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FlexiSpan Wall Crack Repair
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Foundation Repair Services & Products
Push Pier Underpinning For Settlement, Foundation Leveling, Sinking Foundation Repair
Geo-lock Wall Anchors
Geo-lock Helical Anchors
PowerBrace Bowed Wall Repair
CarbonArmor Fiber Wall Repair
SmartJack Crawl Space Support
Slab Pier Repair
PolyLevel Concrete Lifting
EZ Post Deck Repair
Shotcrete Wall Restoration

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Push Piers Installed, Andover, MA

Push Piers Installed, Andover, MA

Before After
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This homeowner in Andover, Massachusetts, had noticed cracks forming in the wall of their foundation. The cracks had gotten more significant over time due to settlement and had started to leak water. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection and to help determine the best solution.  After the inspection was completed by our Design Specialist, we recommended installing 8 Push Piers and FlexiSpan around the front left corner of the home to stabilize the foundation and seal the cracks that were allowing water into the basement. The piers were the ideal permanent solution, ensuring no further settlement would occur. 

Radon Mitigation System, Andover, MA

Radon Mitigation System, Andover, MA

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A homeowner in Andover, Massachusetts, had lived in their home for the past 2 years. A couple of months ago a neighbor of theirs mentioned to them that they had a radon system inside their home and they recommended they get their home tested. The homeowner became concerned and called EFS to test the radon inside their home. Our Design Specialist set up a radon test kit and showed the results to the homeowners. The levels were above the recommended amount, so our Design Specialist recommended installing a Radon Mitigation System in their home. 

Our team installed a Radon Mitigation System in the home to lower the radon levels. 

Water Collecting Inside Garage, Andover, MA

Water Collecting Inside Garage, Andover, MA

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A homeowner in Andover, Massachusetts called EFS for a sump pump service appointment. Their sump pump inside their garage had stopped working and water was trickling down the driveway and coming in and collecting on the floor. Our service technician cleaned out the sump pump to make sure it worked. Before he left our service technician recommended an upgraded system that utilized an UltraSump and a 10' TrenchLock across the mouth of the garage. This system will ensure that no water will collect in the garage. 

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Erickson Foundation Solutions has been the trusted, local professionals to call in Essex County, MA, for foundation repairs, concrete repair, radon mitigation, basement crack repair and even crawl space repair. Our in-house team of expert engineers know how to properly determine and repair the structural issues you are going through. Whether you have water in your basement or your crawl space, or need concrete lifting, leveling or foundation structural repair, we have your back. We provide a 25-year written warranty for all of our foundation products. With the professionals at Erickson Foundation Solutions, you can feel safe knowing that your repairs are in good hands.

Foundation Repair Contractor Essex County, MA

No one wants to have to go through structural and foundation repairs, but there are times where you shouldn’t wait any longer and call the trusted local professionals Erickson Foundation Solutions, to get your job done the right way. Our products are designed and tested by Supportworks, Inc.; an international network of more than 100 skilled structural repair contractors. We are the areas only company equipped to fix your repairs with these products. Some of the repairs we take on are:

  • Bowing Walls
  • Sagging Floors
  • Stair-Step Cracks
  • Tilting Chimneys
  • Foundation Cracks
  • Garage Slabs

Essex County, MA Local Concrete Leveling Expert

Sunken and cracked concrete around your home is not only an eyesore but is also a safety hazard. As time goes by, if the problem isn’t corrected, it will only get worse. However, you have no reason to fret when you have the professionals at Erickson Foundation Solutions doing the work. Our experts use PolyLevel, a strong, and durable foam material to lift your concrete slabs back into place. We drill small holes into the slab where the foam is injected and expands, raising the concrete into place. Many other contractors will use mudjacking, but our method doesn’t disturb the area, takes less drying time, and is more affordable.

After repairing your concrete, consider a durable concrete sealant that extends the life of your slabs by 3 to 5 times overall in just one quick application. Our SealantPro concrete sealant bonds with concrete on a molecular level to protect slabs against oil, gasoline, water, debris, and more. Whether you have new slabs or existing slabs, SealantPro will work for you! We also offer a translucent tinted concrete sealer, DecoShield, which adds a unique visual appeal to your home's slabs while preventing pitting, flaking, cracks, and other moisture-related issues.

Our Concrete Repair Solutions:

  • SealantPro™ Concrete Sealing
  • DecoShield™ Concrete Sealer
  • Sidewalk Repair
  • Pool Deck Repair
  • Concrete Driveway Repair
  • Mudjacking

The benefits of PolyLevel®:

  • Non-invasive installation
  • Quick application & curing
  • Clean &precise lifting
  • Adjustable & durable for loads of all sizes

Contact us today to schedule a free concrete leveling estimate for your Essex County home or commercial property!

Get in contact with us today and get your FREE concrete leveling and concrete sealing estimate!

Crawl space repair contractor in Essex County, MA

The crawl space is often an underappreciated part of the home that often gets issues with mold. Since it is more often an out of sight out of mind, when problems occur with your crawl space it can easily have wide-ranging effects on the entire home. This is especially true since many older crawl spaces were vented due to mistaken beliefs about home construction. These vents make it easy for mold and rot to occur, causing issues throughout the home like uneven floors, foul smells, worsened allergy symptoms, and more.

Crawl Space Repair Services Offered in Essex County, MA:

  • Crawl space vapor barrier
  • Crawl space waterproofing
  • Crawl space dehumidification
  • Crawl space support posts
  • Crawl space insulation
  • And more!

If you are noticing any of these issues then our experts can help. We offer a wide range of crawl space repair services designed to help your home including encapsulation, waterproofing, insulation, and more. Contact us today to schedule your free estimate!

Radon Gas Mitigation Systems

Radon gas is colorless, odorless, and as cancer-causing as to//bacco and asbestos. Radon gas is produced from the decaying of rocks and soil and comes up from the ground into your crawlspace and basements. The way our radon mitigation systems works in a pipe collects the gases that are coming from the soil. The gas is then piped upwards where a depressurization vent forces the radon out from your home. Our radon mitigation system is completely compatible with the current waterproofing system in your home. Get in contact with us now to learn how to protect your loved ones from the harmful effects of radon gas.

Radon and Indoor Air Quality Services Provided in Essex County, MA:

  • Radon Testing and Inspections
  • Radon Mitigation and Abatement
  • Indoor Air Quality Testing

Basement Crack Repair

At any stage of your home when water starts to leak, it can lead to serious flooding and serious damage. So when it starts to leak in your basement, act fast. Erickson Foundation Solutions understands how all different types of basement leaks are caused, which is why we provide fast and efficient solutions to handle every source of wall and floor leaks. we also offer egress windows and dehumidifiers

To get a free estimate on basement leaking solutions and crack repair services, call us at 1-855-239-3489 or click below!

Job Stories From Essex County, MA
Gloucester Canal Retaining Wall Repaired

The Blynam Canal Drawdridge had a retaining wall which was gradually having the soil underneath its footing washed away by the tides rising and falling. Upon excavating down to install a new foundation for a structure above, the DoT found huge voids underneath the wall, leaving the wall susceptible to sinking and allowing water to overflow. They needed a stronger base for their new structure, one that wouldn't be at risk of being washed away by the tide.

 

The DoT hired Erickson Foundation Supportworks to come in and fill the voids under the wall with PolyLEVEL. We first inserted pipes into cracks and crevices within the stones and wall, allowing us to spray in PolyLEVEL deep into the voids on the water side of the canal. On the retaining wall side, we sprayed in PolyLEVEL into the voids under the wall and between all the large stones on this side.

 

Although the water table could still rise up with the tide, it could no longer wash in and out with the waves or ebb of the water. Therefore, the water can no longer wash out the supporting soils, or PolyLEVEL, under the retaining wall. The wall is now fully supported and no longer at risk of sinking or failing.

Garage Sinking, Topsfield MA

Sandra C of Topsfield, MA inherited a home and was immediately faced with a major problem. She noticed her home had a large gap in the floor where her home and sunroom meet above her garage. She became very frightened that her home was going to "fall apart", so she gave Erickson Foundation Supportworks a call to check it out. She was very determined to have it fixed and decided to go ahead and have us check it out as soon as possible.

Shortly after giving us a call, an inspection date was set up. Upon inspection of the home, John Prince an Erickson Foundation Supportworks System Design Specialist immediately noticed that her garage and sunroom area was sinking down a hill. Her home lied on top of a hill where the soil was being washed down the hill, which resulted in her garage and sunroom area sinking with it. It was determined that push piers were needed to stabilize the home and put it back into place. John's designed a repair system that required 8 push piers to be installed in the garage portion of the home. His design also suggested 5 geo-lock systems that would assist with stabilizing the foundation wall. She jumped at the opportunity and wanted to be in the right away.

The well-designed system worked perfectly and we were able to raise the home 5 inches which resulted in the gap of her home becoming virtually unnoticeable. While we were at the job site, the owner wanted us to help support her deck on the back of her home, so we installed EZ Post helical piers.

Sandra C was extremely pleased by the results and told us she's finally able to not worry about her home falling apart.

 

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Leveling an Uneven Slab, Salisbury, MA

Richard F. reached out to Erickson Foundation Supportworks due to his concerns with a settling concrete slab on his property in Salisbury, Massachusetts. The slab in question was supporting 2 propane tanks and another larger fuel tank. Over time, soil beneath the slab was eroding, causing the slab to sink and become uneven. Since the slab was responsible for the stability of the fuel tanks, this was quite troubling for Richard. 

He was looking for a way to lift and level the slab, without having to disturb the tanks or fully replace the concrete slab.

Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa inspected the slab and determined PolyLevel would be the perfect fix for Richard. By injecting PolyLevel in the voids beneath the concrete slab, the surface could be leveled and the slab itself would not have to be fully replaced. 

Lead Poly installer, Chris Hanulec, completed the project in half a day, and was successfully able to level and stabilize the slab for Richard. This provided some much needed peace of mind for the homeowner, and he can rest easy knowing the slab and fuel tanks are stable.

Radon Mitigation System and Crack Seal, Andover, MA

A new homeowner in Andover, Massachusetts has owned their house for 3 months when they noticed a vertical crack that was leaking in the basement. The homeowner inferred that the crack was caused by a downspout right above the crack. The homeowner called Erickson Foundation Supportworks for a Design Specialist to give them a quote. The Design Specialist found that in addition to the crack in the basement that there was also a radon test that showed the pCi/l was at 4.2. The recommended amount is under 4.0 pCi/l.

The Design Specialist, Brain Allen, was able to design a Radon system for this home. After the designing process, all the information is passed to a Crew Lead. The Crew Lead and his team went to the home and installed the Radon Mitigation System and sealed the crack in the foundation. The crack was sealed and the radon system was successfully installed. 

Pictured are the repaired crack in the foundation and the Radon Mitigation System.

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EZ Post Helical Pier Patio Room Installation, Haverhill, MA

This homeowner in Haverhill, Massachusets wanted to install a 3-season patio room onto a second floor. They called BetterLiving Sunrooms of NH for them to come out to the home and talk about what they wanted to be built. BetterLiving came out to the home and measured everything they needed. When BetterLiving came back to start the project they decided to use helical piers instead of concrete piers to support the vertical beams. Helical piers are a great alternative to concrete piers. A great benefit of helical piers is that they take half the time to install compared to concrete piers. In this case, under the patio room was a gravel patio and the helical piers were the least invasive but most effective option. If the crew had used the concrete piers they would have had to dig up some of the homeowner's patio. After all the piers are set they can start building the sunroom. The room above was a 10' x 12' 3-season patio room. 

The homeowners were very happy with how their 3-season patio room turned out. They were especially happy that no damage was done to the patio underneath the patio room.

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Pool Deck is Sinking, Haverhill, MA

Bill F. of Haverhill, Massachusetts was experiencing his pool deck sinking around his pool cause dips and rises. The dips and rises have gotten so bad that they have created a tripping hazard around the pool. 

Design Specialist Michael Biedrzycki came to the house and inspected the area around the pool. He concluded that Bill's pool area would benefit from using PolyLevel. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his crew came to the home and injected PolyLevel underneath the concrete to raise and level the pool deck.

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PolyLevel and Resurfacing Pool Deck, North Andover, MA

Linda K. of North Andover, Massachusetts thought she needed to replace her entire pool deck because of cracks. But after talking with Design Specialist Brian Allen she realized that she didn't have to. Brian Allen came to the home and inspected the whole pool deck and recommended a solution that would save Linda thousands of dollars. 

The solution that Brian recommended to Linda was to lift and level the concrete with PolyLevel then resurface the entire deck to give a fresh new look. Crew Leads Jon Provost, Nick Melo and their team came to the home to lift, level, and resurface the concrete. The whole process took less than a day to complete from start to finish. 

Crack Seal, Beverly, MA

Dave O. in Beverly, Massachusetts needed some attention out by their pool. Design Specialist Brian Allen came to the home and inspected the pool area, he proposed that they use CrackSeal and PolyLevel. Crew Lead Jon Provost and his team came to the home and lifted and leveled the pool deck. 

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Sinking Pool Deck, Andover, MA

This homeowner in Andover, Massachusetts was experiencing sinking around their pool.

Design Specialist John Prince came to the home and recommended that the homeowners have PolyLevel injected underneath the sunken pool deck slabs to lift and level them. The homeowner agreed with what John recommended and decided to proceed to the next steps.

The next step was to have Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team come out to the home and inject the PolyLevel under the slabs to lift them. After the crew was done the homeowners were very impressed with how non-invasive this project was. 

Pool Deck Resurface, Peabody, MA

This homeowner in Peabody, Massachusetts was looking to replace their pool deck but didn't want to commit to the time that it would take to rip it all up. Design Specialist Jason Love came to the home and proposed Resurface Pro. Resurfacing the existing concrete will take a fraction of the time and money than ripping up the existing pool deck. Crew Lead Jon Provost and his crew came to the home and resurfaced the whole pool deck. 

Leaking Basement Wall, Amesbury, MA

Harry T. in Amesbury, Massachusetts has been living in his home for the past 50 years. Since the year he moved in they have had a leak in the basement and a constant presence of water. In 2021, Harry decided it was time to find a permanent solution, as eventually the home will be sold and will need to be in tip top shape.

Design Specialist Royce Potts came to the home and inspected the basement and the outside foundation. Royce found a crack at the point where the wall meets the floor and water is seeping through. Royce proposed that Erickson install 75' of Fast Drain and 2 Super Sumps with battery backup to help to navigate the water out of the basement. 

Crew Lead Branden Edwards and his team came to the home and installed the Fast Drain and 2 Super Sumps into the basement. Harry could tell right away that the combination of Fast Drain and Super Sump was going to work great for the basement. The water is now effectively diverted into the pumps and out of the basement. 

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Concrete Deck Leveling,

Homeowner Mike G. was concerned with one section of the patio surrounding his pool. There were a number of uneven concrete slabs, which were both unsightly and a trip hazard. He knew kids would be running around the pool, and also didn't want others to be hitting their toes on this bump. Mike was satisfied with his inspection process with design specialist Kenneth Calabrese, and decided to fix the issue with PolyLevel. 

PolyLevel was the ideal solution, as it was quick, clean, and cost effective. The install took less than one day, and no removal or demolition of concrete or soil was required. The uneven sections of concrete were lifted to near level and fully stabilized. Mike was very satisfied with the outcome.

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Concrete Slab Pulling Away from Cinderblock Wall, Lawrence, MA

Joseph H. of Lawrence, Massachusetts was experiencing his concrete slab in the garage start to pull away from the cinderblock wall. Joseph hates seeing this and wants it repaired badly. Joseph called EFS to see if we could help him with his garage and front walkway. EFS Design Specialist Michael Bradley came to the home and inspected the garage and the walkway to see what could be done to help. Michael proposed that we would use PolyLEVEL in the garage to bring the slab back up to level then we would use Nexus Pro by the front walkway.

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team came to the home and injected PolyLEVEL to lift the corner of the garage slab 2". Then Nick and the crew used Nexus Pro on the walkway to make the property look good as new. 

Concrete Resurfacing, Saugus, MA

Daniel D. of Saugus, Massachusetts was looking to repair his pool deck. The pool deck has some cracks and blemishes in it that he wants to be repaired. Daniel called EFS to see if they could repair his pool deck. Design Specialist John Prince came to the home and inspected the pool deck to see what specifically Daniel would like to be done. After gathering up what Daniel wanted, John proposed that the crew seal the cracks in the concrete and then resurface the whole deck to give it a nice new look. 

Crew Lead Jon Provost and his team came to the home and did exactly what was proposed. Jon sealed all the cracks and then resurfaced the whole deck. 

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Radon Mitigation System, Saugus, MA

Adam D. of Sagus, Massachusetts had high radon levels (4-6 pCi/L) in his basement. He is now looking for a radon mitigation system. Adam called EFS to see if someone could come and give him a quote. Design Specialist Chris Greenwood came out and inspected the basement and gave Adam a quote for a radon mitigation system. 

Crew Lead Brendan Edwards and his team came to the home and installed the new radon mitigation system. Once the system was installed the radon levels started to decrease. 

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Wall Restoration, Lynn, MA

Bob L. of Lynn, Massachusetts was experiencing some holes in his fieldstone foundation. He had tried to put gloves in the holes and paint over them to try and fix it. He finally called Erickson Foundation Solutions to see if they could solve his problem.

Design Specialist Chris Greenwood came to Bob's home and inspected the wall and came up with that Poly Wall Restoration would be the best means to repairing the wall. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team came to Bob's home and sprayed Poly Wall Restoration on the wall to seal all the holes and cracks.

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Crack in Garage Floor, Haverhill, MA

Vinny P. of Haverhill, Massachusetts was experiencing cracking in his garage that he wanted repair sooner rather than later. Vinny decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions about a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Michael Bradley came out to the home and inspected Vinny's garage and found that the cracks are being caused by some settlement of the garage foundation. Michael proposed that PolyLEVEL will be the best solution for Vinny. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team came to the home and injected PolyLEVEL under the concrete garage floor to stabilize it. 

Radon Mitigation System, Ipswich, MA

Mia D. of Ipswich, Massachusetts knew that her basement had higher than normal radon levels and wanted a professional to inspect her basement. She called Erickson Foundation Solutions for someone to come out and inspect the basement and see if they could install a Radon Mitigation System. 

Design Specialist John Prince came to the home and inspected the basement and tested the radon levels of the basement with a CRM device. He left the test for 48 hours to obtain an accurate reading. The test results came back at just over 4 pCi/L which is above the recommended amount set by the EPA. John designed a custom Radon Mitigation System for Mia's home. 

Crew Lead Branden Edwards and his team came out to Mia's home and installed the Radon Mitigation System in a single day.

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Radon Mitigation System, Boxford, MA

This homeowner in Boxford, Massachusetts was having a radon issue in their home. They had their house tested by an outside source and they told the homeowner that their radon levels were too high. The homeowner called Erickson and had Design Specialist Brian Allen come out and look at the home. Brian designed a radon mitigation system for the homeowners. The Crew Lead Scott Crandall and his team successfully installed a new custom radon mitigation system for this home.

Radon Mitigation System, Boxford, MA

This homeowner in Boxford, Massachusetts had recently moved into a new home. This home was a new construction that had very high radon levels. The house came installed with a pipe already in the foundation. The homeowner called Erickson and a Design Specialist Michael Bierdrzycki came to design a radon system. The Crew Lead Scott Crandall and his team successfully installed a custom Radon system in the home.

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Lift and Level of Front Walkway, Boxford, MA

Melanie C. of Boxford, MA was experiencing some sinking and cracking in her front walkway as well as her pool deck. She called Erickson Foundation Solutions to see if someone could come out and look at the walkway and her pool deck for repair. 

Design Specialist Royce Potts came to the home and inspected the walkway and pool deck. After inspecting the concrete surfaces, Royce proposed that Melanie's concrete surfaces should be lifted and leveled. The product the team will use to lift and level the concrete will be PolyLevel. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team came to the home and lifted and leveled the front walkway and the pool deck by injecting PolyLevel under the sinking slabs. PolyLevel will fill any voids under the slabs and then will expand and lift the slab. Using PolyLevel the team can lift each slab as much or as little as they please. 

After the team leveled all of the slabs they sealed all of the cracks too. 

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Corner Sinking in Two-Car Garage, Haverhill, MA

Vinny P. of Haverhill, Massachusetts was experiencing a large crack in the floor of his two-car garage. He called Erickson Foundation Solutions to see if someone could come out and repair it. 

Design Specialist Michael Bradley came to Vinny's home and inspected the crack in the garage. After inspecting the garage, Michael found that the crack was caused by the corner of the garage starting to settle. Michael proposed PolyLevel to Vinny to counteract the settling in the corner of the garage. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team came to the home and injected PolyLevel under the settling corner of the garage. When the PolyLevel started to lift the settled slab, Nick slowly lifted it back to level.

Cracking Control Joints on Pool Deck, North Andover, MA

Ryan M. of North Andover, Massachusetts was experiencing cracking control joints on the deck around his pool. Ryan called Erickson Foundation Solutions about repairing their control joints. 

Design Specialist John Merna came to the home and inspected the control joints around the pool. John recommended that EFS use Sealant Pro to repair the control joints.

Crew Lead Branden Edwards and his team came to Ryan's home and installed the Sealant Pro into the control joints. 

Tripping Hazard Around Pool, Peabody, MA

David S. of Peabody, Massachusetts was experiencing a tripping hazard around his pool and wanted it repaired before it got any worse. He decided to call Erickson Foundation Solution to see if someone could come out to look at his pool deck. 

Design Specialist Isaac Hernandez came to the home to inspect the pool deck. After inspecting the pool deck he proposed that using PolyLevel would be able to eliminate the tripping hazard. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team came to the home and injected PolyLevel into the pool deck. Nick was able to lift and level the slabs around the pool deck to the same height so there wasn't a tripping hazard anymore. 

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Waterproofing, Merrimac, MA

Homeowner Ryan M. was in need of some waterproofing in the basement of the home he purchased in 2020. The home itself was originally built in the late 1800's, and the foundation was a mix of stone, brick, and mortar. In the yard close to the home were several large trees, and once the tree's were removed, water bagen leaking into the basement walls, in a section about 15 feet wide. It could have been the tree's were keeping the water away from the home by using it up themselves. Now with the tree's gone, the water was flowing directly into the homes foundation. 

Ryan was hoping to convert the basement area into a more usable space, perhaps even finish parts of it in the future, and so he knew he needed to find a solution to the water leak before the conditions got worse.  He reached out to Erickson Foundation Solutions to design an effective system and prevent the water from doing damage in his basement.

Design specialist John Prince proposed several solutions for what he found in Ryan's basement. The wall with the water leak was bowing in due to the pressure of the saturated soils on the exterior, and so would require stabilization. John also determined the best location for a Fast Drain and sump pump system, which would collect any water penetrating the wall and pump it out. Lastly, to help the stone and brick wall keep it's integrity, John proposed spraying it with a polymer foam, which would keep it bound together. This polymer foam was then also covered with wall vapor barrior system to help with controlling the humidity in the basement. 

Crew lead Scott Crandall and his team were able to successfully install all the proposed items. The first step was to secure the PowerBraces to the bowing wall, which completely stabilized it against the soils on the outside. The wall was then sprayed with the polymer foam. Once the Fast Drain and sump pump system was installed along the perimeter at the base of the wall, the Cleanspace vapor barrior was then installed from floor to ceiling along the same section. 

With the foundation wall stabilized and fully waterproofed, Ryan was able to continue to utilize his basement and plan for future remodeling ideas in the space.

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Fast Drain and Sump Pump, Saugus, MA

Darlene B. of Saugus, Massachusetts has had this home in the family for over 100 years. She is willing to do whatever it takes to keep that home standing in good condition. She found that whenever it rained she would find the water is seeping through the back wall. She decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions about finding a solution to her problem. 

Design Specialist Isaac Hernandez came to the home and inspected her basement to find what was allowing the water inside the basement. With Darlene's home being a granite foundation, water can tend to seep through into the basement. Isaac recommended that EFS install a fast drain system into the basement along with a new sump pump with a battery backup. 

Crew Lead Branden Edwards and his team came to the home and installed the fast drain and the sump pump with battery backup. 

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Basement Repair, Lawrence, MA

Robert C. of Lawrence, Massachusetts was experiencing a multitude of things going on in his basement. He was experiencing a pest problem, a sagging floor issue, and a foundation issue. Robert decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions about solving some of these issues. 

Design Specialist Michael Bradley came to the home to address the sagging floor issue and the foundation issue. He inspected the basement and proposed that the basement would need new bulkhead stairs, an auxiliary wall, and Smart Jacks to stop the floors from sagging. Robert decided to only go further with repairing the bulkhead stairs and the auxiliary wall. 

Crew Lead Jon Provost and his team came to the home and installed the new bulkhead stairs and an auxiliary wall in the basement. 

Cracked Garage Floor, Byfield, MA

Ellen E. of Byfield, Massachusetts has been living in her home for the past 5 years. Since she bought her home, there have been cracks in her garage. She wanted to make sure that the cracks didn't get any worse. Ellen decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions to see about finding a solution.

Design Specialist Chris Greenwood came to the home and inspected the garage. To stop the garage from cracking more, he proposed using PolyLevel to fill any void under the garage floor and then seal the cracks in the garage with NexusPro. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his crew came to the home and injected PolyLevel under the garage floor. After they injected the PolyLevel, Nick started sealing all of the cracks with NexusPro.

New Construction Radon System, Lynnfield, MA

Homeowner Lewis was moving into a new construction home with his family. During the build, the contractor did install PVC pipe extending from the basement area through the interior of the home, and up through the roof in the attic. However, the radon levels were never tested, and the fan and vent of the radon mitigation system were never completed. 

Once the home was completed and air tight, Lewis tested for radon levels and found they were indeed above the recommended 4.0 pCi/l set by the EPA. He wanted to ensure a safe environement for his wife and kids and so decided to install the radon fan in order to make the mitigation system operational.

Our Erickson production team completed the connection of the PVC pipe in the basement to extend and be sealed beneath the concrete slab. Up in the attic, the fan was also inserted and provided with a power source. Once this was completed the radon mitigation system was complete, and Lewis and his family had peace of mind that the radon on their property was being properly mitigated.

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Concrete Step and Pool Deck Repair, Lynnfield, MA

Homeowner Anthony D. had been living in his home for 15+ years. Overtime, he noticed some sections of his concrete pool patio were cracking and shifting. The front concrete steps that led up to the main door were also uneven and sinking in some areas, causing trip hazards. He planned on selling the home in 5 or so years, but in the meantime wished to have a safe home with no concerns of visitors tripping or slipping on uneven concrete surfaces. 

