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Radon Testing
Radon Detection
Radon Abatement
Radon Mitigation System

Basement Repair Services & Products
WaterGuard Interior System
DryTrak Drainage Channel
TrenchDrain Drain Grate
IceGuard Discharge Line
FlexiSpan Wall Crack Repair
Polyurethane Crack Sealing
WellDuct Window Drainage
BrightWall Waterproof Panels
ThermalDry Wall Barrier
Basement To Beautiful Pre-finishing Wall Insulation Panels
Drain Tile Installation
SuperSump Pump System
TripleSafe Pumping System
UltraSump Battery Back Up
Sanidry Dehumidifier

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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Leveling Concrete Slabs, Manchester, NH

Leveling Concrete Slabs, Manchester, NH

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This before and after series highlights the effectiveness of PolyLevel for lifting and leveling concrete slabs. This homeowner was very concerned with the individual concrete slabs he had running along his view of the Merrimack River in Manchester, NH. There were several tripping hazards, and overall it was becoming more and more unsightly. 

Our concrete repair team successfully leveled various sections of the patio for the homeowner, while also sealing all the joints and exposed cracks for additional layer of protection. With rainwater unable to seep beneath and cause more erosion, this concrete is protected for years to come.

SunHouse Enclosures Installed, Manchester, NH

SunHouse Enclosures Installed, Manchester, NH

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A homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire, has lived in their home since the late 1970s. Last year, the homeowners noticed water coming into their basement during heavy rains. To find out how the water was coming into the basement the homeowners called EFS for a free inspection of their basement. Our Design Specialist looked at the interior and exterior of the home to find where the water was coming in. Our Specialist found that water was seeping into the basement through the window. We recommend installing our SunHouse Enclosures to prevent water from flowing through the window and into the basement. 

Radon Mitigation System, New Ipswich, NH

Radon Mitigation System, New Ipswich, NH

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Nhi T. of New Ipswich, New Hampshire was looking for a quote on radon mitigation for their newly built house. Nhi found out that the area they live in is high and radon and wanted to get the home tested. Nhi called Erickson Foundation Solution to see if they could come and install a new Radon Mitigation System. Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese came to the home and designed a custom Radon Mitigation System. 

Crew Lead Branden Edward and his team came to the home and installed the Radon Mitigation System.

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Testimonial by Beverly R. from Hudson, NH

Erickson Foundation Solutions has been the trusted, local professionals to call in Hillsborough County, NH, 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 Hillsborough County, NH

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

Hillsborough County, NH 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 Hillsborough 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 Hillsborough County, NH

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 Hillsborough County, NH:

  • 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 Hillsborough County, NH:

  • 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!

Case Studies From Hillsborough County
Vehicle
The owner of a building in Manchester, New Hampshire, had their building and front stairs hit by a vehicle. The vehicle had caused significant damage...
Deflection
A homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire, purchased their home in 2021 and had plans to remodel the house that was built in the 1930s. Before they...
Water
This homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire had purchased her home about 2-3 years ago. During her pre-purchase inspection, the inspector told her...
Job Stories From Hillsborough County, NH
Settling Home in Hudson, NH

The foundation of this 1970's home was installed without a proper footing. Gradually sinking over the years, causing windows and doors to stick along the way, eventually settled 7 inches. With the potential to continue sinking, the homeowner needed to address the issue.

Push piers were used to lift and stabilize the structure. The piers were successfully able to lift the home 3 inches (anymore would have affected plumbing or caused severe cracking). With the push piers being so deep into the earth, it is unlikely the home will ever settle again.

Additionally, spray foam, similar to our PolyLevel product, was applied to the foundation wall and soils surrounding it, it order to provide some frost protection. Frost causes heaving and other harmful effects to the foundation, so this was also a crucial step to address.

Lastly, this home also received an air radon mitigation system. It will be much easier to sell the home now that it is much better protected.

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Garage Foundation Repair

Inheriting a family home comes with its challenges, especially when the home is in desperate need of repairs. For Sharon H., the home she inherited in Hudson, NH from her father was in need of structural repairs to the foundation and slab of the attached garage. Over time the slab was settling, and the soil beneath the slab was pushing downwards against the foundation walls beneath it, forcing them to lean out. There was also a large crack along a seam where an old foundation used to adjoin the garage, and at the seam, the soil was gradually pouring out. With leaning walls and a sinking slab, the garage was at risk of completely collapsing. Sharon saw a commercial for Erickson Foundation Supportworks on WMUR TV and called to schedule an inspection and learn more about possible solutions for repairing her foundation problem.

After a thorough inspection, Erickson Foundation Supportworks proposed GeoLock wall anchors to straighten and stabilize the leaning walls. Additionally, the slab in the garage was thin and brittle, and since part of the GeoLock installation process would involve some excavation within the garage, Sharon decided it was also best to replace the entire 12' x 12' slab. 

GeoLocks are an innovative wall anchor system, permanently stabilizing foundation walls by anchoring the walls to the hard-packed soil beyond the foundation wall. After installation, wall anchors can often be tightened over time to further straighten the foundation walls and pull them back to their original position. 

GeoLock Wall Anchors  

Erickson Foundation Supportworks installed 3 GeoLock anchors on the right side of the foundation wall beneath the garage to permanently stabilize the wall against leaning out further. The wall was also straightened a significant amount, as the soil on the other side was excavated to allow some movement. There were also 3 GeoLock anchors installed on the rear wall beneath the slab, which was also stabilized and straightened. 

In situations where there is compact or virgin soil on the other side of a leaning foundation wall, GeoLock anchors are the ideal solution for stabilizing, and in some cases straightening the wall. Sharon was thrilled to see the improvements and relieved to know her garage is no longer at risk of losing its foundation stability.

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Settling Condominium - Push Pier Repair

The Shepherds Hill condominium complex was built in the early 2000s in Hudson, NH. The complex is comprised of attached condo units, which rest upon a hilltop overlooking Benson Park. One of the buildings began showing signs of settling about 12 years ago, and over the years gradually got worse. The homeowners of the two separate condos in this building, Mike B. and David M. knew they needed to take action to repair the foundation, and began their search for possible, cost-effective solutions to stabilizing their shared foundation. Windows and doors in both units were sticking, there were large cracks in the slab on the lower levels, and cracks were also found in the drywall throughout both units, all signs of foundation settlement.  For the homeowners, it was crucial they made the necessary repairs (permanently), as one was moving away and looking to rent the home, and the other was looking to sell within a few years' time.

Erickson Foundation Supportworks had previously done foundation repair work for the property management group tied to Shepherd's Hill, and so were one of the companies to submit proposals for addressing the settlement issue. Being hired for the job, the production crew was led by Stavros Charalambous, who began the task of installing 31 Push Piers around the entire perimeter of the building, as each side of the structure was sinking. In the front of the structure, the settlement was about 1 inch, while in the rear, the structure had settled 2 3/4 inches. 

To install a push pier system, the soil is first removed to expose the foundation footing where the pier will be driven. A heavy-duty steel bracket is then installed below the footing. Next, rugged, interlocking steel pier sections are hydraulically driven through the bracket until bedrock or stable soil is reached. The weight of the home is then transferred through the piers to this load-bearing soil. Once this has been completed, it's possible to attempt to lift the foundation, elevating the settled foundation back to its original position. Once the homeowner and installing contractor are satisfied with the stabilization or amount of lift, the soil can be backfilled. The structure is then permanently stabilized in its new position.

On the day of the lift, both homeowners were home and tested windows and doors throughout the process. Both were amazed and thrilled to see windows and doors, which had been sticking or jammed for years, be operating and functioning correctly once again. The lift was successful, and with the foundation permanently stabilized, the interior drywall damage could then also be repaired. For David M., looking to rent his condo, he felt relieved knowing that there were no longer any structural issues for him to deal with while he prepared to move. For homeowner Mike B., he was glad to know that having a stabilized foundation, with a transferable warranty for the Push Pier system, was going to make selling his condo home that much easier.

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Home Buyer Needs Crawlspace Fix, Merrimack, NH

Tim H. of Merrimack, NH was looking into purchasing a home, and after taking a look in the crawlspace himself, decided he wished to have a professional take a look to determine any major concerns. He contacted Erickson Foundation Supportworks, and confirmed he was satisfied with the pre-purchase fee involved for home buyers. This was a home he was very interested in buying, and so the investment in the inspection was worth it. In the end, he did purchase the home, and so the pre-purchase fee was credited back to him.

Upon inspection, Erickson's System Design Specialist, Brian Allen, saw it was immediately evident there was settlement action throughout the crawlspace. The home was built in 1986, and over the years the space must have fluctuated between being high in moisture and very dry. The floor had settled any where from 2 feet to just a few inches, and so was very uneven and unstable. The lally columns supporting the main beams and floor joists were no longer stable, some having settled several inches along with the soils.  Temporary wood shims had been added to the beams over the years, and a more permanent fix was desperately needed. 

The repair system Brian designed required 11 Smart Jacks to support the beams, as well as PolyLevel to raise the garage slab, and several Push Piers to stabilize and potentionally lift a corner of the homes concrete foundation. As Tim was purchasing the home, he had to decide to focus on the major repairs for the time being, and then address other concerns down the road. The SmartJacks were needed to correct the sloping floors and uneven doors above, and so these were installed immediately. 

The only access point to the crawlspace was a 2' x 2' hole in the floor of a closet on the first floor. Therefore, the crews were required to carry all tools, SmartJacks, and stone material through the house. Each item had to be carefully lowered down into the space, and then carried again to the needed locations. It was an incredible team effort, and although tiring, was a very rewarding project for the crew, as they knew the new home owner was going to have a stable home.

After installation of the SmartJacks, the floors were in good shape, and Tim H. had peace of mind that the property he just purchased was safe and stable. 

 

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Radon Mitigation & Sump Pump, Hollis, NH

Wendy R. of Hollis, NH had concerns with high radon levels in the home she had recently purchased. After testing, levels were at 5.6 pCi/l in the basement. She chose Erickson Foundation Supportworks as her contractor to install a radon mitigation system in order to lower these levels. 

When crew foreman, Nick Carelli, began installation of the system in the basement, he had to drill a 5" hole through the concrete slab. Upon breaking through the slab, he found the water table was very high under the home. He suggested to the new homeowners that if they wanted to fully protect their investment, they should consider installing a water sump pump system. Rather than wait for the water to rise and have a concern with cleanup and possible damage, Wendy decided to be proactive and have the sump pump system in place in order to protect her home.

The entire installation for both systems was quick, clean and precise, and Wendy now has peace of mind with her new home. Her radon problem was solved, and the home is also now protected against any future rising water tables.

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Radon Mitigation in New Home, Manchester, NH

This new construction home was built in 2018, and so the buyers were the first and only owners of this Manchester, New Hampshire residence. Over the years the homeowner was educating himself on the dangers of radon, and after testing several time, discovered the levels of radon pci/l in the home were between 40 and 50. This is quite a high number, and so they reached out to local New Hampshire radon mitigation contractors to assist with designing and installing an effective system.

Our specialist, David Cormier, designed the radon mitigation system for this home. In asking why the homeowner decided to mitigate, the homeowner knew radon could be a health risk for their whole family, and so wanted peace of mind by removing the risk. 

The lead installer for this project was Scott Crandall. Scott did an amazing job keeping the homeowners basement clean while installing the necessry pipe and manometer. The fan and vent pipe on the exterior is also clean looking and tidy. 

 

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Lally Column Install, Manchester, NH

A homeowner in Manchester, New Hamshire has been living in their home for 5 years. The home was built-in 1921 and already has lally columns installed in the basement for support. The homeowner has noticed for approximately 4 years that the floor has become more and more unstable over the years.

They decided to call Erickson Foundation Supportworks to get a quote to fix their home. Design Specialist David Cormier came to the home to inspect the basement. After inspecting the basement, he recommended to the homeowners to replace their lally columns to add support to the floor above.  

Next, Crew Lead Josh Provost and his team installed the lally columns and reinforced them with steel beams. The homeowner was relieved to know their floor is secured now.

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Smart Jacks Installation, Greenville, New Hampshire

This homeowner in Greenville, New Hampshire, has been living in their home for 3 years. The house is over 100 years old and it has started to sag quite a bit. Their crawl space was in bad shape and required repair. Design Specialist Brian Allen came to the home and looked at the crawl space and proposed that the homeowners think about having our team install Smart Jacks for additional support. Crew Lead Scott Crandall and his team successfully installed the Smart Jacks and they added much-needed support to the sagging support beams in this 100-year-old home.

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Garage Slab Repair, Pelham, NH

Homeowner, Jeff F., in Pelham, NH had some concerns with cracks in his garage slab and some uneven areas. The cracks were unsightly, and the uneven surface was aloowing water to puddle in unwated areas. Design Specialist Michael Bradley proposed the best method to seal the cracks, as well as using PolyLevel to lift and level the uneven areas.

Crew lead Nick Melo and his crew came to the home and sealed all the cracks. Jeff was thoroughly impressed with the outcome and how the crew left the work area clean when they were finished.  He is looking forward to no longer having to deal with unwanted water pooling in his garage.

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Crack in Garage Foundation, Merrimack, NH

This homeowner in Merrimack, New Hampshire has noticed that past couple of years that a crack in their garage has gotten progressively worse. They want to stay ahead of any issues that arise. Design Specialist Paul Magowan came to the home and proposed a solution to the crack in the garage. Crew Lead Scott Crandall and his team came to the home and sealed the crack.

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Bowing Cinder Block Foundation, Pelham, New Hampshire

Keri C. of Pelham, New Hampshire had been experiencing bowing in her cinderblock foundation for the past 5+ years. She decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions to see if we could fix her foundation needs. 

Design Specialist David Cormier came to Keri's home and inspected the foundation and recommended that she have Erickson install GeoLocks to stop her foundation from bowing. 

 

Spencer Ladd and his team came to the home and started digging a trench 10 feet away from the home to install the anchor for the Geolocks. Then the crew drilled a small hole into the foundation and sent a galvanized rod through the wall and the soil to the trench. They then capped the ends of the rod with big galvanized plates to ensure the foundation wall will not move. 

Waterproofing Basement, Amherst, NH

Jennifer H. of Amherst, New Hampshire, was experiencing water leaking into her basement every time it rained. The water would collect in the same area consistently.

Design Specialist John Merna inspected the basement to narrow down where the water was coming through. He concluded that the water was entering from the bulkhead door. He proposed that they seal the area where the floor meets the wall near the bulkhead. Also, he proposed installing a vapor guard called CleanSpace to the wall near the bulkhead. 

Crew Lead Scott Crandall and his team came to the home and sealed the area around the bulkhead and installed Cleanspace in the same area to prevent any water from entering the basement again. 

 

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Driveway Lift and Level, Nashua, NH

In Nashua, New Hampshire, this homeowner is a part of a multi-family home and the driveway is sinking in spots and they want it repaired. Design Specialist Paul Magowan came to the home and proposed a way to repair the driveway. The method was for them to inject PolyLevel under the slab to bring the concrete up to the other slabs around it. Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team came to the home and used PolyLevel to lift and level the concrete driveway.

Radon Mitigation System, Manchester, NH

This homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire tested for radon about 10 years ago but they knew the radon levels were around 9. Now the homeowner is looking to have a radon mitigation system installed into their home. Design Specialist Royce Potts came to the home and designed a Radon Mitigation System for their home.

Crew Lead Brendan Edwards and his crew came to the home and installed the Radon System in under a day. The homeowner was happy with the results of the project. 

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Concrete Step Leveling, Manchester, NH

This homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire wanted to level their concrete front steps. Design Specialist Jason Love proposed they could be stabilized using PolyLevel to level the steps, as there was a solid slab beneath them and they were not hollow (precast).

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team came to the home and installed PolyLevel on the front steps. Nick ensured that the step was perfectly level upon completion.

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

Foundation Crack, Mont Vernon, NH

This homeowner in Mt Vernon, New Hampshire was selling their home that was built in 2016. Upon inspection of the home, there were 2 cracks found in the foundation that needed to be fixed. Design Specialist Royce Potts came to the home and proposed the use of crack injection to permanently seal the cracks. 

Crew Lead Chris Hanulek and his team came to the home and injected 9' of crack injection. The cracks were sealed and the homeowner was able to sell their home to the right buyer with confidence.

Cracked and Heaving Pool Deck, Pelham, NH

This homeowner in Pelham, New Hampshire was experiencing cracking and heaving in their pool deck. The issue has gotten to a point where it has created tripping hazards around the pool. Design Specialist Paul Magowan came to the home and suggested a solution to the homeowners. Paul's solution was to inject PolyLEVEL under the concrete and lift the areas that have heaved and create a flat surface again. Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team came to the home and installed PolyLEVEL and Crack Seal into the Pool Deck. The team was able to level out and seal all the cracks in the pool deck. The homeowners were happy with the results of the EFS Crew's work. 

Water Leaking into Basement, Hudson, NH

Homeowner Jason P. in Hudson, New Hampshire was experiencing a leak in his basement. Every time it rained Jason would see water coming into their basement. It had gotten so bad the homeowners stopped storing things in their basement so they wouldn't get ruined by the water.

Design Specialist John Prince came to the home and was tasked with finding out where the water is entering the basement. He found out that the water was entering through a crack where the wall meets the floor. 

Crew Lead Branden Edwards and his team came to the home and installed a Fast Drain and a Sump pump into the basement. This allows for the Sump Pump and Fast Drain to stop the build-up of water.

 

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Crack in Foundation Letting Water into Basement, Hollis, NH

Alexander C. of Hollis, New Hampshire was experiencing water entering his basement through two cracks in his foundation. After a big rainstorm, he reached out to EFS to see if they could come out and seal the cracks. Design Specialist Paul Magowan came to the home and inspected the cracks that were in question. He proposed a long lasting crack seal and then use a crack monitor on the bigger crack. The Crack Monitor will allow the homeowner to see if the crack is getting worse or remaining the same. 

Crew Lead Branden Edwards and his crew came to the home and sealed both the wall cracks and installed a Crack Monitor on the crack near the stairs. Both cracks were sealed successfully and won't allow water to enter anymore. 

Alexander was happy was pleased with the results and no longer has a water issue. 

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Crack Seal, Peterborough, NH

Homeowner Rob B. visited our Erickson Foundation Solutions booth at the annual New Hampshire Home Builders Association trade show. He knew after a chat the he had found the right company to receive a free estimate and inspection for some foundation repair work he needed. For several years, Ron had been dealing with some water entering his basement through a vertical crack in his foundation wall. He was concerned with the water and the poor air quality that could be caused by the unwanted moisture, especially because his wife was dealing with asthma.

Design specialist Michael LaMalfa visited Ron's home and upon inspection was able to share with him all the details regarding Erickson's crack seal techniques and products. Ron knew this was the solution he needed, and was glad to receive an in person inspection to learn all the details before choosing a contractor. 

Our production team was scheduled and sealed all the cracks in the basement for the homeowners, giving them peace of mind that unwanted water would no longer be seeping through those cracks.

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Settling Garage, Milford, NH

John K. of Milford, New Hampshire, was experiencing some cracking in his garage that he wanted to get checked out. John called EFS to see if they could come out and look at his property. Design Specialist John Prince inspected the garage and discovered the foundation was settling. John proposed to the homeowner installing GeoLock wall anchors and a Push Pier system. These two systems in tandem would secure the garage in place and prevent any further settlement.

The production team arrived and walked John K. through the installation process and described how the system would prevent future foundation problems. The Push Piers would add support beneath the foundation footing while the GeoLock anchors would keep the concrete wall stable and straight. 

Homeowner John was happy with the results of the project and was glad to have his garage foundation protected. With this job complete and the foundation being stabilized, he can maintain the value of his home and possibly sell the home in the future. 

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Crack Seal in Unfinished Basement, Milford, NH

Bertha B. of Milford, New Hampshire, had two cracks in her unfinished basement walls that she was concerned about. She called EFS for a free inspection to determine what kind of foundation problems she was dealing with. Design Specialist John Prince examined the concrete walls and found they were minor cracks with no signs of structural or moisture concerns. John proposed sealing the cracks, as well as attaching crack monitors which would allow the homeowner to notice if the foundation problem seemed to get worse over time.

Crew Lead Chris Hanulec and his team came to the home and were able to seal the cracks within a couple of hours. 

Bertha was happy with the results of the project. 

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Front Entrance Crack, Milford, NH

Tom S. Director of Operations at the New Hampshire Dome in Milford, New Hampshire was experiencing some cracking above their entryway. Tom called EFS to see if they could come out and look at the entryway. Design Specialist Paul Magowan came to the Dome and inspected the cracking above the entryway. 5 total cracks needed to be repaired: 4 shorter ones above the doors, and 1 long crack extending from top to bottom. The building is under positive pressure, and so water is pulled in through the cracks. Paul recommended using Crack Seal to repair all of the cracks. 

Crew Lead Chris Hanulec came to the dome and repaired all 5 cracks. All the cracks were sealed successfully. 

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Cracked Walkway in Need of Repair, Manchester, NH

Louise A. of Manchester, New Hampshire has noticed more and more cracks forming on her sidewalk over the last couple of years. She decided it was time to call Erickson Foundation Solutions for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Paul Magowan came to Louise's home and inspected the walkway for cracks and signs of settlement. During his inspection, he found examples of both. He proposed that Louise think about PolyLEVEL and Resurface Pro. 

Crew Leads Nick Melo and Cody Gosselin both came to the home at separate times. Nick and his team came first to use PolyLEVEL to lift and level the walkway. After the walkway was level Nick sealed all of the cracks with a crack seal. After Nick and his team were finished Cody and his team came to Louise's home and resurfaced the whole walkway to give it a brand new look. 

EZ Post, Manchester, NH

Wes B. of Manchester, New Hampshire was experiencing an issue where his porch was sliding off its sauna tubes. Wes would like to enjoy a beverage on the second level of his porch without fear of something going wrong. Wes called Erickson Foundation Solution to see if someone could come out to look at his two-level porch before things get worse.

Design Specialist Paul Magowan came to Wes' home and inspected the porch and it's support columns. He did find that the supports were sliding off of the sauna tubes. Paul proposed that Wes trade out his old sauna tubes for EZ Posts.

Crew Lead Scott Crandall and his team came to the home and removed the old sauna tube from under the porch and replaced them with brand new EZ Posts to stabilize the two-level porch. 

Now, Wes can enjoy a beverage on his porch whenever he wants with peace of mind that the footings are stable.

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Garage Slab is Cracked and Broken, Goffstown, NH

Coleen K. of Goffstown, New Hampshire was experiencing her garage slab being cracked along with some foundation cracks. She worries about the structural integrity and wants someone to look at it. Coleen called Erickson Foundation Solutions to see if someone could come out and give them a solution. The goal of the project for Coleen is that she can park her car in the garage again. 

Design Specialist Jason Love came to the home and inspected the garage. After his inspection, he proposed that the garage and the back of the home would need 8 Geolocks. The Geolocks would stabilize the back of the home. 

Crew Lead Spencer Ladd and his team came to the home and installed all of the Geolocks. Coleen was very happy she was able to park her car in the garage again.

Pool Deck is Cracking, Manchester, NH

Don M. of Manchester, New Hampshire was experiencing cracking and sinking around their pool deck. Don called Erickson Foundation Solutions to see if they could repair their pool deck. 

Design Specialist Royce Potts came to the home and inspected the pool deck. He found that the cracks around the pool were sealed poorly and were causing tripping hazards around the pool. He also found that some areas of the pool deck were sinking, which was also causing tripping hazards. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team came to the home and used PolyLevel to make sure all of the concrete slabs were level around the pool. Next, Nick used a grinder and removed all of the poorly installed sealant in the cracks. Once all of the sealant was removed the team installed Sealant Pro on the cracks to seal them. The team successfully fixed Don's pool deck.

Basement Support Posts, Brookline, NH

Erin D. of Brookline, NH reached out to Erickson Foundation Solutions regarding her home's sagging floors. It was an old home built in the early 1800's, and though repairs and updates had been made over the years, support columns in the basement were not properly supporting the weight of the floors above. As a direct result of the sagging floors, some of the doors in the home were sticking and dragging on the floors. Additionally the humidty levels in the basement were very high, and although there was no standing water, the humid air was creating poor air conditions in the home and had the potential to lead to worse problems over time.

Design specialist Paul Magowan designed and proposed addressing the sagging floor issues with SmartJack support posts. He also recommended installation of a SaniDry dehumidifer system to assist with improving the humidy concerns. 

Crew lead Jon Provost and his team were able to complete the installation of 4 SmartJack posts and the SaniDry dehumidifier system in a single day. The SmartJack's replaced 3 failing lally columns, and another was added to help with slightly jacking up the floors that had sagged. 

With the floors stabilized (and the doors above no longer sticking or dragging), and the air quality improved, Erin is looking forward to the house being able to last another 100 years or more.

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Foundation Wall Bowing, Nashua, NH

Paul G. recently purchased this home in Nashua, NH and had some immediate foundation concerns to address. During the home inspection process, there was a clearly visible, horizontal crack in the foundation wall in the basement. The concrete wall was about 6 and a half feet tall, and bowing in due to pressures from the soils on the exterior. Eventually this foundation wall would completely push in and fail. He planned on living in the home with his family for many years, so Paul needed a permanent solution.

Design specialist Jason Vachon completed a thorough inspection of the bowing wall for Paul, and proposed the installation of PowerBraces as a solution. The PowerBrace system is quick and efficient, requiring no excavation or heavy demolition of concrete in order to install.

Project foreman Nate Erickson and installation specialist Anthony Correa were able to complete installation of the designed PowerBrace system in a single day, and Paul's foundation wall is now permanently stabilized. Overtime, the wall may possibly be straightened as well, though the fix for now was to prevent any further bowing movement and improve the integrity of the concrete wall.

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Pool Deck Sinking Around Steps, Bedford, NH

Richard S. of Bedford, New Hampshire has been living in his home for 14 years. Over the last 3 years, he has started to notice some changes to his pool deck. He noticed that near the stairs to enter his pool had started to sink. The sinking had created a tripping hazard that Richard would like repaired so his kid won't trip and hurt themselves. He decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions to see if someone could come out and proposed a solution. 

Design Specialist Jason Vachon arrived at the home and inspected the pool deck. He discovered that the concrete near the stairs was sinking because of the soil was washing away whenever it would rain. Jason proposed a solution to Richard. The solution was to inject PolyLevel under the slab that was settling to fill the void where the soil was washed away. 

Project Manger Chris Hanulek and his team came to the home and injected PolyLevel under the settled slab. They were able to lift the slab back to its original position to diminish the tripping hazard. 

Level Concrete Slab and Repair Cracks, Manchester, NH

Richard R. of Manchester, New Hampshire was experiencing his garage floor being cracked and out of level and wanted it repaired. Richard decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions about a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Michael Bradley arrived at the home and inspected the garage. Michael recommended installing PolyLevel into the garage. The PolyLevel will level the garage floor. The cracks will be sealed with Nexus Pro after the PolyLevel process is complete. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team arrive at the home and injected PolyLevel into the garage floor to level it. After the garage was leveled the team sealed all of the cracks using Nexus Pro. 

 

Front Stair Replacement and Lift and Level Walkway, Litchfield, NH

Corlyn Y. of Litchfield, New Hampshire had been experiencing an issue where the front steps of her home were causing her front walkway to sink and crack. The front steps were overlapping the walkway and all the weight of the stairs was putting pressure on the walkway, which is causing the walkway to sink and crack.

Corlyn and her husband have been living in this home for over 35 years. Corlyn decided it was time to call someone for a repair as they plan to sell this home in the coming fall to move down to Delaware for their retirement. She called Erickson Foundation Solutions for a free inspection of her front stairs and walkway. 

Senior Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa arrived at the home and inspected the walkway and the front stairs. After Michael's inspection, he recommended to Corlyn that it would be beneficial to them to install a new precast set of stairs and use PolyLevel to lift and level the walkway. 

Foreman Jon Provost and a small crew came to the home. They first removed the old set of stairs from the home using an excavator. Following the stairs being removed, the crew used slab jacks and PolyLevel to lift and level the walkway back to its original position. After the walkway was releveled, the crew used the excavator again to move the new stairs into place. To prevent the new stairs from sinking, as the old stairs did, the team installed two helical piers and a horizontal beam across the front of the stairs. 

Lots of Moisture in Dirt Basement, Amherst, NH

Eleanor S. of Amherst, New Hampshire was experiencing a lot of moisture in her dirt basement. Eleanor decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Michael Bradley arrived at the home and inspected the basement. He suggested to Eleanor that she install a Fast Drain System and a Sani Dry system into her dirt basement. Both of these products will aid in removing moisture from the basement. 

Crew Lead Ed Nadreau and his team came to the home and installed 65 feet of Fast Drain and a Sani Dry system into the basement. 

Water Guard, Goffstown, NH

This homeowner in Goffstown, New Hampshire was experiencing water leaking through the bottom of the foundation. The homeowners were tired of water entering their basement. They decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions about a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Isaac Hernandez arrived at the home and inspected the basement and recommended to the homeowner that they would benefit from WaterGuard.

Crew Lead Branden Edwards and his crew came to the home and installed WaterGuard to the base of the foundation wall. The crew tied in the WaterGuard to an existing sump pump so water can be directed out of the home. 

Window Well Leaking, Nashua, NH

This homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire was experiencing some leaking from the window well in their basement. The homeowner decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Isaac Hernandez arrived at the home and inspected the basement and the window well. Isaac found that there was a leak in the window and water was entering the basement and causing some water damage. Isaac recommended replacing the window well and creating a way to divert water away from the window to avoid this problem in the future. 

Crew Lead Ed Nadreau and his team came to the home and replaced the old window well with a new one. 

