A homeowner in Methuen Massachusetts, had lived in their home for the past 7 years. They have always had a sump pump system installed in their basement but the pump was pumping constantly. They decided they would like to upgrade their current system. They contacted Erickson Foundation Solutions to inspect their home and look at their current system. Our Design Specialist met with the homeowner and recommended installing a new sump pump system in their basement. Our Specialist recommended installing a SuperSump, SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier, IceGuard, and Exterior Drainage Line to the home to pump and carry water away from the foundation of the home.
As these front granite steps sunk, the pulled the portico structure away from the main home. Not only was the step getting lower, but the settlement action was doing damage to other sections of the home.
This homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts had an issue with their floor sloping. The floor had always been that way for the homeowner. They plan to sell the home soon and decided to fix the sloping on the floor. So they called Erickson Foundation Supportworks for help. Design Specialist John Prince came to the home to inspect the sloping floors. He suggested the floors be repaired by using SmartJacks. The homeowner confirmed that they would like to fix the issue before selling the home. Soon after Crew Lead Scott Crandall and his team arrived at the home to install the SmartJacks into the basement to permanently repair the slope in the floor.
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Foundation problems can wreak havoc on your Methuen home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of expert structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help. We will properly detect the issue then design and install the right solution at an affordable price and in a timely manner. You will have peace of mind as we provide a 25-year written warranty against defects on our foundation products.
The sunken and cracked concrete around your Methuen home is both an eyesore and a safety hazard. It is also likely to get worse over time, luckily Erickson Foundation Solutions can fix it for you. Erickson Foundation Solutions experts use PolyLevel®, a superior polyurethane foam that is strong and stable. Small holes are drilled in the concrete, the foam is injected and the expanding foam lifts the concrete. The majority of contractors you will call use mudjacking instead of foam. Mudjacking is heavier, requires larger holes in the concrete, and does not last as long as PolyLevel®.
After fixing your slabs, we also offer two concrete protection systems with SealantPro concrete sealing and DecoShield tinted concrete sealer. Both will protect your slabs from moisture and damage and ensure beautiful, durable concrete for years to come. Call us today to learn more about our concrete repair solutions!
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.
If you think you might have radon gas seeping into your home, it's time to take action. Erickson Foundation Solutions can help homeowners in Methuen, MA with radon testing & mitigation.Erickson Foundation Solutions can even provide a FREE quote for the cost of a radon mitigation system for your home.
A resident of Methuen, Massachusetts had been living in their home for seven years. They had a sump pump installed in their basement, which was running frequently. Seeking an upgrade, they contacted Erickson Foundation Solutions for help. Our Design Specialist, Tom Armano, met with the homeowners and inspected the system. Tom suggested installing a SuperSump, a SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier, IceGuard, and 40' of Exterior Drainage to the property.
Our installation team, led by Steve Dumais, began by removing the old sump. We then expanded the basin to accommodate the larger SuperSump, and once it was installed, we plumbed the system to the exterior of the home. An IceGuard was installed outside the house to prevent water from seeping back into the basement through the drainage line which could be clogged or frozen. The team then installed 40' of Exterior Drainage Line to carry water away from the foundation. With this new system, water can now be removed from the basement at a faster pace.
The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project.
A homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts, has lived in their home since 2019. Two years ago they started to notice water seeping through their foundation wall. They became concerned with the water so they reached out to Erickson Foundation Solutions for a free inspection of their foundation. Our Design Specialist Jared Pavluvcik met with the homeowners and talked to them about their concerns. After talking Jared then inspected the foundation where the water was seeping through the foundation. To prevent further seepage we recommended installing SentrySeal on the foundation.
Our installation team led by Neal Foley began by exposing the home's foundation. After exposing the foundation the team installed 157 sqft of SentrySeal to the outside of the foundation wall to prevent any ground water from seeping through the foundation wall. Once installed the team then backfilled the soil back into its original position.
The installation of SentrySeal was quick and effective, pleasing homeowners.
This homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts, had lived in their home for the past 15 years. Since purchasing their home built in the 1960s they have noticed pests and moisture in the crawlspace. They called an exterminator to remove the pests out of the crawlspace and then called EFS so we could find a solution to keep the pests and the moisture out of the crawlspace. Our Design Specialist Isaac Hernandez met with the homeowners and then inspected the crawlspace. After his inspection of the crawlspace, Isaac recommended installing CleanSpace and a SaniDry Sedona into the crawlspace to address the pest and moisture concerns.
