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WaterGuard Interior System
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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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Crawlspace Encapsulation, Stoneham, MA

Crawlspace Encapsulation, Stoneham, MA

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This homeowner in Stoneham, Massachusetts, had an issue with drafts and moisture that were causing the floors in the home to be cold during the winter. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their crawlspace. Our Design Specialist recommended installing PolyWall Restoration, CleanSpace, TerraBlock, and a SaniDry Sedona into the crawlspace to address their concerns. 

Water Entering Basement, Littleton, MA

Water Entering Basement, Littleton, MA

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This homeowner in Littleton, Massachusetts was experiencing water entering their basement. The homeowners have discovered a hole in their foundation that is 2" wide by 5" high and are looking for a solution. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Stephen Caron inspected the basement and the cracks in the foundation. Stephen came up with a solution and recommended installing Geolocks, Water Guard, NexusPro, and a Sani Dry into the basement. The reason that Stephen felt it was necessary to have Geolocks installed was that on the outside of the home the foundation walls are cracking due to hydrostatic pressure.

Crew Lead Chris Tremblay and his team arrived at the home and installed Geolocks, Water Guard, NexusPro, and a Sani Dry into the basement.

Cracks in Foundation Letting Water In, Pepperell, MA

Cracks in Foundation Letting Water In, Pepperell, MA

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This homeowner in Pepperell, Massachusetts was experiencing some cracks in their foundation walls that have allowed water into the basement twice in the last 8 years. The homeowners' desired solution would be to have the cracks in the foundation stop leaking permanently. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Michael Bradley inspected the cracks in the basement. Michael recommended installing FlexiSpan and NexusPro Crack Repair. 

Crew Lead Dillon Kingsbury and his team arrived at the home and installed 9' of FlexiSpan and 7' of Nexus Crack Repair. 

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Testimonial by Bryan M. from Malden, MA

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

Foundation Repair Contractor Middlesex County, MA

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

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

Middlesex County, MA Local Concrete Leveling Expert

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

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

Our Concrete Repair Solutions:

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

The benefits of PolyLevel®:

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

Contact us today to schedule a free concrete leveling estimate for your Middlesex 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 Middlesex County, MA

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

Crawl Space Repair Services Offered in Middlesex County, MA:

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

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

Radon Gas Mitigation Systems

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

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

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

Basement Crack Repair

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

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

Job Stories From Middlesex County, MA
Radon Mitigation, Acton, MA

Moving to a new home takes a lot preparation and time. This is especially true when moving across the country. Jim G. was moving along with his family from Texas all the way to Acton, Massachusetts. After purchasing their new home, Jim was doing his best to ensure everything was prepared and ready for them upon arrival on move-in day. One of the items he needed to check off his list was installing a radon mitigation system, since the home did test high with levels more than 4.0 pci/l.

Jim reached out to Erickson Foundation Supportworks a little more than a month before their expected move-in date. Since he was out of state, he connected our team with his local realtor, who allowed our specialist to inspect the home and design an appropriate mitigation system.

The home had multiple zones in the basement area, and so two extraction points were required to properly mitigate the home. 

Our installation team was able to complete installation of the proposed radon mitigation system in a single day, and do so before Jim and his family arrived. By the time the new homeowners moved in, they had peace of mind knowing the air quality was improved and the dangers of radon were eliminated. 

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Floor Stabilization, Wilmington, MA

This homeowner in Wilmington, Massachusetts has been living in their 1920's home for 18 months. The floors in their home are slanted and unstable. They first noticed this issue when they purchased the home. Every time their children run down the hallway, the homeowners hold their breath in fear. They fear that the floor could collapse at any moment.  To help find a solution they decided to call Erickson Foundation Supportworks.

Erickson Design Specialist John Prince came to inspect the home to see the condition of the supports. He found that the supports of the home weren't in great condition. The supports were missing footings and some weren't supporting anything. John Prince suggested that they install SmartJacks and EZ Posts Helical Piers. The Crew Lead Scott Crandall and his team successfully installed the SmartJack and EZ Posts Helical Piers to permanently fix their floor problems. The supports they added leveled the floor and made it solid as a rock.

Fixing this issue was very important to the homeowners. Finding a permanent fix to this issue allows them to continue adding upgrades to their "fixer-upper". 

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SmartJacks Install, Tyngsboro, MA

This homeowner in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts had been living in their home for 50 years. About 10 years ago the homeowners tried to fix the sagging floors in their house. The sagging floors are caused by the house settling. The homeowner would really like to fix this issue. They said the floors are bad enough that they started noticing oil in their frying pan is settling more forward than it did a couple of years ago. Along with the pan issue, the homeowners are also considering doing more renovations in the future. The homeowner wanted a permanent fix so they called Erickson Foundation Supportworks

A Design Specialist John Prince came to the home and inspected the home. He suggested that the homeowner used SmartJacks to counteract the effects of settling. The Crew Lead Jon Provost and his team were on call on this project. They successfully installed the SmartJacks into the home and were able to flatten out the sag on the floor and leveled out the pan sitting on the stove. The SmartJacks made a permanent solution to a problem that had been nagging the homeowners for around a decade.

The homeowners were very please with the work that Erickson had done. 

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Radon Mitigation System, Arlington Massachusetts

This homeowner in Arlington, Massachusetts had concerns about high radon levels that could affect the health of their family. The homeowner decided to test their basements radon levels; the levels came back at 4.5-5.5 pCi/l. Design Specialist Michael Biedrzycki visited the home to see where the best place to install a radon mitigation system would be. After finding out where the system will go, Crew Lead Scott Crandall and his team installed the radon mitigation system in one day. The homeowner was relieved when the system was installed and immediately started to lower the radon levels.

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Leaking Bulkhead, Marlborough, MA

Paul Z from Marlborough, Massachusetts had recently retired and had a new addition built onto his home. When building the addition, they poured a new foundation slightly higher than the main home because of the higher water table. Paul started to notice moisture coming through his new foundation where his new bulkhead was put in. He called Erickson Foundation Supportworks because he wanted to fix the issue before it got worse. Design Specialist Michael Bierdrzycki came to the home and found where the moisture was seeping through the foundation. Crew Lead Jon Provost and his team came to the home and sealed the wall where the moisture was coming through the foundation. Paul was happy that he caught this issue early and repaired it quickly to prevent further damage. 

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Helical Piers and Crack Repair in Stoneham, MA

John N. of Stoneham, Massachusetts was having an issue where one corner of his home was settling and needed to be jacked back up. Because of the house settling in one corner, it had caused additional damage to other areas of the home. The Erickson Team designed a great system to provide John with a permanent fix to his foundation concerns. 

The production team, lead by Josh Provost, started by exposing the foundation.  Eight helical piers were attached to stabilize and raise the home.  PolyLevel freeze guard spray was also installed to help fill and seal the gap between the dirt and the foundation. Next, they moved to the interior  basement and fixed a crack that was caused by the foundation settling. After sealing the cracks they addressed the supports holding the main beam up. The team installed three Smart Jacks to support the interior beam of the home.

In the end, the homeowner was happy with the results of all the repairs and thrilled to have a fully stabilized home.

PolyLevel and Crack Seal, Wakefield, MA

Priscilla S. in Wakefield, Massachusetts was experiencing an issue with the concrete stoop on the front of her home, where it was settled 2" to 4" inches in various places, and showing cracks. Design Specialist John Prince designed a system and recommended the homeowners have PolyLevel and installed to lift and level the concrete. PolyLevel would be a much cheaper alternative to replacing the entire stoop, and would be a permanent fix.

The crew, Chris Hanulec and Nick Melo, successfully lifted and leveled the stoop, and sealed the cracks, all in one day. During the couple hours it took to install the PolyLevel, the homeowners were very interested in how the system worked. They came and took a look at the progress Chris and Nick were making every so often and they were impressed with the process every time.

Ultimately, the stoop was lifted several inches and brought to near level. 

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Foundation Settlement, Tewksbury, MA

Phyllis H. of Tewksbury, Massachusetts, was experiencing her foundation settling. The settling was causing foundation cracks, interior walls, and ceiling cracks. These cracks have kept her up at night worrying if the house was going to make it through the night. Phyllis had two other companies come out before she called Erickson. The other two companies couldn't help Phyllis with her home's problems.

Design Specialist Brian Allen came to the home and inspected all the cracks inside and out. Brian proposed a solution to Phyllis. The solution was to use Push Piers to lift the house and then use PolyLevel to fill the gap underneath the foundation.

Crew Leads Nick Melo and Spencer Ladd came to the home to install the PolyLevel and the Push Piers to counteract the settlement. Phyllis was given peace of mind when the Erickson Crew finished repairing her home.

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SmartJacks Install, Woburn, MA

This homeowner in Woburn, Massachusetts had been experiencing sagging in their floors. When they bought the home they were told that the foundation needed to be jacked up but wanted a professional to take a look.

Design Specialist Brian Allen inspected the home's foundation and the sagging floors and determined that the house would benefit from installing SmartJacks. 

Crew Lead Scott Crandall and his team install SmartJacks and two supplemental beams to the basement of the home to help strengthen the interior of the home. 

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SmartJacks and Power Brace Install, Ayer, MA

This homeowner in Ayer Massachusetts was experiencing sagging in their floors and wanted to replace the lally columns in their basement. They got in contact with Erickson and had Design Specialist Nate Erickson come to the home.

Nate after his thorough walkthrough of the home he concluded that not only would the basement need SmartJack but one area of the basement would need PowerBrace installed on the foundation wall to stop it from bowing. 

Jon Provost and his team came to the home and installed 13 SmartJacks and 3 PowerBraces into the basement of the home to permanently secure it.

Wall Stabilization and Adding Extra Support, Pepperell, MA

John K. of Pepperell, Massachusetts was experiencing a couple of issues in the foundation of his home. Some of the issues that they were experiencing are that the stone foundation was starting to shift, part of the foundation needs a lift, and the support beams in the heart of the home need a little support. Nick Carelli and his team were able to install the piers and the SmartJacks to the home; where Nick Melo was able to Poly the foundation wall to stop them from moving.

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Radon Mitigation System, West Townsend, MA

This homeowner in West Townsend, Massachusetts, wanted to test their finished basemen for radon. Design Specialist Jason Love dropped off a CRM Test to the home to see how much radon was in the air. After the test, Jason came back to the home to look at the results. The test kit showed that the basement was averaging 9 pCi/L, which is high. 

Crew Lead Brendan Edwards and his crew came to the home and installed a new Radon Mitigation System to the home. The new system was able to drop the radon in the air to a comfortable level.

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Floor and Deck Stabilization, Malden, MA

Lucas S. of Malden, MA was concerned with the old brick piers supporting the porch on his 1890 Victorian home. Over time, the piers were crumbling and becoming unstable, causing the porch to shift and become unsafe. Lucas reached out to Erickson Foundation Solutions for a free estimate and inspection to determine the best course of action to address all the issues and produce a permanent fix. 

To fully stabilize the porch, it was proposed to replace the support piers around the perimeter of the porch with EZ post helical piers. Additionally, the center support beams beneath the porch would also need to be strengthened with supplemental steel beams, as well as with 4 SmartJacks. Lucas agreed with and approved of the proposed solution, and the job was scheduled. 

Crew lead Spencer Ladd and his team completed the installation of the piers and SmartJacks with no issues. The EZ posts were drilled down to depths of 7 feet, and securely fastened to new pressure treated posts along the perimeter of the porch. The old, brick columns were removed and replaced with SmartJacks, which along with the new steel, supplemental beams will fully support the floor and joists of the porch. 

Lucas was glad to have peace of mind that his problem was solved and his home was repaired by the right company. 

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Leaning Foundation Walls, Somerville, MA

A Duplex in Somerville, Massachusetts has some concerns about its foundation. Both of the owners came together and called Erickson Foundation Solutions. Design Specialist Kyle Jamerson came to the home and inspected the foundation and confirmed the owner's fears. Roots from a nearby tree are pushing against the foundation causing it to lean inward. Kyle proposed that the Erickson Crew install PowerBraces to add support to the foundation walls.

Crew Lead Scott Crandall and his team came to the duplex and installed 12 PowerBraces to the right and backside of the foundation. The PowerBraces will add support to the foundation wall while also straightening out the wall. 

The owners were relieved when the project was done because they wanted their home to maintain its value in case either of them tries to sell. 

Radon Mitigation System, Burlington, MA

Chuck C. of Burlington, Massachusetts had concerns about high radon levels and needed to get a test completed at their home. Design Specialist Kyle Jamerson confirmed the high levels with a CRM machine and proposed a design for a Radon Mitigation System. During Kyles's inspection, he found a vertical crack in the basement wall that he pointed out to the homeowner.

Crew Lead Branden Edwards and his team installed the Radon Mitigation System into the home and effectively lowered the unhealthy levels of radon to below 4.0. Branden also sealed a crack in the foundation that the homeowner was concerned about.

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Big Crack on Foundation Wall, Dracut, MA

James P. of Dracut, Massachusetts was in the market to purchase a duplex. He did a walkthrough of one in Dracut and loved the property but found one 8ft crack in the foundation wall that he wanted looked at by a professional. James and the inspector agreed to call EFS to see about repairing the crack. EFS Design Specialist Royce Potts came to the duplex to take a look at the crack. Royce recommended using Crack Seal on the foundation crack. 

Crew Lead Branden Edwards and his crew came to the duplex and sealed the crack.

James and the inspector were pleased with how quickly everything was done. 

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Floor and Wall Stabilization

This homeowner in Tewksbury, Massachusetts was planning on finishing her basement. She realized before she could complete the remodeling project she would need to address a number of foundation issues though. Firstly, one of the walls was slightly bowing in and would need to be secured. Secondly, the floors and joists were sagging in various locations, as the old lally columns were not correctly placed and failing to properly provide support.

Erickson Foundation Solutions proposed GeoLocks to stabilize the foundation wall that was bowing inwards slightly. Our design specialist also proposed replacing the lally columns with new ones, but in better locations. These new support would properly support the floor above and prevent future sagging or moving floors.

Another challenge for this project was acquiring building permits from the town, as COVID has temporarily closed or limited their office hours. Eventually the permit came through and our team was able to install all the necessary repairs. The homeowner was pleased with the work and able to continue with her renovation plans for her basement.

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Helical Piers for Contractor to Install Deck, North Reading, MA

Jeff A. is a contractor that is going to build a new deck for one of his clients. Jeff heard about our helical piers and wanted to see if we could install a couple to use as piers for the deck he is building. Design Specialist Paul Magowan came to the home of the client and went over the installation process and specifications of the product with Jeff. Jeff insisted on wanting to use the product because of how easy the installation will be. 

Scott Crandall and his team came to the client's home and installed two Helical Piers where the support beams for the new deck will go.

Jeff and the client were very impressed by how quickly they were installed and how strong the helical piers were.

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Radon Mitigation System, North Reading, MA

Chris Flanagan of North Reading was concerned about radon levels in his basement. He contacted EFS about coming to inspect his home for radon. EFS Design Specialist Michael Bradley came to the home and did a radon test. The results of the test were around 4. Michael proposed that Chris have a radon mitigation system with a sump pump be installed in his basement.

Crew Lead Branden Edwards and his team installed a custom Radon Mitigation System and Sump Pump into the basement of Chris' home. 

Chris said, "Fantastic installation team, worked around many difficulties. Ownership showed true intentions of keeping customer satisfaction high".

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Settling Foundation, North Reading, MA

Alex M. of North Reading, Massacusetts was experiencing settling that was affecting the front door and steps of his home. Alex called EFS to see if they could help with the settling of his home. Design Specialist Chuck Hallas of EFS came out of the home and inspected the area of concern. Chuck concluded that the home could use some Push Piers to stabilize the part of the foundation that is settling. 

Jon Provost and Spencer Ladd came to the home and dug out a section of dirt near the stairs to exposed the footing of the foundation. Once they found the footing they attached a Push Pier mount to the footing and started pushing rods down until they hit bedrock or a sustainable press to hold the home.

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Settling Garage, North Reading, MA

Kai F. of North Reading, Massachusetts was experiencing some cracking in their garage. They decided to call EFS to see if they could send someone out to look it.

Design Specialist John Prince came to the home and inspected the garage and the area surrounding the garage. John concluded that the garage side of the home was settling and the garage floor was cracking because of it. John proposed that EFS use Smart Jacks inside the garage to support inside then use PolyLEVEL to lift and level the floor.

Spencer Ladd and Jon Provost came to the home and injected the PolyLEVEL and installed the SmartJacks into the garage to help stop the settling.  

Leaning Chimney Repair, Dunstable, MA

Al S. of Dunstable, MA had lived in his home for several decades, and the chimney area had always been of concern. It had clearly shifted and appeared to be leaning away from the home. On the side of the house where it was leaning, there was a 3-season porch with a concrete floor. This meant the leaning was causing a disturbance on both the living, interior space where the fireplace itself was located, as well as in the exterior porch space. In late 2019, Al noticed the chimney seemed to be shifting and leaning more, as the gaps were getting larger and more visible. He knew it was time to take action before some serious damage was done. He reached out to Erickson Foundation Solutions for a free inspection and estimate.

Our design specialist, John Prince, came up with the ideal solution which would cause minimal disruption for the homeowner and his family, and also permanently solve his problem. John proposed installing a couple piers beneath the footing of the chimney. The piers would be pushed down into the soil beneath the chimneys footing, and once they reached stable ground with strong resistance, they would be secured to the footing. 

The Erickson production team, led by Nate Erickson, had to chip away the concrete floor, dig by hand to expose the footing of the chimney, and successfully installed the piers. Once they backfilled the area, they also prepared some rebard and poured new concrete to patch the floor. Once this section of concrete dried, the homeowner was able to repaint the floor and brighten it up. 

With peace of mind that the chimney would no longer settle or shift, Al was able to refinish his porch space with confidence, and did not have to be concerned about any major damage occuring due to the chimney tilting or collapsing.

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Radon Mitigation System, North Reading, MA

Laura C. of North Reading, Massachusetts was experiencing high radon levels in their basement. They want to lower the radon level in the home because Laura has a son who lives in the "apartment" in the basement. Laura called EFS to see if they could have someone come out to install a new Radon Mitigation System in their home.

Design Specialist Michael Biedrzycki came to the home and designed a radon mitigation system for the home.

Crew Lead Scott Crandall and his crew came to the home and installed a new Radon Mitigation System into the basement. The system reduced the levels of radon so that Laura's son was able to move back into his apartment in the basement.

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Home is Sinking Down Steep Incline, Marlboro, MA

Greg B. of Marlboro, Massachusetts was experiencing cracking in his garage that had been previously sealed by another company. He called EFS and they sent Design Specialist John Prince to the home to look at the cracks. John found that yes, there was cracking in the garage and some in the home perimeter, but the cracking was caused by something bigger. The root cause of the cracks was that the home was sinking down a steep incline. John recommended push piers to Greg. John also said without push piers these cracks will continue to worsen until you can stop the home from sinking. Since the house was built in 2002 and he and his family have been living there since 2004 he wanted to do whatever he could to strengthen the house for the long term. 

Crew Lead Spencer Ladd and his team came to the home to install Push Piers on the foundation of the home. They only could install one push pier on the exterior of the home due to some hardscape and landscaping. Because of that four of the five push piers were installed inside of a utility room in the basement.

To stop the home from sinking the team needed to mount a bracket to the foundation footing and then drive rods down under the home till they reach a sustainable pressure to stop the home from sinking. The Crew finished the project quickly and kept Greg informed with every step of the project. 

Greg left EFS a review of his experience with the company. The review is as follows: "Very professional, communicative, well organized. Arrived on the date they planned and finished the job on time. The staff was happy to answer questions. The foundation repair was done well and I was amazed at how clean they kept the area where they installed the piers. I would highly recommend this company for foundation and concrete work".

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Pool Patio is Sinking, Groton, MA

David O. of Groton, Massachusetts, was experiencing an issue where one side of their pool patio was sinking. The side that was sinking was causing a tripping hazard and required repair. 

Design Specialist Michael Biedrzycki came to the home and inspected the pool patio, he proposed that the Erickson crew use PolyLevel to lift the pool patio.

Chris Hanulec and Nick Melo came to the home and lifted and leveled the patio for this customer.

David was happy that the pool deck was safe again. 

 

SmartJacks and Poly Wall Restoration, Arlington, MA

Tom A. of Arlington, Massachusetts has a fieldstone foundation that was crumbling, and wanted to know what options he had. Tom had called EFS to see if they could send out someone out to look at his home. Erickson Foundation Solutions sent out Design Specialist Michael Bradley to the home. Michael inspected the basement of the home and proposed a Poly Foam to coat the inside of the fieldstone foundation and then SmartJacks to add support to some of the older beams in the home. 

Crew Lead Spencer Ladd and his team came to the home and sprayed the foam and installed the new SmartJacks into the basement. After the project, Tom actually likes the look more with the white foam finish than the untouched fieldstone. 

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Radon For Homebuyers, Westford, MA

Kayla C. had just purchased a home in Westford, MA and was planning to live at the residence for 2-3 years. During the home inspection, the radon levels were tested with a First Alert test kit and found to be 16.6 pci/l, which is well above the recommended safety level of 4.0. Her goal was to rent the property within a couple years, and so she wanted to ensure everything was in good order and safe, including the air quality in the home.

Design specialist Michael Bradley provided a thorough inspection and proposal for installation of a dual penetration radon mitigation system to help Kayla with lowering these high levels. She was pleased with the proposed solution and chose Erickson to install the system.

Branden Edwards and Kyle DeChane completed installation of the radon mitigation system in a single day, and Kayla was happy with the results. As part of the install, the production team also replaced the cover of the existing sump pump and tied the system into the basin. The system is clean, presentable, and efficient.

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Radon Mitigation System, Framingham, MA

David B. of Framingham, Massachusetts was experiencing radon levels that were too high. He called Erickson Foundation Solutions to come out for a free radon inspection. Design Specialist Chris Greenwood came to the home and inspected the basement and designed a radon mitigation system for David's home. 

Crew Lead Brandem Edwards and his team came to the home and installed a new Radon Mitigation System into the home.

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Lally Columns Replaced, Ayer, MA

Charline H. of Ayer, Massachusetts needed lally columns replaced in her basement. She called Erickson Foundation Solutions to come out for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Michael Bradley came to Charline's home and inspected the home's lally columns. After inspecting the home, Michael proposed replacing the lally columns with more lally columns instead of replacing them with Smart Jacks. 

Crew Lead Jon Provost and his team came to Charline's home and replaced the Lally columns with Smart Jacks. 

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Radon Mitigation System, Cambridge, MA

Pebble G. of Cambridge, Massachusetts was experiencing moderately high radon levels in their home. Pebble wants to eventually pass the home down to their children and wants as little headaches with the home as possible. Pebble decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions about a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Jason Furrey came to the home and inspected Pebble's home. Jason inspected the basement and left a radon test kit to test for radon in the basement. Jason came back to Pebble's home the following day to pick up the Radon test kit. Jason designed a radon system for Pebble's home. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team came to Pebble's home and install a radon mitigation system. 

Radon Mitigation System, Littleton, MA

Neighbors Lew V. and Michelle L. of Littleton, Massachusetts both needed their radon levels checked in their homes. Both of them want to activate their passive systems that were already installed with the home when it was built. They both decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Jason Love came to both of the homes and proposed a system that is unique to each of their homes. 

Crew Lead Branden Edwards and his team came to Lew's and Michelle's respective homes and installed new radon mitigation systems into their homes. 

Radon Mitigation System, West Townsend, MA

Henry A. of West Townsend, Massachusetts was experiencing higher than normal radon levels in his basement. He decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions to see if someone could come out and test his home for radon. 

Design Specialist Jason Love came out to the home and tested the home for radon. The test came back at 9 pCi/L which is moderately high. 

Crew Lead Branden Edwards and his crew came to the home and installed a new Radon Mitigation System to the home.

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Pool Deck is Settling, Billerica, MA

Paul E. of Billerica, Massachusetts was experiencing cracking and settling around his pool. He hasn't been using the pool very much because it needs work. He thought now would be a good time as any to try and repair the settling first than fixing the issues within the pool. Paul doesn't want the settling of the pool deck to get worse and cause more problems. Paul called Erickson Foundation Solutions about coming to his home and inspecting the settlement around his pool deck.

Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese, came to the home to inspect the concrete pool deck. He found and confirmed what Paul had already known. Kenny proposed a solution to Paul's concrete settlement issue. He proposed using PolyLEVEL to fill the voids and relevel the concrete surrounding the pool. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team came to the home and injected PolyLEVEL under the Pool Deck and releveled the entire patio while solving the settlement issue at the same time. 

 

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Radon Mitigation System, Lincoln, MA

Enda Q. of Lincoln, Massachusetts purchased a new home for him and his family. When the home was being inspected the inspector mentioned that the radon levels are higher than normal. Enda has young kids and would like to seek out options on reducing the radon levels in the half-finished half-unfinished basement. He called Erickson Foundation Solutions to see if someone could come out to see if they could install a radon mitigation system in his basement. 

Design Specialist Chris Greenwood came to the home and inspected the basement to see about installing a radon mitigation system. Chris proposed a double extraction radon system. 

Crew Lead Brendan Edwards and his team came to the home and installed a double extraction radon system into the basement to lower the radon levels to a comfortable level. 

Radon Mitigation System, Burlington, MA

Stephanie H. of Burlington, Massachusetts was experiencing high radon levels in her home. She has been worried about her kid's and their friend's safety when playing in the basement. Stephanie decided it was time to called Erickson Foundation Solutions about a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Royce Potts came to Stephanie's home and inspected the basement and dropped off a radon test kit to test the radon levels for the following 24 hours. Royce came back to the home the next day to pick up the test kit and to evaluate the reading it had. Royce then designed a radon system and proposed that design to Stephanie.

Crew Lead Branden Edwards and his team came to the home and installed the new Radon Mitigation System. Stephanie was happy that she didn't have to worry about her kids and their friends playing in the basement. 

Unlevel Floors, Woburn, MA

Patricia C. of Woburn, Massachusetts was experiencing an issue where their floors aren't level. She decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions to see if someone could come out and take a look at her home. 

Design Specialist John Prince came to the home and inspected the basement. He found that the main beam was sagging. He suggested that EFS install SmartJacks under the main support beam of the home. 

Crew Lead Scott Crandall and his team came to the home and installed 4 SmartJacks under the main support beam. After the SmartJacks were installed, Patrica felt the difference.

Radon Mitigation, Wayland, MA

Homeowner Raymond, H. was concerned with the radon levels in his finished basement. He tested for radon levels throughout the years, and the results fluctuated from 2.8 pCi/l all the way up to 6.0 pCi/l. Since the basement was finished and his family did often spend time down there, he wished to install a mitigation system to assist with lowering the levels to be consistantly below 4.0. 

Crew foreman Scott Crandall and specialist Branden Edwards installed the radon mitigation system for Raymond in a single day. To effectively install the system, the team had to create a penetration point in which PVC pipe would be placed beneath the basement slab. They also had to properly seal the existing sump pumps that Raymond already had installed in the basement. On the interior of the basement, the system was clean and efficient. 

On the exterior, Raymond opted to covered the radon mitigation fan with a water and moisture guard, which would protect it from the elements and prolong it's life. The pipe vent extended up beyond the roofline of the home, successfully removing the radon particles from the home's air and releasing it at a safe distance. With this new peace of mind, Raymond felt much better about his family spending time in the finished basement of their home. 

Radon Mitigation System, West Newton, MA

Danielle A. of West Newton, Massachusetts were concerned about the radon levels in their home because she wants a safe area for her kids. She decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions about getting their basement tested for radon. EFS dropped off a 48 hour CRM test kit at the home to see what the levels are at in the basement. 

Design Specialist Michael Bradley came to the home after the 48 hour CRM test was completed to see the results of the test. The test levels in Danielle's basement were between 4.1 and 3.9 pCi/L. Michael designed a radon mitigation system for Danielle's home. 

Crew Lead Branden Edwards and his team came to the home and installed a radon mitigation system into her home. Danielle was happy that she didn't have to worry about her kids safety in the basement anymore.