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Sunken Corner of Garage, Nashua, NH

This homeowner recently just purchased their home in Nashua, New Hampshire. Before they purchased the home they noticed some cracking and sinking in the garage and would like to repair it before it gets worse. The homeowner uses the garage for working on their vehicles and other home projects. They decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions about a free inspection.

Design Specialist John Prince arrived at the home and inspected the garage and its foundation. John recommended that the homeowners have Geolock Wall Anchors and PolyLevel installed in the garage. 

Two crews arrive at the home. The first crew installed the Geolock Wall Anchors. The second crew installed the PolyLevel.

Lally Column Replacement, Manchester, NH

Charles D. of Manchester, New Hampshire was experiencing several of the lally columns in the basement were starting to deteriorate. Charles decided it was time to call Erickson Foundation Solutions for a free inspection. 

Senior Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa arrived at the home and inspected the old lally columns. Michael confirmed that the lally columns are deteriorating. He recommended that the homeowners replace them with 9 new lally columns. 

Crew Lead Spencer Ladd and his team arrived a the home and set up temporary supports so they could remove the old lally columns. After the old lally columns were removed, they began installing the new lally columns. 

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Baby on the Way, Needs Radon Mitigation System, Lyndeborough, NH

This homeowner is expecting a newborn in the coming months and would like a Radon Mitigation System to bring down the 10 pCi/L radon levels. The homeowner called EFS for a free inspection.

Isaac Hernandez arrived at the home and designed a Radon Mitigation System for the home.

Crew Lead Branden Edwards arrived at the home and installed a radon mitigation system into the basement to help mitigate the radon that was entering the home in time for the new baby.

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Block Wall is Cracking and Leaning, Nashua, NH

This homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire has a wall in the basement that is leaning and has stair-stepped cracks up the wall. The homeowners' daughter would like to purchase the home in the future. The homeowner decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Chris Greenwood arrived at the home and inspected the basement and the cracking and leaning wall. He recommends having EFS install PowerBraces and a SmartJack into the basement to strengthen up the wall. 

Crew Lead Spencer Ladd and his team arrived at the home and installed 4 PowerBraces to the leaning wall and installed 1 SmartJack to the sagging support beam near the wall. 

Pool Patio Cracks Need to be Sealed, Merrimack, NH

This homeowner in Merrimack, New Hampshire was experiencing some cracking in their pool patio. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa arrived at the home and inspected the pool patio. Michael recommended using sealing all of the cracks in the patio with Nexus Pro.

Crew Lead Scott Crandall and his team arrived at the home and began sealing the cracks in the pool patio using Nexus Pro.

PolyLevel Injection in Garage, New Boston, NH

This homeowner in New Boston, New Hampshire was experiencing an unlevel garage slab that is allowing water runoff into the basement. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa arrived at the home and inspected the garage and basement and came up with a plan to lift and level the garage slab using PolyLevel and then sealed the leak into the basement.

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team arrived at the home and lifted the garage slab with PolyLevel and then sealed the leak into the basement. 

Radon Mitigation System, Bedford, NH

This homeowner in Bedford, New Hampshire was experiencing high radon levels in their home. The first alert self-test they conducted came back with a reading of 20.8 pCi/L. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa arrived at the home and inspected the basement and designed a radon mitigation system. 

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

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Radon Mitigation System, Manchester, NH

This homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire was experiencing radon levels in their home around 20 pCi/L. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Chris Greenwood arrived at the home and inspected the home. After his inspection, Chris recommended that the homeowner have a radon mitigation system installed. Chris designed a radon system for the home. 

Crew Lead Branden Edwards and his team arrived at the home and installed the radon mitigation system within 3 hours. 

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Cracked and Sinking Garage Slab, Hudson, NH

This homeowner in Hudson, New Hampshire was experiencing a crack in their garage slab and the slab was now sinking. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Jason Vachon arrived at the home inspected the home and confirmed what the homeowner already knew. There is a 22' crack across the garage and the back of the garage is sinking around .875" to 1.25". Jason recommended using PolyLevel to lift and level the garage slab, and then once the slab is level seal the cracks using Crack Sealant. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and Installation Specialist Tyler Oslizlo arrived at the home and injected PolyLevel into the garage slab to level, then sealed all of the cracks in the garage using Crack Sealant. 

Existing Radon System Needs to be Replaced, Mont Vernon, NH

This homeowner in Mont Vernon, New Hampshire was experiencing their current radon mitigation system fan stopped working and the gaskets are rotted. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Jason Vachon arrived at the home inspected the old radon system and recommended installing a brand new system. 

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

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Radon Mitigation System, Nashua, NH

This homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire was experiencing high radon levels in their home. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist John Prince arrived at the home and inspected the basement for radon. John recommended a radon mitigation system with the interior aesthetic package. 

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

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Auxiliary Wall Rebuild and SmartJacks

This homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire was experiencing an issue where a section of concrete wasn't complete. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa arrived at the home and inspected the foundation. Michael recommended that they install an auxiliary wall and SmartJacks into the basement. 

Crew Lead Spencer Ladd and his team arrive at the home and install a new auxiliary wall and SmartJacks.

Water Guard and Parge Coating, Nashua, NH

This homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire was experiencing the inside of their foundation wall is powdery and there is a crack, and water is entering the basement. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist John Prince arrived at the home and inspected the basement. John recommended installing Water Guard and Parge Coating.

Crew Lead Nick Carelli and his team arrived at the home and installed 66' of Water Guard and Parge Coating to the outside of the foundation wall. 

Water Guard Installation, Manchester, NH

This homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire was experiencing water entering their fieldstone basement. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Brian Swindell arrived at the home and inspected the fieldstone basement. Brian recommended to the homeowner that they should have 101' of WaterGuard installed around the perimeter of the basement and have the WaterGuard tied into a Sump Pump. 

Crew Lead Edward Nadreau and his team arrived at the home and began chipping out concrete along the perimeter of the fieldstone. After chipping out the concrete the team installs WaterGuard and then covers it with crushed stone and concrete. At the end of the WaterGuard, a Sump Pump is installed to send the collected water out of the basement. 

Radon Concerns Within In-Law Suite, Wilton, NH

This homeowner in Wilton, New Hampshire had radon concerns in their In-Law Suite. The homeowner had recently received a radon test and the results came back at 31.6 pCi/L. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa arrived at the home and inspected the home and the basement. He recommended the homeowners have a radon mitigation system installed in their home. 

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

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Dirt Crawlspace is Flooding, Mont Vernon, NH

This homeowner in Mont Vernon, New Hampshire was experiencing water building up in their crawlspace. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Justin Winners arrived at the home and inspected the crawlspace. Justin found no cracks present and that the water was coming up through the ground. Just recommended installing a Sump Pump, Sani Dry, and CleanSpace to stop the water from collecting and seal the crawlspace. 

Crew Lead Gilberto Cortijo and his crew arrived at the home and installed the Sump Pump, Sani Dry, and the CleanSpace into the crawlspace. 

Moisture Noticed in Home Inspection, Peterborough, NH

This customer had just purchased a condo in Peterborough, New Hampshire the home inspector found some moisture issues in the crawlspace. The customers decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist John Prince arrived at the condo and inspected the crawlspace. John recommended installing CleanSpace into the crawlspace.

Crew Lead Gilberto Cortijo and his team arrived at the home and installed CleanSpace into the crawlspace of the condo. 

Repairing Foundation Before Selling Home, Bedford, NH

This homeowner in Bedford, New Hampshire found during the sale process of their home that the foundation of the home was leaning. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

A design specialist arrived at the home and inspected the foundation. The specialist recommended installing 18 Geolocks in the home to rectify the home and stop it from leaning. 

A team from EFS arrived at the home and installed 18 Geolocks into the home. 

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Sump Pump Installation, Manchester, NH

This homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire uses the basement of their split-level home as an arts and crafts room. Around 20 years ago she noticed water entering the basement and the problem continues to happen. She decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

A design specialist arrived at the home and inspected the home. The specialist found the area where the water was entering the basement. The design specialist recommended installing 35 feet of Water Guard connected to a Super Sump with a backup battery.

A team from EFS arrived at the home and installed the Water Guard and the Super Sump in the basement. 

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Water Entering Basement, Brookline, NH

This homeowner in Brookline, New Hampshire was experiencing water in his basement. He had previously had cracks sealed in his basement that are now leaking again. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

A design specialist arrived at the home and inspected the basement. He found the cracks that were allowing water to enter the basement. He also found an old sump pump that was having trouble keeping up. The design specialist recommended resealing the cracks in the basement and then installing a new sump pump to keep the basement dry. 

A crew from EFS arrived at the home and sealed the cracks with Crack Seal and then installed a new Ultra Sump with Battery Backup. 

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Radon Mitigation and Clean Space, Peterborough, NH

This homeowner in Peterborough, New Hampshire had just purchased a 230-year-old home that tested high for radon. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

A design specialist arrived at the home and inspected the basement. The design specialist recommended installing a radon mitigation system into the basement. In addition to the radon system, the specialist also recommended a CleanSpace system because the foundation of the home is fieldstone. 

A crew from EFS arrived at the home and installed the Radon Mitigation System and the CleanSpace into the basement.

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Water is Leaking into Warehouse and Damaging Product, Bedford, NH

This customer from Bedford, New Hampshire owns a warehouse that has some cracks in its walls. The cracks have been there since they purchased the warehouse. Water has been leaking through the wall and damaging products. The warehouse owner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Michael Bradley arrived at the warehouse and inspected the walls and foundation. He found the cracks that the owner was referring to. Michael recommended installing Crack Injection into each crack to seal them. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team arrived at the warehouse. The team sealed all of the cracks with Crack Injection.

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Radon Levels Getting Worse, Milford, NH

This homeowner in Milford, NH was experiencing radon levels in his home getting worse. The homeowner said over the last 3 years of owning the home the radon levels seem to be increasing even when they have a radon system installed already in their home. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Chris Greenwood arrived at the home and inspected the basement. Chris looked at the current Radon System and noticed it had only one extraction point. Chris told the homeowner this could be why the radon levels aren't going down. Chris recommended installing a new Radon System with two extraction points to collect more radon.

Crew Lead Branden Edwards and his team arrived at the home and installed the new radon mitigation system with two extraction points.  

SmartJacks Installation, Nashua, NH

This homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire was concerned about the supports in their basement. They had first been concerned with these supports since they moved into their home in 2012. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Stephen Caron inspected the basement and recommended installing SmartJacks into the basement to add support to the floor above. 

Crew Lead Nick Carelli and his team arrived at the home and installed 2 SmartJacks in the basement.

Recently Purchased Home Has Sagging Issue, Nashua, NH

This homeowner in Nashua, NH recently purchased their home. Shortly after moving in, they noticed some sagging on their main floor and there is a slight leak in their basement. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa inspected the home. Michael found that there is a slight sag in the support beam and found where the water is coming into the basement. Michael recommended installing 7 SmartJacks, a Super Sump, 68' of Water Guard, 372 sqft of CleanSpace, and a Sani Dry.

Crew Lead Ed Nadreau and his team arrived at the home and installed the 7 SmartJacks, the Super Sump, the 68' of Water Guard, the 372 sqft of CleanSpace, and the Sani Dry into the basement. 

Transforming Basement into a Living Space, Pelham, NH

This homeowner in Pelham, New Hampshire had a radon test done when they purchased the home in 2014. The results of that radon test came back around 4 pCi/L. The homeowner plans on transforming the basement into a living space. The homeowner would like to protect his family from inhaling bad air if possible. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Stephen Caron inspected the home and designed a radon mitigation system for the home. 

Crew Lead Nick Carelli arrived at the home and installed the radon mitigation system into the home. The radon system will direct radon-filled air particles from the soil below the home and collect them up and send them through the radon fan and into the open air where they can dissipate.

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Neighbors Recommended Radon System, Manchester, NH

This new homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire had recently moved into their home. In the first couple weeks of move-in, a set of neighbors introduced themselves and recommended getting a radon test done in their home. The homeowners call EFS for a radon test and a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Chris Greenwood first came to the home to drop off the 24-48 hour CRM test. Once the test was complete Chris Greenwood returned to the home and read the results of the test. The radon levels on the test came back at 9.8 pCi/L. Chris designed a radon system that would fit into their home. 

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

Installing Radon System Before Home is Sold, Merrimack, NH

This homeowner in Merrimack, New Hampshire is planning on selling their home shortly and wanted to install a radon mitigation system into their home before they sell it. They tested the radon levels at their home. The results came back at 11 pCi/L. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Stephen Caron inspected the home. After the inspection, Stephen designed a radon mitigation system for the home. 

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

High Radon Levels, Manchester, NH

This homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire was experiencing high radon levels in her home and would like to protect her family from the potential health concerns. The basement was tested and the reading was 44 pCi/L which is high. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Stephen Caron fully inspected the home and basement for cracks and foundation issues. Stephen recommended installing a Radon Mitigation System with 2 extraction points and installing a Super Sump with Ice Guard to replace the old sump pump.

Crew Lead Dillion Kingsbury and his team arrived at the home and installed both the radon system and the Super Sump with Ice Guard into the home. 

Radon Mitigation System, Amherst, NH

This homeowner in Amherst, New Hampshire recently moved into a new home. They had a radon mitigation system in their previous home. They are aware of radon and the negative effects it has. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Justin Wenners inspected the home and addressed the concerns of the homeowners. The homeowners have a friend that had cancer twice and found out that radon had been present and the friends didn't know. Justin designed a radon system for their home. 

Crew Lead Dillion Kingbury and his team came to the home and installed the radon mitigation system. 

Older Home has Some Leaks in the Foundation, Pelham, NH

This homeowner in Pelham, New Hampshire had several leaks in their basement. The homeowner was looking to sell the 1950's home in the next couple of years. They didn't want to sell the home knowing that there are leaks in the basement. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Chris Greenwood inspected the basement. He found where the cracks were allowing water into the basement. The homeowner had an existing sump pump but Chris recommended installing a new Water Guard System to the perimeter of the basement. 

Crew Lead Nick Carelli and his team arrived at the home and installed 112' of Water Guard and an Ultra Sump. 

Basement Continues to Flood, Merrimack, NH

This homeowner in Merrimack, New Hampshire had an issue where his basement was constantly flooding. A couple of years ago the homeowners had a sump pump installed into the basement but it wasn't installed correctly. The sump pump wasn't installed in the lowest part of the basement. So water does still collect into one corner of the basement. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Isaac Hernandez inspected the home. He recommended installing a Water Guard system and CleanSpace.

Crew Lead Anthony Rivas and his team arrived at the home and installed 34 feet of Water Guard and 110 sqft of CleanSpace.

Water Pooling in Basement After Heavy Rain, Goffstown, NH

This homeowner in Goffstown, New Hampshire had experienced water pooling in their basement after heavy rain. The homeowner would like to waterproof the walls and eliminate the pooling water in the basement. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Jason Vachon inspected the basement. He confirmed that the water is coming through the walls. Jason recommended installing CleanSpace, Water Guard, Freeze Guard, and a Super Sump.

Crew Lead Gilberto Cortijo and his team arrived at the home and installed 840 sqft of CleanSpace, 46' of Water Guard, a Freeze Guard, and a Super Sump. 

Radon Mitigation System, Hudson, NH

This homeowner in Hudson, New Hampshire had radon gas present in their basement. They did not have a radon mitigation system but wanted to hear about installing one. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Chris Greenwood dropped off a CRM test. A couple of days later Chris conducted his inspection and recommended installing a radon mitigation system in the home.

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

Radon Mitigation System, Merrimack, NH

This homeowner in Merrimack, New Hampshire had radon levels in their home just above 4 pCi/L. The homeowners have a home office and a second living room in the basement that they use considerably. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Jason Vachon inspected the home and recommended installing a radon mitigation system. 

Crew Lead Dillon Kingsbury and his team came to the home and installed the radon mitigation system. 

Radon Mitigation System, Hudson, NH

This owner of a condo in Hudson, New Hampshire had planned on selling their condo. They recently had the condo tested for radon. The results of the radon test were at 13.9 pCi/L. The owners decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa inspected the condo and recommended installing a radon mitigation system. The owners are selling the condo and wanted to make sure it was safe for the next person who purchased the condo. 

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

Water Entering Forever Homes' Garage and Storage Room, Hancock, NH

This homeowner in Hancock, New Hampshire had an issue where water was entering the garage and storage room in their forever home. The homeowners are worried if they wait to fix this issue that the problem will get worse and more expensive. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Stephen Caron inspected the home. Stephen carefully examined all the foundation walls and the slabs for any signs of cracks or water seepage. Stephen found two areas where water was coming into the home, one crack was found in the garage and the other was found in the storage room. Stephen recommended a Super Sump, Water Guard, and Crack Injection.

Crew Lead Spencer Ladd and his team arrived at the home and installed the Super Sump, Water Guard, and Crack Injection.

Homeowner Needed Perimeter Drain Redone, Hollis, NH

This homeowner in Hollis, New Hampshire previously had Northeast Basement Systems install a perimeter drainage system installed in their basement in 2000. Over 20 years later one part of the perimeter drain doesn't drain water properly anymore. They decided to call EFS to fix their perimeter drainage system. 

Design Specialist Isaac Hernadez inspected the Perimeter Drain in the basement. Isaac confirmed that one part of the perimeter drain wasn't working properly. Isaac recommended installing a new Water Guard system to the perimeter of the basement. Isaac also suggested having a new sump pump installed.

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team arrived at the home and installed 55 ft of Water Guard and a new sump pump.

Water Entering Basement, Nashua, NH

This homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire was experiencing water entering their basement. The water would come through the crack whenever there was a heavy rainstorm. The homeowner had placed a bucket to collect the water. The most water they have ever collected in the bucket was about half a bucket. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Justin Wenners inspected the home. He only found this one crack in the basement. Justin recommended sealing the crack with crack injection and then installing a Water Guard and Sump Pump system. The homeowner said they would only like to seal the crack and see if that works by itself. 

Crew Lead Dillon Kingsbury and his team arrived at the home and sealed the crack in the basement using crack injection. 

Radon Mitigation System, Nashua, NH

This homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire was concerned with the radon levels in their home. They decided to call EFS for a radon test.

Design Specialist Isaac Hernandez dropped off a CRM test a couple of days before his appointment with the homeowners. Isaac came back to the home on the day of the appointment and inspected the home and looked at the results of the radon test. The test results came back at 4.5 pCi/L. The homeowner would like to have a radon system installed in their home. Isaac designed a radon mitigation system for the home. 

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

Too Much Moisture in Basement, Hudson, NH

This homeowner in Hudson, New Hampshire wanted a way to control the moisture in their basement. Over the past couple of months, they have been noticing the moisture in the basement has been higher than normal. they would like to have a way to reduce the moisture in the basement. She decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Chris Greenwood inspected the home to see if he could find any areas in the basement where moisture was entering. He did find one area that was allowing some moisture in, but the area was quite small. Chris recommended installing a Sani Dry system and sealing up that area that was allowing in moisture. The homeowner decided that they would like to just install the SaniDry into the basement. 

Crew Lead Dillon Kingsbury came by the home and installed the SaniDry system into the basement. 

Lally Column Replacement and Crack Sealing, Hudson, NH

This homeowner in Hudson, NH wants to make sure she forever home is in good condition. She called EFS to have them come and look at a crack in the exterior of the foundation. In the future, she would like to redo the living room.

Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese inspected the crack on the outside of the home, then continued to inspect the inside of the home. While in the dirt basement, Kenny noticed that the lally columns were starting to lean slightly and didn't seem to have a great base to stand on.  Kenny recommended installing SmartJacks and sealing that crack in the foundation. 

Crew Lead Spencer Ladd and his crew arrived at the home and installed 5 SmartJacks into the basement and then sealed the crack in the foundation. 

Floors Sagging in Master Bedroom, Weare, NH

This homeowner in Weare, New Hampshire had some concerns with the floor in their master bedroom. The homeowners worry about the integrity of the floor and if it would collapse at any moment. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Jason Vachon inspected the home. He noticed while in the basement, the joists are sagging under the master bedroom. Jason recommended installing SmartJacks under the master bedroom. 

Crew Lead Spencer Ladd and his team arrived at the home and installed the SmartJacks under the master bedroom. The homeowners were very happy with the results of the project. 

Sunroom Floor is Slopping, Nashua, NH

This homeowner recently purchased their home in July 2021. After they purchased the home, they felt that the sunroom floors were slopping away from the home. The home is set on a steep decline and the homeowners think that the decline is causing the sunroom floor to slope toward the decline. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese inspected the home and the sunroom. Kenny found the sunroom is sloping down the hill around 2". Kenny recommended installing 5 EZ Posts to the sunroom.

Crew Lead Ed Nadreau and his team arrived at the home and installed 5 EZ Posts in the sunroom to stop the sloping. 

Water Entering Basement is Causing the Basement to Smell, Hollis, NH

This homeowner in Hollis, New Hampshire had purchased their 1830s home a couple of months ago. During the home inspection, they noticed an odor in the basement. More recently they found out that the odor in the basement is because of water entering the basement. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa inspected the home. During his inspection, he found that the mortar in this almost 200-year-old basement is deteriorating. Water is coming through the holes where the mortar has deteriorated and causing water to collect in the basement. Michael recommended installing an Auxilary wall, Water Guard, Super Sumps, and Sani Dry. 

Crew Lead Nick Carelli and his team arrived at the home and installed an Auxilary wall, 109 ft of Water Guard, 2 Super Sumps, and a Sani Dry into the basement. 

Homeowner Noticed New Crack in Foundation Wall, Milford, NH

This homeowner in Milford, New Hampshire noticed one day there was a crack in the foundation of their garage. Soon after they noticed that first crack a second crack started to form. They realized they had a foundation problem on their hands and reached out to Erickson Foundation Solutions for an inspection.

Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa inspected the foundation cracks and found the foundation wall of the garage was beginning to bow. This bowing action was causing the foundation to start to crack as the wall bulged outwards. After Michael's inspection, he recommended installing GeoLock wall anchors to prevent the foundation problem from getting worse.

Crew Lead Spencer Ladd and his team installed 5 GeoLocks according to the design specialists layout. Three of the wall anchors were installed on the back wall of the garage and two more were installed on the left side of the garage. The design was in place to wrap the corner and permanently stabilize the garage's foundation against any further problems.

Home Renovation Halted Because Floors are Sagging, Manchester, NH

This homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire was getting a quote for new flooring on the main level of the home. During the flooring company's inspection and estimate, they found that the floors aren't level. They recommended having the floors leveled and then installing the floors. The homeowners decided to call EFS to see if they can level the floors in their home. 

Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa inspected the basement and the main level of the home to gain an understanding of where the sag in the floors is occurring. After Michael concluded his inspection, he recommended installing SmartJacks with Supplemental Beams to eliminate the sag in the floor. 

Crew Lead Nick Carelli and his team installed 7 SmartJacks into the basement to stabilize the floor above. 

Commercial Property Needs Waterproofing, Brookline, NH

This commercial property owner in Brookline, New Hampshire had been experiencing water coming through the rear foundation wall. Constant tenant complaints have led her to get her commercial property repaired. This property is the retirement for this owner and she would like to protect and preserve the property for years to come. With help from good referrals, she decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Stephen Caron inspected the building. Stephen found long cracks on the 12' foundation wall on the back of the building. When Stephen inspected the crawlspace he noticed there was a high amount of moisture down there. Stephen recommended installing some crack injection to seal the cracks on the foundation wall along with some SilverGlo in some areas, all cracks to have a crack monitor installed, and 2 SaniDry systems installed in the crawlspace to reduce the moisture. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team arrived at the home and installed 60' of crack injection, 60 sqft of SilverGlo, and 2 SaniDry dehumidifiers. 

High Radon Levels, Nashua, NH

This homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire had purchased their home in 2001. Recently the homeowner found out about the radon levels in their basement. The homeowners' son lives in the basement and they wanted to test the basement for radon. They tested for radon and the results came back at 45-60 pCi/L which is very high. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Stephen Caron inspected the home. Stephen had looked in the basement for cracks but didn't find any. Stephen recommended installing a radon mitigation system in the basement of the home. Stephen designed two Radon Mitigation Systems with two different extraction points to collect as much radon-filled air as possible. Also to improve the air quality in the basement Stephen recommended installing an Aspen Air Purifier into the basement. 

Crew Lead Dillon Kingsbury and his team arrived at the home and installed the radon mitigation system in the basement, along with the Aspen Air Purifier. 

Water Coming Up Cracks In Concrete Floor

This homeowner in Bedford, New Hampshire had been experiencing water coming up through cracks in the basement floor. The water collected in the basement whenever there was a rainstorm. The water is threatening to ruin the finished portion of the basement. The homeowners haven't been able to have their parents come to visit because the basement has an additional bedroom for guests. The homeowners would like to reclaim the functional space because the home is getting cramped. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection for homeowners.

Design Specialist Stephen Caron inspected the basement. During Stephen's inspection, he found cracks in the floor and a leak from an egress window. Stephen recommended installing a WellDuct Window Drain, WaterGuard, and a SunHouse Enclosure. 

Crew Lead Ed Nadreau and his team installed the WellDuct Window Drain, 53' of WaterGuard, and the Sunhouse Enclosure. 

Water Continues to Leak into Basement, Bow, NH

This homeowner in Bow, NH travels frequently for work and worries that every time they that their basement is going to flood. They have a sump pump in the basement but it clogs frequently. The homeowner would like to look into a new system. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa inspected the basement. Michael recommended installing a new Sump Pump and Perimeter Drainage System around the entire perimeter of the basement.

Crew Lead Dillon Kingsbury and his team installed 178' of WaterGuard, a TripleSafe Sump Pump, IceGuard, and NexusPro Crack Repair.

 

Radon Mitigation System, Pelham, NH

This homeowner in Pelham, New Hampshire was having concerns with radon in their home. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist John Price inspected the home. The homeowners had a test done in their home and the results came back at 7.1 pCi/L. John recommended installing a radon mitigation system in the basement. 

Crew Lead Dillon Kingsbury and his team installed the radon mitigation system in the basement. 

Water Entering Basement During Heavy Rains, Merrimack, NH

This homeowner owns a rental property in Merrimack, New Hampshire. The tenant of the rental property reached out to the landlord and alerted them to water coming into the basement during heavy rains. The landlord decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Victor Tapia inspected the basement. Victor found the crack and recommended using FlexiSpan to seal the crack.

Crew Lead Ed Nadreau and his team arrived at the home and installed 4' of FlexiSpan and a Crack Monitor to the crack. 

Smart Jacks Installation, Manchester, NH

This homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire has a 2-car garage that has lally columns running between each car bay. One day the homeowners noticed that the bottoms of the lally columns are corroding. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Michael Bradley inspected the lally columns. Michael found that if the homeowner left the lally columns in like they are that they could fail in the future if they corrode more. Michael recommended replacing the lally columns with SmartJacks. 

Crew Lead Chris Trembley and his team installed 2 SmartJacks into the garage where the old lally columns were. 

Sump Pump Installation, Manchester, NH

This homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire was experiencing some water entering their basement. They wanted to have a sump pump installed in their basement to ensure their basement never floods. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa inspected the basement and determined the best place to install a sump pump. Michael recommended installing a TripleSafe Sump Pump in the basement. 

Crew Lead Anthony Rivas and his team arrived and installed the TripleSafe in the basement.

Foundation Concerns 25 Years Later, Manchester, NH

This homeowner in Manchester has been experiencing foundation issues at their home for the past 25 years. The homeowner believes now is the right time to have the foundation issues addressed. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa inspected the home and listened to the concerns of the homeowner. Michael recommended installing Push Piers to stabilize the foundation, EZ Post for the attached sunroom supports, and PolyLevel, concrete slab pour, and Crack Injection for the garage slab. 

Crew Lead Chris Tremblay and his team installed several different products for this project. They installed interior and exterior mounted Push Piers, PolyLevel, Ez Posts, concrete slab pour, and Crack Injection. 

Garage Floor is Cracked from Driveway Being Repaved, Manchester, NH

This homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire had some cracks in their garage. Recently, the homeowner had repaved their driveway and the garage cracks got worse. They contemplated pouring a new garage floor but the homeowners had just paid for the driveway to be redone. So they decided to seek a repair from a local company. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa inspected the garage. He found that some of the cracks were caused by the encroachment of the driveway when it was poured. Some of the other cracks in the garage were caused by some slight sinking. Michael recommended having PolyLevel installed to lift the sunken areas and then have all of the cracks sealed using NexusPro.

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team, first started by drilling small portholes into the slab. Then they set up slab jacks near the mouth of the garage and injected PolyLevel into the portholes to fill any void underneath the slab. Finally, they poured new concrete for a section of concrete that became dislodged from the rest of the slab. 

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, Ayer, MA

These homeowners in Ayer, Massachusetts have a young child and spend a significant amount of time in their finished basement. They are worried about radon affecting the health of themselves and the young child. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese inspected the home. The homeowners had the radon tested in their home when they bought it five years ago. The levels in the basement were about 3 pCi/L. 3 pCi/L is below the recommended amount but the homeowners would like to have it as low as possible. So Kenny recommended installing a radon mitigation system in the basement. 

Crew Lead Dillon Kingsbury and his team installed the radon mitigation system in the basement. The radon pipe was installed in the utility room in the finished basement.

Water Entering Basement During Snow Melt, Nashua, NH

This homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire was experiencing water entering the basement after rainstorms and snowmelt. The basement of the home is half-finished and wants to stop water from entering the basement. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Ryan Flynn inspected the entire basement. Ryan recommended installing WaterGuard, a SuperSump, and an IceGuard in the basement. 

Crew Lead Gilberto Cortijo and his crew installed 50' of Water Guard around the perimeter of the basement, a SuperSump to pump out the water, and an Ice Guard to prevent the water from freezing the discharge line. 