After meeting with Erickson's design specialist, Michael, Anthony was impressed with the solution of PolyLevel foam injection. It was quick, clean, and efficient. 

Crew foreman Chris Hanulec was able to lift and level the concrete steps for Anthony in a single day. The installation process had minimal disruption to the landscaping on the property, and the steps could be walked on that same day. Chris was also able to fill a void that formed beneath a section of the concrete patio around the pool. With the concrete stabilized and the cracks sealed, Anthony had peace of mind that the concrete around his home was in much better condition and safe to walk on for his family and guests.

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3-Season Sunroom Needs Supports Replaced, North Andover, MA

Michael T. of North Andover, Massachusetts found that his 3-season sunroom was sinking. He wanted to fix this issue as soon as possible, so he called Erickson Foundation Solutions.

Design Specialist John Merna came to the home and inspected the sunroom and the surrounding deck. After his full inspection, John showed Michael why his sunroom was sinking. There are lally columns that are rusting and deteriorating underground, this is causing the sunroom to sink. John proposed that our crew dig out the old lally columns and replace them with a concrete pier. Then, install SmartJacks on top of the concrete pier to add support. 

Crew Lead Ed Nadreau and his crew came to the home and dug out the old lally columns. Then, they poured the new concrete piers to then let dry before attaching the SmartJacks to them.

Crawlspace Stabilization, Merrimac, MA

Jennifer N. of Merrimac, MA was wanting to expand her home by adding a second floor to the house. The house was right on a lake, and had a crawlspace that ranged in height from 14 inches to 30 inches. As she was wanting to build up on her home, the existing support posts and columns within the crawlspace were going to need to be replaced and/or reinforced in order to hold all that additional weight. 

Michael Bradley, a design specialist with Erickson Foundation Solutions, proposed several upgrades and solutions for Jennifer.  Within the crawlspace and beneath the house structure, the plan involved replacing failings support posts with 9 SmartJacks. The SmartJack posts are reinforced steel columns installed over stable footings of engineered fill or concrete footings. These new supports would stabilize the current floor system and provide enough support for the expected added weight of the addition.

Additionally, along the perimeter on one side of the structure, the support posts were replaced with helical piers. Helical piers are ideal for lake front properties, as very little, or no soil, is displaced, which means there is little disruption to the waterfront property or the environment. These piers would also be integral to supporting the second floor addition. 

Lastly, one section of the crawlspace was full of plumbing and electrical lines, and the dirt floor made the space difficult to access. This section would receive a Cleanspace encapsulation, which would make it much easier for contractors and the homeowner to access for future repairs as needed.

Once the job was completed, Jennifer was able to continue with her plans of adding a second floor to her lake front home, with peace of mind that the structure was stable and secure.

 

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Garage Fire Slab Repour, Medford, MA

Pedro P. of Medford, Massachusetts had experienced a very unexpected event. His garage burned down to the ground in May, and he would like to rip up the old garage slab and pour a new one. He decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions about a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Chris Greenwood arrived at the home and inspected the area where Pedro's garage stood before the fire. Pedro had a conversation with Chris about his future plans. Pedro wanted to pour a new slab to put either a new garage or a new shed. 

Crew Lead Cody Gosselin and Installation Specialist Steven Maggio and Chris Tremblay came to the home and ripped out the old concrete and poured a new slab for Pedro. 

Uneven Pool Deck, Danvers, MA

Philip V. of Danvers, MA has grandchildren that come around and swim in their pool. Over the past 5-10 years the homeowner has noticed the concrete deck around the pool has been sinking. Each year has been getting worse and worse. The homeowner is worried that their grandkids might trip and hurt themselves. The homeowner decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions about a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese came to the home and inspected the concrete deck. Kenny confirmed what the homeowner had been seeing over the past 5-10 years. Kenny proposed that EFS use PolyLevel to lift the parts of the pool deck that have sunk over the years. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and Installation Specialist Tyler Oslizlo arrived at the home and began injecting PolyLevel into the pool deck. The crew was able to lift the outside of the pool deck about 1" to eliminate the tripping hazard. Philip is relieved to have a safe pool area for the grandkids.

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Radon Mitigation System, Newbury, MA

Phil R. of Newbury, Massachusetts recently had moved into his new home. His old home had a radon mitigation system and he understood the health risks of not having one. He called Erickson Foundation Solutions about installing a radon mitigation system in his new home. 

Design Specialist Chris Greenwood came out for a free inspection. Chris inspected the basement to see where a new system could be installed. He found the perfect spot and designed a system for the home. 

Crew Lead Branden Edwards, and Installation Specialist Kyle DeChane, arrived at the home and followed the design that Chris made to install the radon mitigation system. 

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Home Stabilization for Renovation, Lynn, MA

Mary P. of Lynn, Massachusetts planned on adding a 2-floor addition to her home. Mary had a contractor come out to the home to inspect the structure of the home. The contractor found that the foundation of the home wasn't strong enough to support the 2-story addition. Mary decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions about a free inspection.

Design Specialist John Prince arrived at the home to inspect the foundation. He found that the left side of the home is the weakest. On the left side of the home, Mary has a porch and a chimney. John recommended that on the left side of the home they install helical piers to strengthen and lift the home. John also recommended installing SmartJacks in the basement to support the inside of the home. 

Crew Lead Cody Gosselin and his team arrived at the home and installed the 12 Helical Piers and 5 SmartJacks. 

Radon Mitigation System, Andover, MA

This homeowner in Andover, Massachusetts was experiencing higher than normal radon levels in their home. The homeowners decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions about a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Isaac Hernandez arrived at the home and inspected the basement. After the completion of the inspection, Isaac recommended that the homeowners would benefit from installing a radon mitigation system into their basement to bring down the level of radon. 

Crew Lead Branden Edwards and his crew came to the home and installed a new radon mitigation system into the basement. 

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SmartJacks Installation, Methuen, MA

Donna L. of Methuen, Massachusetts was experiencing her floors being unlevel. Donna has been living in her home for 27 years and one night when rolling the ball around with their dog, she noticed the ball seemed to be rolling to one side of the home. She decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions about a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese arrived at the home and inspected the basement. He confirmed that the floors are bowing. Kenny recommended that Donna have EFS install SmartJacks into her basement to support the sagging floors. 

Crew Lead Spencer Ladd and his team arrived at Donna's home and began installing 7 SmartJacks into the basement. 4 of the 7 SmartJacks will be installed with a Supplemental beam to aid in leveling the floor above. The other 3 will be installed under the house's main support beam. 

Radon Concerns for New Family, Rowley, MA

Katherine S. of Rowley, Massachusetts has been living in her parent's basement with her significant other and 11-month-old baby. She has had some concerns about the air quality and radon levels in the basement and wanted it to be tested. She had the basement and the results came back at 6 pCi/L. She called Erickson Foundation Solutions about a free inspection.

Design Specialist Chris Greenwood arrived at the home and inspected the basement. After the inspection, Chris designed a radon system to specifically fit their basement. 

Crew Lead Branden Edwards and his team arrived at the home and installed the radon mitigation system into the basement. As soon as the radon system was installed and turned on the radon levels almost immediately reduce to a healthier level for Katherine and her family. 

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Radon Mitigation System, Rockport, MA

This homeowner in Rockport, MA was experiencing a higher than normal level of radon in his basement. The radon level in their basement is between 6.1-6.7 pCi/L. They called EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Brian Swindell arrived at the home and designed a radon mitigation system for the home. The home is a single-family home with an unfinished basement, no sump pump. 

Crew Lead Branden Edwards and his team arrived at the home and installed the new radon mitigation system into the basement. 

 

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Unwanted Moisture in Basement, Georgetown, MA

This homeowner in Georgetown, Massachusetts was experiencing moisture in their basement. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. Design Specialist Chris Greenwood arrived at the home and inspected the basement and found that it was musty. Chris recommended installing a Sani Dry, a sump pump with battery backup, and a Freeze Guard. Crew Lead Brandon Edwards and his team arrived at the home and installed the sump pump with battery backup, then installed the Freeze Guard, and finally connected the Sani Dry to the sump pump.

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CleanSpace and Radon Mitigation System Installation, Gloucester, MA

This homeowner in Gloucester, Massachusetts was experiencing high radon levels in their home. The homeowner would like to reduce these as much as possible. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist John Merna arrived at the home and inspected the basement. John recommended that the homeowners have EFS install a radon mitigation system as well as a Clean Space Encapsulation.

Crew Lead Branden Edwards and his team arrived at the home and installed the radon mitigation system and the Clean Space Encapsulation into the basement. 

Sinking Cement Slab, Salisbury, MA

This homeowner in Salisbury, Massachusetts was experiencing the slab that supports an oil tank and two propane tanks began to sink. The homeowners have lived in this home for the past 40 years and only have just started to notice the sinking of the slab. They are concerned that if the slab is left the way it is the oil tank could tip over. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa arrived at the home and inspected the slab to see what could be done. Michael recommended that homeowners have PolyLevel injected underneath the slab to lift and level it. 

Crew Lead Chris Hanulec and his team arrived at the home and injected PolyLevel under the slab to lift and level the slab with the oil tank and two propane tanks. 

Radon Mitigation System, Topsfield, MA

This homeowner in Topsfield, Massachusetts, was looking for a quote on a radon mitigation system for their home. Their home radon test kit showed the levels in their home at 9 pCi/L. Design Specialist Jason Love came to the home. He quoted and sketched a plan to install the radon system.  Crew Lead Branden Edwards and his team came out to the home and installed the Radon Mitigation System. 

Radon Mitigation System, Topsfield, MA

This homeowner was in the market for a radon mitigation system. The radon levels in the home were 9.67 pCi/L in the basement. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist John Merna arrived at the home and proposed a radon system for the home. 

Crew Lead Scott Crandall and his team arrived at the home and installed the radon mitigation system. 

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Late 1800's Home Needs New Support Posts, Haverhill, MA

This homeowner in Haverhill, Massachusetts was experiencing some inadequate supports in their basement. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Isaac Hernandez arrived at the home and inspected the supports in the basement. Isaac confirmed that the wooden supports in the basement aren't going to be sufficient in the long run. Isaac recommended installing SmartJacks.

Crew Lead Edward Nadreau and his team came to the home and installed SmartJacks.

Sump Pump Installation, Lynnfield, MA

This homeowner in Lynnfield, Massachusetts was experiencing water in their basement. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Richard Miles arrived at the home and inspected the basement. Richard recommended installing a sump pump into the basement. 

Crew Lead Nick Carelli and his team arrived at the home and then installed a sump pump into the basement.

Concrete Slab Pour, Beverly, MA

This homeowner in Beverly, Massachusetts had the garage rebuilt and the contractor didn't do a good job. In the middle of the garage floor was a big hump. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Michael Bradley arrived at the home and inspected the garage. Michael recommended that EFS demo the existing garage floor and have us pour a new garage floor.

Crew Lead Nick Carelli and his team arrived at the home and demolished the old garage floor and then they poured a new floor. 

Cracks in Ceiling Progressively Getting Worse, Saugus, MA

This homeowner in Saugus Massachusetts was experiencing cracking in their Ceilings on the main floor and on the upstairs floor. For about a year the homeowners watched the cracks get bigger and bigger. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese arrived at the home and inspected the home. He found that the cause of the cracks in the ceiling was caused by inadequate supports in the basement. Kenny recommended replacing the supports with SmartJacks. 

Crew Lead Edward Nadreau and his crew arrived at the home and installed 6 SmartJacks into the basement. 

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Worn Concrete Blocks Need to be Replaced, Haverhill, MA

This homeowner in Haverhill, Massachusetts was experiencing wearing on the concrete foundation blocks. He decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese arrive at the home and inspected the basement. Kenny recommended having the worn concrete foundation blocks replaced and then having PowerBraces installed to prevent the wall from leaning inward. 

Crew Lead Nick Carelli and his team arrived at the home and began removing the drywall of the partially finished basement. After the drywall is removed the team installs the PowerBrace to ensure the wall is well supported. Then after those are installed, the team replaces the worn concrete blocks with new concrete blocks. 

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Corner of Home is Sinking, Middleton, MA

This homeowner in Middleton, Massachusetts has been living in his home for 40 years and has noticed a crack in the corner of his basement getting larger over time. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese arrived at the home and inspected the basement. Kenny recommended installing 4 Push Piers near the corner of his home that is cracked. The cracked corner of his home is caused by the house sinking. 

Crew Lead Scott Crandall and his team arrived at the home and installed 4 Push Piers on the corner of the home.

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SmartJacks and Poly Wall Restoration, Haverhill, MA

This homeowner in Haverhill, MA had a home inspector come in when they purchased the home and the inspector strongly recommended replacing the temporary post. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Chris Greenwood arrived at the home and inspected the basement. After inspecting the basement Chris noticed there was plastic on all the walls. Chris recommended installing SmartJacks and then installing Poly Wall Restoration to cover the walls instead of the plastic. 

Crew Leads Branden Edward and Nick Melo arrived with their teams. Branden and his team arrived to install the SmartJacks to replace the old temp post. Nick and his team arrived to restore the wall using a poly spray. 

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Sinking Attached Sunroom, Methuen, MA

This homeowner in Methuen Massachusetts was experiencing their attached sunroom begin to show difficulty with closing window. The windows became hard to shut and lock and the homeowner was concerned something was wrong. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist John Prince arrived at the home and inspected the attached sunroom. He found that the windows were hard to shut because the sunroom was starting to slide down the hill it was resting on. John recommended replacing the support post of the sunroom with Helical Piers.

Crew Lead Ed Nadreau and his team arrived at the home and installed the helical piers to the sunroom.

New Home New Radon System, Topsfield, MA

This homeowner in Topsfield, Massachusetts had recently purchased their home. They are previous customers of EFS and would like to have a radon mitigation system installed in their new home. They would also like their old sump pump looked at. They called EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Justin Wenners arrived at the home and inspected the basement. Justin found that the old sump pump might need some updating. Justin recommended replacing the sump pump and installing a new radon mitigation system. 

Crew Lead Branden Edwards and his team arrived at the home and installed the new sump pump and a new radon mitigation system.

Convert Basement to Livable Space, Newburyport, MA

This homeowner in Lowell, Massachusetts was interested in converting his basement into a livable space. He decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Chris Greenwood fully inspected the basement while answering any question from the homeowner. Chris and the homeowner discussed what the goals of the project are going to be. The homeowner told Chris the goals of the project are to gain more headroom, replace old supports, keep the basement warm and dry, and improved the quality of air in the basement. Chris gathered all of the homeowner's goals and created a plan that would address every one of them. 

Chris' plan included digging down two feet to increase headroom in the basement, replacing old supports with SmartJacks, spraying the walls with PolyLevel Wall Restoration to keep the basement warm and dry, and installing a radon mitigation system to increase the quality of air in the basement.  

Water in Basement and Old Wooden Supports, Lynn, MA

This homeowner in Lynn, Massachusetts was experiencing water entering the basement and beams sagging. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Stephen Caron inspected the basement and found where the water was coming into the basement and confirmed that the old wooden supports weren't supporting the main support beam anymore. Stephen recommended installing Water Guard, a Super Sump, a Sani Dry, and SmartJacks into the basement.

Crew Lead Spencer Ladd and his crew arrived at the home and installed the Water Guard, a Super Sump, a Sani Dry, and SmartJacks into the basement.

CleanSpace Installation in Basement, Rockport, MA

This homeowner in Rockport, Massachusetts wanted to solve a humidity issue in their basement. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa inspected the basement. Michael recommended installing CleanSpace into the basement paired with a Sani Dry. The CleanSpace will keep moisture from getting into the basement and the Sani Dry will eliminate moisture inside the basement.

Crew Lead Gilberto Cortijo and his crew arrived at the home and installed CleanSpace in the basement.

Homeowner Wants to Utilize the Basement, North Andover, MA

This homeowner in North Andover, MA wanted to utilize his basement but has concerns about radon. The homeowner would like to use his gym equipment in the basement. The radon levels in the basement are exceeding 15 pCi/L. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Justin Wenners inspected the home. Justin designed a radon mitigation system that will work perfectly with their home. 

Crew Lead Dillon Kingsbury and his team arrived at the home and installed the radon system into the basement. The homeowner was finally able to use the basement as a workout area and not worry about the air quality in the basement. 

Duplex Has Cracks In Foundation, Derry, NH

This duplex owner in Derry, New Hampshire recently have one of her tenants inform her of some cracks in the basement. The cracks are lining the perimeter of the wall and seem significant. She decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Chris Greenwood did a full interior and exterior inspection of the home. During his inspection, Chris had found some more cracking on the exterior of the foundation. Chris found the root cause of the cracks in the foundation is because the home is sinking on one side. For a foundation to start sinking it could be that there is poor water drainage, poor soil under the home, and some other root causes. Chris advised the homeowner that installing Push Piers to the home will stop the home from sinking. The homeowner agreed.

Crew Lead Scott Crandall and his team arrived at the home and installed 10 Push Pier to the foundation. 

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Water Entering Crawlspace, Newburyport, MA

This homeowner in Newburyport, Massachusetts was experiencing some water entering their crawlspace. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa inspected the crawlspace. Michael checked the walls, ground, and rafter for avenues where water can enter the crawlspace. His findings were that the water was coming from below. Micheal recommended installing CleanSpace, Drainage Matting, and 2 SmartDrains into the crawlspace. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team arrived at the home and installed the Drainage Matting and the Cleanspace into the crawlspace to seal it off from the moisture. 2 SmartDrains are installed as well to remove the water that builds up underneath the CleanSpace. 

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Radon Mitigation System, Andover, MA

This homeowner in Andover, Massachusetts was concerned about the radon levels and indoor air quality of the home. The homeowner also wanted to address the mold and mildew in the basement. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Brian Swindell inspected the home for mold, mildew, and cracks in the foundation. After the inspection, Brian recommended installing a radon system and installing a Sani Dry to help keep the basement dry to prevent mold and mildew. 

Crew Lead Dillon Kingsbury and his team arrived at the home and installed the radon mitigation system and the Sani Dry.

High Radon Levels Causing Concerns, Newburyport, MA

This homeowner in Newburyport, Massachusetts had some radon concerns. The homeowner decided to have a radon test done in their home. When the homeowners received the results from their radon test, they were shocked by the results. The radon test that they had purchased, came back with a radon reading of 52.9 pCi/L. After they saw the results, they decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Brian Swindell stopped by the home before the scheduled appointment. Brian dropped off a radon test to double-check the rating they previously had. Brian came back a couple of days later and checked the results of the radon test and then conducted his inspection of the home. The results of the test the EFS came back at 5.9 pCi/L. Brian recommended installing radon mitigation into the basement.

Crew Lead Dillon Kingsbury and his team arrived at the home and installed the radon mitigation system. 

Radon Mitigation System, Georgetown, MA

This homeowner in Georgetown, Massachusetts had been living in their home for the past 23 years, and in the past 7-8 months they began worrying about radon in their home. They wanted to learn more about radon and the health risks, so they decided to call EFS for a free inspection and some information about radon. 

Design Specialist Michael Bradley spent some time with the homeowners talking about radon. Michael answered the questions that the homeowners asked. After the long discussion about radon, Michael recommended to the homeowner to have a radon mitigation system installed in their home. 

Crew Lead Dillon Kingsbury and his team arrived at the home and installed a radon mitigation system. 

SmartJacks Installation, North Andover, MA

This homeowner in North Andover, Massachusetts had settlement issues when he purchased the home in 1996. When they first moved in the homeowners installed wooden supports under their kitchen because that is where most of the settlement was occurring. Over 25 years later the same issue is happening in the same spot. The homeowners had just renovated their kitchen. They had just added a big island and some new tile floors. They knew that this was going to add more weight above those wooden supports. This time the homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Chris Greenwood inspected the wooden supports that the homeowner had installed 25 years ago. Chris noticed that more than one of the wooden supports are bowing. Chris recommended installing SmartJacks where the wooden supports are.

Crew Lead Nick Carelli and his team arrived at the home and began installing the SmartJacks into the basement. 

Water Entering Basement, Haverhill, MA

This homeowner in Haverhill, Massachusetts had recently purchased her home. Soon after purchasing their home, they noticed water in the basement. The homeowners planned on using the basement as storage so they wanted to fix this problem as fast as possible. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist John Prince inspected the home and found a couple of areas that were allowing water into the basement. John recommended installing a Super Sump and Freeze Guard. 

Crew Lead Gilberto Cortijo and his team arrived at the home and installed the Super Sump and the Freeze Guard into the basement. 

High Radon Levels, Groveland, MA

This homeowner in Groveland, Massachusetts tested his home last year for radon. The test results came back at 9.1 pCi/L. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Isaac Hernandez inspected the home. Isaac noticed a lot of cracking on the basement floor. Isaac recommended installing a radon mitigation system and sealing all of the cracks in the basement floor to prevent radon from seeping through the cracks.

Crew Lead Dillon Kingsbury and his team arrived at the home and installed the radon mitigation system and sealed 85 feet of cracks in the basement. 

Radon Concerns in Finished Basement, Middleton, MA

This homeowner in Middleton, Massachusetts was concerned with the radon levels in the basement of their recently purchased home. The radon levels in their home are around 10 pCi/L, which is high. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Michael Bradley inspected the finished basement. Michael designed a radon mitigation system to fit in the home. 

Crew Lead Dillon Kingsbury and his team arrived at the home and installed the radon mitigation system into the basement. 

Water Ruining Finished Part of Basement, Methuen, MA

This homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts had an issue where water was collecting in the basement. The water was ruining the finished section of the basement. The basement had a sump pump but the sump had randomly stopped working. The homeowners are looking for a permanent repair option. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Tom Armano inspected the basement. Tom found some cracks in the foundation where the water was coming in. Tom recommended installing a new sump pump with a Water Guard along the entire perimeter of the basement and an Ice Guard into the basement. 

Crew Lead Nick Carelli and his team arrived at the home and installed the Super Sump, Water Guard, and Ice Guard into the basement. 

House Flip Needs Water Proofing, Methuen, MA

A homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts who is flipping a home that they bought 3 years ago, have water entering the basement from the soil being oversaturated because of a wetland behind the home. The homeowner wants to find a permanent solution because with water constantly coming into the basement the home is currently unsellable. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Tom Armano inspected the home. Tom noticed that the water was only entering the basement from the side of the basement that faces the wetland. Tom recommended installing a Water Guard, a Super Sump, and an Ice Guard. 

Crew Lead Nick Carelli and his team arrived at the home and installed a Super Sump, an Ice Guard, and 52' of Water Guard to the wall closest to the wetland into the home. 

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SmartJacks With Concentric Piers, Peabody, MA

This homeowner in Peabody, Massachusetts had been experiencing sinking in the middle of his home. The main floors in his home are slanting toward the middle of the home. The homeowner would like to find a way to lift and stabilize the floors. The homeowner had a friend that does engineering that design a fix. The fix included support that is set in the ground around 2' and has a pier connected to it. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection and their thoughts on this type of solution. 

Design Specialist Isaac Hernandez inspected the home. Isaac looked at the plan that the homeowners' friend had provided. Isaac found out that the pier was going to be connected to the support because the homeowner wanted to eventually drop the basement floor by 2' and wanted to make sure he didn't have to redo the supports again. Isaac recommended installing SmartJacks with concentric piers attached to the bottom. 

Crew Lead Chris Tremblay and his team arrived at the home and installed 6 SmartJacks with Concentric Push Piers.

Warehouse Floor has Settled, Needs to be Lifted, Lawrence, MA

This commercial property in Lawrence, Massachusetts was experiencing some settlement on the warehouse floor. The owner would like to have the settled part of the warehouse floor lifted back to level. They decided to call EFS for an inspection. 

Design Specialist John Prince inspected the area where the settlement is occurring. After a careful assessment of the warehouse floor, John recommended PolyLevel to level the settled area. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team arrived at the warehouse and injected PolyLevel under the slab and leveled the warehouse floor. 

High Radon Levels, Merrimac, MA

This homeowner in Merrimac, Massachusetts was experiencing some cracks in the slab in the basement. They would like the cracks to be looked at have a conversation about radon mitigation. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection for homeowners. 

Design Specialist Isaac Hernandez came by the home a couple of days before his appointment to drop off a radon monitoring device. On the day of his appointment, the radon monitoring device will have collected enough data to display the radon levels in the home over the past 24-48 hours. In this case, the radon levels in this home are around 50 pCi/L, which is very high. After seeing the results as high as they were, Isaac recommended installing a radon mitigation system along with sealing the cracks in the basement. 

Crew Lead Dillon Kingsbury and his team arrived at the home and installed the radon mitigation system and sealed the cracks on the slab. 

Radon Mitigation System, Gloucester, MA

This homeowner in Gloucester, Massachusetts was experiencing higher than normal radon levels in her home. She had a radon test done in her home recently and the results were around 21.5 pCi/L. She would like to explore the options of installing a radon mitigation system in her home. She decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist John Prince inspected the home for cracks and potential areas where radon can seep through the floor. John found a couple of cracks in the basement slab. John recommended installing a radon mitigation system and sealing the cracks on the slab in the basement. 

Crew Lead Dillon Kingsbury and his team arrived at the home and installed the radon mitigation system and sealed the cracks in the slab.

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Air Quality Concerns in Basement, West Newbury, MA

This homeowner in West Newbury has children that play in the basement frequently. Recently the homeowners became worried about radon and the effects radon can have. The homeowner was thinking of finishing the basement in the next year or two so they thought a radon system would be a good thing to look into. They decided to get a radon test done in their home. The results of the test came back around 4.2 pCi/L. They decided to call EFS for some more information. 

Design Specialist Michael Bradley inspected the home for cracks and avenues for radon to seep into the home. He didn't find any cracks in the basement which is a good sign. He recommended installing a radon mitigation system into the basement of the home. 

Crew Lead Dillon Kingsbury and his team arrived at the home and installed the radon mitigation system into the home. 

High Water Table Causing Water to Enter Basement, Newburyport, MA

This homeowner in Newburyport, Massachusetts was experiencing water coming into their basement. The area surrounding the home has a high water table and believe that is why water is entering their basement as frequently as it does. After enduring this issue for almost a year, after no water entered the basement for the first 24 years, the homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist John Prince inspected the home. He noticed that water was coming in from the perimeter of the home. John recommended installing Water Guard around the entire perimeter of the basement to collect any water that enters the basement. A SuperSump and Ice Guard will also be installed to pull the water out of the basement. 