 

Geolocks and Power Braces, Pepperell, MA

In late Spring 2021, the EFS crew came to Tony R's home in Pepperell to repair his crumbling block foundation. Before that job was completed Tony wanted the EFS crew to install some additional foundation supports to prevent further foundation issues. But the team wasn't able to install them at that time. So the team put him on the schedule for late summer so that they could come back and install Power Braces and Geolocks to strengthen the homes foundation. 

The home was built using two different kinds of foundation materials. One being fieldstone and the other being concrete block. The crew need to use two different methods when stabilizing the foundation. For the fieldstone, they decided to use Power Braces to hold the foundation in place. For the concrete block, they decided to use Geolocks to secure the foundation in place. 

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Radon Mitigation in Finished Basement, Waltham, MA

This homeowner in Waltham, MA had been living in his home for 27 years. In recent years, he finished a portion of the basement to create an office space. In 2020 with the pandemic happening, his son was having to work from home and was able to use the office space in the house. As the son was going to be spending the majority of his days in that area, they decided to test for radon to ensure the quality of the air was safe. The levels came back at higher than the recommended 4.0 pCi/l, and so they reached out to Erickson for an estimate. 

Ultimately they chose our Erickson team as the contractor for the radon mitigation system. Crew lead Scott Crandall was able to complete installation of the radon mitigation system in a single day. The homeowners were provided with a charcoal test kit upon completion, which allowed them to complete an independent follow-up test. They were pleased when the results came back with levels lower than 4.

Radon Mitigation for Home Purchase, Waltham, MA

Chris and his wife were in the closing stages of purchasing their first home, and after testing for radon they found the levels were 11.2 pCi/l. After coordinating with their realtor, they decided to hire a contractor and install a radon mitigation system soon after moving into the home. Part of their long-term plans involved remodeling the basement area and turning a portion of it into an office space. They wanted to have the radon mitigation system installed ahead of time so when the time came they could create their office space and not have to worry about radon levels in the basement. 

After choosing our Erickson team for the installation of the radon mitigation system, the project installation date was set for about one month after Chris and his wife moved into the house. Crew foreman Nick Melo ensured the entire system was installed in a single day, with the work area kept clean and tidy upon completion. 

With peace of mind that their radon levels are safer, the family was able to plan their office remodel project and settle into their new home.

Extreme Home Settlement, Everett, MA

Joe M. was inheriting his father's home in Everett, MA and was planning to live and keep the home for many more years to come. The house itself was over 60 years old, and Joe's family had lived there for 50+ years. Over the years, several large cracks formed in the foundation walls, as well as parallel through the basement concrete slab.  After taking measurements, design specialist John Prince determined the home was actually higher in the middle at the main support beam, and around the entire perimeter was facing settlement concerns. All this settlement was affecting the windows and doors in the home above, and if not fixed would potentially cause much further long term damage. Joe had to make a decision, and instead of allowing the problem to get worse, decided to fix it now and fix it with Erickson Foundation Solutions. 

In order to lift the foundation and stabilize the home, the designed system included 21 helical piers, as well as some polymer foam application to lift and level a portion of the slab in the basement.  Crew foreman Jon Provost and his production team successfully installed all the piers and permanently stabilized the foundation. The polymer foam was also able to fill the large void beneath the concrete slab, which would prevent the concrete from cracking or sinking. 

It was a large task, but in the end Joe was able to save the value of his home and prevent it from facing total foundation failure due to settlement. 

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Old Wooden Supports Need Replacing, West Newton, MA

Megan H. recently purchased a home in West Newton, Massachusetts. While walking through her prepurchase inspection she noticed some of the wooden supports in the basement looked like they could be replaced. She decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions to see if they could come out and look at the supports in the basement. 

Design Specialist Jason Love came to the newly purchased home and examined every support in the basement. Jason did find that the home was settling and would need new supports in the basement. He recommended to Megan the use of SmartJacks. SmartJacks will be stronger and last longer than traditional wooden supports. 

Megan's home was built in the 1800s and she would like to keep the character of her home for as long as possible. She considers the horse-hair plaster one of the character items. She asked Jason if it was possible if to have the crew not lift on the support beams when replacing the old posts. Jason told her that wouldn't be a problem. 

When Scott Crandall and his crew came to the home they replaced all of the old wooden support and changed them out for SmartJacks. They were able to keep Megan's wish and didn't crack any of the horse-hair plaster. 

 

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Garage Fire Slab Repour, Medford, MA

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

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

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

Radon Mitigation System, Lynn, MA

A homeowner in Malden, Massachusetts was experiencing higher than normal radon levels in their home. They would like to lower the radon levels in their home. They decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions about a free inspection.

Design Specialist Michael Bradley arrived at the home and dropped off a radon test kit to check the current levels of radon in their home. After the test was completed, Michael came back to see the homeowner and read the results of the test. The results of the test were around 4.5 pCi/L which is above the recommended amount.

Crew Lead Branden Edwards and his Installation Specialist came to the home and installed a radon mitigation system. 

Pool House Needs Lifting to Stabilize, Tyngsboro, MA

Mike M. of Tyngsboro, Massachusetts was experiencing his pool house sinking and creating voids underneath. Mike called Erickson Foundation Solutions about a free inspection.

Design Specialist John Prince came out to the home and inspected the pool house. John found the pool house had sunk significantly, in one spot over 6". The pool house doesn't have a foundation, it was built on a slab. John recommended installing 3 Helical Piers on the back of the pool house to lift and stabilize it. After the piers are installed, John recommended spraying PolyLevel under the pool house to fill the void.

Crew Leads Nate Erickson and Nick Melo arrived at the home. Nate began installing the 3 Helical Piers behind the pool house. After the piers are installed, Nick started to spray PolyLevel underneath the pool house to fill the void. 

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Sinking Basement Slab, Littleton, MA

This homeowner in Littleton, Massachusetts was experiencing their basement slab sinking. The homeowners decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions about a free inspection.

Design Specialist Chris Greenwood came out to the home and inspected the slab in the basement and found that some areas on the slab had sunk up to 2-1/2". Chris recommended that the homeowners have PolyLevel injected under their slab. The homeowners were very interested in the immediate fix but were reluctant at first because to inject PolyLevel under the slab they would have to rip up the floor that sits above the slab. Chris reinforced that this is the only way to fix the slab without ripping it up and pouring a new one. The homeowner finally agreed to rip up the flooring in the basement and the EFS team was able to start repairing the slab. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and Installation Specialist Tyler Oslizlo came to the home and injected PolyLevel through small portholes drilled into the slab. The team was able to lift the slab back to level. 

Pool Deck is Sinking, Acton, MA

A homeowner in Acton, Massachusett was experiencing some sinking around their pool deck. They decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions about a free inspection. The homeowner plan to build a new pool within the next 10 years but in the meantime, they want to repair what they have. 

Design Specialist Isaac Hernandez arrived at the home and inspected the pool deck and found there are certain areas that a sinking. Isaac recommended that those areas that are sinking should be repaired using PolyLevel. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and Installation Specialist Tyler Oslizlo arrived at the home and began injecting PolyLevel into the areas of the pool deck that had sunk. 

Sagging Front Porch, Wakefield, MA

Jacqueline C. of Wakefield, Massachusetts was experiencing her front porch sagging and separating from her home. She has been living in her home for 25 years and is worried about the porch collapsing. Jacqueline decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions about a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Michael Bradley arrived at the home and inspected the foundation and the porch. Michael recommended that Jacqueline have SmartJacks installed under her porch.

Crew Lead Spencer Ladd and his crew came to the home and installed 7 SmartJacks with 2 supplemental beams.

Water Guard, Medford, MA

Jason R. of Medford, Massachusetts was experiencing water entering the basement of his newly purchased home. Jason's new home was built in the 1930s and over the past few major rainstorms the basement has had some minor flooding. Jason decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Isaac Hernandez arrived at Jason's home and inspected the basement for noticeable leaks in the basement. Isaac recommended that EFS come and install WaterGuard into the basement to filter out water that enters the basement.

Crew Lead Ed Nadreau and his team came to Jason's home and installed the WaterGuard into the basement to prevent any build-up of water in their basement. 

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Garage is Settling, Wakefield, MA

This homeowner in Wakefield, MA was experiencing some settling in their garage. The settling had caused some cracking in the garage that they would like repaired. The homeowner decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Isaac Hernandez arrived at the home and inspected the garage and the foundation. He confirmed that the foundation was settling and the cracks in the garage are likely from the settlement of the home. Isaac recommended the homeowners have PolyLevel injected under the garage slab to help stabilize the home. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and Installation Specialist Tyler Oslizlo arrived at the home and injected the PolyLevel under the garage. 

Water in Basement After Rain, Lowell, MA

This homeowner in Lowell Massachusetts was experiencing water entering the basement after rainstorms. The homeowner had to rip up the basement floor because of the damage from the water. The homeowner decided to call Erickson Foundation Solution for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Tom Armano arrived at the home and inspected the basement. He recommended that the homeowner have WaterGuard, a Sump Pump and a Sani Dry installed into the basement to mitigate water out of the basement. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team arrived at the home and installed 13 Feet of WaterGuard, a Sump Pump with Battery, and a Sani Dry into the basement. 

Sinking and Cracking Garage Floor, Sudbury, MA

This homeowner in Sudbury, Massachusetts was experiencing some cracking in their garage for the past 25 years. The homeowner decided to cal EFS about a free inspection. 

Design Specialist John Merna arrived at the home and inspected the cracking in the garage and recommended the use of PolyLevel to lift the garage slab. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team arrived at the home and injected PolyLevel into the slab and lifted and leveled it. After the slab was lifted and leveled the team sealed the cracks using a crack sealant. 

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Sunroom Supports Need to be Replaced, Westford, MA

This homeowner in Westford, MA was experiencing her sunroom supports are starting to fail. The sunroom was built 20 years ago and the supports aren't looking like they once did. The homeowner decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese arrived at the home and inspected the sunroom supports and recommended installing EZ posts to the sunroom.

Crew Lead Ed Nadreau and his team arrived at the home and installed 4 EZ posts in the sunroom. 

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Water Guard and Sump Pump Installation, Tyngsboro, MA

This homeowner in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts was experiencing water in their basement. The homeowners are tired of having water in their basement so they called Erickson Foundation Solutions about a free inspection. 

Design Specialist John Merna arrived at the home and inspected the basement for leaks and recommended installing WaterGuard and a Super Sump.

Crew Lead Nick Carelli and his team came to the home and installed 62 feet of WaterGuard, a Super Sump, and a FreezeGuard.

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Newly Purchased Home Has Leaky Basement, Lowell, MA

This homeowner in Lowell, Massachusetts had recently moved into their home. Within a couple of months, they found out the basement had a leak. They decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions about a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Tom Armano arrived at the home and inspected the basement. He recommended that the homeowners have WaterGuard, Super Sump, and a Sani Dry installed in their basement to eliminate the water collecting in their basement. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and Installation Specialist Tyler Oslizlo arrived at the home and installed the WaterGuard, Super Sump, and a Sani Dry into the basement.

Floor Sloping, Lowell, MA

This homeowner in Lowell, Massachusetts was experiencing sloping in their floors. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Isaac Hernandez arrived at the home and inspected the basement and confirmed that the floors are sloping. Isaac recommended to the homeowners to have new lally columns installed in their basement. 

Crew Lead Ed Nadreau and his team arrived at the home and installed Lally Columns into the basement.

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Family Business has Cracks in the Basement, Lexington, MA

This homeowner in Lexington, Massachusetts was experiencing cracking in the basement of their home/business. The family is staying with the family business for good and wants to repair the issues correctly. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Stephen Caron arrived at the home and inspected the basement. Stephen found several cracks in the basement. Stephen recommended filling the void underneath the basement slab to prevent sinking using PolyLevel, then sealing all the cracks using Nexus Pro and Crack injection. 

Lead Service Technician Chris Hanulec and Installation Specialist Tyler Oslizlo arrived at the home and injected PolyLevel under the slab and then sealed all of the cracks with Nexus Pro and Crack Injection. 

Water Issue Resulting in Mold and High Humidity, Reading, MA

This Salon owner in Reading Massachusetts was experiencing water in the basement that was causing humidity issues in the summer months. The property manager decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Michael Bradley arrived at the business and inspected the basement. He found that there are areas on both sides of the basement that are allowing water into the basement. Michael recommended installing two Water Guard Systems on both sides of the basement to collect the water, then connected to the Water Guard systems are 2 sump pumps to collect the water and push it out of the basement, lastly, install a SaniDry system to dehumidify the basement to control the humidity/ mold issue.

Crew Lead Branden Edwards and his team arrived at the business and installed the Water Guard, sump pumps, and the Sani Dry into the basement to stop the water and humidity issues.  

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Garage Slab Replacement, Chelmsford, MA

This homeowner has been living in their home for 34 years had noticed from the day they purchased the home that there was cracking in the garage floor. The homeowners would like the garage floor ripped up and replaced. They decided it was time to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Jason Love arrived at the home and inspected the slab in the garage. Jason confirmed that the crew would come and rip up the garage slab and then pour a brand new slab. 

Crew Lead Spencer Ladd and his team arrived at the home and ripped up the old garage slab and disposed of all of the concrete. After the old slab was ripped up the crew poured a new garage slab. 

 

 

Radon Mitigation System, Wilmington, MA

This homeowner in Wilmington, Massachusetts was experiencing higher than normal radon levels in their duplex. The homeowner owns the whole building and rents out the other side to his daughter who has young children. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa arrived at the home and inspected both basements and then read a test that was done by a third-party company. The results from the test came back as 4.0 pCi/L which is cause for some concern. 

Crew Lead Scott Crandall and his team arrived at the home and installed a Radon Mitigation System into each basement.

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Leaking Basement , Medford, MA

This homeowner in Medford, Massachusetts was experiencing water entering the basement. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist John Prince arrived at the home and inspected the basement. John recommended installing 83 feet of Water Guard into the basement to prevent water from entering the basement and 296' of Polywall restoration. 

Crew Lead Nick Carelli and his team arrived at the home and installed the Polywall Restoration and the Water Guard into the basement to prevent water from getting into the basement. 

Water Entering Basement, Carlisle, MA

This homeowner in Carlisle, Massachusetts was experiencing water entering the basement from under the fieldstone foundation wall. The Homeowner called EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Michael Bradley arrived at the home and inspected the basement and foundation. He recommended to the homeowner to have a sump pump installed into the basement.

Crew Lead Edward Nadreau and his team arrived at the home and installed a sump pump into the basement. 

2nd Floor Addition Needs New Supports, Burlington, MA

This homeowner in Burlington, Massachusetts was experiencing a slab sinking under their 2nd-floor addition. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Isaac Hernandez arrived at the home and inspected the addition and the slab underneath. Isaac confirmed that the slab had sunk and the supports would need to be replaced. Isaac recommended that the homeowner should replace the supports with EZ Posts

Crew Lead Nick Carelli and his team arrived at the home and installed new EZ Posts.

 

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Commercial Building Needs Foundation Repair, Wilmington, New Hampshire

This commercial business in Wilmington, Massachusetts was experiencing some cracking and sinking in their foundation.  A part-owner of the business decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist John Prince arrived at the business and inspected the inside and the perimeter of the building. John found that the back of the building is sinking and causing the building's foundation to crack. John recommended EFS installing Push Piers, Geolocks, and PolyLevel to secure the foundation. 

Crew Lead Scott Crandall and his team arrived at the business and began exposing the foundation of the building so the crew and install the Push Piers and Geolocks. After the Push Piers and Geolocks are installed, the team injects PolyLevel into the areas that the slabs have sunk.

Replacing Wooden Supports in Basement, Chelmsford, MA

This homeowner in Chelmsford, Massachusetts wants to have the wooden supports in their basement replaced. They would like to have lally columns replace the wooden supports. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Isaac Hernandez arrived at the home and inspected the basement. Isaac recommended installing 4 lally columns.

Crew Lead Ed Nadreau and his team arrived at the home and installed the 4 lally columns in the basement. 

Radon Mitigation System, Cambridge, MA

This homeowner in Cambridge, Massachusetts was experiencing higher than normal radon levels in their basement. They tested their basement and found out the levels in the basement are between 5-7 pCi/L. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese arrived at the home and inspected the basement. Kenny recommended installing a radon mitigation system in the basement to reduce the radon numbers to a more comfortable number. 

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

Radon Mitigation System, Melrose, MA

This homeowner in Melrose, Massachusetts was experiencing higher than normal radon levels in the basement. They tested the basement and the results came back at 4.4 pCi/L which is slightly higher than normal. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Michael Bradley arrived at the home and inspected the basement. Michael recommended installing a radon mitigation system in the basement. 

Crew Lead Branden Edwards and his team came to the home and installed the radon mitigation system in the basement. 

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Sagging Floors, Medford, MA

This homeowner in Medford, Massachusetts was experiencing some sagging on their main floor. The homeowners are planning on renovating the main floor soon so they would like to eliminate the sagging of the main floor. To make sure they would fix the sag correctly the homeowner called EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Michael Bradley arrived at the home and inspected the home. Michael recommended installing SmartJacks in the basement to support the main beam. 

Crew Lead Ed Nadreau and his team arrived at the home and installed 4 SmartJacks into the basement. 

 

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SmartJacks Installation, Lowell, MA

This homeowner in Lowell, Massachusetts was experiencing sagging in the main support beam in the basement. The beam had some cracks and the homeowner would like to add support. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Richard Miles arrived at the home and inspected the home. Rich recommended installing SmartJacks under the main support beam. 

Crew Lead Scott Crandall and his team arrived at the home and installed the SmartJacks under the main beam. 

Water in Basement of 2 Unit Condo, Somerville, MA

This resident of a 2 unit condo in Somerville, Massachusetts was experiencing hairline cracks, water, and musty smells in the basement. The resident decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Michael Bradley arrived at the home and inspected the basement of the condo. Michael recommended installing a Sump Pump with Freeze Guard and a Sani Dry. 

Branden Edwards and his team arrived at the home and installed the Sump Pump with Freeze Guard and the Sani Dry system into the basement. 

Waterproofing and SmartJacks Installation, Somerville, MA

This homeowner in Somerville, Massachusetts was experiencing water entering their basement every time it rains and also experiencing some issues with the supports in their basement. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese arrived at the home and inspected the basement. Kenny found some little holes in the foundation that could allow water to enter through the wall and he also found that the supports in the basement didn't look to be supporting the home very well. Kenny recommended installing SmartJacks to replace the old supports in the basement and to then spray Poly Wall Restoration to the interior basement wall to prevent water from getting through the wall in the basement. 

Crew Lead Ed Nadreau and his team arrived at the home and installed the SmartJacks and then sprayed the walls with the Poly Wall Restoration to seal the 1920s foundation. 

Sump Pump and Water Guard, Lowell, MA

This homeowner in Lowell, Massachusetts was experiencing water entering their basement. The homeowners 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 Sump Pump and Water Guard into the basement to collect the water that is entering the basement. 

 

Crew Lead Anthony Rivas and his team arrived at the home and installed a Sump Pump and Water Guard into the basement. 

Sump Pump and Water Guard, Lowell, MA - Photo 1
Crack in Cinder Block Foundation, Malden, MA

This homeowner in Malden, Massachusetts was experiencing a crack in their block foundation wall due to settlement. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

 

Design Specialist Brian Swindell arrived at the home and inspected the foundation. Brian confirmed there is a settlement occurring. Brain recommended installing PowerBrace and SmartJacks into the basement. 

 

Crew Lead Nick Carelli and his team arrived at the home and installed 6 PowerBraces and 4 SmartJacks into the basement. 

Supports in Crawlspace are Failing, Shirley, MA

This homeowner in Shirley, Massachusetts was concerned with the wood and brick supports in their crawlspace. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Chris Greenwood arrived at the home and inspected the crawlspace. Chris recommended replacing the wooden and brick supports with SmartJacks.

Crew Lead Ed N. and his team arrived at the home and installed SmartJacks into the crawlspace.

Water Enters Basement After Big Storms, Lowell, MA

This homeowner in Lowell, Massachusetts was experiencing water entering their basement after big rainstorms. The customer would like to stop water from coming into the basement. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Michael Bradley inspected the home for cracks and other concerns. Upon completion of his inspection, Michael recommended to the homeowner that installing Water Guard, a Super Sump, and a Sani Dry would eliminate the chance that the basement would flood again. 

Crew Lead Nick Carelli and his team arrived at the home and began installing the Water Guard, Super Sump, and Sani Dry into the basement. 

Water Enters Basement After Big Storms, Lowell, MA - Photo 1
CleanSpace and Radon Mitigation System Installation, Reading, MA

This homeowner in Reading, Massachusetts wants to have a sealed space so a radon mitigation system will be effective. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Isaac Hernandez took his time inspecting the basement of this home. Isaac found that there are two crawlspaces on either side of the basement. He recommended that those crawlspaces need to be sealed with Cleanspace to make sure the radon mitigation system works effectively.

Crew Lead Scott Crandall and his team arrived at the home and installed the Cleanspace into the two crawlspaces and after they were sealed they installed the radon mitigation system.  

Water Guard Installation, Concord, MA

This homeowner in Concord, Massachusetts wants to finish the basement in his forever home. Before finishing the basement he would like to make sure that water could never get into the basement. He decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese inspected the basement and recommended installing Water Guard to the perimeter of the basement to collect any water and then connect a Super Sump to drain any water collected. 

Crew Lead Anthony Rivas and his team arrived at the home and installed 57 feet of Water Guard and a Super Sump into the basement. 

Water Entering Near Oil Tank, Stoneham, MA

This homeowner in Stoneham, Massachusetts was experiencing water entering the basement behind the oil tank. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist John Prince inspected the basement and found where the water was entering. John recommended installing CleanSpace Encapsulation System. CleanSpace will act as a moisture barrier. 

Crew Lead Ed Nadreau and his team arrived at the home and installed the CleanSpace in the basement. 

Looking to Upgrade Sump Pump, Marlborough, MA

This owner of a condo in Marlborough, Massachusetts wanted to upgrade their current sump pump. The current pump fails often and water builds up in the basement. They would like to use the basement for storage without worrying if their things are going to get damaged. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Tom Armano inspected the home and found an old sump pump that was undersized for the size of the basement. Tom recommended installing a Super Sump into the basement replacing the old sump pump. He also recommended installing new plumbing from the sump pump and adding IceGuard to ensure the water is removed from the basement and doesn't freeze. 

Crew Lead Gilberto Cortijo and his team arrived at the home and installed the Super Sump, new piping, and the IceGuard. 

Radon Mitigation in Early 1900's Home, Medford, MA

This homeowner in Medford, Massachusetts has a continuous radon monitoring device that gives radon readings continuously. The homeowner is very conscious of indoor air quality and would like to have peace of mind. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Brian Swindell looked at the continuous radon monitor and inspected the rest of the home for potential foundation and basement issues. Brian recommended installing a radon mitigation system.

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

SmartJacks and Auxiliary Wall, Groton, MA

This homeowner in Groton, Massachusetts recently got their oil tank installed in the basement. When the tank was being installed the homeowner noticed that the rock wall near the oil tank was crumbling and chunks appeared to be falling off the wall. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese inspected the basement and the rock wall foundation. Kenny confirmed that the wall is crumbling and recommended a solution. Kenny had noticed some of the support posts in the basement seemed weak. Kenny's recommended solution is to install an Auxiliary wall to the section of the wall that is crumbling and to replace some of the supports in the basement with SmartJacks. 

Crew Lead Nick Carelli and his team came to the home and installed the auxiliary wall and SmartJacks into the basement. 

Brick Foundation Wall has Big Crack, Acton, MA

This homeowner in Acton, Massachusetts was experiencing a large crack in his brick foundation wall. The homeowner travels for business and doesn't want to worry about the problem getting worse when he is away. He decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa inspected the interior and exterior of the home. Michael confirmed that there is a large crack on the brick foundation wall. Michael explained to the homeowner that a crack this size on a brick or block foundation wall can diminish the integrity of the wall. Michael recommended demolishing the cracked wall and building a new block foundation wall. 

Crew Lead Branden Edwards and his team arrived at the home. They prepped the area with support posts and demolished the wall. After the team cleaned up the demoed wall, they began building the new block foundation wall.

Cracked Concrete in Autobody Shop, Westford, MA

This business owner in Westford, MA noticed there were cracks and sand in the shop when the town was working on the road in front of the business. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist John Prince inspected the business. John found some areas on the shop floor that have voids underneath them. He recommended injecting PolyLevel into the shop floor to fill the voids and stabilize the slab. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team arrived at the business and injected the PolyLevel under the slab and were able to stabilize the slab. 

High Radon Levels, Cambridge, MA

This homeowner in Cambridge, Massachusetts had been thinking about testing their home for radon for the past couple of years. Recently they had a conversation with friends and family that convinced them to test their home. The homeowners tested their home and the results came back at 14- 18 pCi/L. After the test results came back the homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Michael Bradley inspected the home for cracks in the foundation as well as any other defects in the basement. After the inspection process, Michael designed a radon mitigation system for the home. 

Crew Lead Dillion Kingbury and his team arrived and installed the radon mitigation system. 

Radon System for Better Air Quality for Newborn Child, Lincoln, MA

These homeowners in Lincoln, Massachusetts had recently welcomed a newborn baby into their lives and wanted to make their home the safest place for their baby. They currently have a passive radon system in their home that they don't think is working. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Stephen Caron arrived at their home a couple of days before their appointment with EFS. Stephen dropped off a CRM device to test their home for radon. The homeowners would like to get the radon levels as low as possible. Stephen came back to the home on the date of the appointment and inspected the home. He inspected the home for potential cracks and foundation issues. After the inspection, Stephen designed a radon mitigation system for their home. 

Crew Lead Dillion Kingsbury and his team arrived at 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. 

Poly Wall Restoration, Melrose, MA

This homeowner in Melrose, Massachusetts had an issue where water from a previous storm had entered the basement, pests had been eating the sill, and some of the mortar is cracking/ breaking. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Chris Greenwood inspected the homeowners' basement. Chris recommended installing Poly Wall Restoration to the walls of the basement. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team arrived at the home and sprayed the Poly Wall Restoration on the basement walls. The Poly Wall Restoration will help encapsulate the wall so no more of the mortar will chip off, also it will act as a barrier so that pests can't get into the basement.

Radon Mitigation System, Billerica, MA

This homeowner in Billerica, Massachusetts had a neighbor that had a radon fan installed in their home recently. The homeowners were curious about the radon levels in their home. They decided to call EFS for a CRM test and Inspection for their home. 

Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese dropped off a CRM test a couple of days before his appointment with the homeowners. The CRM test takes 24 hours to conduct a full test. Kenny inspected the home on the day of the appointment and found a couple of cracks in the walls and floors that radon gas was most likely seeping through. Kenny recommended installing a radon mitigation system with two extraction points to reduce the radon levels in the home. 

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

Basement Air Quality Concerns, Framingham, MA

This homeowner in Framingham, Massachusetts had recently converted most of the basement to living space. The family has been spending a lot more time down in the basement so the homeowner wants to make sure the air quality is healthy. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Stephen Caron inspected the home. Stephen found some cracks in the slab. The cracks in the slab could be allowing radon-filled air into the basement. Stephen recommended having a radon mitigations system installed. Stephen also recommended sealing all of the cracks in the slab so the radon system can work efficiently. 

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

Water Entering Basement, Medford, MA

This homeowner in Medford, Massachusetts had been experiencing water entering their basement. They recently purchased this home and want to fix the problem. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Chris Greenwood inspected the home. During Chris' inspection, he noticed some foundation cracks that he would like to address, he also noticed that the support beam in the basement was noticeably sagging. Chris recommended sealing those cracks, installing a sump pump and Water Guard, and installing SmartJacks.

Crew Lead Spencer Ladd and his team arrived at the home and installed the Water Guard and sump pump, Smartjacks, and sealed the cracks in the foundation. 

CleanSpace and Drainage Matting Installation, Bedford, MA

This homeowner in Bedford, Massachusetts had some moisture issues in the crawlspace below the home. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa inspected the narrow crawlspace. Michael noticed some signs of moisture in the crawlspace but he also found early signs of mold too. Michael recommended installing Drainage Matting as a base layer of the crawlspace, then having CleanSpace installed over the Drainage Matting to seal out moisture from the crawlspace. 