Bulkhead is Leaking into the Basement, Hudson, NH

A homeowner in Hudson, New Hampshire was experiencing water coming down into the basement from the bulkhead. The home was built three years and the water coming from the bulkhead has ruined the carpet in the basement. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Victor Tapia inspected the basement. Victor recommended installing WaterGuard and Trench drain at the bottom of the bulkhead steps. 

Crew Lead Gilberto Cortijo and his team installed the Trench Drain and WaterGuard at the bottom of the bulkhead steps. 

Stabilize Foundation Using Helical Piers, Hillsboro

This homeowner owns a cabin in Hillsboro, New Hampshire. The homeowners have noticed sticking doors and windows and wondered if something is wrong with their foundation. The cabin is set on top of concrete piers and the homeowners think that something might be wrong with them. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa inspected the home and its foundation. Sticking doors and windows are typically a telltale sign of foundation issues. Michael inspected the interior and exterior of the home. Michael found that some of the concrete piers are sinking. This is causing some of the windows and doors to stick. Michael recommended installing Helical Piers and SmartJacks. 

Crew Lead Chris Tremblay and his team installed Helical Piers to replace the concrete piers and SmartJacks to help stabilize the main support beam of the home. 

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PolyWall Restoration in 100 Year Old Home, Wilton, NH

This homeowner in Wilton, New Hampshire has lived in their home for 20 years. The home was built in the early 1900s and the homeowners have done quite a few aesthetic upgrades to the home. The homeowner would like to now move on to two maintain the foundation of the home. The homeowner called EFS about looking at their home's foundation. 

Design Specialist Isaac Hernandez inspected the basement. The old home has a fieldstone foundation that is over 100 years old. The mortar is crumbling on the foundation wall. Isaac recommended installing PolyWall Restoration to the fieldstone foundation. PolyWall Restoration will spray onto the wall and lock in all of the mortar that is on the wall while also sealing up gaps where insects and pests could have gotten in. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team installed PolyWall Restoration onto the foundation wall. 

 

Homeowner Wants to Improve Look of Concrete, Hollis, NH

This homeowner in Hollis, New Hampshire likes to take very good care of their property and has high standards for how they like their property to look. The homeowner has a section of concrete that shows some cracks and a gap between the home and concrete. The homeowner sees this as an eyesore and would like to have it repaired. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Chris Greenwood inspected the concrete patio. Chris found that the patio has sunk around 1-2". Chris recommended injecting PolyLevel under the concrete to lift it back to flush with the home(or as close as possible). 

Nick Melo and Tyler Oslizlo injected PolyLevel and lifted up the patio. They also repaired the cracks in the concrete and installed NexusPro on the edges where the concrete meets the brick. 

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Leaks in Basement, Manchester, NH

This homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire was experiencing some cracks leaking into their basement. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Isaac Hernandez inspected the home. He found two vertical cracks in the basement that were allowing water into the basement. Isaac recommended installing 12ft of FlexiSpan to the two cracks on the wall. 

Crew Lead Anthony Rivas and his team installed 12ft of FlexiSpan to stop water from coming into the basement.

Foundation Wall Bowing, Merrimack, NH

This homeowner in Merrimack, New Hampshire has had some issues with the foundation walls. The homeowner's sister is a realtor and has made it clear to them to repair the foundation walls, before the problems get worse. The homeowners decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Isaac Hernandez inspected the home and found that 3 of the 4 walls were bowing at the center. The front, back, and left walls were all bowing and gradually becoming more unstable. Isaac recommended installing PowerBraces on the front and back walls, and installing Geolocks on the left wall because of a sewer line in the way. 

Crew Lead Scott Crandall and his team installed 8 PowerBraces on the front wall, 8 PowerBraces on the back wall, and 5 Geolocks on the left wall. With everything installed and tightened, the wall is now stabilized and will not bow anymore. 

Sinking Pool Patio, Nashua, NH

This homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire has been living in their home for the past seven years. Last summer they noticed that one corner of their pool patio is sinking. They see the problem getting progressively worse to the point where it is starting to pull on the pool cover. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Senior Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa inspected the pool deck. The pool deck has sunk 3" at it most. Some areas of the patio are starting to crack Michael recommended injecting PolyLevel under the pool deck to lift it. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team injected PolyLevel into the pool deck. Nick was able to lift sections of the pool deck that had sunk. 

Garage Slab Repour, Amherst, NH

This homeowner in Amherst, New Hampshire was looking to sell their home within the next year. They have family that lives in another state and wanted to be closer to them. Before they could put their home on the market, they had to address the big crack in their garage slab. They feared the crack in the concrete would concern potential buyers. They decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Stephen Caron inspected the crack in the garage and recommended two options; sealing the crack, or chipping out the whole slab and pouring a new one. While sealing the crack would be effective in preventing water from flowing beneath, the homeowners decided on pouring a new slab. Their main goal was to have a new looking surface that would appeal to buyers.

Crew Lead Nick Carelli and his team were on site for all the demo and removal of the old concrete slab, as well as for pouring and smoothing out the new slab. 

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PowerBraces and Cracks Sealed, Hudson, NH

This homeowner recently purchased their home in Hudson, New Hampshire. During the pre-purchase inspection, the inspector noticed there were some cracks in the foundation wall in the garage and the basement. These cracks worried the new homeowners, so they called EFS for a free inspection. 

Senior Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa inspected the home. Michael found those same cracks in the basement and found that the wall is cracking because hydrostatic pressure is pushing in on the wall and causing it to crack. The homeowners are fortunate to have caught this as early as they did. If this is left untreated for months or years the wall could become unstable and collapse. Michael recommended installing PowerBraces to the wall and sealing the cracks in the foundation walls.  

Crew Lead Nick Carelli and his team installed 2 PowerBraces and sealed the cracks in the foundation wall. 

High Radon Levels, Nashua, NH

A homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire, recently reached out to Erickson Foundation Solutions about high radon levels in their home. The homeowners had their home tested and the levels are 14 pCi/L. The recommendation for radon levels in a confined space is under 4 pCi/L. The homeowner set up a radon appointment with a design specialist.

Michael Bradley, The Design Specialist, inspected the home to see where the best place to install a radon mitigation system would be. Michael recommended a radon mitigation system with a single extraction point. 

Crew Lead Dillon Kingsbury and his team installed the radon mitigation system in the basement. 

Control Joints are Chipped and Cracked, Milford, NH

In front of a hospital in Milford, New Hampshire, the sidewalk needs some repair. The Property Manager of this hospital wanted to repair the sidewalks to eliminate trip hazards for patients and guests. The Property Manager called EFS for an inspection. 

Senior Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa inspected the home sidewalk. The control joints of the walkway are spalling and chipping. Michael recommended repairing the control joints for the entire length of the walkway. 

Crew Lead Nick Carelli and David Elliot repaired all of the control joints on the walkway. 

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Cracking Pool Deck, Merrimack, NH

A homeowner in Merrimack, New Hampshire, has a pool that they like to use during the summer months. The concrete around the pool has cracked and lifted in some areas. The homeowner called EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Isaac Hernandez inspected the pool area. He found many cracks and concrete sections that need to be leveled. He recommended repairing the pool area with PolyLevel and NexusPro.

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team injected PolyLevel into the slabs that weren't level and then used NexusPro to seal any cracks in the concrete.  

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Tripping Hazard Around Pool, Bedford, NH

A homeowner in Bedford, New Hampshire, has a pool in their backyard that they love to use during the warmer months. Over the past 2 years, the homeowners have noticed some changes in the concrete around the pool. Some of the concrete slabs have raised and caused a tripping hazard. The homeowners have grandchildren that come over to use the pool. They want to have the concrete around the pool repaired. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa inspected the pool deck. He found that most of the hazards are in the back right corner of the pool. There are a couple of slabs that have become uneven. Michael recommended fixing the back corner of the pool deck with PolyLevel.

Crew Lead Tyler Oslizlo and his team arrived at the home and injected PolyLevel under the affected slabs to level them. 

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Stage 3 Wall Failure, Hampstead, NH

This homeowner in Hampstead, New Hampshire, had foundation wall concerns in their home. The block foundation of the home is bowing and during the winter water comes into the basement through the bulkhead. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Senior Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa inspected the home. During the inspection of the foundation wall, Michael quickly realized that the foundation wall is in stage 3 wall failure and needs to be repaired immediately. Michael recommended installing Geolocks to stabilize the wall and attempt to straighten the wall as much as possible. Michael also recommended installing CleanSpace and WaterGuard in the basement. 

A couple of crews from EFS came to the home in Hampstead to install the CleanSpace, WaterGuard, and Geolocks. 

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Front Stair Replacement, Manchester, NH

A customer in Manchester, New Hampshire, had a radon appointment with Design Specialist Victor Tapia. During Victor's inspection, the homeowner commented about wanting to repair the front steps of the home. Victor laid out their options and they got to choose what they would like. 

Crew Lead Matt Curtis and his team installed the new stairs at the front of the home. 

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Radon Mitigation System, Nashua, NH

A homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire, recently had concerns about radon in their home. They decided to have a radon test done in their home. The test came back at 7 pCi/L which is above the recommended amount. The homeowners decided to call EFS to have us install a radon mitigation system into their home. 

A crew from EFS installed a Radon Mitigation System into the basement with one extraction point. The crew reduced the amount of radon in the basement once the radon system was turned on. 

Stabilize and Level Barn, Bennington, NH

The potential buyers of a home in Bennington, New Hampshire, are to have the home inspected for potential issues. The inspector flags the barns as a potential issue. The potential buyers called Erickson Foundation Solutions about an inspection and a solution. The Design Specialist from EFS recommended installing SmartJacks to stabilize the barn. The potential buyers pursue the home and end up purchasing the property. After the home was purchased, they called EFS to schedule an installation for the SmartJacks. 

On the scheduled installation date the crew from EFS installed 15 SmartJacks to stabilize the barn. 

PowerBraces and SmartJack Installation, Amherst, NH

A home that was built in 2020 has a crack in the foundation and water is entering the basement from the crack. The homeowner would like to repair the wall and make sure the wall doesn't leak anymore. Homeowner in the future would like to have the basement finished and wants to make sure no water is coming into the basement. They called Erickson Foundation Solutions for a free inspection. 

A Design Specialist inspected the home and found where the water was entering the basement. While taking some measurements of the wall the Design Specialist found that the wall has a slight bow to it. The specialist measured the bow in the wall to be around 1". To ensure that the wall won't continue to bow in the Design Specialist recommended installing PowerBraces along the entire wall. Another area that the Design Specialist looked at was the main beam in the basement. The beam appeared to be sagging slightly. Again, the Design Specialist measured and found that the beam was sagging between .25"-.375" which is a lot for a 2-year-old home. To counteract the bow in the main support beam EFS recommended installing SmartJacks under the support beam. 

The EFS crew installed 9 PowerBraces and 4 SmartJacks into the basement. 

High Radon Levels, Hudson, NH

This homeowner in Hudson, New Hampshire, has high radon levels in their home. The homeowner had tested the basement for radon and the results were 40.05 pCi/L. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. A Design Specialist inspected the home and designed a radon mitigation system to mitigate the radon in the home. The specialist system included 2 extraction points to allow for the most amount of radon to be mitigated. 

The radon crew from EFS installed a Radon Mitigation System with two extraction points.

Radon Mitigation System, Hudson, NH

This homeowner in Hudson, New Hampshire is planning on selling their home in the next year. They have a basement that the family uses very consistently. They have a few small fish tanks and a turtle pond in the basement. The radon levels were tested and found to be 3.8 pCi/L. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

A Design Specialist inspected the home and created a plan to install a radon mitigation system into the home. 

The Radon Installation Crew installed the Radon Mitigation System into the home. 

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7" of Water In Basement Made Them Consider Basement Waterproofing, Hillsborough, NH

This homeowner in Hillsborough, New Hampshire, experienced a torrential downpour during the summer of 2021 which caused 7" of water to come into their basement. The water destroyed their water heater and furnace. The insurance paid for the damages but the homeowner would like to prevent this from happening again. They installed a sump pump but would like to have a full system installed in their home. They reached out to Erickson Foundation Solutions for a free inspection.

A Design Specialist inspected the home. The Design Specialist recommended installing a full perimeter WaterGuard System, a TripleSafe Sump Pump, and a SaniDry Sedona into the basement to keep the basement permanently dry. 

The Waterproofing team from EFS installed 146' of WaterGuard, a TripleSafe Sump Pump, and a SaniDry Sedona in the basement. 

Concrete Issues Around Home, Manchester, NH

A homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire needs some concrete around their home tended to. The garage, bulkhead, and pathway around the home need some cracks and joints resealed, as well as two sections of concrete should be lifted. The homeowner called Erickson Foundation Solutions for a free inspection. 

The design specialist inspected all of the concrete around the home and recommended redoing all of the control joints and lifting up two areas in the back of the home. The surface of the concrete now looked cleaner and is protected against further cracks forming.

To seal the cracks and joints, the EFS crew installed 245 feet of NexusPro. They were also able to lift and stabilize two areas in the back of the home with PolyLevel. 

Mobile Home Add-on is Sinking, Nashua, NH

The owner of a mobile home in Nashua, New Hampshire began to notice water coming from between their add-on and the main section of the mobile home. Knowing the water would eventually cause further damage, the homeowner called Erickson Foundation Solutions for a free inspection to help solve the problem. 

During his thorough inspection, the design specialist determined there was water washing away some of the dirt under the home, causing the foundation to start sinking. The way the water was flowing off the home and under the home in this way had been going on for years. EFS recommended installing EZ Posts under the mobile home, which would permanently stabilize the structure and prevent it from settling into the wet soil.  The 6 EZ posts installed went down 7' to 8' each, where they hit ledge or extremely compact soils, giving enough support to easily stabilize the weight of the mobile home.

 

Foundation is Shifting, Goffstown, NH

The owner of a home in Goffstown, New Hampshire noticed that the house started to shift a couple of years ago. The homeowner wanted to have the foundation looked at so he called EFS for a free inspection. 

The homeowner feared losing the home. Our design specialist recommended installing EZ Posts to stabilize the foundation of the home. 

The EFS crew installed 8 EZ Posts to the front and back of the home. The EZ Post restored the confidence of the homeowner to allow them to stay in their home.

Radon Mitigation System, Nashua, NH

A homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire, had worried about radon gas being in their home. To gain more information they decided to test their home for radon. The test resulted in the home levels being 5-6 pCi/L. The homeowners wanted to reduce this number, so they decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Our design specialist recommended and designed a radon mitigation system for their home. 

An EFS crew installed the radon mitigation system into the home and reduced the radon levels in the home to a comfortable level. 

Walkway is Sinking Because of Water Runoff, Manchester, NH

A homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire recently had EFS install Push Piers in the front of their home because the homeowner had found a crack in the foundation. The home's foundation was lifted up a few inches, leaving a gap between the concrete and the molding at the bottom of the front door. The homeowner decided to call EFS again to see if they could solve this problem for them. 

Our design specialist inspected the front slab leading to the front door. The design specialist recommended using PolyLevel to lift the slab back up to the molding of the front door. 

A crew from EFS injected PolyLevel under the slab and lifted it to lessen the gap between the slab and the molding.

Radon Mitigation System, Hollis, NH

A homeowner in Hollis, New Hampshire had a radon level in their home around 27 pCi/L. They wanted to get radon levels back down to 4 pCi/L, so they decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Our design specialist examined the home and found where they could install the radon mitigation system.

The radon team installed the radon mitigation system into the home and reduced the radon levels to below 4 pCi/L. 

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. 

Slab Sinking because of Ground Water, Brookline, NH

A homeowner in Brookline, New Hampshire, had called EFS because groundwater was entering their garage and causing the slab to sink. Our design specialist recommended using PolyLevel to lift the concrete. The production crew injected PolyLevel under the garage slab to lift it.  The homeowners were very happy to have water no longer collecting in their garage. 

 

Radon Mitigation System and CleanSpace Encapsulation, Epsom, NH

A homeowner in Epsom, New Hampshire, tested their home for radon. Our design specialist thoroughly inspected the home. The specialist had found high radon levels and high moisture levels in the basement. The specialist recommended installing a radon mitigation system and a CleanSpace Encapsulation system in the basement. 

Our production crew installed the radon mitigation system into the home, then installed the CleanSpace Encapsulation System into the basement to help regulate the moisture levels in the basement to prevent mold growth. 

The owners of the home were very happy with the installation of the radon system and the CleanSpace system. 

Supports Failing on Mobile Home, Greenville, NH

A homeowner in Greenville, New Hampshire, has recently bought a mobile home. After purchasing the home, they noticed it was leaning. The homeowners decided they needed to fix the problem. 

Our design specialist examined the mobile home inside and out. The specialist recommended installing 4 Mobile Home Foundation Post under the home. 

Our production team installed 4 Mobile Home Foundation Posts under the home to add support and level its foundation. 

Reoccurring Foundation Issues, Nashua, NH

A homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire, has been living in her home since 1971. Around 2005 she had an issue where some cracks appeared on her foundation walls. She contacted a local contractor that installed Helical Piers. She had them install Helical Piers at the back of her home. Not even 20 years later, the same issue started to happen again. The company that installed the helical piers is no longer in business, so the homeowner had to find a new company to stop her home from sinking and cracking. 

She reached out to EFS. Our design specialist looked at the foundation and recommended using our helical piers to stop the foundation of the home from cracking. 

During installation, our production team found that the old helical had completely failed. Our team installed 8 Helical Piers on the footing of the foundation. 

The homeowner was happy that her home was fully stabilized. 

Slopping Floors and a Sump Pump Installation, Goffstown, NH

A homeowner in Goffstown, New Hampshire, had recently purchased their home less than a year ago. The home has sloping floors and water entering the basement. The homeowner is worried about his daughter and grandchildren's safety. Our design specialist examined the home and recommended installing SmartJacks, CleanSpace, SaniDry, TripleSafe, WaterGuard, and IceGuard into the home. 

Our production team installed 5 SmartJacks with 18 ft of supplemental beam, CleanSpace, a SaniDry, TripleSafe, WaterGuard, and IceGuard. The team was able to stop the floors from sloping and created a waterproofing system to remove water from the basement.  

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. 

TripleSafe and WaterGuard Installation, Greenville, NH - Photo 1
SmartJacks Installation, Nashua, NH

A homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire, had concerns with their crawlspace. Our design specialist examined the crawlspace and recommended installing SmartJacks to stabilize the floor. They also recommended installing a SaniDry into their basement to control the humidity. 

Our production crew installed 4 SmartJacks with 22' of Supplemental beam into the crawlspace. The team also installed a SaniDry in the basement. 

Foundation Wall Crack, Litchfield, NH

A homeowner in Litchfield, New Hampshire, had a crack in their foundation. Over the past couple of years, the crevice has been getting bigger. Our design specialist examined the foundation and recommended installing FlexiSpan and a SaniDry to control the humidity in the basement. 

Our production team installed 8 feet of FlexiSpan to the foundation wall in the basement. The homeowner had previously had a TripleSafe Sump and a WaterGuard system installed into their basement. The crew will tie the FlexiSpan into the WaterGuard so that any water can pass into the WaterGuard system and then trickle into the TripleSafe. After the FlexiSpan was installed, the team installed the SaniDry and connected the discharge line to the TripleSafe. 

Foundation Wall Crack, Litchfield, NH - Photo 1
Water Coming Up From Cracks, Milford, NH

A homeowner in Milford, New Hampshire, had water entering from cracks in the basement floor and wall. They noticed the water coming into the basement for the past 2 years and decided it was time to find a solution. The homeowners have no intention to sell their home, so they are going to repair the home and repair it right. They want to protect their items in storage from water ruining them.

Our design specialist completed a thorough inspection of the basement space. After examining the basement, the design specialist recommended installing WaterGuard, Ultra Sump, IceGuard LawnScape Outlet, FlexiSpan Crack Monitor, and NexusPro. 

The team first started by chipping out the 51' of concrete for the WaterGuard and space for the UltraSump to be set in. This drainage system is lightly covered with crushed stone and then concrete is poured and smoothed over the WaterGuard, leaving a part of the flange exposed. Once the system is installed and tested successfully, the concrete patch work can be completed. The crew then uses FlexiSpan to seal cracks that are on the foundation wall. The IceGuard and LawnScape Outlet are installed on the exterior of the home. They are part of the discharge line from the UltraSump and allow for the water to be pushed out of the home and get the water far from the home so it cannot re-enter the home. The crew also installed 3 Crack Monitors on cracks the homeowner was concerned about. If any foundation problems emerge with these cracks, the homeowner should be able to detect them now. The team finished the project by sealing cracks and control joints in the basement using NexusPro. 

Void Under Garage Slab, Wilton, NH

A homeowner in Wilton, New Hampshire, lives in a home that was built last July. Their garage slab was making a hollow sound underneath it and the homeowner wanted to find a solution to fill the voids they detected. Our design specialist inspected around the garage and recommended using PolyLevel to fill all the voids under the slab. 

Our PolyLevel team, led by Nick Melo, first drilled a number of injection ports throughout the surface of the slab in a grid pattern. The grid pattern allowed them to fill any void precisely without lifting. The slab itself had not severely cracked or become uneven yet, and so it was crucial Nick and his team did not inject too much material. Once installation of the polymer foam was complete, the garage no longer had hollow noises. The homeowner was pleased they didn't have to worry about voids beneath their slab causing damage to their home. 

Sinking Walkway, Manchester, NH

A homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire, had found their walkway in the front of their home was sinking more and more each year. The homeowner wanted to fix the walkway before this trend of getting worse continued. Our design specialist examined the walkway and recommended lifting the concrete using PolyLevel. 

Our production team lifted the walkway successfully by drilling small ports into the concrete and injecting PolyLevel under the concrete until the foam lifted the slab. After we lifted the walkway, the team sealed the control joints with NexusPro.  The homeowner now has peace of mind that their walkway will no longer be a tripping hazard throughout the year.

Homeowner Wants to Replace Wooden Supports, Manchester, NH

A homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire, wanted to support a beam in the basement. The homeowner was worried about the structural integrity of the wooden supports in their basement. Our design specialist examined the wooden supports in the basement and recommended installing SmartJacks. 

Our production crew began by setting up temporary supports to take the weight off of the wooden supports. The team then removed the supports and began chipping out a footing for our SmartJacks. After the footing was chipped out, the team connected the SmartJacks to the main beam. Finally, the team pours concrete over the base and removed the temporary posts. 

Vertical Crack in Foundation Wall Allows Water Into Basement, Hudson, NH

A homeowner in Hudson, New Hampshire, has a crack in their foundation wall that continues to leak water into the basement. The homeowner would like to stop the crack from leaking. Our design specialist looked at the crevice in the basement and recommended using FlexiSpan to seal it. 

Our production team sealed the crack on the foundation wall and prevented water from entering the basement. 

Vertical Crack in Foundation Wall Allows Water Into Basement, Hudson, NH - Photo 1
Pool Deck is Sinking and Cracking, Manchester, NH

A homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire, has lived in their home for over 20 years and they have had the pool for around the same time. Over the past 20 years, the pool deck has sunk and cracked. The homeowner would like to extend the lifespan of the pool deck. Our design specialist recommended installing PolyLevel and NexusPro to lift, level, and seal the cracks on the pool deck. 

Our production team used Poly and slab jacks to lift and level the concrete around the pool. After the pool deck was leveled, the team sealed all of the cracks in concrete with NexusPro.  

Leaking Bulkhead, Nashua, NH

A homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire, had water entering their basement through their bulkhead. The most amount of water they've had in their basement was 6", the homeowner would like to find a solution to prevent water from flooding the basement. Our design specialist walked through the basement and confirmed that water was coming through the bulkhead and onto the basement floor. The specialist recommended installing a one-wall drainage system with a vapor barrier against the wall in the basement. 

Our production team installed WaterGuard, CleanSpace, SuperSump, IceGuard, and a buried downspout. The CleanSpace will collect any water that enters through the foundation and direct it into the drainage system at the base of the wall. Then the water will go through the sump pump and out to the downspout and away from the home. 

Water Entering Finished Basement, North Chelmsford, MA

A homeowner in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts, had water coming into their basement for the last few years. The carpet in their basement was damaged by water because the water had constantly entered the basement. The homeowner knows that this issue will be a sticking point when they decide to sell the home. Our design specialist Stephen examined where the water has been collecting in the basement. Stephen recommended installing WaterGuard, UltraSump, and IceGuard to stop water from collecting on the floor in their basement. Additionally, Stephen recommended replacing the bulkhead door, FlexiSpan, and a Crack Monitor to prevent water from coming through the walls. 

Our production team first started by exposing 22' of foundation wall in the basement. They then chipped out 26' of concrete to install the WaterGuard along the foundation wall. At the end of the WaterGuard, the team had dug a basin to install the UltraSump. The team then used a core drill to feed the drainage line through to the exterior of the home. After the drainage line is fed through to the exterior of the home, the team connected the IceGuard to the drainage line. Following the waterproofing system being installed the team removed the old bulkhead and replaced it with the new one. Finally, the team installed FlexiSpan over the crack in the foundation wall and applied a crack monitor to the crack on the exterior of the home. EFS was able to prevent water from coming into their basement.

CleanSpace Installation in CrawlSpace, Bedford, NH

A homeowner in Bedford, New Hampshire, had concerns about the moisture in their crawlspace. They wanted to improve the efficiency of the insulation of their crawlspace. Our design specialist Victor examined and measured the crawlspace. Victor proposed a solution that would improve efficiency and address the moisture in the crawlspace. The solution was to install CleanSpace, Drainage Matting, and TerraBlock into the crawlspace. 

Our production team first removed all debris from the crawlspace. Next, they installed Drainage Matting over the 320sqft of the crawlspace. This will allow air and water to travel under the matting without disturbing the crawlspace. Next, the team installed TerraBlock over the drainage matting and on the walls for added insulation. Following the TerraBlock, the team installed CleanSpace over the floors and walls of the crawlspace to create a vapor barrier where moisture and pests can't penetrate through. To finish the job the team installed an EverLast Door at the entrance to the crawlspace to create a physical door to close the space. 

Concrete Needed Repair in Warehouse, Merrimack, NH

A warehouse in Merrimack, New Hampshire, had some concrete that had cracked on the warehouse floor. The cracking had gotten bad enough to cause a tripping hazard. The warehouse had forklifts that operated on the warehouse floor and the manager would like to have the floor repaired. Our design specialist Michael Bradley examined the areas of cracked concrete and recommended removing and replacing the cracked concrete, using PolyLevel to fill the void under the concrete, and using NexusPro to seal cracks around the warehouse. 

Our PolyLevel team led by Tyler, first started by chipping out the damaged section of concrete. Once the concrete was removed, they installed rebar to strengthen the concrete. They then poured the new concrete over the rebar and waited for it to cure. As the concrete is curing, the team went around the warehouse to inject PolyLevel under the concrete to fill void. After the team filled the void, they used NexusPro to seal all of the cracks around the warehouse. 

Cracks in Foundation Wall, Somersworth, NH

A homeowner in Somersworth, Massachusetts, had some cracks in their foundation that they are concerned about. One year ago the home had the main beam replaced, and since then they have seen cracks in the foundation. Our design specialist Brian looked around the basement and the main living area of the home and found noticeable cracks in the foundation and other indications in the main living space. Our specialist recommended adding support to the foundation walls and under the main beam. 

Our production team installed PowerBraces on the foundation wall to strengthen the walls. The PowerBrace is a beam that is slightly taller than the foundation wall, the beam is mounted to the base of the wall with a plate and is secured into place by connecting to the joists. Using the bracket to connect to the joist the team can tighten the PowerBrace as much as they can to straighten a wall that has begun to bow. The team installed PowerBraces every few feet around the entire perimeter of the basement. After the team finished installing the PowerBraces the team began prepping to install the SmartJacks. To prep for the new supports, the team chipped out concrete where each SmartJack will rest. The team opens a 2'x2'x18" hole under the concrete and filled most of the hole with engineered fill then the top of the fill is covered with concrete for the SmartJack to rest on. Once the supports are connected to the main beam the team sets the footing of the SmartJack in concrete to lock them in place. Our team was able to address their foundation concerns and add stability to their foundation walls and the main beam of their home. 

Covered Porch Needs Support, Merrimack, NH

A homeowner in Merrimack, New Hampshire, had a covered porch off of the back of their home. They deemed the covered porch no longer safe to stand in because of fear that it will collapse. The concrete piers under the main beam were sagging while some other supports around the porch were doing nothing at all. The homeowners would like to have the supports under their covered porch replaced so they can use that space in their home again. Our design specialist Chris recommended installing 6 EZ posts to replace the old sinking concrete piers. 

Our structural team began installing temporary posts and carefully removing the old concrete piers from under the covered porch. The team installed EZ posts in place of the old concrete piers. They installed the EZ posts by using a drive head to drill down the post like a big screw. The team made sure that each post was installed straight and under enough pressure to stabilize the covered porch. The team disposed of the old concrete piers and secured the EZ posts to the vertical supports of the covered porch. 

Our team installed EZ posts under the homeowners' covered porch to replace old sinking concrete piers that had lost their structural integrity. The team supported the main beam with 3 EZ posts and also added support where 3 concrete piers had failed with 3 more EZ posts. The homeowner was very happy they were able to use their covered porch. 

Leaking Bulkhead, Bedford, NH

A homeowner in Bedford, New Hampshire, found water in their basement after a rainstorm dropped .7" of rain in 24 hours. The water was collecting at the bottom of the last step of the bulkhead. The homeowner lived in Florida during the winter and doesn't want to worry about water in the basement when they were in Florida. Our design specialist recommended installing a sump pump and a drainage system to collect and dispel the water. 