Our Installation Team led by Abdou Taal began by removing some debris from the crawlspace before installing the CleanSpace. Abdou and the team installed 500 sqft of CleanSpace throughout the crawlspace to fully encapsulate it. After the CleanSpace was installed the team then installed the SaniDry Sedona into the crawlspace to control the moisture levels.
The homeowners were very impressed with the work that EFS did. They were shocked at the way their crawlspace looks and feels now.
This homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts, has lived in their 1750s home for the last 40 years. Over those 40 years, they have seen water entering their basement and crawlspace. They decided to call EFS to have our Design Specialist Tom Armano inspect the crawlspace and basement. After Tom's inspection, he recommended installing a perimeter drainage system into the basement to collect any water and then installing PolyLevel Wall Restoration on the 250+-year-old fieldstone foundation to prevent water and moisture seepage.
Our Installation Team led by Abdou Taal began by installing the perimeter drainage system in the basement. They started by chipping and removing dirt from the perimeter of the basement so we could install our WaterGuard and UltraSump. After the drainage and sump pump were installed the team then plumbed the system to the exterior of the home where we installed an IceGuard and Exterior Drainage Line to carry the water away from the foundation of the home. After the perimeter drainage system was fully installed the team moved into the crawlspace and began to spray PolyLevel Wall Restoration over the inside of the fieldstone foundation. The spray will rapidly expand and fill cracks and gaps on the fieldstone foundation.
The homeowners were very happy with the results of the project.
This homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts, lives in a home that was built in the 1970s. This year there has been a lot of rainfall. One storm their basement had flooded and threatened to damage the homeowners' collection of model trains. To protect their collection the homeowners called EFS for a free inspection of their basement. Our Design Specialist Tom Armano met with the homeowners and he inspected the entire basement to find the proper solution. After his inspection, Tom recommended installing a perimeter drainage system into the basement to prevent water from seeping and collecting inside. Tom's proposal included 121' of WaterGuard, a TripleSafe Sump Pump, IceGuard, a 10' Exterior Drainage Line, and a SaniDry Sedona.
Our Installation Team led by Steve Dumais began by chipping out over 100' of concrete so we could install our perimeter drainage and sump pump around the edge of the basement. This will allow us to collect any water coming from the walls or beneath the slab before it collects on the floor and floods the basement. Next, we plumb our sump pump to the exterior of the home where install our IceGuard and exterior drainage line to carry any water from the sump pump away from the foundation of the home. After the drainage was installed the team then mixed up concrete and poured it over the WaterGuard and around the basin of the TripleSafe to lock everything into place. Lastly, the team installed our SaniDry Sedona next to the TripleSafe to control the humidity inside the basement.
The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project. They don't have to worry about the basement flooding and ruining their model trains.
A homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts, has lived in their home since 2017. The home has a finished basement, but the homeowner wanted to install a basement window to allow more sunlight into the basement and create a playroom for their children. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their home to locate a space where we could install the new window. Our Design Specialist Victor inspected the home and found the best spot for our team to install the window in the basement to allow in the most light for the new playroom. Victor recommended installing a Rockwell and a WellDuct Window Drain, as well as a new window.
Our installation team began by removing dirt from against the foundation where we decided to install the new window. The team dug down so the bottom of the RockWell would be level with the floor of the basement. Once all of the dirt was removed, the team began cutting out a section of the foundation wall the size of the window that will be installed. After removing the concrete, the team began framing the new window. We lined the concrete with pressure-treated wood so we could fit the new window in place. After the window was installed the team then began installing the Rockwell to the outside of the window. The Rockwell sits at the bottom of the hole the team had made. We made sure that it sat level against the ground and flat against the foundation wall. Once the Rockwell was secured the team then backfilled the dirt behind it. After backfilling the dirt the team then began to set up the Rockwell window well over the Rockwell. The window well is a half-moon piece of glass that fits over the top of the Rockwell to prevent water, snow, and debris from settling at the bottom of the Rockwell. The window is secured by two mounts that were secured to the foundation. The mounts will allow the window to be lifted so that in case of emergency someone could climb out of the basement window into the Rockwell and out of the basement.