Crew Lead Nick Carelli and his team arrived at the home and entered the small crawlspace and installed Drainage Matting and CleanSpace. 

SmartJacks Installation and Minor Joist Repair, North Billerica, MA

This homeowner in North Billerica, Massachusetts had been experiencing their floors in the main level are out of level. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Michael Bradley inspected the home. During his inspection, Michael found some wooden supports that are 80 years old. Additionally, Michael found a joint in the basement that had been cut to allow a PVC pipe to be installed. Michael recommended installing SmartJacks to replace the wood supports and installing a new joist and sister it up with the main support beam. 

Crew Lead Nick Carelli and his team arrived at the home and installed the SmartJacks and installed a new joist that is sistered up to the main support beam. 

Cracks in Basement Floor, North Reading, MA

This homeowner in North Reading Massachusetts had purchased their home 5 years ago. On the day of purchase, there were some cracks in the basement floor, but they didn't seem problematic. 5 years later, the cracks are bigger and there is water coming through those cracks. The homeowners needed to find a way to stop the water from entering the basement. They ended up finding out that the downspout in their basement was causing the water to build up in the corner of the basement. After the downspout issue was figured out they decided to call EFS to help them with the cracks in the basement floor. 

Design Specialist Micheal Bradley inspected the basement. He examined the cracks in the basement and found that some of the sections that had cracks move when weight is on the slab. Michael believes there is an area under the slab where the water has washed away some of the soil, causing there to be a void under the slab. Michael recommended injecting PolyLevel underneath the slab to fill that void. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team arrived at the home and injected PolyLevel through the slab to fill the void. After the void was filled, the team sealed all of the cracks using Nexus Pro. 

Radon Mitigation System, Lincoln, MA

This homeowner in Lincoln, Massachusetts recently purchased their forever home. They had several projects they are trying to finish quickly. One of the projects was to have a radon mitigation system installed in the home. They reached out to EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese came to the home a couple of days before the appointment to drop off a CRM test kit to test the amount of radon is in the air in the home. Kenny came back on the day of the appointment and reviewed the radon test results with the homeowners. The homeowners would like to have a radon mitigation system installed.

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

Radon Mitigation System, Melrose, MA

This homeowner in Melrose, Massachusetts was concerned about the quality of the air in their home. They have heard of radon and the effects it can have on someone's health. They had their home tested for radon and the results came back around 5.6 pCi/L. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist John Prince inspected the home and talked to the homeowners about their concerns with radon. John designed a radon mitigation system for the home.

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

Water Entering Basement During Heavy Rains, Belmont, MA

This homeowner in Belmont, Massachusetts had been experiencing water entering their basement during heavy rains. The homeowner uses the basement as a storage area and doesn't want to have the water start ruining belonging or the finished side of the basement. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese inspected the home and the basement. Kenny recommended sealing the crack with NexusPro, then installing Water Guard and a Sani Dry. The homeowners didn't think it was necessary to have the Water Guard installed so they asked if EFS could just install the NexusPro and Sani Dry into the basement. 

Crew Lead Chippy Cortijo and his team arrived at the home and installed the NexusPro and Sani Dry into the basement. 

Water Entering Basement, Tewksbury, MA

This homeowner in Tewksbury, Massachusetts wants to have a drainage system that can be installed around utilities in the basement. The homeowner has water entering the basement but would like a system to be able to go around obstructions in the basement. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Tom Armano inspected the basement to see if EFS could install a system that could get around the obstructions in the basement. Tom recommended using Water Guard. Tom designed a route around the obstructions in the basement. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team arrived at the home and installed 16' of Water Guard and maneuvered it around the water heater in the basement. 

Cracks in Foundation Letting Water In, Pepperell, MA

This homeowner in Pepperell, Massachusetts was experiencing some cracks in their foundation walls that have allowed water into the basement twice in the last 8 years. The homeowners' desired solution would be to have the cracks in the foundation stop leaking permanently. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Michael Bradley inspected the cracks in the basement. Michael recommended installing FlexiSpan and NexusPro Crack Repair. 

Crew Lead Dillon Kingsbury and his team arrived at the home and installed 9' of FlexiSpan and 7' of Nexus Crack Repair. 

Homeowner Wants to Upgrade Sump Pump, Dracut, MA

This homeowner in Dracut, Massachusetts had recently moved into his new home. He had a triple safe in his home before this new home and would like to upgrade to a triple safe in this home. He decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Chris Greenwood inspected the basement of the home and had the Triple Safe sump pump go into the same basin as the old sump pump.

Dillon Kingsbury and his team arrived at the home and installed the Triple Safe in the basement.

Water Entering Basement, Littleton, MA

This homeowner in Littleton, Massachusetts was experiencing water entering their basement. The homeowners have discovered a hole in their foundation that is 2" wide by 5" high and are looking for a solution. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Stephen Caron inspected the basement and the cracks in the foundation. Stephen came up with a solution and recommended installing Geolocks, Water Guard, NexusPro, and a Sani Dry into the basement. The reason that Stephen felt it was necessary to have Geolocks installed was that on the outside of the home the foundation walls are cracking due to hydrostatic pressure.

Crew Lead Chris Tremblay and his team arrived at the home and installed Geolocks, Water Guard, NexusPro, and a Sani Dry into the basement.

Homeowner Needs Additional Waterproofing in Basement, Chestnut Hill, MA

This homeowner in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts has done many projects to waterproof her home. Water is still an issue that she would like to solve. She wants to install a more robust waterproofing system. She decided to call EFS for a free inspection for homeowners. 

Design Specialist Isaac Hernandez inspected the home and the current waterproofing system she had previously installed. Isaac found that the homeowner had two existing sump pumps already in their basement. Isaac recommended installing Trench Guard and Drainage Matting in the basement to collect the water in the basement. 

Crew Lead Gilberto Cortijo and his team arrived at the home and installed the 35 sqft of Trench Guard and Drainage Matting into the basement. 

Lift and Level Mouth of Garage, Chelmsford, MA

This homeowner in Chelmsford, Massachusetts plans to make this current home their forever home. They are looking to fix the mouth of their garage which has cracked and sank over the years. The slab has sunk enough to cause a gap between the slab and the garage door. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Stephen Caron inspected the garage and confirmed that there was some cracking in the mouth of the garage and it needed to be lifted as well. Stephen recommended installing PolyLevel to lift the slab, and then using Nexus Pro and Concrete to repair the cracks on the slab. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team arrived at the home and installed PolyLevel, NexusPro, and Concrete in the garage. 

Fieldstone Foundation Deteriorating, Newton, MA

This homeowner in Newton, Massachusetts was experiencing some crumbling in the fieldstone foundation. He decided to call EFS because of their expertise in foundation solutions. 

Design Specialist Chris Greenwood inspected the foundation of the home and confirmed there is some deterioration on the fieldstone. The homeowner would like to seal this up so the fieldstone doesn't weaken to a point of failure. Chris also recommended replacing the brick columns in the basement with SmartJacks.

Crew Lead Scott Crandall and his team replaced the brick columns with new SmartJacks. While Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team sprayed PolyLevel Restoration over the fieldstone foundation wall to create a barrier so the wall won't deteriorate and chip. 

Addition on Home is Starting to Settle, Billerica, MA

This homeowner in Billerica, Massachusetts had noticed that the floors in their addition were starting to sag. They have recently noticed some cracking in doorways and windows. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Justin Wenner inspected the home. Justin found that the floors aren't sagging but slopping. The floors are sloping because the addition in the back of their home is sinking. Justin did some measuring around the foundation and found that one corner of the addition is sinking about 3". With the house sinking, the cracking in the doorways, windows, and the floors slopping confirms that the home is actively settling. Justin recommended installing 8 Push Piers to the addition of the home to ensure that the addition doesn't start pulling on the main section of the home. 

Crew Lead Chris Tremblay and his team installed 8 Push Piers on the corner of the addition to permanently stabilize it.  

Water Entering Basement, Woburn, MA

This homeowner in Woburn, MA was experiencing water entering their basement. They have a finished section of their basement and would like to protect it from water entering the basement. 

A Design Specialist inspected the basement. The specialist recommended installing a Water Guard system along the perimeter of the basement, a SuperSump, and an Ice Guard.

Crew Lead Anthony Rivas and his team installed WaterGuard, a SuperSump, and an Ice Guard into the basement to prevent water from coming into the basement. 

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. 

Rodents Nesting in the Insulation of a Musty Basement, Lincoln, MA

This homeowner in Lincoln, Massachusetts had been experiencing rodents in their basement. The rodents were nesting in the insulation between the joists. The homeowners would like to have the insulation ripped out and the basement addressed for moisture. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Tom Armano inspected the home. he confirmed that most of the insulation had been compromised by rodents and pests, he also found that the basement is very musty. Tom recommended installing Rim Joist Insulation and a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team arrived at the home and installed the Rim Joist Insulation and the SaniDry Sedona into the basement. 

Radon Mitigation System, Medford, MA

This homeowner in Medford, MA was worried about the radon levels in their home. They wanted to get an accurate test done so they called EFS and a Design Specialist to come out and set up a 2-day test in their basement. 

Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese arrived at the home after the 2-day test was complete to inspect the home. Kenny showed the results of the test to the homeowners. The test results came back at 4.0. The homeowners would like to get that number as low as they can. Kenny recommended installing a radon mitigation system in the home. 

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

Previously Repair Crack Leaking Again, North Reading, MA

This homeowner in North Reading, Massachusetts was experiencing a crack in their basement start to leak. The crack was sealed previously. When the homeowners first moved into their home 8 years ago, a crack was visible in the basement. The crack is leaking again and they need to seal it. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Stephen Caron inspected the home.  As he walked into the basement he noticed the crack on the wall. Stephen examined the crack and recommended resealing the crack and then installing FlexiSpan over the sealed crack.

The crew began sealing the crack and then began installing the FlexiSpan. FlexiSpan is a product that is a permanent solution to keeping wall cracks dry. Before applying FlexiSpan, the crew seals the crack using crack injection. Then they put a coat of FlexiSpan open-cell foam sealant over the sealed crack. On top of the special sealant, they then installed the FlexiSpan. This method will seal the crack but, if the crack does leak again the FlexiSpan will act as a channel and guide the water to a draining point at the floor where it is connected to WaterGuard or Catus Board.

Exterior Drainage Line Need to be Reburied, Concord, MA

This homeowner in Concord, Massachusetts has an exterior drainage line from their sump pump that they would like to rebury. They are installing a new deck over the area where the drainage line is. This customer had NorthEast Basement Systems install their Sump Pump and drainage system. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Tom Armano inspected the home and mapped a new route for the drainage line. 

Crew Lead Gilberto Cortijo and his team installed a new drainage line that is not going to interfere with the new deck. 

Garage Floor is Sloping, North Chelmsford, MA

This homeowner in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts was experiencing their garage floor sloping. The homeowners plan to stay in this home for at least another 5 years. They would like to protect the slab from getting worse and have it be structurally sound. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Chris Greenwood inspected the home and confirmed the garage slab is sloping. Chris recommended installing PolyLevel in the garage. The plan is to use PolyLevel to lift the slab 2" to add structural integrity and prevent the slab from getting worse. 

Crew Leads Nick Melo and his team injected PolyLevel and lifted the slab up 2" and were able to make the slab more structurally sound. 

Radon Mitigation System, Belmont, MA

This homeowner in Belmont, Massachusetts were having radon concerns in their home. Their home has a finished basement they spend a considerable amount of time in the basement. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Michael LaMalfa inspected the home. Michael found that the test results in the home were above 4.0 pCi/L. Michael recommended installing a radon mitigation system and an Aspen Air Purifier in the home to help reduce radon and other airborne particles. 

Crew Lead Dillon Kingsbury and his team installed the radon mitigation system into the unfinished side of the basement and installed the Aspen into the finished side of the basement. 

Water Entering Garage from Driveway, Lexington, MA

This homeowner in Lexington, Massachusetts recently purchased her childhood home. She is planning on doing manageable renovations to increase the value of the home. She had completed a couple of renovations already but now has started working on the garage. Water from the driveway has been entering the garage and has caused some damage. She decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Brian Swindell inspected the foundation and garage of the home. Brian discovered that there is some void below the slab in the garage that he recommend filling before attempting to lift the slab. To help stop the water from entering the garage Brian recommended installing Trench Drain at the mouth of the garage with a downspout. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team lifted the mouth of the garage to level and then filled the void under the slab. After the PolyLevel was injected, the team installed the Trench Drain at the mouth of the garage.  

Pool Deck Leveling and Crack Repair, Westford, MA

This homeowner in Westford, Massachusetts had moved into their home in 2014 but has a pool that was installed in 1987. The pool deck had been settling and causing tripping hazards. The homeowner would like to level the pool deck and seal all cracks in the deck. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Michael Bradley inspected the pool deck and the surrounding area. Michael found some areas of the pool deck are sinking and the control joints need to be touched up. Michael recommended injecting PolyLevel under the slabs to lift and level them, then sealing the cracks and control joints with NexusPro and Backer Rod.

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team arrived at the home and injected PolyLevel to lift and level the pool deck. Then Nick and his team went around the pool and sealed up all of the cracks and control joints. 

Old Radon System Stopped Working, Newton, MA

This homeowner in Newton, Massachusetts currently have a radon system installed in their home but the radon fan is making noise. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese tested the home for radon and inspected the old radon system. The radon levels came back at 4.1 pCi/L which is slightly higher than the recommended amount. Kenny recommended removing the old radon mitigation system from the home and installing a new radon system with all new piping in the home. 

Crew Lead Dillon Kingsbury and his team removed the old radon system and then installed a new radon system where the old system was. 

Radon Mitigation System, Acton, MA

This homeowner in Acton, Massachusetts had recently learned about the harmful effects of radon. They would like to have their house tested for radon. They would like to be conscious of their long-term health, so they decided to call EFS for a test and a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Michael Bradley dropped off a CRM test two days before his appointment with the homeowners. The CRM takes 48 hours to conduct a proper test of the levels of radon in the air. After the test is complete, Michael inspected the home to see if there are any cracks in the foundation or slab. The result of the test came back around 7 pCi/L which is above the recommended amount. Michael recommended installing a radon mitigation system in the home. 

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

Main Beam Sagging, Melrose, MA

This homeowner in Melrose, Massachusetts was experiencing sagging in the main support beam of their home. They would like to have the main beam repaired so it doesn't get any worse. The homeowners consider this their forever home and want to make sure the home stays in good condition. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese inspected the basement and looked specifically at the main beam in the basement. Kenny recommended installing SmartJacks along the main beam in the basement.  

Crew Lead Ed Nadreau and his team installed 4 SmartJacks under the main support beam in the basement. 

Radon Mitigation System, Woburn, MA

This homeowner in Woburn, Massachusetts had recently moved into their home 2 months ago. Upon moving into the home, they planned on finishing part of the basement to create a second living room. Before they started finishing the basement they tested for radon. The results of their test were 12 pCi/L which is well over the recommended amount. After they received the results of their radon test they decided to reach out to contractors in the area that installed radon mitigation systems. They found Erickson Foundation Solutions and decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist John Prince inspected the basement. John recommended installing a radon mitigation system to be installed in the home. 

Crew Lead Dillon Kingsbury and his team installed the radon mitigation system into the home and reduced the radon in the home to a safe level.

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.

Radon Mitigation System, Melrose, MA

This homeowner in Melrose, Massachusetts recently purchase their home two months ago. When they were going through the purchase of their home they learned about radon. They would like to feel comfortable spending time in the basement. They decided they would like to test their new home for radon. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese inspected the basement. 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. 

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Recently Purchased Condo Has Sagging in Floors, Medford, MA

A resident of Medford, Massachusetts recently just purchased a condo. Shortly after moving in, they noticed that on the staircase leading to the second floor they can feel a slant on the stairs. They wanted to repair the problem as quickly as possible. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese inspected the home and found a gap between two beams supporting the staircase in the basement. Kenny recommended installing a supplemental beam between the two beams and then using SmartJacks to support the supplemental beam. 

Crew Lead Ed Nadreau and his team installed a 6' Supplemental beam and two SmartJacks to support the beams and eliminate the slant in the staircase. 

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Homeowner Purchased Home Knowing About Foundation Issues, Groton, MA

This homeowner in Groton, Massachusetts had purchased their home 2 years ago as a fixer-upper with foundation issues. When the homeowner purchased the home they believed they could do some of the repairs themselves. The homeowner doesn't think that is the case anymore. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Chris Greenwood inspected the home and the foundation. Chris found that the foundation wall has around 6 inches of settlement. Chris recommended having the old foundation wall removed and having a new footing poured and having a masonry wall installed in its place. 

Nick Carelli and his team first supported the home using temporary posts. They then chipped away the old foundation wall down to the footing. Next, they poured a new footing. Once the footing was set they started building the masonry wall. 

Concrete Pier Cracked Under Addition, Westford, MA

This homeowner in Westford, Massachusetts had a cracked concrete pier under a support post. This post supports the addition of the home and the homeowner would like this fixed ASAP. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Justin Wenners inspected the interior and exterior of the home. Justin carefully inspected the concrete pier. The pier had a considerable chunk taken off of the top. With the support post threatening to slip off, Justin recommended installing an EZ Post to where the current concrete pier is located. 

Crew Lead Chris Tremblay and his team removed the old concrete pier and installed the new EZ post where the old pier was. 

Poly Wall Restoration, Pepperell, MA

This homeowner in Pepperell, Massachusetts has been a customer of EFS for the past couple of years. EFS has helped them restore confidence in the foundation of their homes. EFS has installed a block foundation wall, Push Piers and PowerBraces into their home. The homeowner has once again reached out to EFS with an issue that they would like solved. The homeowner wanted EFS to come out and look at the walls of their basement to see if they could seal some holes in their fieldstone foundation wall.

Design Specialist Nate Erickson inspected the basement. He recommended installing a Polywall restoration onto the foundation walls. Polywall Restoration will seal the walls and add an off-white color to the entire wall. 

Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team sprayed all of the walls in the basement to permanently seal them.

Radon Mitigation System, Cambridge, MA

This homeowner in Cambridge, Massachusetts recently tested their home for radon. They performed a radon test in the basement and on the 2nd floor. The results of the test were 8-12 pCi/L in the basement and 5 pCi/L on the 2nd floor. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Isaac Hernandez inspected the home in Cambridge. Isaac recommended installing a radon mitigation system in the home. 

Crew Lead Dillon Kingsbury and his team installed a radon mitigation system in the home. The radon levels in the home were reduced. 

Water Coming into Finished Basement, Tewksbury, MA

This homeowner in Tewksbury, Massachusetts was experiencing water entering their finished basement. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Michael Bradley inspected the home for areas where the water is entering the basement. Michael couldn't find an exact point of entry for the water coming into the basement and the homeowner doesn't want a sump pump installed in the basement. Michael recommended installing SentrySeal to the foundation of the home to stop water from seeping into the finished basement. 

Crew Lead Spencer Ladd and his team exposed the foundation wall on the exterior of the home. They then installed 288sqft of Sentry Seal to the foundation wall. 

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Auxiliary Wall Installation, Groton, MA

A previous customer in Groton, Massachusetts had previously had an Auxiliary wall, SmartJacks, and a SaniDry installed into their basement. The home has a rock foundation with different types of rocks that include some pieces of granite. The homeowner would like to have another Auxiliary wall installed to support a large piece of granite that is overhanging part of the rock foundation. The piece of granite is being used as a support for the home. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese inspected the basement. During his inspection, Kenny found that the piece of granite is overhanging the rock foundation by a significant amount. Kenny recommended installing an Auxiliary wall under where the granite is overhanging. This will add support to the granite while stopping some of the rock foundations from falling away. 

Crew Lead Nick Carelli and his team installed an Auxiliary wall under the large piece of granite. This will support the granite for many years to come. 

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Basement Floods When Home Loses Power, Billerica, MA

This homeowner in Billerica, Massachusetts has lived in their home for 10 years. They have had an issue where their basement will flood when they lose power. This problem has been occurring since they moved into their home. They replaced the sump pump in their basement 2 years ago and the issue still happens. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Stephen Caron inspected the basement. Stephen first checked to see if anything was wrong with the sump pump. He found that the sump pump works but doesn't have a battery backup. Stephen found that the rest of the basement is outfitted with some drainage. Stephen recommended installing a Triple Safe, Ice Guard, WaterGuard, and a SaniDry.

Crew Lead Chippy Cortijo and his team installed a Triple Safe with a battery backup, Ice Guard, 93 feet of WaterGuard, and a SaniDry into the basement. 

Sump Pump and WaterGuard Installation, Medford, MA

This homeowner in Medford, Massachusetts had a lot of moisture in their basement. The homeowner would like to guard against flooding in their basement. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist John Prince inspected the home and found two old sump pump holes that need to be closed. In addition to having the old sump pump holes closed, John recommended installing a new sump pump and WaterGuard around the basement. 

Crew Lead Scott Crandall and his team installed a Triple Safe Sump Pump and WaterGuard into the basement.

Geolocks Installation, Tyngsboro, MA

This homeowner in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts had a large horizontal crack in their foundation wall. They are concerned that the crack could be a part of a bigger issue. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Design Specialist Isaac Hernandez inspected the home. Isaac recommended installing Geolock into the basement to secure the wall. 

Crew Lead Edward N. and his team installed the Geolocks.

Pool Deck is Sinking, Wilmington, MA

A homeowner in Wilmington, Massachusetts, recently called Erickson Foundation Solutions about repairing a sinking pool deck. The homeowner explained that the apron of their pool is slowly sinking and causing an uneven surface and aesthetically unpleasing. The homeowner set up an appointment with a Design Specialist named Kenny.

On the day of the appointment, Kenny inspected the pool area. He found the areas that were sinking and measured the total area. Kenny recommended injecting PolyLevel into the pool deck. 

Nick Melo and Tyler Oslizlo injected PolyLevel through portholes. They lifted the pool deck and were able to make the area by the pool visually pleasing again. 

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CleanSpace Installation, Stoneham, MA

This homeowner in Stoneham, Massachusetts, had an issue where humidity was coming into the home from the crawlspace. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Design Specialist Tom Armano inspected the crawlspace. Tom found that the crawlspace is holding a lot of moisture and it is seeping into the main area of the home. Tom recommended installing CleanSpace, Drainage Matting, and Rim Joist Insulation into the crawlspace. 

Crew Lead Edward N. and his team installed 540 sqft of CleanSpace, 252 sqft of Drainage Matting, and 64 ft of Rim Joist Insulation. 

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Lift and Level Pool Deck, Woburn, MA

This homeowner in Woburn, Massachusetts has a pool with a patio that they like to use to entertain guests. Over the years the pool patio has sunk and cracked. The homeowner would like to return the pool deck to its former state by removing the trip hazards around the pool. The homeowners called EFS for a free inspection of the pool. 

Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese inspected the pool patio and recommended injecting PolyLevel around the pool.

The PolyLevel crew was able to lift and level individual slabs back to their original position.

After the repair using PolyLevel, the homeowners are interested in resurfacing the concrete to complete the process. 

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Tripping Hazard from Concrete Pavers to Bridge, Melrose, MA

A building in Melrose, Massachusetts has an area of concrete pavers that transitions onto a concrete bridge. Over the past few years the place where both pieces of concrete meet have become a tripping hazard. The building and some of its board members want to have this tripping hazard removed. They have tried other repair options but none have worked. They found Erickson Foundation Solutions. A Design Specialist inspected the tripping hazard and recommended a permanent solution. The solution that the Design Specialist recommended was to use PolyLevel to lift up the concrete slab/ paver up to the level of the concrete bridge. 

The PolyLevel Crew from EFS used slabjacks and PolyLevel to bring the concrete up to the same level as the bridge. 

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Breezeway Concrete is Sinking, Lexington, MA

After owning their home in Lexington, Massachusetts, for two months, this homeowner decided they would like to have the breezeway in the front of the house converted to a sunroom. Before they can convert the space they want to make sure the concrete floor is level and doesn't have any tripping hazards. In the breezeway next to the front door there is an area of concrete that has sunken down an inch. This has caused a tripping hazard that the homeowner would like to have repaired. The homeowner decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions for a free inspection. 

A Design Specialist from EFS inspected the breezeway. The Design Specialist recommended installing PolyLevel and NexusPro to lift, level, and seal the concrete in the breezeway.

The PolyLevel Crew from EFS injected PolyLevel under the concrete and leveled the breezeway. After the breezeway was leveled the crew sealed any cracks or gaps with NexusPro. 

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Radon Concerns, Littleton, MA

This homeowner in Littleton, Massachusetts, has a granddaughter that lives in the basement. They have recently learned of radon and the harmful effects it can have. They tested the basement and the results came back at 5.8 pCi/L. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. A Design Specialist inspected the home and designed a radon mitigation system for the home. 

The Radon Crew from EFS installed a Radon Mitigation System in the basement to mitigate the radon out of the home. 

Foundation Wall Crack Allowing Water Seepage, Tyngsboro, MA

This homeowner in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, had experienced water seeping into his basement. The partially finished basement has drywall up and the water ruined some of the drywall. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

The Design Specialist inspected the basement. The homeowner removed the drywall so the Design Specialist could see the foundation wall. On the foundation wall, there was a vertical crack that went from top to bottom had some water damage around the crack. The Design Specialist recommended installing FlexiSpan and Crack Sealant to stop the water from seeping into the basement. 

An EFS crew installed the FlexiSpan and Crack Sealant in only a couple of hours. 

Homeowners Tired of Basement Flooding, Lowell, MA

A homeowner in Lowell, Massachusetts, had a reoccuring issue that they wanted solved. Everytime it rained water came into the basement and would ruin personal belongings. In addition to the water coming in from outside, one time the water tank leaked and caused another flood in the basement causing damage to the finished portion of the basement. The homeowners wanted to explore water mitigation options. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. 

Our design specialist checked the entire basement to see where the water was entering the home. They found that water was entering through the bulkhead. The specialist recommended installing WaterGuard, Flood Ring, a TripleSafe, IceGuard, and a Sani Dry into the basement. Any water that enters the basement will be collected by the WaterGuard and fed to the TripleSafe sump pump to be pump out of the basement. 

Garage Slab Has Sunk, Westford, MA

A homeowner in Westford, Massachusetts, had noticed that the garage slab is sinking. The homeowner found a 2-inch gap where the wall meets the inside slab. The homeowner called EFS for a free inspection. 

Our design specialist examined the garage slab. The design specialist recommended installing PolyLevel to lift the slab. 

The EFS crew injected PolyLevel under the slab in the garage. The crew lifted the slab back to flush where the wall meets the inside slab. 

 

Garage Wall is Bowing and Buckling, Westford, MA

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

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

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

Radon Mitigation System, Malden, MA

A homeowner in Malden, Massachusetts, was concerned about the radon levels in their home. The levels in the home were at 5.8 pCi/L. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

Our design specialist examined the home and recommended installing a radon mitigation system in the home. 

Our crew installed the radon mitigation system into the home. 

Pool Deck is Sinking, Wilmington, MA

An inground pool in Wilmington, Massachusetts, had experienced the concrete sinking around the pool. The homeowner wanted the concrete lifted and leveled to create a safer area. Our design specialist took detailed measurements around the perimeter of the pool to determine the best solution, and proposed PolyLevel. Our production crew installed PolyLevel and NexusPro to lift and stabilize the concrete throughout the perimeter of the pool.  The homeowners were very pleased that the aesthetics and the tripping hazards were both addressed effectively. 

SmartJacks Installed into Basement, Wakefield

Over the past year, a homeowner in Wakefield, Massachusetts had some waterproofing and crawlspace encapsulation installed into their basement. The homeowner also noticed they had some slight sagging on the main floor above their full basement section. Our design specialist examined the beams in the basement and found which beam was sagging. Our production crew installed some SmartJacks beneath the failing support beams to eliminate the sag on the main floor. 

