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Like so many other houses in our area, this crawlspace was full of small puddles of water and very high moisture. I would believe this was a likely situation for the neighbors homes as well. This beautiful 1940's home was nestled at the base of hill, overlooking a peaceful little creek. Although it makes for lovely pictures, this is not an ideal place to build a home. Not only did water run down the hill with every rain, but the proximity to the creek left the ground regularly soggy and led to the moisture issues plaguing the crawlspace.
When our inspector met with the homeowner we learned that their beautfiul location brought other problems as well. This house was located in a flood plain, and increases to flood insurance premiums left the homeowner paying 3500.00 a year! We installed our clean space encapsulation system as well as Smart Vents rather than our traditional vent covers. These specially engineered vents are temperature and pressure sensitive to seal and open based upon weather conditions. In the event of a flood these vents will open and allow water in so that the pressure of flood waters does not destroy the homes structure.
With installation of the Smart Vent flood vents, our home owner was able to take those flood insurance rates from 3,500.00 a year to 300 dollars a year! Not only was he immediately saving 3,000 dollars a year, but he was also reducing his yearly heating and cooling costs by 30%. If your house is in a flood plain you owe it to yourself to see if these vents could reduce your insurance as well.
This homeowner had a dirty and ripped vapor barrier that we came in to replace. Since they had such a large space they wanted to be able to use their crawlspace for storage. The homeowners were not quite ready to commit to a full encapsulation though, so they opted to use our 2o mill thick CleanSpace in the area in which they will be storing items and the thinner 6 mill plastic in the areas that do not get foot traffic. This allows them a sealed and usable space.
Here at John's Waterproofing, we pride ourselves on our ability to be flexible without compromising safety and home health for our homeowners.
This homeowner was in desperate need of new insulation because his old fiberglass insulation was falling out form years of water absorption. He was also concerned about drainage issues because his neighbors were having similar problems. After inspection, it was determined that there had been up to 14 inches of water in the crawlspace, so Bob suggested replacing the old insulation with Spray Foam Insulation, installing our patented Cleanspace vapor barrier, a new Super Sump pump, and a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier to make the space healthier.
Harry and his team quickly set to work to replace Chuck's insulation and waterproof his crawlspace. They removed the defective fiberglass insulation and replaced it with Spray Foam insulation which is closed celled, allowing for waterproofing as well as insulation. The team also installed our Cleanspace system. It is an encapsulation system installed on the floors and walls of the crawlspace, keeping out moisture, humidity, and acting as a barrier against cold drafts in the winter. A new Super Sump pump was installed which has built-in alarm alerts for when water gets too high. The team also added a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier that is ENERGY STAR certified for maximum energy efficiency while stopping mold and mildew, eliminates musty odors and creates a healthier space.
Once our systems were in place, Chuck no longer had to worry about water intrusion or having faulty insulation.
A homeowner is Buxton Oregon was fed up with their basement flooding every winter. They called us and we sent a crew out to see how we could help. A WaterGuard piping system was placed in the basement along the wall/floor joint around the basement. The WaterGuard system will intercept water and drain it to the TripleSafe sump pump that was also installed. With the TripleSafe sump pump, the homeowner won't have to worry about pump failure, too much water for the pump to handle or even power failure because of the three pump system. It also has a built-in alarm to alert the homeowners if there's ever a plumbing leak. Our crews also put up BrightWall paneling which will channel any moisture coming in from the walls down to the WaterGuard system and to the TripleSafe sump pump. Now the customer will enjoy their dry and healthy basement no matter what season it is.
We received a call from a homeowner who has complaints about the moisture in their crawl space causing a musty smell in the rest of their house. So our crews went out to Gaston to take care of the problem. TerraBlock was installed for extra padding and insulation on the floor of the crawl space. Then CleanSpace encapsulation was installed over the TerraBlock on the floor and over all the walls of the crawl space. CleanSpace prevents any moisture or water vapor from coming into the crawl space through the floor or walls. It also helps keep out pests. A lot of homes, like this one, have an open vent. Well, that means that any hot, cold or humid outside air comes straight into the crawl space, making energy costs higher and the likelihood of mold and musty odors much higher as well. With these products working together, the homeowner no longer has to deal with musty odors and can rest easy knowing that the overall health of their home has improved.