The homeowner was very pleased with the result of the project. They can now make the playroom for their kids.
A homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts, had lived in their home since 2016. In 2018 they had a sump pump installed by a Basement Systems Dealer that has since closed its doors. After having the system in their basement for the past 5 years they were looking to upgrade their system and keep their basement dry all the time! When the homeowner tried to contact the company that installed their system they were transferred to us because we are the closest Basement Systems Dealer. We scheduled an appointment with our Design Specialist Tom. Tom visited the homeowner and did a full inspection of their basement. Tom recommended installing a full perimeter drainage system around the basement and replacing their existing sump pump with a SuperSump.
Our installation team began by chipping out the concrete around the perimeter of the basement so we could install our WaterGuard and SuperSump. After the concrete was chipped out, one member of the team dug out the basin of the sump pump and installed the pump while the other members of the team began installing the 152' of perimeter drainage around the basement. We installed the Super Sump into a basin and plumbed it to the exterior of the home where we installed an Exterior Drainage Line. After the pump was fully installed the team then fully committed to finishing installing the WaterGuard and integrated it with the SuperSump. The team made sure to properly slope the WaterGuard to the sump pump before encapsulating the system in concrete to lock it in place.
The homeowner was very pleased with the results of upgrading their system.
A homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts, had purchased their 1900s home approximately 2 years ago. Since moving into their home they have noticed a bolder in their fieldstone foundation that had seemed to shift and has tilted inward over the years. The owners had also seen crumbling joints and the basement lally columns with undersized footings. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their home. Our Design Specialist John inspected the foundation and the basement of the house and recommended a solution to the homeowner. John's proposed solution included installing an Auxiliary Wall to the section of the wall where the bolder was shifting and replacing the existing lally columns with SmartJacks to strengthen the floor system of the home.
Our Installation Team began by setting up our Auxiliary Wall on the affected section of the wall. The team first secured our PowerBraces on the wall every couple of feet. After we secured the PowerBraces we then began setting up rebar and our forms. Once the forms and rebar were in place the team then called in a concrete truck so we could fill our forms to create our Auxiliary Wall. After we filled the forms up with concrete we had to wait for the concrete to cure before removing the forms. In the meantime, the team then started to replace the old undersized supports with our SmartJacks. The team began by chipping out footings for our SmartJacks in the concrete slab. Once through the concrete the team then dug down so we could create our own concrete footing. The team used engineered fill rebar and concrete to make the footing. Once the footings cured, the team installed our SmartJacks to the floor system. After all of the SmartJacks were installed to the floor system, the team then tightened the adjustable top of the SmartJacks to lift and level the floor above. Once the floors were set the team mixed concrete and covered the SmartJacks footings with concrete to lock them in place. After all of the SmartJacks were installed the team was able to start removing the forms of the Auxiliary Wall. After the forms were removed the team then trimmed off any imperfections from the concrete.
The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project. They no longer have to worry about that bolder moving anymore.
A homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts, was concerned with the floor system in his home that was built in 1948. They moved into the home in 2021 and have seen a steady increase in the sloping of their floors. The homeowner was planning to do some finished work and remodeling in the home but wanted to first address the floor system before it gets worse. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their home. Our Design Specialist Liam inspected the home and its floor system. After his inspection, he recommended installing 13 SmartJacks to the floor system.
Our Installation team began by creating 13 footings for each one of our SmartJacks. The team chipped out a small section of concrete for each and removed some dirt so they could pour concrete footings that our SmartJacks will rest on. Once the footings cured the team set up the SmartJacks on concrete and attached them to the floor system above. Once attached to the floor system used the adjustable top lifts on the floors to eliminate the sag in the floors.
The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project. Our team was able to eliminate the sag in the floor system and add support so they could do the remodeling that they wanted to do.
A homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts, had lived in their home since 1999 and had no issues for a long time. A couple of years ago they had their basement flood from a big rainstorm. The homeowners were scared by the experience of having the water ruin some of their personal belongings so they wanted to find a solution so this would never happen again. Their research led them to call EFS for a free inspection, and our Design Specialist James inspected their home. James looked over the basement and recommended installing a Perimeter Drainage System complete with a TripleSafe sump pump.
