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Spray foam and Cleanspace job in Salem, OR Crawlspace

Spray foam and Cleanspace job in Salem, OR Crawlspace

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When you combine Cleanspace and Spray foam insulation you will get a dry energy efficient crawlspace and a comfortable;e home for years to come! 

Existing Lake Oswego Sump Pump

Existing Lake Oswego Sump Pump

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Existing Lake Oswego Sump Pump Existing Lake Oswego Sump Pump

When this customer called our office they said they needed their sump pump serviced because they didn't think it was working properly. Our inspector came out and after seeing their "sump pump" recommended our Triple Safe Sump pump with battery back up. In addition to that, they also installed a full CleanSpace system. 

Encapsulating a Crawlspace in Salem, OR

Encapsulating a Crawlspace in Salem, OR

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Encapsulating a Crawlspace in Salem, OR Encapsulating a Crawlspace in Salem, OR

This crawl space was covered with mud and water. The insulation was hanging down and the vapor barrier was torn in many areas. We waterproofed the crawl space by installing Cleanspace, a Triplesafe sump pump, and a Sanidry Sedona Dehumidifier. We then insulated the crawlspace by installing Terrablock and spray foam insulation. Keeping this crawl space dry and healthy for years to come.

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We first called TerraFirma but the salesman said we could dig out the entire exterior, add a membrane, drains etc for about $24,000. When I pressed for other...
Testimonial by Dan P. from Salem, OR
The “crew”, actually made us laugh, with their singing and chatting to one another. We have “never” experienced people enjoying their...
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Professional Basement Waterproofing and Sump Pumps in Salem, OR

John's Waterproofing is committed to customer service and is proud to serve our area. We have a certified team of technicians that are ready to help you find the best solution using quality products from the best manufacturers in the business. We want to work with you so that you can have the best results for your home!

Waterproof basement floor matting installation in Salem, OR

Having problems with a wet basement? Don't settle for a musty, dirty basement and trust the professionals at John's Waterproofing to turn it into a clean, dry space! Our certified technicians have the years of experience needed to install quality products that will give you the long-lasting results you want. We offer a variety of wall panels, vapor barriers, and floor matting to make your basement a comfortable, healthy space again. Not sure if you have a waterproofing problem? Here are some of the major indicators:

  • Wet or damp basement floor
  • Leaking or damp basement walls
  • Pooling or standing water
  • Crystalline deposit on concrete surfaces
  • Musty odors
  • Condensation
  • Sump pump issues
  • Leaky basement windows

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Expert Crawl Space and Mold Damage Repair in Salem, OR

Because of their location in the home, crawl spaces are an area of the home that seems to accumulate damage almost unnoticed. When there is water damage, debris, or mold growth in your crawl space, it causes more serious problems for other areas of your home like your foundations. By installing vapor barriers and thermal insulation with our crawl space encapsulation system you can seal moisture and bugs out while keeping the space clean, dry, and energy-efficient. 

Major signs of crawl space problem

  • Sagging floors
  • Condensation
  • Mold
  • Wood rot
  • Foundation cracks

Does your crawl space have a musty smell and humidity? Then it might be a breeding ground for mold, mildew, and wood rot. Mold can be damaging to wood over long periods of time and be a costly project to fix. Don't take chances on the health of your home and call the professionals at John's Waterproofing. We catch mold problems in their early stages and repair them so that they don't turn into a larger, more expensive problem. 

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Excellent Basement Refinishing in Salem, OR

Finished basement walls in Salem, OR

Whether or not you're thinking of refinishing your basement, waterproof walls, floors, and ceilings are a great place to start. Our EverLast waterproof wall panels are 197% stronger than drywall and don't require painting, making them a quick, easy, and beautiful addition to your basement. Additionally, they are resistant to mold and mildew growth. Avoid major problems later down the road and keep your basement dry and clean with basement refinishing and waterproofing products from John's Waterproofing!

At John's Waterproofing, we put customer service as our first priority because we know that your home is your first priority. We have the tools and the expertise to get your job done right the first time so you can get the quality, long-lasting results your home deserves. Call us today for a free estimate!

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We fix leaky plumbing, burst pipes, & other issues

Does your home have leaky plumbing, dirty drains, a plumbing emergency, or other plumbing issues? Let John's Waterproofing help. We respond quickly to these problems and more, which can help prevent further damage and create a more efficient home overall.