Our Waterproofing team started by chipping out a trench for our TrenchLock and WaterGuard to sit in. The TrenchLock was installed in from of the bulkhead door and the water was installed on both sides of the door. Connected to the drainage system was the TripleSafe Sump, so if any water enters the TrenchLock or WaterGuard the TripleSafe will push the water out of the basement through the drainage line. 

The homeowners were happy to know if any water enters the basement through the bulkhead that the drainage system and sump pump will collect the water and push it out of the basement. The homeowner now has peace of mind when they travel to Florida for the winter. 

 

Leaking Bulkhead, Bedford, NH - Photo 1
Cracking Garage Slab, Nashua, NH

A homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire, had lived in their home for 45 years, and about 10-15 years ago they noticed cracking and shifting in their concrete. The cracking and shifting had gotten worse over the past couple of years and the homeowners are planning on selling the home in the future. The homeowner wanted to repair the cracks in the garage because it had started affecting the mudroom inside their house and could potentially affect a sale in the future. The homeowner planned on moving to Florida sometime shortly. Our design specialist recommended installing PolyLevel and NexusPro to fill the void, lift, level, and seal cracks on the garage slab.

Our PolyLevel Crew repaired the garage by injecting PolyLevel under the slab. The team used our Polyrig to fill the void underneath the slab. Once the void was filled the team performed a lift and level procedure to areas that had sunk. When the team finished the lift and level procedure they then sealed all of the cracks in the garage with NexusPro.

The homeowners were happy with the repair of the garage slab. The concrete was leveled and the cracks were sealed. 

Cracking Garage Slab, Nashua, NH - Photo 1
Supports Added to Stop Sloping Floors, Manchester, NH

A contractor in Manchester, New Hampshire, purchased a home in late 2020 that had a fire on its top floor. The homeowner wanted to gut the top floor to repair items that were damaged by the fire. Other than the fire damage in the home, there were also some floor support problems. On the first and second floors, the floors were sagging and sloping. The homeowner plans on repairing the home to rent out the top floor as two rental income units. Our design specialist Michael B. recommended replacing the old supports in the basement and adding more supports. 

Our production team replaced and installed 6 lally columns into the basement. To install the lally columns, the team first installed temporary supports around the basement to keep the beams and floors in place when they replace the old lally columns. Once the temporary supports were set up and the old supports are removed, the team began prepping for the new lally columns to be installed. The team chipped out 24" by 24" sections of concrete to install each lally column. Each section that the team chipped out is so the lally column doesn't rest on the slab in the basement. The team chipped through the slab until they hit the dirt. After they reached dirt, the team poured in a concrete base that the lally column can rest on. The team sets the bottom of the lally column on the concrete and connected the top to the beam above. After the lally columns were installed, the team poured concrete over the base to prevent them from moving or shifting. 

The homeowner was happy that EFS stopped the sagging and sloping in their home. Now they can focus on repairing the second floor so the homeowner can transition that space into two rental units. 

Supports Added to Stop Sloping Floors, Manchester, NH - Photo 1
Watering Entering Basement, Hollis, NH

A homeowner in Hollis, New Hampshire, had water entering their basement and causing damage to the floors and belongings. Water appears in the basement during periods of thaw/ melt, and or heavy rains. The homeowner has seen up to 4" of water in their basement at one time. Our design specialist Tom recommended installing a perimeter drainage system in their basement. 

Our waterproofing team began by chipping out concrete at the base of the basement wall. The team chipped out a 6" wide trench around the entire perimeter of the basement. This trench will hold our WaterGuard perimeter drainage system. Any water from the wall or the ground will be collected by this channel and directed to a sump pump. As the team was chipping out the concrete for the WaterGuard the team also chipped out the basin for the sump pump. After the team was finished chipping all of the concrete they began laying the WaterGuard into the channel. The team connected each section of WaterGuard with a strong adhesive and made sure to pitch the WaterGuard so the water can run downhill toward the sump pump. The team installed the TripleSafe Sump and connected it to the WaterGuard. Once the WaterGuard and TripleSafe are connected the team began mixing concrete to cover the perimeter drainage and around the sump pump. When the concrete was curing the team used a coring drill to make a hole in the wall to allow the drainage pipe to push water outside. Attached to the drainage pipe on the exterior of the home, the team installed an IceGuard to prevent water from backing up into the basement. The team dug a trench for the drainage line. The trench was dug out into the yard to prevent water from re-entering the home.

The team completed installing the perimeter drainage system in the basement. The homeowner doesn't have to worry about water collecting in their basement anymore. 

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Erosion Causing Foundation and Waterproofing Issues, Pelham, NH

A homeowner in Pelham, New Hampshire, had dirt entering their basement. Water coming off of the roof and water was pulling dirt into the basement because the foundation in the front of the home doesn't have a footing. The home was built in the 1940s and seemed to have additions installed to the home throughout the years. Our design specialist Michael B. recommended installing Helical Piers in the front of the home, a small masonry wall to hold dirt and water back from coming into the basement, SmartJacks, and a perimeter drainage system. 

Our team first started by installing the SmartJacks under the main floor. The team propped up a supplemental beam under the floor joist. The team then installed the SmartJacks under the supplemental beam and secured them together by using a U bracket and self-taping screws. After the SmartJacks are installed the team began chipping out concrete from the perimeter drainage system. They chipped out a small trench around the perimeter of the basement so they can install WaterGuard and the TripleSafe Sump. Once our team placed the WaterGuard and TripleSafe in the small trench around the basement, they then poured concrete around the WaterGuard and Triplesafe. After the perimeter drainage was installed, the team began exposing the foundation wall at the front of the home so they could install the Helical Piers. The team used a hydraulic drive head to torque the Helical piers under the home to stabilize the front of the home. Once the Helical piers are installed, the team moved back inside the basement to start the masonry block wall. The team started by pouring concrete footing. Next, after the footing was cured the team started laying concrete blocks. Our lead mason laid two levels of blocks to prevent dirt and water from entering the main section of the basement. 

The homeowners were happy that our team was able to stop water and dirt from entering the basement while also stabilizing the foundation and the floors on the main floor. 

 

Mouth of Garage Has Become Eye Sore, Nashua, NH

A homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire, purchased their forever home 2 years ago. The home was built in 2000 and at purchase, they noticed that something was wrong with the apron of the garage. Over the first two winters since purchasing the home, the mouth of the garage has gotten worse. The homeowner would like to have the apron repaired because it is an eyesore. Our design specialist Kenny recommended chipping out the apron of the garage and pouring a new apron. 

Our team first started by chipping out the apron of the garage using jackhammers. The team chipped out 8-12" of concrete so they can replace the apron of the garage. After the concrete is removed the team began mixing concrete. The team made framing so they can make a form for the apron. The team poured and smoothed the concrete inside of the form and then waited for the concrete to cure. Once the concrete is cured the team removed the form. 

The homeowners were happy with how their new garage apron looked. 

Mouth of Garage Has Become Eye Sore, Nashua, NH - Photo 1
Radon Mitigation System, Pelham, NH

A homeowner in Pelham, New Hampshire, recently tested their home for radon. The results from the test came back at an average of 31 pCi/L. The homeowners would like to install a radon mitigation system into their home. They planned on finishing the basement and are worried about their grandchildren's health. The homeowners had a passive system in their home and our design specialist Michael B. recommended installing a radon fan onto the existing passive system. 

Our production team started by examining the existing passive radon system. The system had one extraction point and our crew needed to add a second to capture as much radon as possible. The team started by chipping out a section of concrete for the additional extraction point. Once the team chipped out enough concrete, they inserted a PVC radon pipe into the concrete and sealed it. After the team sealed the extraction point they tied the radon pipe in with the existing radon systems. Once the team set up the two extraction points were set up, the team then went up into the attic and installed a radon fan onto the existing system. The radon team made sure the radon system was working correctly before leaving. 

The homeowners were very happy with their new radon system. The radon system reduced the radon levels in their home to a safe level. 

 

Radon Mitigation System, Pelham, NH - Photo 1
Sagging Bouncy Floors, Lowell, MA

A homeowner in Lowell, Massachusetts, was experiencing sagging and bouncy floors on the main level of their home. The homeowner wanted the floors to be fixed correctly so they reached out to EFS. The crawlspace was part concrete and part dirt, and some of the supports were sinking. Our design specialist Isaac H. recommended adding supports in the crawlspace to stop the floor from sagging and bouncing. 

Our team installed a combination of lally columns, SmartJacks, and Supplemental beams to stabilize the floor of the home. Our team first prepped to install the supports by removing the old supports and installing temporary supports in the crawlspace. For each new support, the team poured a new footing. The team had to chip out old concrete and pour a new base for each support. After the team poured new bases for each support the team started installing the new supports. The team installed 7 lally columns and 5 SmartJacks with a 20' Supplemental Beam. Once all of the supports are installed the team poured concrete over the footings of the supports to make sure the supports won't move. 

The homeowner was very happy that we solved their sagging and bouncy floor issue. They no longer have to worry about the floors anymore. 

Sagging Bouncy Floors, Lowell, MA - Photo 1
Slab Under Addition Is Cracked and Sinking, Merrimack, NH

A homeowner in Merrimack, New Hampshire, had an addition that was installed on raised supports and the supports were set on a concrete slab. The home was built in the 1950s and the newest homeowners have lived in the home for 2 years. Since they purchased the home the homeowners noticed the addition at the back of their home was being supported by cracked concrete. With young kids running around the homeowners have had to tell their kids not to go into the addition because they fear it will collapse. Our design specialist Chris recommended removing the concrete under the additions and installing 6 EZ posts underneath the structure. 

 Our production team started by removing the concrete from under the addition. To make sure the addition didn't collapse the team set up temporary supports. The team removed the concrete and the old supports from the addition and began setting up the EZ posts. The team used a hydraulic drive head to drive down our EZ post into the ground. The team drove down each EZ post until they achieved a high enough PSI to support the addition. The team then capped each of the EZ posts with an adapter that will hold a PT 6x6 support. The team finished by securing each of the EZ posts to the addition to fully support it. 

The homeowners were very happy with the results of the project. They can now use the back room of their home for the first since purchasing the home 2 years ago. 

Slab Under Addition Is Cracked and Sinking, Merrimack, NH - Photo 1
Crawlspace Encapsulation, Amherst, NH

A homeowner in Amherst, New Hampshire, had some issues in their crawlspace. Their crawlspace was damp and needed to replace some of the supports. The homeowner also wanted to store some of their belonging in the crawlspace but can't because any items left in there would get wet or destroyed. Our design specialist John recommended installing SmartJacks to replace some of the supports that were failing and then encapsulating the crawlspace. 

Our production team started by removing debris from the crawlspace and then removing the failing supports. The team started installing the SmartJacks by creating footings for each one. After the team created a footing for each SmartJack, they connected the SmartJacks to the main beam and lifted up on the floor to level them. Once the floor was leveled, the team began installing the Drainage Matting and CleanSpace into the crawlspace. The team first laid down the Drainage Matting which allowed water and air to travel underneath it. After the Drainage Matting was installed, the team then encapsulated the entire crawlspace in CleanSpace. Moist can't enter the crawlspace because of the CleanSpace moisture barrier.

The homeowners were happy with the results of the project. They no longer have to worry about moisture getting into their crawlspace and they can now use the crawlspace to store items. 

Crawlspace Encapsulation, Amherst, NH - Photo 1
Water Enters Basement Periodically, Salem, NH

A homeowner in Salem, New Hampshire, had been referred to us by a past customer. The homeowner thought they had some settlement and waterproofing issues so their friend recommended EFS. Our design specialist Chris inspected the home for settlement and waterproofing. Chris didn't find anything concerning about the foundation but the homeowner also wanted to address water entering their basement, so Chris recommended installing WaterGuard and a TripleSafe. 

Our production team began by chipping out the concrete around the perimeter of the basement. The team chipped out 119' of concrete so they could install WaterGuard into the basement. After the team chipped out all of the concrete, they began to lay the WaterGuard in the trench at the base of the wall. The team connected each section of WaterGuard until all 119' was linked with the perimeter drain. After the WaterGuard was complete, the team installed the TripleSafe sump pump. The TripleSafe is connected to the perimeter drain so any water that entered the WaterGuard will run down into the Triplesafe basin and then when the water gets high enough in the basin the pump will push the water outside via the drainage line. Once the WaterGuard and TripleSafe are linked up the team covered the WaterGuard and around the basin of the TripleSafe with concrete to conceal the system. 

The homeowner was very happy their friend referred a quality company to address the concerns in their home. The homeowner no longer has to worry about water entering their home. 

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Pool Deck Needed to be Re-pitched, Merrimack, NH

A homeowner in Merrimack, New Hampshire, recently had work done on the pool deck that left them unsatisfied. The homeowners had new concrete poured around the pool. The company that had poured the concrete left the concrete unlevel with way too much pitch. They would like to have the pool deck pitch fixed. Our design specialist recommended installing PolyLevel under the pool deck to reduce the pitch of the pool deck. 

Our production team began by drilling portholes in a grid pattern around the pool deck. After the team drilled all of the portholes, the team then started injecting PolyLevel under the pool deck. The team slowly and carefully injected PolyLevel into the pool deck to lift the pool deck. The team used slab jacks and levels to make sure the concrete was lifted and pitched correctly. Once the team lifted the pool deck, they made sure to check the pitch of the concrete. The team was able to have the homeowner check the pitch of the concrete and they verified that the pitch was good. 

The homeowner was happy with the results of the project. They are relieved that the pitch of the pool deck was repaired to their liking.

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Foundation Wall Is Bowing, Milford, NH

A homeowner in Milford, New Hampshire, had pest control out to their home for a pest issue. The pest control company noticed a crack in the foundation wall of their garage. The pest company showed the crack to the homeowner and the homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. Our design specialist recommended installing Geolock wall anchors to the foundation wall.

Our production team began by assessing the bowing foundation wall of the garage. The back wall of the garage was bowing outward and to counteract the bowing the team needed to dig a trench from the inside of the garage 10 feet from the back wall. The team used a jackhammer to chip out of the concrete so the team could dig the trench. The team dug the trench the width of the garage so they could install 4 Geolocks to pull the foundation wall in. Once the team dug the trench in the garage, they drilled 4 small holes in the foundation wall. The team sent 4 long rods into these small holes and used an impact gun to push the rod through the dirt until it reached the trench. Once each rod was pushed into the trench, the team attached a Geolock plate to the ends of each rod. After both plates were attached to each end of the rods, the team tightens each rod using a drill. The team continued to tighten each Geolock until the wall started to move inward. The team tightened the Geolock wall anchors until the wall was straight and the bow was eliminated. After the team was done tightening the Geolocks, the team backfilled the trench and poured new concrete to match the garage floor. 

The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project. They are happy that the pest company discovered the issue and that EFS repaired the issue.

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Remodeling Home Need to Stabilize Floors, Amherst, NH

A homeowner in Amherst, New Hampshire, was remodeling their first-floor bathroom and wanted to ensure the floors could withstand more weight. The home was built in the 1700s so the homeowner just wanted to be safe than sorry. The homeowners decided to call EFS and our design specialist inspected the floors and recommended installing SmartJacks in the basement to add stability to the home's main level. The basement was half concrete and half dirt, so the team will have to use two different types of SmartJacks footings. 

Our production team began by measuring and marking where each SmartJack will be installed. The team then had to determine which footing they will use for each one. A total of 12 SmartJacks were installed in the basement, 5 SJs supported the first section of the main beam, 4 SJs stabilized the 2nd part of the main beam, and 3 SJs with 10' of the supplemental beam were installed under where the bathroom was being remodeled. To secure the SmartJacks the team had to dig either into the dirt or chip through the concrete in the basement. On the dirt side of the basement, the team laid engineered fill on the dirt and installed the SmartJacks with the big plates. While on the concrete side of the basement, the team had to chip out the concrete then remove some dirt and replace it with a mixture of rebar, engineered fill, and concrete to make a solid base for the SmartJack to rest on. Once the concrete base cured, the team installed either the small or large SJ plates onto the base and secured the SmartJack to the beam above. After the SJs were secured to the beams the team mixed more concrete and covered each of the footings in the concrete section of the basement with concrete to match the floor and to eliminate any tripping hazards. 

The homeowner was very pleased with the results of the projects. They can continue remodeling their home without worrying about the stability of their floors. 

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Water Was Coming Through Cinder Block Foundation, Nashua, NH

A homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire, has lived in their home since the late '90s. In the past 2 months, they have noticed water entering their basement from the cinder block foundation. The homeowner planned to sell their home in 2025, so they wanted to make sure the value of the home was as much as it could be by then. The homeowner planned on making repairs until they decided to sell the home. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their basement. Our design specialist examined the basement for possible leaks in the foundation. During their inspection, the specialist found a couple of areas where water was entering through the foundation, but they also found that their front-facing foundation wall was bowing inward. Our design specialist recommended a perimeter drainage system with CleanSpace into their basement and installing PowerBraces on the front-facing foundation wall.

Our production team began by ensuring that everything was removed from the perimeter of the basement so they could access the walls and floors. The team then chipped out concrete at the base of the foundation walls for us to install the WaterGuard at the foot of the wall. After the concrete was chipped out, the team started installing the CleanSpace across the foundation walls. Once all of the CleanSpace was installed, the team moved on to set up the PowerBraces. The team installed 7 PowerBraces on the front-facing foundation wall. After the PowerBraces were installed, the team installed the WaterGuard around the perimeter of the basement. To install the water drainage system where the PowerBraces were installed, the team had to use piping that would allow water to flow around the L Bracket at the bottom of the PowerBraces. Once the perimeter drainage was completed the team mixed up concrete and poured it over the perimeter drainage system. 

The homeowner was very happy with the results of the project. They no longer have to worry about water coming into their basement and they can focus on making upgrades to their home before they sell it in 2025. 

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Condos Walkway Needs Repair, Nashua, NH

A condo in Nashua, New Hampshire, had some walkways that were sunken and cracked. Residents of the condo have noticed the cracking and sinking, and the association wanted to have the walkways repaired before someone could get hurt. The condo association decided to call EFS for an inspection, and our design specialist recommended installing PolyLevel and NexusPro to lift, level, and seal the cracks on the walkway. 

First, our team will lift and level the concrete. To allow the PolyLevel to be effective the team must drill small portholes through the concrete walkway. The portholes will allow the team to inject PolyLevel underneath the walkway to slowly and precisely lift it. If a slab needs to be lifted more than an inch or two our team would try to use slab jacks to aid in lifting the slab. The slab jack will temporarily lift the slab to make a void underneath, the team will then spray PolyLevel into the void to lift the slab. Once the slabs were level the team then used NexusPro to seal any cracks on the walkway. A caulking gun was used to lay a bead of NexusPro across any cracks in the slab. The team then used caulking spoons to push and spread the NexusPro deep into the cracks to fully seal them. Once all of the cracks were sealed and the slabs were lifted and leveled the job was complete. 

The condo's tenants and association were happy with the work that Erickson Foundation Solutions provided.

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Water Seepage in Basement, Nashua, NH

A recent buyer of a home in Nashua, New Hampshire, had noticed water entering their basement and collecting on the floor. They have only lived in the home for a week and want the issue fixed immediately. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection, and our design specialist recommended installing a TripleSafe, IceGuard, WaterGuard, and a SaniDry into the basement to mitigate the water entering the basement. 

Our production team first began by chipping out concrete along the foundation wall so they could fit the WaterGuard and TripleSafe against the wall. The team chipped out 120' of concrete along the wall to fit the WaterGuard and sump pump. Once the concrete and debris from the wall were removed the team began to place the WaterGuard into the trench. After the WaterGuard was laid into the trench, the team then installed the TripleSafe and connected it to the WaterGuard. After the TripleSafe and WaterGuard were installed, the team mixed up concrete and poured it over the WaterGuard and around the TripleSafe basin. While the concrete was curing the team fed the drainage pipes from the TripleSafe to the exterior of the home and installed the IceGuard to the drainage line on the outside of the home. After the IceGuard, the team made sure the rest of the drainage line was set 10' away from the foundation of the home. The last part of the project was the team installed a SaniDry Dehumidifier next to the TripleSafe to control the humidity in the basement. 

The homeowner was happy with the results of the project. The homeowner no longer has to worry about water or high humidity entering their basement anymore. 

New Homeowners Concerned About Radon Levels, Pelham, NH

A new homeowner in Pelham, New Hampshire, recently purchased a home in May 2022, since they moved in the homeowners were wary of the radon levels in their home. After a couple of months of worry, the homeowners decided to call EFS for a free radon inspection. Our design specialist recommended installing a radon mitigation system in their basement to reduce the levels of radon in their home.

Our radon team began by creating an extraction point in the slab of the basement floor. The team used a core drill to make a circular cut out of the slab so they could install PVC pipe to collect the radon from under the home. The team then runs the PVC pipe through the basement to the outside of the home where the team will install the radon fan. The team set up the radon fan on the exterior of the home and connected the PVC pipe from the extraction point to the fan. The fan will draw radon-filled air from beneath the slab and send it outside the home where it can't re-enter the home. 

The homeowner was relieved that the radon levels in their home were reduced to a comfortable level. 

Void Fill in Garage, Hudson, NH

A homeowner in Hudson, New Hampshire, had lived in their home for 22 years and over time they have noticed some changes in their garage. The homeowner had seen some cracks and sunken sections of concrete and decided it was time to call someone in to fix the problem. Our design specialist recommended installing PolyLevel to fill any void underneath the slab. 

Our production team began by drilling portholes into the slab. They then used our PolyLevel rig to inject poly through the portholes. The team injected enough poly under the slab to fill the void and stabilize it. After the team filled the void under the entire slab they covered all of the portholes with concrete. 

The homeowner was very pleased with the results of their projects. 

Crack in Foundation Wall, Merrimack, NH

A homeowner in Merrimack, New Hampshire, had lived in their home for the past 21 years. About a year ago, the homeowner noticed a crack in their foundation wall stemming off of their egress window. Over the past year, they have seen the crack get worse and worse but haven't seen any signs of water coming out of the cracks yet. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection and our design specialist recommended using FlexiSpan to seal the cracks in their foundation wall. 

Our production team began by covering the crack with a membrane that won't allow water to come through the crack into the basement. After the membrane was installed the team began chipping out a small section of concrete to create a small drain where water will travel through if the crack ever started to leak. The team also installed a Crack Monitor to observe the crack to make sure it wasn't getting worse. 

The homeowners were happy with the results of the installation of the FlexiSpan and the Crack Monitor. 

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Detached Barn Had Bowing Floors, Milford, NH

A homeowner in Milford, New Hampshire, had a detached barn on their property. The homeowner has only lived in this home for just over 20 years and they don't know when the barn was built but it was showing its age. The homeowner has found that the floors in the barn were bowing and fear that the supports under the floor were sinking. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection and our design specialist recommended installing SmartJacks to stabilize the floor and then installing a perimeter water drainage system with CleanSpace to collect any water that collects under the barn floor. 

Our production team began by removing the old support post and installing temporary supports to stabilize the floors before the team can install the SmartJacks. After the temporary supports were secured, the team then began setting up the SmartJacks. First, the team dug three 2' x 2' x 2' holes under the main support beam. Once the holes were dug to the right specifications the team filled half of the hole with engineered fill and rebar then filled the rest of the hole with concrete to make a solid footing for the new support posts to rest on. After the concrete was cured, the team sets the footings on the concrete and attached the SmartJacks to the main support beam. Once all three of the supports were attached the team used the adjustable top to lift the beam to level the floor. After the supports were installed the team began to install CleanSpace around the perimeter wall of the crawlspace. The CleanSpace spans from the top of the wall to the dirt floor, which will integrate into the perimeter drainage system. After the vapor barrier was installed the team then began removing dirt to install the perimeter drainage and the sump pump into the crawlspace. The team first installed the TripleSafe basin into the ground. Then installed the WaterGuard around the perimeter of the crawlspace. The CleanSpace, WaterGuard, and TripleSafe will all be connected to collect all of the water that entered the crawlspace and expel it to the exterior of the home through the exterior drainage line that the team installed. 

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

 

Detached Garage Started to Sink, Brookline, NH

A homeowner in Brookline, New Hampshire, built their home in 1990. After 10 years of living in the home, they decided to build a garage in 2000. Now over 20 years later the homeowner has seen some cracks growing wider on the left side of their garage. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. Our design specialist recommended installing 9 Push Piers on the left side of the garage to prevent the foundation from sinking any more. 

Our team began by digging down to the footing of the foundation wall. Once they exposed the footing of the left side of the garage the team chipped out small sections of the footing so they could attach the Push Pier bracket. After the bracket was installed the team used a hydraulic press to push the piers below the garage until sufficient pressure was found to stabilize the foundation of the home. Once the piers were set to the correct pressure the team sprayed PolyLevel over each bracket to serve as frost mitigation. After that, the team backfilled all the dirt and smoothed it over for the customer. 

The homeowner was pleased with the results of their project. 

Deflection of Fieldstone Foundation Wall, Manchester, NH

A homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire, had purchased their home in 2021 and was planning on fixing up the 91-year-old home. When the homeowner bought the home about a year ago they noticed that some of the floors were sagging. The homeowner had noticed the symptoms of the sagging starting to show up on the outside of the home. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection and our design specialist recommended installing two auxiliary walls, SmartJacks, and a concrete slab pour into their basement. 

Our production team began installing SmartJacks in the basement. The team installed 6 SmartJacks with 14' of supplemental beam to help stabilize the floors. The team installed the SmartJacks using our big plate footings. Underneath each big plate, the team had installed a layer of engineered fill to help stabilize the SmartJacks. After 6 of the SmartJacks were installed, the team adjusted the SmartJacks to make the floor above level, then the team called in a concrete truck to fill the basement with a couple of inches of concrete so they have a basement floor instead of a dirt floor. Next, the team began prepping for the installation of the Auxiliary Wall. The team used a combination of PowerBraces, rebar, and metal wall forms to make a form for the Auxiliary Wall. Once the two Auxiliary wall forms were set up the team called the concrete truck back to fill up the forms to create the Auxiliary Wall. The team then had to wait for the concrete to fully cure before they could remove the forms. Once cured, the team removed the wall forms and chipped off any imperfections on the concrete.

Now the homeowner has stable floors and foundation walls in their home. The homeowners were thrilled that they no longer have to worry about the foundation walls or the floors in their home. 

Radon Mitigation System on a 1700s Home, Mason, NH

A homeowner in Mason, New Hampshire purchased their 300-year-old home in 2021. Since purchasing the home they have noticed some things that need to be addressed. The first on that list was radon and the radon levels in the basement were 6.4 pCi/L. The homeowner called EFS for a free radon inspection, and our design specialist recommended installing a radon mitigation system. 

Our production began by drilling an extraction point in the slab using a core drill. After the extraction point was created the team attached a PVC pipe to the extraction point and directed that pipe to the exterior of the home. On the exterior of the home, the team installed a fan that was connected to the PVC pipe. The fan will help draw radon-filled air from beneath the home and push the air outside the home. The system will reduce the amount of radon in the home by collecting radon from beneath the home and drawing it up into the PVC pipe to then push it out into the open air above the home where it can dissipate. 

The homeowner was happy they can check one of these issues off their list. 

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. 

Cracks in Foundation Making Home Difficult to Sell, Nashua, NH

A homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire was in the process of selling their home. The home had been on the market for a while and they found that some cracks in their foundation has resulted in a sticking point for the sale of the home. After a few potential buyers stressed concern with the cracks in the back of the attached garage, the homeowner decided they needed to have the cracks on the foundation repaired. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection, and our design specialist found that the root cause of the cracks was that the walls were bowing.

Our design specialist recommended installing Geolock wall anchors and Crack Injection to the foundation wall. 

Our production team began by prepping to install the Geolocks to the foundation wall. The first step was to create a trench inside the garage to mount one side of our Geolocks to. The team used a jackhammer to create a trench nearly the width of the garage which was long enough to hold 4 Geolocks inside. The team removed the concrete and dug down a couple of feet to ensure that the Geolock Plates will fit in the trench. Once the trench was set up the team then drilled small holes in the outside foundation behind the garage. Using those small holes the team sent a rod from the exterior of the home into the trench inside the garage. Once all 4 rods were sent into the garage the team attached Geolock Plates to either side of the rod and used an impact gun to tighten the rods. The rods were tightened until the wall was stabilized. After the wall was stabilized, the team then proceeded to use crack injection to seal the cracks in the foundation wall.

The homeowner was very happy with the results of the project. They were now confident that their home will sell for their asking price. 

Cold Drafts and Moisture in Crawlspace, Manchester, NH

A homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire, moved into their home in 2021. Since owning the home they have noticed moisture and cold drafts in their home that was built in 1945. They reached out to EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist Victor recommended encapsulating their crawlspace with CleanSpace and reducing moisture with a SaniDry Sedona. 

Our team first began connecting sheets of CleanSpace to encapsulate the crawlspace. The team combined the CleanSpace by using our special CleanSpace Tape to install the CleanSpace and keep it air-tight to encapsulate the crawlspace. The team covered the entire floor and the wall up to the floor joists with CleanSpace to encapsulate the crawlspace. Once the crawlspace was completely encapsulated, the team then set up a SaniDry Sedona. The team installed the SaniDry in between the crawlspace and basement to control the moisture in both areas. 

Front Porch Footing Were Sinking , Manchester, NH

A homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire, had recently purchased a home, and during the repurchase inspection, the inspector noticed some settlement on their front porch. A couple of the supports under the porch were held up by a couple of stacked cinder blocks.  After 4 weeks of living in their new home, the homeowner decided they had to find a solution to repair the settlement of their front porch. The homeowner called EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist recommended replacing the supports under the porch with Helical Piers. 