A homeowner in Timber, Oregon had called with complaints of water constantly being in their basement. So our crews went out to the home to help. They installed WaterGuard piping system along the wall and floor joints around the basement. This takes any water trying to come into the basement through the floors or walls and directs it straight into the sump pump. A TripleSafe sump pump was also installed in the basement. The TripleSafe has three separate pumps so that even if there is a plumbing leak or a power outage the basement will continue to be dry. The TripleSafe sump pump also has a built-in alarm system to alert the homeowners if there is a plumbing leak so that it can be fixed before any damage is done. Now the homeowner can enjoy their dry basement for years to come.
John'sWaterproofing came to help these homeowners address possible water issues. Upon inspection, Jack found that most of the posts had completely rotted and we're not supporting the house.
Ramon and the team quickly replaced the rotting posts and installed Smart Jack's Stabilizers which are adjustable steel piers. Rotted posts can cause floors to sag and walls to crack. Smart Jack can raise floors back to the proper level and be adjusted again if settling reoccurs in the future.
Bill and Evelyn can now rest assured knowing that because our systems are in place, they will not have to wonder if the posts under their house are doing their job.
In this basement, we installed a waterproofing system, along with basement wall systems. The Waterguard perimeter drain system works to channel water into the Triplesafe sump pump, which will then pump the water out of the basement and into an area far away from the home. The wall systems work to add comfort to the basement, while also acting as a vapor barrier against moisture that can seep in through the porous concrete. They will also channel any water that seeps in higher up on the walls into the Waterguard system as well. This basement is now protected against water, moisture and looks great: the perfect foundation for any basement finishing job.
A property manager called because one of his properties had water leaking water around the foundation. He called John's Waterproofing because we had done work on another one of his properties and he liked our quality of work. Our inspector, Jacob came out and suggested installing Thermal Dry walls, our patented Waterguard system and a Super Sump sump pump.
Gordon and his team promptly set out to waterproof the basement. They installed Thermal Dry walls, a flexible material that goes over concrete or stone walls and improves comfort and energy by reflecting heat back into the basement space. The Thermal Dry walls work with the Waterguard perimeter system by directing the wall seepage into the drain. Waterguard collects the walls seepage and directs it to the sump pump. We installed a Super Sump sump pump that has a built-in alarm if water levels get too high.
The property manager is happy with his new system and can rest assured knowing that his property's basement is waterproofed.
This customer called wanting an inspection done for his crawlspace. Insects and water were getting into his crawlspace. The insulation was starting to sag mud was getting thru the vapor barrier.
We sent out our team member Vincent to inspect the crawlspace and come up with a plan to ensure these issues get fixed. He recommended we install a CleanSpace Encapsulation system. Along with our CleanSpace barrier, we would put in a TripleSafe sump pump that has three pumps built in one being a battery operated pump, in case of a power outage. We also installed SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier and air purification system. This customer also had a support beam uneven so we installed a SmartJack that is a steel pier that won't rot away or sink. We finished the crawlspace with an EverLast door that leads to your crawlspace and is an airtight seal and won't rot or rust.
The customer was more than happy for Manuel and his team to get started on his crawlspace. He never has to worry about water or insects getting under his home.
This customer called with actively standing water in her crawlspace. She had a significant amount and mold was growing from all the moisture and open vents. So we sent out someone to inspect her crawlspace and see what could be done.
Vincent went out and inspected the crawlspace and wrote up a plan for her. Our team would dry out the crawlspace from all standing water and remove all the debris. We would then treat the mold with our Mold X2, this disinfects and kills the mold along with removing mold stains. We would install the CleanSpace barrier with a Smart Sump pump that will pump water out to a safe place away from the house with a new discharge line. Along with the SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier that cleans the air and keeps the humidity down.
She was more than ready for our team member Ramon and his crew to start the CleanSpace Encapsulation so she never has to worry about water or mold again.
This customer had water intrusion coming from the ground near her finished bathroom in her basement. She was worried that it may be causing other damage to her finished basement and wanted an inspection.