Crew Lead Ed Nadreau and his crew arrived at the home and installed 137' of Water Guard, a SuperSump, and an Ice Guard into the basement. 

Want to Use Basement for Storage, Haverhill, MA

This homeowner in Haverhill, Massachusetts was having water entering the basement. They are reluctant to store anything in the basement because of the fear that the water might ruin their belongings. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Isaac Hernandez inspected the home and the basement. Isaac found some areas where water was coming into the basement. Isaac recommended installing Water Guard to collect the water that comes into the basement. A Super Sump also was recommended to take the water from the Water Guard and push it outside of the home. 

Crew Lead Spencer Ladd and his team arrived at the home and installed 53' of WaterGuard, a Super Sump, Freeze Guard, and a Sani Dry into the basement. 

Newly Purchased Home has Leaky Basement, Amesbury, MA

This homeowner in Amesbury, Massachusetts recently purchased their new home. Shortly after buying the house, the new homeowners experienced some flooding during the fall and want to know where the water is coming from and how to stop it. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Tom Armano inspected the basement. Tom found some cracks and some discoloration on the foundation wall. Tom believes that the water is coming through the wall and seeping into the basement. He recommended installing a full perimeter Water Guard System, a SuperSump, Ice Guard, and a Sani Dry Sedona into the basement. 

Crew Lead Anthony Rivas and his team installed a full perimeter Water Guard System, a SuperSump, Ice Guard, and a Sani Dry Sedona into the basement to stop water from flooding the basement. 

Installing SmartJacks to Support Future Remodel, Haverhill, MA

This homeowner in Haverhill, Massachusetts was experiencing the floors in his home are sagging. He is planning on remodeling the home soon and wants to make sure that the supports can withstand the weight of the remodel. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Michael Bradley, a Design Specialist from EFS, inspected the home. He found that the floors in his home are sagging. Michael recommended installing SmartJacks and a Supplemental Beam to lift the sagging floor. The SmartJacks and Supplemental Beam will add support to the floor for the new remodeling project. 

Crew Lead Ed Nadreau and his team installed 14 SmartJacks with 26' of Supplemental Beam. 

Homeowner Believes their Home is Sinking, Methuen, MA

This homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts had a large crack on the foundation of their home and thought that the foundation was sinking. The homeowner would like to make sure the home is safe for their elderly mother. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Chris Greenwood inspected the home. During Chris' inspection, he did notice the crack that the homeowner found. Chris tested the home for settlement and only found that there was under a 1/4" of movement on all walls. An issue that Chris did find was the supports and the sump pump being undersized for the basement. Chris recommended installing SmartJacks, a Super Sump, and crack injection. 

Crew Lead Spencer Ladd and his team installed 6 SmartJacks, a Super Sump, and 7' of crack injection. 

Ground Water Seeping into Basement, Merrimac, MA

This homeowner in Merrimac, Massachusetts was experiencing some water seepage from the walls. Water is coming through the walls and settling on the floor. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa inspected the home. He found and confirmed that the water is coming in from the walls. Michael recommended installing WaterGurad and TrenchDrain. 

Crew Lead Dillon Kingsbury and his team installed 71' of WaterGuard and 4' TrenchDrain into the basement. 

Rusty Lally Columns Need to be Replaced, North Andover, MA

This homeowner in North Andover, Massachusetts has had water that flows under the garage. The homeowner has a sump pump that pulls water away from the garage. The homeowner noticed that the lally columns in the garage are rusting at their base. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection,

Design Specialist Brian Swindell inspected the garage. Brian confirmed that the bottom of the lally columns are rusting and should be replaced. Brian recommended installing new SmartJacks to replace the old lally columns in the garage. 

Crew Lead Ed Nadreau and his team removed the old lally columns and installed 4 new SmartJacks into the garage. 

Perimeter Drain Installation, Haverhill, MA

This homeowner in Haverhill, MA lives primarily at another property overseas but wanted to have an issue addressed at the home in Haverhill. The homeowner has water entering the basement and wants to address ways to prevent it. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist John Prince inspected the home. He found that the foundation drain that is in the home already isn't connected to the current sump pump. John recommended installing all-new foundation draining and a new sump pump that is connected to the drain. 

Crew Lead Gilberto Cortijo and his team installed 7' of foundation drain and Freeze Guard to the existing sump pump. 

Foundation Crack Repair, Andover, MA

This homeowner in Andover, Massachusetts was looking to sell their home. The homeowner had two small cracks in their foundation wall that they would like sealed before they show their home. They decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Ryan Flynn inspected the cracks to see if they were actively moving or not. Ryan thinks the cracks aren't moving but recommended installing a crack monitor to each crack to see if they move. Along with the crack monitors, Ryan recommended sealing the cracks using Injection Crack Sealant. 

Crew Lead Ed Nadreau and his team sealed 8' of cracks using Injection Crack Sealant and installed a crack monitor on each crack. 

Homeowners Mother Wants a Radon Mitigation System, Newbury, MA

This homeowner in Newbury, Massachusetts recently had his mother move into his home. His mother is worried about the radon levels in the home. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Stephen Caron inspected the home. The radon levels in the home are at 9.8 pCi/L. Stephen recommended installing a radon mitigation system installed. 

Crew Lead Dillon Kingsbury and his team arrived at the home and installed a radon mitigation system in the home. 

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Activating a Passive Radon System, Rowley, MA

This homeowner in Rowley, Massachusetts is getting concerned with radon in their home. The worry began when they found out the previous owner of their home died of cancer. They decided to quickly call EFS for a free inspection. The homeowners know that they have a passive radon system in their home already so they want to activate the system. 

Design Specialist Michael Bradley inspected the home and found where the passive system is located. The home was tested for radon and the levels are between 4.5-5.7 pCi/L. Michael recommended installing a radon fan and new piping to the passive radon system. 

Crew Lead Dillon Kingsbury and his team 

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Commercial Building Owner Want to Sell Their Building, Haverhill, MA

This commercial building owner in Haverhill, Massachusetts is planning on selling their building. They recently noticed sagging in the rear of the building. They would like to repair the sag before trying to sell the building. The owner felt the sag would be a sticking point in the sale of the building. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Stephen Caron inspected the building. During his inspection, Stephen noticed that the joist in the basement had water damage and are rotting where they meet the foundation wall. He also found that the rear corner of the building is sagging around 4.75". Stephen recommended installing SmartJacks with supplemental beams to add support to the building and eliminate the sagging in the building. Stephen recommended having a carpenter come out to reinforce the joists in the basement. 

Crew Lead Ed Nadreau and his team installed 5 SmartJacks on the right side of the building to stabilize the floor and bring it back to its original position. The owner can now feel confident in selling their building. 

Fieldstone Foundation is Leaning In, Haverhill, MA

This homeowner in Haverhill, Massachusetts was experiencing the fieldstone foundation leaning inward. The homeowners have tried to brace the wall using pieces of wood but to no effect. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Michael Bradley inspected the basement and the exterior of the home. Michael inferred that hydrostatic pressure is pushing against the outside wall. Michael recommended installing an Auxiliary Wall against the fieldstone foundation. The Auxiliary Wall acts as a brace for the foundation wall.

Before the crew can show up at the home, the homeowners had to move their electric panels and water heater off the wall. 

Crew Lead Nick Carelli and his team started installing the Auxiliary Wall. The team first installed the rebar and the PowerBrace on the wall. Next, they fixed the forms into place. Finally, a concrete truck arrived and the crew poured concrete between the forms and the wall until it got to the top. Then they let the concrete cure and once fully cured the team will remove the forms and trim off any imperfections. 

Apartment Buildings Pool Deck is Sinking, North Andover, MA

This apartment complex in North Andover, Massachusetts was experiencing sinking in the deck around the pool. The deck has sunk significantly and is now a tripping hazard for guests. The apartment complex would like to repair this before someone gets hurt. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese inspected the pool deck. Kenny recommended injecting PolyLevel under the pool deck. This will help reduce the tripping hazard and make the pool deck look better. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team arrived at the home and injected PolyLevel into the pool deck. They were able to lift the concrete to significantly reduced the gaps and the tripping hazards around the concrete deck. 

Cracks on Walls and Floors in the Basement, Litchfield, NH

This homeowner in Litchfield, New Hampshire had some cracks in their basement that they wanted to have looked at. The home was built in 1993 and the current homeowners are the original owners. They had noticed the cracks in their basement a couple of years ago. They would like to have them addressed to keep the property value up and to feel safe in their home. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Isaac Hernandez inspected the basement. Isaac found some fracturing in the wall and floor in the basement. He asked the homeowner if they had any water come through the cracks. The homeowners haven't seen any moisture come from these cracks. With that being said, Isaac felt confident in recommending Crack Injection and NexusPro. 

Crew Lead Dillon Kingsbury and his team installed 20' of Crack Injection and 110' NexusPro into the cracks in the basement. 

Radon Mitigation System, Swampscott, MA

This homeowner in Swampscott, Massachusetts was experiencing high levels of radon in their half-finished basement. The levels in their basement are between 9-11 pCi/L. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Michael Bradley inspected the home. He recommended installing a radon mitigations system in the basement. Since the basement is half-finished and half storage Michael recommended having two extraction points to ensure that radon is removed from the entire basement. 

Crew Lead Dillon Kingsbury and his team installed the radon system with both extraction points, one extraction point on the finished side of the basement and one on the unfinished side. 

Water Concerns in Basement, Salem, MA

This homeowner in Salem, Massachusetts was experiencing some water concerns in their basement. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa inspected the home. The home had water entering the basement from one side of the home. Michael recommended installing 39' of Water Guard, a TripleSafe, and an IceGuard in the basement. 

Crew Lead Anthony Vasquez and his team installed 39' of Water Guard, a Triplesafe, and an Ice Guard in the basement.  

Concrete Driveway is Settling, North Andover, MA

This homeowner in North Andover, Massachusetts noticed their concrete driveway and walkway have settled a couple of inches. The settlement had produced some cracks in the driveway and the homeowners are looking to repair the concrete. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Isaac Hernandez inspected the driveway and walkway. Isaac noted that there are some areas on the driveway and walkway that have sunk up to 4". Isaac recommended injecting PolyLevel under the concrete to lift and level the concrete. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team injected PolyLevel into the driveway and walkway and were able to lift the concrete. After the concrete was lifted the team sealed all of the cracks with NexusPro. 

Foundation Wall Crack is Causing Concern, Peabody, MA

This homeowner in Peabody, Massachusetts has a large crack in their foundation wall and some moisture issues that they would like to have addressed.  The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Chris Greenwood inspected the home. During his inspection, he first noticed that there was some moisture in the air, he then located the large crack in the foundation wall. Chris recommended installing NexusPro to seal the crack in the foundation wall, and a Sani Dry Sedona to eliminate the moisture concerns. 

Crew Lead Dillon Kingsbury and his team installed NexusPro and a Sani Dry into the basement. 

Basement Moisture Concerns, Peabody, MA

This homeowner in Peabody, Massachusetts was concerned about a large crack in the basement along with some moisture issues and settlement. She would like to have all of her concerns examined at once. She decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Chris Greenwood inspected the home. Chris confirmed the crack would need to be sealed, the settlement should be addressed, and the moisture can be mitigated. Chris recommended installing push piers to the settled part of the home. The homeowner told Chris they would like to address the settlement at another time. They would like to focus on the crack on the foundation, adding a sump pump and moisture control. 

Crew Lead Spencer Ladd and his team installed to seal the cracks, install a Sani Dry Dehumidifier, install a sump pump, replace the bulkhead that is leaking, and replace a lally column that the homeowner wanted to be replaced. 

The homeowner was very happy with the versatility of EFS. 

Moisture Concerns in Basement, Andover, MA

This homeowner in Andover, Massachusetts had concerns about moisture in their half-finished half unfinished basement. They want to have control of the moisture in their basement. They have a dehumidifier in their second home and would like to look into having one in this home. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Tom Armano inspected the basement. He agreed with the homeowners' thought that there is too much moisture in the basement. He recommended having a SaniDry system installed in the basement. The homeowner had asked Tom if it was possible to have the SaniDry drain into an existing condensation pump and Tom told the customer that it wouldn't be a problem. 

Crew Lead Dillion Kingsbury and his team installed the SaniDry into the basement. They were able to tie in the drainage line of the SaniDry to the condensation pump. The homeowner was impressed with the capability of the Sanidry in a large space. 

Want to Stabilize Floor Before Kitchen Remodel, Haverhill, MA

This homeowner in Haverhill, Massachusetts is planning on remodeling their kitchen and other parts of their home. They want to make sure their home can support the additional weight. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese inspected the basement. During his inspection of the 100+-year-old home, Kenny made sure to double-check every joist and support in the basement. Following his inspection, Kenny recommended installing SmartJacks in the basement to add support for renovations in the future. 

Crew Lead Dillon Kingsbury and his team installed 20 SmartJacks in the basement to support the joists in the basement.

Radon Mitigation System, Marblehead, MA

This homeowner in Marblehead, Massachusetts just tested their home for radon because of the increased use in their finished basement. The test levels came back at 6 pCi/L which is above the recommended amount. They decided to call EFS to see if they could install a radon mitigation system.

Design Specialist Chris Greenwood inspected the home to see where the radon mitigation system could be installed. Chris recommended installing the radon mitigation system on the right side of the home next to the chimney.

Crew Lead Dillon Kingsbury and his team installed the radon mitigation system on the right side of the home next to the chimney. The radon system successfully lowered the radon in the home to a comfortable level. 

Mouth of Garage to be Lifted and Leveled, Andover, MA

A homeowner in Andover, Massachusetts, had installed new garage doors. When the new garage doors were shut, the homeowner noticed a gap between the floor and the garage door. The homeowner is worried about critters coming into the garage. The homeowner contacted Erickson Foundation Solution about a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Brian Swindell inspected the concerns the homeowner had with their garage. Brian found that the gap between the garage door and the concrete was between 1-2". Brian felt that PolyLevel would be the most cost-effective choice. Brian recommended installing PolyLevel near the mouth of the garage to lift the slab to eliminate the gap. 

Crew Lead Tyler Oslizlo injected PolyLevel into the front of the garage and lifted the front of the garage 2" to meet the bottom of the garage door. Tyler then proceeded to fill the void under the remainder of the slab. 

Radon Inspection Revealed Foundation Issues, North Andover, MA

A homeowner in North Andover, Massachusetts, had called EFS about radon concerns in their home. They wanted some to have their home radon levels checked. 

Design Specialist Stephen Caron inspected the home and tested the basement for radon. During his inspection, he noticed some cracking in the basement. The cracks in the basement were long and seemed to be getting bigger. When Stephen asked the homeowners about the crack they said they had noticed them but weren't worried about them. Stephen explained that there could be something seriously wrong with the foundation.  Stephen finished the radon appointment and recommended that the homeowner set up another appointment for a foundation inspection. 

Senior Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa inspected the foundation of the home. The cracks on the wall are alarming to Michael. Michael feels that the cracks are being caused by the home settling. Michael recommended having Push Piers installed onto the foundation to stop the settlement of the home. The settlement was only occurring on the right side of the home. 

Crew Lead Edward N. and his team installed 15 Push Piers on the right side of the home. Along with the Piers, the team also sealed the cracks in the basement. 

Pool Deck is Separating, North Andover, MA

This homeowner in North Andover, Massachusetts, has an issue where the concrete pool deck is pulling away from the edge of the pool and leaving the concrete unlevel. The gap was getting so big it was becoming an eyesore. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Michael Bradley inspected the pool area. Michael recommended Installing PolyLevel and NexusPro around the pool. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team injected PolyLevel under the slabs to bring the slab and the pool deck closer together. Once they are close enough the team seals it with Nexus Pro. 

Sunroom Needs to be Stabilized, Boxford, MA

Erickson Foundation Solutions recently finished a project on a sunroom in Boxford, Massachusetts. The project was to install EZ posts and SmartJacks. The homeowner had to replace the roof because the water was entering and causing damage. Before the homeowner replaced the roof they wanted to stabilize the foundation of the sunroom. 

The homeowner met with Design Specialist John Prince. John found the 6 original supports of the sunroom are sinking. John had also noticed that there is some sagging on the floor in the sunroom. John recommended installing 6 Helical Piers and 3 SmartJacks with a Supplemental beam under the sunroom. 

New Construction Has a Leaky Basement, Newburyport, MA

Lots of homes are being built these days. Seems like everywhere you look new houses are popping up. Some companies that are making houses aren't just making one at a time, they can be making several. Any number of variables can happen when building a new home. 

A home built in Newburyport, Massachusetts in 2020 has water entering the basement. The homeowners say that since they purchased the home in 2020 there has been water entering the basement through the bulkhead. The homeowners would like to fix the leak, so they called Erickson Foundation Solutions. 

Design Specialist Tom Armano inspected the basement and bulkhead of the home. Tom recommended installing WaterGuard and a SuperSump into the home to collect the water and push it out of the basement. 

Crew Lead Anthony Vasquez and his team installed 6' of TrenchLock Radon Sealed WaterGuard, a SuperSump, IceGuard, and 36' of Interior Drainage Line. 

Wall Bulging Significantly, Lawrence, MA

This homeowner in Lawrence, Massachusetts, has been living in their home for the past 6 months. Shortly after moving in, the homeowner noticed water coming through one of the foundation walls. The wall was bulging inward significantly so the homeowner called Erickson Foundation Solutions for a free inspection. 

A Design Specialist inspected the home. The specialist measured the wall bulging inward 4". The Design Specialist recommended installing an auxiliary wall along the entire wall to stop the wall from leaning in. 

The crew from EFS installed an Auxiliary Wall along the entire wall.

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SmartJacks Installation, Lawrence, MA

A homeowner purchased their home 8 months ago knowing there are floor support issues. The floor issues were brought up in the pre-purchase inspection and they purchased the home anyway. The floors are out of level. The homeowners called EFS for a free inspection. A Design Specialist inspected the home. They found that two areas were the biggest concern; the first was the front section of the home, and the second was the area near the stairs. The Design Specialist recommended installing SmartJacks into the basement of the home to level and stabilize the floors of the home. 

A crew from EFS installed 4 SmartJacks with 12 feet of supplemental beam into the basement. 

Concrete Patio Needs Repair and Level, Nahant, MA

This homeowner in the small community of Nahant, Massachusetts has a concrete patio in the front of the home that needs to be repaired. The patio leads up to the home's front door and is sinking and cracking, making it unsafe for the family and visitors to their home. The homeowner decided to call Erickson Foundation Solution to determine a suitable fix.

After completing a thorough inspection, our design specialist proposed installing PolyLevel and NexusPro to address the concerns. 

Although the sunken concrete was uneven by as much as a couple inches in some sections, our EFS concrete repair crew was successfully able to lift and stabilize the concrete throughout the patio walkway. The final touch on the surface of the patio was NexusPro, which effectively sealed all the cracks and joints. By sealing these properly, it will be more difficult for water to find it's way beneath the slab and cause further erosion or settlement. 

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Pool Deck is Sinking and Cracking, South Hamilton, MA

A homeowner in South Hamilton, Massachusetts, had some cracking and sinking on the pool deck in the backyard. They are concerned about the pool deck sinking and cracking even more. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Our design specialist examined the pool deck and confirmed that the deck is sinking, which caused all the cracks to form in the concrete. The design specialist recommended injecting PolyLevel under the pool deck to lift and stabilize it. 

Our PolyLevel crew injected the PolyLevel under the pool deck. The crew lifted and leveled the pool deck and then sealed all of the cracks around the pool.

Garage Wall is Bowing and Buckling, Westford, MA

A homeowner in Westford, Massachusetts had an issue where their garage walls were bowing and buckling. The homeowner feared that the garage foundation was compromised. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Our design specialist inspected the garage and recommended installing Push Piers and Geolocks to permanently stabilize the garage walls. 

The EFS crew installed 10 Push Piers and 2 Geolocks to stabilize the wall of the garage. 

Tripping Hazard around Pool Deck, North Andover, MA

A tripping hazard around a pool deck in North Andover, MA, has reached the point of repair. The homeowner would like someone to come out to the home to repair the tripping hazard. Our design specialist recommended using PolyLevel and NexusPro to correct the concrete around the pool. 

Our production crew installed PolyLevel and NexusPro into the pool deck. The crew reduced the tripping hazard to nothing and leveled all of the concrete too. 

Garage Slab is Sinking, Wenham, MA

A home in Wenham, Massachusetts had an issue with the slab in the garage. The garage had been sinking and cracking since they purchased the home a couple of years ago. 

Our design specialist recommended installing PolyLevel and NexusPro in the garage. 

First, our production crew injected PolyLevel under the slab and then sealed all of the cracks using NexusPro. 

Tested High Radon Levels, Salem, MA

This homeowner tested for radon using a home test kit, and found their levels were ranging from 12-15 pCi/L.  Our specialist, John Prince, conducted another test using a CRM device, and confirmed the results. John then designed and proposed a radon mitigation system to effectively lower these high levels of radon to a safer level. 

Crew lead Scott Crandall installed the radon mitigation system on both the interior and exterior of the home. Within the basement, the pipe was cleanly installed beneath the slab so that the air was properly drawn into the system and not entering the home. He then also installed the pipe vent and fan on the exterior. 

The homeowners felt safer in their home knowing the radon levels were lowered.

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Perimeter Drain Installed, Peabody, MA

This homeowner in Peabody, Massachusetts had water repeatedly entering the finished section of their basement. The homeowner wanted to have a sump pump installed into their home. Our design specialist recommended installing WaterGuard, SuperSump, and UltraSump into the finished part of the basement. Before the project could start the homeowner had to rip up some of the floorings in the finished part of the basement. 

After the homeowner removed the flooring our production crew installed 116ft of WaterGuard, 2 SuperSumps, and 2 UltraSumps. 

Cracks in Foundation, North Swanzey

A homeowner in North Swanzey, New Hampshire, had seen cracks in their foundation get larger over the years. The homeowner wanted to "fortify the castle" meaning they wanted the foundation stabilized for the future. Our design specialist examined the foundation and recommended installing Helical Piers and a frost wall. Our production team installed 8 Helical Piers on the back of the home and then installed a frost wall.

 

Garage Slab Out of Level, Middleton, MA

A homeowner in Middleton, Massachusetts, recently called their garage repair company to see about fixing a gap between their slab and the garage door. When the garage tech looked at the garage door he found that it was level. It was actually that the slab wasn't level. The homeowner called EFS to schedule an inspection.

Our design specialist looked at the garage and found that it had sunk. The design specialist recommended leveling the garage slab using PolyLevel. 

Our production team injected PolyLevel and NexusPro into the garage slab to lift, level, and seal the cracks.  

TripleSafe and WaterGuard Installation, Greenville, NH

A homeowner in Greenville, New Hampshire had some water coming into their basement. The homeowner is looking into having a waterproofing system installed. Our design specialist recommended installing a Triplesafe and WaterGuard in the basement of the home. 

Before our crew could install the waterproofing system the homeowner had to remove some shelving in the basement. Our production team then installed the TripleSafe and WaterGuard in the basement. 

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SuperSump Plus Installation, Methuen, MA

A homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts, had been experiencing large water puddles in their basement. The homeowners would like to have no water to clean up in their basement. Our design specialist recommended installing a SuperSump Plus, WaterGuard, and a drainage line with IceGuard to prevent the water from collecting in the basement. 

Our production crew installed a SuperSump Plus, 34ft of WaterGuard in the basement connected to a drainage line with IceGuard. The homeowner was happy they no longer had to remove water from their basement after rainstorms. 

Radon Mitigation System, Manchester, NH

A homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire had recently purchased and they are remodeling as much of the home as they can. The homeowners' sister-in-law is moving into the finished basement. The radon levels in the home were around 6-9 pCi/L when tested. Our design specialist recommended installing a radon mitigation system with two extraction points. The homeowner wanted the PVC pipe to go through the soffit vent. 

Our production team installed a radon mitigation system into the home with two extraction points. The team used chipping bits to chip holes into the slab to set each extraction point. The team then seals each extraction point. The team will connect the two extraction points with a run of PVC that connects to the radon fan. The radon fan draws up radon-filled air from below the slab. The air travels through the PVC pipes and out of the home. 

Water Coming Into Basement Through Floor, Beverly, MA

A homeowner in Beverly, Massachusetts, already has a perimeter drainage system but is experiencing water coming from under the basement slab. The homeowner has noticed water coming up from three areas on the floor. Our design specialist inspected the basement and recommended installing drainage through the middle of the basement. 

Our production team installed 47 feet of WaterGuard IOS that is integrated with the existing drainage system. The drainage will be a line with 3 branches that will collect water and direct it toward the sump pump. 

Leaning Retaining Wall, Andover, MA

A homeowner in Andover, Massachusetts, had a retaining wall in their backyard that was leaning. The wall was 16' long and 4' high and had stairs at the end. Our design specialist examined the leaning retaining wall and recommended installing Geolocks. Geolocks are big metal plates that can straighten a wall using soil. 

Our production team installed two Geolocks on the end of the retaining wall. First, the team dug a trench 10' away from the retaining wall. Then the team drilled a road through the dirt from the retaining wall to the trench. The team then attached the plates on both sides of the rod and proceeded to pressurize the rod, and they were able to straighten the wall. The team backfilled the trench to finish the project and cleaned up the job site. 

Crack in Garage Slab, Andover, MA

A homeowner in Andover, Massachusetts, had a crack that was progressively getting bigger every year for the past 10 years. The home was built in the 1960s and the owners have lived there for the past 20 years. Over the past couple of years, the crack hasn't changed and they would like to have it repaired. Our design specialist Stephen carefully looked at the garage floor. He noticed the crack in the garage floor right away, then he took careful measurements of the garage floor and found that the slab is out of level. Stephen recommended installing PolyLevel under the garage slab to level it and using NexusPro to seal the cracks. 

Our PolyLevel team led by Nick M. first started the project by drilling port holes into the garage slab. After all of the holes are drilled, the team used PolyLevel to fill any void under the slab. In the front of the garage slab where the big crack is, the team had to use slab jacks to keep the two sections of the concrete level.

The team was able to level the concrete and seal the cracks in the slab.

Pool Deck Sinking, Groveland, MA

In Groveland, Massachusetts, a homeowner had a pool where the concrete around the pool was sinking and they didn't want to mud jack. The homeowner was looking for a company that offered additional solutions. The homeowner noticed PolyLevel on EFS's website and scheduled an appointment. Our design specialist John examined the pool deck and recommended using PolyLevel and NexusPro to lift, level, and seal the pool deck. 