Our plumbing services:

  • Emergency repair & pump-out services
  • Residential plumbing
  • Drain cleaning
  • Sump pumps & sewer ejection pumps
  • Frozen & burst pipe repairs
  • Kitchen, bathroom & laundry plumbing

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Case Studies From Salem
Catherine called us to hear about waterproofing options. Her crawlspace was experiencing water damage. The house had a sump pump installed before she...
This homeowner called stating that they believed they may have water under their home and they were concerned about a draft in their daughter's...
Many homeowners experience structural problems from lack of post support, and the posts not being installed properly. In this case, the posts were...
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Job Stories From Salem, OR
Wet Nasty Crawlspace-St Paul, OR

Years of repeated water intrusion in this homeowner's crawlspace prompted them to call John's Waterproofing to learn what solutions were available to them.  


Our Design Specialist inspected the crawlspace and saw that water was several inches deep in some areas and there was clear evidence that water had been coming in for years. This is most often caused by rising water tables. He also did a thorough inspection of the exterior of the home to see if there were any obvious contributing factors. He showed the homeowner how we could solve their water problem by encapsulating the crawlspace and how it would also aid in lowering their power bills and make the home's air cleaner and healthier. The homeowners both suffered from allergies so it was an easy "yes".


A few weeks later a crew was dispatched and got to work right away clearing the crawlspace of the old plastic barrier, old dirty fiberglass insulation, and other debris. They installed a perforated pipe drain system that led to a TripleSafe sump system to remove the water. Next, they isolated all the posts from moisture contamination and then covered the dirt floor with TerraBlock for insulation and to protect the CleanSpace barrier. 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. 

Finished Basement has Wet Carpeting in Keizer, OR

This homes finished basement had been used for a few years. The homeowners were unaware that behind all of the finished work, water was still creeping into their homes foundation. They began noticing that portions of their carpeting was damp near the foundation walls. As these damp spots became more frequent and some were growing, they knew they would need a professional to come by and solve their waterproofing issues. 

Our crew came out and pulled up the carpeting, removing portions of the walls and got to work. To begin a trench was dug around the foundation interior, and a WaterGaurd drainage system was installed. We also added in TripleSafe Sump Pump to divert the water out and away from the homes foundation via a discharge line to a newly installed LawnScape outlet. The walls were then repaired with our Everlast finished wall restoration system and the floors were changed over to our ThermalDry basement flooring. These materials are non-organic and cannot mold, ensuring that this basement will be safe for the homeowners to use once more. 

Crawl Space in Salem, OR

This customer in Salem, Oregon had a poorly running sump pump in her crawl space. There was standing water, the pump was loud and simply not working. Charlotte saw one of our crew trucks at her neighbor's house which prompted her to call into our office to make an appointment for a free inspection. Sean came out, went into the crawl space, found the issues, and told Charlotte all about encapsulation. 

Not long after, Jeremy and his crew were out to clean up the crawl space. They installed a dehumidifier, a new sump pump system, and CleanSpace. Fernando then was able to complete the job with spray foam insulation. Charlotte is thrilled that she a dry crawl space with no worries. And, as always, we here at John's Waterproofing were glad to help.

CleanSpace in Salem, OR

Dan had purchased his home a few years ago that had previously had some issues with rodents and moisture in the crawl space. He removed the insulation and the vapor barrier and sanitized the area hoping that would help but he still found he was having some rodents find their way in. He saw one of the ads for John's Waterproofing on TV and gave us a call because he was curious about the encapsulating process. We set Dan up with an appointment with Jacob who went out and crawled the crawl space and went over the process and benefits of doing a full encapsulation. Encapsulating your crawl space seals all of the vents and possible entryways while keeping your crawl space cool and dry for a very long time. Dan thought this was a great idea and in no time at all we had a crew come out to start the process. 

The crawl space was cleaned out a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier was put in to eliminate the moisture in the air, installed a SmartSump pump system, installed the antimicrobial CleanSpace vapor barrier that is guaranteed to keep the crawl space clean and dry and then finished with Spray Foam insulation. All of these together provide Dan with a rodent-free crawl space and with a properly functioning system he is also consuming less energy.   

We here at John's Waterproofing like our customers to be happy and we are always here to help you with your waterproofing needs. 