Radon Mitigation System, Holliston, MA

A homeowner in Holliston, Massachusetts, had planned on selling their home. The home inspector found that the radon levels were 13 pCi/L, which is above the recommended safe level of 4.0. The inspector recommended installing a radon mitigation system to bring the radon levels down before selling the home. Our specialist designed a radon mitigation system that effectively reduced the levels. As the owners continued to sell their home, they now had one less concern to worry about and were able to focus on their plans for moving to a new location. 

Concrete Patio Was Sinking, Tewksbury, MA

A patio in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, had been letting water seep beneath it because of big rain storms over the past couple of years. All this rain water caused the concrete slabs to have tipped toward the home and become uneven. The homeowners wanted to get this issue fixed so that the water would not cause more damage or eventually enter the home through the foundation. Our design specialist inspected the patio space and recommended using PolyLevel to lift and level the patio. Our production crew used PolyLevel and NexusPro to lift, level, and seal the concrete patio. With the problem solved, the homeowners have peace of mind their foundation and concrete slab are in good shape.

Foundation Crack and Lally Column Replacement, Pepperell, MA

A homeowner in Pepperell, Massachusetts, had a crack in their foundation wall. The homeowners have lived in their home for 30 years and just noticed the issue a couple of months ago. They reached out to EFS for a free inspection. Our design specialist recommended installing NexusPro and new Lally Columns. Our production crew installed NexusPro and Lally Columns into their garage.

3-Family Home Radon Mitigation, Hopkinton, MA

The owner of this 3-family home in Hopkinton, MA was concerned about the radon levels. After testing, she found the levels were well above the recommended 4.0 pCi/l set by the EPA. Our design specialist inspected the footprint of the basement area of the property, which was partially finished and had foundation walls built from a mix of fieldstone and bricks. He came up with the proper solution for the owner and proposed the system layout he designed. 

Our EFS production team was able to complete installation of the radon mitigation system in a single day. In addition to installing the radon vent and fan, our team also had to seal several cracks throughout the basement in order to ensure the air flow of the system would not be affected by drafts or air flowing into the house from other locations within the foundation walls and floor.

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Geolocks Installed on Back Wall of Garage, Tewksbury, MA

A homeowner had found that their garage was cracked and unlevel. They moved into their home in Tewksbury, Massachusetts in 1995, and since they moved in they had noticed issues with the garage. 

Our design specialist examined the garage and recommended installing Geolock Wall Anchors to improve the garage's foundation. 

Our production team installed 4 Geolocks on the back wall of the garage foundation.

SmartJacks Installation, Littleton, MA

A home in Littleton, Massachusetts, was recently purchased by a new homeowner. The new homeowner had noticed a floor leak in the basement. They would like to have some waterproofing installed along with some support posts. Our design specialist recommended a solution. The solution was to install SmartJacks with a supplemental beam and WaterGuard leading to an existing sump pump.

Our production team installed 8 SmartJacks with 28 feet of Supplemental beam, then they installed 22 feet of WaterGuard leading to an existing sump pump. 

Radon Mitigation System, Townsend, MA

A homeowner in Townsend, Massachusetts set up an appointment for Erickson Foundation Solutions to come and administer a home radon test. The test results came back at 5.0 pCi/l which is above the recommended threshold for radon in a home. A comfortable level is 4.0pCi/l or lower.

Our design specialist designed a Radon Mitigation System for this homeowner. After the System was designed, Scott Crandall took the designs and led his team to install the system into the home. After the radon system is installed the crew made sure that the manometer was working and that the radon levels are below 4.0pCi/l.

Cracking and Sinking in Garage, Groton, NH

A homeowner in Groton, New Hampshire, had some cracking and sinking in their garage since they moved in 10 years ago. The problem has since gotten worse. The homeowner would like to have the slab lifted, leveled, and have the cracks sealed to make the garage more aesthetically pleasing. Our design specialist examined the garage and recommended installing PolyLevel, NexusPro, and repour a small section of concrete. 

Our production team installed PolyLevel to lift and level the slab, NexusPro to seal the cracks, and repoured a section of concrete. 

Prevent Flooding with SuperSump and WaterGuard, Shirley, NH

A homeowner in Shirley, Massachusetts, has been living in their home for the past 35 years. They have had seepage in the back left corner of the basement. The homeowner wanted to permanently prevent water from coming into the basement. Our design specialist recommended installing a SuperSump Plus with WaterGuard and an IceGuard and Exterior Drainage Line. This combination of products will keep the basement dry for years to come. 

Radon Mitigation System, Auburndale, MA

This homeowner in Auburndale, Massachusetts has lived in this home since they were young. The house was built in 1890 but there was an addition built-in 2008. They are planning on spending more time in the basement so they thought they should get the basement tested for radon. They got it tested for radon and the results came back at 16.9 pCi/l. Design Specialist Michael Bierdrzycki came to the home and discussed the process of installing a radon mitigation system. Crew Lead Nick Melo and his team installed the radon system in their home and the levels dropped significantly.

Tripping Hazard around Pool Deck, Wakefield, MA

A homeowner in Wakefield, Massachusetts, has a pool deck that has raised and sunk in some areas. The homeowner has lived there for 20 years and noticed the pool deck started to change a couple of years ago. The homeowner would like to eliminate the tripping hazard. Our design specialist examined the pool deck and recommended installing PolyLevel around the pool. 

Our production team installed PolyLevel around the pool to eliminate any tripping hazards. After the pool deck was leveled and the tripping hazards were eliminated, the crew then repaired all of the control joints. 

Radon Mitigation System, Billerica, MA

A homeowner in Billerica, Massachusetts, has children that live in their home. The children liked using the basement to play in but haven't in a while due to radon concerns. The homeowners had the basement tested for radon and the levels came back at 6.0-6.4 pCi/L. The homeowner would like to get the radon levels down below 4.0 pCi/L. Our design specialist recommended installing a radon mitigation system.

Our production team installed a radon mitigation system into the home. The team started chipping an extraction point through the slab in the rear right of the home. The team made a run of PVC from the extraction point and connected it to the fan that is installed on the exterior of the home. The radon pipe is vented over the roofline of the home to ensure no radon can re-enter the home from the outside. 

PolyWall Restoration in 1700's Home, Woburn, MA

A homeowner in Woburn, Massachusetts, lives in a home built in the 1700s. Recently the owner temporarily repaired their stone foundation and wanted to search for a more permanent solution. Our design specialist walked through the basement and recommended having PolyLevel Wall Restoration sprayed on the interior stone foundation wall. 

During installation, our production team first prepared the stone foundation wall with light cleaning and ensured that nothing was obscuring the wall. While being applied, the polymer foam expands to multiple times its size in only seconds. The team uses the spray nozzle to permanently seal the stone foundation wall and help protect it against further crumbling.

Sinking Diesel Cap at Gas Station, North Billerica, MA

A gas station owner in North Billerica, Massachusetts, had a diesel fill concrete cap sinking. Instead of chipping out the concrete around the cap and pouring it new, a design specialist from EFS proposed using PolyLevel to lift the concrete around the lid. 

Our production team drilled injection ports and injected Poly to lift the diesel cap level with the rest of the concrete. This saved the property owner lots of time and money, as the alternative would have been much more costly.

Cracked and Leaning Foundation Wall, Groton, MA

The owner of this home in Groton, MA had been living there for over 23 years and began to notice cracks in the basement floor and along the back wall were beginning to get worse. The family was considering finishing the basement in the near future, and so knew they needed to determine why the cracks formed and solve the problem before it got worse. Our production team went in and installed 3 GeoLock wall anchors along the back wall to stabilize the cracked and leaning concrete poured foundation wall. The team then went around the basement and sealed all the floor cracks with NexusPro. There was no evidence of water or dampness in the basement at anytime since the home was built, so the homeowner did not need to consider any additional waterproofing solutions at time of installation. With the walls supported and the cracks all sealed, the homeowner was able to think long-term with their home and begin plans to finish their basement.

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Fieldstone Wall Stabilization, Ashby, MA

The owner of this old farmhouse style home had recently purchased the property and immediately needed to make some repairs to the fieldstone foundation. Some sections of the wall were beginning to crumble and become unstable. Our design specialist, John Prince, proposed a two part fix for the walls in question, using both PowerBraces and a polymer wall spray. 

The production team first installed the 6 PowerBrace wall supports around one corner of the foundation where the wall was clearly bowing in. The PowerBrace's were anchored to both the floor joists above and the concrete floor below, and would permanently stabilize the wall from bulging in any further in the future. 

Along another section of the fieldstone wall, there was no sign of bowing or leaning, however the stone was loose and crumbling. To prevent further deterioration on this section, the production team sprayed a polymer foam to completely encapsulate the stones. 

Further work was needed throughout the old basement on the farmhouse, however the homeowner decided to complete these repairs at another time. 

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Sagging Floors, North Reading, MA

A homeowner in North Reading, Massachusetts, recently purchased their home. The home was built in 1930 and they noticed the floors sagging. Our design specialist measured the sag in the main beam and found that the floors had sunk 3/8". EFS recommended installing replacement lally columns and a supplemental beam into the basement to eliminate the sag. 

Our production team created new concrete footings for the lallys and installed them under the main support beams of the floor above. Our team was able to eliminate the sag in the joists and restore the floors on the first floor to a near level position. 

Concrete Pool Deck Repair, Framingham, MA

This homeowner in Framingham, MA reached out to Erickson Foundation Solutions to repair his concrete pool patio. Along a 12' section of the patio near the diving board, the concrete had sunk as much as 6" and became a dangerous trip hazard. 

Our production crew installed PolyLevel in various locations throughout the uneven concrete sections and successfully lifted the slabs back to a level position. The homeowner was thrilled with the installation process and the final results. The alternative fix of removing the existing concrete and pouring new would have been more expensive and taken much longer to complete. 

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Flooded Basement Problem, Ayer, MA

This homeowner in Ayer, MA reached out to Erickson Foundation Solutions with some waterproofing concerns. The boiler room in the basement was just inside the back door on the lower level of the home. Over the years this floor would get flooded during heavy rains or when lots of snow melted. They had been living with the problem and planned to get it fixed eventually. However, the water began to find it's way deeper into the finished basement space and was causing damage to the walls and flooring in an office space within the basement. 

Our waterproofing team installed a sump pump system with a battery back-up within the boiler room section of the basement. This is where the water was entering the home, and was also the low spot. After installation, the water seeping into the basement was all captured into the system and effectively pumped out before it reached the finished section of the basement. The homeowner was very satisfied with the solution and the work completed.

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Gaps Between Beam and Supports, Newton Highlands, MA

A homeowner in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts, had gaps between their supports and the beam in the basement. The homeowner first noticed the problem when they moved in 3 years ago, since then, the problem has gotten worse. Our design specialist examined the basement and recommended installing lally column replacements and potentially SmartJacks if they're needed. 

The installation team removed the old supports and began creating new footing for the lallys and SmartJack. Our production team installed the new Lally columns and a SmartJack over the new footings. to finish the job the team poured concrete over the footings to lock the supports in place. 

Radon Mitigation System Installed, Boxborough, MA

A homeowner in Boxborough, Massachusetts, had a passive system in their home they wanted to activate. They planned on finishing the basement in the future and wanted to make sure the radon levels were as low as possible. Our design specialist examined the cellar and couldn't find the outlet of the passive radon system installed in the home when it was built. Our specialist recommended installing a new radon mitigation system in the basement with two extraction points.

Our production team installed the two extraction points in the basement. The extraction points were connected by a PVC pipe that fed through the floor joists so the pipes wouldn't be in the way when the homeowners plan to finish the basement. To vent the radon gas collected in the PVC pipe, the team installed a radon fan that will pull radon gas out of the ground and push it out of the home and into the open air. 

Stabilize Floors for Renovations, Somerville, MA

A homeowner recently moved into their home in Somerville, Massachusetts. The home was built in 1900 and the homeowner would like to start renovating the home immediately. The first project the homeowner would like to address is stabilizing the floors. Our design specialist examined the basement and found that the floors have sagged 2-7/8". Our specialist recommended replacing the supports in the basement with new lally columns and a SmartJack.

Our team began by adding temporary posts into the basement to take the stress off the old posts. Then one by one the crew removed the old supports and chipped out new bases. The team secured the lally columns and the SmartJack to the beam above and lifted the beam to eliminate the sag in the floor. 

Water Leaking into Basement, Arlington, MA

A homeowner in Arlington, Massachusetts, had recently built an addition to their home. The homeowners have lived in this home for 30 years and never had water in the basement, but since they've installed this new addition that hasn't been the case anymore. Water has been entering from the basement of the addition since it was installed. Our design specialist inspected the addition and recommended installing a full perimeter drain with a sump pump and a dehumidifier in the basement. 

Our production team began installing the waterproofing system that included, 78' of WaterGuard, IceGuard, SuperSump, and a SaniDry into the basement. The team first started by chipping out the concrete around the perimeter of the foundation, then installed the drainage system. The perimeter drain is linked up with the sump pump and the IceGuard. The guard is installed on the outside of the home to prevent a discharge line from freezing and backing up into the basement. Lastly, the team installed a powerful dehumidifier to reduce the relative humidity in the basement to prevent potential mold growth. 

 

Water Leaking into Garage, Carlisle, MA

A homeowner in Carlise, Massachusetts, had water leaking into their garage. The homeowner would like to solve the issue of the water coming into the garage so they can repaint the garage walls and floors. The homeowner has lived in this home since it was built 24 years ago and thinks of this home as their "long-term home". Our design specialist examined the garage and recommended installing some waterproofing and a sump pump to remove the water from the garage. 

Our production team first chipped out concrete for the perimeter draining system to be installed. Second, they installed the drainage system and the sump pump. Lastly, the team poured concrete over the drainage and around the sump pump. In one day, the team installed WaterGuard, an Ultra Sump, and an IceGuard into the garage.

Poly Wall Restoration, West Newton, MA

A homeowner in West Newton, Massachusetts, had lived in their 1920s home for 16 years. The home was built on a stone foundation starting to crumble, allowing moisture into the basement. Our design specialist examined the basement and the foundation wall and recommended having PolyLevel Wall Restoration installed on the stone wall. 

Our production team prepped our Poly rig and sprayed our expanding foam over the interior of the foundation wall. The Poly will prevent unwanted moisture and further deterioration of the covered section of the wall. 

Concrete Slab Cracked, Pepperell, MA

A homeowner in Pepperell, Massachusetts, has a crack in the slab in their basement. They would like to level the floors to make sure it doesn't get worse. Our design specialist examined the slab in the basement and recommended injecting PolyLevel to level the slab and then using NexusPro to seal the cracks. 

To perform a lift and level procedure on the slab in the basement, large items like their fridge and oil tank would need to be removed. Our production team lifted and leveled the slab in the basement and then sealed the cracks using a crack sealant. 

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Cracks on Covered Concrete Walkway, Tyngsboro, MA

A homeowner in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, wanted to improve the aesthetic of their front walkway. There is a crack that runs through the walkway and a big gap between the two slabs. The homeowner plans to live in the 70-year-old home forever so they would like the home to look nice. 

Our design specialist recommended repairing the concrete walkway using NexusPro and SealantPro to seal the crack and redo the control joints. 

Our production team first removed debris from the control joints and the cracks. They then used our crack sealant to seal the crack in the concrete and followed up by using another sealant to make the control joints look fresh and new. 

Sloping and Separating Floors, Maynard, MA

A homeowner in Maynard, Massachusetts, had sloping and separating floors. The home was built in the 1950s, and they have lived in the home for 24 years. Over the last 4-5 years, they have seen the problem get noticeably worse. Our design specialist looked at the joist and supports in the crawlspace. The posts are beginning to fail, and our specialist recommended installing new supports with a supplemental beam. 

Our production team installed 6 SmartJacks and 17' of the supplemental beam. The team sets our big footing plates over some crushed stone. Once they secure the top of the SmartJack to the supplemental beam, they ensure that the footing is level and the jack itself is vertical. The final part of the installation is pouring concrete over the footings. 

Section of Pool Deck Has Sunk, Worcester, MA

A homeowner in Worcester, Massachusetts, had a section of the pool deck that was sinking. The homeowner has a party at their home every year for labor day weekend and would like to have it repaired so no one will trip on the concrete and get hurt. Our design specialist Isaac examined the pool deck and recommended lifting the sunken section of concrete with PolyLevel. 

Crew lead Tyler and his crew began the repair process by drilling port holes into the concrete. The team attached a slab jack to the concrete and proceeded to use bottle jacks and a strong I-beam to lift the slab. The team was able to lift the slab using the slab jacks, they sprayed PolyLevel under the slab to lift and level the slab precisley. The team lifted the concrete slab back up to its original position. The homeowners were very pleased to eliminate the tripping hazard before their labor day party. 

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Homeowner Wanted to Level Garage Floor, Auburn, NH

A homeowner in Auburn, New Hampshire, had lived in this home since 2005 and started noticing in 2021 that the garage slab is sinking. Our design specialist Michael looked at the garage floor and recommended using PolyLevel to lift and level the sunk part of the slab. 

Our production team drilled 1/2" port holes in a grid pattern every couple of feet to ensure we get a consistent lift around the garage slab. The team worked their way around to each port hole filling them until they get the lift they desired to level the slab.

The team lifted and leveled the sinking slab, and made sure the homeowner was happy with the project. 

Cracking and Deteriorating Garage Floor, Chelmsford, MA

A homeowner in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, had an issue that reoccurred in their garage every year. The homeowner has lived in the home since 2011, and every year they had to clean water out of the garage 1-2 times. Water had come through the cracks in the front of the garage and has caused deterioration around them. The homeowner wanted to improve the aesthetic of the garage and protect the slab from further wear. Our design specialist Stephen examined the garage and confirmed that the water is coming up through the cracks and causing deterioration. Stephen recommended installing PolyLevel to lift and level the slab, then demolishing and repouring the mouth of the garage. 

Our production team first installed PolyLevel in the garage. They drill port holes in a grid around the garage to ensure an even lift. They used PolyLevel to lift the slab up about an inch and level it. Next, the team demolished the mouth of the garage where the cracks and deterioration were forming. After they demoed the mouth of the garage, they poured new concrete and sealed all of the cracks and gaps with SealantPro and NexusPro. The team stopped water from coming through the cracks in the garage and made the front of the garage more aesthetically pleasing while also leveling the garage slab that had settled slightly. 

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Concrete Slabs Around Pool Are Out of Level, Reading, MA

A homeowner in Reading, Massachusetts, had an issue with the concrete around their pool. The homeowners have lived in the for 2 years and had only seen the problem get worse. The slabs around their pool are out of level and are causing a tripping hazard. They would like to have their pool be a safe area where their family can enjoy the pool without injuring themselves. The homeowners first reached out to a company near them. That company told them they would have to replace the entire pool deck to get the results they wanted. The homeowner didn't want to all that money to replace the pool deck when the concrete was still in good condition. Our design specialist Chris examined the pool deck and found the perfect solution. Chris recommended using PolyLevel to lift and level each slab of the pool deck. The homeowner had concerns about how we will maintain the slope on the concrete to shed water away from the pool. Chris reasured the homeowner that the crew can pitch the concrete.

Our production team team installed Poly under each slab around the pool. The team made sure all of the slab were slightly pitched away from the pool. After the Poly was completed, the team used NexusPro to seal the cracks in the concrete. Following sealing the cracks the team used SealantPro to seal the concrete itself.

Water Collecting in Garage, Reading, MA

A homeowner in Reading, Massachusetts, had an issue where water is gathering at the bottom of the stairs in their garage. They also had a small section of concrete that was rough. The homeowner would like that concrete smoothed so they can epoxy the garage in the future. Our design specialist Michael examined the garage and recommended PolyLevel to pitch the concrete toward the garage door, repair the rough concrete, and seal the cracks with NexusPro. 

Our production crew led by Tyler, began by drilling port holes to inject the Poly beneath the slab. The team carefully lifts the slab to create a slight pitch that will cause water to run off into the driveway. After the team pitched the garage floor, the team began repairing the rough concrete. The team chipped out the old concrete with a jackhammer and repoured new concrete and made sure it was smoothed. Finally, the team sealed all of the cracks and gaps with NexusPro. 

Tyler and his team made sure the newly poured concrete was smooth, water beaded toward the mouth of the garage, and all of the cracks and gaps are sealed. 

Stone Foundation Wall Deteriorating, Winchester, MA

A homeowner in Winchester, Massachusetts, lived in a home that was built in the 1800s. The home had a stone foundation wall which had pieces of mortar and stone flaking off the wall. The homeowners wanted to stop this issue in fear that a larger issue could occur. Our design specialist Isaac looked at the stone foundation wall and confirmed the wall was deteriorating. Isaac recommended installing PolyLevel Wall Restoration to the interior foundation wall. 

Our production team installed PolyLevel Wall Restoration along the interior of the foundation wall. The team used a spray nozzle to coat the wall with our poly foam that rapidly expands to cover the wall and seal any cracks or crevices in the foundation wall. Our team sprays an even coat on the entire foundation wall to prevent further deterioration of the wall. 

Floors aren't Level, Somerville, MA

A homeowner in Somerville, Massachusetts, had concerns with their floors on the first level. They wanted to remodel the home in the future but wanted to address the floors before then. All of the supports in the basement are temp lally columns. Our design specialist Michael B. examined the floors and determined that they are sinking 1-3/4"-2" down. Michael recommended replacing the temporary lally columns in the basement with SmartJack XT and performing a lift and level of the floor procedure. 

Our team led by Matt C. installed 8 SmartJacks. The team first chipped out concrete for the base of the support to sit under the basement slab. They then used concrete and engineered fill to make a strong base for the SmartJack to rest on. The support is then attached to the beams above. The team used the adjustable top to lift the floors back to level. 

 

Wooden Supports in Basement to be replaced, Lowell, MA

A homeowner in Lowell, Massachusetts, had an issue where the foundation was shifting. The home was built in the 1920s, and the homeowners have lived here for the past four years. Since they moved in the homeowners noticed doors and windows are tight. The supports in the basement are tree limbs. Our design specialist Kenny recommended replacing the supports in the basement with lally columns. 

Our production team installed five columns in the basement and secured them to the beam above. To secure the lally in the basement the team had to chip out a section of concrete. The team created a sturdy base by using a combination of engineered fill and concrete. The team placed the lally on top of the base and attached it to the beam above and cast the base of the support in concrete so it won't move. 

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Radon Mitigation System, Framingham, MA

A homeowner in Framingham, Massachusetts, had a finished basement that the family used frequently. The homeowners were talking to a neighbor, and that neighbor had a radon system installed in their home. The homeowners were curious about radon so they did some research on it. They decided that they would like a radon mitigation system installed in their home. Our design specialist Kenny dropped off a CRM radon test kit 72 hours before his appointment with the homeowners to test the home for radon. When Kenny arrived for the appointment he reviewed the results with the homeowners. The results from the test came back at 9.8 pCi/L, which is above the recommended amount. Kenny recommended installing a radon mitigation system. 

Our production team led by Dillon installed a radon mitigation system in the home. To start the project the team determined where to drill the extraction point. On this job, the extraction point was drilled in the utility room. After the extraction point was exposed, the team used sections of PVC pipe to guide radon-filled air toward the fan. The fan will be located on the side of the home. From the fan, the team will use more PVC piping to vent the radon-filled air above the roofline. The team was able to reduce the radon levels in the home to a safe level. 

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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.

Water Collects in Basement After Heavy Rain, Maynard, MA

A homeowner in Maynard, Massachusetts, was having water entering the basement after heavy rain. The home was built in 1903 and the current homeowners have lived in there for the past six years. The homeowner used the basement as a laundry room and storage and wanted to stop water from collecting on the basement floors. Our design specialist Tom examined the home and recommended installing a full perimeter drainage system.

Our production team led by Melvin began the project by having all of the homeowner's belongings removed from the perimeter of the basement. After the homeowner removed their things, the team started chipping out a trench at the bottom of the foundation wall. They chipped around the entire perimeter using a jackhammer. Our team cleared out the debris from the trench and installed 130 feet of WaterGuard around the perimeter of the basement. Any water that comes down the wall or from the outside of the home will be contained in the WaterGuard System. The next item to be installed will be the sump pumps. The sump pumps that were installed are the SuperSumps, and they were placed at the front left corner and back right corner of the basement. To install the sumps, the team had to dig a trench that will fit the sump pump basin. To power the pump, the team needed to make sure there was an electrical outlet near the sump pump. After power was found and the basins were dug, the team used PVC piping to expel the water out of the home. Finally, the team installed a SaniDry to reduce the moisture in the basement. The team stopped water from entering and collecting on the basement floor, so the homeowner can still store their belongings and continue to do laundry in the basement. 

Water Entering Garage Through Floor, Chelmsford, MA

A homeowner in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, recently had EFS install PolyLevel and NexusPro to repair the garage slab from cracks and breaking apart. In addition to dealing with cracks and breaking the garage has some water issues that needed to be addressed. Part of our design specialists Stephen's original recommendation was to install a trench and sump pump in the garage to collect and mitigate water that entered the garage. 

Our team had first begun chipping out concrete at the front of the garage. The team chipped out a long trench at the mouth of the garage and installed a TrenchLock System. Off of the TrenchLock System at the mouth of the garage, the team chipped out a trench for a WaterGuard System leading to the back corner of the garage. The WaterGuard was connected to a sump pump in the back closet of the garage. an UltraSump was installed to collect the water that entered the garage. Once the TrenchLock, WaterGuard, and UltraSump were set the team surrounded them in concrete to lock them in place.  

Radon Mitigation System, Newton Lower Falls, MA

A homeowner in Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts, had concerns about radon in their home. The homeowners recently moved into this home 6 weeks ago. They had a gym in their basement that they used frequently so they would like to have someone address their radon concerns in their home. Our design specialist Stephen dropped off a 72-hour radon test in the home. The results of the test came back at an average of 5.6 pCi/L, so Stephen recommended installing a radon mitigation system in the home. 

Our radon team first created a hole in the basement slab to connect the radon pipe. The radon pipe is guided through the basement to a place where it can be sent through the wall of the home and connected to the radon fan. The radon fan is installed on the side of the home and vented using more radon pipping that traveled up the side of the home until it is above the roofline. 

The radon team lowered the radon levels in the home making their basement gym safe to use. The homeowners were very pleased that don't have to worry about radon in their house anymore. 

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High Radon Levels, North Reading, MA

A homeowner in North Reading, Massachusetts, purchased a home that was built in the 1960s. They haven't moved into the home yet because they have concerns about high radon levels in their home. They had the home tested for radon, and the results showed that the levels in the home averaged around 45 pCi/L. With the levels being so high the homeowner wanted to wait to move into the home until the radon levels were addressed. Our design specialist John P. recommended installing two radon mitigation systems in the home. 

Our production team installed one Radon System on the front right of the home and the other one on the back left of the home. Each system installed had its extraction point and fan. The team first started by chipping out a hole in the basement slab to attach the radon pipe. The team had made an extraction point in the front of the basement and the back of the basement. The team fed the PVC from the extraction point to the radon fan on the exterior of the home. To connect the PVC pipe to the fan the team had to create a hole in the side of the home. The team ran the PVC pipe through the wall and sealed it around the pipe and the team connected the PVC to the fan. After the fan and PVC are connected the team vented each radon system above the roofline of the home. The homeowner wanted to have the radon system that was installed in the front of the house to have the aesthetic package to make sure the fan wasn't an eyesore to the front of their home. 

The homeowner was happy with the two radon systems that were installed. The radon systems reduced the radon levels in the home to a comfortable level. After the systems were installed, the homeowners were confident enough to move into their new home. 

 

Radon Mitigation System, Dracut, MA

This homeowner in Dracut, Massachusetts, had lived in their home for almost 50 years before they decided to finish the basement. When they decided to finish the basement the homeowner also decided to test the home for radon. The levels from the radon test came back at 2.1 which is fairly low. The homeowner wanted to make sure that the basement had the least amount of radon in their home. Our design specialist Michael B. recommended installing a radon mitigation system in the basement. 

Our radon team first started by chipping out the concrete in the basement. They chipped out a small hole that will fit a PVC pipe. The team installed the PVC at the radon extraction point and ran the PVC pipe to the radon fan. The radon fan is installed on the outside of the home. The team connected the PVC pipe to the radon fan and then vented the system above the roofline of the home to ensure radon cannot re-enter the home. 