Our production team began by adding temporary support next to the sinking posts. Once the porch was supported the team then removed all of the old supports. Next, the team used a hydraulic drive head to twist our Helical Piers into the soil under the porch. The team made sure the piers were installed straight up and down and at sufficient pressure to sustain the weight of the porch. Once all 4 of the Helical Piers were pressurized the team then attached the bracket that allows us to then attach a wooden support to the porch. The team cut each wooden support the correct size after each bracket was installed over the helical piers. Once everything was installed the team removed the temporary posts and cleaned up the job site. 

The homeowner was happy to know their porch would be settling anymore. 

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Water Leaking in Basement, Manchester, NH

A homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire, had a sump pump system installed into their home by North East Basement Systems before they shut their doors. The homeowners were experiencing water entering their basements. So the homeowner tried to reach out to NEBS and they got redirected to EFS and booked an appointment with us. Our Design Specialist Victor looked at the system and where the water was entering the basement. Victor recommended installing 20' of WaterGuard attached to the existing sump pump and a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier. 

Our production team began by chipping out concrete against the wall where the wall was entering the basement. The team chipped out 20' along the wall and removed enough dirt to insert our WaterGuard into place. Once inserted into the small trench the team lightly covered the WaterGuard with crushed stone. The team made sure to link the WaterGuard to the sump pump so any water collected by the perimeter drain will be guided to the sump. After the drain was linked with the sump the team then mixed some concrete and covered the top of the WaterGuard. Now any water that enters the basement will enter the WaterGuard and be guided to the sump pump where it will be discharged. 

The homeowner was happy that they reached out to EFS for their waterproofing needs. 

Water Entering Finished Basement Causing Damage, Amherst, NH

A homeowner in Amherst, New Hampshire, had water enter their basement and ruin their finished basement. The homeowner had to hire someone to remove all of their flooring and most of their drywall in the basement because they were ruined. The homeowner had a sump pump in the basement but it couldn't keep up with the water and then failed. The homeowner started to call companies in the area that do waterproofing. They called EFS and booked an appointment with our Design Specialist Jason. Jason inspected the basement and found that the water was entering from an old cold joint. (a cold joint is a place on the foundation wall where the first layer of concrete sets up before the next layer is placed) Jason recommended installing 36' of WaterGuard and an UltraSump into the basement to prevent water from causing damage again. 

Our production team began by chipping out concrete at the base of the foundation wall around where the water was entering the basement. The team made the trench a couple of inches wide and deep enough to insert out WaterGuard. With the WaterGuard inserted into the trench, the team poured some crushed stone over the top to help with the filtration of debris from the water going through the drainage system. Once all the WaterGuard was installed, the team then inserted the UltraSump into the existing sump pump basin. To fit the Ultra Sump into the basin the team had to enlarge the basin slightly. The team performed a water test to ensure the drain and sump were working properly. Once tested and installed the team mixed concrete and began pouring concrete around the basin and over the WaterGuard to eliminate any tripping hazards. 

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

Home Under Contract Needed Helical Piers Installed, Bedford, NH

A homeowner in Bedford, New Hampshire, was in the process of purchasing the home but the home inspector flagged the home for foundation wall issues. The buyer of the home was still interested in purchasing the home from the seller but they had to work together to get the foundation repaired before the sale could go through. The seller and buyer agreed to call EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist Victor inspected the interior and exterior of the foundation and found some cracks that were concerning. Victor recommended installing Helical Piers.

Our production team first began by excavating along the front of the home foundation to expose it. The team exposed the foundation in order to install Helical Piers to support the foundation and prevent further damage. Our team used a hydraulic drive head to screw our Helical Piers into the soil below the home. After pressurizing the piers the team attached a Pier Bracket to the foundation of the home that will hold the pier at pressure and to the home. The team installed 12 Helical Piers and stabilized the Chimney. After all of the piers were installed, the team then backfilled all of the dirt. 

The buyer and seller were happy with the results of the project. 

Floor Support Issues, Hollis, NH

A homeowner in Hollis, New Hampshire was beginning the process of installing an inground pool in their backyard. During the backyard excavation, they removed a set of stairs against the foundation wall. Behind that set of stairs brought up potential concerns about the foundation wall. To ensure the foundation wall was secured, they called EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist Victor inspected the foundation of the home to reveal nothing of major concern, but when the homeowners were in the basement with Victor they mentioned they noticed a musty smell in the basement and they felt that the first floors have a bounce to them. Victor furthermore inspected the basement and found that the supports in the basement were a mix of old wooden and temporary supports. Victor recommended installing 12 SmartJacks to replace the old supports and a SaniDry dehumidifier to eliminate the musty smell in the basement. 

Our production team began by installing a SaniDry into the basement of the home to control the humidity in the basement. After the dehumidifier was set up the team began setting up our temporary posts around the basement so we could remove the old supports. The team, abiding by the drawing done by Victor, marked where each of the 12 SmartJacks will be installed. To install the SmartJacks, the team first had to excavate some dirt from the dirt floor so they can create a strong footing for each SmartJacks. After they removed some dirt the team mixed and poured concrete into each of the holes they made. Once the concrete had been set, the team then placed the SmartJack footings over each concrete footing. The team made sure that each of the footings that we installed would have to be level before installing the rest of the SmartJack. After all of the footings were installed and leveled, the team then installed the support and the adjustable bracket to the main beam of the home. Once all of the supports and brackets were installed they used the adjustable bracket to make sure the floors were leveled above. 

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

Water Consistently Entering The Basement, Dover, NH

A homeowner in Dover, New Hampshire, lived in a home that was built in the early 1900s. The foundation of the home is half fieldstone and half poured concrete. The homeowners have lived in the home for 10 years and have always had water entering their basement. They decided its time to repair the problem so they call EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist Isaac recommended installing 50ft of WaterGuard, a SuperSump, IceGuard, SaniDry, and a buried downspout. 

Our production team began by chipping out the concrete along two of the walls in the basement. The team chipped out the concrete so they could install 50ft of WaterGuard. At the end of the WaterGuard, the team dug a basin to install our SuperSump to pump out the water that the WaterGuard collects. After the WaterGuard was laid against the wall and the SuperSump was installed into the basin, the team then poured concrete around the basin and over the WaterGuard to conceal the system. While the concrete was curing the team installed the SaniDry next to the WaterGuard. The team set the dehumidifier up so it will drain into the WaterGuard. The team then plumbed the SuperSump so it would drain the water away from the home. On the drainage line from the sump, the team used an IceGuard to prevent the drainage line from backing up into the basement. Continuing after the IceGuard, the team buried the drainage line away from the home. 

The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project. They no longer have to worry about water entering their basement. 

Leaking Foundation was Causing Concern, Nashua, NH

A homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire, had moved into their new home 5 weeks ago. Since the purchase of their home, they've had an inspection that revealed a foundation crack that was allowing water into their home. The homeowner had become increasingly concerned with the crack and decided they wanted to find a permanent solution before the problem got worse. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection, and our Design Specialist Victor recommended installing a full perimeter drainage system to protect the home from water entering the home. Our perimeter drainage system includes WaterGuard, CleanSpace, UltraSump, and an IceGuard to protect the home from water entering the basement. 

Our production team first began by chipping out a strip of concrete around the entire perimeter of the basement. When chipping around the basement the team had to avoid two obstructions; the water heater and the radon extraction point. Once the team chipped out the perimeter of the basement they laid 140ft of WaterGuard and installed an UltraSump that was integrated into the WaterGuard system. After the WaterGuard and UltraSump were installed the team then mixed and poured over the perimeter drainage and around the sump basin to eliminate any tripping hazards. Next, the team installed and encapsulated all of the walls in the basement with CleanSpace and directed the encapsulation into the WaterGuard. After the team installed the CleanSpace our team then continued to plumb the UltraSump to the exterior of the home where we installed an IceGuard. The IceGuard will prevent water from backing up into the basement. The team installed the drainage line after the IceGuard and extended it at least 10ft away from the home. 

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

Cracked and Settling Concrete Porch, Francestown, NH

Cracked and settling concrete is a cause for concern. If left alone, the concrete will continue to sink and the problem will only get worse. This homeowner in Francestown, NH was aware of the possibility of further damage occurring at his home due to settling concrete, and so found a permanent, cost effective solution in PolyLevel.

Our Erickson team successfully installed PolyLevel, an environmentally friendly, expanding polymer foam, and the concrete and roof above were both stabilized. The void beneath the settling concrete slab was filled with the material, and the homeowners were able to witness how the slab lifted, along with the column and roof it was supporting. They now have peace of mind that their concrete porch slab will no longer settle, and the roof above is still fully supported.

With no demolition of concrete necessary, the process was quick, clean, and effective. They were able to solve their problem in a cost effective way that did not require replacing any concrete or wooden supports on their porch.

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Flooded Basement Repair, Mason, NH

The owner of this home in Mason, NH had recently purchased and moved in, and unfortunately within months was dealing with a flooded basement. The basement area was used for storage and an entertainment space, and the water was causing damage to their items. Wanting to solve the problem as quickly as possible, the homeowner reached out to our Erickson Foundation Solutions team.

Our team designed and installed a full perimeter water proofing system that guaranteed their basement would stay dry all the time, even during the heaviest of rain storms. The system included WaterGuard around the perimeter of the foundation walls, a TripleSafe sump pump system with back-up pumps, a battery back-up in case of loss of power to the home, and an IceGuard system on the exterior of the home to prevent the pipes from freezing/backing up. It was the exact permanent solution the homeowner needed so that they could enjoy their new home with peace of mind.

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Stabilize Floors of Rental Property, Manchester, NH

An owner of a rental property in Manchester, New Hampshire, was reaching out to companies in the area to address the sagging floor in the property. The floors of the building feel very unlevel. The owner called Erickson Foundation Solutions and our Design Specialist Liam recommended replacing the supports in the basement with a combination of Lally columns and SmartJacks to eliminate the sagging in the floors. 

Our production team began by replacing some of the old supports in the basement with new Lally Columns. Once those were swapped out the team then installed 3 SmartJacks with a 6ft Supplemental beam to the front right corner of the home. 

The owners and tenants were very happy with the results of the project. The floors no longer have an obvious tilt to them. 

Radon Mitigation System, Bedford, NH

A homeowner in Bedford, New Hampshire, had purchased their home in the last 6 months. Since moving in they have added a basketball court in their backyard but also have been using their basement more. While using their basement they have become concerned with radon. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist Jason dropped off a test at the home to be reviewed after 48 hours. Once the test results were in Jason returned and discussed the results with the homeowners. The results in the basement averaged around 7 pCi/L which was higher than recommended. Jason recommended installing a radon mitigation system in the home. 

Our production team installed a single extraction radon mitigation system into the home with a Fan Moisture Guard. 

Radon Mitigation System Installed, Goffstown, NH

A homeowner in Goffstown, New Hampshire, recently decided they wanted to test their home for radon after living in the house for over 10+ years. They have a granddaughter that plays in the den of their home and they were worried about her safety. They would like to have the home tested and the levels reduced to a comfortable level. The homeowners called EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist Victor met with the homeowner and designed a radon mitigation system in their home. 

Our team installed an extraction point in the basement and then installed the PVC and the fan from the extraction point to the exterior of the home. 

The homeowner was looking to reduce the radon levels in their home for the safety of their granddaughter. They were very pleased when Victor arrived and conducted an inspection of their home and recommended and designed a radon mitigation system to install in the home. The radon system that EFS installed lowered the radon levels too much healthier levels to help the grandparents stop worrying about their granddaughter. 

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Cracks on Walls and Floors of Garage, Bedford, NH

A homeowner in Bedford, New Hampshire, has lived in their home for the past couple of months. Since moving into their late 70's home they noticed some cracking on the walls and floors of their garage. Because they just purchased the home a couple of months ago the homeowner would like to tackle any issues that pop up. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection, and our Design Specialist Victor found that the cracking in the garage was caused by pressure on the foundation wall. Victor recommended installing Geolocks, Crack Injection, and SmartJacks in the garage to add strength to the garage and repair the crack. 

Our production team used Geolocks to use the soil from the front yard to stabilize the foundation wall. Next, the team injected the cracks in the garage with a crack injection to seal them. To add extra strength to the floors in the home our team installed 3 SmartJacks into the storage room off of the garage. 

The homeowners were very pleased with the results. All of their concerns were repaired by EFS in only a couple of days. They were sure if they had any other problems with their home they would call EFS first to solve their problems. 

Foundation Cracks and Settlement, Manchester, NH

A homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire, had lived in their home for the past 7 years. In the last couple of months, the homeowner's have noticed cracking and settlement in their house causing cabinets out of level and tight door jams. The homeowner wanted to be able to sell their home in the future with a "good conscience" so they decided they should try and repair the problem. The homeowners called EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist James recommended installing Push Piers, Geolocks, PolyLevel, and Nexus Crack Repair, to stabilize the foundation and foundation walls of the home. 

Our team first pushed 6 Push Piers deep into the ground under the home until they reached sufficient pressure. Next, the team used PolyLevel to fill the void under the basement slab where they just lifted the home. After the team installed 5 Geolocks to stabilize the foundation wall that had a significant crack in it. After everything was secured, the team then sealed all of the cracks in the foundation wall. 

The homeowner was very pleased with the results of the project. The homeowner was very happy they called EFS for this project and used their expertise to stabilize their foundation. 

Radon Mitigation System, Nashua, NH

A homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire, had recently moved into this home. They had the home tested for radon during the purchasing process. The results of the radon test came back at 20.7 pCi/L. The new homeowners decided to call EFS for a free radon inspection. Our Design Specialist James inspected the home and designed a radon mitigation system for the home. 

Our production team spent a couple of hours installing the extraction point, PVC, and radon fan into the home. After installing the system, the team tested to ensure the fan was working and that air was traveling through the PVC system. 

The homeowners were pleased with the outcome of the project. They no longer have to worry about high levels of radon in their home anymore. 

Leaky Basement in Commercial Building, Manchester, NH

The owner of a commercial building in Manchester, New Hampshire, had always noticed some water entering the basement of their building. They have owned the building for the last 35 years and want to find a solution to the problem. Recently they noticed a crack in the foundation that has been allowing more water into the basement than normal so they decided to call EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist Jason inspected the commercial building and recommended sealing the crack in the foundation by using FlexiSpan and then recommended installing WaterGuard around the perimeter of the basement to collect any additional water that enters the basement. 

Our team installed 232' of WaterGuard around the perimeter of the basement and sealed the crack in the foundation with FlexiSpan. 

Our system will collect any water that comes into the basement and expel it through the WaterGuard system around the perimeter of the basement. 

The owner of the commercial building was pleased that their issue was resolved quickly by the EFS team. 

Radon Mitigation System, Bedford, NH

A new homeowner in Bedford, New Hampshire, recently had their home inspected and the inspector performed a radon test in their home. The test lasted for 97 hours and the average rating in the home was above 4.0 pCi/L. The homeowners decided to call EFS to have us install a radon mitigation system in their home. Our Design Specialist Jason design a radon system for their home.

Our production team began by creating an extraction point in the basement by creating a small hole in the slab. The team then attached a PVC pipe to the extraction point and lead that pipe to the exterior of the home where we connect the PVC pipe to the radon fan. The radon fan was installed on the side of the home and rest of the system was vented above the roofline of the home. 

The homeowners were very pleased with the installation of the radon mitigation system in their home. The team completed the job within a couple of hours and made sure to leave the home cleaner than they found it. 

Water Entering Basement, Bedford, NH

A homeowner in Bedford, New Hampshire, had lived in their home for 40 years. When they moved into their 1940s home 40 years ago they had already seen water entering spots in the basement. Water has been entering the basement near the water heater. They have endured this issue for too many years and have finally decided they want the problems solved. They called EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist Victor recommended installing WaterGuard, TripleSafe, SaniDry, and IceGuard.

Our production team began by removing concrete along the wall near the water heater. We removed just over 30' of concrete from the base of the foundation wall so we could install our WaterGuard to collect any water that tries to enter the basement. In the corner of the basement, the team dug a basin to install the TripleSafe sump pump. The sump pump will collect any water from the WaterGuard and pump it outside of the home through the IceGuard and then through the exterior drainage line. To control the humidity in the basement the team installed a SaniDry. The team installed the SaniDry right next to the sump pump so they could install the drainage line straight into the basin.

The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project. Erickson Foundation Solutions solved a 40-year issue in only a couple of days of work. 

Sagging Floor in 1950s Home, Litchfield, NH

A homeowner in Litchfield, New Hampshire, had sagging floors on the main level of their 1950s home. The homeowners had installed hardwood floors recently and noticed the floor was sagging. The homeowners want to level and stabilize the floors so it wouldn't be an issue when they sell the home down the road. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist Isaac recommended installing SmartJacks in the basement. 

Our production team began by marking where each of the 3 SmartJacks will be installed. Once marked the team then proceeded to chip out some concrete so we could install our Big SmartJack footings under the concrete. Two of the SmartJacks being installed needed to have a supplemental beam installed to capture more of the floor system so we could level it. Our team connected our SmartJacks to the supplemental beam and then used the adjustable top to level and stabilize the floors above. The team made sure that the SmartJacks were leveled before encasing the footings of the SmartJacks in concrete. 

The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project. They no longer have to deal with the sagging floors in there home. 

ERV Installation, West Roxbury

A homeowner in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, lives in a home that was built over 100 years ago. The home was equipped with a radon mitigation system but the levels in their home were still above the recommended levels of 4.0 pCi/L. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their radon system to determine the next course of action. Our Design Specialist John did a thorough walkthrough of the home and recommended an ERV or Energy Recovery Ventilator to help with the air quality in the home. John designated the system to be installed under the stairs in the basement. 

Our production team follow John's plan and installed the ERV system under the stairs in the basement. After the ERV was secured under the stairs the team began setting up the intake and exhaust pipes so the ERV system can bring in clean air and pull out the dirty air. The team was able to install and feed the intake and exhaust pipes and made sure the system was working properly.

The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the projects. The production team installed the ERV system into their home in only a couple of hours. 

Cracks in Cinderblock Foundation, Nashua, NH

A homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire, has lived in their 70-year-old home for the past five years. Over the past 5 months, they noticed cracks in their Cinderblock foundation wall. They have become increasingly concerned with the structural integrity of the home and have done a lot of work already and don't want it to be compromised. The homeowners called EFS for a free inspection of their home and our Design Specialist John examined the basement and created a solution for the home. John recommended installing 7 Geolocks to the foundation of the home. 

Our production team began settling up for installing our Geolock Anchors on the cinderblock foundation wall in the basement and on the outside of the home. The team first created a trench in the yard on the side of the home to install one side of our Geolock Anchors. After the trench was dug out, the team then marked the foundation wall where each Geolock will be installed. After marking where each SJ will be installed the team drilled holes through the foundation wall and then fed a galvanized rod into the trench into the yard. Once the rods were all sent into the trench the team put a Geolock Plate on the ends of the rods and used impact guns to tighten the Geolocks until they began taking pressure off of the wall. The team tightened all of the Geolocks and then backfilled the trench in the yard. 

The homeowner was relieved after our team installed the 7 Geolocks to their Cinderblock foundation to stabilize it. 

Cracked Retaining Wall, Manchester, New Hampshire

A homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire, had a retaining wall on the side of the home that held two Air Conditioning units on the top. The retaining wall had cracked and the homeowner was becoming concerned and didn't want the problem to worsen and potentially injure someone. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free retaining wall inspection. Our Design Specialist Jason recommended installing Geolock Anchors to stabilize the retaining wall.

Our production team will install 3 Geolock Wall Anchors to the retaining wall. We used a coring drill to make a hole in the retaining wall to drive our galvanized rod through the concrete. Our team used an impact driver to push the galvanized rod approximately 10' into the dirt that the retaining wall was holding up.  Our team then used our Geolocks on both sides of the rod to use the soil between the plates to support the retaining wall. 

The homeowners were delighted with the installation of the Helical Anchors and now don't have to worry about the retaining wall injuring someone. 

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Foundation Settlement Causing Cracks, Nashua, NH

A homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire, had lived in their home for the past 30 years recently they've noticed some cracking in their foundation. The homeowner would like to have someone look at the cracks because the water has begun to enter the basement through the cracks. They reached out to EFS for a free inspection of their foundation and the water entering their basement. Our Design Specialist John recommended installing 4 Push Piers to the settling portion of the foundation. 

Our team followed John's plan for installing the Push Piers into the basement. Where the foundation of the home meets the foundation of the garage was where the most settlement had occurred. The team first marked where each of the Push Piers will be installed. Then they chipped out a small section of concrete and then removed dirt until they reached the footing of the foundation wall. Once to the footing the team chipped out a section of the footing and installed our Push Pier brackets, the team then began pushing piers down into the soil below until we hit sufficient pressure to stabilize the home. After all the Piers were installed and under sufficient pressure, the team then capped all of the piers and backfilled them with dirt, and repoured concrete over the dirt to match the basement floor. After the Piers were finished the team sealed the small cracks in the foundation with NexusPro. 

The homeowners were happy with the results of the project. They no longer have to worry about the foundation settling and or water entering the basement from the cracks. 

Cracks in Basement were Leaking, Mont Vernon, NH

A homeowner in Mont Vernon, New Hampshire, had built their home about 10 years ago. In the past few years, the homeowner noticed 4 small cracks forming in a couple of areas of the basement. The cracks were about 6' up and down and were allowing some water into the basement. The homeowners didn't want to wait any longer to repair the cracks so they reached out to EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist Victor inspected the cracks in the basement and recommended sealing all of the cracks with Crack Injection and FlexiSpan. 

The team arrived at the home and greeted the homeowners and explained our process. Our team will use Crack Injection to seal 3 of the cracks in the basement and FlexiSpan to seal the 4th crack that was slightly larger than the others. The team used our two-part crack injection solution and sealed the 3 small cracks in the basement allowing water in. First, the team set up the injection ports that will allow us to inject our foam into the crack. After the ports were secured the team used our fast-setting outer layer to cover the crack. Next, the team will use our injection foam to seal the inside of the crack. The team sprayed the injection foam into the injection ports to fully seal the crack and prevent water from penetrating the basement. After the team sealed 3 of the crack by using our crack injection our team then move on to the 4th and last crack. To install the FlexiSpan the team first covered the crack by using a membrane that will prevent water from penetrating the basement. Next, the team chipped out a small section of concrete at the bottom of the crack. The team installed a drain at the bottom of the crack so the water that was attempting to enter the basement would travel down and enter the drain. The water would then filter underneath the home instead of collecting in the basement. 

The homeowners were very pleased with the work that Erickson Foundation Solutions provided. The job was completed in a matter of hours and the team left their basement better than they found it. 

High Radon Levels in Home, Nashua, NH

A homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire, has lived in their home since 2017, and ever since they purchased the home they were concerned with the radon levels in the home. A couple of years ago the homeowners had their home tested for radon and the levels were higher than the recommended amount. They didn't do anything at that time but recently they decided to test the home again and the levels have increased from the last test. The homeowners decided it was time to solve this issue and they reached out to EFS for a free radon appointment. Our Design Specialist James visited the homeowners and designed a radon mitigation system in their home.

Our installation team installed a radon mitigation system in the home to lower the radon levels. The system was able to lower the levels from around 10.6 pCi/L to a comfortable level under 4.0 pCi/L. 

Water Entering Basement, Dover, NH

A homeowner in Dover, New Hampshire recently purchased their home and there was water entering their basement upon purchase. The new homeowners wanted to address the water because they have plans to finish some of the basement in the future. The homeowners reached out to EFS for a free inspection of their basements to address their water concerns. Our Design Specialist John recommended installing a full perimeter drainage system in the basement. The system will include 127' of WaterGuard, 22' of Trench Drain, a TripleSafe, and two IceGuards. 

Our installation team began by chipping out the perimeter of the basement so we could install the WaterGuard and our TripleSafe. The team removed all the debris and installed the TripleSafe and then the WaterGuard. The team then performed a water test to make sure the water that entered the WaterGuard would travel to the TripleSafe. Then the team plumbed the TripleSafe out of the basement to the outside of the home. On the exterior of the home, the team installed 2 IceGuards and then a 10' drainage line. Then the team tested the entire system before then pouring a layer of concrete over the WaterGuard and around the TripleSafe. 

The homeowner was very happy with the system that EFS installed. They no longer have to worry about water entering their basement and could begin finishing their basement. 

1940s Basement Was Leaking, Manchester, NH

A homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire, purchased their home in the spring of 2021. Since the purchase of the home, they have noticed water entering the basement from two areas when it rains a lot. The homeowner doesn't know the full extent of when the leaking started but it has been occurring since they purchased the home in 2021. They decided to reach out to EFS for a free inspection of their basement to see what was causing the water to enter the basement. Our Design Specialist Victor recommended installing WaterGuard, a TripleSafe, and an IceGuard with a 15' exterior drainage line. 

Our installation team began by chipping out concrete for us to install the TripleSafe in the lowest corner of the basement. The team plumbed the TripleSafe up and to the outside of the basement. The team sent the plumbing through the side of the home. Once outside, the team then installed the 2 IceGuards to the plumbing and then installed the 15' drainage line so the water can't re-enter the home. After the sump was fully installed, the team then began chipping out half of the perimeter of the basement. Both leaks were toward the front of the home, so we installed 57' of WaterGuard to the front half of the basement. The team installed the WaterGuard and tested the system before pouring concrete over the WaterGuard and around the TripleSafe. 

The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project. They haven't seen any water in their basement since EFS installed their Perimeter Drainage System. 

CleanSpace and Radon Mitigation System Installed, Nashua, NH

A homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire, had lived in their home since 2007. Recently they have become worried about the radon levels in their home. When they tested their home for radon the test results came back at an average of 9 pCi/L. The recommended amount for radon is for it to be below 4.0 pCi/L so the homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist Josh inspected the home and asked the homeowner some questions about their home. One question Josh asked is if they had a crawlspace and if they have any concerns with it. The homeowner did have a crawlspace and a basement but they say the crawlspace smells. Josh recommended installing a Radon Mitigation System to lower the radon levels but also installing CleanSpace to encapsulate the crawlspace and get rid of the smell. 

Our installation team began by installing the Radon System. They first made an extraction point in the slab in the basement and fed PVC pipe to the exterior of the home where they installed the radon fan to the side of the home. Once the PVC pipe and the radon fan were connected the team then used more PVC pipe to vent the system above the roofline of the home. Next, the team began installing CleanSpace into the crawlspace. The team laid 811 sqft of CleanSpace on the floors and walls of the crawlspace to protect the crawlspace from moisture coming up from the ground. The moisture was causing the crawlspace to smell and this crawlspace encapsulation will prevent any moisture from penetrating the crawlspace. 

The homeowner was very pleased with the results of the project. They initially called just for radon concerns but ended up getting a solution for a problem that they didn't know was easy to solve. 

Reduce Radon Levels to Zero in Home, Merrimack, NH

A homeowner in Merrimack, New Hampshire, had purchased their home 8 years ago. Recently the homeowner has been reading up on radon and its effects. They had their home tested for radon and found that the levels in there were around 2.9 pCi/L. They would like to have the levels reduced to 0 because they want to finish the basement to put two bedrooms down there. The homeowner decided to call EFS for an inspection of their home. Our Design Specialist recommended and designed a radon mitigation system for the home. 

Our installation team began by creating the extraction point in the basement. After the team made the extraction point the team then used PVC pipe and fed it to the exterior of the home. Once to the exterior of the home the team then installed the radon fan to the side of the home. After the team connected the PVC pipe and the radon fan the team then used more PVC pipe to vent the radon system above the roofline of the home. 

The radon system reduced the radon levels to as close to 0 as we could. The homeowner was very pleased with the results of the project. 

Concerns with Crack on Garage Floor, Hollis, NH

A homeowner in Hollis, New Hampshire, had lived in their home for the past two years. When they moved in they noticed the cracks in the garage slab. Since then the problem has only gotten worse. They want to have the concrete leveled and the cracks sealed. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist James inspected the home and recommended using PolyLevel to level the concrete and seal the cracks with NexusPro.

Our installation team began by having everything removed from the garage. Then the team will drill small holes in the concrete so we can inject PolyLevel underneath the garage slab. The team drills the 1/4" holes in a grid pattern around the garage so we could lift the garage in sections. Once all of the port holes were drilled through the slab, the team then started up the PolyLevel rig and began injecting PolyLevel foam into each of the port holes. The team injected PolyLevel into each hole until the PolyLevel Technician felt the concrete start moving upward. They used a level to check that the entire slab was level. After the team finished will the PolyLevel, they moved on to seal all of the cracks in the garage using 100' of NexusPro. Once the team sealed all of the cracks and ports were sealed the team then did a walkthrough with the customer to show them the work. 

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

Covered Porch had Sunk, Merrimack, NH

A homeowner in Merrimack, New Hampshire, has lived in their home for the past 25 years, and about a year ago they cracked a window in their covered porch. The window had cracked because one of the supports under the porch had sunk 6". The homeowner was able to jack the support back up but wanted to find a permanent fix. The homeowner reached out to EFS for a free inspection of their covered porch and its supports. Our Design Specialist Jason Vachon recommended using 2 EZ posts to replace the old and sinking supports of the covered porch. 

Our installation team arrived at the home and set up temporary supports so we could remove the old sinking supports. Once the temp supports were set up the team then removed the old supports. The team then began installing the 2 EZ posts. The EZ posts are 3' long galvanized metal posts with a screw on the end to lock them in place underground. The team used a hydraulic drive head to screw the EZ post under the covered porch until they reach 1000psi. Once the 2 posts were pressurized to 1000psi each the team then capped each post and installed our bracket and cut 6x6 pressure-treated wood to attach to the bracket to the bottom of the porch. The team secured the top and bottom of the 6x6s with long screws. After the 2 EZ posts have secured the team then removed the temporary supports and the job was complete.