Our production team first began by creating port holes in the concrete. Following the port holes, the team injected PolyLevel into the holes to lift and level the pool deck. In the most challenging areas of concrete, the team used slab jacks to lift the concrete under control. The team made sure all the concrete slabs were level and had no tripping hazards. Once the team cleaned up all the PolyLevel, they began sealing all of the cracks with NexusPro. NexusPro is a silicone-based sealant that fills in cracks and is very flexible but won't crack or dry out from UV rays. The team leveled the concrete and repaired the cracks to restore the aesthetic of the pool area for the homeowner. 

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Home is Settling, North Andover, MA

A homeowner in North Andover, Massachusetts, had concerns about settlement in their home after their side yard has started to erode a few years ago. The homeowner also had water entering the basement and would like that address too. Our design specialist examined the home and recommended installing Push Piers, PolyLevel, Fast Drain, and SuperSump to the home. 

Our team installed some piers on the inside and outside of the home. Our production team first began to expose the footing of the home to install the piers. After the team exposed the footing, they chipped out a section of the footing to attach our push pier bracket to the home's foundation. Once the bracket was connected to the foundation, the team used a hydraulic press to push 3' sections of steel into the ground below until a certain pressure is achieved. After the team finished installing all of the push piers, they used PolyLevel to fill the void under the slab in the basement. Before the team fully covered the push piers on the inside of the home, the team installed a Fast Drain, some corrugated pipes to collect water, and a SuperSump Triplesafe to collect water from the wall and direct it out of the home. The team was able to find sustainable pressure for the push piers to rest on and were able to prevent water from entering the basement. 

CleanSpace Installation, Salisbury, MA

A homeowner in Salisbury, Massachusetts, wanted to have their crawlspace insulated. The homeowner would like to have the floors in their home not be cold anymore.  Our design specialist Michael examined the crawlspace and noticed the insulation was falling from the ceiling and recommended insulating and encapsulating the crawlspace. 

Our production team led by Melvin came to the home and began cleaning out the crawlspace with his team. Once the crawlspace was cleaned out the team started laying SilverGlo insulation down in the crawlspace. After the team finished with the insulation, the team began installing the CleanSpace. The team started installing the CleanSpace on the walls after the wall they moved to install the rest onto the floors. When the team finished with the CleanSpace the team crawlspace looked completely different. With the CleanSpace and SilverGlo installed now the crawlspace won't cause cold floors in the home during the winter. 

Radon Exposure Concerns, Haverhill, MA

This homeowner in Haverhill, Massachusetts, had concerns with radon in their home. The homeowner had plans to stay in this home long-term so they wanted to address any issues head-on. One of the reasons the homeowners are looking into having radon mitigation installed is that one of their neighbors was diagnosed with cancer and they believed it is because of radon exposure. The homeowner wanted to protect their family from radon, so our design specialist recommended installing a radon mitigation system in the home. The basement had cracks that could let in radon from the ground so our design specialist also recommended sealing the cracks in the basement to prevent radon from seeping into the basement.

Our radon crew installed a radon mitigation system into the home. They first started by chipping a hole in the basement slab to install the radon pipe. The team guided the PVC pipe through the wall of the home to then have it connected to the radon fan. The team installed the radon fan with the radon pipe connected to it and then vented the PVC over the roofline of the home. After the radon system was installed, the team sealed all of the cracks in the basement with NexusPro.

The team sealed the basement so that no radon could seep into the basement and the team made sure that the radon mitigation system was collecting radon-filled air. The homeowner was relieved that they didn't have to worry about radon in their home anymore. 

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Radon Mitigation System, Byfield, MA

 A homeowner in Byfield, Massachusetts, wanted to have a radon system installed into their home. They have lived in their home for 8 years and knew about radon but weren't ready to spend the money to install a system. The homeowners had tested their home for radon last year and the results came back around 5.5 pCi/L. When the homeowners were ready they called EFS, and our design specialist recommended and then designed a Radon Mitigation System for the home.

The radon team installed the system in the basement. The team first started by chipping a section of concrete out of the basement to create an extraction point. The team installed PVC piping into the extraction point to direct radon-filled air toward the fan. The fan was installed on the outside of the home and attached to the siding. Once the fan was attached to the side of the home the team used PVC pipe to vent the radon system above the roofline so radon can't re-enter the home. 

The homeowners were happy they finally had a radon system installed in their house. The new system reduced the radon in the home to a comfortable level so the homeowners don't have to worry about worry any more. 

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Insulating Crawlspace, Gloucester, MA

A homeowner in Gloucester, Massachusetts, has a dirt-floored crawlspace under their home that was part block wall and part fieldstone foundation. The homeowner has experienced cold floors and drafts of cool air. The homeowner was interested in insulating their crawlspace to prevent cold feet and cold drafts in their home. Our design specialist Kenny first recommended installing our SilverGlo crawlspace insulation on the block wall portion of the crawlspace and then spraying PolyLevel Wall Restoration on the fieldstone portion. This will protect the home from those sudden rushes of cold air coming through the home. The second part of Kenny's recommendation way to encapsulate and support the crawlspace.

The first production the team installed were the SilverGlo, PolyLevel Wall Restoration, and SmartJacks. Our team will encapsulate the crawlspace at a later date. The team began by clearing all of the debris from the crawlspace. Next, our team used our PolyLevel rig to spray PolyLevel Wall Restoration over the fieldstone foundation. The team sprayed a consistent layer of poly over the fieldstone until it was completely covered. After the poly was completed, the team then installed the SilverGlo to the block foundation wall. Once the team installed the last section of SilverGlo the crawlspace was insulated. The next product to be installed was SmartJacks. The team installed 4 SmartJacks under the main beam in the crawlspace. The team first dug 4 holes big enough for our SmartJack footings. In each hole, the team poured engineered fill to support each SmartJack. The team will tamp the engineered fill and then place the SmartJack footing on top of the fill. Next, the team attached the SmartJack to the main beam and finally covered each SmartJack footing will more engineered fill. 

The homeowner still needed to have the crawlspace encapsulated, but was very happy with the results of insulating and supporting the crawlspace. The homeowner set an installation date for encapsulating the crawlspace in the coming weeks. 

Crawlspace Encapsulation, Gloucester, MA

A homeowner in Gloucester, Massachusetts, just purchased a home that was built in the 1940s. The new homeowner noticed ground water collecting in their concrete crawlspace. The crawlspace had an existing sump pit but the water was still collecting on the concrete floor. The homeowners planned on renovating the entire home but they wanted to start with this. Our design specialist Tom recommended encapsulating the crawlspace and adding a SmartSump into the sump pit. 

Our production team began by installing Drainage Matting all over the crawlspace floor. The Drainage Matting will allow air and water to travel underneath it. Once the team covered the floor with the matting they began installing the CleanSpace over the Drainage Matting. The team sealed all the edges of CleanSpace with CleanSpace Tape. CleanSpace will act as a moisture barrier and prevent water and moisture from entering the crawlspace. When the team fully encapsulated the Crawlspace the team started to install the SmartSump into the old sump pit. The team made sure to use CleanSpace Tape to seal the edges of the SmartSump to make sure no moisture can enter the crawlspace. 

The new homeowners were happy with the encapsulation of their crawlspace. Now no water can enter the crawlspace and collect on the floor. The homeowner can now move on to additional renovations that needed to be done. 

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CrawlSpace Encapsulation, Nahant, MA

A homeowner in Nahant, Massachusetts, had some ledge in their basement. The ledge had allowed dampness and humidity in their basement. The homeowners would like to control the dampness and humidity in their basement. Our design specialist Tom recommended installing Drainage Matting, CleanSpace, SaniDry Sedona, and Rim Joist Insulation into the basement to control the moisture in the basement. 

Our production team first began by laying down the drainage matting on top of the ledge. The drainage matting will allow water and air to flow under it. Next, the team installed the CleanSpace on top of the Drainage Matting. The team used CleanSpace tape to connect the sections of CleanSpace until the ledge was completely covered. After the CleanSpace was finished the team used Rim Joist Insulation to seal the edges of the CleanSpace. After the team finished with the Rim Joist Insulation, the last thing to install in the basement was the SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier. 

The homeowners were very happy to encapsulate their basement. They now don't have to worry about moisture in their basement. 

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Stair Step Cracks in Foundation Wall Causing Concern, Lawrence, MA

A homeowner in Lawrence, Massachusetts, lived in a home that is a part of a religious community. The house had stair-step cracks on the foundation walls that concerned the homeowner. The homeowner contacted a contractor that specialized in foundation repair. Our design specialist John recommended installing Geolocks to the foundation wall to add support to the wall. 

Our production team began by sending a rod through the foundation wall and through a block porch wall. The team used the porch wall to add support to the foundation wall by using the rod and Geolock plates. After the team sent each of the 7 rods through the foundation wall and block porch wall, the team secured the Geolock plates to either end of the rods and used an impact gun to begin tightening the plates. The team tightened each plate until the tension started to move the walls. After each plate was tightened, the team equipped each plate on the exterior of the home with a Hide-A-Way Anchor Cover to conceal the plates on the exterior of the home. 

The homeowner was very pleased with the results of the job. They no longer have to worry about the cracks in their foundation wall getting worse. 

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Water Is Leaking into Fieldstone Foundation, Merrimac, MA

A homeowner in Merrimac, Massachusetts, recently purchased their home. After moving into the home, the homeowners immediately removed a set of trees that were located close to the home. After the trees were removed the homeowners noticed water coming into their basement through their fieldstone foundation. The homeowner would like to use their basement as a storage area and can't do that with the water entering the basement. The homeowner decided to call EFS for someone to look in their basement. Our design specialist John P. recommended installing an Auxiliary Wall to seal out the water from the exterior of the home. 

Our production team began by clearing out in front of the leaking section of the fieldstone foundation. After the section was clear, the team installed rebar around the fieldstone so that when we poured the Auxiliary wall the wall will be locked in place. After the rebar was secured, the team set up the forms around where the Auxiliary wall will be. The team then began mixing concrete to fill up the forms. The team hand-mixed enough concrete to make a 3' Auxiliary wall. The concrete cured for some time and when it was finally cured, the team came back to the home to remove the forms and remove any imperfections. 

The homeowners were happy that the project went very smoothly. The homeowners no longer have to worry about water coming into their basements and are now able to store personal belongings in the basement. 

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Crawl Space Encapsulation, Manchester, MA

This homeowner in Manchester, Massachusetts, had some humidity issues in their crawlspace. They noticed the problem when they renovated the addition to their home. The homeowners would like to encapsulate the crawlspace to protect the renovation and the new flooring from moisture. Our design specialist recommended installing Drainage Matting, CleanSpace, and a Sanidry Sedona. 

Our production team started by removing any debris from the crawlspace. They began laying the Drainage Matting around the crawlspace. The Drainage Matting will provide a gap for air and water to travel underneath the encapsulation system. Next, the team began installing CleanSpace. The team first attached the CleanSpace to the walls of the crawlspace to ensure no moisture can enter. The team continued installing sheets of CleanSpace until the entire crawlspace was encapsulated. The CleanSpace will act as a moisture barrier that won't allow any water or moisture into the crawlspace. Next, the team installed a SaniDry Sedona, a high-strength dehumidifier. If a homeowner was worried about mold they could set the Sanidry to keep the humidity under 55% which will prevent mold spores from growing. 

The homeowner was very happy that they could encapsulate their crawlspace and manage the moisture levels in their crawlspace to protect the floors in their newly renovated addition. 

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Pool Deck Repair, Amesbury, MA

A homeowner in Amesbury, Massachusetts, had moved into their home about a year ago and wanted to repair the concrete and reduce the cracks/ tripping hazards around the pool. The homeowner would like to have people over and hang out by the pool so they think repairing the pool deck was important. Our design specialist recommended installing PolyLevel and NexusPro around the pool. 

Our production team began by drilling portholes around the pool deck. The team used the portholes to inject PolyLevel underneath each concrete slab to lift and level them. After each slab around the pool is lifted and leveled the team started to seal the cracks with NexusPro. NexusPro was injected into each crack and the excess was smoothed away. 43 feet of NexusPro was installed to seal all of the cracks around the pool. 

The homeowner was happy that the concrete around the pool deck was lifted leveled and sealed. The homeowner no longer has to worry about any of their friends or family tripping around their pool. 

Radon Mitigation System Installation, Byfield, MA

A homeowner in Byfield, Massachusetts, had recently purchased their home in July. When they bought a house the radon levels were tested and the results peaked around 8 pCi/L but averaged around 5-6. The homeowner had a semi-finished basement that they would like to use without worrying about the radon levels. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free radon inspection and our design specialist recommended installing a radon mitigation system with 2 extraction points.

Our production team began by marking where each one of the extraction points will be located. The team installed the extraction points on opposite sides of the basement. Once the team drilled the extraction points through the concrete in the basement they began to install PVC at the extraction points. The team planned on installing the radon fan on the left side of the home, so they directed the PVC pipe from the farthest extraction point to the left side of the home and connected the two extraction points. Once the two extraction points were connected the team fed the radon pipe to the exterior of the home. The team connected the radon pipe to the radon fan on the exterior of the home and vented the radon system above the roofline. 

The homeowner was happy with the installation of the radon system. They were thankful they don't have to worry about the radon levels in their home anymore. 

Solve Water Seepage Before Finishing Basement, Beverly, MA

A homeowner in Beverly, Massachusetts, had an existing trench drain system clogged in their basement. They reached out to EFS because the original installer of their trench drain was no longer in business to do maintenance on the system. The homeowner would like to have their basement finished after they stop water from entering their basement. Our design specialist recommended changing out their old sump pump and IceGuard with a new one and cleaning out their perimeter drainage system. 

Our production team first started by removing the old sump pump and IceGuard and installing new ones. The team replaced the old sump pump with our TripleSafe which has more than enough power to keep the basement dry. The team replaced the old IceGuard with an additional one because of the increased power of the TripleSafe sump compared to their old sump pump. Once the sump pump and IceGuard and TripleSafe were installed the team cleaned out the perimeter drainage system and then tested the system to make sure everything worked properly. 

The homeowner was very happy with the results of the project. They are happy they no longer have to worry about water coming into their basement after they finish it. 

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Concrete Step Was Sinking in Front of Commercial Building, Framingham, MA

The owner of a commercial building in Framingham, Massachusetts, had the front steps of their building sink and cause a tripping hazard. The owner doesn't know when the issue started but it has become a hazard and the owner doesn't want anyone getting injured. The owner decided to call EFS for an inspection, and our design specialist recommended installing PolyLevel under the front steps to lift and level the steps and NexusPro to seal the cracks. 

Our production team began by setting up slab jacks around the areas that have sunken the most and lifting them up using PolyLevel. The slab jacks work by using leverage and a bottle jack to lift up the slab to create a small void. The team will then inject PolyLevel into a small port hole in the concrete to fill that void to lift the slab. The team repeats this process as many times until the slabs were leveled. After all of the slabs were leveled the team used NexusPro to seal any cracks in the slabs. The team used a caulking gun to set a bead of NexusPro into each crack. Then the team used caulking spoons to evenly spread the NexusPro throughout the crack. After all of the cracks were sealed the job was complete. 

The owner of the building was very pleased with the work that EFS performed. 

Radon Levels Have Steadily Gotten Higher, Beverly, MA

A homeowner in Beverly, Massachusetts, had lived in their home for the past year. The homeowners have a child that had a respiratory issue, the child has a sensitivity to the air. The home had a radon mitigation system installed that the homeowner thinks isn't keeping the radon levels low enough. The homeowner called EFS for a free inspection, and our design specialist recommended installing an additional extraction point to the existing radon system. 

Our production team began by splicing one section of the radon pipe so they could connect an additional extraction point. After the team joined the radon pipe the team created the second extraction point in a different area of the basement from the first extraction point. The team linked the extraction point to the radon pipe and then to the radon fan. The goal of the homeowner was to get the radon levels down to 2 pCi/L which our team reached. 

The homeowners were very happy with the results of the project and that it will help their child be able to breathe better. 

Bursted Water Main Washed Away Dirt Under Home, Amesbury, MA

A homeowner in Amesbury, Massachusetts, had a water main break in their home which washed away the soil underneath the slab. The water washed away a significant amount of dirt leaving a significant void. The slab has shifted and the homeowner is worried about the slab in the basement. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection, and our design specialist recommended installing PolyLevel under the slab to fill the void. 

Our team began by chipping out a section of concrete in the corner of the basement so they could see how much void they needed to fill. When the team looked under the slab they found that they needed to fill a solid 3-4" of void. Our team used the PolyLevel spray gun to free-spray underneath the slab to fill the void. The team sprayed layers of PolyLevel under the slab until the void was filled

The homeowner was relieved that the Erickson team filled the void under their slab. The homeowner no longer has to worry about the soil washing away from under the slab. 

Replace Support Posts Under Sunroom, Haverhill, MA

A homeowner in Haverhill, Massachusetts, had been living in their home since the late '90s. About 10 years ago they noticed that the post supporting their sunroom addition was sinking. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection and our design specialist recommended installing Helical Piers under the Sunroom. 

Our production team began by removing the old sinking posts and setting up temporary posts so we could install the new Helical Piers. After the temporary posts were installed the team began installing the Helical Piers underneath the sunroom. The team used a hydraulic drive head to force the Helical Piers down into the ground until they reach high enough pressure to hold up the sunroom. Once the Helical Piers were pressurized to the correct PSI, the team then attached a bracket to the Helical Pier that allows for wooden support to be attached to the bracket. The team then attached the wooden support to the bottom of the sunroom and then to the bracket attached to the Helical Pier.

The homeowners were very pleased with the installation of the Helical Piers under their sunroom.

Radon System Interrupted Sump Pump, Gloucester, MA

A homeowner in Gloucester, Massachusetts, had recently installed a radon system in their home. Since the radon system was installed the homeowner felt that the sump pump in their basement hasn't been working that well. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. Our design specialist recommended installing a TripleSafe, IceGuard, Drainage Line, and TimeMachine into the basement to replace the existing sump pump. 

Our production team began by removing the existing sump from the basement. Once the team removed the sump they began chipping out concrete so they could install our TripleSafe. The team removed some concrete and dirt to place the TripleSafe basin flush with the rest of the concrete. After the basin was installed, the team then began setting up the TripeSafe in the basin and installing the TimeMachine so the homeowner can check the status of the sump pump via BlueTooth. After the TripleSafe was set in the basement and the TimeMachine was connected the team plumbed the TripleSafe to the exterior of the home. Once outside, the team installed the IceGuard at the start of the exterior drainage line to prevent water from backing up into the basement. After the IceGuard the team used over 10' of Drainage Line to expel the water away from the home and prevent water from re-entering the basement. 

The homeowner was pleased with the results of the project. They were happy they don't have to worry about their sump pump working and additionally had the added benefit of checking the status of their sump pump on their phone. 

Basement Slab Repaired and Protected, Methuen, MA

A homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts, had lived in their home for the past 11 years, and since they moved they had noticed cracks in the slab in their basement. The slab had slowly seen more and more cracks appear over the years. After seeing cracks in their basement for over 10 years, the homeowners decided it was time to repair the basement slab. They reached out to EFS for a free inspection and our design specialist recommended installing PolyLevel underneath the slab to fill any void, then using NexusPro to seal all of the cracks on the surface of the slab. 

Our production team first began by drilling port holes in a grid pattern throughout the basement. The portholes will be used by the team to inject PolyLevel beneath the slab to fill the void. After all of the portholes were drilled using a small drill bit the team then began injecting the PolyLevel beneath the slab. The PolyLevel will stabilize the concrete and prevent further cracking of the slab. After the team filled all of the voids with the PolyLevel they began sealing all of the cracks with NexusPro. Once the team completed the NexusPro and cleaned up the basement the job was complete.

The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the job. 

Homeowners Fearful of Radon In Basement, Haverhill, MA

A homeowner in, Haverhill, Massachusetts, had a half-finished basement in their home that they would never use because of the fear of radon gas. The homeowners have only lived in the home for 4 years and since they purchased the home they haven't been able to use the basement for fear of radon. They know that the levels in the basement were 4 pCi/L. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection, and our design specialist recommended installing a radon mitigation system and a dehumidifier in their basement. The specialist recommended the dehumidifier because the relative humidity was 65% at the time of inspection. 

Our production team began by creating an extraction point in the basement to collect radon gas from beneath the home. The team used a core drill to create the hole. After the extraction point was made the team fitted a PVC pipe to the extraction point and ran that pipe toward the exterior of the home. The team ran the pipe to the exterior of the home and installed the radon fan to the PVC pipe so the fan can draw up the radon-filled air from beneath the home. After the radon fan was installed the team then installed the SaniDry dehumidifier in the basement to reduce the relative humidity in the basement. 

The homeowners were happy with the results of the project. EFS was able to install a radon mitigation system and a SaniDry System in the basement to lower the radon and moisture levels in the basement. The homeowners now feel comfortable about spending time in their basement. 

Radon Mitigation System, Newburyport, MA

A homeowner in Newburyport, Massachusetts, has lived in their home for the past 6 years and out of the blue decided to have their home tested for radon. They purchased a home radon test and the results were between 6-8 pCi/L. When the homeowner saw the results of the test and looked up what healthy levels were in a home they decided they would need a professional's opinion. They called EFS for a free inspection and our design specialist recommended installing a radon mitigation system. 

Our production team began by creating an extraction point in the basement slab to extract radon from beneath the home. After the extraction point was made the team then attached the PVC pipe to the extraction point and ran the PVC pipe to the exterior of the home. Once at the exterior, the team installed the radon fan and connected it to the PVC pipe, and vented the entire system above the roofline of the home. Once the system was turned on the radon levels were reduced to comfortable levels.

The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project.

Cracks in Foundation Wall Allowing Rodents into Crawlspace, Hudson, NH

A homeowner in Hudson, New Hampshire, had been living in their home for 8 years. Just over a year ago, the homeowners noticed some cracking in their foundation wall and some rodents finding their way into the crawlspace. The homeowner had found that the cracks have gotten larger and more rodents have appeared over the past year. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection, and our Design Specialist recommended installing NexusPro and Crack Injection into the foundation cracks to make sure no rodents can enter through them anymore. 

Our production team began by outlining each crack with tape and then they will clear the crack of any moveable debris. After the team outlines the cracks and cleaned them out they will then begin installing the crack injection. Then the team installed crack injection on the larger cracks. The team used an expanding foam to seal the crack to prevent rodents from entering from the cracks. After the crack injection was installed the team then used NexusPro to seal the smaller cracks.

The homeowner was very happy that the cracks in their foundation wall were sealed and weren't going to allow rodents into the crawlspace anymore. 

ERV Installation, Gloucester, MA

A homeowner in Gloucester, Massachusetts, had questioned the air quality and humidity in their basement. They reached out to EFS for the service of their existing SaniDry Sedona. Our Service Technician Justin performed the annual service on the SaniDry but had a conversation with the homeowner revealing that they were concerned with the air quality in their home. After a conversation with the homeowner, Justin recommended an ERV system to the homeowner to improve the air quality in their basement. 

Our production crew led by Branden Edwards installed the ERV on the basement wall. Off of the ERV system is 4 silver pipes that transfer old stale air from inside the home and replace it with new clean air from outside the home. The ERV improved the air quality in the basement. 

The homeowner was delighted with the results of the project. 

Push Piers Installed on 1950s Home, Methuen, MA

A homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts, plans to move to a smaller home but wanted to repair what they could in their 1950s home before they do. The homeowners have lived in the home for the past 20 years and have noticed some cracking and shifting in their cinder block foundation. The homeowner was planning to sell their home so they figured getting it repaired could help them sell their home for the market price. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection and our design specialist Isaac recommended installing Push Piers under the foundation wall. During Isaac's inspection, he measured that some sections of the foundation walls have settled up to 4". 

Our production team began by looking at the contract and determining where each Push Pier will be installed. After the location of each pier was determined the team then dug down and exposed the foundation footing. After the footing was exposed for all of the pier locations the team then began attaching our Push Pier brackets to the footing of the foundation wall. The team attached all of the brackets and then attached the hydraulic press to each bracket so they could push all of the piers at one time. The team made sure to push each pier until they reached sufficient pressure. When pushing the piers the team lifted up the wall back up to its original position. The team then capped all of the piers and backfilled and poured new concrete over the dirt. 

The homeowners were happy they checked one of their items off the list they wanted to accomplish at their home before they sell it. 

Foundation Wall Needed to Be Straightened, Merrimac, MA

A homeowner in Merrimac, Massachusetts, has lived in their 1950s home for the past 10 years. They noticed the floors in the home begin to slope a couple of years ago. They decided to call a reputable company in the area to inspect their home. A design specialist from EFS inspected the home and found that the foundation wall was bowing and they recommended installing Geolocks to stabilize the foundation wall. 

Our production team began by marking where each Geolock will be installed on the foundation wall. Once spaced apart the team drilled small holes in the foundation wall. While the team was drilling the holes in the foundation, another team member was using an excavator to make a trench 10' away from the foundation wall. Using the holes in the foundation the team inserted a galvanized rod and pushed it through the ground until it pokes into the trench. The team then attached a Geolock Plate to both ends of the rod and then proceeded to tighten the Geolocks until the wall began to move. The Geolock system can straighten the wall over time. By straightening the wall the sloping of the floors will be corrected. 

The homeowners were very happy with the results of the project. 

Waterproofing the Basement of a 1920s Home, Lynn, MA

A homeowner in Lynn, Massachusetts, recently retired and they have more time to work on tasks and projects at home. They have lived in their 1928 home for the past 30 years and every year since they purchased the home they have had a small amount of water enter their basement. This was the year that the homeowner wanted to find a solution for the water entering the basement. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection and our design specialist recommended installing a full perimeter waterproofing system in their basement. 

The full perimeter waterproofing system consists of a WaterGuard or TrenchGuard around the full perimeter of the basement, a TripleSafe Sump Pump, and an IceGuard attached to a drainage line that leads out away from the home. The team installed 95 feet of WaterGuard and 23 feet of Trench Drain around the perimeter of the basement to collect any water threatening to enter the basement. After the perimeter drainage was installed the team then proceeded to install the TripleSafe and tied it in with the perimeter drainage system. Once the TripleSafe was installed the team then connected the IceGuard to the drainage line to prevent the line from backing up due to freezing or clogging. 

The team tested the system to make sure everything was working. The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project and no longer have to worry about water entering their basement. 