CleanSapce in Salem, OR

John and Toni in Salem Oregon were looking online for some help with their crawl space that they had noticed some water had gotten in. They were concerned with water damage and mold. We were contacted through Home Advisor and we gladly called and got them on the schedule with Sean, our Design Specialist.  Sean went and crawled their crawl space and did find some water issues and that the crawl space definitely needed some attention. He suggested a CleanSpace encapsulation, John and Toni agreed and we got the project scheduled for a time that worked best for them. Manuel H. took his crew out and they started the CleanSpace process. First, all of the older materials and debris were removed. They then installed a SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier to stop any moisture from getting into the space. Some minor repairs were done to the posts that had the beginning signs of moisture damage and then applied the CleanSpace material which will keep the crawl space clean and dry for many years. Foreman, Fernando H. was then out with his crew to finish the project with Spray Foam insulation which helps the customer save on their energy consumption by up to 33%. John and Toni are thrilled that they now have a healthy crawl space and they no longer have any worries. 

Drainage Save, Salem, OR

Brian saw our trucks while he was out in Salem, OR and decidec to give us a call because he had some drainage issues with some flooding outside that was coming into his garage and basement and wanted to see what could be done. Our Design Specialist Sean went out an assesed the situation and told Brian that he thought a new discharge line and trench would be a good idea along with a French Drain. Foreman Ramon and his crew were out shortly after and in just a few days they had the dain issues addressed, and redirected to flow away from the home. Installed a French Drain and now Brian is happy that he has a well functioning system and a dry garage and basement. One more happy customer for John's Waterproofing Company. 

Making a healthy crawlspace in Salem, OR

After seeing our crew trucks at her neighbor home for a few days she asked her neighbor about their experience. Seeing how happy they were with the job and not knowing if she had the same water problem as her neighbors she gave us a call for a free inspection. When our inspector went out he found huge puddles along the perimeter walls of the crawlspace. In some sections having a couple of inches of water sitting. He recommended a crawlspace encapsulation system with drainage. 

Our crews went out and removed the old vapor barrier, fiberglass insulation, and all other organic material.  We installed drainage with our Ultra Sump pump that works really well for a crawlspace. After getting drainage in place our crew laid down our Terrablock that is a 3/4/ inch foam block that works as insulation. It is waterproof and will not come apart when in contact with water. It also gives a cushioned floor for anyone person needing to work in the crawlspace. Our CleanSpace vapor barrier lays over it and is mils thick made of woven fiber plastic. It is made to withstand pests trying to come in and other ailments. Our crew seal the vents shut so that air cannot get in or out. Since this crawlspace was susceptible to moisture we installed our SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier that removes moisture from the crawlspace along with dust mites, mold spores, and other allergens. 


This homeowner was so glad she had called just like her neighbors. The water was gone and she now had a healthy crawlspace protecting the foundation of her home. 

Finished Basement Sprouted a Leak; Salem, OR

The Burnhams called due to their finished basement sprouting a leak and destroying their flooring and walls. Daniel found that it was a simple job to fix. They needed a drainage system and fast. 

They had to demolish quite a few walls so that they could install the Thermal Drywall inside the walls for a thermal break. So that when condensation started to buildup it had somewhere else to go. To create a perfect duo with this product, we also suggested they install WaterGuard. Which is a type of drain, that sits under the concrete along the basement walls. 

The WaterGuard will then drain the water to the SuperSump pump and be expelled off the property completely. Making it a quick and easy fix for the customers, and the crews. Giving the customer the satisfaction of having their basement back. 

Unusable to Storage Savvy Basement; Salem, OR

Customer called to have their partially finished basement waterproofed and finally completed. 

Lupe and his crew first dug out the trench for the WaterGuard. Ensuring that when they laid it into place the flanges were flush to the wall. So that if water were to start seeping out from the walls, it will go directly into the WaterGuard. To then be pushed through the SuperSump pump they installed. To connect and complete the waterproofing system, they then connected the WaterGuard and SuperSump pump. Lastly, they installed the Discharge Pipeline to discretely take the water out of the space. 

To help give the basement a clean and welcoming environment, they had us come out to assist. Manuel H and his crew went out and installed the BrightWall panels. Which work best when paired with the WaterGuard. As it sits a quarter of an inch away from where the flanges sit. To give the water space to still trickle into the waterproofing system with ease. 

The customer was very pleased to see that it was a great start for turning the unusable space into a great storage location. 

Bright Wall Finishing; Salem, OR

The customer had called for us to take his drab basement and make it fab. They wanted something to brighten the space and to waterproof it. 

