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Adam has been involved with Advanced Basement Systems since 2008.
He is a true professional who specializes in the London and Grand Bend areas. Adam has seen hundreds of homes and worked with their owners to create dry, healthy below-grade spaces for them.
Adam enjoys playing hockey, family time and cycling.
Our inspector Adam discusses the inspection process and the repair options for this very wet basement with... Watch Video »
Problem: This home has an unfinished basement that is used to house the laundry and mechanical components of the home; such as the hot water tank, electrical and the heating system. There was considerable evidence that water was penetrating from some of the exterior walls as well as up through the floor of the basement; causing cracks, water to pool on the floor and damage to the systems of the home.
Solution: Our team installed a perimeter drain on the leaky walls as well as a trench drain in the problem areas of the floor. We then finished off with some concrete work. Now these homeowners enjoy a clean, dry and safe basement as well as peace of mind knowing that the basement and home’s systems won’t suffer from any further water damage.
What a transformation!
Problem: Open crawl space vents allow for the outside air to easily enter a crawl space. Fluctuations in weather combined with the naturally damp and humid environment in a crawl space means a home is likely to have cold floors, higher humidity and a damp, musty smell.
Open crawl space vents are also an invitation to pests to live under your home!
Solution: We replaced all the open vents and installed airtight vent covers. Although the covers are only part of creating a healthy and dry crawl space environment – it’s an important step!
Problem: This multi-level dirt floor crawl space was a challenge successfully met by our crew! The open vents were resulting in cold floors during the winter. In the summer the crawl space was damp and musty; the foul odour affected the entire home.
Solution: We sealed off the open vents and installed a CleanSpace liner vapour barrier system; which totally encapsulates the crawl space. Our crew also applied moisture-resistant spray foam insulation to help make the home more energy efficient.
Problem: An open sump pump pit is an undesirable feature in homes: but especially when it’s located within a dirt floor crawl space. Dirt and debris can easily enter the pit causing the pump to clog and malfunction. The open pit adds unwanted excess humidity in an already challenging environment.
Solution: Our crew installed the Triple Safe™ sump pump and pit liner; a sump pump system designed for crawl spaces. This pump is fully compatible with our complete crawl space vapour barrier system, which the homeowners also had installed.
With regular yearly maintenance, these homeowners now enjoy the comfort of knowing their sump pump system is efficient, working and reliable!
Problem: The paving stones outside this basement were not properly graded and over time water was entering the basement through the window structure.
Solution: Our team installed a window well with improved drainage and means of egress. You can learn more about our basement window waterproofing by clicking here.
Problem: This drywall had some water damage. Drywall is made of organic material, which means it can rot and grow mould when exposed to moisture and water- which can be likely within a basement environment! The studs that hold the drywall up are made of wood, which can also rot. When this happens, a musty odour is noticed.
Solution: Our Everlast Wall Restoration System is completely inorganic! We also use metal studs. The chair rail and baseboard are made of PVC. The wall panels themselves are made of a concrete board with a textured vinyl finish that never needs to be painted!
Problem: This home had a problem with flooding in the crawl space, creating wet, undesirable environment
Solution: An important element of a dry crawl space is a reliable sump pump system. Without one, a crawl space will still be vulnerable to groundwater, as well as unnoticed plumbing leaks. Our SmartSump system is designed for crawl spaces.
Inspector: Adam M
Problem: These homeowners were experiencing the negative affects of a damp, musty crawl space throughout their entire home.
Solution: We sealed the vents, updated their existing sump pump and encapsulated the entire crawl space. Our CleanSpace Liner stops moisture from passing through the dirt floor and porous concrete walls.
Now the homeowners are enjoying a healthier home!
Inspector: Adam M
Problem: This crawl space needed help! All of the incorrectly installed insulation is falling everywhere. The damp earth is causing wood-rot and energy loss is high.
Solution: We cleaned out all the old insulation and debris. Then, we encapsulated the earth with our CleanSpace product which gives the space a beautiful white finish. At the end, we insulated the walls with spray foam. What a transformation!
Problem: This below grade entrance was causing problems for these homeowners as it was built without a proper drainage system in place. The area was wet, a slip and fall hazard in the winter months, and the concrete floor was flaking away.
Solution: Our specialists repaired the concrete, installed a trench drain in the floor of the entrance and directed the outlet to drain in the newly updated TripleSafe Sump Pump system.
Now the homeowners are once again enjoying the benefits of their below grade entrance!
Inspector: Adam M
Problem: There was plenty of evidence in this basement of water penetration. Aside from the appearance of mould and stains, the entire home smelled damp and musty. The high humidity caused some wood furniture to grow mould – a sure sign that it’s well past the time to fix the wet basement problem!
Solution: Our team waterproofed the leaky walls and improved the overall drainage in the basement. No more water entering. No more musty, damp smells and no more toxic mould!
Problem: The home had a high moisture content in the crawl space. The exposed earth allowed year-round humidity to cause severe damage to the wood beam.
Solution: Install new support columns to hold up the reinforced beam, along with the Clean Space vapour barrier to seal off the home from the earth and finally a high-performance dehumidifier to allow the space to be conditioned and healthy.
Crew Leader: Justin
Problem: These home owners contacted Advanced Basement Systems to improve their crawl space environment. The crawl space had several problems:
- Wet and damp
- Mould growth on wood
- Failing beams
- Wet, ineffective insulation
- Poor supports
- Excess debris
Solution: Our crawl space specialists:
- Cleaned out the debris
- Replaced beams
- Cleaned the mould
- Installed Smart Jacks
- Encapsulated the crawl space, sealing it from the outside environment
All our products work together to create a clean, healthy and dry crawl space. It’s hard to believe it’s the same space – what a transformation!