Rockwell Installation, Methuen, MA

A homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts, had lived in their 1960s home for the past 8 years. The homeowners were interested in making a bedroom in their basement. They did some research and found that they needed to have a window installed in their basement to meet the code. They decided to reach out to EFS for a free inspection and our design specialist recommended installing a new egress window and a RockWell System.

To install the new egress window and RockWell, our production team will have to remove a section of the foundation wall and remove some dirt from against the foundation. The team started by removing dirt from the foundation wall. Once the dirt was removed the team then began making marks on the inside of the foundation wall to begin chipping out the section of concrete for the new egress window. The team chipped out a section of concrete a couple of inches larger than the window they ordered so they can install framing around the window. Once the concrete has been removed the team then inserted the framing for the window. Once the framing was completed the team installed the RockWell. They made sure to level it and tamp the dirt around it so it will not move. After the RockWell was installed the team then installed the window within the framing. The team made sure to install Ice&Water Shield around the window framing to make sure the window won't leak. After the window was completely installed the team lastly installed the RockWell cover. They mounted the brackets against the foundation wall and laid the RockWell Window Well Cover onto the brackets. 

The homeowner was very pleased with the results of the project. They were happy to now be able to create a new bedroom in their basement and have it code-compliant. 

Sudden Crack in Foundation, North Andover, MA

A homeowner in North Andover, Massachusetts, has lived in their home for the past 8 years. In the past month, they have noticed that there is a large crack in their foundation wall. They called EFS for a free inspection and our design specialist found that the crack was caused by the settlement of the foundation. EFS recommended installing Push Piers to the footing of the foundation to lift the foundation to its original position.

Our production team exposed the footing of the foundation wall near the crack and installed 5 Push Piers near the corner of the foundation. The team used a hydraulic press to push the piers down into the soil below the home until they all reach sufficient pressure. After they reach pressure the team will cap each pier and then backfill all of the dirt against the foundation. 

The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project and that they no longer have to worry about the crack in their foundation. 

Moisture and Air Quality Concerns in Basement, Gloucester, MA

A homeowner in Gloucester, Massachusetts, had lived in their home for the past 50 years. The basement has some ledge in it and it seems to collect moisture. They have always had a moisture issue in their basement but recently the homeowner's wife had gotten covid and became more aware of the quality of the air they were breathing. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their basement. Our Design Specialist Kenny looked at the basement and recommended installing Foamax and a SaniDry dehumidifier to the side of the basement with the ledge to help eliminate the moisture entering the basement.

Our team began by cutting pieces of foam board to fit the wall. The team fit the pieces of Foamax on the wall and then secured them against the wall using something we call Christmas trees because of the way they look. After the Foamax were placed on the walls the team then used spray foam to seal them and make sure no air or moisture can travel through the foam. After the team installed the Foamax the team then installed the SaniDry in the basement to reduce any moisture in the air. 

The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the installation of the Foamax and SaniDry.

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Replacing Sump in Basement to Begin Using Space for a Gym, Andover, MA

A homeowner in Andover, Massachusetts, had an existing sump pump in their basement in their late 1800s home. The homeowner purchased the home in June 2022 and had a home inspector in their home over the summer. The inspector looked at the entire home and saw some things in the basement that the homeowner should think about getting looked at. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection, and our Design Specialist Kenny recommended installing a TripleSafe sump pump and an IceGuard in the basement. 

Our production team began by removing the old sump pump from under the staircase in the basement. Once the old pump was removed the team used the existing hole where the old sump pump was to install the New TripleSafe. To install the TripleSafe the team needed to slightly deepen and expand the hole where the old sump pump was installed. The team inserted and plumbed the new TripleSafe into the basement. The team plumbed the drainage line through some wooden shelves to get to the sill and extend the exterior drainage line 10' away from the home. The team buried the drainage line about a foot under the dirt to conceal it. Once everything was installed the team used a little bit of concrete around the basin of the SuperSump to create a smooth edge around the sump pump. 

The homeowner was happy with the installation of the sump pump and planned on setting up their basement to put some workout equipment down there. 

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150 Year Old Home Needs Added Support, Boxford, MA

A homeowner in Boxford, Massachusetts, had just purchased the house that they have lived in for their entire life. The home was built over 150 years ago and the homeowner operates an ice cream business out of the home. The new homeowner plans to make it their forever home. The homeowner will be updating the home in the future, like redoing the kitchen. When they purchased the home an inspector looked through the home to make sure everything was structurally in good standing. The inspector noted that some of the supports in the basement should be replaced if they plan on doing any renovations. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist Kenny recommended installing SmartJacks to replace the old supports in the basement. Kenny additionally recommended installing a SaniDry to control the humidity in the basement. 

Our production team began by chipping out some of the concrete in the slab in the basement where we were going to install the new support. The team then installed and leveled our big footings beneath the concrete slab. Next, the team cut our galvanized steel beams to the correct size and installed them over the footing, and connected them to the beam or supplemental beam by using an adjustable top bracket. The team tightened each of the top brackets to lift the beams above. After the SmartJacks were attached to the beams the team then poured a layer of concrete over the footings to lock them in place and to eliminate any tripping hazard. 

The homeowner was very happy with the results of the projects. They can now move forward with starting to renovate their kitchen. 

Re-finishing Basement of Childhood Home, Ipswich, MA

A homeowner in Ipswich, Massachusetts, had recently inherited the childhood home that they have lived in for the past 30+ years. The homeowner would like to re-finish the basement of the home but need to find a way to stop water from entering the basement before they started the project. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist recommended installing CleanSpace on the walls in the basement. 

Our production team first began by making sure all obstructions from the floor and wall were removed. Then they began securing CleanSpace over the walls in the basement so they could collect any water from the walls. The team made sure to install the CleanSpace from the bottom of the wall to the top and link all of the strips with CleanSpace Tape. 

The homeowner was happy that they will finally be able to re-finish their basement. 

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Settling on Second Floor, Salem, MA

A homeowner in Salem, Massachusetts, had lived in their home for 50 years and over the last 15 years they have noticed settling on the second floor of their home. In the last 2 years, the settling has gotten worse and the homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist Kenny recommended installing SmartJacks and a Supplemental Beam into the basement.

Our production team began by chipping out concrete in the basement floor so the team could install our big footings. Once the concrete was removed the team then hand-dug down enough so the footing can lay flush underneath the concrete. After hand-digging the hole, the team then poured in engineered fill and then placed the big footing over the fill. Next, the team installed the SmartJacks into the big footings and then attached the top bracket. Once the top brackets were installed, the team then connected the Supplemental Beam which spanned over 2 or more SmartJacks. The Supplemental beam helps support areas where there isn't a support beam. A Supplemental beam can be installed perpendicular to floor joists to add support in between the main beams of the home. After everything was installed the team covered the footing with concrete to eliminate any tripping hazards. 

The homeowners were very happy with the results of the project. 

Cracking In Garage Floor Causing Concern, Haverhill, MA

A homeowner in Haverhill, Massachusetts, has been contemplating staying in their home or selling it. They have lived in the home since 1999 and have seen a crack in the garage become larger and larger over the past 10 years. The homeowner decided they wanted to repair the crack no matter if they plan to stay in the home or sell the home. So they called EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist John recommended installing Geolocks to the rear of their garage to add support. 

Our production team arrived and began chipping out a wide trench in the garage so they could install the Geolocks. The back wall of the garage had begun to bow and was causing the concrete in the garage to begin to crack. The team was going to use Geolocks and the dirt under the slab in the garage to add stability and straighten the rear foundation wall. Once the team chipped out the concrete in the garage and dug down a couple of feet the team then moved to the rear of the garage to then send a galvanized rod through the rear wall and into the trench. The team spanned the rods across the rear foundation wall and ensured they were all pushed to the trench. Once in the trench, the team secured Geolock Plate to either side of the rod. Once secured the team used the threaded galvanized rod to pressurize the Geolocks by using the soil from beneath the garage slab. The team monitored the wall as they tightened it to make sure the wall was straight. After the team backfilled the trench and then poured concrete over the trench to match the concrete in the garage. After everything was tightened the team installed covers over the plates on the exterior of the home to hide the galvanized Geolock Plates.

The homeowner was very impressed with the solution that EFS provided and executed.

 

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Floors Sloping in Early 1900s Home, Marblehead, MA

A homeowner in Marblehead, Massachusetts, had purchased their home about a year ago. As soon as they moved into the home they noticed the floors on the main floor were sloping. Since they noticed the sloping floors the problem has increased to showing interior cracks around the house. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist Kenny recommended installing SmartJacks into the basement to add support to the main level of the home and level the floors. 

Our production team began by removing small sections of the wooden floor where each of our SmartJack footings will be installed. Under the wood was concrete which the team had to chip out. The team removed the concrete and removed some dirt so our footing could fit flush under the concrete. After each hole could fit our footing the team then started fitting the SmartJacks into the footings. Once the SJs and the footings were together the team then propped up our Supplemental beams against the floor joists using some manpower and some cord so the team could attach the SmartJacks to the Supplemental beam. The team attached our adjustable bracket to the SmartJacks and the Supplemental beam by using GRK screws. Once everything was secured the team then used the adjustable bracket to start lifting up the floor above until it was level. After the floor was leveled the team mixed and poured concrete over the footings of the new support to lock them in place and eliminate any tripping hazards. 

The homeowner was very pleased with the installation of the new floor supports. They no longer have to worry about the sloping of their floors.

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Storage Facility Leaking Water, Peabody, NH

A commercial storage business in Peabody, Massachusetts, had seen water entering the storage area of customers for the past year. Since customers pay them to make sure their items were safe, the business decided to find the best solution for the problem as quickly as they can. The manager reached out to a couple of different companies until choosing Erickson Foundation Solution to solve their problems. Our Design Specialist Tom inspected the areas of concern and recommended installing perimeter drainage, multiple sumps pumps, IceGuard, and encapsulating the affected walls.

Our production team began by chipping out a path for the perimeter drainage and basins for each sump pump. After that was chipped out the team then installed CleanSpace on the wall to collect any water from the walls. After the CleanSpace was installed the team installed the TripleSafes into each basin and plumbed the sump pumps outside. The team installed IceGuard on each of the TripleSafes drainage lines to ensure that the system won't back up and then the team performed a water test. Next, the team installed the WaterGuard along the wall and connected it to the TripleSafe and into the WaterGuard. After everything was secured and tested, the team then poured concrete over the WaterGuard and around the TripleSafe Basins. 

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Stabilizing Floors of an 1800s Home, Methuen, MA

A homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts, had sagging floors in their 1800s home. The homeowners were planning on retiring soon and wanted to find a solution to their sagging floors. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist recommended installing SmartJacks throughout the basement.

Our team installed 6 SmartJacks in the basement in a couple of different areas of the basement. Some were under the main beam, and some were installed under a supplemental beam. These new support columns completely stabilized the floor and sagging floors, providing the homeowners with a warrantied, permanent solution to their concerns.

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Replace Old Temporary Posts In Crawlspace, Haverhill, MA

A homeowner in Haverhill, Massachusetts, had purchased their home in mid-2021. During an inspection, the homeowners were made aware that there were temporary posts being used as permanent supports in their crawlspace. The inspection recommended finding a more permanent solution. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection, and our Design Specialist recommended installing SmartJacks to replace those temporary posts and installing a Triplesafe and IceGuard to help with the drainage of their crawlspace. 

Our team began by removing the temporary post and then installing the SmartJacks. Next, they installed our TripleSafe into the lowest corner of the crawlspace to collect any water that entered the crawlspace. The team then plumbed the sump to the exterior of the home and connected it to an IceGuard and a drainage line. 

The homeowner was very happy with the results of the project. 

Temporary Columns Replaced, Topsfield, MA

A homeowner in Topsfield, Massachusetts, purchased their home about a month ago. The homeowners don't like the temporary support post and were looking to upgrade to a more permanent solution. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection, and our Design Specialist recommended replacing each of the temporary posts with lally columns. 

Our production team arrived at the home and began removing the old temporary posts from the basement. Once removed the team created footings in the concrete slab and installed the lally columns. The team secured each lally to the floor system above to add support to the home. 

The homeowners were pleased with the crew and the results of the project. 

Water Entering Through Fieldstone Foundation, Andover, MA

A homeowner in Andover, Massachusetts, had lived in their home for 4 years and had always had water coming through the fieldstone foundation when it rains. The homeowners don't like having to clean up every time it leaks. They planned on keeping the home until their kids graduate from high school, which is another 12-15 years. Before then they planned on finishing the basement to create so more usable space but they didn't want to worry about water entering the basement. They reached out to EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist Kenny inspected the home and recommended a full perimeter drainage system complete with wall encapsulation to prevent water from entering the basement. 

The homeowners decided they didn't need the walls of the basement encapsulated but were interested in the perimeter drainage system with the sump pump. Kenny also recommended a radon system since they were going to be spending time in the basement when they added the finished space down there. The homeowners agreed with the installation of the radon system. 

So our production team installed a full perimeter WaterGuard system and a TripleSafe Sump into the basement along with a radon extraction point. The radon extraction point was connected to PVC pipes which were connected to the radon fan that was installed on the exterior of the home. 

The homeowner was happy that they no longer have to worry about water entering their basement. With everything installed and the basement now a safe and dry space, the homeowner can now proceed with the finishing of their basement. 

Second Sump Pump Installation, Byfield, MA

A homeowner in Byfield, Massachusetts, had a service call scheduled for their sump pump. Our service technician Justin went out to the home and performed annual maintenance. During the maintenance, Justin noticed the pump had turned on several times when he was at the home, so he recommended installing a second TripleSafe to help deal with the high water table. 

Justin came back to the home a couple of days later to install the second TripleSafe next to the first. 

The homeowner was very happy with the service provided by Justin. He serviced the existing unit, recommended a second sump pump, and created a proposal in one stop. They were happy that they only had to wait a couple of days before Justin came back and installed the second pump. 

Sloping Floors in 1940s Home, Methuen, MA

A homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts, had moved into their home in 2021. When they moved in they noticed their floors sagging and since then they have noticed more sagging occurring. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection, and our Design Specialist Liam recommended installing SmartJacks into the basement to replace the existing supports. 

Our production team replaced the supports in their basement with 13 SmartJacks. The SmartJacks were installed around the entire basement to add support to the entire floor system and prevent any sagging.

The homeowners were very pleased with the installation of the SmartJacks in their home. The homeowners were impressed by how strong the floor felt with SmartJacks installed. 

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Wet Basement, Beverly, MA

A homeowner in Beverly recently moved into their 1950s home. When they moved into their home they noticed water collecting in their basement. They wanted to find a solution to keep water out of their basement. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist Tom examined the basement and recommended installing a Super Sump into the basement to collect any water that tried to seep into the basement. The home had an existing sump pump that wasn't doing that job anymore and that was why Tom recommended installing one of our pumps. 

Our production team started by finding the lowest point in the basement and then started creating a basin for the Super Sump. The team chipped out the concrete and installed the sump basin and then they installed the Super Sump into the basin. Once set in the basin the team plumbed the Super Sump outside and buried the drainage line in the yard. They then proceeded to test the pump to verify that everything was working properly. Then they mixed concrete and poured concrete around the edges of the sump pump to give it a nice clean look. 

The homeowners were very pleased with the Super Sump installation. All of their concerns were met and exceeded with the installation. They weren't worried about water entering their basement anymore. 

 

Uneven Floors in Older Home, Peabody, MA

A homeowner in Peabody, Massachusetts, has lived in their home for the past 7 years. When they moved in 7 years ago the inspector revealed that the floors in the kitchen and living rooms of the early 1900s home were sloping. The homeowner was planning on doing some renovations in the future. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist Kenny recommended installing SmartJacks into the basement to lift and level the floor system of the early 1900s home. 

Our team began by setting up temporary posts in the basement. The team then removed the old lally columns and then started installing 9 SmartJacks throughout the basement. Some of the supports in the basement were installed on top of the ledge. Most traditional supports wouldn't be useful while installed on uneven ledges, but our SmartJacks can still be very effective on the ledge. The team was able to install the SJs and lift and level the floors above. 

The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project. The concerns they had with their floors disappeared after the team installed the SmartJacks in their home. The floors in their kitchen and living room didn't feel sloped or bouncy anymore.

Condominium Tested High for Radon, Salem, MA

The owner of a condominium in Salem, Massachusetts, had tested the condo for radon. The results of their test came back around 30-40 pCi/L, which was high and they wanted to reduce that number for their tenants. The owner decided to call EFS for a free inspection of the basement of their condo. Our Design Specialist John met with the owner and walked through the basement with them talking about what their goals were. The owners would like to reduce the radon levels to a safe level, install a perimeter drainage system, and pour a new slab into the basement. 

Our production team began by installing the radon mitigation system into the dirt-floored basement. The radon system will collect radon from beneath the building and collect in a PVC pipe and set out of the home by the radon fan. Next, the team set up our pre-slab WaterGuard. We laid 94' of Water Guard around the perimeter of the basement before pouring the new basement slab. 

The homeowner was very pleased with everything installed. Erickson was able to reduce the radon levels, install a perimeter drainage system, and pour a new slab into the basement.

Lower Radon Levels for New Baby, Lynn, MA

A homeowner in Lynn, Massachusetts, recently found out they were having a baby. They have lived in their home for the past two years but have never thought about radon until they started preparing for their baby. When they first learned about radon they called in an inspector to test their home for radon. The first test results came back at 8 pCi/L and the second test they decided to do came back at 10 pCi/L. They decided to call EFS to inspect their home and see about installing a radon mitigation system in their home. Our Design Specialist created a plant to install the radon mitigation system in the home. 

Our production team started by installing the extraction point for the radon mitigation system. Once the extraction point was made the team installed PVC pipe to it and fed the PVC pipe to the exterior of the home where the team installed the radon fan to the outside of the home. After the PVC pipe was connected to the radon fan, the team then vented the system above the roofline of the home. 

The homeowners were pleased with the results of the project. The radon mitigation system has given them peace of mind for when they bring their baby home. They are now confident that their home will be a safe and nurturing environment for their child. 

Commercial Building Needs Waterproofing, Peabody, MA

A commercial storage unit business in Peabody, Massachusetts, was built during the 1990s and has seen water seeping into paying customers' storage units and threatening to ruin some of their items. After 2 years of water appearing on the floors of the storage units, the owner of the storage unit building called EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist Tom recommended installing WaterGuard, TripleSafe, IceGuard, and CleanSpace to prevent water from seeping into customers' storage units.

Our production team installed the WaterGuard, TripleSafe, and CleanSpace along the 200' wall at the front of the building. The team installed WaterGuard and CleanSpace to the entire length of the wall. The team also installed 3 TripleSafes along the front wall to pump out any water collected from the CleanSpace and WaterGuard. 

The owners and customers of the storage building were pleased with the results of the project. The team addressed all water seepage points by installing our WaterGuard, CleanSpace, TripleSafe, and IceGuard. 

Sump Pump Replacement and Seal Foundation Crack, West Newbury, MA

A homeowner in West Newbury, Massachusetts, had a crack in their foundation wall that was allowing water into the basement. Water was coming into the basement often and burning out their sump pump. They decided to call EFS about sealing the crack and replacing their sump pump. Our Design Specialist John recommended using FlexiSpan to seal the foundation crack and replacing the old sump pump with our TripleSafe.

Our team began by sealing the crack on the foundation wall. The team used FlexiSpan to seal the crack, the FlexiSpan will be installed over the crack to allow any water entering the crack to not penetrate the basement but instead flow down the crack and then away from the home. After the FlexiSpan was installed the team then replaced the old sump pump with a new TripleSafe sump pump. Our TripleSafe has three pumps in one housing. The main pump will pump out water consistently unless overwhelmed by an influx of water whereas our second pump will kick on and increase the pumping capacity. If for any reason your home loses power our third pump will kick on because of our battery backup. The TripleSafe will ensure that your basement will stay dry permanently. 

The homeowners were very pleased with the installation that Lorenzo and his team did. The team installed everything in a matter of hours and left the basement cleaner than they found it. 

Homeowner Wants Radon Levels Lowered, Boxford, MA

A homeowner in Boxford, Massachusetts, found that their home has radon levels slightly above the recommended amount. The homeowners have half of their basement finished and the other half was unfinished. The homeowners were looking to lower the radon levels in the home and find peace of mind. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist Tom custom designed a radon mitigation system for the home. 

Our production team began by creating an extraction point in the unfinished portion of the basement. The team used a coring drill to make a circular hole in the slab so we can fit a PVC pipe to the extraction point. Next, the team fed the PVC pipes from the extraction point to the exterior of the home where we installed the radon fan to the exterior of the home. Once the extraction point was connected to the fan the team then vented the entire system above the roofline of the home to prevent any radon from re-entering the home. 

Concerns with Floor Stabilization, Peabody, MA

A homeowner in Peabody, Massachusetts, had concerns with the stability of the floors in their early 1900s home. The homeowners were doing multiple projects around the house to potentially sell. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist Kenny recommended installing SmartJacks into the basement with supplemental beams to stabilize the floors of the home. Kenny's design included 4 SmartJacks installed into two separate areas of the basement to stabilize the floors. 

Our team installed 2 SmartJack and a supplemental beam near the stairs into the basement, and another 2 SmartJacks and a supplemental beam on the opposite side of the basement. 

Our production team installed the 4 SmartJacks and supplemental beams into the two areas of the basement. The team made holes beneath the concrete to install the SmartJack footings. Once the footings were in their respective holes the team installed the rest of the SJ and supplemental beam to the floor system. Once everything was installed the team used concrete to cover the SmartJack footings and lock them in place. 

Water Intrusion in 1930s Basement, Rockport, MA

The owner of a 1930s home in Rockport, Massachusetts, had been experiencing water intrusion since they purchased the property in 2021. After cleaning up water in their basement for the past 2 years the homeowners want to find a permanent solution to the water problem. They had an existing sump pump but it wasn't working well. They called EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist Keith recommended a perimeter drainage system for the basement to prevent water from entering the basement. Keith also recommended addressing the humidity in the basement so he suggested installing a SaniDry. 

Our production team installed 76' of WaterGuard into the affected areas of the basement. After the WaterGuard was installed the team used the old sump pump basin to install our TripleSafe and integrate the sump into the WaterGuard System. The team then plumbed the TripleSafe to the exterior of the home where we installed our IceGuard and our exterior drainage line. Lastly, the team installed the SaniDry next to the sump pump so we can extend the drainage line into the sump pump basin. 

The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project. Our team permanently stopped the water from entering the basement with the installation of our perimeter drainage system and dehumidifier. 

Cracks in Stone Foundation Wall, Haverhill, MA

A homeowner in Haverhill, Massachusetts, lives in a home built in the early 1900s. They have lived in this home for the past 7 years and recently noticed a couple of cracks in the stone foundation wall. The homeowners plan on staying in this home for only the next 5 years or so before they sell the home. They wanted to repair the home before the problem could get worse so they contacted an inspector to come and look at the cracks and they recommended seeking help from a foundation company. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their stone foundation wall. Our Design Specialist Kenny recommended installing an Auxiliary wall over the stone wall foundation.

Our production team arrived at the home and began installing rebar and PowerBraces onto the foundation wall with the cracks. Approximately every 5' the team installed a PowerBrace and then bridged rebar to connect them. After all the braces and rebar were installed the team then started setting up the forms so we could pour concrete again the wall and create the Auxiliary wall. The team called in a concrete truck to aid with pouring concrete between the walls and the forms. The team braced the forms and filled the concrete up to a certain point before smoothing out the top and then letting the concrete start the curing process. Once the curing process was complete the team returned to the home and removed the forms. They removed each panel and chipped off any imperfections in the concrete until everything was perfect. 

The homeowners were happy with their new Auxiliary wall. Now they don't have to worry about the cracks in their foundation walls. 

Water Entering Basement Through Foundation Crack, Rowley, MA

A homeowner in Rowley, Massachusetts, had EFS out to their home in 2022 to install a radon mitigation system in their home to control the radon levels. Almost a year after the initial appointment they called EFS with another issue in their home. This time they have seen water entering through a crack in their foundation wall. They set up a free inspection with our Design Specialist Kenny. Kenny inspected the basement and talked to the homeowner who pointed out the cracks that they wanted to be addressed. Kenny recommended injecting the cracks with Crack Injection.

Our installation team began by installing Crack Injection to the active crack in the basement. The team first used a grinder to make clean edges on the crack before taping the edges of the crack. Next, the team placed our injection ports on the crack before starting our two-step crack injection process. The first step was to use our outer layer over the crack and around the injection ports. Next was to use our injection port to send our foam into the crack to fully seal it. The team then repeated that process 2 more times to seal the other two cracks. 

The homeowners were once again very happy with EFS and plan to use them in the future if anything pops up. 

Floors Sagging After Lally Column was Removed, Marblehead, MA

The owner of a home in Marblehead, Massachusetts, has lived in their 1950s home for the past 50 years. About 30 years ago they removed a lally column in their finished basement. Over the 30 years, it's been removed the floor has sagged and lost some stability. A heart attack has prevented one of the homeowners from being able to go into the basement so they didn't notice how bad the problem has gotten till now. They reached out to EFS for a free inspection, and our Design Specialist Liam recommended installing two lally columns into the basement to add support to the floor above. 

Our installation team began by exposing the floor in their finished basement. Then we chipped out some concrete to pour a footing that our lally column can rest on. After the footing cured the team then exposed the ceiling and attached the lally columns to the beam above. Once secured the team poured new concrete around the base of the lally column to lock it in place. After the concrete cures, the carpet will be put back in place. 

The homeowner was very pleased with the results of the project. 

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Water Entering Basement, Danvers, MA

A homeowner in Danvers, Massachusetts, had water coming into their basement for some time now. They have plans to finish their basement but the constant water entering the basement has been deterring them from starting the project. The homeowner determined they should fix the water issue before finishing the basement. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their basement. Our Design Specialist recommended installing a full perimeter drainage system, BrightWall, and a SaniDry Sedona into the basement. 

Our installation team began by chipping out concrete for our WaterGuard and a basin for our TripleSafe. The team chipped out the entire perimeter of the basement, which was 116'. Next, the team installed the TripleSafe and plumbed it outside where we installed an IceGuard and an exterior drainage line to carry water away from the home. The team then tested the pump and then began installing BrightWall on the foundation walls. The team installed the 116' of BrightWall before the WaterGuard so any water from the wall would enter the perimeter drainage system. After the team installed the BrightWall to the foundation wall, the team then installed the WaterGuard around the perimeter of the basement. Next, the team performed a water test on the WaterGuard to make sure the water will enter the system and make its way to the TripleSafe in the corner of the basement. After the full system was tested, the team then mixed up some concrete and covered the WaterGuard and around the basin on the TripleSafe to finish up the project. 