The homeowner was very happy with the results of the project. They don't have to worry about the porch sinking anymore with the installation of their new EZ posts. 

Water Entering Through Fieldstone Foundation, Bedford, NH

A homeowner in Bedford, New Hampshire, had moved into their home 7 years and since they moved in they have seen water entering from one part of their basement. The homeowners were tired of cleaning up water from around their water heater and decided to call EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist recommended installing 17' of WaterGuard, 20' of CleanSpace, and TrenchLock into the basement to stop water from collecting on the floor in the basement. 

Our installation team began by chipping out the concrete on the wall and around the water heater. The team then installed CleanSpace along the wall before then installing the WaterGuard along the bottom of the wall. Once the WaterGuard was installed the team then installed the TrenchLock around the water heater. After the TrenchLock and WaterGuard were installed the team performed a water test before setting the drainage system in concrete. 

The homeowners were very pleased this 7-year problem is now behind them. 

Vehicle Hit Building, Manchester, NH

The owner of a building in Manchester, New Hampshire, has owned their home for the past 3 years. The building is located close to the street and about a month ago the building was struck by a vehicle off the road. The impact caused damage to the fieldstone foundation of the building and the homeowner needed that damage repaired. The owner decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their foundation. Our Design Specialist Victor inspected the building inside and out and recommended installing an Auxiliary wall and Rim Joist Insulation to the fieldstone foundation of the home to repair the damage by the vehicle hitting the building. 

Our installation team began by installing our RimJoist Insulation and PowerBraces against the wall. First, we installed the insulation to the top of the wall where the aux wall won't cover to ensure that air and pest can't enter the basement. Next, the team began installing the PowerBraces. We used leverage from an L bracket installed on the floor and a system installed in the floor system of the home to brace the wall. After, the team created a footing for our Auxiliary wall to rest on. The team had to make this footing because the floor in the basement was dirt and this footing will create a solid base for the Auxiliary wall. The team waited for the footing to cure before they installed rebar and the forms to install the rest of the Auxiliary Wall. After that was complete, the team then poured concrete into the forms on a Friday and then came back Monday and removed the forms, and trimmed off any imperfections on the concrete. 

The owner of the building was impressed with the solution that EFS installed in their building. They are no longer worried about the strength of the foundation with the Auxiliary Wall installed. 

Homeowner Wanted to Have Radon System Installed, Kensington, NH

This homeowner in Kensington, New Hampshire, recently purchased their home less than a week ago. When buying the home they already knew they wanted to have a radon system installed. So when they were moving into their home they called EFS to inspect their home for radon. We used a radon test kit for 48 hours before our appointment to see the levels of radon inside the home. The levels in the home averaged around 5.5 pCi/L. Once our Design Specialist Kenny arrived at the home we have a report of the average radon levels in the home. Kenny then designed a system for the home.

Our installation team arrived and began to install the radon system into the home. We began by creating an extraction point in the basement which we then fed PVC pipe from the extraction point to the exterior of the home. After the PVC pipe was directed outside, the team then installed our radon fan to the PVC pipe and vented the system above the roofline of the home.

The radon system lowered the radon levels in the home to a healthy level. The homeowner was very pleased with the installation of their new radon mitigation system. 

 

Pooling Water on Garage Floor, Hudson, NH

A homeowner in Hudson, New Hampshire, has lived in their home for the past 10 years. Over the past decade, they have noticed water pooling in their garage during heavy rains. The homeowners wanted to stop the water from settling in the garage so they decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their garage. Our Design Specialist Liam inspected the garage and recommended installing PolyLevel to make the garage level and pitched toward the front of the garage. 

Our installation team began by drilling small port holes into the garage slab. They drilled the port holes in a grid pattern around the garage so they could lift and level the slab without fear of cracking it. After all the holes were drilled, the team used our PolyLevel rig to inject poly beneath the slab and begin leveling and pitching the slab. Once the team hit all of the holes with PolyLevel, the team double-checked the slab for the correct pitch toward the front of the garage. When they confirmed that everything was correct the team then cleaned up the excess PolyLevel and then filled the portholes with universal concrete to make them disappear.

The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project. They haven't seen any water collecting in the garage since Erickson came out and fixed there garage slab. 

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High Radon Levels in Home, Hollis, NH

A homeowner in Hollis, New Hampshire, has lived in the home for the past 18 years. They recently tested their home for radon and the results came back around 7 pCi/L. The homeowner wanted to find a reputable company to install a radon mitigation system in their home. They reached out to EFS and our Design Specialist designed a radon system that would be in their home. Because of the size of the home the Design Specialist recommended installing a second extraction point. 

Our Installation Team began by creating the two extraction points on opposite sides of the basement. The team used a core drill to make a circular hole in the slab so the team could fit a PVC pipe to each extraction point. The team then connected the two extraction points with PVC and fed them to the exterior of the home where we installed a fan to the side of the home. We then connected the PVC pipe and the fan and then vented the entire system above the roofline of the home. 

After the system was fully installed, the team then tested the home again for radon. The results of the test were well under our goal of 4.0 pCi/L. The homeowner was very pleased with the results of the installation of the radon system. 

Activating a Passive Radon System, Merrimack, NH

A homeowner in Merrimack, New Hampshire, had a passive radon system installed in their home. They use their basement frequently and wanted to activate the passive system. The homeowners decided to reach out to EFS to look at their home for activating the passive system. Our Design Specialist Victor explained the process of activating the system and drew up a plan to activate the system.

Our Installation team began by installing a fan to the existing passive system. Installing a fan to the existing PVC piping will activate it. The fan will begin to pull radon-filled air from beneath the home and send the radon out of the home. 

The homeowner was happy with the results of the activation of their passive system. 

Water Entering Basement Through Bulkhead and Foundation Wall, Hollis, NH

A homeowner in Hollis, New Hampshire, had finished building their home last year. Since they've been living in the home they have seen water entering the basement. The water seems to be coming from their bulkhead and a small crack in the foundation wall. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their basement. Our Design Specialist Kenny examined the entire basement and recommended installing crack injection to seal the crack on the foundation wall and installing TrenchLock to the door at the bottom of the bulkhead to collect any water that enters. 

Our Installation Team began by injecting 4' of Crack Injection into the crack on the foundation wall. After the crack was sealed, the team installed a Crack Monitor to keep track if the crack continues to move or not. Next, the team then installed a 5' section of TrenchLock to the bottom of the bulkhead entrance. 

The homeowner was very happy with the results of the project. Since the project, they haven't seen any water enter the basement of their new home. 

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Concrete Slab Sinking, Nashua, New Hampshire

The town of Nashua, New Hampshire, had reached out to EFS about repairing a utility slab at one of their parks in town. One side of the slab has sunken down a couple of inches and the dirt is now covering two corners of the slab. The town would like EFS to lift the slab using our structural foam. Our Design Specialist John recommended using PolyLevel to lift the slab.

Our Installation Team began by pulling away the dirt that had come over the corners of the concrete slab. The team then used slab jacks to prop up the slab so we could spray PolyLevel beneath. The team sprayed PolyLevel beneath half of the slab and made sure the slab was level before they left.

The town of Nashua was very pleased with the results. 

Stabilize Floors System of Old Home, Milford, NH

The owner of an older home in Milford, New Hampshire, has concerns with the floor system of their home. The homeowners contacted EFS for a free inspection of their basement and floor system. Our Design Specialist and Senior Project Manager, Nate Erickson, inspected the home and recommended installing SmartJacks with Supplemental Beam to stabilize the floor system and PolyLevel Wall Restoration to seal any gaps in the wall. 

Our Installation Team began by marking where each of our SmartJacks was going to be installed in the basement. Once marked the team then sets our big footings on the dirt floor in the basement on level ground so our SmartJacks have a strong base. Next, the team will cut our SmartJacks to the correct length and install 3 SJs to the main beam in the basement and then install 4 more SmartJacks under a supplemental beam. The team adjusted the top of the SJs to lift up on the floor and stabilize the floor system. 

After the SmartJacks were installed our PolyLevel crew came to the home and sprayed PolyLevel Wall Restoration on the interior foundation walls to fill any gaps in the wall. 

A Newer Home Has Water Entering Their Basement, Merrimack, NH

This homeowner in Merrimack, New Hampshire built their home 5 years ago and has recently found water entering their basement. This is the first time that have seen water enter the basement. The homeowners would like to address the issue immediately so they reached out to EFS for a free inspection of their basement. Our Design Specialist Victor recommended installing 65' of WaterGuard into one corner of the basement and also installing a TripleSafe and IceGuard to collect and keep water out of the basement.

Our installation team began by chipping out the concrete around the perimeter of the basement so we could install our WaterGuard and TripleSafe. The team first installs the sump pump in the corner of the basement and then plumbed it to the exterior of the home where we installed an IceGuard and a 10' Exterior Drainage Line. After the team plumbed the TripleSafe we then moved on to installing the WaterGuard. The team laid 65' of WaterGuard that will lead to the TripleSafe. Any water that enters the perimeter drainage will be channeled into the sump pump basin and then go through the pump and be sent out and away from the home. 

The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project and that they no longer have to worry about water entering their basement. 

Crack in Garage Getting Larger, Weare, NH

A homeowner in Weare, New Hampshire, had installed a new patio on the back side of their garage. The back wall of their garage had a small crack before the patio was installed and now has a larger crack. The homeowner thinks that the compacting of the soil before the patio bricks were laid might have caused the crack to get bigger. The homeowner decided to call EFS and our Design Specialist inspected the garage and recommended installing PowerBraces in the garage to stabilize the foundation wall. 

Before we could begin installation at the home, the homeowner was responsible for removing about 18 inches of drywall from the ceiling of the garage so we could install our top brackets for the PowerBraces. Our installation team began by marking where the 4 PowerBraces will be installed across the foundation wall. Once the spacing was determined the team then installed 4 L brackets at the bottom of the wall where each PB will be installed. Next, the team set in the PowerBrace beam behind the L bracket and began setting up the top bracket between the floor system. The PowerBrace System will apply pressure to the wall and stabilize and prevent further deflection. 

The homeowner was very happy with the results of the project. They no longer have to worry about the wall in their garage deflecting and the crack getting any larger. 

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Foundation Crack Exposed When Siding was Redone, Manchester, NH

A homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire recently discovered some cracking in their block foundation wall while redoing the siding of their home. They contacted EFS for a free inspection of their foundation, and our Design Specialist John Prince recommended installing Helical Piers and Masonry Frost Wall to stabilize the foundation wall. Our Installation Team, led by Nick Carelli, began preparing for the installation of the piers and frost wall. During the installation process, the team noticed that the basement was humid and the floor system appeared to be sagging. Nick recommended installing a SaniDry Sedona and a couple of SmartJacks into the basement, and the team promptly brought the necessary materials to the site the following day. They installed 3 SmartJacks under the floor system and the SaniDry into the basement to support the floors and control the humidity. The homeowner expressed their satisfaction with the outcome of the project.

High Radon Levels in Newly Purchased Home, Amherst, NH

A recent homeowner in Amherst, New Hampshire bought their new home in late April. Prior to moving in, the home was tested for radon and the levels were found to be around 11 pCi/L. The homeowners decided to contact EFS to have a radon mitigation system installed. Isaac, our Design Specialist, met with the homeowner and conducted a thorough walkthrough of the property. Based on his assessment, Isaac designed a customized radon system for the home. 

Our installation team, led by Dillon Kingsbury, began by creating an extraction point in the basement next to the water heater. This extraction point would allow us to gather radon-filled air from beneath the foundation of the home. Subsequently, the team attached a PVC pipe to the extraction point and directed it toward the exterior of the property. Once the PVC pipe was extended outside, the team proceeded to install the radon fan. They then connected the PVC pipe to the radon fan and vented the entire system over the roofline of the home. 

After waiting for a week following the installation, the homeowner had the home tested for radon once again. The results showed that the levels averaged below 4.0 pCi/L. The new homeowners were thrilled with the outcome of the project.

Cracks, Moisture, and Radon in Basement, Milford, NH

A new resident in Milford, New Hampshire recently purchased a home and discovered some cracks in the foundation wall. To address this issue, the homeowner contacted EFS for a free basement inspection. Our Design Specialist, Isaac Hernandez, conducted a thorough walkthrough of the basement and found that the homeowners also wanted the moisture and radon levels to be assessed. Isaac discovered that the relative humidity in the basement was high and the existing passive radon system was not reducing the radon levels sufficiently. To remedy these issues, Isaac recommended installing FlexiSpan to seal the cracks, SaniDry XP to control humidity, adding an extraction point, and activating the passive radon system. 

Our installation team got to work by first activating the radon system. They began by creating an additional extraction point to gather the greatest amount of radon possible. Once the extraction point was established, the team installed the radon fan in the attic and activated the radon mitigation system. Next, the team repaired the two foundation cracks by using FlexiSpan. Once the cracks were sealed, a high-strength dehumidifier was installed in the basement to manage humidity. 

The homeowner was extremely satisfied with the outcome of the work done in the basement of their new home. They no longer have to concern themselves with water, moisture, or radon issues in the basement.

Bowing Foundation Wall, Goffstown, NH

A resident of Goffstown, New Hampshire purchased a 1970s home in 2018. Recently, the homeowner noticed the front-facing foundation wall bulging and bowing inward. The problem worsened over time, prompting the homeowner to seek expert help. They reached out to EFS for a free foundation inspection and our Design Specialist, Jared Pavluvcik, conducted an assessment of the basement. Following the inspection, Jared advised installing an Auxiliary wall along the entire length of the foundation wall to remedy the issue. 

Our Installation Team, headed by Neal Foley, began by spacing out the vertical beams evenly across the foundation wall. They then secured these beams to an L bracket at the base of the wall and used a top bracket that ties into the floor system to install them. The team then connected all of the vertical supports with the rebar before setting up concrete forms to begin pouring the Auxiliary wall. A concrete truck arrived, and the team poured concrete between the forms and the wall. After waiting for the wall to cure for two days, the team removed the forms, trimmed any imperfections off of the concrete, and cleaned up the job site. 

The homeowner was satisfied with the outcome of the project, as their foundation wall is now secure and they no longer have to worry about it collapsing or shifting.

Sunroom Supports Sinking, Amherst, NH

A homeowner residing in Amherst, New Hampshire for the past 8 years noticed that their sunroom's floors were uneven around 2-3 years ago. Upon dropping a marble on the sunroom's floor, the homeowner observed the marble rolling toward the low corner of the room. Consequently, the homeowner contacted EFS for a free inspection of their sunroom. Our Design Specialist, Jason Vachon, inspected the sunroom and suggested the installation of 4 EZ Posts to replace the existing supports and level the floors.

Our Installation Team, led by Edward N., began by exposing the sunroom's supports and installing temporary supports. The team then removed the old supports and used the hydraulic drive head on our excavator to place the EZ Posts underneath the sunroom and stabilize it. After installing all the EZ Posts, our team leveled the floor using a laser. The homeowner was thrilled with the outcome of the project.

Basement Leaking From Bulkhead, Temple, NH

A homeowner in Temple, New Hampshire, had water seeping into their basement through the bulkhead, and the house was not waterproofed. They noticed water accumulating on the basement floor below the bulkhead door and decided to contact EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist, Isaac Hernandez, inspected the entire basement and suggested a solution. Isaac recommended installing a small WaterGuard section at the bottom of the bulkhead stairs, a SuperSump, IceGuard, and Exterior Drainage to collect any water from the basement and expel it into the soil away from the house. 

Our Installation Team, led by Steve Dumais, began by chipping off the concrete at the bottom of the bulkhead stairs, so we could install the WaterGuard and SuperSump. Then, we dug out enough soil to install the sump pump flush with the concrete slab. After setting the sump pump in the basin, we connected the pumps to the exterior of the house and installed the Ice Guard and Exterior Drainage Line. We then installed the WaterGuard and mixed concrete to pour it over the WaterGuard and around the sump pump basin. 

The homeowner was delighted with the project's outcome, and they no longer have to worry about water coming down the bulkhead and accumulating on the basement floor.

Homeowner Tired of Basement Flooding, Bedford, NH

A homeowner in Bedford, New Hampshire had lived in their home for 37 years without any water entering their basement. However, for the last three years, they have had to use a shop vac to clean up water after heavy rainstorms. Tired of this, the homeowner called EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist, Anthony Brancato, met with the homeowner and created a solution to prevent water from collecting in their basement. The solution included 33' of WaterGuard, a TripleSafe, IceGuard, and 50' of Exterior Discharge Line. 

Our Installation Team led by Steve Dumais began by chipping out concrete in the basement so we could install our perimeter drainage and sump pump. Once we chipped and dug out enough concrete and dirt the team was able to install the drainage and sump pump into the basement. Once in the basement, the team then plumbed the system to the exterior of the home where we installed the IceGuard and Exterior Drainage Line. After we installed the IG and EDL we buried the drainage line in the yard so we can carry water away from the foundation with little to no disruption. Then the team mixed up concrete and poured it over the WaterGuard and around the TripleSafe to lock them in place. 

The homeowner was pleased with the results of the project. They no longer have to shop vac water out of the basement for hours. 

WaterProofing and SunHouse Enclosure Installed, Manchester, NH

A Manchester homeowner who had lived in her house for 30 years recently experienced water entering her basement for the first time. She contacted EFS for a free inspection and met with Design Specialist Josh Phillips who assessed the situation. Based on his inspection, Josh recommended the installation of a SuperSump, IceGuard, Trench Drain WaterGuard, Exterior Drainage Line, and SunHouse Enclosures. 

The waterproofing system was installed by the Installation Team led by Branden Edwards. They began by installing the Trench Drain and SuperSump to collect any water that entered the basement. Once installed, the team then plumbed the SuperSump to the exterior of the home, where they installed the IceGuard and Exterior Drainage Line to carry water away from the foundation. After the waterproofing system was complete, the team installed SunHouse Enclosures over three egress windows, which provided more natural light to the basement. 

The homeowners were pleased with the results. Their basement was now protected from water, and they had more natural light in the space.

20 Years of Radon Concerns Finally Being Addressed, Wilton, MA

In Wilton, Massachusetts, a homeowner resides in a house built in 1977. They purchased the property in 1997 and conducted a radon test in 2003, which showed levels between 6.4-6.7 pCi/L. The house was tested five more times for radon until 2023, but no action was taken until the homeowners decided to sell the property earlier this year. To facilitate the sale, EFS was contracted to install a radon mitigation system and reduce the radon levels to safe limits. 

A Design Specialist named Jared Pavluvcik visited the property and recommended a system with two extraction points to lower the radon levels inside the house. A team led by Kyle DeChane started by creating the extraction points in the basement to remove radon-filled air from beneath the house. PVC pipes were then used to connect the two extraction points to the radon fan installed on the exterior of the house. The team combined sections of PVC pipes through the basement and exterior of the house before connecting them to the radon fan. After testing the fan, the team vented the entire system above the roofline of the house. 

After a week of running the system, the homeowners were provided with a radon test kit to ensure the levels were below the recommended amount. Once the levels were lowered to safe limits, the homeowners put the house on the market for sale.

Protecting Floors Inside Home By Installing New Supports and Controlling Moisture, Merrimack, NH

This homeowner in Merrimack, New Hampshire has lived in a mobile home since 1997. About a decade ago they felt a change in the supports under the home. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their mobile home. Our Design Specialist Liam FitzPatrick met with the homeowner and walked through the concerns that they had. The homeowner was concerned with the home slanting and moisture entering the home and potentially ruining their beautiful hardwood floors. During Liam's inspection, he suggested installing new supports under the home, installing encapsulation, and having a strong dehumidifier to control the humidity under the home. 

Our Installation Team led by Nick Carelli began by replacing the old supports under the mobile home with new supports. In total, we replaced 12 supports to strengthen the floor system. Next, the team laid TerraBlock and CleanSpace under the home to separate the soil from the home and allow them to gain control of the humidity under the home. After the space under the home was encapsulated the team lastly installed our SaniDry Sedona to take moisture out of the air under the home. 

The homeowner was very happy with the product that our team installed. The homeowners no longer have to worry about the floors in their home getting ruined by moisture or sagging floor systems. 

Upgrading From Temporary Supports to SmartJacks in Basement, Nashua, NH

The original owner of a home in Nashua, New Hampshire, had temporary posts in their basement. The temp posts have been in their basement for years and the homeowner was planning on finishing their basement. They wanted to have the supports looked at before going and finishing the basement. They decided to call EFS and receive a free inspection of their basement. Our Design Specialist Isaac Hernandez met with the homeowner and inspected the basement and the temporary supports. After the conclusion of Isaac's inspection, he recommended replacing the old temporary supports with 6 SmartJacks to support the floors and have them anchored to the slab and the floor system. 

Our Installation Team led by Eric Witham began by chipping out small sections of the basement slab so we could install our big plate footings for our SmartJacks. Once the footings were leveled and installed, the team then measured and cut our galvanized steel supports so they would fit under the beam. After they were cut the team then connected the supports to the footing and installed the adjustable top bracket so they could secure them to the main beam. After everything was installed the team then mixed up concrete and poured it over the footing to lock them into place. 

Horizontal Foundation Crack in Basement, Manchester, NH

A buyer of a home in Manchester, New Hampshire, was going through the purchasing process. When an inspection of the home revealed a large horizontal crack in the foundaiton of the home. The seller was working with the buyer to find a solution to the crack. They called EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist Anthony Brancato met with the buyer and seller to discuss possible solutions. After Anthony's inspection of the home, he recommended installing CleanSpace and PowerBraces to stabilize the wall and prevent moisture and water from seeping into the basement. The buyer and seller agreed with this solution and proceeded with booking the project with EFS.

Our Installation Team led by Eric Witham, began by installing 26 feet of CleanSpace across the wall to cover the crack. CleanSpace is a moisture barrier that will prevent moisture from seeping into the basement through that crack. After the moisture barrier was set up the team then began marking out where each of the 4 PowerBraces will be installed. We installed the wall supports every 4-5 feet to stabilize the wall. After all of the supports were installed we used the adjustable top bracket to add support to the wall. 

The buyer and seller of the home were very impressed with the installation of our CleanSpace and PowerBraces into the basement.

 

Rental Property Has Water in Basement, Manchester, NH

The owner of a rental property in Manchester, New Hampshire has owned their building for the past 7 years without any issues. Until this year when their tenants called with an issue in the basement. The tenants found the water was penetrating into the basement during periods of heavy rain/melting. The owner met with the tenants and saw the potential severity of the issue damaging the personal belongings of the tenants. The owner decided to reach out to EFS for a free inspection of the basement. Our Design Specialist Jason Vachon met with the owner of the building and recommended installing:

  • 48' of WaterGuard
  • 6' of TrenchDrain
  • a TripleSafe
  • 32' of CleanSpace Wall System
  • 2 IceGuards
  • 20' Exterior Drainage Line

Our Installation Team led by Anthony Locascio began by chipping out 54' of concrete around the perimeter of the basement where the water had been entering the basement. The trench they made will be approximately 6 inches wide and will hold our WaterGuard and TrenchDrain. At one end of the trench, the team chipped out a larger hole in the slab so we could fit our TripleSafe basin flush with the basement slab. Once the pumps were installed the team then plumbed the discharge lines to the exterior of the home. Once outside the home, the team installed 2 IceGuards and 20' of a buried Exterior Drainage Line. After the TripleSafe was installed and plumbed the team then returned inside to install the CleanSpace Wall System to guide water from the wall into the perimeter drainage. After everything was installed the team then mixed up concrete and poured it over the perimeter drainage and around the sump pump basin to lock it into place. 

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

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Vacation Home Needed Pilings to be Stabilized, Hillsboro, NH

A Hillsboro, New Hampshire homeowner bought a vacation home in late 2022. They immediately hired an inspector to check the home's overall health, who reported that the concrete piers under the home were settling and needed to be replaced to ensure its longevity. After receiving the report, the homeowner contacted EFS for a free inspection of their vacation home's support. Our Design Specialist, Jason Vachon, met with the homeowner and inspected the supports. Based on the inspection, Jason recommended replacing the concrete supports with Helical Piers with porch brackets. 

Our Installation Team, led by Edward N., set up temporary posts and replaced 10 of the concrete pilings with Helical Piers to stabilize and lift the foundation of the vacation home. Our Helical Piers are strong enough to hold the home in place on a severe slope. The homeowner was pleased with the installation.

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4'" of Water Found Inside Basement, Hudson, NH

A resident of Hudson, New Hampshire has lived in their home from the 1960s for the past 40 years. This year, they have had to deal with an increased amount of water collecting on their basement floor, which they found frustrating to clean up after every rainstorm. Seeking a solution, they contacted EFS for a free basement inspection. One of our Design Specialists, John Prince, conducted the inspection and recommended a perimeter drainage system to prevent water from entering the basement. 

Our Installation Team, led by Steve Dumais, began by chipping out a trench around the perimeter of the basement, roughly 6" wide and extending 90'. They then removed enough dirt from the trench to install our WaterGuard below the slab, which collects water and directs it to our TripleSafe system in one of the corners. The TripleSafe pumps the water out of the basement through an exterior drainage line, complete with an IceGuard. The team then poured concrete over the WaterGuard and around the base of the TripleSafe to lock it into place. Finally, they installed our SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier and set the discharge line into the basin of the sump pump. 

The homeowners were thrilled with the results of the project and can now rest assured that they won't have to deal with water collecting in their basement anymore.

Exercise in Basement and Wanted to Lower Radon Level, Winchester, MA

A Winchester, Massachusetts homeowner has been living in their home since 2018. The house was built back in 1922 and the basement serves as a storage area and workout space. Recently, the homeowner became aware of the harmful effects of radon and decided to have their home tested for it. Due to the pandemic, they thought it was a good time to call in EFS to help them design a radon system. Mark Proctor, our Design Specialist, met with the homeowner to review the test results which revealed elevated radon levels in the basement, exceeding the recommended limit of 4.0 pCi/L. Mark designed a radon mitigation system that was then installed by our Installation Team, led by Branden Edwards. The team created an extraction point in the slab and installed a PVC pipe that was connected to a Radon Fan located outside the basement. The fan drew up the radon-filled air from beneath the home and pushed it through the system, away from the house. After ten days of the system being in place, the homeowner tested their home again and discovered that the radon levels were below the recommended limit. The homeowners were thrilled with the results of the project and can now rest easy knowing that their basement is safe from radon.

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Installing Radon Mitigation System, Nashua, NH

This homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire, lives in a home that was built in 1973. These homeowners purchased the home in May 2023 and had the home tested for radon during the sale. The results of the test came back over 10 pCi/L, which is high. The way the home is laid out their son's room is in the basement. After living in the home for a couple of months they looked at the harmful effects of long-term exposure to radon gases. The effects shocked the homeowners and they decided to call EFS for another radon test in their home so we could propose the correct solution to lower the radon levels inside the home to below 4.0 pCi/L. Our Design Specialist Josh Phillips met with the homeowners after our radon test came back with results that averaged 11.3 pCi/l. With a number over 10 pCi/L, Josh recommended installing a radon mitigation system that has two extraction points to collect the most amount of radon from beneath the home as possible. 

Our production team led by Branden Edwards, began by creating the two extraction points in the slab of the basement. This will allow us to connect the PVC pipe to the extraction points and guide the PVC to the exterior of the home. On the outside of the home, the team installed our radon fan to the home and then connected the PVC pipe to the fan. After the PVC was secured to the fan the team then used additional PVC pipe to vent the entire system above the roofline of the home. 

After everything was installed the team tested the system and verified that everything was working. The team then met with the homeowner and explained to them that they should let the system run for over a week before re-testing the home. 

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Water Leaking into Basement From Bulkhead, Brookline, NH

This homeowner in Brookline, New Hampshire, had lived in their home for the past 4 years. Last year they had seen water penetrating into their basement. It seemed like the water was entering the basement from the bulkhead. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their basement. Our Design Specialist Anthony Brancato met with the homeowners and talked about their concerns. After talking about the problem they were having, Anthony inspected the basement to find a solution to their problem. Anthony confirmed that the water was entering from the bulkhead he recommended replacing the bulkhead and installing a new one. 

Our Installation Team led by Eric Witham began by removing the old bulkhead. We then installed the new bulkhead and made sure to seal everything so the bulkhead couldn't leak water into the basement.

Water Entering Crawlspace, Francestown, NH

This homeowner in Francestown, New Hampshire, has lived in their log cabin home for the past decade. In the last four years, a new home was built on the property next to them. After the home was built they started to see water start to enter their crawlspace. The homeowners were worried about the water disturbing the foundation of their home, so they reached out to EFS for a free inspection of their home. Our Design Specialist Josh Phillips met with the homeowners and talked to them about their concerns. After talking with the homeowners, Josh then inspected the crawlspace and recommended installing 80' of SmartPipe around the perimeter of the crawlspace, a SuperSump in the lowest corner of the crawlspace, an IceGuard, and a 30' Exterior Discharge Line. 

Our Installation Team led by Gunther and Paul began by digging a small trench around the perimeter of the crawlspace. In the lowest corner of the crawlspace, the team dug a basin for our sump pump. After both the trench and basin were made the team then installed the SmartPipe and SuperSump into the crawlspace. The team connected the SP to the SS and then plumbed the system to the exterior of the home. On the exterior of the home, the team installed an IceGuard to prevent the discharge line from backing up into the basement. Connected to the IG was 30' of Exterior Discharge Line that was buried underground and will carry water away from the foundation of the home. 

With the system up and running the homeowners no longer have to worry about water entering their crawlspace and affecting the foundation of their home. 