The homeowner was happy that the radon mitigation system lowered the amount of radon in their home. Now the homeowners can go ahead and finish their basement. 

Sinking Pool Deck, Carlisle, MA

A homeowner in Carlisle, Massachusetts, had their landscapers tending to their property. The homeowner asked them about their pool deck sinking. The edges of the pool deck were sinking and had caused a tripping hazard. The homeowner wanted to have the pool deck repaired so they could use their pool this summer. The landscapers told them that they haven't repaired anything like that before. The landscaping company recommended EFS for that type of repair. One corner of the pool deck is sinking more that the rest. Our design specialist John recommended lifting that corner of the pool deck using PolyLevel. 

Our production team started by drilling portholes into the sunken concrete in a grid pattern. The grid pattern is used so the team can lift the concrete slowly so it won't crack. The team used Poly Rig to inject polyurethane foam into each porthole to slowly lift the slab back up to even with the other slabs. The team had lifted the slab more than an inch to level it with the surrounding slabs. After the team finished leveling the concrete, they mixed some universal concrete to seal up the ports holes in the concrete. 

The homeowners were very happy with leveling of their pool deck. They can now use their pool as they please without the fear of someone tripping. 

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Sloping Floors Getting Worse, Tewksbury, MA

A homeowner in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, had purchased their home 3 years ago. The previous homeowners claimed to have found a repair to the sloping floors in the home. Now 3 years later the new homeowner had sloping floors again. The homeowner wanted to finally fix the sloping floors once and for all. Our design specialist Victor recommended installing SmartJacks in the crawlspace under the main floor to eliminate the sloping in the floors. When Victor had conducted his throughout inspection he had noticed some moisture in their crawlspace and not a suitable crawlspace door. So Victor also recommended installing CleanSpace and an Everlast Door into the dirt-floored crawlspace. 

Our production team began by measuring out where all our SmartJacks would go. Once the team determined where each SmartJack would go they began digging out bases for each. Once each base is dug out the team used a tamp to compact the soil. After the soil is tamped the team installed each of the footings for the SmartJacks. Next, the team temporarily propped up a Supplemental beam on the joist. Once the Supplemental beam was temporarily secured the team began installing the rest of the SmartJacks. The team connected each SmartJack to the Supplemental beam by using a special U bracket with an adjustable top. After the SmartJacks are installed, the team then began to install the CleanSpace and Everlast Door into the crawlspace. The team laid down sheets of CleanSpace and linked them all together by using a strong adhesive tape called CleanSpace Tape. Once the CleanSpace covered the floor and walls the team then began to install the Everlast Door to the opening of the crawlspace. 

The team installed the SmartJacks, CleanSpace, and Everlast Door into the crawlspace. The homeowners were very happy that they no longer have to worry about the floors in their home sloping anymore. They also don't have to worry about the build-up of moisture in their crawlspace. 

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Sunken Patio Slabs, Lowell, MA

A homeowner in Lowell, Massachusetts, had a concrete patio in front of their home start to sink. When they first purchased the home in 2005 they noticed only a slight settlement, but 17 years later the settlement had gotten significantly worse. The problem had gotten so bad the team placed concrete pavers over the sinking slab to reduce the tripping hazard. Our design specialist Stephen recommended using PolyLevel to lift and level the concrete patio. 

Our production team started the project by removing the pavers from the sunken section of concrete. After the pavers were removed the team started drilling port holes in the concrete slab. The team used a 1/2" drilling bit to drill a hole through the concrete so we can inject PolyLevel underneath the slab. The team then injected PolyLevel under the slab to lift the slab up bit by bit. The team lifted the slab by about 3". They made sure the slab was level and flush with the slab next to it. 

The homeowner was very pleased with the solution we provided. The homeowner no longer has to worry about the slab on their front walkway sinking anymore. 

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Sloping Main Beam, Marlborough, MA

A homeowner in Marlborough, Massachusetts, had an issue where the main beam was sloping. The homeowner planned to stay in the home for a long time and wanted to have the issue repaired. The homeowner had a structural engineer inspect their home. The engineer found that the main beam sank because the support posts were settling. With this knowledge, our design specialist John recommended installing 3 Helical Piers as bases that won't sink. Then with the Helical Piers as bases, John recommended installing SmartJacks on top of the helicals to then connect to the main beam. 

Our production team started by chipping out three small sections of concrete. After the team removed the concrete they used a handheld drive head to screw in the helical piers under the slab. Each helical pier will be driven down until sufficient pressure is found. Once the team found sufficient pressure for each helical pier they capped each one with a special top that they cast in concrete so it cannot move laterally. Once the concrete is cured the team began to install the SmartJacks. The team used our smaller SmartJack bases to set on top of the helical piers platform. The team then installed the SmartJack to the main beam using an adjustable bracket. The team used screws to secure the bracket to the main beam. After the SmartJacks were secured to the main beam the team used the adjustable top to lift up on the beam to make it level.

The homeowners were very happy with the results of the project. The homeowners don't have to worry about the main beam sloping anymore. 

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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. 

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Radon Mitigation System, Chelmsford, MA

A homeowner in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, had recently tested their home for radon and got 2 different results. The first result was 4.2 and the second was 6.1 pCi/L, the homeowners are worried about the radon levels and want them reduced. Our design specialist recommended installing a radon mitigation system in the basement of the home. 

Our production team began by creating an extraction point in the basement by chipping out a small section of concrete from the slab in the basement. After the team chipped out the extraction point our team installed a PVC pipe in the extraction point to collect radon-filled air from underneath the home. The team fed the radon pipe to the exterior of the home where they attached the radon fan. The radon fan will pull the air from beneath the home and push it into the open air above the home. The team used more PVC to vent the radon system above the home to make sure radon can't re-enter the home. The radon system was able to reduce the radon levels in the home.

The homeowners were happy that the radon levels were reduced to a healthy level. They no longer have to worry about the radon levels in their home. 

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Radon Mitigation System, Stoneham, MA

A new homeowner in Stoneham, Massachusetts, recently bought their home. The homeowner was a recent cancer survivor and would like to mitigate any radon in the house. The homeowner scheduled a radon test to be done in their home and the results of that test came back at 3.8 pCi/L. Our design specialist Kenny recommended installing a radon mitigation system to lower the radon levels in the house. 

Our production team began by chipping out an extraction point in the basement for radon to be collected. The team chipped through the slab in the basement to create the extraction point and then set up their radon pipe that collected the radon from under the house. The team then runs the PVC radon pipe to the exterior of the home and attached the radon fan. Radon gas under the home was pulled by the radon fan through the PVC pipe and vented above the roofline of the home. After the radon mitigation system was installed, the team tested the home again for radon and the levels had dropped to a comfortable level.

The homeowner was very pleased with the results of the project. They don't have to worry about radon gas in their home anymore. 

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

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

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

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

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Replacing Supports to Level Main Floor, Somerville, MA

A homeowner in Somerville, Massachusetts, had uneven floors in their 1800's home. The homeowners have lived in their home for the past 3 years and had noticed the uneven floors as soon as they moved in. They would like to have the floors leveled and stabilized as much as possible. Our design specialist recommended lifting and stabilizing the floors with 8 SmartJacks.

Our production team began by setting up temporary supports around the basement so they could remove the old lally columns. After the temp posts were set up, the team ripped out the old lally columns and began chipping out concrete in the basement for the 8 SmartJack footings. The team chipped out 2'x2' concrete chunks so they can dig down and pour a solid footing for the new supports. With a mixture of Engineered fill, rebar, and concrete the team can create solid footings within this 2'x2' hole. After the team created the footing for each SmartJack, they waited for each one to cure. Once the footings were cured they can begin to install all of the support posts. The team first laid the bottom of each SmartJacks onto the footing, then each post was secured to the main beam to stabilize and lift the floors. The team ensures that each SmartJack was level before they poured concrete over each SmartJack footing. Once the Smartjacks were fully secured the team used the adjustable top of the SmartJack to lift and level the floor. 

The homeowners were very pleased with everything that was done. They no longer have to worry about their floors being uneven or unstable. 

Passive Radon System, Townsend, MA

A homeowner in Townsend, MA reached out to our team at Erickson Foundation Solutions in regards to activating a passive radon mitigation system. Their neighbors had high levels of radon, and so they wanted to activate their system in order to keep their family safe. 

The home was built in 2021, and the contractor had installed a passive system, meaning the PVC pipe that carries the radon air particles ran from beneath the concrete, basement slab all the way up to the attic space of the house and through to the roof where it vented out. While the pipe vent was in place, there was no fan installed to actively draw the air up and out. Our specialist went out to the home to ensure the existing system was properly installed, and provided an accurate estimate for what it would take to install a fan and activate the system. 

 

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High Radon Levels, Townsend, MA

The homeowner of a Townsend home, built in 1983, tested their radon levels with a charcoal kit. The test results were processed and provided by Alpha Energy Labs, and the levels were found to be high, in the 10 to 11pCi/L. They reached out to our experts at Erickson Foundation Solutions for a free estimate and design of an effective radon mitigation system. Their main concern was the health of their family, as they spent time in their partially finished basement. For peace of mind and safety, they wanted to install the radon mitigation system to lower their levels to below 4.0 pCi/l.

Radon Fan Replacement, Townsend, MA

Depending on the type of fan installed, and the air flow through the pipe, the fan of an active radon mitigation system can operate effectively for 5-8 years. 

This homeowner in Townsend, MA contacted our team at Erickson Foundation Solutions when their existing radon fan stopped working after 7 or so years. Our service technician, Chris Hanulec, inspected the fan and found it would need to be completely replaced. The homeowner wished to keep their levels below the recommended 4.0 pCi/l, and confirmed they wanted Chris to install a new fan. The installation took a couple hours, and the family felt safe with the quality of the air in their home once again.

Garage Slab Repair, Medford, MA

A homeowner in Medford, Massachusetts, lived in a family home that has been owned for over 40 years. The home was built in the 1880s and about 10 years ago the homeowner noticed settlement in their garage slab. The homeowner would like to have their basement redone but would like to have the garage slab repaired first. A neighbor recommended having their pool guy look at the concrete. The homeowner met with the pool guy but didn't think they were the right person for the job. The homeowner then reached out to Erickson Foundation Solutions to have us come look at their concrete problems. Our design specialist recommended installing PolyLevel to level the slab and repair the garage apron. 

Our production team began by drilling portholes into the garage slab. The portholes will allow PolyLevel to be injected underneath the garage slab to lift and level it. The team had drilled the portholes in a grid pattern around the garage slab. Then the team started injecting PolyLevel into each porthole to slowly lift and level the garage slab. After the slab was lifted the team moved on to repairing the garage apron. The team chipped out the apron of the garage and poured a new apron at the front of the garage. 

The homeowner was happy that their garage slab was repaired and looks great. The homeowner can now schedule an appointment to have the garage redone. 

Wooden Supports To Be Replaced With SmartJacks, Somerville, MA

An owner of a condo in Somerville, Massachusetts, owned a 2 unit condo that had wooden support posts installed in the basement. The previous owner had installed the wooden supports and they were not up to code and the floors had started to slope. The owner of the condo decided to call EFS to have a specialist come out. Our design specialist recommended replacing the wooden supports that weren't to code with SmartJacks that were to code. 

Our production first began by setting up temporary posts in the basement. The temporary post will add support to the floors above when the team removed the wooden supports. After the temp posts are installed the team began to remove each wooden post. Next, the team started chipping out concrete to install the footing of the SmartJack. The team chipped out concrete to install 14 SmartJacks into the basement. Each SmartJack used the biggest foot we have because each SmartJacks had to stabilize a 3-story building. The team makes sure to level the footings and then secure the SmartJacks to the beam or supplemental beam above. The team attached 7 SJ to the main beam in the basement to support the main load of the condo. Then the team installed 7 SJ with 30' of supplement beams to add extra support to the areas where the floor had sloped. Once all the new supports are connected to either a beam or supplemental beam the team made sure to double-check if everything is level. After everything was leveled the team casts all of the footings in concrete to lock the supports in place and to eliminate any tripping hazards. Lastly, the team removed the temporary supports from the basement. 

The owner of the condo was pleased that their building is now under code. They no longer have to worry about the stability of the floor. 

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Garage Crack Repair, Lexington, MA

A homeowner in Lexington, Massachusetts, had lived in their home for the past 7 years. Since they moved into their home 7 years ago they have always noticed the cracks in the garage. The cracks in the garage have allowed mice to enter their garage. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection, and our design specialist recommended installing crack sealant, slab repour, and replacing a lally column. 

Our production team began by sealing the cracks on the foundation wall of the garage. After the cracks have sealed the team then demoed the front half of the garage so they could replace it. The team used jackhammers to remove the concrete from the garage. After all of the concrete was removed the team installed a new lally column and called a company to deliver a concrete truck to the home. The team poured, smoothed, and leveled the new concrete in the garage and left it to cure. Once the concrete had cured the team removed the forms from the garage and trimmed off any imperfections from the concrete. 

The homeowner was happy with the results of the project. They no longer have to worry about mice or water entering their garage. 

Cracked Cinder Block Foundation, Westford, MA

A homeowner in Westford, Massachusetts, had cracked in their cinder block foundation wall. The crack was horizontal and spanned the entire length of the front foundation wall. The homeowner had lived in this home for 20 years and over the last 3 years, they have noticed the crack becoming larger. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection, our design specialist recommended installing 7 PowerBraces to the interior foundation wall. 

Our production team started by installing metal L brackets to the base of the foundation wall. The L brack was installed to brace the bottom of the vertical beam that leans against the wall to prevent the wall from bowing. After the L bracket was installed the team started installing the upper bracket into the floor system of the home. Our brackets can be incorporated into any floor system doesn't matter the direction of the joists. Once the system is installed into the floor joists the team installs the metal I beam in between the L bracket and the wall and into the upper bracket system and began tightening each PowerBrace.

The PowerBraces added stability to the wall so the wall can't bow inward anymore. The homeowners were relieved they no longer have to worry about the crack in their basement getting worse. 

Late 1800's Home Had Tree Logs as Supports, Wakefield, MA

A homeowner in Wakefield, Massachusetts, had lived in their home that was built in 1895 for 20 years. In the basement, the home had tree logs as supports holding up the main support beams of the home. The supports in the basement have allowed the floors to sag. The homeowners plan to live in this home forever, so they would like to replace the supports in the basement. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection, and our design specialist recommended replacing the tree logs replaced with SmartJacks. 

Our production team began by setting up temporary supports around the basement so they could remove the tree logs safely. After the team removed the logs safely the team began chipping out concrete so that they could create a base for the SmartJacks to rest on. Once the concrete was chipped out, the team removed some dirt from under the concrete and installed some rebar into the two holes that were made. The team then mixed some concrete and filled each hole about 3/4 of the way to the top. Once the concrete was cured, the team set the two SmartJacks on top of each base and connected them to the main support beams. The team used levels to make sure the SmartJacks were set in level. After the SmartJacks were all set in place the team covered the footings in concrete to lock them in place. Using the SmartJacks adjustable top, the team lifted the main beam up to its original height which corrected the sag in the floors. 

 

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Rear Garage Foundation Wall Had Multiple Cracks, Ayer, MA

A homeowner in Ayer, Massachusetts, had installed their pool 12 years ago in the backyard behind the garage. Since the pool was installed the homeowner had noticed cracks forming on the foundation wall of the garage closest to the pool. The homeowner believed that the installation of the pool 12 years ago disturbed the foundation of the garage. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their foundation, and our design specialist recommended installing Geolocks to secure the back foundation wall.

Our production team began by chipping out a trench in the middle of the garage floor. The trench spanned the width of the garage so the team could install Geolocks to the back foundation wall. After the team chipped out the concrete in the garage floor, the team dug down 3-1/2' to create room for our Geolock plates to be installed. Once the team removed the dirt from the trench in the garage, they then moved to the back of the garage where they drilled 4 small evenly spaced holes across the foundation wall. The team used those holes as a starting point for the rod that connects the two Geolock plates. To send the rod through the wall and to have it end up in the trench in the garage, the team had to use an impact gun to push the rod through the soil. Once the team got all four of the rods pushed to the trench the team then connected the Geolock plates to both ends of the rod. After both ends of the rod have plates on them the team used a power drill to tighten all of the Geolocks. Tightening the Geolocks pulled the wall back in toward the home and stabilize the foundation wall. Once everything was tightened the team backfilled the dirt back into the trench in the garage. Once the trench was full the team poured new concrete to seal in the Geolocks. 

Wooden Supports Were Beginning to Fail, Wakefield, MA

A homeowner in Wakefield, Massachusetts, had wooden supports in their basement that were old tree limbs. The home was built in the 1930s, so the homeowners believed these supports could be original to the home. The homeowners have lived in their home for the past 14 years and have seen a steady deterioration of the wooden supports and they wanted to see about replacing them. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection, and our design specialist recommended replacing the old wooden supports with SmartJacks. 

Our team began by setting up temporary posts around the basement so they could safely remove the old wooden posts. After the old wooden posts were removed, the team began to chip out small sections of concrete so we could create a base for our SmartJacks. The team removed the concrete sections and began digging down 20 inches to install rebar in the hole. After the team installed rebar into the hole, they then mixed up some concrete and filled the hole up 3/4 of the way to the top, and then waited for it to cure. After the concrete had cured, the team began installing the SmartJacks over the concrete base and securing them to the main beam. The team ensured that each SmartJack installed was leveled and properly secured to the main support beam. After all the SmartJacks were secured the team mixed more concrete and poured it over the base of the SmartJack to lock them in place and eliminate any tripping hazards. 

The homeowners were happy with the results of the project. They don't have to worry about the wooden supports in their basement deteriorating anymore.

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Sale Dependent on Radon System Installation, Stoneham, MA

A homeowner in Stoneham, Massachusetts, was moving out west for their job and was selling their home in Stoneham. The home had been on the market for a little while and they received an offer on the home but the buyer wanted a radon test done in the home and a radon system to be installed in the home before the purchase. The seller of the home decided to call EFS for a free radon inspection, and the design specialist dropped off a CRM test to monitor the levels of radon in the home. 48 hours after the CRM was dropped off in the home, the design specialist collected the CRM and reviewed the radon levels with the homeowner. The radon levels in the home were around 13.9 pCi/L which was relatively high, so the design specialist recommended installing a radon mitigation system into the home. 

Our radon team began by marking where the extraction points were located. For this radon mitigation system, the design specialist designed it to have 3 extraction points. The team chipped out some concrete to create each extraction point on the basement floor. Once the extraction points were made, the team used PVC pipe to direct radon-filled air toward a radon fan that will be installed on the exterior of the home. The team connected the 3 extraction points using the PVC pipe. Once all connected, the team vented the PVC piping to the exterior of the home where the team will install the radon fan. The team installed the fan and directed power to it. The team made sure to vent the PVC piping above the roof of the home so no radon could re-enter the home. 

Now the radon system was installed in the home, the sale of the home could finally go through. The old and new homeowners were happy that the radon levels in their homes were greatly reduced. 

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Leaky Basement Had Needed New Bulkhead, North Billerica, MA

A homeowner in North Billerica, Massachusetts, had inherited their home from their parents and was fixing it up piece by piece. The basement has some leaks and cracks throughout that were letting water into the basement. The homeowner planned on sealing the cracks but wanted to have the bulkhead addressed first. The homeowner called EFS for a free inspection, and our design specialist recommended installing a new bulkhead.

Our production team assessed the bulkhead and began removing it from the home. The team took apart the old bulkhead and began constructing the new one. The team installed and sealed the new Bulkhead where the old one was. The team sealed around the entire perimeter of the bulkhead and any nook and cranny that water could seep through with sealant. 

The homeowner was happy with the results of the new bulkhead. 

Garage Void Fill and Waterproofing, Pepperell, MA

A homeowner in Pepperell, Massachusetts, had recently replaced their driveway due to dips from washout. The homeowner had noticed some cracking on the wall and floor in their garage and wanted it looked at. The homeowner called EFS for a free inspection, and our design specialist recommended installing PolyLevel under the slab to fill the void and seal the crack in the foundation wall with FlexiSpan. 

Our production team began by first addressing the void under the slab. The team drilled small portholes in a grid pattern throughout the slab. During the inspection, the specialist determined there was about .75" of void under the slab. The team injected the PolyLevel into each porthole to fill the void under the slab. After PolyLevel was injected into each porthole the team covered each of the portholes with a small patch of concrete. Once all of the portholes were covered, the team then moved on to sealing the foundation crack in the foundation wall in the garage. The first step of installing FlexiSpan was to place the sealant along the crack to cover it. The sealant membrane will allow water to travel down the crack but not enter the garage. The water will travel down to the floor where the team chipped out a section of concrete to install a drainage system to not allow the water into the garage. The system will guide the water back outside the home. To cover up the system the team poured concrete over the drainage system.

The homeowner was pleased with the results of the project. 

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Homeowners Recently Learned About Harmfulness of Radon, Acton, MA

A homeowner in Acton, Massachusetts, recently had some friends tell them about a radon system they installed in their home because of high radon levels. The homeowners hadn't heard of radon before and did some light research on the effects of radon gas on the human body. After some research, the homeowners decide to call EFS for a free radon inspection of their home, and our design specialist recommended installing 2 radon mitigation systems with 3 extraction points into their home. 

Our team began by drilling the 3 extraction points in the slab in the basement. The extraction points were installed far away from each other to collect as much radon gas as possible. The team used a core drill to make a clean cut through the concrete to make each extraction point. Once each extraction point was created, the team attached a PVC pipe to collect radon from underneath the home. The team will install two radon fans to the exterior of the home, so one extraction point will go to one of the fans and the other two extraction points will go to the other fan. So the team will connect the corresponding extraction points to the correct fans. Once the extraction points were connected to the radon fans, the team then used more PVC pipe to vent the radon systems above the roofline of the home. The team took the radon levels from 4.6 pCi/L to near 0.

The homeowner was very happy with the results of the project. They no longer have to worry about the health concerns associated with radon gas. 

Early 1900's Condo Needed New Basement Supports, Cambridge, MA

A condo in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was built in the early 1900s and was experiencing some cracking drywall and rusted columns in their basement. The tenants think the cracks on the drywall were an eyesore and the floor felt weak. The manager of the condo decided to call EFS for an inspection of the supports in their basement. Our specialist recommended replacing 6 supports in the basement with 7 SmartJacks. 

Our production team began by chipping out concrete footings for each SmartJack. The team removed a couple of inches of concrete so they could install the footing of the SmartJacks. Once all of the footings were installed the team set up the SmartJacks using our small base plates. The team secured the SmartJacks to the beams above and set the base into the concrete. Once the team secured the SmartJacks to the main beam with heavy-duty screws they made sure that the SmartJacks were perfectly level before setting the footings in concrete. 

The owner of the condo and the tenants were very pleased with the results of the job. The SmartJacks will prevent the floors from sagging and the drywall from cracking. 

Radon Concern in High Use Basement, Newton, MA

A homeowner in Newton, Massachusetts, had built their home 3 years ago. The homeowners used their finished basement a lot for working out, watching movies, and the in-laws would stay in the bedroom when they visited. They recently had a radon test done in their home and the test came back with a rating of 8 pCi/L. They would like to reduce this number and restore peace of mind when they were using their basement. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free radon inspection. Our design specialist recommended installing a radon mitigation system in the basement. 

Our production team began by creating an extraction point in the utility room of the basement. The team used a core drill to make a circular hole into the slab so the team could install a PVC pipe into the extraction point to collect radon gas from beneath the home. After the PVC pipe was connected to the extraction point the team fed the PVC pipe to the exterior of the home where the radon fan will be installed. Our team then installed the radon fan on the exterior of the home and connected the fan to the PVC pipe to then collect radon-filled air from beneath the home through the extraction point and PVC pipe, into the radon fan, and then out into the outside air. 

The homeowner was happy that they no longer have to worry about the radon levels in their basement. 

Reduce Radon Levels in Finished Basement, Newton Highlands, MA

A homeowner in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts, had concerns about radon in the finished part of their basement. The homeowner liked to use their basement as much as they could but the thought of radon made it difficult. They decided to call EFS for a free radon inspection, and our design specialist recommended installing a radon mitigation system in the basement to reduce the levels of radon. 

Our production team began by using a core drill to create an extraction point in the basement slab. After the team cut out a circular piece of concrete the team connected a PVC pipe to the extraction point. The PVC pipe will help collect the radon from beneath the home with help from the fan that will be installed on the exterior of the home. Our team feeds the PVC pipe to the exterior of the home where the fan will be installed. After the PVC pipe was led outside, the team began installing the radon fan on the side of the home. Once the fan was installed and tested to see if it worked properly, the team connected the PVC pipe to the fan and vented the rest of the radon system above the roof of the home. 

The homeowner was happy they no longer have to worry about radon in their basement. 

Watering Seeping Through Fieldstone Foundation, Malden, MA

A homeowner in Malden, Massachusetts, lived in a home that was built in 1900 and experienced some water seepage in their basement. They have owned the home since 2009. Over the past few years, the homeowners have seen water seeping through their fieldstone foundation and were tired of cleaning up the water. They reached out to EFS for a free inspection, and our design specialist recommended installing PolyLevel Wall Restoration to the fieldstone foundation to prevent water seepage. 

Our PolyLevel team began by prepping the basement for them to spray the PolyLevel Wall Restoration. They covered all personal belonging in the basement with a clear plastic covering to ensure that nothing will get damaged. After the team confirmed that everything was covered properly they began spraying the PolyLevel Wall Restoration. Once the poly was sprayed on the wall it rapidly expands and seals all of the nooks and crannies in the fieldstone foundation to prevent water from seeping into the basement. 

The homeowner was happy that they no longer have to worry about water seeping into their basement anymore. 

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Late 1800s Home Fieldstone Foundation Was Crumbling, Cambridge, MA

A homeowner in Cambridge, Massachusetts, lived in a late 1800s home that had an issue with the fieldstone foundation crumbling. The homeowners would like to find a way to prevent the fieldstone from crumbling. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection, and our design specialist recommended coating the fieldstone foundation with PolyLevel Wall Restoration to prevent it from crumbling.

Our team first made sure that everything was removed from the walls and then covered all personal belongings with tarps to protect them. Once everything was moved and protected the team began spraying Poly. The team covered the entire fieldstone foundation inside the basement with PolyLevel Wall Restoration. Once the Poly makes contact with the air it begins to expand. This allows it to seal any gaps in the fieldstone. 

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

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Concerned About Garage Floor Sinking and Cracking, Boxborough, MA

A homeowner in Boxborough, Massachusetts, had recently purchased their home 3 months ago. The house was built in the 1990s and since moving in the homeowner had concerns about their garage sinking and cracking. The homeowner parks a heavy vehicle in the garage every night so they would like to make sure the garage is structurally sound. The homeowner called EFS for a free inspection, and our design specialist recommended installing PolyLevel, NexusPro, FlexiSpan, Crack Injection, and a Sanidry. 

Our production team began by drilling small portholes into the garage slab. The team then injected PolyLevel under the slab in the garage to fill the void and stabilize it. After the PolyLevel was installed they started to address the cracks in the garage. The team first used NexusPro to seal the crack on the garage floor. After the team finished with the NexusPro they then moved on to the cracks in the foundation walls. The garage had two cracks in the foundation wall. One of the cracks was allowing water into the basement and one wasn't. The team performed a crack injection on the foundation wall crack that wasn't allowing water into the garage. After the production team finished the Crack Injection, the team then began installing the FlexiSpan on the other crack in the foundation. The FlexiSpan will allow water to travel through the crack but will not allow it into the garage because the team chipped out a path for the water to drain away from the home. After the team installed the FlexiSpan, the last thing left to install was the SaniDry dehumidifier in the basement.

The homeowner was pleased with the results of the project, and no longer have to worry about the garage sinking or cracking. 

Auxiliary Wall Installation, Arlington, MA

A homeowner in Arlington, Massachusetts, had concerns with the chimney and wall of their 100+-year-old home. The homeowners have lived in their home for 20+ years and over the past five years, they noticed chimney movement and water entering from their garage foundation wall. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection. Our design specialist recommended installing Helical Piers to add stability to the chimney and the wall and then installing an Auxiliary Wall to the wall that the chimney was leaning on to add support to that wall. 

