is ready to handle the Oregon rain. 

New Water Heater - Mill City, OR

The homeowners had a small water heater for their home. It was common to have to pause washing dishes to let the water heat up again, as well as needing to space out showers to ensure that people would have enough water to clean with. But, the homeowners were ready to change that, they wanted a new water heater and needed a professional to come in and install it. Since the new water heater was larger, they wanted to make sure that the system was set up properly and done to code.

To assist, our plumbing division went to help. After removing the old water heater, the new one was set in place. We upgraded their on demand W/H valves so it would work with the set up they had and in no time at all they had their new water heater tank up and going. They will no longer need to worry about running out of warm water while doing dishes and can now have people take back to back showers if needed. 

We are happy to come out and ensure all your plumbing needs are done the right way, the first time around! 

Cracks in basement lead to flooding - Tangent, OR

Homeowners have a small basement, where they noticed some hairline cracks. The cracks seemed minor, so the homeowners were going to wait until the rainy season had come and gone before addressing the problem thinking that working on a dry basement after the rain would be ideal. However, as the rainy season progressed and water pushed on the foundation walls, the cracks grew. During  a particularly big storm, they noticed pooling in the basement, and this grew to flooding. The cracks had grown under the pressure, and to make sure the damage didn't increase, John's Waterproofing was called. 

While John's doesn't handle large structural issues, we can help with minor damage repair. While this home experienced large amounts of water dripping through the cracks, it was still within our capability to solve. We began by getting all of the water cleared out. Since it was still wet outdoors, we put a dehumidifier in the basement to help us keep the space dry enough for our installers to work efficiently. They began by sealing up the cracks with a waterproof material that can reinforce the structural integrity of the home so it will withstand the exterior water pressure. Since the home had a monolithic foundation (the floor and walls were poured at the same time and connected), we added in a Dry Trak basement drainage system to direct the water to a sump pump that then pulled all water out and away from the home. 

Mud Caked on Old Vapor Barrier - Foster, OR

This home had a vapor barrier installed years prior and they would routinely check it in the summer to make sure it was in place. Upon inspection they noticed a lot of mud was caked on top of their vapor barrier, specifically around the areas where the plastic would overlap... it hadn't been sealed. They knew they needed to get this fixed, so they called the company that has been around since 1974; John's Waterproofing.

Our crew came out and removed the old barrier and the other debris we found in the crawlspace. We then added in a SmartSump, made specifically for crawlspaces. This was connected to a discharge line that we installed that took the water a safe distance away from the home to a new LawnScape Outlet. We then laid down a new 6 Mil black plastic vapor barrier that was secured in place so that the homeowners could rest assured could combat their waterproofing needs. 

Uneven Dirt Floor Gathers Water in Sweet Home, OR

This home had some ruts in the crawlspace. When they had some work done on the underside of the home, a few pathways were dug down and their old vapor barrier had been pushed aside so workers could move freely in the crawlspace. The homeowners approved of this happening so they could make their home upgrades, but now any water that went under the home was pooling along these pathways and it was creating a very musty smell in the home above. To solve this problem, they called John's Waterproofing. 

When our crew arrived we began by removing the old vapor barrier, then our team put in the work to dig out and level the dirt floor under the home. Once we had a level and clean area to work in, we laid down a 6 Mil plastic vapor barrier that we secured in place. The home didn't experience a lot of water under their home, but this would provide enough protection in this case. 

Pooling Water in Crawlspace - Cascadia, OR

This home had a pretty regular water issue in their crawlspace, resulting in pooling under the home. The homeowners had just accepted this as something that comes along with the rain, until they noticed some of the wooden piers under the home were showing signs of rot and mold from the water penetrating the wood. To get some help, they turned to John's Waterproofing. 

Our crews began by removing the old debris from under the home. We then installed a SmartSump pump to collect the water under the home and push it out and away from the home through a new drainage pipe. To help water flow easily to the pump we laid down a dimpled drainage matting, and then encapsulated the space with a Cleanspace vapor barrier. This was sealed under each pier and along the foundation walls. To reinforce the piers that had been showing signs of water damage, we install three SmartJacks as needed. We then installed a SaniDry dehumidifier to pull the water vapors out of the air so keep the crawlspace dry and healthy year round. 

Mineral Build up on Crawlspace Walls - Crabtree, OR

These homeowners had noticed a substance building up on their crawlspace walls that was giving off a musty smell. They called John's Waterproofing to take a look. The substance was mineral deposits creeping through the porous foundation walls from the water moisture leaking through. With over fifty percent of the air breathed in the home coming from the crawlspace, these minerals were causing the smell they had noticed. 