The homeowners were very happy with the results of the project and now were confident to start the process of finishing their basement. 

Elevated Radon in Home, Wenham, MA

A homeowner in Wenham, Massachusetts, has lived in their home for the past 5 years, and over the past couple of months, the homeowner has become worried about radon in their home. They decided to have the home tested for radon and the test results came back with an average of 8 pCi/L which is above the allowable amount. The homeowner decided to call EFS for an inspection of their home. Our Design Specialist Keith inspected the home and recommended and designed a radon mitigation system to be installed in the home. Keith designed the radon system to have two extraction points because the home has two separate foundations. 

Our Installation team began by creating both extraction points. Once each extraction point was made the team connected the extraction point with a PVC pipe that will guide the radon-filled air to the radon fan on the exterior of the home. The PVC pipe was fed to the exterior of the home where we connected the radon fan to the PVC pipe. After they were secured the team used more PVC and vented the system above the roofline of the home. 

The homeowners were very relieved when they retested the home after the system was installed and the levels were below 4.0 pCi/L

Basement Floods During Heavy Rains, Middleton, MA

A homeowner in Middleton, Massachusetts, had lived in their home since 1984 and had seen the basement flood whenever there were heavy rains. They found a couple of inches of water in their basement and their old sump pump couldn't keep up with the water. The homeowner was planning on selling the home this year and wanted to stop the basement from flooding and improve the overall look of the basement before they put the home on the market. The homeowner called EFS for a free inspection of their basement. Our Design Specialist Liam inspected the basement and recommended installing a full perimeter drainage system complete with a TripleSafe Sump to address the water issues, and then recommended installing BrightWall to the walls in the basement to lighten up the space and make it look nicer. 

Our installation team began by chipping out concrete in the basement so they could fit our new TripleSafe basin and our WaterGuard around the perimeter of the basement. Once the team chipped out the concrete for the sump pump and perimeter drainage, the team began to install the sump and its plumbing. We set the TripleSafe into the basin and then plumbed the system to the exterior of the home where we installed an IceGuard and a 10' exterior drainage line. After the sump was installed the team then moved on to installing the BrightWall to the walls of the basement. The team measured each piece of BrightWall and installed each one onto the wall and made sure the bottom was resting where the WaterGuard will be installed. This will make sure any water that enters the wall will enter the perimeter drainage system. After the BrightWall was fully installed the team then moved on to installing the WaterGuard. The team installed 150' of WaterGuard around the perimeter of the basement. Once the drainage was installed the team performed a water test to make sure any water that enter the drainage will run to the sump pump. After the water test, the team then mixed up concrete and poured concrete over the WaterGuard and around the base of the TripleSafe to protect the products. 

The homeowner was very pleased with the results of the project and now is confident with their home to put it up for sale. 

Front Stair Replacement, Haverhill, MA

The owner of a rental property in Haverhill, Massachusetts, has owned the building since 2017. For the past 5 years, the owner and the tenants have seen the stairs at the front of the building continuously deteriorating. The owner would like to have them replaced so they reached out to EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist looked at the stairs at the front of the building and recommended replacing them with another set of precast steps. The Design Specialist noted the dimension of the current set of stairs and put in an order for a new set. 

Our installation team began by coordinating delivery with the company that makes the stairs. Our team arrived at the rental property and removed the stairs and installed a new base before the delivery truck arrived with the new stairs. The delivery truck helped the team place the stairs on the bases. The team made sure to level the stair and then finish by installing the railings to the steps. 

The owner and tenants were very pleased with the results of the project. 

Water Flooding into Bedroom, Salisbury, MA

An owner of a 1930s home in Salisbury, Massachusetts, has seen water entering their daughter's bedroom on and off for the past 13 years. The water was coming from the mechanical room which is next to the bedroom. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their home. Our Design Specialist Tom recommended installing a new sump pump, a dehumidifier, and a drainage line on the outside of the home to make sure water cannot re-enter the home. 

Our installation team began by installing the TripleSafe sump pump into the mechanical room. The team chipped some concrete for our basin of the TripleSafe and installed the system and plumbed it to the exterior of the home. Once to the outside of the home the team then installed an IceGuard and a 10' drainage line. After the sump was installed the team then installed our SaniDry Dehumidifier and connected the discharge line from the SaniDry to the TripleSafe. 

The homeowner was very pleased with the results of the sump pump and dehumidifier being installed into the home. 

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Homeowners Want to Keep Basement Dry, Haverhill, NH

A homeowner in Haverhill, New Hampshire, lives in a home that was built over 100 years ago. The homeowners have lived in the home for the past year and recently noticed water entering the basement. The homeowners would like to find a solution to keep their basement dry and maybe finish it in the future. The homeowners reached out to EFS for a free inspection of their basement. Our Design Specialist Keith inspected the basement and created a solution to stop water from collecting in the basement. Keith recommended installing 40' of WaterGuard, a SuperSump, and an IceGuard to collect any water from the basement and send it outside of the home. 

Our Installation team began by chipping out a new basin for our SuperSump and then chipping out 40' of concrete for our WaterGuard. Once all of the concrete was removed the team dug a hole that would fit out the sump pump basin. The team installed the SuperSump into the hole and then began plumbing the system to the exterior of the home. Once the team sent the plumbing to the exterior of the home the team then installed the IceGuard and the exterior drainage line to carry the water away from the home. Once the plumbing was complete, the team then tested the sump pump and then proceeded to start installing the WaterGuard. After everything was done with installing the sump pump the team began installing the WaterGuard on the perimeter of the basement. The team laid the drainage around the perimeter of the basement and connected it to the SuperSump. Once everything was connected the team performed a water test to make sure the system was working properly. After the water test, the team lastly mixed up concrete and poured it around the cover of the SuperSump basin and over the WaterGuard to lock them in place. 

The homeowner was very pleased with the installation of their new perimeter drainage system in the basement of their 100-year-old home. The system has given them the confidence to start seriously considering finishing the basement. 

Sump Pump Failed, Lynnfield, MA

A homeowner in Lynnfield, Massachusetts, had reached out to EFS because the sump pump in their basement stopped working. Since the pump stopped working they have seen water coming through their basement walls. Our Design Specialist John inspected the home and recommended replacing the old sump pump with a new TripleSafe and IceGuard. 

Our Installation team began by removing the old sump that had failed and chipping a new bigger basin for our sump pump. Our TripleSafe was larger than their previous pump so we had to make the basin bigger and wider to fit. Once the team had the liner and pumps installed the team fed the plumbing to the outside of the home where we installed an IceGuard and an Exterior Drainage Line to carry water away from the foundation of the home. After the sump was plumbed to the outside of the home, the team mixed up some concrete and poured concrete around the edges of the basin to keep it in place. 

The homeowners were very happy with EFS. The team replaced their old sump pump with a bigger and better one. 

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Added Pump After Annual Maintenance, North Andover, MA

A homeowner in North Andover, Massachusetts, had yearly maintenance with EFS scheduled. Our Service Technician Justin began cleaning out their system in the basement while conversing with the homeowner about how the pump had been working for them. The homeowner had talked to Justin about having a second sump pump installed on the other side of the basement with some drainage. Justin was able to make a work order and take a deposit so we could schedule a time for our waterproofing team to install the new sump pump and drainage. 

Our Installation team began by chipping out a small section of concrete to install our new UltraSump. Once the concrete was chipped out, the team then removed dirt so we could place our sump basin into the hole and have the UltraSump flush with the floor in the basement. Our team then plumbed the sump pump to the exterior of the home where our team installed an IceGuard and a 10' Exterior Drainage Line to carry water away from the foundation of the home. After that, the team mixed up some concrete and poured it around the edges of the sump pump basin. 

The homeowner was very pleased with the overall service of EFS. 

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Big Storm Flooded Basement, Methuen, MA

A homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts, had lived in their home since 1999 and had no issues for a long time. A couple of years ago they had their basement flood from a big rainstorm. The homeowners were scared by the experience of having the water ruin some of their personal belongings so they wanted to find a solution so this would never happen again. Their research led them to call EFS for a free inspection, and our Design Specialist James inspected their home. James looked over the basement and recommended installing a Perimeter Drainage System complete with a TripleSafe sump pump. 

Our Installation Team began by chipping out the concrete around the entire perimeter of the basement. After the concrete was removed the team began to install the TripleSafe. The team made sure to make a round hole that was deep enough to fit our sump liner. Once the hole was dug out the team installed the TripleSafe and began plumbing the system to the outside of the home. Once outside the team installed 2 IceGuards and a 15' Exterior Discharge Line. After the TripleSafe was installed, the team then began installing 130 feet of WaterGuard around the perimeter of the basement. The team connected sections of WaterGuard until they reached the TripleSafe. Once the WaterGuard was at the TripleSafe the team integrated the drainage into the sump pump. This will allow any water from the perimeter drainage to travel to the sump pump and get flushed out of the basement. After our team installed all of the WaterGuard the team then mixed up concrete and covered the perimeter drainage and around the TripleSafe. 

The homeowner was very pleased with the installation of the perimeter drainage system and sump pump into the basement. They were even more pleased that they don't have to worry about water flooding their basement anymore.

Wheelchair Access has Settled, Haverhill, MA

The owner of this building in Haverhill, Massachusetts, constructed this building for people with brain injuries. Most of the people that use the building are in wheelchairs. The owner made sure the building was wheelchair accessible but has seen over the last couple of months that the concrete outside the building has settled a bit. The owner has found that getting their people with wheelchairs into the building has become more difficult with this settlement issue. The owner decided to call EFS to find a solution to their problem. Our Design Specialist Kenny inspected the building and he found that some areas of the concrete had sunk around 1" in some places. Kenny recommended injecting PolyLevel under the slab to lift the slab back up to its original position. 

Our Installation team began by creating small injection port holes in the concrete slab. The team drilled them in a grid pattern so that when we lifted the slab we could lift it more precisely. After the holes were made the team started up the Polyrig and began injecting PolyLevel into each hole to slowly lift each section of concrete. The team double-checked that each slab was level after they finished injecting PolyLevel. 

The owner was pleased with the results of the project. The slabs were lifted to their original position and access into the building was now a lot easier for the wheelchairs. 

Concerned with Floors Sagging, Methuen, MA

A homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts, was concerned with the floor system in his home that was built in 1948. They moved into the home in 2021 and have seen a steady increase in the sloping of their floors. The homeowner was planning to do some finished work and remodeling in the home but wanted to first address the floor system before it gets worse. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their home. Our Design Specialist Liam inspected the home and its floor system. After his inspection, he recommended installing 13 SmartJacks to the floor system. 

Our Installation team began by creating 13 footings for each one of our SmartJacks. The team chipped out a small section of concrete for each and removed some dirt so they could pour concrete footings that our SmartJacks will rest on. Once the footings cured the team set up the SmartJacks on concrete and attached them to the floor system above. Once attached to the floor system used the adjustable top lifts on the floors to eliminate the sag in the floors. 

The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project. Our team was able to eliminate the sag in the floor system and add support so they could do the remodeling that they wanted to do. 

Mold Forming in Crawlspace, Beverly, MA

A homeowner in Beverly, Massachusetts, lives in a home that was built in the 1940s and they have seen mold starting to grow in their crawlspace. The homeowners have lived in their homes for the past 4 years, in the last 2 years they had noticed a change in the odor in the crawlspace to then actually seeing mold forming in the crawlspace. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free crawlspace inspection to find a solution for the mold. Our Design Specialist James examined the crawlspace and recommended installing CleanSpace, SmartDrain, SaniDry Sedona, Foamax, and Rim Joist Insulation to address the moisture allowing the mold to form. 

Our Installation Team began by installing the SmartDrain on the floor of the crawlspace. The SmartDrain will collect any water from the crawlspace and send it down and away from the crawlspace. Next, the team installed CleanSpace, Foamax, and Rim Joist Insulation to the crawlspace to encapsulate it and prevent moisture from the ground to penetrate the crawlspace. After the crawlspace was encapsulated, the team then installed our SaniDry Sedona in the crawlspace to control the humidity levels in the crawlspace and prevent mold spores from growing. 

At the end of the project, the homeowner was given a walkthrough by our Crew Lead and they explained everything was installed. The homeowner was very impressed with everything installed. 

Fieldstone Foundation has Shifted, Methuen, MA

A homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts, had purchased their 1900s home approximately 2 years ago. Since moving into their home they have noticed a bolder in their fieldstone foundation that had seemed to shift and has tilted inward over the years. The owners had also seen crumbling joints and the basement lally columns with undersized footings. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their home. Our Design Specialist John inspected the foundation and the basement of the house and recommended a solution to the homeowner. John's proposed solution included installing an Auxiliary Wall to the section of the wall where the bolder was shifting and replacing the existing lally columns with SmartJacks to strengthen the floor system of the home. 

Our Installation Team began by setting up our Auxiliary Wall on the affected section of the wall. The team first secured our PowerBraces on the wall every couple of feet. After we secured the PowerBraces we then began setting up rebar and our forms. Once the forms and rebar were in place the team then called in a concrete truck so we could fill our forms to create our Auxiliary Wall. After we filled the forms up with concrete we had to wait for the concrete to cure before removing the forms. In the meantime, the team then started to replace the old undersized supports with our SmartJacks. The team began by chipping out footings for our SmartJacks in the concrete slab. Once through the concrete the team then dug down so we could create our own concrete footing. The team used engineered fill rebar and concrete to make the footing. Once the footings cured, the team installed our SmartJacks to the floor system. After all of the SmartJacks were installed to the floor system, the team then tightened the adjustable top of the SmartJacks to lift and level the floor above. Once the floors were set the team mixed concrete and covered the SmartJacks footings with concrete to lock them in place. After all of the SmartJacks were installed the team was able to start removing the forms of the Auxiliary Wall. After the forms were removed the team then trimmed off any imperfections from the concrete.

The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project. They no longer have to worry about that bolder moving anymore. 

Improve Water Proofing System, Methuen, MA

A homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts, had lived in their home since 2016. In 2018 they had a sump pump installed by a Basement Systems Dealer that has since closed its doors. After having the system in their basement for the past 5 years they were looking to upgrade their system and keep their basement dry all the time! When the homeowner tried to contact the company that installed their system they were transferred to us because we are the closest Basement Systems Dealer. We scheduled an appointment with our Design Specialist Tom. Tom visited the homeowner and did a full inspection of their basement. Tom recommended installing a full perimeter drainage system around the basement and replacing their existing sump pump with a SuperSump.

Our installation team began by chipping out the concrete around the perimeter of the basement so we could install our WaterGuard and SuperSump. After the concrete was chipped out, one member of the team dug out the basin of the sump pump and installed the pump while the other members of the team began installing the 152' of perimeter drainage around the basement. We installed the Super Sump into a basin and plumbed it to the exterior of the home where we installed an Exterior Drainage Line. After the pump was fully installed the team then fully committed to finishing installing the WaterGuard and integrated it with the SuperSump. The team made sure to properly slope the WaterGuard to the sump pump before encapsulating the system in concrete to lock it in place. 

The homeowner was very pleased with the results of upgrading their system.  

`Concrete Walkway and Garage Repair, Lynnfield, MA

James A. of Lynnfield, MA was concerned with the condition of the concrete areas around his mothers home. They were planning to put the home on the market within a couple years, and knew they needed to make some repairs to make the selling process easier. The two main concrete areas needing attention were the garage slabs and the concrete walkway at the front of the home. 

The garage floor was full of cracks which had formed due to voids beneath the slab. As the voids appeared, the slab was no longer stabilized properly, and so the heavy concrete settled and cracked. Our team was successfully able to inject PolyLevel foam beneath the slab, without having to do any heavy demolition, and successfully fill the voids and stabilize the slabs. Once the concrete was fully supported, they then filled and sealed all the cracks with a silicon based caulking called NexusPro. 

The second stage of the project was leveling the front walkway. Over the years, the walkway had become uneven, formed some cracks, and was becoming a trip hazard. PolyLevel was injected to straighten various sections of the concrete walkway, and NexusPro again was used to seal the joints and cracks. 

With the trip hazards permanently fixed and garage slab no longer a cause for concern, the home was beginning to be better prepared for selling.

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Brick Foundation Settling, Amesbury, MA

A homeowner in Amesbury, Massachusetts, has a brick foundation that holds up their home and they believe that it is settling. The homeowners have seen this issue start to look worse and want to address it before it becomes irreparable. The homeowner decided that they need to have someone look at their foundation so they reached out to EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist Nate Erickson met with the homeowner and inspected the brick foundation. After a thorough inspection, Nate noticed that the brick foundation didn't have footing and that was part of the reason that the wall was settling. Nate recommended installing 3 Helical Piers under the foundation wall and also installing a GradeBeam over the Helical Piers. 

Our Installation Team began by going into the basement of the home and installing 3 Helical Piers to the bottom of the brick foundation wall. Once secured to the brick the team then set up forms around the Helical Piers so we could pour a grade beam and lift the foundation wall. The team installed the GradeBeam and once it was cured they used it to help lift the foundation wall back to its original position.

The homeowner was very impressed with the solution that EFS installed in their home. The solution did exactly as Nate described it would. 

Concerns With Main Beam and Water in Basement, Rockport, MA

A homeowner in Rockport, Massachusetts, was having concerns with the main beam and water entering the basement. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their home. Our Design Specialist Keith inspected the basement and recommended installing SmartJacks under the main beam to add support and a TripleSafe in the low corner of the basement to collect any water that tries to enter the basement. 

Our Installation Team began by chipping out concrete for our TripleSafe basin and the footings of the SmartJacks. The team removed all of the chipped concrete and began digging down so we could install our sump pump basin beneath the concrete. The team installed the basin and then plumbed the pump to the exterior of the home where we installed our IceGuard and our 10' Exterior Drainage Line to carry water away from the home. After the pump was installed the team then focused on installing the 6 SmartJacks under the main beam. When the team chipped out the basin of the sump pump the team also chipped out 6 spaces for our footings. The team used our small footings and installed them on top of engineered fill. The SmartJacks were then secured to the main beam and the adjustable tops were tightened to take some of the strain off the beam. Once the SmartJacks were installed, the team then mixed up concrete and covered the footings of the SmartJacks and around the TripleSafe to lock everything into place. 

The homeowner was very pleased with the results of the project and no longer have to worry about the beam or water entering the basement. 

Sump Pump Replacement, North Andover, MA

A homeowner in North Andover, Massachusetts, had a waterproofing system installed in their home about 30 years ago and the sump pump has officially died. The homeowners called EFS for a free inspection of their waterproofing system. Our Design Specialist Josh recommended installing NexusPro to seal some cracks in the basement and then replacing the old sump pump with a new SuperSump, IceGuard, and Exterior Drainage Line. 

Our installation team began by removing the old sump pump. After the old sump was removed the team installed the new SuperSump into the hole where the old sump was installed. After the new sump was placed in the hole the team then plumbed the pump to the exterior of home, where we installed the IceGuard and the Exterior Drainage Line. After the pump was installed the team then mixed up concrete and poured it around the base of the sump to lock it in place. Finally, the team used NexusPro to seal 102' of cracks on the slab. 

The homeowner was very pleased with the work that EFS did and plans to use them in the future to service their sump pump. 

Cracked Pool Deck, Groveland, MA

A homeowner in Groveland, Massachusetts, has lived in their home since 2006. They have an inground pool in their back yard and the surrounding deck hasn't been sealed since it was installed when the house was built in 2006. The pool deck surrounding the deck has cracks around their pool that they would like dealt with. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free pool deck inspection. Our Design Specialist recommended installing NexusPro to seal 18' of cracks around the pool deck and then spraying the entire pool deck with SealantPro to protect their concrete for years. 

Our installation team began by first finding and cleaning the cracks in the pool deck. We used a grinder to slightly widen the cracks so our crack sealant would be able to sit in the crack and seal it. Once widened, the team installed NexusPro into each of the cracks. Once all the cracks were sealed, the team then used our SealantPro to seal and protect the remaining concrete by spraying a layer over the top. 

The homeowner was impressed by our products and our ability to seal the cracks in the concrete and then spray a sealant over the top of the remainder of the concrete. 

Older Home and Has Water Seeping in Basement, Beverly, MA

A homeowner in Beverly, Massachusetts, recently purchased their home about a month ago. Since purchasing the home they have noticed water seepage in their basement. As a new owner of the home, they would like to address the problem as quickly as they could. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist Tom recommended installing a full perimeter drainage system around the perimeter of the basement to collect any water from the basement and send it to the sump pump where it was sent to the exterior of the home.

Our team began by chipping out a 6" trench around the entire basement so we could install our WaterGuard. The team also chipped out a basin so we could install our TripleSafe sump pump. The team then inserted the TripleSafe into the basin and plumbed it to the exterior of the home where we installed our IceGuard and Exterior Drainage Line. The team then installed the WaterGuard around the perimeter, then proceeded to pour crushed stone around the system to keep it in place before we mix concrete and cover the WaterGuard. 

The homeowner was very pleased with the installation of the perimeter drainage system into their home. They no longer have to worry about water seeping into their basement. 

Adding Water Proofing and Concrete to Basement, Newburyport, MA

This homeowner in Newburyport, Massachusetts, had just purchased a home that was built in the 1700s. The homeowners planned on doing a lot of renovation and the first one was to install waterproofing and a new concrete floor to the basement to make a workshop. The homeowner called EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist Kenny created a solution based on what the homeowner wants and needs. Kenny recommended installing PreSlab WaterGuard, SuperSump, IceGuard, and then pouring a new concrete slab. 

Our installation team began by demolishing the current concrete slab and trucking away the debris. Then the team installed 60' of PreSlab WaterGuard and our SuperSump into the basement. The team then plumbed the sump pump to the exterior of the home and then attached an IceGuard and an Exterior Drainage Line to carry the water away from the foundation of the home. Next, the team called a concrete truck to pump concrete into the basement to make the slab. The team had to wait a few days for the concrete to cure and then they tested the system to make sure everything worked and did a walkthrough with the homeowners. 

Egress Window Installation, Methuen, MA

A homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts, has lived in their home since 2017. The home has a finished basement, but the homeowner wanted to install a basement window to allow more sunlight into the basement and create a playroom for their children. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their home to locate a space where we could install the new window. Our Design Specialist Victor inspected the home and found the best spot for our team to install the window in the basement to allow in the most light for the new playroom. Victor recommended installing a Rockwell and a WellDuct Window Drain, as well as a new window. 

Our installation team began by removing dirt from against the foundation where we decided to install the new window. The team dug down so the bottom of the RockWell would be level with the floor of the basement. Once all of the dirt was removed, the team began cutting out a section of the foundation wall the size of the window that will be installed. After removing the concrete, the team began framing the new window. We lined the concrete with pressure-treated wood so we could fit the new window in place. After the window was installed the team then began installing the Rockwell to the outside of the window. The Rockwell sits at the bottom of the hole the team had made. We made sure that it sat level against the ground and flat against the foundation wall. Once the Rockwell was secured the team then backfilled the dirt behind it. After backfilling the dirt the team then began to set up the Rockwell window well over the Rockwell. The window well is a half-moon piece of glass that fits over the top of the Rockwell to prevent water, snow, and debris from settling at the bottom of the Rockwell. The window is secured by two mounts that were secured to the foundation. The mounts will allow the window to be lifted so that in case of emergency someone could climb out of the basement window into the Rockwell and out of the basement. 

The homeowner was very pleased with the result of the project. They can now make the playroom for their kids. 

Vertical Crack in Foundation Occasionally Leaking, Danvers, MA

A homeowner in Danvers, Massachusetts, has lived in the home for the past 30 years. They normally repair issues with their home when they pop up but this crack in their foundation wall has been around for a couple of years. The crack in the wall has started to occasionally leak so the homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist John inspected the crack and recommended sealing the crack with Flexispan.

Our installation team began by cleaning the crack so we could install our membrane over it to prevent any water from coming into the basement. After the membrane was set, the team used a jackhammer to make a small funnel in the slab/wall to allow water to pass through and flow under the home. After the concrete was chipped out, the team covered the membrane on the wall and then filled and poured new concrete to where we chipped out. Now any water that travels into that crack will be directed beneath the home installed or into the basement. 

The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project. The homeowners no longer have to worry about the crack leaking. 

Water Consistently Seeping into Basement, Boxford, MA

A Boxford, Massachusetts homeowner has resided in their home for 20 years, but has consistently seen water seep into their basement since purchasing it. They had hoped to use the area for storage, but the constant seepage made them hesitant. After contacting EFS for a complimentary basement inspection, Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa assessed the area with the homeowner and recommended installing WaterGuard, TrenchDrain, FloodRing, and SuperSump to prevent further water damage. 

Branden Edwards and his Installation Team then chipped out a 6-inch wide trench around the basement perimeter, as well as a hole for the SuperSump. Additional drainage was implemented around the oil tank and water heater. The team proceeded to lay the drainage into the trenches and install the sump pump into the pit. Once the drainage was set, concrete was poured to secure it into place. The team also installed a FloodRing around the water heater while the concrete cured. 

The homeowner was thrilled with the results of the project, as they no longer have to worry about water damage in their basement.

Replacing Brick Columns in Basement, Newburyport, MA

A resident of Newburyport, Massachusetts has been living in their 1850s home since 2021. During the home inspection, the inspector noticed that the brick columns in the basement were causing the floor system to sag. Although the homeowner did not immediately address the issue, they contacted EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist, Kenny Calabrese, assessed the situation. Kenny recommended that the brick columns be replaced with three SmartJacks to provide adequate support for the floor system. 

Steve Dumais and his installation team began by erecting temporary posts around the basement to remove the brick columns. Next, they chipped away at the concrete slab to install footings for the SmartJacks. The team then measured and cut the SmartJacks and secured them to the floor system with our adjustable top bracket. Finally, they poured concrete over the footings to secure the system in place. 

The homeowner was delighted with the outcome, as they no longer need to worry about the stability of their home's floor system.

Water Entering Basement, Salem, MA

A Salem, Massachusetts homeowner resides in a historical house built in the 1800s. In the mid-2010s, they had a drainage system put in their basement to combat unwanted water. Yet, water started entering another area of the basement, prompting them to call EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist, Michael LaMalfa, suggested installing a TripeSafe, WaterGuard, SaniDry, and a feed line to collect any water entering the basement. 