Peter went out to do an inspection in her basement to see where the water was coming from and how we could fix it. Our crew would demo the damaged wall and we would install our patented WaterGuard system into the basement floor. Our WaterGuard system drains water unseen into the Super sump pump and out the discharge line far away from the house. We then installed our ThermalDry wall that is insulated air spaces next to the foundation wall and reflects heat back into your basement.
The homeowner can now enjoy their finished basement without the worry of water damaging their basement again.
This customer called with concerns about the standing water in her crawlspace and what damage it was causing. She gave us a call for an inspection and to see what her options were to fix the issue.
Our inspector went out and recommended we do a crawlspace encapsulation to secure and protect her crawlspace from water damage. Our crew went out and removed all the sagging insulation and old ripped vapor barrier. We installed our TripleSafe sump pump that has three pumps to ensure the high capacity of water drainage along with a WaterWatch Alert system that will sound off to notify you if there is a leak or any other issue to avoid minimal damage. We also installed a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier that will keep the air clean of mold spores and dust mites but also keep the humidity down to avoid moisture in the crawlspace. Then we seal it closed with our CleanSpace liner that keeps water out and puncture resistant.
She was so happy to have a dry crawlspace and not have to worry about water again. She can now enjoy her home knowing they are breathing clean air in the home.
Rachel and Cameron had a basement that was partially finished. It was a blank canvas, that had started to collect water from the foundation walls. So they sought out to find someone that would finish their space and waterproof it all at once. They decided upon Johns Waterproofing Company.
The couple gave us a call and set up an appointment date and set out to fix the problem finally. Timothy and his crew went out and installed WaterGuard. Which is a basement waterproofing system that intercepts the water, and drains it away unseen. It drains all the collected water into the SuperSump pump. Which then carries it out of the basement from the discharge pipe. Leaving the basement dry and healthy.
Ensuring Rachel and Cameron that their space will be usable. So that they may finally use it as a gathering room and storage once again without worry of water damage.
Customer found us at the Home and Garden Show in Portland. They wanted some waterproofing done, but not the full encapsulation.
Delfino and Fernando's crews cleaned the crawl space and started the installation. They did the basics, and installed TerraBlock and CleanSpace. They had to replace one of the support beams with our SmartJack to stabilize the foundation and stop the home from caving in that spot. Since this was only a partial encapsulation, we didn't install a pump or discharge line.
The spray foam was also done to seal up any drafts from passing through the foundation walls. To complete the job the door was replaced with a EverLast Door and they replaces all of the vents creating a tight seal.
The customer was happy that the job was done in 3 days. Leaving the space cleaner then when they initially started the job. Alice was also very happy to know that we were very accommodating to their schedules.
The customer called with many questions about their crawl space having water and what their best option would be. Marcus went out and found that a full encapsulation was indeed needed. ALong with replacing most of the vent covers.
Cleaning out the entire space of the old fiberglass insulation was definitely needed, considering it was full of moisture and hanging by a string. Due to the lack of electrical outlets in the crawlspace, they had to set up two outlets. One for the SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier and the new SmartSump pump.
The home also had some structural problems. As the posts were sinking into the soil, it was causing caving in of the floors. To stop and prevent the continuation of the caving, they isolated all of the piers by digging out all of the moist soil and putting TerraBlock with CleanSpace overtop, underneath each and every post.
Jeff and his wife were extremely satisfied with knowing all of their questions were answered. And that their home felt more secure and their crawl space would stay dry and clean for years to come.
Tom had called for water that was traveling from under his patio into his crawl space. He had suspected that there was water damage occurring in the foundation due to this. Thankfully he had found us in time, as there was minimal damage but it was happening. Just as he had thought.
Tyler came out and cleaned everything up, due to the built up water the old insulation was trashed. To help water filter, without it being intrusive to the crawl space, they laid down CleanSpaceDrain Matt. Overtop they laid down 6 mil vapor barrier, to completely seal the water into the soil.
The crew also made sure to patch up the spot that was eroded by the water, under the patio, to create a tight seal. Leaving a joyous customer with knowing that the water would no longer seep in from any other crevices.
Nelson called us to encapsulate his crawl space after seeing our job well done on his neighbors home. He, however, didn't know just how lucky he was to call us at the time he did. His home was infested with mold in the crawl space. With 50% of the air, he and his family were breathing was coming from the crawl space.