To solve this issue our crew installed a SuperSump Pump and installed a CleanSpace vapor barrier throughout the crawlspace and up along the crawlspace walls. This was sealed in place along each wall, around each footing, and together to create a barrier that would keep moisture out! As preventative work we also installed a SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier to keep the moisture levels at a healthy level to ensure this home would remain dry and healthy. 

Water Pooling in Crawlspace After the Rain - Crawfordsville

After every hard rain, the crawlspace would experience pooling water in the same spots. The homeowners knew that standing water under a home can lead to issues and so they called John's Waterproofing to get some assistance. 

Our crew began by installing a SmartSump pump to get any water pushed out and away from the homes foundation via a discharge line. Next each pier was isolated so water couldn't penetrate the woodwork. CleanSpace was then sealed throughout the crawlspace to really lock the moisture out. Since a few of the vent covers had some damage we also changed out those so that critters couldnt break into the newly waterproofed crawlspace. 

The homeowners were so happy when they discovered that their crawlspace was still dry after the rain! 

Partially Finished Basement with Water Leak - Lebanon, OR

Homeowners noticed that they had some wet places throughout their partially finished basement. The home was built into the hillside and on that side, there was water coming in under their stairway. The wood there was starting to rot a bit and that  was seeping into the wall that was nearby. They didn't want the water damage to keep working its way through the basement and they were ready to put it to a stop. 

Our crew began by removing the portions of the basement that were beyond repair, this included the lower steps on the stairway and have to remove a portion of the wall that had been built to separate the basement into rooms. Due to how the home was build, our usual WaterGuard drainage system wasn't an option so we installed a Dry Trak system around the interior parameter to collect the water and divert it to a newly installed SuperSump pump. We then rebuilt the stairs so they were safe to use again and rebuilt the walls that had been taken down. Next to help keep the walls from being damaged by water and giving it a cleaner look we added in our ThermalDry Wall panels. The homeowners wanted to keep the flooring unfinished, but this system will give their basement a clean and dry environment that looks nice as well. 

Large Crawlspace Has Pooling Water Issues - Harrisburg, OR

This large crawlspace had an old vapor barrier that was caked with mud. Due to the uneven dirt floor, there were places present with pooling water that was surrounding some of the wooden posts that support the home above. Because of this, the above flooring had some structural issues where the floor was uneven. To find an issue with their water intrusion and their structural integrity, the homeowners called in John's Waterproofing.  

Our installers came out and began by removing the old vapor barrier and other debris from under the home. We had to replace ten wooden posts with our SmartJacks to ensure the home would be stable. We then installed two sump pumps, one on each side of the crawlspace, a TripleSafe, and a SuperSump. This work to divert groundwater a safe distance away from the home and out via a LawnScape outlet. The space was then encased in our Cleanspace vapor barrier which is inserted under each post and seals against the walls so that a sold seal is established. Our installers then installed new vent covers and some spray foam where needed. This home will now be dry and healthy!

Flooded Crawlspace with Rotting Posts in Shedd, OR

This home had an old vapor barrier under their home that was ripped and caked with mud. Due to the high levels of water the house experienced, it had been dealing with water flooding over the top of the simple barrier and this water had caused wood rot on some of the foundation posts. The above home was experiencing sagging floors and musty smells because of this. 

To solve this issue we went out and removed the old vapor barrier and dug out a few portions of the crawlspace to make it easier to work in. We also widened the crawlspace entryway and installed an EverLast Access well and an EverLast door. We then installed twelve SmartJacks to replace the rotted wooden posts and provided support as needed to keep this home sturdy and safe. Our SmartSump pump was then placed at the lowest point in the crawlspace to collect groundwater and have it safely diverted away from the home's foundation. The entire space was then recovered with a vapor barrier and a SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier was inserted to control moisture levels so that musty smell would be a thing of the past. 

Go for the Crawlspace, Stay to Solve the Crawlspace and Attic Needs - Albany, OR

This homeowner had called when they noticed their crawlspace had a musty smell, while our design specialist was inspecting under the home, the owner asked if we knew anyone who could do attic insulation work, and we can help with that! For the crawlspace was installed a TripleSafe Sump pump and Cleanspace was sealed throughout, and for the attic, we did our comfort package. 