Perimeter Drainage System Installed in Early 1900s Home, Bedford, NH

This homeowner in Bedford, New Hampshire, has lived in their home for the past 40+ years. This year they had seen water in their basement of the early 1900s home for the first time ever. The homeowner called EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist Josh Phillips met with the homeowner and talked about their concerns and goals for the project. After his talk with the homeowners, he inspected the basement and then recommended installing a perimeter drainage system that included WaterGuard, a TripleSafe, an IceGuard, SaniDry Sedona, and an Exterior Drainage Line in the basement. 

Our Installation team led by Gunther and Paul began by chipping out 30 feet of concrete so we could install our perimeter drainage and sump pump. Once the concrete was chipped and the debris was removed the team then installed the WG and TripleSafe. Next, the team plumbed the sump pump to the exterior of the home where we installed our IceGuard and EDL. This will carry the water away from the foundation of the home. After the drainage was installed, the team returned inside the basement and covered the WaterGuard and around the TripleSafe with concrete. After the concrete cures, the team installed the SaniDry Sedona into the basement to control the moisture in the basement. 

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

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Water Entering Basement Through Foundation Cracks, Amherst, NH

A homeowner in Amherst, New Hampshire, has lived in their home for the past year and a half. Since moving into their home, which was built in 2000, they noticed some small cracks inside the basement that had started to allow a small amount of water into the basement. The homeowner wants to find a solution to prevent water from entering the basement through these cracks. The homeowners reached out to EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist Anthony Brancato met with the homeowners and talked about their concerns. After his conversation with the homeowners, Anthony inspected the basement and recommended installing 2 FlexiSpans over the cracks that were leaking and crack injection over another crack in the foundation. 

Our Installation Team led by Steve Dumais began by installing the FlexiSpan over the cracks that were allowing water into the basement. The installation of FlexiSpan begins with chipping out a small section of concrete at the base of the crack where it meets the floor. This will act as a drain to allow any water to flow beneath the home and not onto the floor in the basement. After the concrete was chipped with installed a membrane over the crack and then covered with an adhesive to lock it into place. After the FlexiSpan was installed the team then poured concrete over the chipped section to cover the drainage for the FlexiSpan. Next, we installed Crack Injection into the other crack on the foundation to seal it. The crack injection uses a rapidly expanding foam that will be injected into the crack to seal it.

The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project and no longer had to worry about water entering the basement through these cracks. 

 

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Water Entering Basement from Foundation Crack, Nashua, NH

This homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire, had lived in their home for the past 35 years. A decade ago they noticed a crack forming inside their basement. The crack kept growing every year. After 5 years, the homeowners started to notice water entering the basement from the crack. Now, water leaks into the basement anytime there is rain. The homeowners called EFS for a free inspection of their home to find a solution to their problem. Our Design Specialist Josh Phillips met with the homeowner and had a conversation with them about their concerns. After his conversation with the homeowners, Josh then inspected the basement and recommended installing FlexiSpan over the crack on the foundation wall. 

Our Installation Team led by Steve Dumais installed FlexiSpan over the crack from floor to ceiling to prevent water from entering the basement. 

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Failing Foundation Wall Under Back Porch, Merrimack, NH

A homeowner in Merrimack, New Hampshire, had purchased the home about a year and a half ago. After they purchased the home they noticed a crack in the foundation wall under their back porch. After living in the home for almost two years they saw the crack in the foundation get worse and wanted to find a solution. The homeowners called EFS for a free inspection of their foundation. Our Design Specialist Liam FitzPatrick met with the homeowner to talk about their concerns. After learning about their concerns Liam then inspected the foundation of the home and proposed a solution. Liam recommended installing 3 Geolocks and 3 Push Piers onto the failing foundation wall. The Geolocks will prevent any horizontal movement while the Push Piers will prevent any vertical movement. 

Our installation team led by Neal Foley began by removing the soil in front of the foundation wall so we could prepare to install our products. After the soil was removed we began installing our Geolocks on the foundation wall over the diagonal crack in the foundation wall. After the Geolocks were installed we then moved on to installing our Push Piers to the footing of the foundation and slowly lifted on the foundation wall. After the piers and wall anchors were installed the team then backfilled all of the soil. 

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

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Water Entering Basement For Over a Decade, Manchester, NH

A homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire had purchased their home in the 1970s. They have lived in the home for over 50 years. About 35 years into owning their home they noticed that one big rainstorm had allowed water to enter their basement. After that storm, the basement would occasionally see water for the next decade or more until another large storm caused even more water to enter the basement. Frustrated with cleaning up the water the homeowners decided they needed to find a solution to stop water from entering the basement. They called EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist Bryan Barnard met with the homeowners and talked about their concerns and goals for this project. After the conversation with the homeowners, Bryan inspected the basement to find a solution to prevent water from entering the basement. He recommended installing a perimeter drainage system with TripleSafe, WaterGuard, IceGuard, and Exterior Drainage Line. 

Our installation team led by Gunther and Paul began by chipping out concrete around the perimeter of the basement so we could install our WaterGuard and TripleSafe sump pump beneath the slab. This will allow us to collect water from beneath the slab before it collects inside the basement. After the perimeter drainage system and sump pump were installed the team then moved outside to install our IceGuard and Exterior Drainage Line. The IceGuard will protect the system if the discharge line clogs or freezes and will allow water to still be removed from the basement. 

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

Crack Seal and Void Fill, Weare, NH

Homeowner Jason of Weare, NH was concerned with a few items in his basement. His family spent a lot of time down there, and also used the space for storage, and so he wished to address these concerns before problems got worse. The primary reason for reaching out to Erickson Foundation Solutions was Jason needed to test his home for radon levels. Our specialist set up our CRM testing unit in the basement, and returned 48 hours later to discuss the results with Jason. Fortunately, the levels were lower than 4.0 pCi/l, and so no further action was needed for radon mitigation.

Our team prides itself on being All Things Basementy, and so while our specialist, Josh, was inspecting the home's basement and foundation, he discussed the cracks he found with Jason. There were multiple wall cracks throughout the concrete foundation, which was poured in 2020. There were no signs of heavy water or moisture coming through the cracks, and so Josh recommended at the very least sealing the cracks so that even small amounts of leaking water would be prevented.

Another concerning crack Josh identified was on the basement floor. It was easy to hear there was a large void beneath this crack, which meant there was a possibility settlement could occur, and something that could lead to a larger problem down the road for Jason. To fix this problem, Josh recommended our team inject PolyLevel in order to fill and seal the void beneath the basement slab. By filling the void, the concrete would be fully supported and no longer at risk of settling or further cracking. 

On the scheduled day for the project, our production team arrived and made all the repairs that Jason wanted to protect his home. The wall cracks were all sealed with a polyurethane injection material, providing a great barrier against moisture that might leak through. The crack seal process was quick, clean, and efficient, leaving no mess behind for the homeowner. Our team also completed their PolyLevel foam injection and successfully filled the void beneath the basement slab. All the repairs took a single day to complete, and the homeowner was pleased to have peace of mind that his basement was in good shape and his family safe. 

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Water Proofing Concerns in Forever Home, Nashua, NH

A homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire, has lived in this home for over 40 years and plans to spend the rest of their life here. Years ago they noticed water entering the basement and garage. Since the home is a split level these two areas are at the same level. The homeowners wanted to make sure they repaired this so they don't have to deal with water down there in the future. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist Josh Phillips met with the homeowners and inspected the basement/garage. He inspected the downstairs of the split level and recommended a solution to collect and remove water from the basement and garage.

Josh's solution was to install 2 TripleSafe, 54' of WaterGuard, 4 IceGuards, 30' of Exterior Drainage, and a SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier to protect the home from water seepage and moisture in the garage and basement. 

Our installation team, led by Abdou Taal, began by chipping out concrete in the basement and garage to install our drainage and sump pumps. Once that was done, the team installed our perimeter drainage and sump pumps into both the garage and basement. After that, they plumbed both the pumps to the exterior of the home where we installed our IceGuard system to prevent water from backing up in case of a blocked drainage line. Connected to that system is our Exterior Drainage Line which will carry the water away from the foundation of the home. After burying the drainage line out behind the home, the team returned to cover the perimeter drainage and around the sump pumps with concrete to lock them into place. Lastly, we installed the Sanidry Sedona Dehumidifier next to our sump pump in the basement to control the moisture levels.

The homeowners were delighted with the outcome of the project. They no longer have to worry about water coming into their forever home's garage and basement.

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3" of Standing Water in Basement, Bedford, NH

A homeowner in Bedford, New Hampshire has lived in their home for over 35 years. For years, they have experienced water entering their basement during heavy rainstorms. Typically, there would be a few wet spots on the basement floor, but this year they saw the basement flood twice with 3" of standing water. After experiencing two floods that required services from ServePro to drain all the water, the homeowners decided it was time to find a permanent solution. They reached out to EFS for a free inspection to prevent water from entering their basement. 

Our Design Specialist, Josh Phillips, met with the homeowners and conducted a full inspection of the basement. After inspecting the basement, Josh recommended installing a full-perimeter drainage system that would collect any water from the walls or seep up from under the slab and pump it to the outside of the home.

Our Installation Team, led by Abdou Taal, began by chipping out over 100' of concrete around the perimeter of the basement for our WaterGuard perimeter drainage and TripleSafe sump pump. Once the concrete was removed and enough dirt was excavated for our drainage and sump pump to be installed, we began to lay the 135 feet of WaterGuard in the trench and link the drainage with our three-pump TripleSafe. After the pump and drainage were in place, the team plumbed the sump pump to the exterior of the home, where we installed two IceGuards and a buried exterior drainage line to carry water away from the foundation of the home. After installing the exterior drainage, the team returned to the basement to mix and pour concrete over the perimeter drainage and around the basin of the sump pump to secure everything in place. Lastly, we installed our SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier in the basement and connected the discharge line to the sump pump basin. The basement was now fully protected from water.

The homeowners were very satisfied with the installation of the perimeter drainage system and no longer had to worry about water collecting inside the basement.

Sagging Floors, Deering, NH

A homeowner in Deering, New Hampshire, has owned their home for the past 26 years. Last year, they added insulation to their crawlspace as their floor was getting cold during the winter. While insulating the crawlspace, they noticed that the main beam that supported the floors was sagging. To address the issue, they contacted EFS for a free inspection of their basement. Our Design Specialist, Jason Vachon, met with the homeowner and recommended the installation of 13 SmartJacks, 70 feet of Supplemental Beam, and a SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier in the crawlspace to add support to the floor system and control humidity levels.

Our installation team dug 13 shallow holes in the dirt floor, allowing us to install our big plate footings to support the SmartJacks. Once the footings were installed and leveled, we installed our SmartJacks and Supplemental beam under the floor system. After all the supports were in place, we used the adjustable top of the supports to lift up on the floor system, thereby eliminating the sagging. Once the floor system was leveled, we installed our SaniDry Sedona in the crawlspace to control the moisture.

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

Replacing Foundation Wall With Masonry Wall, Hollis, NH

A homeowner in Hollis, New Hampshire bought their parent's home 10 years ago. The house was built in 1963, and the foundation wall of the garage had bowed, causing concern for the homeowner. They spoke to another company that suggested pouring a new wall, but the homeowner was not interested in that solution. Instead, they contacted EFS for a free inspection of the garage foundation. Our Design Specialist met with the homeowner, and after inspecting the entire garage structure, recommended replacing the existing foundation wall with a Masonry Block Wall Foundation. The homeowner chose our company due to our experience in the industry and our superior solution.

 

Our Installation Team, led by Nick Carelli, began by setting up temporary supports and removing the existing foundation wall. After the wall was removed, the team poured a new footing and let the concrete cure. Once the curing process was complete, we began to lay the blocks for the new foundation wall. When the team reached the framing of the garage, they put on the finishing touches and installed waterproofing on the outside of the wall to prevent water from seeping through the foundation. After the waterproofing was installed, we started to backfill and tamp the soil back to its original position.

 

The homeowners were delighted with the results of the project and how the team left their home better than they found it.

Stabilizing Settling Foundation, Pelham, NH

A homeowner in Pelham, New Hampshire noticed that the stone façade at the back of their house was starting to crack and pull away. Not knowing who to call, they contacted Erickson Foundation Solutions to arrange an inspection. Design Specialist Liam FitzPatrick met with the homeowner and examined the stone at the back of the house. After inspecting it, he checked the foundation for any signs of settling. Liam took measurements around the house and discovered that the entire building had settled more than an inch, causing cracks in the foundation and the stone façade at the back of the house.

 

To prevent further damage, Liam recommended installing 32 Push Piers around the entire house and injecting Crack Sealant to fill the cracks in the foundation. Neal Foley led the installation team, which began by removing dirt from around the foundation. They dug down to expose the footing around the entire house, allowing them to start installing the Push Piers. While digging, the team noticed a lot of water and mud around the house. Neal recommended adding 4" foundation drainage around the perimeter of the foundation to help drain water away from the house.

 

The team then proceeded to install the Push Pier Brackets, securing each bracket to the footing and fitting their hydraulic press to multiple brackets so they could push the piers down simultaneously. They capped each pier to lock them into place and installed perimeter drainage around the foundation. They then sealed 48' of foundation cracks with Injection Cracks Sealant. Finally, they backfilled the dirt around the house and tamped it down to prevent soil erosion.

 

The homeowners were satisfied with the project and know that the Push Piers will protect their home from future settling.

Perimeter Drainage System in Forever Home, Bedford, NH

A homeowner in Bedford, New Hampshire recently bought their forever home. The house was built in 2000, and the homeowners noticed signs of water getting into the basement during the open house before they purchased it. After owning the home for a month, they decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their basement. Our Design Specialist, Isaac Hernandez, met with the homeowners to discuss their concerns and goals. After the conversation, Isaac inspected the basement to find a solution for their forever home. He recommended installing a perimeter drainage system to collect any water that enters the basement.

 

Our installation team, led by Gunther Billhardt, started by chipping out 50 feet of concrete along the back foundation wall to create a space for installing the perimeter drainage and sump pump. The team used a jackhammer to break up the concrete and installed 48 feet of WaterGuard into the trench.

 

Next, we installed our TripleSafe Sump Pump at one end of the drainage system to collect any water that the drainage might gather and send it outside the house. We also plumbed the sump pump outside the home, where we installed 2 IceGuards and buried 10' of Exterior Drainage Line directed away from the foundation.

 

After the exterior drainage was installed, our team returned to the basement to install the CleanSpace Wall System along the back foundation wall. The wall system collects water from the wall and guides it into the perimeter drainage and then into the sump pump. Our team also installed our SaniDry Sedona next to the TripleSafe.

 

Finally, the team mixed concrete and covered the perimeter drainage and around the TripleSafe to lock everything into place. The homeowners were thrilled with the project's results and relieved that they no longer had to worry about water entering their forever home's basement.

Wet Basement Repair, Nashua, NH

A Nashua homeowner recently purchased a house needing major renovations, such as adding a 2nd floor, replacing the roof, and installing a new basement entrance. But during the renovation process, the contractor noticed water seeping through the cold joints in the basement, and recommended a free basement inspection from EFS. The homeowner contacted EFS, and our Design Specialist, Josh Phillips, inspected the basement to find a solution. After the inspection, Josh recommended a waterproofing system that includes perimeter drainage, a sump pump, and a dehumidifier to mitigate the water issue.

 

Our Installation Team, led by Gunther Billhardt, began the process by chipping out the concrete where water was seeping in. We removed any debris and installed WaterGuard, TrenchDrain, and TripleSafe. We placed 42 feet of WaterGuard against the foundation wall to collect any water from the floor or wall. For immovable objects like the heating system and basement door, we used TrenchDrain to go around them. TripleSafe was installed to collect all water from the perimeter drainage. The team installed 2 IceGuard and a 10-foot buried exterior drainage line to ensure that the water was pumped out and away from the foundation. After installing the drainage line, we mixed concrete to cover the perimeter drainage and sump pump inside the basement to lock everything in place. Finally, we installed our SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier next to the TripleSafe to lower the humidity inside the basement and discharge the moisture into the sump basin.

 

The installed system is highly effective in preventing water from entering and collecting inside the basement, providing a long-lasting solution to the homeowner's problem.

Waterproofing Home Before Selling, Manchester, NH

A homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire has been living in their home for the past 12 years. They were planning on selling the home in the upcoming summer. However, before they sold the home and moved to Georgia, they wanted to address a persistent issue that had gotten worse over the years. Water has been leaking into the basement from the bulkhead and collecting on the floor. The homeowner wanted to prevent this issue before selling the home to a new family. They contacted EFS for a free inspection of their basement.

 

Our Design Specialist, Bryan Barnard, met with the homeowners and recommended installing a sump pump and drainage system below their bulkhead door to collect water that entered the basement. Our Installation Team, led by Anthony LoCascio, began the work by chipping out 12 feet of concrete from below the bulkhead door to the corner of the basement. 

 

Under the bulkhead door, we installed 6 feet of Trench Drain and then 6 feet of WaterGuard to the corner. Tucked into the corner of the basement, we installed a TripleSafe. Our team installed the sump and then plumbed the system to the exterior of the homeowner where we installed our exterior drainage system. We installed two IceGuards and then a 40-foot buried exterior drainage line that will carry water away from the foundation. 

 

After the exterior drainage was installed, we returned to the basement and locked the system into place with concrete. We covered the WaterGuard and put concrete around the TrenchDrain and TripleSafe to secure them. The homeowner was very happy with the results and how quickly the project was completed.

Water Entering Through Basement Windows, Manchester, NH

A homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire has been living in their home since the late 1970s. Last year, they noticed water entering their basement. Since they plan to sell their home in about two years, they wanted to find a solution to prevent any storage items from getting damaged due to water seepage. They reached out to EFS to schedule a free inspection of their foundation. 

 

Our Design Specialist, Jason Vachon, met with the homeowners and inspected the interior and exterior of the basement to locate the source of water entering through the basement window. Jason recommended adding SunHouse Enclosures to each of the six basement windows to prevent water from seeping through. 

 

Our Installation Team, led by Gunther Billhardt, began the installation process by removing any obstructions in front of the windows and digging down a few inches below the window to install the SunHouse Enclosure. They made sure to install crushed stone under the enclosure to allow water to disperse and flow away from the house. For a couple of those enclosures, the team removed concrete or asphalt, and after the SunHouses were installed, they poured new concrete and asphalt where needed.

 

The homeowners were delighted with the results of the project and satisfied with the service provided by EFS.

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Radon Mitigation and Crack Repair, Milford, NH

A homeowner in Milford, New Hampshire, has been living in their house since 2018. Recently, they noticed a PVC pipe in their basement that appeared to be a passive radon system. As a result, they decided to test their home for radon. After testing, they discovered high levels of radon, which exceeded the recommended amount from the National Radon Defense. They contacted EFS to design and install a radon mitigation system in their home, and also requested the sealing of the cracks in their basement.

 

Josh Phillips, the Design Specialist from EFS, met with the homeowners and designed a suitable radon mitigation system for their home. He also recommended sealing the foundation cracks with NexusPro Crack Repair. The homeowners had a concern about the air quality inside the main living space, so Josh suggested an Aspen Air Purifier.

 

The installation team, led by Steven Dumais, started by plugging in the Aspen Air Purifier into the main home. Then, they created two extraction points for the Radon Mitigation System in the basement. For this, the team used a 3" core drill to make a circular hole in the slab and installed a 3" PVC pipe to link the two extraction points. The PVC pipes carried the radon-filled air to the radon fan, which the team installed on the exterior of the home. They then vented the system with more PVC piping above the roofline of the home. After hooking up the power to the fan, the system began to draw up the radon from beneath the home and direct it out and above the home, where it could dissipate into the open air. Finally, the team sealed the cracks in the basement slab using NexusPro, sealing up to 25 feet of cracks to prevent radon from seeping up through the slab.

 

The homeowners were happy with the installation of the Aspen Air Purifier, Radon Mitigation System, and NexusPro into their home.

Improving Appearance of Ugly Basement Walls, Manchester, NH

A couple residing in Manchester, New Hampshire for the past 30 years wanted to move to a luxury retirement community, but before that, they needed to sell their current home. However, to make the home more attractive to potential buyers, they wanted to upgrade a few things. One of their main concerns was the appearance of the basement walls, which looked unappealing.

 

The homeowners contacted EFS for a free inspection of their basement walls. Our Design Specialist, Josh Phillips, met with the homeowners, evaluated the situation, and suggested using CleanSpace Wall to brighten up and cover the blemishes on the foundation walls. Josh recommended a 45 feet of wall system to cover the basement walls.

 

To begin the installation process, we removed any items from the wall and then secured the white vapor barrier to the basement walls using our CleanSpace Tape. This system is designed to brighten up the space and hide any unsightly blemishes from the view of potential buyers.

 

The homeowners were delighted with the project's results.

Preventing Water Intrusion, Bedford, NH

A homeowner in Bedford, New Hampshire had purchased their home two years ago. Since then, the basement has flooded three times - once in the first year and twice this past year. To prevent further flooding, the homeowner contacted Erickson Foundation Solutions for a free inspection of their basement. Victor Tapia, our Design Specialist, looked in the basement to find a solution to prevent further water intrusion and flooding. After the inspection, Victor recommended installing WaterGuard, Trench Drain, TripleSafe Sump Pump, IceGuard, and a buried exterior discharge line into the cellar.

 

Our installation team started by chipping out 185 feet of concrete around the basement's perimeter using a jackhammer. Then they dug down a few inches to accommodate our perimeter drainage into the trench. After that, they installed crushed stone and the drainage into the trench. In the basement's lowest point, our team removed enough concrete and dirt to install our basin for our TripleSafe. Once the basin was set, we plumbed the sump pump to the home's exterior where we installed our two IceGuards and 25 feet of Exterior Drainage Line. After setting up the exterior drainage, they mixed up concrete and covered the perimeter drainage around the sump pump with it to lock it into place.

 

The homeowners were happy with the installation of the perimeter drainage system in their basement. They no longer have to worry about that area flooding during periods of rain.

Lower Radon Levels Inside Basement, New Boston, NH

A resident of New Boston, New Hampshire has been living in their house since 2003. Recently, a neighbor informed them about the high levels of radon in their house, which prompted the homeowner to test their house for radon as well. Since they regularly exercise in the basement, they found that their house had a radon level of 4-5 pCi/L and contacted EFS for an inspection. A design specialist named Josh Phillips examined the basement and designed a radon mitigation system for the house.

 

The installation team, led by Steven Dumais, created two extraction points in the basement slab and attached radon pipes to them using a 3" core drill. The pipes were then sealed and linked together before being guided to the exterior of the house. A radon fan was installed on the outside of the house, connected to the radon pipe, and the pipe was then extended above the roofline to disperse the radon into the open air. 

 

After installation, the system effectively reduced the radon levels in the house to a safe level, and the homeowner was pleased with the results of the radon mitigation system.

Basement Flooding Caused Damage, Manchester, NH

A homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire had been living in their house for 30 years. They had faced occasional water seepage in their basement over the years. However, this summer, the basement was completely flooded, causing damage to the finished portion of the basement. The homeowner then contacted EFS for a free basement inspection. After examining the basement, our Design Specialist Victor Tapia suggested a complete perimeter drainage system to prevent future water intrusion. The system included WaterGuard, Trench Drain, TripleSafe, IceGuards, Exterior Discharge Line, and membership in the Erickson Care Club.

 

Our expert installation team, led by Anthony LoCascio, chipped out the concrete surrounding the basement's perimeter. They then installed the WaterGuard, Trench Drain, and TripleSafe to gather and pump out any water. The team also installed IceGuards and an exterior drainage system to ensure that water does not accumulate near the home. After installing the drainage system, the team poured concrete over it to secure it in place, allowing the homeowner to re-install their finished walls.

 

The homeowner was quite happy with the results and signed up for the Erickson Care Club. This membership offers annual service to ensure the system continues to function properly.

Keep Basement Dry, Nashua, NH

A homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire purchased their home five years ago, and two years ago, during winter, they noticed water seeping into the basement. They cleaned up the water twice, but they wanted to find a permanent solution to prevent water from entering. The homeowners wanted to convert a section of their basement into a TV room or album collection room, but they couldn't do that if water was still entering the basement. So they contacted EFS for a free inspection of their basement. Our Design Specialist, Bryan Barnard, met with the homeowner and examined the basement to find a solution to prevent water from entering. Bryan recommended installing our TripleSafe Sump Pump, two IceGuards, 30 feet of buried exterior drainage line, and FlexiSpan into the basement to protect the basement from water.

 

Our installation team, led by Gunther Billhardt, started by chipping out concrete to install the basin for the sump pump. The sump pump has a large basin to accommodate our three pumps, so we had to remove 24 inches of dirt. This allowed the pump cover to lay flush with the basement slab. Our team installed the pumps into the basin and then plumbed the pumps to the exterior of the home. Once outside of the home, we installed our two IceGuards and 30 feet of exterior drainage line. After the sump pump and drainage lines were installed and buried, we mixed up concrete and poured it around the basin to lock it into place.

 

Next, the team began installing our FlexiSpan over the crack in the foundation wall. We first covered the crack with the FlexiSpan membrane to prevent water from seeping through the wall and into the basement. We then covered the membrane with a thick adhesive that set hard like concrete. Where the crack meets the floor, our team chipped out a small section of concrete so we could install some drainage. This drain will allow water to flow underneath the home so water cannot enter the basement. After the drain was in place, the team poured concrete around the drain, and the project was complete.

 

The homeowners were very satisfied with the results of the project. They could now make their basement into a TV room or album collection room without worrying about water entering the basement.

Slab Sinking Under Shed, Manchester, NH

A homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire, had built a shed in their backyard three years ago. The shed was built as a garage/shed to store their BMW sports car and some miscellaneous tools. Since the shed was built a few years ago the homeowners have seen soil around the back corner begin to erode. The shed was beginning to list toward the back left corner and now the structure is no longer level. The homeowners want to ensure that the shed will protect their car so they reached out to EFS to have a free inspection of the slab and the shed. Our Design Specialist Josh Phillips met with the homeowners and looked at the shed. After Josh inspected the entire shed, he found that there had been so much soil erosion that the shed would need additional support. Josh recommended installing 6 Push Piers and PolyLevel to be installed in the back corner of the shed.

 

Our installation team led by Neal Foley began by installing 6 Push Piers brackets to the slab that was already exposed from the soil erosion. We then used our hydraulic press to push the piers down beneath the soil to stabilize the slab of the shed. Once the piers were all pushed to the correct pressure we then capped the piers. Then our PolyLevel Crew arrived onsite to spray PolyLevel beneath the slab to prevent further soil erosion. The team was able to lift the shed back to its original height. 

 

The homeowner was very happy with the results of the project. They don't have to worry about the slab sinking and causing damage to their sports car. 

Stop Water From Seeping in Finished Basement, Nashua, NH

A homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire, has lived in their home for a little over a year. Almost every time it rains the homeowner sees water in their basement. They were worried that the water could seep over to the finished side of their basement. They called EFS for a free inspection of their basement so they could find a way to prevent water from seeping over to the finished side of the basement. Our Design Specialist Jason Vachon met with the homeowner and did just that. Jason recommended installing our TripleSafe Sump Pump with 36 feet of WaterGuard/ TrenchDrain and 2 IceGuard with 75 feet of Exterior Drainage Line. 


Our installation team led by Gunther Billhardt began by chipping concrete along the foundation wall where water was entering the basement. Once the concrete was chipped out the team removed enough dirt so we could install our perimeter drainage and sump pump. We connected the drainage to the sump pump basin so water that collects in the perimeter drainage will be guided to the sump pump basin. Next, the team plumbed the sump pump to the home's exterior where we installed 2 IceGuards and 75 feet of buried exterior drainage. The EDL will carry water far from the foundation so water cannot re-enter the perimeter drainage system. After the drainage was installed and buried, we mixed up concrete, covered the WaterGuard, and poured concrete around the sump pump basin to lock everything into place. After the concrete had cured the team showed the homeowner the system. They were very happy with the installation of our perimeter drainage system and no longer have to worry about water seeping into the finished portion of their basement. 

Finished Basement Ruined By Water, Manchester, NH

A homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire, has lived in their home for the past decade. They have a finished basement that they use as a second living room. Years ago the basement had water seep into the finished portion and destroy everything in its path. At that point, the homeowners had a sump pump installed so water would be collected by the sump pump and removed from the basement. This past year they had a big rainstorm that allowed water to enter the basement and soak the carpet. Fearing that their finished room in the basement could be ruined again the homeowners called EFS for a free inspection of the basement to find a solution that would prevent any water from entering the basement. Our Design Specialist Bryan Barnard met with the homeowner and looked at the home. During his detailed inspection, he found that the water originates on one side of the basement. Bryan recommended replacing the existing sump pump with our TripleSafe which is bigger, better, and works if the power is out. Connected to the new sump will be 24 feet of WaterGuard to collect any water along the floors and walls of the finished basement.

 

Our installation team installed the sump pump and the perimeter drainage into the basement and then plumbed the sump pump to the exterior of the home where we installed our exterior drainage system. The system included two IceGuards, which will prevent the system from backing up into the basement, and an EDL which will carry water away from the foundation. The system was then concealed with concrete to eliminate any tripping hazard and prevent damage to the system. 

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

Water Seeping Through Stone Foundation, Manchester, NH

A homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire, lives in a home that was built in the 1960s, and a section of their stone foundation leaks during heavy rainstorms. The homeowners want to be able to use their basement for storage but cannot because they are worried about water seeping into the basement. The homeowners called EFS for a free inspection of their basement to find a solution to prevent water from seeping into the basement.

 

Our Design Specialist Bryan Barnard looked at the stone foundation wall and the basement to design a solution to prevent water intrusion. After Bryan's inspection, he recommended installing CleanSpace, WaterGuard, TripleSafe, IceGuard, and EDL in the basement to collect and pump out any water that threatened to come into the basement. 