Our Installation Team began by chipping out the concrete around the entire perimeter of the basement. After the concrete was removed the team began to install the TripleSafe. The team made sure to make a round hole that was deep enough to fit our sump liner. Once the hole was dug out the team installed the TripleSafe and began plumbing the system to the outside of the home. Once outside the team installed 2 IceGuards and a 15' Exterior Discharge Line. After the TripleSafe was installed, the team then began installing 130 feet of WaterGuard around the perimeter of the basement. The team connected sections of WaterGuard until they reached the TripleSafe. Once the WaterGuard was at the TripleSafe the team integrated the drainage into the sump pump. This will allow any water from the perimeter drainage to travel to the sump pump and get flushed out of the basement. After our team installed all of the WaterGuard the team then mixed up concrete and covered the perimeter drainage and around the TripleSafe.
The homeowner was very pleased with the installation of the perimeter drainage system and sump pump into the basement. They were even more pleased that they don't have to worry about water flooding their basement anymore.
A homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts, had moved into their home in 2021. When they moved in they noticed their floors sagging and since then they have noticed more sagging occurring. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection, and our Design Specialist Liam recommended installing SmartJacks into the basement to replace the existing supports.
Our production team replaced the supports in their basement with 13 SmartJacks. The SmartJacks were installed around the entire basement to add support to the entire floor system and prevent any sagging.
The homeowners were very pleased with the installation of the SmartJacks in their home. The homeowners were impressed by how strong the floor felt with SmartJacks installed.
A homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts, had sagging floors in their 1800s home. The homeowners were planning on retiring soon and wanted to find a solution to their sagging floors. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist recommended installing SmartJacks throughout the basement.
Our team installed 6 SmartJacks in the basement in a couple of different areas of the basement. Some were under the main beam, and some were installed under a supplemental beam. These new support columns completely stabilized the floor and sagging floors, providing the homeowners with a warrantied, permanent solution to their concerns.
A homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts, had lived in their 1960s home for the past 8 years. The homeowners were interested in making a bedroom in their basement. They did some research and found that they needed to have a window installed in their basement to meet the code. They decided to reach out to EFS for a free inspection and our design specialist recommended installing a new egress window and a RockWell System.
To install the new egress window and RockWell, our production team will have to remove a section of the foundation wall and remove some dirt from against the foundation. The team started by removing dirt from the foundation wall. Once the dirt was removed the team then began making marks on the inside of the foundation wall to begin chipping out the section of concrete for the new egress window. The team chipped out a section of concrete a couple of inches larger than the window they ordered so they can install framing around the window. Once the concrete has been removed the team then inserted the framing for the window. Once the framing was completed the team installed the RockWell. They made sure to level it and tamp the dirt around it so it will not move. After the RockWell was installed the team then installed the window within the framing. The team made sure to install Ice&Water Shield around the window framing to make sure the window won't leak. After the window was completely installed the team lastly installed the RockWell cover. They mounted the brackets against the foundation wall and laid the RockWell Window Well Cover onto the brackets.
The homeowner was very pleased with the results of the project. They were happy to now be able to create a new bedroom in their basement and have it code-compliant.
A homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts, plans to move to a smaller home but wanted to repair what they could in their 1950s home before they do. The homeowners have lived in the home for the past 20 years and have noticed some cracking and shifting in their cinder block foundation. The homeowner was planning to sell their home so they figured getting it repaired could help them sell their home for the market price. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection and our design specialist Isaac recommended installing Push Piers under the foundation wall. During Isaac's inspection, he measured that some sections of the foundation walls have settled up to 4".
Our production team began by looking at the contract and determining where each Push Pier will be installed. After the location of each pier was determined the team then dug down and exposed the foundation footing. After the footing was exposed for all of the pier locations the team then began attaching our Push Pier brackets to the footing of the foundation wall. The team attached all of the brackets and then attached the hydraulic press to each bracket so they could push all of the piers at one time. The team made sure to push each pier until they reached sufficient pressure. When pushing the piers the team lifted up the wall back up to its original position. The team then capped all of the piers and backfilled and poured new concrete over the dirt.
The homeowners were happy they checked one of their items off the list they wanted to accomplish at their home before they sell it.
A homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts, had lived in their home for the past 11 years, and since they moved they had noticed cracks in the slab in their basement. The slab had slowly seen more and more cracks appear over the years. After seeing cracks in their basement for over 10 years, the homeowners decided it was time to repair the basement slab. They reached out to EFS for a free inspection and our design specialist recommended installing PolyLevel underneath the slab to fill any void, then using NexusPro to seal all of the cracks on the surface of the slab.
Our production team first began by drilling port holes in a grid pattern throughout the basement. The portholes will be used by the team to inject PolyLevel beneath the slab to fill the void. After all of the portholes were drilled using a small drill bit the team then began injecting the PolyLevel beneath the slab. The PolyLevel will stabilize the concrete and prevent further cracking of the slab. After the team filled all of the voids with the PolyLevel they began sealing all of the cracks with NexusPro. Once the team completed the NexusPro and cleaned up the basement the job was complete.
The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the job.
A homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts, had been experiencing large water puddles in their basement. The homeowners would like to have no water to clean up in their basement. Our design specialist recommended installing a SuperSump Plus, WaterGuard, and a drainage line with IceGuard to prevent the water from collecting in the basement.
Our production crew installed a SuperSump Plus, 34ft of WaterGuard in the basement connected to a drainage line with IceGuard. The homeowner was happy they no longer had to remove water from their basement after rainstorms.
This homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts had a large crack on the foundation of their home and thought that the foundation was sinking. The homeowner would like to make sure the home is safe for their elderly mother. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection.
Design Specialist Chris Greenwood inspected the home. During Chris' inspection, he did notice the crack that the homeowner found. Chris tested the home for settlement and only found that there was under a 1/4" of movement on all walls. An issue that Chris did find was the supports and the sump pump being undersized for the basement. Chris recommended installing SmartJacks, a Super Sump, and crack injection.
Crew Lead Spencer Ladd and his team installed 6 SmartJacks, a Super Sump, and 7' of crack injection.
A homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts who is flipping a home that they bought 3 years ago, have water entering the basement from the soil being oversaturated because of a wetland behind the home. The homeowner wants to find a permanent solution because with water constantly coming into the basement the home is currently unsellable. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection.
Design Specialist Tom Armano inspected the home. Tom noticed that the water was only entering the basement from the side of the basement that faces the wetland. Tom recommended installing a Water Guard, a Super Sump, and an Ice Guard.
Crew Lead Nick Carelli and his team arrived at the home and installed a Super Sump, an Ice Guard, and 52' of Water Guard to the wall closest to the wetland into the home.
This homeowner in Methuen, Massachusetts had an issue where water was collecting in the basement. The water was ruining the finished section of the basement. The basement had a sump pump but the sump had randomly stopped working. The homeowners are looking for a permanent repair option. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection.
Design Specialist Tom Armano inspected the basement. Tom found some cracks in the foundation where the water was coming in. Tom recommended installing a new sump pump with a Water Guard along the entire perimeter of the basement and an Ice Guard into the basement.
Crew Lead Nick Carelli and his team arrived at the home and installed the Super Sump, Water Guard, and Ice Guard into the basement.
This homeowner in Methuen Massachusetts was experiencing their attached sunroom begin to show difficulty with closing window. The windows became hard to shut and lock and the homeowner was concerned something was wrong. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection.
Design Specialist John Prince arrived at the home and inspected the attached sunroom. He found that the windows were hard to shut because the sunroom was starting to slide down the hill it was resting on. John recommended replacing the support post of the sunroom with Helical Piers.
Crew Lead Ed Nadreau and his team arrived at the home and installed the helical piers to the sunroom.
Donna L. of Methuen, Massachusetts was experiencing her floors being unlevel. Donna has been living in her home for 27 years and one night when rolling the ball around with their dog, she noticed the ball seemed to be rolling to one side of the home. She decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions about a free inspection.
Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese arrived at the home and inspected the basement. He confirmed that the floors are bowing. Kenny recommended that Donna have EFS install SmartJacks into her basement to support the sagging floors.
Crew Lead Spencer Ladd and his team arrived at Donna's home and began installing 7 SmartJacks into the basement. 4 of the 7 SmartJacks will be installed with a Supplemental beam to aid in leveling the floor above. The other 3 will be installed under the house's main support beam.