Our crew began by removing the old insulation so we could have a clean start. We began by doing an air seal throughout the space, sealing off the chimney, can lights, and all wire and pipe penetrations' throughout the attic. Once we knew that the uncontaminated air for outside wouldn't be getting into this area, we installed our TruSoft cellulose insulation throughout. This attic space will now be dry and healthy, as well as energy-efficient! 

Humid Crawlspace and High Energy Costs in Scio, OR

This home had high energy costs and a very humid and stuffy crawlspace. The homeowners knew that to stop mold from being present, they would need to waterproof their crawlspace, and since they needed work under their home, they wanted to look into energy-efficient solutions so they could save money on their heating and cooling costs. 

Our crew came out to help them on both fronts. They began by clearing out the crawlspace. They then installed a TripleSafe sump pump to collect groundwater and push it out and away from the foundation of the home. Our install crews then wrapped each post in CleanSpace and installed our SilverGlo insulation on all of the foundation walls. TerraBlock crawlspace insulation was then laid on the ground of the crawlspace and it was all sealed with our 20 Mil thick CleanSpace vapor barrier. The seams are all sealed, and anchored to the walls. To combat any unconditioned air from entering the space we also installed vent covers and installed a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier. This crawlspace is dry and healthy and the homeowners look forward to seeing how this helps with energy costs! 

Updating An Old Homes Kitchen Sink Pipes - Mill City, OR

This homeowner had recently purchased an older home that had a pretty run-down kitchen. It had all been built in, and none of the kitchens fit a generic size palette. When this kitchen got a remodel, the old sink pipes were misaligned and wouldn't line up at all, so the homeowners called in John's Waterproofing. 

Our plumbing division arrived and quickly got to work, we replace the old drainage pipes and waterlines to give the sink a standard size, so it would be easier for the homeowners to work on should they want to. Each pipe was moved to fit the new sink and our plumbers also hooked up a line so that a dishwasher could be installed. The homeowners were so grateful that they could get the plumbing aligned properly so their kitchen could come to life!

Home in a Valley Holding Water - Tangent, OR

This home had a lot of water build-up when it rained. The water would pool around the home, causing a wet mess of mud when the rainstorms hit. The downspouts from their gutters were dropping the water right near the home's foundation and this added to the issue, leading the homeowners to have to make a pathway using wooden boards over the mud to keep from sliding as they walked around their home. To solve this issue, the homeowners called in John's Waterproofing. 

Our crews arrived and began by drying out the crawlspace, with so much water around the home it was difficult to see how the crawlspace was holding up. A perforated pipe system was then installed around the home under the surface to collect groundwater, this hooked up to each downspout and hooked to a TripleSafe sump pump that went into the crawlspace. These would all work together to collect and direct water out and away from the home. Once the dry out was complete we then installed a 20 Mil thick Cleanspace vapor barrier which secures under the wooden posts and anchors to the walls to keep the water out!

The homeowners were so pleased with how the system kept up with the water demands when the rain hit, no more makeshift pathways! 

Water collecting in Crawlspace - Foster, OR

This home had water evident in the crawlspace, the homeowners noticed a musty smell drifting up into the house and wanted to address the water before the problem got worse. To help with this, they called in John's Waterproofing. 

Our crew went out and began by clearing out the debris in the crawlspace. With a clean start, a SmartSump pump was installed in the lowest portion of the crawlspace. This would collect the groundwater and push it out and away from the foundation of the home to a newly installed LawnScape outlet. To finish off this project we installed a 6 Mil vapor barrier to help control the water. This home is now dry and healthy! 

Water in the Crawlspace - Sweet Home, OR

This home had water evident in the crawlspace. It was seeping up through the dirt floor and water stains were lining the interior parameter of the space. When our design specialist arrived they noticed that the old fiberglass insulation was waterlogged and needed to be removed before mold grew. 

Our crew took out all of the old and damaged insulation as well as any debris that was found in the crawlspace. A SmartSump pump was then installed, this would direct all groundwater out and away from the foundation of the home. The walls were then insulated with our SilverGlo crawlspace insulation. Each post was then isolated with CleanSpace, which was also installed over the entire dirt floor and anchored to the walls so it would stay in place. A SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier was also inserted to protect the crawlspace. Each vent cover was also replaced and a new Turtl crawlspace entryway was installed. 

Falling Insulation in CrawlSpace - Cascadia, OR

This home's insulation was waterlogged and falling down from the weight. Wanting to keep their home fully insulated to keep the home energy efficient, they called in John's Waterproofing. 