Our production team began by setting up the Helical Piers first by chipping out small sections of concrete in their garage. The team chipped out four holes along the foundation wall so they could install the helical piers. The team used a hydraulic drive head to drill the helical pier into the ground until sufficient pressure was achieved. Once they achieve pressure on all of the helical piers the team then attached the bracket to the top of the pier and connected it to the foundation wall. After the brackets were secured to the foundation they backfilled dirt over them and repoured concrete. After the concrete was set the team then began setting up the PowerBraces for the Auxiliary Wall. The team installed three PowerBraces along the foundation wall to then set them in concrete to form the Auxiliary wall. The team used large wall forms to create the space for the team to pour the concrete for the Auxiliary Wall. When setting up the forms for the Auxiliary Wall the team had to work around the chimney cleanout door. Once all of the forms were set up the team had a concrete truck arrive on site to fill up the forms with concrete. Once the forms were filled with concrete the team then had to wait for the concrete to set. After a couple of days, the concrete had fully cured and the team removed the forms from the Auxiliary Wall. The team then removed any imperfections from the concrete.

The homeowner was very happy with the results of the project to add stability to their chimney. 

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Crawlspace Encapsulation, Malden, MA

A homeowner in Malden, Massachusetts, had concerns with moisture and floor in their home. The home was built in 1955 and the homeowners have lived in the home for 40 years. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. The design specialist found that the ledge in the crawlspace was allowing moisture into the home. The DS recommended installing CleanSpace and a SmartJack into the crawlspace.

Our production team began by installing the SmartJack on top of the ledge to help support the floor above. The team attached our small footing straight onto the rock ledge in the crawlspace. Then they attached the SmartJacks to the support beam above. After the SJs were installed,  the team then moved on to encapsulating the crawlspace with CleanSpace. The team had to encapsulate 612 sqft with CleanSpace. The team had to navigate installing the CleanSpace around obstacles like pipes and other physical obstructions. The team used CleanSpace Tape to seal the edges of the CleanSpace and any seams in the vapor barrier. 

The homeowner was happy with the results of the project. 

Crack in Basement Allowing Water In, Littleton, MA

A homeowner in Littleton, Massachusetts, had noticed a crack in their basement. The home was built in 2017 and the homeowners noticed the crack, which was allowing water into the basement, in 2021. They wanted to make sure the crack wasn't causing structural damage so they reached out to EFS for a free inspection. Our design specialist recommended installing FlexiSpan to the crack in the foundation. 

Our production team began by chipping out the concrete at the bottom of the crack to create a drainage area. Next, the team covered the crack with the membrane of the FlexiSpan. This membrane will keep water from coming into the basement and guide it down the length of the crack to the bottom to drain under the home. Once the membrane was set over the crack the team made sure the drainage was set. Once they ensured the drainage was set the team then poured concrete over the drain to give the FlexiSpan a clean look.

The homeowners were happy that the crack was covered and water can't enter the basement anymore. 

Water Entered Basement Near Bulkhead, Concord, MA

A homeowner of a 1950s home in Concord, Massachusetts, recently purchased the home in June of 2022. The previous homeowner told them that water leaked into the basement near the bulkhead. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their basement. Our design specialist recommended installing a perimeter drainage system in the basement to collect water entering the basement and send it to a sump pump which will push the water through the drainage line to the exterior of the home. 

Our production team began by chipping out a thin strip of concrete 12' long at the base of the wall that was allowing water into the basement. The team then inserted 9' of WaterGuard and 3' of Trench Drain. After the WaterGuard and Trench Drain were installed, the team then installed an Ultra Sump which connected to the perimeter drainage system. They made sure the perimeter drainage system and the UltraSump were all pitched correctly, then they mixed concrete and poured it over the top of the WaterGuard and around the UltraSump basin to cover the system. While the concrete was curing the team then pumped the sump pump to the exterior of the home. The team attached an IceGuard to prevent water from backing up into the basement. After the IceGuard was the rest of the drainage line which was fed 10' away from the home. After the IceGuard and drainage line was installed and buried the team then moved back inside to install the SaniDry and connect its discharge line to the UltraSump. 

The homeowner was very happy with the results of the project. Our team was able to design and install a system that will prevent water from entering their basement anymore while also controlling the moisture in the basement. 

Gutting Kitchen Beginning with Stabilizing Floors, Acton, MA

A homeowner in Acton, Massachusetts, had lived in their 1769 home since last October and decided they wanted to gut the kitchen and remodel it. The homeowners wanted to ensure that the old floors could handle the weight of the new counters and appliances so they wanted to have the beam and floor joists looked at by a professional. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection of the floors in the kitchen and our design specialist recommended installing 4 SmartJacks and CleanSpace into the crawlspace beneath the kitchen floor. 

Before our production team arrived at the home, the homeowners had someone install a new support beam and joists under the kitchen floor. After the new beam and joists were installed, our team arrived at the home and began prepping to install the SmartJacks under the main support beam. Our support posts will add reinforcement to the beam so that the kitchen upgrades will be well-supported. The team began by removing some dirt in the crawlspace so they could create a footing for our SJs. They poured concrete into a 2' x 2' x 2' hole that was lined with engineered fill and rebar. The team dug 4 holes that were exactly the same and positioned them under the beam. Once the concrete was set, the team secured the SJ footing to the concrete and then secured the support column to the beam using our top bracket and heavy-duty screws. After the support posts were installed the team then began by installing CleanSpace in the crawlspace under the kitchen. The team used CleanSpace as a vapor barrier to prevent moisture and pests from entering the crawlspace. 

The homeowners were happy that they don't have to worry about the floors under their kitchen because they were reinforced with a new beam and SmartJacks. 

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Crawlspace Encapsulation to Save Energy, Chelmsford, MA

A homeowner in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, purchased their home about a year ago in November 2021. Their home was originally built in 1901 so they had a company come out to install some additional insulation to help lower their heating and cooling costs for the future. The company arrived and told them they couldn't install the insulation until their crawlspace was encapsulated. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection, and our design specialist recommended encapsulating the crawlspace with CleanSpace Encapsulation. 

Our production team installed 313 sqft of CleanSpace to the 25'x11' crawlspace to encapsulate it. The team used the sheets of CleanSpace and connected them with the high-strength CleanSpace Tape. The team finished encapsulating the crawlspace enabling them to call the insulation company back to have them come back and install the new insulation. 

The homeowners were delighted with the installation of the CleanSpace Encapsulation System in their crawlspace. 

Foundation Cracks Causing Concerns, Billerica, MA

A homeowner in Billerica, Massachusetts, had lived in their home for almost 20 years and this year they started to notice some cracks in their foundation wall. Recently they installed a new oil tank and started to notice cracking after the tank was installed. Their home was built in the 1950s and this is the first issue they have seen with the foundation. To address their concerns they decided to call EFS for a free inspection, our design specialist found the cracks in their foundation wall were forming because of pressure from the exterior of the home. Our design specialist recommended installing PowerBraces against the foundation wall to add support. 

Our production team began by marking the foundation wall where each PowerBrace will be installed. After marking where each PowerBrace will go the team then had to determine which top bracket they will use for each one. The team determined they were going to use 4 top bridge brackets and 1 top lever bracket. Now the team was able to start installing the L brackets a couple of inches away from the base of the foundation wall. Once the L brackets were installed, the team then secured the top brackets to the floor joists above. After the brackets were installed the team placed the PowerBrace in between the L bracket and the wall and connected the top of the PB to the top bracket. Once secured the team tightened the top bracket to support the wall and prevent further cracking. 

The homeowner was happy with the results of the PowerBrace installation. 

Sloping Floors, Pepperell, Massachusetts

A homeowner in Pepperell, Massachusetts, has lived in their 1940s home for the last 40+ years. Over the last 2 years, they have noticed the finished work on their first floor begin to slope and crack. They had redone some of the first floor in the past but it was seeming like they would have to do it again. The homeowners were concerned about the floors having support issues. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection and our design specialist Liam inspected the interior of the home and the crawl space underneath the home. Liam found that the concrete supports under the home were allowing the floor to slope. Liam recommended installing SmartJacks into the crawlspace to prevent the floor from sloping further. 

Our production team began by entering the crawlspace and set up the footings for the SmartJacks in the crawlspace. The team first installed our big plate footings on a level surface in the crawlspace. After the crew set up all of the footings they installed the SmartJacks and the top brackets to the support beams. Then the team made sure each SmartJack was leveled and then they tightened the top bracket to support the floor above. 

The homeowner was very pleased with the results of the project. They no longer have to worry about their first floor sagging anymore. 

Radon System Installed, Woburn, MA

A homeowner in Woburn, Massachusetts, had moved into the home for only two weeks before inquiring with local companies about radon mitigation. Before reaching out to companies in their area, they tested their basement for radon, and their test results were 6.4 pCi/L. The homeowner wanted to reduce the radon levels in their home so they reached out to EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist Victor recommended installing radon mitigation into the home to reduce the radon levels below 2.0 pCi/L.

Our production team began by creating an extraction point on the floor of the basement. After the extraction point was made the team then installed PVC pipe to the extraction point. The team fed the PVC pipe to the exterior of the home where the team then installed the radon fan. After the extraction point and the radon fan were linked, the team then vented the system above the roofline so radon can't re-enter the home. 

The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project. The radon levels were reduced to below 2.0 pCi/L. 

Homeowner Worried About Wall Failure, Tewksbury, MA

A homeowner in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, purchased their home about a year ago and noticed some changes in their foundation wall recently. They have noticed that the corner of the wall at the front right of their home is falling apart. They first noticed the crumbling of the foundation when they were tending to their plants along the front of their home. When the homeowner examined the crumbling concrete, chunks of concrete fell out with little to no effort. The homeowner wanted to have this issue fixed quickly and properly, so they decided to call EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist recommended removing a section of the foundation that was crumbling and then installing a new section of a Masonry wall. 

Before our production team arrived the homeowner removed all obstructions from against the foundation wall. This included walls from the finished portion of the basement and flowers from in front of the home. Our production team began by removing the dirt that was against the failing foundation wall using an excavator. Once the wall was exposed the team then removed the crumbling concrete. Next, our lead mason and crew lead Nick and his team began laying blocks to build the masonry wall. The team installed the masonry wall 4ft on either side of the front right corner of the home totaling an 8ft masonry wall. 

The homeowner was very happy with the results of the project. They no longer have to worry about their foundation wall crumbling. 

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Homeowners Were Concerned About Radon, Medford, MA

A homeowner in Medford, Massachusetts, recently purchased their home in October 2022. They had a home inspector do a pre-purchase inspection. The inspector recommended testing their home for radon. The homeowners decided to call a local company that installs radon mitigation systems into homes. The company that the homeowners reached out to was Erickson Foundation Solutions. Our Design Specialist Josh dropped a CRM test kit off at the home 48 hours before his appointment with the homeowners. On the day of the appointment, Josh arrived at the home and started his inspection. Josh first reviewed the CRM test results, the results came back at 2.4 pCi/L which isn't above the threshold of being harmful. The homeowners still would like to bring that number down to as close to zero as possible. Josh, designed a radon mitigation system specifically for their home. 

Our production team began by chipping a small hole in the slab in the basement. This hole will be the extraction point for the radon mitigation system. The team then attached a PVC pipe to the extraction point and began connecting PVC piping. The team used several feet of PVC piping until navigating the piping to the exterior of the home. Once outside, the team installed the Radon Fan to the side of the home and connected the PVC pipe to the fan. After the team vented the system above the roofline of the home. 

The homeowner was happy that they don't have to worry about the radon levels in their home. 

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SmartJacks Installed in Crawlspace, Ayer, MA

A homeowner in Ayer, Massachusetts, had lived in their 1850s home for the past 11 years. The homeowners had become worried about the safety and stability of the floors in their home. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection, and our Design Specialist John examined the floors in the home. The homeowners point him to a "soft" spot on the floor. John recommended installing 5 SmartJacks and 2 Supplemental Beams spanning a total of 19ft to stabilize the floors, rim joist insulation, and an Aspen Air Purifier. 

Our production team began removing the old wooden beam and supports. After the old supports were removed, the team then dug out a place for our big footings to rest on a level surface. Once the footings were in the right spot and leveled the team then installed the supports and attached them to the Supplemental Beam. The team then adjusted the brackets on the SmartJacks to lift and stabilize the floor. Once the floor was stabilized, the team then sprayed rim joist insulation around the perimeter of the crawlspace to prevent drafts or critters from entering the crawlspace. Following the Rim Joist installation, the team then installed the Aspen Air Purifier into the home. 

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

Musty and Damp Crawlspace, Stow, MA

A homeowner in Stow, Massachusetts, has lived in their home for the past 20 years and has had a consistently damp and musty-smelling crawlspace. They were finally tired of the smell of their dirt-floor crawlspace. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist Tom recommended having CleanSpace installed thought-out the crawlspace to encapsulate it and prevent moisture from seeping up from the dirt below. 

Our production team arrived at the home and removed any debris from the crawlspace that would impede them. Once clear the team began laying long strips of CleanSpace over the dirt and connecting each sheet with CleanSpace Tape. Once the floor was completely covered the team then moved on to encapsulating the walls. The team used CleanSpace Tape to anchor the CleanSpace to the wall and connect it to the CS on the floor. 

The homeowner was very happy that they no longer have to worry about moisture entering their crawlspace. 

Radon Mitigation Needed, Sudbury, MA

This homeowner in Sudbury, MA was concerned with the high levels of radon in their home. Air quality was important to them, and they wished to have the peace of mind that they were not breathing in anything harmful. Not only for themselves, but for visiting family and also their many pets. 

Installation of the radon mitigation system took half a day, and the system was immediately plugged in and operational.  The various aspects of the radon mitigation system included the sub-slab penetration point (where the PVC pipe is inserted beneath the basement floor), a power supply box to manage the electrical aspect, the fan and vented pipe on the exterior of the home, and a vent muffler used to dampen the sound and vibration created by the fan which runs 24/7. The work area was left clean, and the homeowner was very pleased with the results.  They will continue to retest their radon levels over the years, and the system is fully warrantied. 

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Encapsulating Crawlspace, Woburn, MA

A new homeowner in Woburn, Massachusetts, recently moved into their home two weeks ago. Since moving into their home they knew they would need to upgrade parts of their home. The old homeowners disclosed that the crawlspace has had a history of pests entering. The new homeowner decided that they would like to have something installed that would prevent pests from entering their crawlspace. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist Isaac recommended installing TerraBlock, CleanSpace, and PolyLevel Wall Restoration to prevent outside moisture and pests from entering the crawlspace. Then to control humidity inside the crawlspace the specialist recommended a SaniDry dehumidifier.

Our production team began by spraying the walls of the crawlspace with Polylevel Wall Restoration to prevent pests and moisture from entering through cracks in the fieldstone foundation. After the Polywall sets the team then begins laying TerraBlock over the floor. After the floor was covered with TerraBlock the team then laid the CleanSpace over the TerraBlock to encapsulate the crawlspace. After the crawlspace was fully encapsulated the team then installed a SaniDry dehumidifier into the crawlspace to control the humidity.

Front Foundation Wall is Failing, Chelmsford, MA

A homeowner in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, had their precast stairs replaced at the front of their home a couple of years ago. The homeowners noticed some shifting and cracking of their foundation wall before replacing the stairs. Now the stairs were sinking again and they believe the foundation will be even worse than before. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection.  Our Design Specialist recommended installing a new section of the foundation wall and a new set of precast stairs.

Our team began by removing the old front step and gaining access to the foundation. Once they exposed the foundation wall they removed a 6ft wide section of the foundation. After the foundation wall was removed the masonry team began building the new masonry wall. Once the wall was finished the team backfilled and installed the precast stairs.

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

Cold Floors Over Crawlspace, Burlington, MA

A homeowner in Burlington, Massachusetts, had been living in their home for the past 22 years. Over the past couple of winters, the homeowners had noticed the floors being extra cold. The cold floors were most noticeable directly above their crawlspace. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist Kenny recommended insulating the crawlspace using SilverGlo, CleanSpace, and Terrablock. 

Our production team arrived and began laying the TerraBlock on the floor of the crawlspace. After the TerraBlock the team then laid the CleanSpace over it and connected it to the base of the walls. Next, the team then installed the SilverGlo on the perimeter walls in between each of the studs. If the homeowners had decided to simply just stuff fiberglass insulation in between each floor joist and call it a day (which is what they had), then cold air was still freely flowing directly beneath their home. What they needed was a proper solution, one that prevented cold air from flowing underneath the floors they were walking on throughout the winter. Now with the ideal solution installed, the crawlspace will hold heat more efficiently than before and help prevent the floors above from getting so cold during the winter months. 

Needs New Supports and Repair Leaky Foundation, Cambridge, MA

A homeowner in Cambridge, Massachusetts, had lived in their home for the past 20 years. They have had water coming through their fieldstone foundation and had issues with the supports in the basement for a while. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist recommended installing PolyLevel Wall Restoration to the fieldstone foundation wall and replacing the supports in the basement with SmartJacks to stabilize the floors. 

Our production team began by spraying the fieldstone walls with PolyLevel Wall Restoration to stop water from seeping through the gaps in the foundation wall. To install the PolyLevel Wall Restoration the crew had to make sure no one was in the home during the application of the spray foam or in the 24 hours post installation for safety concerns. After the PolyLevel Wall Restoration was complete the team then started replacing the supports in the basement with SmartJacks. 

The homeowners were happy with the results of the project. The team successfully sealed the foundation wall with foam to prevent any water or further crumbling of the fieldstone wall. They also stabilized the old floors with SmartJacks.

Supplemental Support Added to Basement, Watertown, MA

A homeowner in Watertown, Massachusetts, just moved into their home. They had an inspector come to their home to do a full home inspection. The inspector recommended they have a company come out to look at the sill plates of the home for possible termite damage. The home was built in the 60s so the home is just about 60 years old and some of the wood on the home could have rotted due to natural causes. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their sill plate. Our Design Specialist Kenny performed the screwdriver test and found no evidence of wood rot. After the sill plate was looked at Kenny noticed a beam in the basement that seemed like it was sagging more than the others. Kenny recommended installing a single SmartJack under this beam to add strength to the beam. 

Our team started by chipping out a small section of concrete under the sagging beam so we could install our SmartJack footing. Then the team installed our SmartJack and connected it to the beam. The team made sure the footing and the SmartJack were leveled before casting the footing in concrete. 

The homeowner we pleased with the expertise of EFS. They were happy their original concern was checked out and verified that it wasn't a concern and that specialist was on the lookout for anything that could be a concern in the home. 

Water Entering Finished Basement, Everett, MA

A homeowner in Everett, Massachusetts, had lived in their home for 8 years and had experienced water entering their finished basement a handful of times. The homeowners were getting frustrated with the water intrusion and wanted to find a solution to the problem. They reached out to EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist Tom recommended installing a perimeter drainage system that included WaterGuard, Super Sump, and Ice Guard into the finished basement. 

Our production team installed 40' of WaterGuard in the areas where they saw the water entering the basement. They then connected the WaterGuard to the Super Sump. After the sump was set in the basin the team then plumbed it to the exterior of the home where they installed the IceGuard to the exterior of the home. The IceGuard with prevent the system from backing up into the basement. 

Erickson Foundation Solution solved an 8-year issue in just 2 days. The homeowners were very appreciative of the work that EFS did to their home to solve their problem.

Water Occasionally Floods Basement, Somerville, MA

A homeowner in Somerville, Massachusetts, had moved into their home about a year ago. The home was built in 1905 and the homeowners wanted to finish their basement but the previous owners had warned them about the basement flooding in the past. The current homeowners didn't want to risk a flood after the basement was finished so they decided to call EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist Kenny recommended installing a full perimeter drainage system, which included: WaterGuard, Trench Drain, TripleSafe, and IceGuard. 

Our production team began by setting up for the sump pump and the perimeter drainage. The team first sets up where the TripleSafe will be installed, and then chips out the entire perimeter of the basement to install the WaterGuard. Once the entire perimeter of the basement and the basin for the sump were chipped out, the team then installed the TripleSafe and WaterGuard/TrenchDrain into the basement. After the perimeter drainage was installed and the sump was installed and plumbed the team covered the WaterGuard and poured concrete around the basin of the sump pump to protect them. While the concrete was curing the team installed the Iceguard to the exterior drainage line to prevent the system from backing up into the basement. 

The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project. The homeowners are very confident that they won't have to deal with water affecting their finished basement. 

Brick Pillars to be Replaced, Cambridge, MA

A property management company wanted to have the brick columns in the basement of one of their buildings replaced with new supports. The management company called EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist recommended replacing the 13 brick columns with 24 SmartJacks throughout the basement and also installing a SaniDry to control the humidity in the basement. 

Our production team began by setting up temporary posts in the basement. The temp post will support the floors of the home when the team was removing the 13 brick columns in the basement. The team knocked out all of the brick columns and removed all of the debris before beginning to install the SmartJacks. To prepare for the installation of the SmartJacks the team first mapped out where each of the supports will be installed. After a plan was in place the team then dug footings for each SmartJack. The team dug a 2' X 2' X 2' footing for each of the 24 SmartJacks. In the footings, the team then installed engineered fill and rebar and then covered each of them with concrete. After the footings were all cured, the team then installed the SmartJacks over the new footings and secured them to the support beams above. Once the team secured the new support to the floor system they then gently lifted the floor to add support. After each support was double-checked for being straight up and down and level the team then cast the base of the SmartJacks in concrete to lock them in place. 

The homeowners and the management company were very pleased with the results of the project. The brick post removal and the SmartJacks installation couldn't have gone better. The crew had checked in with them every step of the way and there were no surprises at the end of the project. 

Brick and Mortar Deterioration, Cambridge, MA

A homeowner in Cambridge, Massachusetts, had lived in their home for the past 44 years. Recently their daughter moved back into the home and noticed mortar and brick deterioration and was worried about the effects it could have on the entire home. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist recommended installing 5 SmartJacks with 3 of them supporting a Supplemental beam. 

Our production team began by marking where each of the 5 SmartJacks will be installed. Once each spot is located the team then chipped a section of concrete where each footing will be installed. Our team then installed our big footing beneath the concrete. Once the footing was placed in the dirt under the concrete the team installed the SmartJack and Supplemental beam to the floor system above. They made sure to level the footing and SmartJack before pouring concrete over them to lock them in place. 

The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project. The project was completed within a couple of days and the crew left their home cleaner than they found it. 

One Side of the Garage was Settling, North Reading, MA

A homeowner in North Reading, Massachusetts, had lived in their home for the past 7 years. They have recently noticed some settlement on one side of their garage. Their home was built in 2011 so you wouldn't think that a home new wouldn't be settling this early but actually, a new home can experience the most amount of settlement in its first 5-7 years of construction. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist John recommended installing 3 Push Piers to one settled corner of the garage to lift and stabilize the foundation. John recommended installing the Push Piers from the inside of the garage

Our production team began by chipping out three sections of concrete against the walls in the garage. The team then dug down to the footing of the foundation where they will attach our Push Pier bracket. One pier was set in the corner and the other two were set on each of the walls adjoining that corner. The team secured each of the Push Piers to the footing of the foundation walls and sent 3' sections of galvanized rod beneath the home until they reached 4000 PSI. Once they got to 4000 PSI the team capped each of the Push Piers and then backfilled the dirt and poured new concrete to match the concrete floor of the garage. 

The homeowners were happy that their garage isn't settling anymore. The team only needed a couple of days to install the Push Piers and stabilize their foundation. 

Wet Basement, Malden, MA

A homeowner in Malden, Massachusetts, purchased their 1950s home 6 years ago and had noticed water intrusion in the basement since they bought the home. The homeowner started to get worried about the possible effect constant water intrusion would have on their home. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their basement. Our Design Specialist Justin recommended installing a TripleSafe in the basement of the home to stop any water from coming into the basement anymore. 

Our production team arrived on site to install the TripleSafe in the basement. The team started by chipping out a section of concrete to install the sump pump flush with the concrete floor. When the team removed the section of concrete from the basement floor they noticed the dirt beneath the concrete was already wet. When they were digging down to install the sump pump basin, the hole they were digging kept filling up with water. The team used a small sump pump that they carry in their truck to pump out some of the water so they could place the TripleSafe into the hole. The team installed the sump and plumbed it outside so that they could run the pump while they finish installing it After the team placed the sump pump into the hole and plumbed the drainage line to the exterior of the home the team they poured concrete around the base of the pump to lock it in place and make sure it is flush with the floor. 

The homeowner was pleased with the installation of the TripleSafe into their basement. The sump pump will ensure that their basement will stay permanently dry. 

Water Entering Basement from Bulkhead, Stow, MA

A homeowner in Stow, Massachusetts, has lived in their home for 15 years, and on Christmas Eve 2022, they noticed water coming into the basement from the bulkhead. They had an existing sump pump that wasn't able to keep up with the water. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their basement. Our Design Specialist Justin recommended replacing the old sump pump with a TripleSafe. 

Our production team started by removing the old sump and chipping out a bigger basin to fit our TripleSafe. After the new basin was chipped out, the team then installed the TripleSafe and plumbed the sump pump to the exterior of the home where we installed a 10' drainage line to prevent water from re-entering the basement.

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. 

2 Family Home With Water Entering the Finished Basement, Arlington, MA

The owner of a 2 family home in Arlington, Massachusetts, lives in the main level and finished basement and has tenants living on the top floor. The owner has seen water coming up from the floor in the basement. The floor was ripped up once and the owner doesn't want to do that again. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their finished basement. Our Design Specialist Keith recommended installing a perimeter drainage system in the affected area of the basement. The owner only found water collecting in one corner of the basement so Keith recommended placing a SuperSump in that corner of the basement with 18' of WaterGuard that will connect to the sump pump.

Our team chipped out a long and thin section of concrete against the wall so we could install our WaterGuard. In the corner of the basement where a closet was located, the team chipped out a larger section of concrete so we could install our SumpSump and integrate it with our WaterGuard. The team installed the WaterGuard and the sump into their respective spots. The team then plumbed the sump and tested the system before covering the WaterGuard and around the sump pump with a layer of concrete. While the concrete was curing the team installed the exterior drainage line into the yard. The EDL will make sure to expel the water at a minimum of 10' away from the foundation of the home. 

The owner of the 2 family home was very happy they don't have to rip up their entire floor again. The WaterGuard and SuperSump that our team installed will make sure that water will not collect in the finished portion of the basement again. 

Moisture Issue in Crawlspace, North Reading, MA

An owner of rental income property in North Reading, Massachusetts, a tenant was moving out of their unit and the owner would like to address a moisture problem before the next tenant moves in. Since the owner purchased this property they have noticed moisture in their crawlspace. They haven't had a good time to install the CleanSpace into the crawlspace with tenants living in the building. With this tenant moving out of the building the owner thought it would be a great time to have a company come in and address their problems. The owner decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their rental property. Our Design Specialist Tom inspected the crawlspace and checked the relative humidity. Tom recommended installing CleanSpace into the gravel floored crawlspace. 

Our team arrived at the rental property and began installing 1200sqft of CleanSpace into the crawlspace. The team started by installing the CleanSpace on all 4 walls from top to bottom. The CleanSpace comes in rolls and the team uses a strong adhesive tape to stick the encapsulation on the wall but to also link sheets of CleanSpace together. After the walls were done the team moved on to installing the CleanSpace over the entire floor. The team made sure to integrate the CleanSpace on the wall into the CleanSpace on the floor. 

The owner of the building was very happy that they were able to address their moisture concerns in the crawlspace. 

Water Entering Basement, Wakefield, MA

A homeowner in Wakefield, Massachusetts, had a sump pump in their basement being serviced by Erickson Foundation Solutions. Our Service Technician Branden was cleaning out the sump pump and having a conversation with the homeowner. The homeowner revealed that they have water collecting on the floors near the bulkhead door. Branden recommended installing WaterGuard from in front of the bulkhead door to the sump pump to collect any water coming in from the bulkhead door. At the time of the service call, Branden didn't have the correct supplies to install the WaterGuard in the basement. So Branden had to come back a few days later and installed 15' of WaterGuard into the basement and integrated the system into the existing sump pump.