Our crew went out and started the process by digging a trench along the parameter of the basement. In the trench they placed the WaterGuard to collect the water. Which carries it to the Super Sump pump. To then be discharged from the basement entirely. To complete the basement waterproofing system they installed BrightWall paneling to cover all the concrete walls. With a quarter of an inch between the panels and the wall, it creates a channel to the WaterGuard

The customer was happy to find that the crew had also put all of their shelving back into place. Without being asked, and making sure to not damage anything while moving the storage back into place. 

Moisture Buildup in Crawlspace; Salem, OR

Terri and Bill had had AirServ come and inspect their basement for the moisture that was starting to build in the crawl space. He recommend they call us to get our opinion upon finding water buildup on the walls themselves along with the vapor barrier having small puddles. 

Daniel went out and found that the crawlspace wasn't in the worst of shapes, but it definitely needed work done. So Luis G went down and dried out the space so that his crew to set out to work. They tore out all the insulation due to it being wet, and all of the old vapor barrier. To replace the barrier they installed Terra Block, a 3/4" foam insulation liner. On top of that they installed the 20 mil seven-ply liner. Encasing the entire space to ensure a tight seal.

They also had the SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier installed, which will regulate temperatures and pull any unwanted moisture from the air. To ensure the longevity of the crawlspace, they had the Smart Sump pump installed. So that any collected water gets pumped out.


Fernando finished the job by using the Spray Foam insulation to completely sealing the crawlspace from any form of leaks and drafts. 

The couple couldn't have been happier. We managed to finish the job and leave the area cleaner then when we came in originally.

Basement Drainage in Salem

This homeowner had just purchased an older home that they fell in love with. Everything was perfect except the basement, it had water leaking in the window and causing moisture problems. There was damage to the basement walls with cracking and some mold damage. Our crews went in and installed our WaterGuard system that goes along the basement wall and goes unseen. The water then drains into the TripleSafe sump pump, it is a three pump system that works together depending on the amount of water draining. The third pump is also battery operated that will run in case of a power outage preventing water damage. We also installed a well duct under the window that drains the water into the WaterGuard system. After getting a proper drainage system we installed our ThermalDry wall that helps insulate and keep the basement warm. It is also made of an inorganic material so it can't have water damage or moisture build up. This customer was so happy that they were on their way to have the perfect new home and not have to worry about a leaking basement. 

Prepping a Basement for finishing

This home had water coming into the back part of their basement, the homeowners had already finished the front part and were eager to get the back part finished as well, but they knew they couldn't finish it without fixing the water issue first. So they called us out to give them a permanent solution to their water issues. We installed our basement waterproofing system which included an interior perimeter drain system called waterguard, sump pump called the super sump, that is rated one of the top sump pumps in the industry right now and Thermaldry Basement wall system which helps act as a moisture barrier and insulation to keep the basement comfortable. Now, this dry basement is ready to be transformed into a dry storage area to protect the precious memories that are stored down there and a comfortable space for them to make new memories in!

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Odors Coming from Salem, OR Crawlspace

This homeowner called John's Waterproofing because she felt like 'fishy' odors were coming from her crawlspace. She was worried about dead rodents and other issues that might be causing the smell. Upon inspection, our inspector Daniel found that there was evidence of mice from the droppings, and water intrusion that was contributing the odors that the homeowner was experiencing. Daniel suggested that we install our patented Cleanspace encapsulation system, spray foam insulation, and a SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier.

Karen agreed to our suggestions and Ramon and his team began installing our systems. They removed the old fiberglass insulation because fiberglass retains moisture, and replaced it with Spray Foam insulation on the walls of the crawlspace. Spray Foam is closed celled which means that it will not allow for moisture and we put it on the walls because it works more effectively than it would underneath the floors by working with the Cleanspace system. They installed Cleanspace over the floors and walls, completely encapsulating the space from exterior effects. It blocks out cold drafts, keeps out all moisture/water, and is patented against rodents and insects. Cleanspace is a super durable, 20 mil thick polyethylene composition that when installed by John's Waterproofing, comes with a 25-year warranty. Because we sealed off the vents with the encapsulation system, we needed to install a SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier to make it a controlled environment. The SaniDry Sedona is the most efficient dehumidifier that stops mold, mildew, and odors while cleaning and filtering the air in a highly energy efficient way.

Karen is very happy with her new system and no longer worries about rodents or moisture causing odors in her house. She is grateful to have the extra structural protection as well.

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