We began by removing the old and damaged insulation, with a clean slate we began installing crawlspace-specific insulation. This included out SilverGlo Foundation wall insulation and a layer of TerraBlock insulation over the top of the dirt floor. The space was then encased in CleanSpace, a 20 Mil vapor barrier. This will seal under the wooden posts and anchor to the walls. This home is now properly insulated from the ground up! 

Water in the Crawlspace - Crabtree, OR

This crawlspace had water trickling through it, and some musty smells were beginning to appear. To get the home protected and healthy, the homeowners called in John's Waterproofing. 

Our crews removed the debris from under the home and installed a SmartSump pump to collect the groundwater and divert it out and away from the home. The space was then encased in our 20 mil vapor barrier; Cleanspace. This was sealed under each wooden post, and anchored along each wall to create a secure watertight barrier. We then changed out the vent covers and installed a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier.  This home will now be dry and healthy. 

New Tankless Water Heater - Lyons, OR

The homeowner wanted to upgrade their home to a tankless water heater. This will allow them to save on energy costs and provides them more hot water than their previous system. Our plumbers came out and moved the old water heater out and away and properly hooked up the new tankless water heater. We checked that everything worked and were on our way! 

High Energy Costs in Lebanon, OR

This home had high energy bills and the homeowners were looking to save. To get their crawlspace insulated right, they called in John's Waterproofing. 

Our crew cleared out the crawlspace for a clean start. We then installed a SmartSump pump to collect groundwater and push it out and away from the home. The walls were than covered with out SilverGlo crawlspace insulation. Next our 20 Mil thick CleanSpace vapor barrier was installed. This seals under the wooden posts and than in anchored to the SilverGlo along the walls for a nice seal. We than installed a SaniDry dehumidifier to keep this home dry and healthy. 

Cold Floors and a Drafty Crawlspace - Halsey, OR

High energy bills can be frustrating, but one way to lower this bill, is to address your crawlspace. If the floor is cold to the touch during the winter season, a crawlspace insulation solution could help you save. 

Our crew began by removing the old debris from under the home. We than installed out TerraBlock crawlspace insulation along the dirt floor. The foundation walls were than covered with out SilverGlo insulation. This is anchored along the walls. To ensure it was sealed up, our crew than installed our CleanSpace vapor barrier. This wraps around each post footing and is secured along the walls. The homeowners quickly say their energy bills lower, and were very happy with how much warmer the floors were. 

Water Runs Down Exterior Stairs into Basement - Tillamook, OR

Exterior entryways to a basement can be very convenient and nice to have, however, if water can creep to these stairways, it can become and easy access point for water damage to find its water into this space. This homes stairway collected water, and allowed it to seep into the basement, causing flooding at the bottom of the stairs as well as inside the basement near the doorway. The homeowners had been using a shop vacuum to handle the water, but they noticed a musty smell was still evident in this area due to the moisture still sitting along the walls. To solve this problem, the homeowners called in John's Waterproofing. 

Our crew came out and began by digging a trench. This traced along the interior parameter of the basement. The entryway had a TrenchDrain installed to allow water to fall into the new drainage system. The remained of this had out WaterGuard system installed. These will work to collect the groundwater and push it towards a newly installed SuperSump pump with an UltraSump pump back up should a power outage occur. The drainage system was then sealed up and smoothed over making the basement dry, healthy, and clean.

Slanted Floor Showing Foundation Issues in Harrisburg, OR

Water damage under the home can slowly creep into the foundation of a home. When it occurs slowly, it is much easier to overlook until a more serious issue is obvious. This home had a slow water issue that led to multiple wooden beams having mold and rot which was evident from the sloping floors in the home. 

We began by removing the excess dirt in the crawlspace and then turned to address the foundation issues. We installed ten SmartJacks which can adjust heights should any further issues be present. To finish we then laid out a new six mil vapor barrier to keep water from damaging the home again. 

Standing Water in Crawlspace - Albany, 97321

When standing water can be found in a crawlspace, then we always suggest a drainage system to help combat the evident water issue. For this home, we installed a three-inch perforated pipe system to collect groundwater and direct the water to a newly installed TripleSafe sump pump. From there all water is pushed out and away from the home's foundation to a LawnScape outlet. We then laid out a 6 Mil vapor barrier to help keep water from penetrating the wooden portions of the home's foundation. 

Swollen Crawlspace Exterior Entryway in Shedd, OR

These homeowners had their crawlspace encapsulated a few years prior. They ended up having some new piping installed, which brought the construction workers under their homes. While under the home, some items had to be moved around and altered. To fix things up once again, the homeowners called in John's Waterproofing. 