 

Our installation team led by Gunther Billhardt began by chipping out 9 feet of concrete in the corner of the basement where the water was seeping into the basement. After the concrete was chipped the team installed our TripleSafe and WaterGuard so we could collect any water. We plumbed the sump pump to the exterior of the home and installed 2 IceGuards and a 30-foot exterior drainage line. Next, we installed CleanSpace over the foundation wall and connected it to the perimeter drainage so any moisture from the wall would trickle into the drainage system and then into the sump pump. After the CleanSpace was integrated into the perimeter drainage system we then mixed concrete and covered the drainage and around the sump pump basin to lock the system into place. 

 

The homeowner was very pleased with the results of the project. Since the system was installed into the home they haven't seen any water in their basement. 

Water Damaging Basement, Manchester, NH

A homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire, purchased their 1950s home 3 years ago. The most recent rainstorm had caused damage to the finished floors and caused mold in the basement. The water was pooling in the basement and damaged many items in their finished basement. The homeowners would like to find a solution before refinishing the space. The homeowners called EFS for a free basement inspection to find a solution to their water problem. Our Design Specialist Josh Phillips met with the homeowners and took a detailed look at the basement to find which one of our solutions would be best for this situation. Josh found that one corner of the basement was where the water was entering. Josh recommended installing 16 feet of WaterGuard, 10 feet of TrenchDrain, a TripleSafe, two IceGuard, and 15 feet of Exterior Drainage Line.

Our installation team led by Anthony LoCascio began by chipping out concrete for our perimeter drainage and sump pump installation. Once the concrete was chipped out and the debris was removed we installed the WaterGuard, TrenchDrain, and TripleSafe. All three systems will be integrated to allow the water from either of the drainage systems to flow into the basin of the TripleSafe. Once integrated the team installed the pumps inside the basin and plumbed them to the exterior of the home where we installed our IceGuards and EDL. Once the drainage line was constructed and buried in the yard the team then returned to the basement to encase the system in concrete to lock it in place. 

Since the homeowners had the system installed they haven't seen any water at all in their basement!

Foundation Wall Stabilization, Bedford, NH

A home in Bedford, New Hampshire was placed on the market by the seller. A prospective buyer came in and put in an offer on the home pending a home inspection. The home inspector came in and performed a full inspection and report of the home. The report indicated that the foundation wall had some cracks that were concerning. The potential buyer recoiled and wanted to know more about issues with the foundation. To gain knowledge about the wall and some potential solutions the buyer and seller agreed to call EFS for a free inspection of the foundation of the home.

Our Design Specialist Jason Vachon met with the two parties and looked at the foundation of the home. Jason noticed the block foundation was bowing slightly and his recommendation was to install Geolocks on the foundation wall and have the other end installed in the yard to stabilize and straighten the foundation wall. The buyer and seller received the quote and worked out a deal between themselves for EFS to install our solution.

Our installation team began by marking where each of the 6 Geolocks would be installed on the bowing foundation wall. After the wall was marked our team started digging a trench 10 feet away from the foundation wall. This will allow us to the soil in between the foundation wall and the trench as leverage to stabilize and straighten the foundation wall. We then sent a galvanized rod through the foundation wall and into the trench. We attached a Geolock plate to either side of the rod and then began to tighten bolts on either side of the threaded rod to start straightening the foundation wall. Once straightened the team then backfilled the trench and tamped down the soil. 

The buyer and seller were very impressed with the result of the project. 

ERV and Perimeter Drainage System Installation, Manchester, NH

A homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire, had previously hired EFS to install a Radon Mitigation System in their home to lower the radon levels. However, a couple of years later, the homeowner noticed water coming into their home and requested EFS to inspect their home again for a solution. Our Design Specialist, Isaac, met with the homeowners and inspected the basement. During his inspection, Isaac found some areas where water was puddling, and an existing Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) system that appeared outdated. Isaac suggested installing a full perimeter drainage system and a new ERV to address the water issue and improve air quality by replacing old stale air with fresh air.

 

Our Installation Team, led by Anthony LoCascio, started by removing 115 feet of concrete around the basement's perimeter to install WaterGuard and TripleSafe. The team cleared the debris and dirt to install the drainage and sump pump basin. They then installed 115 feet of WaterGuard and integrated it into our TripleSafe. After linking the drainage together and connecting it to the basin, we plumbed the sump pump to the exterior of the home, where we installed 2 IceGuards and Exterior Drainage to carry the water away from the foundation of the home. We then poured concrete over the drainage around the sump pump basin to secure the system in place as the concrete cured. After the drainage was installed and buried, we removed the homeowner's old ERV and replaced it with a new one, along with new plumbing. Before leaving, our crew flood-tested the perimeter drainage system and the new ERV to ensure they were in working order.

 

During the final walkthrough with Anthony, the homeowner was impressed with the installation of the drainage and ERV.

Radon Mitigation System, Milford, NH

A homeowner in Milford, New Hampshire, has lived in their home for a decade and became concerned with radon gas in their home. The homeowners use the space to work out and want to make sure the air in the basement is 100% safe. The owners called Erickson Foundation Solutions to test their house for radon. Our Design Specialist Bryan Barnard dropped off a Continuous Radon Monitor (CRM) at the home to perform a 48-hour radon test. After the test was complete Bryan returned to the house to read the results to the homeowner. The results of the test came back at an average of 9.0 pCi/L and the homeowner would like to have them be under the National Radon Defense's recommendation of 4.0 pCi/L. To achieve this goal Bryan recommended installing a radon mitigation system with a single extraction point to lower the radon levels within the home.

Our installation team met the owners at their home and did a walkthrough of what to expect during the project. Our team began by using a core drill to drill a 3-inch circular hole in the slab so we could create a radon extraction point. Then we attached PVC pipe to the extraction point and then fed that piping to the exterior of the home where we will install our radon fan. The radon fan was connected to the PVC pipe and then once the fan was secured to the side of the home we used more PVC piping to vent the system above the roofline of the home. With the whole system installed, we can now draw radon-filled air from beneath the home, collect it in our radon pipe, and send it out and away from the home.

The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project. They can now workout in the basement without having to worry about the air quality inside the basement. 

Water Entering Basement, Hudson, NH

A homeowner in Hudson, New Hampshire, has lived in the home since the 1980s. Since right before covid the homeowner had noticed water leaking into the basement and causing damage to their finished rooms. They called EFS to have us inspect their basement and find them a solution to prevent water from entering the basement. Our Design Specialist Liam Fitzpatrick met with the homeowner and asked them questions about the water that enters their basement. After their conversation, Liam began inspecting the basement to find a solution to keep the basement dry. Liam recommended installing a sump pump, perimeter drainage, a humidifier, and exterior drainage to the home so we could eliminate the threat of water entering the basement. 

Our installation team began by chipping out 45 feet of concrete along the perimeter of the basement so we could create a trench and basin for our drainage and sump pump to lay in. Our team installed 45 feet of WaterGuard and linked it to our TripleSafe sump pump. The WaterGuard will collect water from below the slab and from the wall and guide the water to the sump pump basin where one of our three TripleSafe pumps will pump the water outside. We plumbed the three pumps to the exterior of the home where we installed 2 IceGuards and a 35-foot buried Exterior Drainage Line to carry the water away from the foundation of the home. After the exterior drainage was installed, the team mixed concrete and poured it over the drainage and around the sump pump basin. The concrete cured, and then the team installed our SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier which will control the humidity in the basement to prevent odor, mold, and dry rot. Lastly, the system was flood-tested to make sure everything was operational.

Once the system was confirmed to be working perfectly, the team did a walkthrough with the homeowner to explain the features of the system and answer any questions. The homeowner was very pleased with the installation and did not have to worry about water entering their basement. 

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Preventing Water from Entering the Basement, Hollis, NH

A homeowner in Hollis, New Hampshire had been experiencing water intrusion in their basement since they moved in back in 2017. Despite their construction background, their DIY attempts to solve the issue had been unsuccessful. The homeowner was tired of having to vacuum the water out of the basement and wanted to finish it once the water issue was resolved. As a result, they contacted EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist, John Prince, inspected the basement and determined the source of the water intrusion. He recommended installing a full perimeter drainage system with radon-neutral perimeter drainage to prevent radon seepage.

 

Our installation team, led by Anthony LoCascio, began by removing over 100 feet of concrete around the perimeter of the basement. This allowed us to install the perimeter drainage and TripleSafe sump pump. We installed the sump pump basin to eject water out of the basement while we worked. We then installed the Radon Neutral WaterGuard and Trench Lock around the perimeter of the basement and added 58 feet of CleanSpace wall to protect that section from water seepage. The team finished by installing the exterior drainage system to carry the water away from the foundation of the home. They also installed 10 feet of buried exterior drainage and attached it to IceGuard to prevent exterior drainage backup into the basement. Lastly, the team covered the perimeter drainage with concrete to lock the system in place.

 

The homeowner was extremely pleased with the installation of the new system. Since installation, the homeowner has not seen any water in the basement. They can now begin the process of finishing the basement.

Concerns with Radon Inside their Home, Nashua, NH

A homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire bought their house three years ago. They tested their home for radon and the levels were found to be around 8.1 pCi/L, which was higher than the recommended amount of 4.0 pCi/L. As a result, the homeowners contacted EFS to request a free inspection of their basement to determine if they could install a radon mitigation system to lower the radon levels. 

 

Our Design Specialist, Victor Tapia, met with the homeowner and inspected the basement. After examining the basement, Victor recommended installing a radon mitigation system with a single extraction point. 

 

Our installation team, led by Steve Dumais, started the installation process by using a core drill to create an extraction point. They then installed a 3" PVC pipe from the extraction point and connected it to the exterior of the home. On the exterior of the home, we installed our Radon Fan and secured the PVC pipe to the fan. After securing the radon pipe, we vented the system above the roofline of the home to ensure that radon air cannot re-enter the home. 

 

After the system was installed and operational, a radon test was left in the basement to ensure that the levels were brought down below the recommended 4.0 pCi/L. The homeowners were very satisfied with the results of the project and stated that they would contact EFS for any future foundation, waterproofing, or concrete stabilization concerns.

Replacing Wooden Supports in Basement, Hollis, NH

A new homeowner in Hollis, New Hampshire, recently noticed that the wooden supports in the basement of their block foundation home were old and rotting. They contacted EFS for a free inspection, and our Design Specialist, Isaac Hernandez, examined the supports. Isaac found that the wooden supports had deteriorated due to exposure to water and recommended that they be replaced with our galvanized steel SmartJacks. Although Isaac also recommended a waterproofing system, the homeowners opted to wait on that.

 

Our installation team, led by Neal Foley, began by setting up temporary posts between the wood supports to provide support for the floor system while the old supports were removed. Once the old supports were removed, we chipped out concrete to install our big plate footings beneath the concrete slab. After the three footings were installed, we put in the supports and connected the adjustable top to the beam using screws. The SmartJacks were installed, and we finished by mixing concrete and covering the big footings to lock the supports in place.

 

After cleaning up the job site, we did a walkthrough with the homeowners and showed them the SmartJacks and some of their features, including the adjustable top that can lift the floor to make it level. The homeowners were very pleased with the installation of the system.

Upgrading Old Sump to TripleSafe, Dover, NH

This homeowner in Dover, New Hampshire, has lived in their home for the past 20 years. In the last couple of years, they finished the basement of the 1960s home. Recently they have had some rain storms that have overwhelmed their sump pump. They have had to clean up the water that the sump couldn't pump out. They don't want to worry about this in the future so they reached out to EFS for a free inspection of their sump pump. Our Design Specialist George Gouthier met with the homeowners and he examined the pump and recommended installing our TripleSafe, a bigger and more powerful sump pump. 

Our installation team led by Gunther Billhardt began by removing the old sump pump from the basement. This included the liner and all of the drainage lines. After that was removed the team began to install our bigger and stronger TripleSafe liner, then the three pumps and the drainage line. Once everything was in position and operational, the team then mixed up concrete and poured it around the sump pump basin to lock it into place. 

The team then cleaned up the job site and showed the homeowner the new pump. The homeowner was surprised with the size of the new TripleSafe that will keep their basement dry. 

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Water Coming into Basement from Window, Manchester, NH

A homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire has lived in their home for almost 40 years. Over the past few months, they noticed water entering their basement from the egress windows and floors. They contacted Erickson Foundation Solutions for a free basement inspection. Our Design Specialist Josh Bartholomew met with the homeowners and examined the basement to find a solution. Josh recommended installing a perimeter drainage system with CleanSpace, SaniDry Sedona, Sunhouse Enclosure, and WellDuct Drain into the basement to protect it from water entering the basement.

 

Our installation team, led by Ryan Champagne, began by chipping out the perimeter of the basement so that we could install our drainage and sump pump. We then removed debris and dirt so that our WaterGuard, TrenchDrain, and TripleSafe basin could sit flush with the floor. We installed our three pumps into the basin and plumbed them outside, so we could install our 2 IceGuards and Exterior Drainage Line. Next, the team moved on to installing the WaterGuard and TrenchDrain around the perimeter of the basement. We used the WaterGuard to go along the wall, and the TrenchDrain to move around obstacles like washers, dryers, water heaters, and oil tanks. With the perimeter drainage in place, the team then installed 92 feet of CleanSpace Wall on the foundation wall above the perimeter drainage. The vapor barrier attaches to the top of the wall and down to the flange of the drainage. After the white barrier was installed, we then began to address the egress windows.

 

To start, we drilled a hole from the inside of the basement through the foundation wall right under the egress window so we could begin to attach our WellDuct Window Drain. After drilling the hole, we began to excavate around the egress window so we could install our SunHouse enclosure and the WellDuct Drain. We installed the clear plastic housing around the window and installed our drain. The drain extended through the foundation wall and down into the perimeter drainage system. Next, our team mixed up concrete so we could pour it over our perimeter drainage and around our TripleSafe Basin to lock everything in place. Lastly, while the concrete cured, the team installed our SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier.

 

The team cleaned up and then took the homeowner on a walkthrough of the project. They showed them each of the products we installed and answered any questions they had.

Geolock Installation, Nashua, NH

A homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire had purchased their house 15 years ago. Over the years, they noticed some cracks in the foundation wall of their garage. They wanted to finish their basement but were worried that the foundation wall could collapse. They contacted EFS for a free inspection of their basement. Our Design Specialist, Peter Carstean, met with the homeowner and examined the cracks inside the garage. Peter determined that the cracks were caused by the foundation wall moving and recommended installing 5 Geolocks to stabilize it and 3 FlexiSpans to seal the cracks in the foundation.

 

Our installation team began by digging a trench in the yard, 10 feet from the foundation, running parallel to it for installing our Geolocks. The team marked out 5 spots on the foundation wall where they would install each anchor. Then, they drilled a small hole through the foundation and passed a threaded rod through the foundation, soil, and into the trench in the yard. After that, they attached a Geolock Anchor to either side of the rod and tightened each end to stabilize the foundation wall slowly. The system used leverage from the soil to stabilize and straighten the foundation wall. After tightening the Geolocks, the team installed the FlexiSpans over the cracks in the wall.

 

Once the project was complete, the team cleaned up the job site before doing a final walkthrough with the homeowner to show them what was installed. The homeowner was very pleased with the results of the project.

Cracked Garage Foundation

A homeowner in Merrimack, New Hampshire, noticed some cracks in their garage about six years ago. Over time, the cracks grew larger and began to worry the homeowner. They contacted EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist, Bryan Barnard, inspected the cracks and found that foundation movement had caused them. Bryan recommended installing five Geolock Anchors to the garage foundation to protect it from further movement and cracking.

 

Our installation team marked where each Geolock Anchor would go on the exterior of the garage. Then, they measured 10 feet from the foundation wall into the garage slab to create a trench inside the garage. Afterward, the team dug down a few feet to install the Geolock plates. They sent a galvanized rod from the outside of the garage through the foundation and into the trench. Then, the team used Geolock plates to secure each side of the rod, tightened it, and slowly used leverage to stabilize the foundation wall. After each rod was tightened, the team backfilled the trench and repoured concrete to match the slab.

 

Once the installation was complete, the team explained to the homeowner what they had installed and answered any questions they had.

Crawlspace Encapsulation, Hillsborough, NH

A homeowner from Hillsborough, New Hampshire, had purchased their house 17 years ago. One year ago, they started noticing a musty smell and experiencing some allergic reactions. They contacted EFS to inspect their crawlspace, suspecting that the vapor barrier was damaged. Our Design Specialist inspected the crawlspace and found that it was not encapsulated, and the moisture levels were at 54%. We suggested encapsulating the entire crawlspace using our CleanSpace product and installing a SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier to regulate the humidity. 

Our team began by removing the old vapor barrier and then installed the new CleanSpace Encapsulation, which covered an area of over 800 sqft. After that, we installed the SaniDry Sedona and routed the discharge line to the crawlspace's exterior. With the crawlspace now encapsulated and dehumidified, the homeowners can rest assured that they won't have to worry about musty smells and allergens entering their home from the crawlspace. 

Our team cleaned up the job site and gave the homeowner an overview of the installed products. They also answered all the questions asked by the homeowner before leaving.

Floor Stabilization, Hudson, NH

A homeowner in Hudson, New Hampshire recently purchased a flipped home. The homeowners believe that the flippers did a quick and cheap flip, and only addressed cosmetic issues. During the pre-purchase inspection, the inspector noticed a bounce on the main floors of the home. They recommended adding additional support in the basement where it looked like supports were removed and never replaced. 

 

After living in the home for a short while, the homeowners contacted EFS for a free inspection of their floors. Our Design Specialist, Isaac Hernandez, met with the homeowners, and inspected their floors, and basement to find a solution to stabilize the floor systems inside the home. After his inspection, Isaac recommended installing 11 SmartJacks in the basement under the beams to add support to the floor system of the 1920s home. 

 

Our installation team began by entering the dirt-floored basement and marking where each of the 11 supports would be installed. To support the posts on the dirt floor, we used our big plate footings. We submerged each footing below the dirt and then secured each SmartJack's adjustable bracket to the beam above. Once leveled, we adjusted the brackets to lift and level the floors above. 

 

After finishing the installation of all the supports, we took the homeowner on a final walkthrough to answer any questions they had. The homeowner was very pleased with the result of the project.

Water Entering Basement Through Crack in Foundation, Temple, NH

A homeowner residing in Temple, New Hampshire, has been living in their home for the last 20 years. During this time, they have noticed water seeping into their basement. Although they regraded their yard years ago, which initially resolved the issue, the problem has resurfaced and worsened. As a result, they decided to contact EFS for a free inspection of their basement to explore potential solutions to prevent water from entering. After examining the basement, our Design Specialist, Bryan Barnard, recommended the installation of a SuperSump, WaterGuard, IceGuard, Crack Injection, and SaniDry Sedona in the basement to prevent water seepage. 

 

Our installation team commenced work by chipping out concrete along the leaky wall, enabling us to install our sump pump and perimeter drainage. Following the installation of the drainage and sump pump, we connected the system to the exterior of the home and installed our IceGuard and exterior drainage. This would redirect the water away from the system and prevent it from re-entering the home. The team then sealed each crack with crack injection and mixed concrete to lock the drainage system into place. Once the concrete cured, we installed our SaniDry Sedona next to the sump pump to set the discharge line into the basin. 

 

After completing the installation, our team conducted a final walkthrough with the homeowner to demonstrate everything that was installed and answer any questions. The homeowner was pleased that they no longer had to worry about water entering their basement.

High Radon Levels, Hudson, NH

A resident in Nashua, New Hampshire has been living in their house for almost a decade. Recently, their daughter tested her own home for radon water and had to install a radon system. This prompted the homeowner to test their own home for radon levels and the results showed an average of 30 pCi/L, which is considered high. As a result, they contacted EFS to have their home inspected and to design a radon mitigation system. Our Design Specialist, Nikki Burke, met with the homeowner and designed a system that had two extraction points to reduce the levels of radon inside the home. 

 

Our installation team created two extraction points and connected them with a radon pipe that was fed to the exterior of the house. On the outside of the house, we installed a radon fan and additional radon piping to draw radon from beneath the house and vent it above the house, preventing it from re-entering the house. 

 

Once the system was fully installed, we showed the homeowner the system and provided them with a charcoal radon test kit to verify that the levels had been lowered after the system had been running for about a week.

Basement Flooding, Manchester, NH

A homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire had been experiencing issues with water entering their basement since the year they purchased their house, resulting in four floods. The homeowner decided to contact EFS for a free basement inspection, and our Design Specialist Victor Tapia examined the basement and suggested the installation of a perimeter drainage system that works with monolithic slabs. The system included 141 feet of WaterGuard, a TripleSafe sump pump, IceGuard, 25 feet of exterior drainage, and a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier. 

 

The installation team began by chipping out concrete to install the perimeter drainage and sump pump, and then integrated the drainage into the sump pump. They then plumbed the pump to the exterior of the house, where they installed the IceGuard and exterior drainage to carry water away from the foundation. After the exterior drainage was installed, they returned to the basement to cover the perimeter drainage with concrete to secure the system in place. While the concrete was curing, they installed the SaniDry Sedona next to the TripleSafe. 

 

After the installation, the team conducted a final walkthrough with the homeowners to show them everything that was installed and answer any questions they had. The homeowners were very satisfied with the results of the project and were relieved that they no longer had to worry about water flooding their basement.

SmartJacks Installation, Manchester, NH

A homeowner in Manchester, New Hampshire had been noticing water entering their basement since they purchased the house four years ago. The basement has flooded four times since then. The homeowner contacted EFS to schedule a free inspection of their basement to find a lasting solution. Our Design Specialist, Victor Tapia, met with the homeowner, examined the basement, and recommended installing a perimeter drainage system that works with monolithic slabs. The proposed system included 141 feet of WaterGuard, a TripleSafe sump pump, IceGuard, 25 feet of exterior drainage, and a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier.

 

Our installation team began by chipping out concrete to install the perimeter drainage and sump pump. We integrated the drainage into the sump pump and then plumbed the pump to the exterior of the home where we installed our IceGuard and exterior drainage to carry water away from the foundation of the home. After the exterior drainage was installed, we returned to the basement to cover the perimeter drainage with concrete to lock the system in place. While the concrete was curing, the team installed our SaniDry Sedona next to the TripleSafe.

 

After completing the installation, the team did a final walkthrough with the homeowners to show them everything we installed. We answered all their questions, and they were very pleased with the results of the project. They were thrilled that they no longer had to worry about water flooding their basement.

WaterGuard and UltraSump Waterproofing Hudson, NH

Christine G. from Hudson, NH has recently experienced a flooding issue in her basement. As someone who is looking to finish the basement and eventually rent it out, she wanted to waterproof the basement in order to do so.

After she reached out to our team, our Design Specialists recommended installing our WaterGuard system, a drainage device that funnels water into our UltraSump. The UltraSump then pumps the unwanted water out of the house and disposes it away from the home. Our technicians removed a faulty waterproofing system that had previously existed within the home, and replaced it with our full-proof system, which is also backed by warranty. Once the WaterGuard and UltraSump were installed, these systems were secured in place with cement.

With the new systems in place, water will no longer get through cracks in the walls and floor. Christine will now be able to rent out her basement to a tenant who can enjoy a nice dry basement.

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Waterproofing a Leaky and Humid Basement, Nashua, NH

LLoyd S., a homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire, had been experiencing leaks in his basement. With the basement constantly being damp and full of moisture, Lloyd was concerned that his utilities would be ruined. In order to prevent this, Lloyd came to us for a solution.

After he talked to our team, Peter Carstean, one of our Design Specialists, recommended installing our CleanSpace wall system, TripleSafe sump pump, and SaniDry Sedona. CleanSpace acts as a crawl space encapsulation system, which eliminates condensation, mold and wood rot, and insects and critters. The TripleSafe system collects water around the perimeter of the inside basement and pumps the unwanted water away safely outside of your home. The SaniDry Sedona is a powerful dehumidifier that provides a comfortable climate of the space and drains automatically.

After our technicians installed these products, Lloyd was very happy with the result. This strong combination of products waterproofs the basement and creates excellent air quality. Now, Lloyd can have peace of mind that his utilities and personal belongings are protected.

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Push Piers Stabilizing Chimney, Bedford, NH

Val N. has lived in his Bedford, New Hampshire home for over 13 years. One day, when he was getting his home tested, it was pointed out to him that his chimney had started pulling away from his home. This, along with wall and settlement cracks can often go unnoticed or overlooked, especially if it is a very gradual process. With these cracks, sinking, and other signs becoming significantly more noticeable, Val wanted to take action to stabilize his home.

Our Design Specialist, Victor Tapia, recommended using Push Piers to uplift, level, and stabilize the foundation of his basement, ultimately providing support to the rest of the home. Often times, when a home's foundation is built on poor soil, voids can form underneath the settlement due to shifting of that soil, whether it be from erosion or other factors. This is what causes the home to sink, and that is when cracks and other signs become noticeable. To solve this problem, our team installed the Push Piers, which are drilled deep into the ground until they reach soil that can adequately support the foundation of the home. Once that is in place, these piers are attached to the settlement, and then further pushed down into the supportive soil. This lifts the slab and restores the sinking home.

With the Push Piers now rooted in durable soil, a permanent solution to the sinking home and chimney has been reached. Val was thrilled!

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Basement Waterproofing, Manchester, NH

Justin P. had been experiencing leaks in his basement for a couple of months. The last time it leaked was so bad that him and his wife, Jane, had to miss a trip they planned in order to clean up all the unwanted water. At this point, these homeowners knew they needed waterproofing and turned to Erickson Foundation Solutions for a permanent fix.

To best waterproof their basement, our team proposed installing WaterGuard along the perimeter of the basement floor to capture water before entering the home and filtering it to our TripleSafe Sump Pump. This pump provides three levels of protection to safely expel water from the home.
With our waterproof system now in place, Justin and Jane have peace of mind that they can return from vacation to a dry, clean basement.

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Finished Basement Waterproofing, Nashua, NH

Sonya and Arthur are homeowners in Nahua, New Hampshire who have been experiencing water in their basement for a few years now. Recently, their foundation has been leaking more often and puddles have gotten worse. As a result, this family has had to limit the personal belongings they can have in their basement. They are looking to once again have a finished basement without worry of items getting damaged. That is why they reached out to our Erickson Foundation Solutions team to create a permanent solution.
Our Design Specialist Anthony Brancato conducted a home inspection to create this solution for Sonya and Arthur. After concluding the inspection, he recommended installing WaterGuard, our patented perimeter drainage system, along the wall where the leaks had been coming from. These homeowners already had a sump pump, but that alone was not enough to prevent the water from seeping through. Our installation crew chipped away at the perimeter of the basement concrete, allowing space to lay down the WaterGuard system. After inserting crushed stone, the WaterGuard system is set in place and leads to the sump pump. The system is then cemented into place. We also installed a new drainage line to discard water safely away from the home.

With this waterproofing system in place, this family can now finish their basement with confidence that their investment will be protected.

Waterproofing Basement In Preparation to Sell House, Nahua, NH

Bill W. was concerned about water in his mother's basement. She is 89 years old and has been living in the home for 46 years. Recently, the basement has started to leak more frequently. Bill wanted to be proactive and get ahead of the wet basement issues before problems worsen and costs become more expensive. This would make selling the house in the near future a much simpler process.

In order to find the best waterproofing option for Bill and his mother, we had one of our Design Specialists come out to the home to conduct a free inspection. Our Design Specialist went over some options with the family and concluded that installing our TripleSafe and WaterGuard technology was the best solution. Our installation crew, led by foreman Nick Melo, started by making space around the perimeter of the basement for WaterGuard, our perimeter drainage system. Once this space in the foundation was dug out, crushed stone and the WaterGuard system was put in place. Next, a basin for our TripleSafe sump pump was created at the lowest point of the basement. This allows water captures by our WaterGuard system to drain into the pump. With the TripleSafe in place, interior and exterior drainage lines were then added to the sump pump to allow water to be disposed safely out of the home. Our IceGuard system was then attached to the exterior drainage line, which prevents frozen pipes, further guaranteeing that the basement won't flood.
With these systems in place, Bill's mother now has peace of mind knowing that she will always have a dry basement.

Finished Basement Waterproofing, Merrimack, NH

Shannon M. of Merrimack, New Hampshire was experiencing leaks through a crack in her basement bedroom. She was worried that the problem would get worse, and just wanted to have peace of mind. After reaching out to our Customer Care team, an appointment was set up with one of our Design Specialists to identify the issue and offer a permanent solution.

Our Design Specialist, Bryan Barnard, inspected the home and offered Shannon different options that fit her needs. Based on the discussion they had, Bryan recommended installing WaterGuard perimeter drainage, TrenchDrain surface drainage, and our TripleSafe sump pump. This system works by intercepting water at the perimeter of the foundation by our WaterGuard system, and filtering it to the sump pump, where it is then pumped out of the house through and exterior drainage line. Our crew installed the WaterGuard system by removing drywall that was covering the perimeter of the basement slab. Once removed, the crew chipped out the concrete and placed the WaterGuard system on top of crushed stone to prevent clogging. TrenchDrain is installed in areas where WaterGuard is inaccessible. This system connects to the WaterGuard system, while still filtering water to the sump pump. Our crew created a basin for the sump pump to sit in and then put the pump in place. With the waterproofing system now all connected, everything was cemented in place. Next, our crew added the exterior discharge line to the sump pump. IceGuard, a mechanism that allows water to flow freely and stops pipes from freezing in cold temperatures, was also added. The EDL (exterior discharge line) was then buried in the ground, discarding water in a safe area that will not affect the home.

Now that the basement is waterproofed, Shannon no longer needs to worry about having a wet basement. The basement will remain safe and dry.

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