The homeowner was very impressed by the service that Branden and EFS provided to them. 

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Concrete Cracking From Next Door Condo, Lowell, MA

The owner of a Condo in Lowell, Massachusetts, has a long crack in the foundation of the garage where the Condo was sitting next to them. The Condos were built on a slight hill, so all of the Condos were offset by a couple of feet. So the pressure of the bottom of the uphill Condominium was pushing on the foundation of the lower Condo causing a horizontal crack across the entire foundation wall in the garage. The owners of the condo decided to call in the property management team for their condominiums. The property management group decided to call EFS. We had done foundation work for this property management group before so we were their first call. Our Project Manager/ Design Specialist Nate looked at the foundation crack and recommended installing Helical Wall Anchors to stabilize the wall and Crack Injection to seal the crack. 

Our team arrived on site and began prepping the foundation for our Helical Anchors. Our team marked out where each of the 7 Helical Anchors will be installed. The anchors will be spaced apart every couple of feet. Our team then used a coring drill to make a circular hole in the foundation wall so were could send our helical anchor into the soil behind the wall. To drill in the Helical Anchors the team had to use a hydraulic handheld. The team pressurized each anchor to 1800 PSI so they could stabilize the wall. Once to pressure the team secured a large plate on the end of the helical rod to disperse the pressure along the wall. Once all of the plates were secured, the team installed Cracks Injection to the horizontal crack across the width of the wall. Following the crack injection, the team then installed our Hide-A-Way Covers over the plates on the foundation wall to conceal the galvanized plates in the garage of the Condo. 

The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project. Before the project, the homeowner didn't think they were going to find a sustainable solution for the condo but EFS recommended and installed a great solution. 

 

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Homeowner Concerned With Radon Levels, Westford, MA

A homeowner in Westford, Massachusetts, had lived in their home since 2011. In 2011 they were alerted to radon gas in their home. One of the homeowners does a lot of work in the basement so they decided to test it for radon. The test results came back at 4.4 pCi/L, the common recommendation is having the levels below 4.0. The homeowners decided to call a company near them that would install a radon mitigation system in their home. The homeowners called EFS our Design Specialist James visited with the homeowner and designed a radon system for their home. 

Our installation team started by creating an extraction point in the basement slab. We then used PVC piping to attach to the extraction point and guided that piping to the exterior of the home. Once the PVC pipe was brought to the exterior of the home, the team then installed our Radon Fan to the side of the home. Once attached to the side of the home the team connected the PVC pipe from the extraction point to the bottom of the fan and then attached more PVC to the top of the fan to vent the system above the roofline of the home. Venting the system above the roofline will prevent radon gas from re-entering the home. 

The homeowner was very pleased with the installation of the radon mitigation system. When the home was retested for radon the levels were well below the 4.0 pCi/L level. 

Stabilize Dining Room, Stoneham, MA

A homeowner in Stoneham, Massachusetts, has lived in their home since 2014. In 2019 they noticed issues with the stability of their dining room. The dining room was an addition added to the home after it was built in 1950. The dining room doesn't have a foundation under it, the dining room was supported by concrete masonry blocks that were stacked up. The homeowners decided to call EFS to see if they could stabilize their dining room's foundation. The homeowners had spoken to two other contractors and didn't feel their solution was good enough. Our Design Specialist Keith recommended installing 5 Helical Piers under the dining room and attaching them using our porch bracket. 

Our installation team began by adding temporary supports around the dining room before removing the old supports. The team then started sending our Helical Piers into the soil under the dining room. The team used a hydraulic drive head to send the piers under the dining room, once the piers hit 1800psi the team then capped the pier and installed our porch bracket. On top of the porch bracket, the team then cut pressure-treated 6x6s and fit them to the porch bracket and then to the bottom of the dining room. 

The homeowners were very happy with the results of stabilizing their dining room. 

Rusted Lally Columns Replaced, Acton, MA

A homeowner in Acton, Massachusetts, had just purchased their home 2 weeks ago. A home inspector looked around the entire home to ensure that the home was in good standing. The home inspector noticed that the lally columns in the garage were rusted at the top and they were supporting a main beam. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a solution to there rusted lally columns in their garage. Our Design Specialist recommended replacing each lally column with 4 SmartJacks. 

Our installation team began by setting up temporary posts between each of the lally columns so they could remove them safely. After the old lally columns were removed the team then chipped 4 footings, one for each SJ. The team makes the footings 24"x24"x24" and installed rebar and engineered fill before casting the footing with concrete. Once the concrete footing has cured the team installed the SmartJacks over the footings and attached them to the main beam. The team made sure everything was level before encasing the SmartJack footing in concrete to lock it in place. 

The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the SmartJack Installation. 

Neighbors Recommended Installing a Radon Mitigation System, Sherborn, MA

A homeowner in Sherborn, Massachusetts, has lived in their home for the past 6 years. Recently, the neighbors came by the house and told the homeowners that they recently had a radon mitigation system installed into their home because their home tested above the recommended radon levels. The homeowner decided to test their home based on what their neighbors had told them, and to their surprise, the levels in their home were at 5.8 above the recommended levels of 4.0 pCi/L. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist Kenny, recommended and designed a Radon Mitigation System to be installed in their home. 

Our installation team began by creating an extraction point into the basement slab. The team then fits the PCV pipe to the extraction point and feeds the PVC pipe to the exterior of the home. Once the PVC pipe was fed to the exterior of the home the team then installed the radon fan and connected them. After they were fitted together, the team then used more PVC pipe to vent the system above the roofline of the home. 

The homeowner was very happy their neighbors warned them about radon in their home, and they were very impressed with the installation of the Radon Mitigation System by EFS. 

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Cracked Support Beam Repair, Medford, MA

A homeowner in Medford, Massachusetts, has lived in there for the past 3 years. The home was built in the early 1900s and the homeowner has been making renovations to the home since they purchased it. During the renovations in their basement, they noticed one of the beams in the basement was cracked. They wanted to make sure that they add extra support before continuing with their renovations. The homeowners call EFS for a free inspection of their home. Our Design Specialist Kenny inspected the home and recommended adding a couple of SmartJacks under the cracked beam to stabilize it. 

Our installation team began by chipping out a small section of concrete so we can install our footings. Once chipped out the team will remove some dirt so our big footings will sit flush under the concrete. The team made sure the footing was level before installing the SmartJack to the beam. Once connected to the beam the team tightened the adjustable top of the SmartJack to support the beam. After the SmartJacks have tightened the team then mixed up some concrete and poured it over the SmartJack's footing to lock them in place. 

Sealing Crawlspace From Animals and Unwanted Smells, Woburn, MA

The owner of a 1950s home in Woburn, Massachusetts, has lived in their home since 1984. About 2 years ago they started to notice rats appearing in their crawlspace. The crawlspace was cold and moist and was attracting animals and smells that were coming into the home. The homeowner decided to call EFS for them to inspect their crawlspace. Our Design Specialist Justin inspected the crawlspace and he recommended installing CleanSpace and Rim Joist Insulation into the crawlspace to control moisture and pests entering their crawlspace.

Our installation team first began by spraying Rim Joist Insulation in the crawlspace. The team sprayed the insulation all around the upper parts of the wall and floor joists to fill any gaps that could allow pests into the crawlspace. After the insulation was sprayed the team began laying CleanSpace over the walls and floors of the crawlspace. The team joined the sections of CleanSpace with CleanSpace Tape. Combining all these sections of CleanSpace the crawlspace will be fully encapsulated. 

The homeowners were very happy with the results of the project. They no longer have to worry about unwanted smells or animals living in their crawlspace. 

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Basement is Damp and Flooding, Burlington, MA

A homeowner in Burlington, Massachusetts, had issues with their basement having excessive dampness and flooding from time to time. The homeowners were getting tired of dealing with this issue, so they reached out to Erickson Foundation Solutions for us to recommend a solution to prevent water and moisture from collecting in their basement. Our Design Specialist Keith inspected the home and recommended installing a TripleSafe, IceGuard, and an Exterior Drainage Line.

Our Installation team began by removing the old sump pump from its hole in the corner closet of the basement. Once removed the team chipped and dug out a larger basin for our TripleSafe. We then placed the TripleSafe into the basin and began to plumb the system to the outside of the home. Once outside the team installed the IceGuard against the side of the home and then extended the Exterior Drainage Line at least 10' from the home. After the team fully plumbed the TripleSafe they they poured concrete around the sump lock it into place. 

The homeowner was very pleased with the installation of the TripleSafe into their basement to address the water flooding their basement. 

 

Homeowner Wanted to Move Sump in Basement, Winchester, MA

A homeowner in Winchester, Massachusetts, had an existing sump pump that they would like to be removed and installed in a different corner. The homeowner found the water would collect in the corner away from the existing sump pump, so the homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist Josh recommended installing a new UltraSump into the corner of the basement where the water was collecting. 

Our Installation Team began by chipping out a basin for our UltraSump and removing dirt from under the concrete so it would slide in flush with the concrete when installed. After the team made sure the basin would fit the team then plumbed the system across the basement through the wall to the exterior of the home. On the exterior of the home, the team installed a drainage line complete with a SoakAway. After the sump was plumbed, the team mixed up some concrete and poured it around the base of the sump to lock it into place. 

The homeowner was pleased by the installation by EFS and they have not seen any water in their basement since the sump was installed. 

Waterproof Basement Before Finishing the Space, Arlington, MA

A homeowner in Arlington, Massachusetts, lives in a home that was built in the 1950s. The homeowners have lived in the home for a decade and have seen the basement have water seep into only a handful of times. The homeowners were looking to finish the basement but wanted to address the water concerns first. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist Tom recommended installing a Full Perimeter Drainage System into the basement to keep the basement dry all the time. 

Our Installation Team began by chipping out a basin for our sump pump and then the entire perimeter of the basement to install the perimeter drainage. In the basin, the team installed an UltraSump. The team installed the pump into the basin and plumbed the system to the exterior of the home where it will pump out any water that enters its liner. After the team had plumbed the system to the exterior of the home, the team returned to the basement and installed 102' of WaterGuard to the perimeter of the basement. Once the team inserted the WaterGuard around the perimeter of the basement they tested the system and then mixed concrete over the WaterGuard and around the basin of the UltraSump to lock them in place. 

With the perimeter drainage system installed in the home, the basement would be dry all the time. This will now allow the homeowner to begin the process of finishing their basement. 

New Construction Helical Piers, Tewksbury, MA

A builder in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, reached out to EFS about installing new construction piers. The builder was constructing a home that is in a flood zone so they needed to have additional support under the foundation to prevent it from sinking. Matt Erickson JR. met with the builder and design a solution that would add 9 Helical Piers within the footprint of the unpoured foundation. Matt also recommended installing EZ Posts where the back deck and front steps will be located to prevent them from sinking as well. 

Our installation team began by installing our 9 Helical Piers under the footprint of the foundation. The team used a hydraulic drive head attached to one of our excavators to drive the helical pier into the ground until we reached 2100 PSI. After the team drove all of the Helical Piers into the ground beneath the foundation, the team then switched to our EZ posts and began driving them under where the back deck and front steps were going to be located. The EZ Posts are slightly different from our Helical Piers. The EZ Posts are lighter duty and only need to be driven into the ground until they reached 500-800 PSI. The team installed 7 EZ Posts under where the back deck and the front steps were located. With all of the Helical Piers and EZ Posts installed to the correct PSI, the builder was now able to pour the foundation over our Helical Piers and create a solid base for the house to be built on. 

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Concrete Driveway Leveling, Malden, MA

This property in Malden, MA had a large concrete driveway area which led right into the overhead garages. The homeowner mentioned he first noticed slight settlement over 10 years ago, and over the years it gradually got worse and worse. There were noticeable hollow spots under the slab throughout the entire area, and just outside the garage doors, the drop from the concrete slab to the concrete driveway was becoming too high. In seeking out a solution to the problem, the homeowner knew he did not need to replace the concrete, as the slabs had no large cracks, and the surface condition was still in decent shape. However, he also knew it needed to be stabilized, and somehow lifted. He was thrilled to learn about the PolyLevel solution from Erickson Foundation Solutions. 

Our team designed and installed a PolyLevel system, and alternative injection process to slab jacking. Our material is a durable, expanding polymer foam that our team can use to accurately lift concrete slabs to within an 8th of an inch of the desired location. The process takes less than a day to install, cures within minutes, and allows vehicles to drive over the surface again with 15-20 minutes. Our crew also filled some of the larger cracks outside the garage area with NexusPro, a silicone based, exterior rated caulking sealant. Every void beneath this driveway was filled in order to permanently stabilize the concrete, and the concrete outside the garage doors was lifted to solve the problem of the cars dropping too much. The customer was thrilled with the outcome.

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Concrete Pool Patio Repair, Holliston, MA

This homeowner in Holliston, MA was concerned with the several cracks which had formed in the concrete surrounding their pool. Over a two year period, the cracks were growing in size and becoming more of a nuisance. In researching methods to fix the problem, the homeowner ultimately chose our Erickson team and our PolyLevel injection solution. The last thing they wanted to do was tear up and replace concrete, and so PolyLevel was the ideal fix for them. 

Not only was our slab injection process more cost effective, but our team was able to complete installation in a single day, allowing the homeowner to use and access his patio within minutes. The homeowner was thrilled with the permanent solution we provided for his concrete repair needs.

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Basement Flooding in One Corner, Stoneham, MA

A homeowner in Stoneham, Massachusetts, has lived in their home for the past year and has seen their basement flood a couple of times but only in one corner. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist Tom inspected the home and recommended installing Trench Drain, WaterGuard, SuperSump, and IceGuard in the basement to prevent water from flooding the basement. 

Our installation team began by chipping out concrete in one corner of the basement. The team chipped around the water heater and under a door to collect all of the water that was periodically flooding the basement. Once all the concrete was chipped out, the team then installed our SuperSump in the corner of the basement. The team plumbed the system to the exterior of the home where we installed the Ice Guard and Exterior Drainage Line to carry water away from the home. After the Exterior Drainage Line and IceGuard were installed the team moved back into the basement to install the WaterGuard and TrenchDrain. After the WaterGuard and TrenchLock were installed the team poured concrete over the WaterGuard and around the SuperSump and TrenchLock. 

The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project and no longer have to deal with water flooding their basement. 

Current Waterproofing Solution is Failing, Acton, MA

A homeowner in Acton, Massachusetts, has lived in their 1700s home for the past 30+ years. They had a failing waterproofing system in their basement that was allowing some water to enter their basement. Over the last couple of years, the homeowner has seen more and more water entering their basement. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist Liam inspected the basement and recommended installing a better waterproofing system that included perimeter drainage, a sump pump, CleanSpace, and a dehumidifier, and then replacing some supports in the basement. 

Our installation team began by installing 5 SmartJacks to the floor system of the 1700s home to add support. Next, the team began chipping out concrete for the sump pump and perimeter drainage. The team chipped out a total of 110' of concrete so we could install out TripleSafe, WaterGuard, and TrenchDrain. Once the concrete was chipped out the team installed our TripleSafe and plumbed the system to the exterior of the home. After the sump was installed, the team then installed CleanSpace on the wall before we installed the perimeter drainage. The CleanSpace will collect any water that enters the basement through the wall and guide it into the drainage system. Once the CleanSpace was integrated into the perimeter drainage and the drainage was connected to the sump pump, the team then encased the drainage system and the sump pump in concrete. The final part of the job was to wait for the concrete to cure and install the SaniDry Sedona and connect the drainage line to the sump pump. 

The homeowner was very pleased with the results of the project. The homeowner now doesn't have to worry about water entering their basement anymore. 

Water Seepage into Basement, Lowell, MA

A homeowner in Lowell, Massachusetts, has lived in their home for the past 20+ years. After they installed an addition to the home a couple of years ago they noticed water begin to seep into the basement of their home. They have a sump pump already installed in the basement but the water isn't reaching the pump. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their basement and our Design Specialist Tom, recommended installing WaterGuard and a SaniDry Sedona to help with the water and moisture in the basement. 

Our installation team began by chipping out 47' of concrete to the left of the existing SuperSump. Once the concrete was chipped the team inserted our WaterGuard into the trench and performed a water test to confirm that water will run from the drainage to the sump pump. After we completed the test, the team then used concrete to lock the WaterGuard in place. While the concrete was curing the team set up the SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier next to the sump and fed the discharge line into the sump pump. 

The homeowner was pleased with the results of the project and hasn't seen any water seepage since EFS installed the WaterGuard and the SaniDry Sedona. 

Water Leaking Into Basement from Bulkhead, Tyngsboro, MA

A homeowner in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, had water entering their home from the bulkhead. They have lived in the home for the past 7 years and this is the first year they have started to see water in the basement. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist Isaac recommended installing a full perimeter drainage system into the basement to collect any water that enters the basement. 

Our installation team began by chipping out the concrete around the perimeter of the basement so we could install 100' of WaterGuard. The team carefully used a jackhammer to create as straight of a trench as possible. Once the trench was fully chipped the team removed some dirt and debris so we could install our TripleSafe and WaterGuard into the trench. We first installed the TripleSafe into the low corner of the basement and plumbed it outside the home. Once outside the home, the team installed 2 IceGuards and a 10' drainage line. After the TripleSafe was tested the team then began installing the 100' of WaterGuard and connecting it to the TripleSafe. After they both were integrated together the team tested the system by pouring water into the WaterGuard and seeing if it gets directed into the TripleSafe. Once they confirmed the system worked they mixed up concrete and encapsulated the WaterGuard system and around the basin of the TripleSafe with concrete. 
The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project. 

Working From Home and Has Radon Concerns, Tewksbury, MA

A homeowner in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, has a home office in the basement that he works from home out of. They have recently performed a radon test because they were concerned with the levels in their home. The results came back with radon levels around 8 pCi/L. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a radon inspection. Our Design Specialist Isaac inspected the home and designed a radon mitigation system for their home. 

Our installation team began by creating an extraction point in the basement slab to collect radon from beneath the home. Next our team connect PVC to the extraction point and fed the PVC pipe to the exterior of the home where we installed a radon fan to the side of the home. Once the fan was attached to the side of the home and the PVC pipe was connected to the fan the team then vented the system above the roofline of the home. 

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

Inground Pool Deck Repair, Wakefield, MA

The owner of this home in Wakefield, MA was concerned with the condition of the concrete surrounding her inground pool. Water was always pooling in sections, cracks had formed throughout, and trip hazards were becoming worse over time. The pool deck had always been a little uneven since she bought the home 8 years prior, however as the conditions worsened, she decided to take action to fix it.

While repairs were needed surrounding the pool, two sections in particular needed to be lifted and leveled due to high foot traffic. Near the pool slide, the concrete had become uneven and a trip hazard had formed. And near the pool stairs, the concrete had sunken and become very unsightly. 

Replacing all the concrete would be a costly, disruptive project, and so the owner was thrilled to learn PolyLevel was going to be an option. She was also wanting to work with a company that provided good communication and professionalism. 

Our concrete specialists showed up on the morning of the scheduled project date, and were able to complete all the repairs in just a single day. All the uneven, sunken sections were successfully lifted and stabilized with PolyLevel, a polymer foam injection, and all the joints and cracks were sealed with NexusPro. 

The trip hazards disappeared, and the unsightly cracks were now more presentable, as well as protected against further water erosion or damage. With summer just around the corner, this homeowner was very pleased with the results and is looking forward to having a safe pool deck for years to come.

 

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Repairing Pool Patios Cracks and Control Joints, Wakefield, MA

A homeowner in Wakefield, Massachusetts, has a pool in their backyard that they love to use in the summertime. They have owned this home for the past decade and have always had some cracking in their pool deck. The homeowner decided that they would like to have the cracks and control joints looked at around the pool. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their pool. Our Design Specialist Keith inspected the pool deck and recommended installing NexusPro Cracks Repair and NexusPro Joint Sealant to seal the cracks and control joints around the pool. 

Our installation team installed over 100' of NexusPro Crack Repair to all of the little cracks around the pool deck. Then they installed 70' of NexusPro Joint Sealant into all of the control joints around the pool. 

The homeowner was very happy with the installation of the NexusPro into the cracks and control joints.

Basement Finished and Want Radon System Installed, Groton, MA

A homeowner in Groton, Massachusetts, had lived in their home for the past 4 years. Since moving in they have finished the basement and became concerned with the radon levels down there. They decided to call EFS for a radon system inspection and installation. When they tested the basement for radon the test results averaged around 9.5 pCi/L. Our Design Specialist Kenny designed a radon mitigation system to install in the home to reduce the amount of radon in the home.

The installation team began by creating an extraction point in the basement next to the water heater. The team then connected PVC pipes and fed them to the exterior of the home where we installed the radon fan on the side of the home. Once the fan was linked to the extraction point by the PVC pipes the team then used additional PVC pipe to vent the system above the roofline of the home to make sure radon-filled air cannot re-enter the home. 

The homeowner was pleased with the results of the project. A few weeks after the radon system was installed the home was tested again for radon and this time the results averaged below 4.0 pCi/L.

Water Entering Basement, Westford, MA

A homeowner in Westford, Massachusetts, had water entering the basement of their 1930s home. The homeowners store things in the basement and water them to be protected from any water. The homeowners decided to call EFS for a free inspection of the basement. Our Design Specialist Liam recommended installing a full perimeter drainage system into the basement to eliminate any water from entering the basement and keeping it dry all the time!

Our installation team arrived at the home and first began by chipping out the concrete around the perimeter of the basement and around the old sump pump to fit our bigger and better sump pump. Once everything was chipped out, our team began installing our WaterGuard and our TripleSafe. The WaterGuard will collect any water that tries to enter the basement and will guide that water to our TripleSafe. The TripleSafe will then pump out the water away from the home so it cannot re-enter the home. After the system was installed and tested the team will then cover the system with a layer of concrete to lock it into place. 

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

Mold and Water Concerns in Basement, Winchester, MA

A homeowner in Winchester, Massachusetts, has lived in their home for 4 years and has seen water collect in the basement a few times and doesn't want mold to start sprouting because they are allergic to mold. The homeowner reached out to EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist Keith inspected the basement and designed a solution for them. Keith recommended installing a SaniDry, WaterGuard, and a TripleSafe in the basement to eliminate any water entering the basement and controlling the humidity in the basement to prevent mold from growing in the home. 

Our installation team began by chipping out concrete along the one wall that was allowing water into the basement. Once a small trench was made at the base of that wall, the team then installed our WaterGuard into the trench. Next, the team began to chip out a hole to install our TripleSafe into the basement. The basement had an existing sump pit but that pump could not handle the water. The team installed the new TripleSafe into the basement and integrated it into the WaterGuard and then plumbed the system to the exterior of the home where we installed an IceGuard and a 30' drainage line. After the system was tested, the team then poured a layer of concrete over the WaterGuard and around the TripleSafe to lock it in place. Lastly, the team set up the SaniDry to control the humidity in the basement. The dehumidifier was installed near the TripleSafe so we could feed the discharge line into the sump pump. 

The homeowners were very pleased with the project. They no longer have to worry about water entering their basement or the threat of mold growing in their home. 

Selling Home and Want to Make the Basement Look Nicer, Concord, MA

A homeowner in Concord, Massachusetts, was selling their home soon and needed to do some upgrades to make their home more appealing to potential buyers. One of the potential turn-off areas for potential buyers would be the basement. They wanted to find some way to make the basement more aesthetically pleasing and not allow water to collect on the floors. so they reached out to EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist Jared met with the homeowner and recommended installing CleanSpace, Drainage Matting, and a TripleSafe in the basement to keep the basement dry all of the time. 

Our team began by removing their old system which hasn't worked well in years. After it was removed the team began laying our Drainage Matting and CleanSpace onto the basement floor. After the system was installed the team then installed our TripleSafe Sump Pump into the lowest corner of the basement so we could pump out any water that tried to enter the basement. 

The homeowner was happy about the installation of the new system and that it looks good and will make the home easier to sell.  

Bowing and Settling Foundation, Melrose, MA

This homeowner in Melrose, Massachusetts, had a large crack in their basement that they wanted looked at by a professional. The crack spanned from top to bottom of the foundation wall and looked like the wall was leaning away from the home. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist/ Project Manager Nate Erickson met with the homeowner to diagnose the problem with the foundation. During Nate's inspection, he found that the foundation had settled 2" and Nate knows this had caused the crack in the foundation wall. His recommendation was to install GeoLocks and Push Piers to the foundation to stabilize it, as well as install PolyLevel and Injection Crack Sealant under the slab and into the cracks in the basement to fill the void under the slab and cracks in the foundation wall. 

Our Installation Team led by Neal Foley began by installing our 4 Geolocks to the section of the wall with the large crack. The team created a trench in the garage which will hold one end of the system. The team then sent a rod through the foundation wall and into the trench and installed a plate onto both ends of the rod. The team then tightened the plates on the rod to stabilize the wall. Next, the team began installing the 17 Push Piers onto the foundation. The team had to expose the foundation footing to install the piers so we dug down to the footing and installed all 17 piers to the footing and used a hydraulic press to send the piers down until they reached sufficient pressure. After the then began in injection PolyLevel under the slab of the home to fill any void. After the void was filled the team injected each of the cracks in the foundation wall to seal them. 

When the almost two and half week job was complete the homeowner was very impressed by the results.

Lower Radon Levels Because of Medical Issue, Pepperell, MA

A resident of Pepperell, Massachusetts recently visited a doctor and discovered a medical issue that made them concerned about the radon levels in their home. Additionally, their son and grandson were going to move into the house soon, so the homeowner wanted to lower the levels for their safety. EFS was contacted to test the home for radon, and the results showed an average of about 9 pCi/L. Our Design Specialist, Jared Pavluvcik, designed a radon system with two extraction points to collect as much radon as possible, bringing the levels below the recommended amount. The Installation Team, led by Dillon Kingsbury, installed the extraction points in the basement and attached PVC pipes to each, linking them and feeding them to the exterior of the home. The team then installed a radon fan on the exterior of the home and linked the PVC pipes to the fan, venting the system above the roofline to prevent radon from re-entering the home. After a week of the system being in place, the homeowner tested the radon levels in the home, and the results showed an average below 4.0 pCi/L.

Repairing Seepage Before Selling Home, Acton, MA

A homeowner from Acton, Massachusetts, purchased a house with the aim of flipping it for a profit. The property was built back in 1950 and had been experiencing seepage since the homeowner acquired it. To address this issue, the homeowner contacted EFS for a free home inspection. Design Specialist Tom Armano was assigned to assess the property and recommended the installation of a full perimeter drainage system, Rim Joist Insulation, and CleanSpace in the basement to prevent water penetration, drafts of air, and humidity. 

EFS's Installation Team, led by Branden Edwards, began the project by installing 102 feet of WaterGuard around the basement perimeter to collect any water attempting to enter the basement. Afterward, the team integrated a TripleSafe into the perimeter drainage system to collect and expell water out of the home. Following the installation of the drainage system, the team executed Drainage Matting, CleanSpace, and Rim Joist Insulation into the crawlspace to control the air and moisture. 

The homeowner expressed satisfaction with the project's outcome and was delighted to put the house up for sale.

Radon Mitigation Before Finishing Basement, Reading, MA

A new homeowner living in Reading, Massachusetts, had recently moved into their house for two weeks. They encountered mold problems in their basement and sought to have their radon levels checked to ensure safety before finishing the space for various uses such as an office, recreation, storage, and gym. The homeowner sought the assistance of EFS for a radon test and inspection of their basement. EFS conducted the test, which returned an average of 10 pCi/L, leading Tom Armano to create two radon systems for installation in the basement. The installation team, led by Dillon Kingsbury, installed the first system near the garage and the second system on the opposite side of the basement to cover the most possible radon sources. After operating for over a week, a subsequent radon test showed results below the recommended amount of 4.0 pCi/L. The homeowner was thrilled with the outcome and could proceed with finishing their basement.