The first thing we saw was that the crawlspace entryway, which the homeowners had opted out of upgrading, was very swollen from water. We began by installing a new EverLast doorway. This will provide a waterproofed entryway. We then used spray foam to air seal a few places under the home that had been altered by the new plumbing work. We then did a general service visit, by cleaning the sump pump and replacing the filter on the SaniDry dehumidifier that is present. 

Sump Pump Failure - Brownsville, OR

A homeowner visited our booth at a Home and Garden Fair. They explained that they had a crawlspace in a recently purchased home and had never looked at it but they believed the sump pump was no longer working. They signed up to have a salesperson come and do a thorough investigation of the crawlspace so they could give the homeowner a detailed evaluation, complete with photos.


The inspection revealed that, indeed, the pump was not working and was improperly installed, and as a result, there were obvious signs that the crawlspace barrier was being breached by water repeatedly and was heavy with layers of silt.  There were also water stains from the vents so it was clear that water was streaming through the vents when it rained. This was a result of garden bark being piled up over the rim of the vents.


The inspector recommended a drain system and a SuperSump pump and proper discharge to take the water away from the home.  The crew came out and removed the old, dirty barrier and installed a perf pipe drainage system and graded it to the new SuperSump and a discharge line was connected to the downspout drainage for discharge.  The bark was raked away from the vents and a new 6mil vapor barrier was installed, properly overlapped, and run up the side of the foundation walls to ensure that any water intrusion from the footing would be captured in the drainage system. The homeowner was very pleased with the price, the work, and the great warranty! 

Water Found Under Detached Office in Scio, OR

A customer called because there was standing water in the crawlspace of a detached office they were building. The building sloped outward on all sides, however, water was still found pooling in the lowest portion under the home. After inspecting the crawlspace and surrounding area the Design Specialist sat down with the owner and explained the different options John's waterproofing could offer. She opted for the encapsulation and was quite excited about it.  


The crew came out and dried out the crawlspace and then returned a few weeks later to install the system.  They installed a perforated pipe drain system that led to a TripleSafe sump pump to remove the water and a discharge line was extended down the hillside, well away from the building. Next, they isolated all the posts from moisture contamination and then covered the dirt floor with TerraBlock for insulation purposes. Then they proceeded to seal all the vents with specially designed covers and line the crawlspace with CleanSpace, a 20mil, nylon-reinforced plastic barrier, and sealed all the seams with specially designed 4" tape. The barrier was extended up and fastened to the walls of the foundation. Once completed, 2.5" of spray foam was applied to the interior walls, effectively air-sealing the space. Finally and most importantly, a SaniDry dehumidifier was installed to filter the air and reduce the moisture to keep the crawlspace mold-free and clean. 


From Bad to Beautiful Crawlspace - Sweet Home, OR

Homeowners are often captivated by what they learn when they stop at our booth at Home and Garden shows. This homeowner was unaware that the musty smell and mud were a sign of an unhealthy crawlspace, and was eager to solve their water issues before long-term damage to their home ensued. 


Our Installation crew arrived at the home and began by removing the old barrier, fiberglass insulation, and other debris. A Turtl crawlspace access entryway was installed for better accessibility and all the exterior vents were sealed. A perforated pipe drain system was installed around the perimeter and graded to a TripleSafe pump system at the low spot of the crawl space. TerraBlock, a condensed foam barrier was laid out on the dirt floor to aid in insulation and protect the new barrier.  The CleanSpace 20mil, the nylon-reinforced barrier was laid on top of the TerraBlock and used to isolate all the posts. All the seams were sealed and the barrier was run up and attached to the foundation walls. SilverGlow rigid foam insulation was attached to the walls over the CleanSpace and a SaniDry dehumidifier was installed to ensure the space stayed dry, free of mold, and the air was cycled and filtered. Lastly, a single cell spray foam was applied to the rim joist to make sure the space met insulation code requirements.

Standing Water in Crawlspace - Crawfordsville, OR

While this crawlspace had a generic 6 Mil vapor barrier it couldn't keep the water at bay and the home ended up flooding whenever a big rainstorm hit. The homeowners wanted to know why this was happening and that their home was protected from water damage, so they called in John's Waterproofing. 


A System Designer was scheduled to visit the home and do a thorough examination and evaluation of the problem and take numerous photos to share with the homeowner. He explained what was happening and why as well as how to fix it. 