Our Installation Team, led by Branden Edwards, began by chiseling out concrete for the drainage and sump pump. Next, they installed the TripleSafe, WaterGuard, and feed line, and then mixed concrete over the drainage and around the concrete to secure them in place. After curing, the team installed our SaniDry to regulate the humidity in the basement. 

The homeowner was very pleased with the outcome of the project and no longer has to worry about water entering their basement.

Deteriorating Foundation Walls, Amesbury, MA

A homeowner in Amesbury, Massachusetts, who had purchased a late 1800s home six years ago, has been experiencing water seepage through the walls and floors of the basement. This has caused the walls to deteriorate over time. Fed up with this persistent issue, the homeowner contacted EFS for a free basement inspection. Our Design Specialist, Michael LaMalfa, met with the homeowner and conducted a thorough inspection. As a result, Michael recommended the installation of WaterGuard, TripleSafe, CleanSpace, and IceGuard in the basement to prevent any further water damage. 

Our Installation Team, led by Branden Edwards, began by chipping a trench around the basement's perimeter to accommodate our perimeter drainage. The team then installed a sump pump in the basement's lowest corner and connected the system to the exterior where we installed our IceGuard and Exterior Drainage Line. To collect any water entering the walls, the team installed CleanSpace and connected it to the perimeter drainage. The water would then be guided to the sump pump and pumped outside through the Exterior Drainage Line. Once the system was tested, the team poured concrete over the perimeter drainage and around the sump pump to secure them in place. 

The homeowner was very satisfied and relieved that they no longer have to worry about water entering their basement.

Crack in Garage Leaking Infrequently, Georgetown, MA

A resident in Georgetown, Massachusetts has been living in their home for 17 years and has been experiencing occasional water leaks into their garage through a foundation wall crack. To finally tackle this issue, the homeowner contacted EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist, Tom Armano, met with the homeowner and conducted an inspection to find a solution. Tom recommended using FlexiSpan to seal the crack and prevent any further leakage onto the garage floor. 

Our Installation Team, led by Branden Edwards, began by cleaning out the crack, chipping an area at the bottom to create a drainage system, and then installing a flexible foam over the crack. Our impermeable membrane was used to secure the foam, and the team ensured that the crack could drain through the drainage system. Finally, concrete was used to conceal the drainage system. 

The homeowner was extremely satisfied with the results and is no longer concerned about water entering their garage.

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Cracks in Foundation Are Causing Concern, Saugus, MA

The new homeowner in Saugus, Massachusetts had recently purchased their residence and had it inspected before moving in. During the inspection, some cracks were found in the foundation, which made the homeowner worried. They didn't want to move in until the issue was resolved. The homeowner contacted EFS, and our Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese conducted a free inspection. He thoroughly examined both the interior and exterior of the house to assess the extent of the foundation crack. After the inspection, Kenny recommended the installation of 12 Push Piers to stabilize the foundation of the house. 

Our Installation Team, led by Ed N., began their work by exposing the foundation on the right side of the house. Once they did that, the team marked the wall to space the Push Piers evenly apart. They then installed two types of brackets on the foundation wall, one under the home's footing and the other flush against the foundation wall. After all the brackets were installed, our team used a hydraulic press to push 3' sections of galvanized steel beneath the home until they reached sufficient pressure to stabilize the foundation. Once all the piers were pushed to sufficient pressure, the team capped each pier and backfilled against the foundation wall. 

The installation of the Push Piers left the homeowners satisfied with the project's outcome, and they no longer have to worry about their foundation failing.

Groundwater Seeping into Basement, Newburyport, MA

This homeowner in Newburyport, Massachusetts, built their home in 1995, and shortly after moving in they started to see groundwater collecting on the basement floor. When the home was built a sump pump was installed but it had a difficult time keeping up with the water coming into the basement. After dealing with water coming into their basement for the past 25 years they decided they wanted the problem looked at and repaired. They called EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist Keith Soper recommended installing a full perimeter drainage system and crack sealing to prevent water from collecting into the basement. 

Our team, led by Gunter Billhardt, began by chipping out the perimeter of the basement and installing 150' of WaterGuard and our TripleSafe sump pump. We then plumbed the sump pump to the exterior of the home where we attached two IceGuards and a 10' Exterior Drainage Line to carry water away from the foundation of the home. Next, the team installed FlexiSpan over the vertical cracks on the foundation wall and integrated the FlexiSpan in with the WaterGuard. This will allow any water that travels through the crack will travel through to the WaterGuard and then to the sump pump. After everything was installed the team then mixed up concrete and poured it over the WaterGuard and then around the TripleSafe to lock them into place. 

2nd Radon System Installed, Andover, MA

This homeowner in Andover, Massachusetts, had EFS install a radon system into their home last year. After the system was installed last year the radon levels were below 4.0 pCi/L. A year later they welcomed a child into their lives and checked the radon levels in their home again. After the home again they observed that the radon levels were once again above 4.0 pCi/L. The homeowners reached out to EFS for an inspection of their home again. Our Design Specialist Mark Proctor met with the homeowner and recommended installing a second radon mitigation system to the opposite end of the home to capture the most amount of radon possible. 

Our Installation Team led by Branden Edwards began by creating an extraction point in the basement so we could pull radon from under the home. After the extraction point was made, the team then connected the PVC pipe to the extraction point and plumbed the PVC to the exterior of the home. Once to the exterior of the home the team installed a radon fan to the side of the home and linked the PVC pipe to the fan. After the fan was installed for a week the homeowner test the home again to make sure the levels were below 4.0 pCi/L, which they were. 

The homeowner was pleased with the result of the project. 

Homeowner Wanted to Lower Radon Levels Inside Home, Andover, MA

A homeowner in Andover, Massachusetts, purchased their home in 2019. The house was tested for radon during the pre-purchase inspection. The results of the test came back with an average of 5.3 pCi/L. The homeowners didn't immediately install a radon system because of the financial burden of buying the home. Now in 2023, the homeowners called EFS for an inspection and radon test of their home. Our Design Specialist Tom Armano met with the homeowner and designed a radon mitigation system for them to lower the radon levels in the home. 

Our Installation Team led by Branden Edwards began by creating a radon extraction point in the basement slab of the home. The extraction point will allow radon-filled air to be collected by the PVC pipe that we attached to the extraction point. The PVC pipe was then guided to the outside of the home where we installed a radon fan to the side of the home. The PVC pipe was connected to the radon fan and then vented above the roofline of the home. After the system was fully installed and running for an entire week our team gave the homeowner a radon test kit to retest the levels within the home. The homeowner performed their test and found the results to be well below 4.0 pCi/L. The homeowners were very pleased with the result of the project.

Sagging Floors in 1950s Home, Haverhill, MA

A homeowner in Haverhill, Massachusetts, moved into their home about a year ago. Since moving into the home they have felt like the floors could fall in at any moment. They reached out to EFS to have them come and inspect their home. Our Design Specialist Dan Gillette met with the homeowners and inspected the floor system in the basement to determine why the floors weren't properly stabilized. During his inspection, Dan found that supports in the basement were temp supports that we unable to hold the weight of the floor system. Dan recommended installing SmartJacks into the basement to replace the old temporary posts to stabilize the floor system. 

Our Installation Team led by Edward N. began by chipping out a small section of concrete so we could install the footing for each SmartJack. After the footings were installed and leveled the team then cut our galvanized steel supports to size. The team left a couple of inches below the beam so we could install the correct top bracket. The team installed 3 SmartJacks under the main beam, to secure them to the beam we used an adjustable bracket that will secured right into the wood. The other bracket we used was a U bracket and that allowed us to use a supplemental beam to stabilize the floor system in areas where there isn't a beam. After the team installed our 3 SmartJacks under the main beam and our other SmartJack with a Supplemental beam next to the staircase, we tightened the adjustable bracket to lift up on the floor system. Finally, the team mixed up concrete and poured the concrete over the footings to lock them into place. 

The homeowners were very happy with the installation of the SmartJacks. They stabilized the floor system and will prevent further sagging of their floors. 

Brick and Stone Foundation Wall was Bulging Inward, Georgetown, MA

This homeowner in Georgetown, Massachusetts, lives in a home that was built in the 1800s. They have lived in the home for the past 60 years and plan to pass the home on to their kids. Over the last 10 years, they have noticed the brick and stone foundation wall was bulging inward. The homeowner has seen the issue get worse over time and was worried about the foundation collapsing. The homeowner called EFS for a free inspection of the foundation. Our Design Specialist John Prince met with the homeowner and thoroughly inspected the basement. He confirmed that the wall was bulging and recommended installing an Auxiliary wall the length of the foundation wall. 

Our Installation Team led by Nick Carelli, began by measuring the foundation wall and installed PowerBraces every 5-6 feet down the wall. The PowerBraces mount to the floor and to the floor system above to gain the leverage to stabilize the wall. To stabilize the entire wall the team bridged the rebar between PowerBraces. After the rebar was installed the team then set up our concrete forms about 8 inches from the foundation wall so we could form the Auxiliary wall. After the forms were set and reinforced, the team called a concrete delivery service to bring them a truckload of concrete to fill the forms. The concrete was then poured into the forms, then the team had to wait 36 to 48 hours for the concrete to cure. After the concrete had cured the team returned to the home and removed the forms from the wall and trimmed off any imperfections.

The foundation wall was now stabilized and the homeowner doesn't have to worry about a potential collapse of the foundation wall. The homeowner now has the confidence to pass the home down to their kids. 

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Forever Home has a Damp and Smelly Crawlspace, Salisbury, MA

A homeowner in Salisbury, Massachusetts, has lived in their home for over 30 years. They have no plans of selling the home. Since purchasing the home they have always noticed high moisture and odor coming from the crawlspace. In 2023, they noticed the smell and the moisture was far worse this year. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their crawlspace. Our Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese met with the homeowner and recommended encapsulating the crawlspace with CleanSpace and also installing a SaniDry Sedona into the crawlspace to control the moisture levels in the crawlspace. 

Our Installation Team led by Anthony Locascio began by removing debris from the crawlspace before we started encapsulating the crawlspace. After the debris was removed the team laid down long sheets of CleanSpace and linked them together by using a high-strength adhesive tape named CleanSpace tape. Once the team covered the floors and walls the team then moved on to install the SaniDry Sedona. With the installation of CleanSpace and the SaniDry Sedona, the homeowner can now control the humidity and eliminate the odor in the crawlspace. 

The homeowners were very happy with the results of the project and are confident about staying in their forever home. 

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Previous NEBS Customer Had Concerns In Their Basement, Topsfield, MA

A customer who had previously installed a TripleSafe with 3 feet of WaterGuard in their basement from Northeast Basement Systems reached out to have a more comprehensive system installed. However, they were surprised to find out that NEBS had closed its doors in January 2022. When they called the number, they were routed to EFS and learned that they do similar work and use the same Basement Systems products. The customer care team arranged for a Design Specialist named Liam FitzPatrick to inspect the basement. After thoroughly inspecting the basement, Liam recommended installing WaterGuard, another TripleSafe, IceGuard, Sani Dry Sedona, SmartJacks, Supplemental Beam, and NexusPro to address all of their concerns. 

The Installation Team led by Anthony Locascio began by chipping out concrete for perimeter drainage, an additional sump pump, and footings for supports. The team then installed 30 feet of WaterGuard, a TripleSafe basin, and eight footings of SmartJacks. Then, the team moved on to plumbing the TripleSafe to the exterior of the home where they installed two IceGuard and a drainage line to carry water away from the foundation. The team then measured and cut each SmartJack support to size to support the floor system. Once all of the supports were cut to the correct length, they were installed into the footing and attached to the main beam or to the eight Supplemental Beams to strengthen the floor system. The team mixed concrete to pour over the WaterGuard, around the basin of the TripleSafe, and over the SmartJack footings to lock them in place. The last things on the list were to seal 50 feet of floor cracks in the basement with NexusPro and to install the SaniDry Sedona next to the new TripleSafe. 

The homeowners were very pleased with the installation of everything in their basement.

4 Season Porch Supports Settling, Georgetown, MA

This homeowner in Georgetown, Massachusetts, has lived in their home for the past decade. Since they moved into their home they had noticed the doors and windows were difficult to open. Since living in the home for a while the problem has continued to get worse. The homeowner was planning to have someone come out to their home in 2020 but that was when the pandemic hit us in full force and they decided to postpone their search until 2023. Now in 2023, they called EFS for a free inspection, and our Design Specialist Liam FitzPatrick met with the homeowner and inspected the 4 season porch and inside the basement. During his inspection, Liam found that the cause of the tight doors and windows was because of settlement. The supports under the porch were settling and caused the porch to sit unevenly causing the framing to flex, which makes the windows and doors difficult to open. Also during the inspection, Liam was directed at a crack inside the basement that was allowing water into the home. The solution that Liam recommended to the homeowner was to install Helical Piers under the porch to eliminate the settlement and then seal the crack in the basement with FlexiSpan to prevent water from entering. 

Supports in Basement Causing Concern, Peabody, MA

A homeowner in Peabody, Massachusetts, purchased their late 1800s home about 5 years ago. Since living in the home, they have noticed the brick supports in their basement appear to chipping away. They have become worried that the brick posts will deteriorate and potentially collapse. This prompted them to reach out to EFS for a free inspection of their basement and the supports. Our Design Specialist Keith Soper met with the owners of the home and inspected the basement of their home. Keith spent most of his time looking at all of the support in the basement and determining the best solution for the home. After his inspection, Keith recommended installing 4 SmartJacks into the basement to take pressure off of the brick supports that were deteriorating. 

Our Installation Team led by Eric Witham began by marking where each of the SmartJacks will be installed. Once marked the team then chipped out a small section of concrete for each footing and then dug down 24" so we could pour in a combination of crushed stone and concrete to create a solid footing. Once the footings cure the team sets our galvanized steel over the concrete and cuts our SmartJacks to the correct size. The team made sure to leave a couple of inches between the SmartJack and the beam so we installed the adjustable top bracket. Once the entire SmartJack was together the team then adjusted the top bracket so we could lift and level the floor system. After all of the SJs were adjusted the team then mixed up concrete and poured it over the footings to lock them into place. 

The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project and were very happy they no longer had to worry about the old supports in their basement. 

Protecting Collectibles Inside Basement, Methuen, MA

This homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts, lives in a home that was built in the 1970s. This year there has been a lot of rainfall. One storm their basement had flooded and threatened to damage the homeowners' collection of model trains. To protect their collection the homeowners called EFS for a free inspection of their basement. Our Design Specialist Tom Armano met with the homeowners and he inspected the entire basement to find the proper solution. After his inspection, Tom recommended installing a perimeter drainage system into the basement to prevent water from seeping and collecting inside. Tom's proposal included 121' of WaterGuard, a TripleSafe Sump Pump, IceGuard, a 10' Exterior Drainage Line, and a SaniDry Sedona. 

Our Installation Team led by Steve Dumais began by chipping out over 100' of concrete so we could install our perimeter drainage and sump pump around the edge of the basement. This will allow us to collect any water coming from the walls or beneath the slab before it collects on the floor and floods the basement. Next, we plumb our sump pump to the exterior of the home where install our IceGuard and exterior drainage line to carry any water from the sump pump away from the foundation of the home. After the drainage was installed the team then mixed up concrete and poured it over the WaterGuard and around the basin of the TripleSafe to lock everything into place. Lastly, the team installed our SaniDry Sedona next to the TripleSafe to control the humidity inside the basement. 

The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project. They don't have to worry about the basement flooding and ruining their model trains. 

Cracks Allowing Water Into Basement, Brentwood, NH

This homeowner in Brentwood, New Hampshire, has lived in their home for the past 7 years and had seen existing cracks in their basement, but now are seeing water start to enter the basement. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their home. Our Design Specialist Jason Vachon met with the homeowners and inspected the basement. After his inspection, Jason recommended installing a perimeter drainage system, FlexiSpan, and Crack Injection to waterproof the basement. Additionally, Jason recommended installing 9 Push Piers to the foundation to stabilize it. 

Our installation team began by chipping out over 100 feet of concrete around the perimeter of the basement so we could install our WaterGuard and our 2 sump pumps. This will allow us to collect any water that attempts to enter the basement and then pump it outside the basement. We also sealed some cracks on the foundation wall with FlexiSpan and Crack Injection to stop water from penetrating into the basement. After the perimeter drainage system was installed the team then began exposing the foundation to find existing push piers from another company. These piers had failed because not enough were installed. Our team installed 9 Push Piers to the foundation of the home to prevent further movement. After, we backfilled the Piers with the dirt we had removed and returned the soil back to its original grading. 

The homeowner was very pleased with the results of the installation of the Push Piers and Perimeter Drainage System. They no longer have to worry about water entering the basement or the foundation settling anymore. 

Correcting Sloping Floors in 1850s Home, Amesbury, MA

A homeowner in Amesbury, Massachusetts, purchased their home 30 years ago. The home was built in the 1850s and they have always noticed that the floors on the first floor were sloping. The homeowners had steadily done projects around their homes over the years. One of the projects this year was to replace the flooring on the first floor. Before they installed new floors they wanted to have the floors leveled. They researched a few companies and finally decided to reach out to EFS for a free inspection of their home. Our Design Specialist Jared Pavluvcik met with the homeowners and inspected the floor system of the home to determine the best way to eliminate the sloping in the floors so they could install their new flooring. Jared recommended installing 9 SmartJacks in the basement to lift and level the sloping floors on the first floor. 

Our Installation team led by Eric Witham began by planning where each SmartJack would be installed. Then the team chipped out small sections of the concrete slab so we could install our big footings. Next, the team fit the footing and then leveled them. After the footings were secured the team then installed the SmartJacks and connected them to the main beam of the floor system. After the supports were secured to the beam the team used the adjustable top to lift and level the floor system. To ensure the floors were level the team used laser and traditional levels. After ensuring everything was level, we mixed up some concrete and began covering the footings of the SmartJacks with concrete to lock everything in place. 

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Preventing Mold from Growing in the Home, Salisbury, MA

This homeowner in Salisbury, Massachusetts, has lived in their home since the mid-90s. For years they have noticed an odor in the basement of the home that was built in the 1960s. The odor wasn't very strong until one of the owners started to work from home. After working from home for a couple of months they started to notice the smell was coming up into the main floor of the home. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their home to help with eliminating the odor in their home. Our Senior Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa met with the homeowner and then inspected the basement to see where the odor was originating from. During his inspection, Michael found some signs in the basement that there was moisture present and that some water collects on the floors. Michael summarized that the smell that the owners were smelling was due to high humidity and mold beginning to grow. After the completion of his inspection, he recommended installing 23' of WaterGuard, a TripleSafe, CleanSpace, a SaniDry Sedona, and an Aspen Air System into the home to control the moisture inside the basement and the rest of the home. Installing this system will lower the relative humidity in the home kill mold and prevent more from sprouting. 

Water Entering Crawlspace and Basement of 1750s Home, Methuen, MA

This homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts, has lived in their 1750s home for the last 40 years. Over those 40 years, they have seen water entering their basement and crawlspace. They decided to call EFS to have our Design Specialist Tom Armano inspect the crawlspace and basement. After Tom's inspection, he recommended installing a perimeter drainage system into the basement to collect any water and then installing PolyLevel Wall Restoration on the 250+-year-old fieldstone foundation to prevent water and moisture seepage. 

Our Installation Team led by Abdou Taal began by installing the perimeter drainage system in the basement. They started by chipping and removing dirt from the perimeter of the basement so we could install our WaterGuard and UltraSump. After the drainage and sump pump were installed the team then plumbed the system to the exterior of the home where we installed an IceGuard and Exterior Drainage Line to carry the water away from the foundation of the home. After the perimeter drainage system was fully installed the team moved into the crawlspace and began to spray PolyLevel Wall Restoration over the inside of the fieldstone foundation. The spray will rapidly expand and fill cracks and gaps on the fieldstone foundation.

The homeowners were very happy with the results of the project.

Pest and Moisture Concerns in Crawlspace, Methuen, MA

This homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts, had lived in their home for the past 15 years. Since purchasing their home built in the 1960s they have noticed pests and moisture in the crawlspace. They called an exterminator to remove the pests out of the crawlspace and then called EFS so we could find a solution to keep the pests and the moisture out of the crawlspace. Our Design Specialist Isaac Hernandez met with the homeowners and then inspected the crawlspace. After his inspection of the crawlspace, Isaac recommended installing CleanSpace and a SaniDry Sedona into the crawlspace to address the pest and moisture concerns. 

Our Installation Team led by Abdou Taal began by removing some debris from the crawlspace before installing the CleanSpace. Abdou and the team installed 500 sqft of CleanSpace throughout the crawlspace to fully encapsulate it. After the CleanSpace was installed the team then installed the SaniDry Sedona into the crawlspace to control the moisture levels. 

The homeowners were very impressed with the work that EFS did. They were shocked at the way their crawlspace looks and feels now. 

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Water Collecting on Warehouse Floor, Rowley, MA

The owner of a warehouse in Rowley, Massachusetts, had owned the building for the last 40 years. About 7 years ago they remodeled the warehouse. Since that remodel was complete the warehouse has seen water collecting on the warehouse floor. This is a safety concern and the owner would like to find a solution to the problem. They called EFS for a free inspection of their warehouse. Our Design Specialist Josh Bartholomew met with the owner and then inspected the warehouse to find the proper solution. After his inspection, Josh talked with the owner and recommended installing a perimeter drainage system on the back wall of the warehouse to collect any water that tries to enter the warehouse. 

Our installation team led by Anthony LoCascio began by chipping out the concrete on the back wall of the warehouse. After the concrete was chipped and the debris was removed the team then installed the WaterGuard and SuperSump against the back wall. After the system was installed we then plumbed the sump pump through the wall to through the back of the building. On the back of the building, we installed an IceGuard and an Exterior Drainage Line. After the drainage system was installed the team returned to the warehouse to mix up concrete and cover the WaterGuard and around the SuperSump to lock everything into place. 

Cracks in Foundation Wall, Andover, MA

A homeowner in Andover, Massachusetts, had noticed two cracks in their foundation wall that had gotten bigger over the years. The cracks had gotten large enough now to let water into the basement after long periods of rain. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their foundation. Our Design Specialist Liam FitzPatrick met with the homeowners and then inspected the foundation of the home. After his inspection, Liam found that the cracking of the foundation was caused by the foundation settling at the front left corner of the home. Liam recommended installing FlexiSpan to seal the cracks in the foundation walls and then installing 8 Push Piers around the left corner of the home. At first, Liam proposed installing all 8 of the piers to be installed from the exterior of the home so we didn't have to chip out the concrete slab in the basement. Still, the homeowner wanted to preserve the bushes at the front of their home so they opted for the 4 of the piers to be installed from the inside the basement. 

Our Installation Team led by Neal Foley began by installing the FlexiSpans over the two cracks on the foundation wall before chipping out the slab in the basement so we could install the 4 Push Piers inside the basement. After the piers were installed inside the basement the team then exposed the foundation of the exterior of the home to then installed the 4 Push Piers on the outside of the home. After the foundation was stabilized by the 8 Push Piers the team backfilled over the piers on the interior and exterior of the foundation. Then they mixed up concrete and poured it over the piers inside the basement. 

The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project. They were even happier that they didn't have to rip up the bushes at the front of their home. 

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Repairing Concrete Patio, Haverhill, MA

This family in Haverhill, MA loved to use their backyard space for relaxing and entertaining throughout the warmer months of the year. With the amount of time they spent out on their concrete patio, they really wanted it to be in good condition for both safety reasons, but also to look nice as well. Over the last couple years, rain water had flowed down through the joints in the surface of the slab and gradually eroded away the soils beneath it. This was slowly causing the patio to sink into the dirt, showing signs of cracking on the surface, and becoming unpleasant to walk on as well.

Tearing out and replacing the entire concrete patio would be a lengthy and expensive process, especially since the patio supported a deck structure above. Seeking out an alternative solution to their problem, the homeowners were thrilled to learn about PolyLevel for lifting and leveling concrete. Our design specialist, Nikki Burke, explained in detail for the homeowner how the process worked and provided them with a complete estimate the day of her inspection. 

Our production team arrived on the scheduled day for the repairs, and were successfully able to lift the sunken concrete back up 3 full inches. Slab jacks were used to initially lift the patio and remove any pressure from the concrete, and PolyLevel was injected beneath to fill all the voids and provide permanent stabilization. Once this was completed, NexusPro crack sealant was applied to prevent any future rain water from flowing between the joints and down into the soil below the concrete. 

With their patio safe and looking great, the homeowners were thrilled with the results, and have peace of mind knowing their space is also protected against future concerns for years to come.

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Radon System Installed into Home, Andover, MA

A homeowner in Andover, Massachusetts, has lived in their home for the past two years. They were talking with their neighbor this summer and they told them that they had high radon levels inside their home and they were installing a radon system in their home. The homeowners then researched what radon was and decided to call EFS for a radon inspection. Our Design Specialist met with the homeowners and dropped off a radon test kit to check the levels inside the home. The test results came back above the recommended and our Design Specialist recommended installing a radon mitigation system into the home. The homeowner had also asked about replacing the sump pump in the basement with a new one. 

Our installation team met with the homeowners on our scheduled installation day and installed the radon mitigation system with a single extraction point into the basement. After the system was installed and vented above the roofline we then began to replace the old sump pump with our new TripleSafe. With our radon system and new sump pump installed the homeowners don't have to worry about radon or water inside their home. 

Musty Smell In Basement, Georgetown, MA

A homeowner in Georgetown, Massachusetts, has lived in their home for about 5 years. They expect twins and want to rid their basement of its musty smell before birth. They reached out to EFS for a free inspection of their basement. Our Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese met with the homeowners and spoke to them about their concerns. After a conversation, Kenny inspected the basement to identify the best way to reduce the moisture levels inside the basement. The basement was already sealed with rim joist insulation so Kenny felt that a SaniDry Sedona was a great option to lower the moisture levels. 

Our installation team arrived at the home on our scheduled installation day and installed the SaniDry Sedona in the basement. The Sedona was able to lower the moisture levels inside the basement to lower the moisture in the basement. 

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Water Seeping Through Foundation Wall, Methuen, MA

A homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts, has lived in their home since 2019. Two years ago they started to notice water seeping through their foundation wall. They became concerned with the water so they reached out to Erickson Foundation Solutions for a free inspection of their foundation. Our Design Specialist Jared Pavluvcik met with the homeowners and talked to them about their concerns. After talking Jared then inspected the foundation where the water was seeping through the foundation. To prevent further seepage we recommended installing SentrySeal on the foundation. 