So our first course of action was to clean up all the mold and prevent it from coming back. And to do so we used our two-step Mold-X. Which cleans and seals the walls and posts from the spores growing again.
Which made it so that when we started the installation of the TerraBlock and CleanSpace we wouldn't be locking it in and letting it flourish. Francisco and his crew also made sure to replace seal up the vent covers so that no new liquid could travel into the crawl space.
With the vents covered, the customer was curious as to what would regulate the humidity levels. We reassure him everything would be fine, as we installed the SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier to regulate all humidity issues. And temperature fluctuations that may start due to weather changes.
They also had the TripleSafe sump pump installed, which has a separate generator to power on in case of power outages. That would pump the water out of the crawl space completely. Leaving the customer satisfied knowing that they wouldn't have to worry about it not working randomly.
This customer called because he started to notice a musty smell in his home that he couldn't pinpoint. He had heard us on the radio and decided to give us a call for a free inspection. When our inspector went out she found that water was coming in from the vents in the crawlspace. He also had a lot of moisture droplets in the insulation of his crawlspace. When wood is exposed to very damp conditions mold starts to grow and leaves a very musty smell. Our inspector recommended a crawlspace encapsulation system with drainage.
Our crew went out and started by cleaning out the crawlspace and removing all debris. After the old fiberglass insulation and old vapor barrier were out it was time to start the process of encapsulation. They installed our Smart sump pump that is designed to work in crawlspaces and runs quietly under the home. After a drainage system is in place they start to seal the vents shut so that no more air can come in or out of the crawlspace thru them. The crew will use our CleanSpace vapor barrier that is made of woven fiber plastic and is tear-resistant. It is placed across the whole crawlspace floor up to the sill plate of the home. Due to having high humidity and a history of water in the crawlspace this homeowner also got our SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier to help keep moisture out of the space. It also filters out mold spores, dust mites, and other allergens.
The homeowner was so relieved because he noticed the musty smell was gone quickly after the encapsulation was done. He couldn't be happier to have his crawlspace finished and know that his family will be breathing clean air in the home for years to come.
This customer of ours in Sherwood, Oregon called asking for a crawl space check with concerns of mold. Pam has allergies and wants to do everything she can to be able to have clean air coming into her home. Here at John's Waterproofing Company, helping provide customers with clean safe air to breathe is a priority so, of course, we happy to come out and take a look.
Upon arriving our Design Specialist did, in fact, find some post rotting, soggy insulation, and some mold. There was also some standing water in the crawl space. Marcus suggested some crawl space repairs to the posts, CleanCpace encapsulation with a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier, and a new sump pump. We also put in spray foam for the new insulation. Our crew was able to have this all completed for Pam in just a few days.
Pam is now one happy customer, having the peace of mind that the air coming into her home is mold-free and will no longer affect her allergies.
Steve F. in Beaverton, OR has a pretty decent sized standing crawl space, but it was unusable due to improper drainage and there was a lot of debris. It was just a messy space and he wanted to use it for storage. Steve called our office and our Design Specialist, Daniel went out to take a look to see what needed to be done. They figured out the plan that best suited Steve's needs and our crew here at John's Waterproofing Company were out in just a few days to get started on the work.
Gordon and his crew first removed all of the debris that had built up over time as well as the old insulation. They then installed CleanSpace - an antimicrobial woven fiber material, a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier, and Spray Foam and new vent covers, which gives Steve a dry, clean crawl space that he can now use for storage without having worry about his belongings getting damaged. Steve knows he can call us any time should any concerns arise and we'll be happy to come to his aid. And that we will be out once a year to do yearly maintenance.
Jerry had a basement that had some water seeping into one corner and he was concerned about it becoming worse and causing damage. He wanted to be able to use his basement for storage but did not want his belongings to become damaged due to moisture. Seeing a commercial for John's Waterproofing reminded him about his concerns so he called and scheduled an appointment to have Jack come out to see where the water might be coming from. Jerry had an unfinished basement and definitely needed some waterproofing done.
Marisol, our project coordinator got Jerry on the schedule with Delfino's crew and they were out in no time installing a new dehumidifier, sump pump and put in CleanSpace. This way Jerry now has a basement that he knows will stay dry and he is stoked that he now has a reliable, usable space that he can use for storage.