To begin our crew removed the 6 mil vapor barrier, fiberglass insulation, and debris and placed a sump and fans in the crawlspace to dry it out so we could work. A couple of weeks later, the installers laid a 3" perforated pipe drainage system around the perimeter to collect the water and direct it to a newly installed SuperSump Plus sump pump, along with proper discharge lines out and away from the home. Finally, a new 6mil vapor barrier was installed, overlapped a minimum of 18" and run up and attached to the foundation walls.



Sagging Floors and a Wet Crawlspace - Lebanon, OR

This homeowner called John's Waterproofing because they were suspicious that there was water in their crawlspace. A System Designer was scheduled to visit the home and do a thorough examination and evaluation of the problem. He explained what was happening and why and how to fix it.  He also told the homeowner that the sagging floors were due to some posts that were sinking. He assured the homeowner that John's could take care of that problem as well and get his floors back to being even. 


To begin our crew removed the damaged 6 mil vapor barrier, fiberglass insulation, and debris and placed a sump pump and fans in the space to dry it out. Once we could work in the crawlspace, the crew arrived and installed a 3" perforated pipe drainage system around the perimeter to collect the water and direct it to a newly installed SmartSump Plus sump pump, along with proper discharge. Lastly, a new 6 mil plastic barrier was installed on all dirt surfaces and fastened to the foundation.

Water Found on Top of Old Vapor Barrier - Foster, OR

If a home doesn't experience much rain, a 6 mil vapor barrier alone can help out, however, if there is enough water that it can rise above the barrier and get on top of it, then more issues can happen as the water is held in place, leading to mold and mildew. This home had a simple vapor barrier installed, but they quickly found that water was collecting on top of this, and water mold was evident here. 

To have this crawlspace waterproofed to combat the amount of water it sees, John's Waterproofing was called out. We removed the old vapor barrier and cleared out the debris. We then installed a perforated pipe drainage system. This would collect the groundwater and push it along to a newly installed SmartSump pump and then out and away from the foundation of the home. We then laid down a new 6 Mil vapor barrier, and the homeowners are happy that no more pooling water will be found. 

Crawlspace Dirt is Moist to the Touch - Mill City, OR

Crawlspaces generally have dirt floors, and this one was wet to the touch. The crawlspace emitted a damp musty smell, and the homeowners were looking for a solution. To reclaim fresh and clean air in their home, they called up John's Waterproofing for help. 

Our installation crews arrived and began by cleaning out the crawlspace. Once it was clean a three-inch perforated pipe system was installed to collect the groundwater and push it along to a newly installed SuperSump pump, and then out and away from the home to a LawnScape outlet. CleanSpace, a 20 Mil woven vapor barrier, was laid in the space. It was wrapped under each wooden post, anchored along the walls, and secured in place. This home will now remain dry and healthy, and the home above is experiencing clean and fresh air. 

Yard Drainage around an Old Barn - Lyons, OR

A farmer called us out to see what we could do about drainage around his old barn.  It had French drains that had been installed many years before and they were failing. Not uncommon as improperly installed French drains typically fill with dirt over the years.  


A system Designer went out and showed the farmer some of the newer techniques and products used today and how and why they are superior. First, the grass was carefully removed and the old pipes were dug up and removed and the trench depth increased. Next, a 3" bed of gravel filled the bottom of the trench and a more modern, 3" perforated pipe in a silt sleeve was laid before the grass was carefully reinstalled. Lastly, the discharge lines were extended to keep the water far away. The farmer is much happier now, knowing their barn will remain dry!

Flooding By Down Spouts in Cascadia, OR

The roof of home experiences a massive amount of water, and this runs down the roofs, through the gutters, and exits through the downspouts. The roof of This home had three downspouts, and they didn't dispel the water more than two feet away from the home. The homeowners would experience flooding around their downspouts during heavy rains, and they wanted to find a solution to this issue. 

To solve this issue we extended the downspouts down into the ground and installed discharge lines from the downspouts to direct the roof water out and away from the home.  For this particular home, this entailed eighty feet of piping which was completed at a new LawnScape outlet. This home now doesn't have flooding around the downspouts, and the homeowners are happy their home is protected from this excessive water pressure. 

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Albany 97322, Albany 97321, Lebanon 97355, Sweet Home 97386, Harrisburg 97446, Mill City 97360, Shedd 97377, Brownsville 97327, Tangent 97389, Lyons 97358, Foster 97345, Halsey 97348, Scio 97374, Cascadia 97329, Crabtree 97335, Crawfordsville 97336
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