Our installation team led by Neal Foley began by exposing the home's foundation. After exposing the foundation the team installed 157 sqft of SentrySeal to the outside of the foundation wall to prevent any ground water from seeping through the foundation wall. Once installed the team then backfilled the soil back into its original position. 

The installation of SentrySeal was quick and effective, pleasing homeowners.

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Water Entering Garage From Driveway, Andover, MA

A homeowner in Andover, Massachusetts was facing the issue of water entering their garage during heavy rains. The rainwater was trickling down the driveway and collecting inside the garage, which was causing inconvenience to the homeowner. The existing pump was not functioning, so the homeowner contacted EFS and spoke to our Service Coordinator, Jen, who scheduled a service appointment. Our Service Technician, Justin Colin, arrived at the home and started servicing the pump. As he was cleaning out the system, he noticed that there was only one pump installed. We recommended installing at least two pumps, a primary and a backup, to avoid any future mishap. Justin got the pump working again to pump water out of the basement and suggested a solution to prevent water from continuing to collect on the garage floor.

 

Justin recommended installing a sump pump with two pumps and a second layer of drainage at the mouth of the garage. The homeowner agreed with Justin's proposal, and we installed an UltraSump and 10' of TrenchDrain at the mouth of the garage. This would collect all the water before it could sit all over the garage floor. The homeowner was extremely happy with the results of their service call and installation of their new sump pump and drainage system.

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Upgrading Sump Pump to Keep Basement Dry, Methuen, MA

A resident of Methuen, Massachusetts had been living in their home for seven years. They had a sump pump installed in their basement, which was running frequently. Seeking an upgrade, they contacted Erickson Foundation Solutions for help. Our Design Specialist, Tom Armano, met with the homeowners and inspected the system. Tom suggested installing a SuperSump, a SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier, IceGuard, and 40' of Exterior Drainage to the property. 

 

Our installation team, led by Steve Dumais, began by removing the old sump. We then expanded the basin to accommodate the larger SuperSump, and once it was installed, we plumbed the system to the exterior of the home. An IceGuard was installed outside the house to prevent water from seeping back into the basement through the drainage line which could be clogged or frozen. The team then installed 40' of Exterior Drainage Line to carry water away from the foundation. With this new system, water can now be removed from the basement at a faster pace. 

 

The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project.

Perimeter Drainage System Installed, Ipswich, MA

A homeowner in Ipswich, Massachusetts purchased their house in 2014 and has been using the basement more frequently lately. However, they noticed water and mold in the basement and became concerned. They observed water seeping in from the front wall on a few occasions. The water collects in puddles on the basement floor. The homeowners are planning to stay in the house for a long time and therefore, they contacted EFS for a free inspection of their home. Our Design Specialist, Tom Armano, visited the homeowner and thoroughly inspected the basement. Tom suggested installing a complete waterproofing system around the perimeter of the basement that will collect any water and pump it out of the house. The waterproofing system includes a TripleSafe, WaterGuard system around the entire basement, IceGuard, CleanSpace, and a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier.

 

Our installation team began by chiseling out the concrete along the perimeter of the basement using a jackhammer. Once the concrete was removed, we cleaned up the area and installed the sump pump and perimeter drainage system. After installing a 134' long WaterGuard system, we plumbed the sump pump to the exterior of the house. On the outside, we installed two IceGuards and a 10' long exterior drainage line to carry water away from the foundation of the house. After installing and burying the exterior drainage system, we returned to the inside of the basement and installed 40' of CleanSpace Wall System on the front foundation wall. The wall system collects water entering from the wall and directs it to the perimeter drainage system. Once we integrated the wall system and perimeter drainage, we mixed and poured concrete to cover the perimeter drainage system and surrounded the sump pump to secure everything in place.

 

The homeowners were thrilled with the project's outcome. They no longer have to worry about water entering their basement and causing damage.

Lower Radon Levels in Basement, Newburyport, MA

A homeowner in Newburyport, Massachusetts has lived in their home for the past 20 years. They often work in the basement and have recently experienced sickness and coughing. Concerned about the radon levels in their basement, they contacted EFS for testing. We responded by dispatching our Design Specialist, Jared Pavlivcik, to perform a Continuous Radon Monitor (CRM) test on the home for 48 hours. The test aimed to determine the average levels of radon in the basement and mitigate any potential health risks.

 

Upon completion of the test, Jared returned with the results to discuss potential mitigation options with the homeowners. The test showed that the radon levels were an average of 7.7 pCi/L, which is higher than the recommended range. Jared recommended that a radon mitigation system be installed in the home with two extraction points to prevent radon seepage. Additionally, a custom sump pump lid was to be installed to prevent radon from seeping up through the sump pump basin.

 

Steve Dumais and our installation team began the installation process by creating two extraction points into the basement slab. The team made a 3" hole into the slab to attach a PVC pipe to the extraction point. The two extraction points were then linked and fed up into the attic, where we activated the passive system. Inside the attic, we installed a radon fan to draw up radon-filled air through the system and push it out and above the home. Lastly, the team installed a custom radon sump pit cover over the existing sump pump basin to prevent radon from seeping into the basement.

 

Our radon mitigation system significantly reduced the radon levels in the basement below the recommended amount. The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project and can now continue working in the basement without any health concerns.

Preventing Water Seeping into Basement, Merrimac, MA

A homeowner in Merrimac, Massachusetts had been living in their home for the past 12 years. They had always faced the issue of water seeping onto the slab in the basement, causing damage and creating a moldy smell. Whenever it rained, water would come down and collect at the door for the bulkhead. Tired of cleaning up water, they contacted EFS for a free inspection of their basement. Our Design Specialist, Tom Armano, met with the homeowners and inspected the basement to find a solution to their ongoing seepage and to prevent mold. After Tom's inspection, he recommended installing a SuperSump, TrenchLock WaterGuard, IceGuard, and an Exterior Drainage Line.

 

Our installation team, led by Steven Dumais, began by chipping out concrete below the bulkhead door. They used jackhammers to break up the concrete and then removed all of the debris before starting to install the drainage and sump pump. They made sure to create a big enough basin for the sump pump. Once the trench and basin were dug out properly, they installed the TrenchLock and SuperSump into their respective spots. They guided the drainage to the sump and then plumbed the system to the exterior of the home. On the exterior, they installed our IceGuard and EDL to carry water away from the foundation of the home. After the exterior drainage was installed and buried, the team returned to the basement, poured concrete, and locked the system into place.

 

The homeowners were very happy with the results of the project. After 12 years of dealing with water seeping into their basement, they no longer have to worry about it.

Water Entering Through Crack Behind Electrical Panel, Ipswich, MA

A property management company in Ipswich, Massachusetts was servicing some buildings when they discovered that at least two buildings were experiencing water leakage into the basement from behind the electrical box. This leakage had already caused damage to the metal box and posed a threat to the electrical system. To address the issue, the property management company reached out to EFS for assistance.

 

EFS's Design Specialist, Kenny Calabrese, met with the property owners and the management company to inspect the basement and recommend a solution. After examining the area behind the electrical box, Kenny recommended sealing the crack with FlexiSpan to prevent water from seeping into the basement.

 

EFS's Installation Team, led by Steven Dumais, began by temporarily moving the electrical box. The team then cleared out the crack and chipped out the drainage where the crack meets the floor. Next, they installed a membrane over the crack and covered it with a strong adhesive to prevent any water seepage. The system allows water to flow through the crack but guides it to the drainage where it flows beneath the house. Finally, the team poured concrete over the drain to lock everything in place.

 

The homeowners were very satisfied with the results of the project, and the property management company was also pleased. They decided to continue using EFS for any future issues they may encounter with their properties.

Perimeter Drainage Installed, Methuen, MA

A homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts purchased a house a year ago and uses the basement as a workout and storage area. Although the basement already has a sump pump, the homeowner wanted an extra layer of protection in case water seeped in. Therefore, they contacted EFS for a free inspection of their basement. Our Design Specialist, Liam FitzPatrick, met with the homeowner and inspected the basement. He recommended installing WaterGuard around the basement's perimeter and integrating it with the existing sump pump to add an extra layer of protection.

 

Our Installation Team, led by Gunther Billhardt, began by using jackhammers to chip out the concrete around the basement's perimeter and then carried out the debris in buckets. The team then installed perimeter drainage and coated it with crushed stone.

 

In one area of the basement where the oil tank was located, our team installed TrenchDrain. This drainage was installed in front of the tank and then connected to the perimeter drainage after gaining access to the wall. The Trench was set into the concrete and has a grate inserted on top.

 

A thin layer of crushed stone was poured over the WaterGuard drainage, and then concrete was mixed and used to cover the drainage to secure it in place. The concrete must be cured before the homeowners can return their belongings to their original locations.

 

The homeowners were very satisfied with the outcome of the project.

Prevent Water from Entering the Garage and Basement, Andover, MA

A homeowner living in Andover, Massachusetts had been residing in their home for the past six years. However, this year they noticed water in their garage and basement, as well as mold on the wall that connects the two spaces. Distressed about their storage items and their babies' safety, they reached out to EFS for a free inspection of their basement and garage. Our Design Specialist, Isaac Hernandez, met with the homeowner and thoroughly inspected both areas. He discovered that the water first entered the garage and then flowed down the wall and into the basement. To prevent this from happening again, Isaac suggested installing WaterGuard, TripleSafe, Feed Line, IceGuard, and Exterior Drainage Line systems to prevent water from entering the basement/garage.

 

Our installation team, led by Anthony LoCascio, first chipped out concrete along the foundation wall. After that, the team removed some soil from beneath the slab so that they could install our perimeter drainage and sump pump. Once installed along the foundation wall, the team linked the sump pump and drainage, allowing the water to flow into the WaterGuard and then travel down into the TripleSafe before being pumped outside. On the exterior of the house, we installed two IceGuards and 45 feet of buried exterior drainage line away from the foundation, ensuring that water would not re-enter the home. After the exterior drainage was installed, the team mixed up concrete and poured it over the perimeter drainage and around the sump pump to lock everything in place.

 

The homeowners were thrilled with the results of the project and no longer had to worry about water entering their garage and basement.

Smelly Crawlspace Odor Seeping into Home, Swampscott, MA

A year ago, a homeowner in Swampscott, Massachusetts noticed a bad smell in their home that was emanating from the crawlspace due to their bathroom fan. The homeowner contacted EFS to inspect the crawlspace for free. Our Design Specialist, Mark Proctor, met with the homeowner and carefully examined the crawlspace. After a thorough evaluation, Mark recommended that CleanSpace Encapsulation and a SaniDry Sedona be installed in the crawlspace to prevent odor from entering the home and collecting below it.

 

Our Installation Team began by cleaning out any debris from the crawlspace, then they installed a vapor barrier, using CleanSpace on the floors and walls. After the encapsulation process was complete, the SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier was installed to control the humidity and eliminate the odor from the crawlspace. With the crawlspace now encapsulated, the SaniDry Sedona prevents any unpleasant odors from outside the home from entering the crawlspace. This ensures that the bathroom fan does not suction up bad odors and circulate them in the main level of the home. The homeowners were extremely pleased with the outcome of the project.

Water Seeping into Basement, Andover, MA

A homeowner in Andover, Massachusetts had been living in their house for the past five years. Although they had a sump pump and drain installed in their basement, the water was still collecting there. After several years of experiencing this issue, they decided to find a better solution to prevent the water from entering their basement. The homeowners suspected that the water might be coming in from the bulkhead near the existing sump pump. Consequently, they reached out to EFS for a free inspection of their basement. 

 

Our Design Specialist, Nikki Burke, met with the homeowners and inspected the basement to find a solution to prevent water from seeping in. After the inspection, Nikki recommended installing WaterGuard, TrenchDrain, Drop Down Duct, IceGuard, SuperSump, CleanSpace, and CleanSpace Wall into the basement to prevent water from entering. 

 

Our installation team began by removing the old sump pump and chipping out the landing it was installed on. After that, we installed perimeter drainage and our SuperSump. We then plumbed the sump pump to the exterior of the home where we installed two IceGuards and our exterior drainage line. This will carry the water away from the foundation wall so that it cannot re-enter the home. 

 

Next, our team removed the wooden bulkhead stairs so that we could install our CleanSpace and Drop Down Ducts. The bulkhead had some steps that didn't build up to the top of the bulkhead. To ensure that water wouldn't collect at the top of the stairs, we installed the ducts to allow the water to flow down toward the sump pump. After installing the ducts, we installed TrenchDrain under the door of the bulkhead and some interior drainage to carry the water to the sump pump which was a couple of feet away. After the ducts and drainage were installed, we then encapsulated the bulkhead area with CleanSpace and CleanSpace Wall. 

 

After encapsulating the bulkhead, the crew mixed concrete to cover the drainage and around the basin of the sump pump. Finally, the team cleaned up all of their tools and their work area. The homeowners were thrilled with the results of the project and no longer had to worry about water seeping into their basement.

Finished Basement Leaking, Newburyport, MA

A homeowner in Newburyport, Massachusetts, purchased their home 6 years ago and this past spring they had seen their first sign of water entering their finished basement. Since then they have seen the issue reoccur a few more times. To find a solution to the problem the homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their basement.

 

Our Design Specialist met with the homeowners and looked in the basement. After the inspection, the specialist recommended installing a SuperSump, IceGuard, WaterGuard, and TrenchDrain into the basement. This will collect the water and pump it out of the basement before it can collect on the floors of the finished basement. 

 

Our installation team led by Anthony LoCascio began by chipping out concrete along the perimeter of the basement. Along the perimeter of the basement, we installed our SuperSump, TrenchDrain, and WaterGuard. The drainage will collect water that threatens to enter the basement and send it toward the sump pump. The sump pump basin will be connected to the drainage and the basin will collect the water until the pump can push the water out of the basement and away from the foundation wall. To make sure the water is guided away from the foundation wall we installed our IceGuard and Exterior Drainage Line on the exterior of the home.

 

After the system was tested we mixed up concrete and covered the perimeter drainage with concrete and then poured more concrete around the basin of the sump pump to lock everything into place. After the concrete was cured, the homeowner was able to refinish the walls and get their finished basement back with peace of mind that no water could damage it again. 

Crawlspace Encapsulation, Amesbury, MA

A homeowner in Amesbury, Massachusetts, purchased their home 2 years ago. Since living in the home they have noticed the crawlspace giving off a musty and damp smell. They also wanted to improve energy efficiency and the health of the home. The homeowner called EFS for a free inspection of their crawlspace. Our Design Specialist Tom Armano met with the homeowner and looked at the crawlspace. After a full inspection of the crawlspace, Tom recommended encapsulating the crawlspace with CleanSpace, Drainage Matting, and PolyLevel Wall Restoration. To address the homeowner's concerns of the musty and damp smell Tom recommended installing a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier to control the moisture in the crawlspace. 

Our installation team began by removing any debris from the crawlspace that would block them from installing our products. We then rolled out Drainage Matting into the crawlspace and covered the floor with the brown covering. We secured the matting with tape and began covering it with our CleanSpace encapsulation. We used the white encapsulation to cover both the floors and walls to fully separate the crawlspace from the earth. To ensure total coverage we sprayed the rim joists with PolyLevel Wall Restoration to prevent drafts of air from penetrating the crawlspace. After the space was fully encapsulated the team lastly installed our SaniDry Sedona to control the humidity and prevent that nasty musty odor that had built up in the crawlspace. 

The homeowners were thrilled with the results of the project. The space is a lot brighter and doesn't have the strong odor that it had before. 

Finished Basement Ruined by Water Seepage, Andover, MA

A homeowner in Andover, Massachusetts, had been living in their home for over 20 years. They had been noticing random seepage in both their finished and unfinished basement areas, which has caused damage to the floors, finished walls, and other items. The homeowners were tired of dealing with the water issue and reached out to EFS for a free inspection of their basement. Our Design Specialist, Tom Armano, met with the homeowners to discuss their concerns and inspected the basement to find a permanent solution. Tom looked at both the finished and unfinished sections of the basement to propose the best solution, which included installing 130 feet of WaterGuard, 4 feet of TrenchDrain WaterGuard, a TripleSafe, 2 IceGuards, 25-foot Exterior Drainage Line, SaniDry Sedona, and Elite Plank into the basement. This would protect the basement from water and allow moisture to flow beneath the new flooring.

 

Our installation team, led by Gunther Billhardt, began by chipping out concrete along the perimeter of the basement so we could install our perimeter drainage and sump pump. After that, we removed some soil to ensure that the drainage and sump pump lay flush with the concrete slab. The drainage would collect water from any point around and guide it to the sump pump, which would then pump it out. On the exterior of the home, we installed two IceGuards and 25 feet of Exterior Drainage Line to carry water away from the foundation of the home. Next, the team mixed concrete and poured it over the perimeter drainage and around the sump pump basin to lock the system into place. After the concrete had cured, the team installed the new Elite Plank Flooring. The flooring would snap together without the use of nails, making it easy to install over the concrete slab.

 

After the project was complete, our team walked the homeowners through everything that was installed. The homeowners were very happy with the results of the project and didn't have to worry about water entering the basement anymore.

Watering Entering Basement, Andover, MA

A homeowner in Andover, Massachusetts had noticed water entering their finished basement in a few places, which was causing them concern as they enjoyed using the basement to entertain guests. They had previously used Connecticut Basement Systems to waterproof their basement in Connecticut and reached out to the closest dealer of Basement Systems products in their area, which happened to be Erickson Foundation Solutions, for a free inspection.

 

During the inspection, our Design Specialist Nikki Burke examined the basement and recommended a permanent solution to prevent water from entering the basement and to improve its appearance. She suggested installing a system consisting of WaterGuard, TrenchDrain, TripleSafe, IceGuard, SaniDry Sedona, and ThermalDry Flooring.

 

Our installation team led by Anthony LoCascio began the work by chipping out 50 feet of concrete along the perimeter wall of the basement. This was necessary to install the perimeter drainage and sump pump system to keep the basement dry. We installed our WaterGuard, TrenchDrain, and TripleSafe flush with the slab and then installed pumps and plumbed them outside the home. We also installed IceGuard and buried the Exterior Drainage Line to carry water away from the foundation wall and prevent it from re-entering the basement. Once the perimeter drainage system was installed, we mixed up concrete and poured it over the perimeter drainage and around the sump pump basin to lock the system into place.

 

After the perimeter drainage system was installed and the concrete cured, our team started prepping to install the ThermalDry Flooring over the slab. The flooring snaps together and does not require nails or adhesive. Finally, we installed the SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier next to the sump pump and discharged the collected moisture into the TripleSafe. The homeowner was very satisfied with the outcome of the project, and they no longer have to worry about water issues in their basement.

Deck Pier Installation, Newburyport, MA

A homeowner in Newburyport, Massachusetts, purchased a house and wanted to create a large deck at the back of the home. They began by removing the rear addition and deck and then called EFS to install Helical Deck Piers to support the new deck. George Gouthier, our Design Specialist, examined the backyard and recommended installing 16 Helical Deck Piers. 

 

Our installation team arrived on-site and installed each pier using a hydraulic drive head to spin the helical into place. Once each pier was in the correct position and screwed into place at the correct pressure, the team cut the piers to the correct height so that they could install porch brackets. 

 

After all 16 piers were installed and cut, the installation team did a walkthrough with the homeowner and answered any questions they had.

Basement Waterproofing, Andover, MA

Ron E. is a homeowner in Andover, Massachusetts who had been experiencing a wet basement. Since this is a finished basement, rugs and other personal items have been damaged whenever flooding occurs. This space is used as a playroom for Ron's grandchildren, and he is worried that the leaking from cracks in the basement will ruin the space. Ron trusted our Erickson Foundation Solutions team to create a permanent solution for his problem.

After scheduling an appointment through one of our Customer Care Specialists, a Design Specialist went out to Ron's home to complete a free inspection. After completing the inspection, we recommended installing perimeter drainage and a sump pump to safely dispose water away from the home. After our Design Specialist explained how the waterproofing system would keep the basement dry, Ron scheduled our installation crew to get the job done. Joe Rosato and his crew started by chipping cement around the perimeter of the basement. Once removed, the crew placed crushed stone and the WaterGuard perimeter drainage system in place. Then, we created a basin for our TripleSafe sump pump to rest in. Once we connected our WaterGuard system to the sump pump, we cemented the system in place. An exterior drainage line was installed to the sump pump, which was buried in the ground, ultimately leading water a safe distance away from the home.

As a result, the basement was now waterproofed. Now, Ron has peace of mind knowing that his grandchildren have a safe and dry space to play.

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Installing a Waterproofing System in the Basement, Beverly, MA

Andrew L. of Beverly, Massachusetts has always had issues with his wet basement. In the last year, the leaks and flooding had become significantly worse and far more frequent. As a homeowner with a partially finished basement, Andrew wanted to protect his investment. He had already installed a sump pump and removed mold when first moving in, however, with the sump pump not working properly, the mold had started to return. With the idea of fully finishing the basement down the line, Andrew trusted us to provide him with a solution that permanently keeps his basement dry.

In order to best solve Andrew's problem, one of our Design Specialists went to the home to do a thorough inspection of the basement. After finishing the inspection, our Design Specialist recommended installing our TripleSafe sump pump, WaterGuard, TrenchDrain, and a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier. This waterproofing system works by using a piping system (WaterGuard) to intercept water at the perimeter of the basement and deliver it to the sump pump. The sump pump then pumps water out of the house safely through a drainage line. TrenchDrain is a surface drainage system that was used to avoid an old sewage line that ran along the wall. This drainage system flows into the WaterGuard system. Lastly, the SaniDry Sedona was installed to remove mold, dust and other toxins to create a comfortable living space.
This waterproofing system fully accommodated Andrew's needs. He was thrilled that his basement will now be a dry and comfortable space after years of not getting the results he's wanted.

Basement Waterproofing, North Andover, MA

Christine and Kevin of North Andover, Massachusetts had been experiencing issues with their sump pump. They had installed a waterproofing system in hopes of being able to finish the basement, but water puddling in the basement every time it rained prevented them from doing so. They knew that this time they wanted a permanent fix, which is why they reached out to Erickson Foundation Solutions to protect their forever home.

The major components of Christine and Kevin's waterproofing system included the installation of WaterGuard perimeter drainage and TripleSafe sump pump system. Additionally, IceGuard was installed as well. The perimeter drainage captures water before entering the home, and filters to the TripleSafe sump pump. From there, water is pumped out through a drainage line. IceGuard is attached to that drainage line to ensure that water doesn't freeze, and water can continue to flow out of the home.

This waterproofing system will undoubtedly keep Christine and Kevin's basement dry and safe. We are happy to provide a solution that allows them to finish their basement.

Adding Support to the Foundation Using SmartJacks, North Andover, MA

Debra D. is looking to sell her home in North Andover, Massachusetts. Before selling the house, she wants to make sure the structure is properly supported since she has noticed sagging and uneven floors. This is very important for the home selling process. Debra reached out to our Erickson Foundation Solutions team so that we could address these concerns and offer a solution that works for her.

In order to best accommodate Debra's needs, one of our Design Specialists went to the home to complete a free inspection. He recommended installing SmartJacks in the basement. These steel beams provide excellent support and are a permanent solution for withholding a structure. Our installation crew installed two SmartJacks near the center of the basement. They are attached to a supplemental support beam and cemented in a sturdy base in the foundation.

With these two posts in place, support and stability is provided to the entire house. Our team was happy to provide a solution that allows Debra to protect her investment.

Basement Wall Encapsulation, Lynn, MA

Kai W. of Lynn, Massachusetts was experiencing water coming in through her basement wall. Every time there was a rainstorm, water would make its way through the foundation. There were even times when Kai would have to vacuum up the water that was pooling on the floor. This continuous cleaning process became very annoying, which is why Kai came to us for a permanent solution.

One of our Design Specialists went out to the home to inspect the basement. After completing the inspection, we recommended installing our CleanSpace vapor barrier and WaterGuard. This homeowner already had a sump pump, but with a significant amount of water in the soil around the foundation, a stronger waterproofing system was needed. WaterGuard is a drainage system that is installed along the perimeter of the basement, filtering water directly to the sump pump. Allowing the water to enter the drainage system with ease would prevent it from leaking through the foundation walls. Our CleanSpace encapsulation system was installed along the problematic wall to eliminate the negative effects of condensation, as well as provide a form of insulation.

With these waterproofing systems in place, water is safely removed from the home without ever being exposed to the basement. Kai has peace of mind that she will always have a dry basement.

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Leaky Basement Solution, Amesbury, MA

Brian K. is a homeowner from Amesbury, Massachusetts who had concerns about his basement leaking. He had noticed the problem ever since moving into the home, but now water makes it through the foundation every time it rains. Brian was tired of worrying about the utilities getting damaged and wants to protect the space that he uses for storage. He came to us to look for a permanent solution to his wet basement problems.

The major components of the waterproofing system we recommended include our TripleSafe sump pump and WaterGuard perimeter drainage. The perimeter drainage system captures water at along the border of the foundation and directs it to the sump pump, all while never entering the basement. The sump pump then pumps the water out of the home through an exterior drainage line. The drainage line deposits the water in a safe area away from the home. IceGuard was also added to the EDL (exterior drainage line) to prevent freezing pipes. Our installation crew efficiently installed the waterproofing system while making sure to keep the basement clean.

With all of these systems in place, Brian's concerns of a wet basement are a thing of the past. Our team was happy to provide him with a safe and dry basement.

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Preventing Increased Water in Basement, North Andover, MA

Thersea M. of North Andover, Massachusetts had leaks in her basement whenever there were heavy rains. The amount of water that came into the home had significantly increased over the past year. Thersea was annoyed with the cleanup process and was looking for a permanent solution to solve her wet basement issues.

She contacted our Customer Care team to schedule a free inspection of her home. Our Design Specialist, Tom Armano, provided a thorough 90-minute inspection and offered solutions that worked for Thersea. He recommended a waterproofing system composed of WaterGuard perimeter drainage, our TripleSafe sump pump, and CleanSpace vapor barrier. This system works by intercepting water at the perimeter of the basement with our WaterGuard system, directing it towards the TripleSafe sump pump, and then pumping it out of the home through a drainage line. The CleanSpace vapor barrier acts as an encapsulation system that eliminates the negative effects from condensation provides a form of insulation.

Our installation crew installed the system and made sure to leave a clean workspace. After everything was completed, Thersea was thrilled to have peace of mind that her basement will remain dry.

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