Lowered Radon to Safe Levels, Stoneham, MA

A homeowner from Stoneham, Massachusetts purchased a house in 2017. During the purchasing process, the home was tested, and the levels averaged around 2.0 pCi/L. However, six years later, this homeowner decided to take another radon test because they were using the basement more after the pandemic. The results of the second test showed an average of 7.0 pCi/L, which prompted the homeowner to contact EFS to have a radon mitigation system installed in their home. 

Dan, our Design Specialist, met with the owner and designed a radon mitigation system to install in the home. Our installation team started by placing an extraction point in the basement and connected a PVC pipe to it. They then directed the pipe to the exterior of the house and installed the radon fan there. The fan pulls radon-filled air from under the slab and pushes it out above the home, allowing the radon to dissipate into the open air. 

The homeowner was pleased that the installation only took a few hours. A few weeks after installation, the homeowner had the house retested for radon. The results showed that the radon levels were below the recommended amount of 4.0 pCi/L.

Foundation Cracks Found in Two Year Old Home, Woburn, MA

A homeowner residing in Woburn, Massachusetts, constructed their home two years ago and noticed cracks in the foundation over time. To add to their troubles, water seeped into the basement this spring. The homeowners contacted EFS for a free inspection to repair the cracks and stop water from entering the basement. Liam FitzPatrick, our Design Specialist, conducted a thorough inspection of the foundation walls and basement and recommended sealing the four cracks in the foundation wall with FlexiSpan. Our installation team, led by Branden Edwards, cleaned out the cracks and chipped a small section of concrete beneath them to allow water to drain under the foundation. Afterward, they installed FlexiSpan to seal the cracks and prevent water from penetrating the basement. In only a few hours, Branden and his team finished the job, leaving the homeowners confident that their basement was safe from water infiltration.

Water Entering Basement from Wall and Floor, Marlborough, MA

A long-time resident of Marlborough, Massachusetts, had been experiencing water infiltration in their basement through the walls and floors despite having a sump pump already installed. Worried about the potential damage, they contacted EFS for a complimentary inspection of their basement. EFS Design Specialist/Service Technician, Justin Colin, met with the homeowner and conducted a thorough assessment of the basement. Justin recommended the installation of CleanSpace and WaterGuard to prevent further water penetration. 

EFS Installation Team, led by Branden Edwards, then chipped out a 6-inch section of concrete from the wall and set up perimeter drainage in a trench against the wall. The team then installed CleanSpace on the wall and connected it to the drainage system. After integrating the two systems, the team then linked the drainage to the existing sump pump and poured concrete over the top of the drainage system. 

This system can effectively collect water from the walls or the floor and send it to the sump pump, which then disposes of the water outside of the house. The homeowners were thrilled with the successful outcome of the project.

Protect Basement from Water Intrusion, Arlington, MA

A homeowner in Arlington, Massachusetts had experienced a few instances of water collection in their basement over the past ten years. Wanting to finish the basement, the homeowner reached out to Erickson Foundation Solutions for a free inspection. After inspecting the basement, our Design Specialist Tom Armano recommended a perimeter drainage system to prevent future water damage. 

Our Installation Team, led by Anthony LoCascio, began by creating a 6-inch wide trench around the perimeter of the basement. They then laid our WaterGuard and installed the UltraSump in the lowest corner of the basement. The two systems were integrated so that any water collected would be fed into the sump pump. Finally, the team mixed and poured concrete over the WaterGuard and UltraSump to secure them in place. 

Now that the threat of water damage is eliminated, the happy homeowners can proceed with finishing their basement.

Air Quality Concerns in Basement, Westford, MA

A homeowner in Westford, Massachusetts, had concerns with the air quality in their basement affecting the air in the rest of their home. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their basement. Our Design Specialist/ Service Technician Branden Edwards met with the homeowner and walked through the basement with them to discuss their concerns. After a lengthy conversation with the homeowner, Branden recommended installing an ERV system to improve the air quality in the home. 

Our Installation Team led by Branden Edwards began by setting up our harness for the ERV system on one of the walls in the basement. After the harness was set up, the team installed the ERV into the harness and then proceeded to set up the different pipes to carry out the old air and replace it with clean outside air. The team installed one pipe to bring in fresh air and one to remove old stagnant air from the basement. The team installed each of the pipes to either a hole in the foundation wall/ siding of the home or through an egress window.

The system continuously brings clean air into the basement and pushes the old air out to improve the overall air quality in the basement. 

Water Intrusion During Heavy Rains, Bedford, MA

The owner of a home in Bedford, Massachusetts, has been living there for a year. The house was constructed in 1958, and upon moving in, the owner noticed water seeping into the basement during heavy rainfall. After a year of living there, they found a new place that suited them better. To make their current home more attractive, they decided to do some cosmetic and practical upgrades. One of these was to prevent water from entering the basement during heavy rainfall. The homeowner contacted EFS for a free inspection to address the issue. Our Design Specialist, Tom Armano, met with them and examined the entire basement to identify a solution to keep water from entering the home. Tom suggested installing a TripleSafe in the basement to catch any water that attempted to infiltrate the area.

Our installation team, headed by Branden Edwards, began by chiseling out concrete to dig beneath the slab and install the TripleSafe basin. When the basin was level with the slab, we put our sump pumps in the basin. Once the pumps were in place, we connected them to our IceGuard and Exterior Drainage Line, which led to the exterior of the home. The IceGuard would help in case the drainage line became clogged or frozen, preventing the system from backing up into the basement. The drainage line would carry the water pumped out of the basement away from the home's foundation, preventing it from returning to the basement. After the system was installed and connected, the team mixed concrete and poured it around the base of the sump pump to secure it in place. The homeowner was delighted with the project's outcome and felt more at ease about selling their home.

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DIY Waterproofing Solution Failed, Acton, MA

These Acton, Massachusetts homeowners reside in a house constructed in 1921, where they have lived for the past three decades. They've encountered persistent water seepage into their basement over the years, despite trying several "Do It Yourself" approaches, none of which proved durable. After a few failed DIY attempts, the homeowner decided to seek professional help for a permanent solution. The homeowners enlisted EFS for a free inspection, and our Design Specialist, Tom Armano, met with them to investigate their basement and determine a solution to their water seepage problems. After the inspection, Tom suggested installing a perimeter drainage system inside the basement to collect any water that attempted to seep in.

Our Installation Team, led by Steve Dumais, began by chipping out concrete around the perimeter for our drainage and sump pump. Once the concrete was chipped out, the team installed 58 feet of WaterGuard around the perimeter and installed our SuperSump. We then directed the sump pump to the exterior of the house, where we fitted our IceGuard and Exterior Drainage Line. We returned to the basement to mix concrete and pour it over the WaterGuard and around the SuperSump to secure them in place.

Installing this system will prevent water from seeping into the basement and accumulating on the floors. The homeowners no longer have to worry about finding the next DIY solution to stop water from entering their home.

Water and Moisture Build Up After Pump Failure, Acton, MA

A homeowner from Acton, Massachusetts bought a house six years ago. The 1980s home had a sump pump in the basement, but it recently malfunctioned. As a result, the basement was affected by water buildup and moisture. The homeowner then contacted EFS for a complimentary inspection of their basement. Our Design Specialist, Liam FitzPatrick, met with the homeowner and surveyed the basement of their house. After a thorough examination, Liam suggested replacing the existing sump pump with a TripleSafe, which included IceGuard, LawnScape Outlet, and a 35' Exterior Drainage Line. 

Our Installation Team, led by Branden Edwards, started by removing the old sump pump from the basement. The team then proceeded to remove the concrete around the pump so that they could install the more significant and efficient sump pump. Once they installed the TripleSafe in the basement, the team then connected the system to the outside of the house where we could put the IceGuard, Exterior Drainage Line, and LawnScape Outlet to carry water away from the foundation of the house. After the drainage system was in place, our team covered the 35' drainage line to conceal it. 

The homeowner was delighted with the new TripleSafe and Drainage Line installation, as their basement was no longer affected by water and moisture.

Settlement of Home Causing Damage to Basement and Home, Wilmington, MA

A homeowner in Wilmington, Massachusetts noticed cracks forming in their basement floor over the past four years. The cracks grew larger and an echoing sound indicated the floor had become hollow. The homeowner considered selling the property but realized the damage could affect the sale price. Instead, they contacted EFS for a free inspection. EFS sent Design Specialist Mark Proctor to assess the situation. After thoroughly inspecting the basement and foundation, Mark concluded that the home had settled and was continuing to do so, causing cracks and soil to escape from under the floors. EFS recommended installing Helical Piers to stabilize the corner of the home where the settlement had occurred and using PolyLevel to fill the void under the floors to eliminate the hollow sound. Installation Team leader Neal Foley arrived and removed obstructions, including a lilac plant and concrete steps, before exposing the foundation to install the Helical Piers. The team then backfilled the piers with dirt and injected PolyLevel beneath the basement slab to fill the void. After covering the small portholes with universal concrete, the homeowner was pleased with the results. Their home is no longer settling, and they have the option to sell or stay.

New Crack in Foundation Was Leaking, Dracut, MA

A homeowner in Dracut, Massachusetts, has lived in their home since 1995. The foundation of the home was poured in 1994 but about a year ago the homeowner noticed a vertical crack in the foundation that was leaking water into the basement. In the past year, they have been a construction project nearby that had been blasting. The homeowner believes that the crack in their foundation was formed by pressure from the blasting. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their foundation. Our Design Specialist Anthony Brancato met with the homeowner and inspected the basement. After the inspection, Anthony recommended installing FlexiSpan over the crack in the basement.

Our Installation Team led by Branden Edwards began by clearing any debris out of the crack. After the crack was cleaned the team then began prepping the crack and installing our FlexiSpan membrane over the crack. The membrane will prevent water from penetrating through the crack and into the basement. After the FlexiSpan was installed the team then sealed the crack on the exterior of the home. 

The homeowner was pleased with the results of the project and no longer have to worry about water collecting in their basement. 

Porch Floors Were Sagging, Arlington, MA

A homeowner in Arlington, Massachusetts, had been experiencing sagging floors on the porch at the front of their home. They have seen the issue get worse over time and decided they wanted to find a solution to the problem. They called EFS for a free inspection of their porch. Our Design Specialist Liam FitzPatrick met with the homeowner and inspected the supports under the porch. He found the support was allowing the floors to sag and proposed replacing them with Helical Piers. 

Our Installation Team led by Edward N. began by removing the outside wall of the porch to gain access to the supports. Once the supports were exposed the team then set up temporary posts so they could install the Helical Piers. The team used our hydraulic drive head to push the Helical Piers into the ground to create a strong base to have the porch sit. Once the piers were pressurized to the proper PSI, the team then attached our porch brackets and cut 6x6 pt to bridge the bracket to the floor system of the porch. Once all of the support was secured, the team removed the temporary supports and re-installed the wall to complete the job.

Unwanted Water In Basement, Stoneham, MA

A resident of Stoneham, Massachusetts had been living in their home for 25 years. Despite the home being built in 1953, the homeowner had never experienced water entering their basement until March 2023. To address the issue as soon as possible, they contacted EFS for a free basement inspection. Their Design Specialist, Dan Gillette, met with the homeowner to inspect their basement and recommended installing a SuperSump under the staircase as a solution.

 

The Installation Team, led by Steve Dumais, began by chipping out concrete under the staircase and creating a hole in the basement slab to fit the basin for the SuperSump. The team then installed pumps into the basin and plumbed them outside. Additionally, they installed an IceGuard and 30 feet of Exterior Discharge Line outside the home to carry water away from the foundation. After testing the system by pumping out a bucket of water, the team laid crushed stone around the sump basin and poured concrete over it to secure the SuperSump in place. The homeowner was very satisfied with the results of the project.

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Front Stair Replacement, Stoneham, MA

A homeowner in Stoneham, Massachusetts, has resided in their home since its construction in 2001. After 22 years, the homeowner noticed that certain areas of the house required additional attention. One of the areas they identified was the front steps, which had begun to settle. To address this issue, they contacted EFS for a free inspection of the front steps. Our Design Specialist, Kenny Calabrese, met with the homeowner and assessed the situation. After the inspection, he recommended replacing the old steps with new Brick and Granite ones. 

Our Installation Team, led by Eric Witham, started by removing the old steps with an excavator. Once the old steps were gone, the team installed 2 EZ Posts where the new stairs would be situated and laid a supplemental beam. This ensured that the new stairs would rest on a secure foundation that would prevent them from sinking. After the foundation was secure, the team used the excavator to lift and place the new staircase. 

The homeowner was impressed with how quickly and efficiently the team completed the job. The old stairs were removed, and the new stairs were in place in just a few hours.

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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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Water Entering Basement, Sudbury, MA

A homeowner in Sudbury, Massachusetts, purchased the land and built their home in 1973. They have lived in the home for 50 years. About a decade ago they noticed water beginning to collect on the basement floors after periods of rain and melt. They have got tired of cleaning up the water that collects on the floor of the basement so they reached out to EFS for a free inspection of their basement. Our Design Specialist Keith Soper met with the homeowner and inspected the basement. After Keith's inspection, he recommended installing 16 feet of WaterGuard, SuperSump, and an IceGuard into the basement.

Our Installation Team led by Steve Dumais began by chipping out concrete along the perimeter of the basement where we are installing the perimeter drainage and sump pump. We chipped out a 6-inch wide trench for the WaterGuard and a hole in the concrete that would fit our sump pump basin. After the concrete was cleared, the team then removed dirt so we could install the perimeter drainage under the slab and install our basin flush with the concrete. Next, the team started to plumb the sump pump to the exterior of the home where we can install the IceGuard and drainage line to carry water away from the foundation wall. After that, the team returned back into the basement to complete setting up the sump pump and to mix up concrete to pour over the WaterGuard and around the basin of the sump pump. After the concrete cured the homeowner could return to having items over where the WaterGuard was installed.

The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project and haven't seen water in their basement since EFS installed the system. 

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Water Seeping into 125 Year-Old Basement, Acton, MA

A homeowner in Acton, Massachusetts, residing in a house that is over 125 years old has been experiencing water seepage in their basement for the past 25+ years. Initially, the seepage only caused puddles on the basement floor, but over time it became a persistent issue. After much deliberation, the homeowner reached out to EFS for a solution. Our Design Specialist, Tom Armano, inspected the entire basement and recommended the installation of a perimeter drainage system to collect any water that seeps onto the basement floor. The proposed drainage system consisted of 150 feet of WaterGuard, an UltraSump, an IceGuard, an Exterior Drainage Line, and a SaniDry Sedona. 

 

Our Installation Team, led by Gunther and Paul, began by chipping out concrete around the entire perimeter of the basement. This concrete was chipped out to form a 6-inch wide trench to accommodate the WaterGuard. The team also chipped out a hole in the concrete to fit the UltraSump Basin beneath the slab to collect and pump out water before it seeps onto the basement floor. All 150 feet of WaterGuard were installed, followed by the UltraSump. The two systems were then connected so that any water from the perimeter drainage would be guided to the sump pump and pumped out away from the home. After installing the perimeter drain and sump, the team fed the lines from the sump pump to the exterior of the home. An IceGuard was then installed on the exterior of the home to protect the line from backing up if the exterior line ever froze. The team also installed a drainage line to carry water away from the foundation of the home. After the lines were installed and buried, the team returned to the basement, mixed up concrete, and poured it over the WaterGuard, and around the UltraSump basement. Once the concrete was cured, the last item to be installed in the basement was a SaniDry Sedona, which helps control the moisture inside the basement. 

 

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

 

Radon Concerns, Cambridge, MA

This homeowner in Cambridge, Massachusetts, just went through the process of purchasing their home. During the purchasing process of the home, the inspector noted checking the radon levels. After living in their home for only a few days the homeowners reached out to EFS for a radon inspection. Our Design Specialist Dan Gillette first met with the homeowners to drop off our Radon Test Kit. Dan set up the kit in the basement and made sure to tell the homeowners to keep the doors and windows shut as much as possible during the 48-hour radon test. After the 48-hour test was complete Dan returned to the home and went over the results with the homeowners. The test results averaged around 8 pCi/L so Dan recommended and designed a radon mitigation system to install inside the home. 

Our Installation Team led by Branden Edwards, began by creating a radon extraction point in the basement slab. We created a 3" wide circular hole in the slab so we could install a 3" PVC pipe from the extraction point to the exterior of the home. Once at the exterior of the home, the team then installed our radon fan onto the side of the home. Once installed the team then secured the PVC pipe to the radon fan and vented the system above the roofline of the home. 

With the system installed, we were able to lower the radon levels to a comfortable level under 4.0 pCi/L. The homeowner was happy with the results of the project and don't have to worry about radon inside their home. 

Installing SmartJacks to Floors in Addition, North Chelmsford, MA

This homeowner in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts, had lived in their home for the past 30 years. This home is there forever home of the owners and wants to make sure stays in good condition for years to come. They plan on continuing to maintain and upgrade the home as the years go by. Right now the most pressing item on the list for the home is to add better supports under the floor of their addition. The addition had wooden supports that were installed by the owners' father and should be replaced with something that will stand the test of time. The homeowners found EFS online and found that our SmartJacks were something that piqued their interest as a viable option. They reached out to EFS for a free inspection of the home.

Our Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese met with the homeowners and inspected the supports under the addition and recommended installing SmartJacks and Supplemental Beams beneath the floor to stabilize it. 

Our installation team led by Anthony Locascio began by marking where we will install our 6 SmartJacks and 2 Supplemental Beams. The team measured and installed the beams and support posts beneath the floors of the addition. These supports will stabilize the floors of the addition for many years to come. 

The homeowners were very happy with the result of the project and won't have to worry about the floors of the addition again. 

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Replacing Failing Foundation Wall, Groton, MA

A homeowner in Groton, Massachusetts, lives in a home that was built over 100 years ago. The homeowner has seen that one of their foundation walls was separating. They reached out to EFS for a free inspection of their foundation. Our Design Specialist John Prince met with the homeowner and talked about their goals for the project. They wanted to find a solution that would fix their foundation wall and give them peace of mind. John inspected the foundation and returned to the homeowners with a solution. The solution was for EFS to remove a 10' section of the foundation wall that was failing and replace it with a new masonry block wall.

Our Installation Team began by exposing the failing foundation wall so we could remove it. Once the old and failing foundation wall was removed the team poured a footing. The footing will span from wall to wall and allow us to install our masonry block on top of the footing and build up the new masonry block wall. Once the team finished laying all of the masonry blocks we then backfilled against the new foundation wall.

 The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project. They no longer have to worry about that foundation wall failing and it has given them peace of mind. 

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Watering Coming into Basement of 1920s Home, Somerville, MA

A family home in Somerville, Massachusetts, has been in the family for over 30 years. The homeowners plan to use the home as a family/ rental property. They have seen water entering the basement for as long as they can remember. The kids are in charge of the decision-making for the property and decided to call EFS for a free inspection of the home. Our Design Specialist Keith Soper met with the homeowner and then inspected the basement to determine a solution for the home. After Keith completed his inspection he recommended installing a full perimeter drainage system into the basement to collect any water and pump it outside the home.

Our installation team led by Anthony LoCascio began by chipping out the perimeter of the basement so we could install our perimeter drainage and sump pump. After the concrete was chipped out with a jackhammer the team removed all of the debris and then installed 140 feet of WaterGuard around the perimeter of the basement and installed our SuperSump. After the drainage and sump pump were installed the team then plumbed the sump pump to the exterior of the home where we installed our IceGuard and Exterior Drainage Line. The IceGuard will prevent water from backing up into the basement in case the EDL froze. The EDL will extend 10 feet away from the foundation of the home. After the exterior drainage was installed and buried the team returned into the basement to mix concrete and cover the WaterGuard and around the SuperSump to lock it in place. 

When the concrete cured and the job was complete the homeowners looked at what the team installed and they were very impressed. The system collects water from under the slab and from the wall and that water collects in the SuperSump which is pumped out through the IceGuard and EDL away from the foundation of the home. 

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Water and Moisture Intrusion into CrawlSpace, Lincoln, MA

This homeowner in Lincoln, Massachusetts, has lived in their home for over 40 years. Years ago they noticed water seeping into their crawlspace. This water seepage has also caused moisture issues down there. They decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions for a free inspection of their crawlspace. Our Design Specialist Tom Armano met with the homeowners and talked to them about their concerns. After their conversation, Tom went into the crawlspace to inspect the space to find a solution for them. At the conclusion of Tom's inspection, he sat down with the homeowners again to discuss his findings. Tom recommended encapsulating the crawlspace with CleanSpace and installing a SaniDry Sedona. This will prevent water and moisture from seeping into the crawlspace. 

Our Installation Team led by Gunther and Paul first began by removing any debris from the crawlspace. After we removed all debris the team then began laying the CleanSpace down over the floor and walls of the crawlspace. To connect the sheets of CleanSpace to the walls and together the team used a specially designed adhesive tape called CleanSpace Tape. The tape matches the white color of the CleanSpace so it looks like one sheet when complete. After the encapsulation of the crawlspace was complete the team then installed our SaniDry Sedona into the crawlspace. The dehumidifier will control the amount of moisture inside the crawlspace. The homeowner can set the humidity control on the SaniDry.

After the installation, the team was very pleased with the results of the project. 

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Interior Slab Repair, Newtonville, MA

This apartment complex community in Newtonville, MA was built in the 1950's. The owner of the buildings had just purchased the property, and was in the process of renovating the interior of each apartment. While they were tearing up flooring and demolishing various sections, they noticed the concrete slabs underneath were cracked and uneven. Rather than simply cover up the concrete and hide the cracks, the owner decided to seek a professional opinion to see if there was any concern with stability or settlement. 

Our specialist determined the even concrete areas could be fixed with PolyLevel, and our team was hired to be scheduled and make the necessary repairs. The goal for the owner was to have level floors so that new flooring could be installed, and they didn't want to worry about having to make repairs down the road.

There were several units throughout the complex that needed PolyLevel foam injection to lift and stabilize the concrete, and it took our production team 4 days to complete the repairs. The low sections of the interior slabs were raised as much as needed where possible, and other sections were limited due to walls and other obstacles within the buildings. By the end of the project, the owner and the general contractor managing the renovations were both thrilled with the results, and pleased to know they could continue with their flooring and other projects. 

Old Vapor Barrier Needed to be Replaced, Sudbury, MA

This homeowner in Sudbury, Massachusetts, purchased their home in 2019. Their home was built in 1944 and when the home was purchased the home inspector noted the vapor barrier should be replaced inside the crawlspace. The homeowner didn't have the money when they purchased the home, so they waited a couple of years until they had the funds for a repair. They reached out to EFS for a free inspection of their crawlspace. Our Design Specialist met with the homeowners and talked about the concerns they have inside their crawlspace. We inspected the crawlspace and confirmed that the old vapor barrier needed to be replaced, but we also recommended replacing the supports to stabilize the aging floor system. 

Our Installation Team led by Eric Witham began by removing the old vapor barrier. After that was removed, we installed two SmartJacks in the crawlspace into the crawlspace to stabilize the floor system. After the new supports were installed, we then encapsulated the entire crawlspace with CleanSpace. 

The homeowners were very impressed with the installation of the CleanSpace and SmartJacks into their crawlspace. 

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Cold Drafts and Moisture Entering Crawlspace, Stoneham, MA

A homeowner in Stoneham, Massachusetts, had cold drafts and moisture entering the crawlspace of their 95-year-old home. After living in the home for 4 years they noticed the floors were very cold in the winter and wanted to find a solution. They reached out to EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist Tom Armano met with the homeowner and talked about their concerns with their crawlspace. Tom inspected the crawlspace and recommended using PolyLevel Wall Restoration to prevent drafts, and then used TerraBlock, CleanSpace, and SaniDry to lower the moisture levels in the crawlspace. 

Our installation team began by removing all debris from the crawlspace so we could first spray our PolyLevel Wall Restoration over the foundation walls in the crawlspace. After the debris was removed we covered the entire was with poly and ensured there were no gaps where air could travel through. Next, the team then installed the TerraBlock and CleanSpace into the crawlspace to encapsulate the space. After the crawlspace was encapsulated, we installed our SaniDry Sedona into the crawlspace to control the humidity. 

Restaurant Sidewalk Repair, Woburn

A local, family owned restaurant in Woburn, MA had an outdoor eating area comprised of concrete. Over the years, due to erosion of the soils underneath the patio and sidewalk, the concrete had shifted and settled, becoming uneven and forming trip hazards. This was not ideal for patrons of the restaurant, and so the owners decided it was time to fix the concrete and make it safe again, especially before the problem got worse and somebody got hurt. 

Our specialist showed up for the free inspection on the scheduled day, and determined that PolyLevel would be the ideal solution to fix the uneven concrete. Tearing out and replacing all the concrete would be not only costly, but the process would be messy, take at least one week, and ultimately would disrupt the flow of the business. With PolyLevel, the repairs are completed quickly with no demolition, and the concrete can be walked on again within minutes. 

On the scheduled day for repairs, our production specialists arrived and got to work, providing the owners with a clear walkthrough of their plan. They clearly marked out where they would drill tiny, dime sized holes in order to inject the polymer foam beneath the slabs. No heavy excavation was required, and the restaurant was able to remain open throughout the project. Our team lifted and stabilized the area closest to the front doors first, and moved away from the building with their repairs. 

Once the lifting and leveling process was complete, they then installed NexusPro, a silicone based caulking for outdoor applications, into all the joints and cracks on the surface. This sealant was to help prevent rain water from flowing between the slabs and down into the soils beneath. By doing so, erosion is prevented and the life of the concrete is extended. With all the repairs completed, the restaurant had an even, safe concrete sidewalk and patio area for their customers, and peace of mind that their business would be in good shape for years to come.

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Local Business Needs Floor Stabilized, Londonderry, NH

A local business in Londonderry, New Hampshire, had their basement flood a couple of years ago which prompted them to have a sump pump installed in the large basement. After the water had been pumped out they had noticed that the floors felt bouncy. To find a solution to this problem they decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their basement. Our Design Specialist Victor Tapia met with the manager of the business and talked to them about their concerns. After their conversation, Victor went into the basement to inspect the supports and recommended a solution for them. His solution was to install 87 SmartJacks, 3 TripleSafes, and 3500 sqft of CleanSpace into the basement. 

Our installation team began by installing the SmartJacks into the basement. For each section of SmartJacks to be installed our team had to first remove the old supports. We installed a total of 87 SmartJacks before installing our 3 TripleSafe sump pumps in the basement. After the sumps were installed the team then installed 3500 sqft of CleanSpace to encapsulate the basement. 

The owner of the building was very impressed with the products installed inside their basement. They no longer have any bounce in their floors or any concerns with water in the basement. 

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Homeowners Concerned with Air Quality Inside Home, Acton, MA

A homeowner in Acton, Massachusetts, has lived in their late 1800s home for the past 7 years. Recently they have become concerned with the air quality inside their home. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection of the home to find a solution that would ease their concerns. Our Design Specialist Jared Pavluvcik met with the homeowners and talked to them about their concerns. After a conversation with the homeowners, Jared inspected the basement and proposed a solution that would ease their concerns. He recommended installing an Energy Recovery Ventilator system or ERV to keep fresh air coming into the basement and the rest of the home. 

Our installation team led by Steve Dumais began by finding a place where we could install the ventilation system. The team secured the system against the wall inside the basement and then set up the 4 air ducts that will carry old air out of the basement and replace it with new air. 

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

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Water Entering Basement of Early 1900s Home, Stoneham, MA

This homeowner in Stoneham, Massachusetts, purchased an early 1900s home just over a decade ago. Since living in 2011 they have noticed water entering the basement. Now 10 years later they see water in their basement a lot more often. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection of their home. Our Design Specialist Josh Phillips met with the homeowners at their home and talked to them about the solutions to stop the water from entering their basement. After, Josh inspected the basement and recommended our solution. We recommended installing a perimeter drainage system with TripleSafe, SmartPipe, SaniDry, and exterior drainage to keep water out of the basement. 

Our Installation Team led by Abdou Taal began by chipping out the concrete around the perimeter of the basement so we could then install our SmartPipe and TripleSafe into the basement. This will collect water and guide it to the TripleSafe so it can be pumped out of the basement. To carry the water away from the foundation of the home we installed a 20' Exterior Drainage Line and buried it. This will prevent the water from re-entering the basement. The last item installed is the SaniDry Sedona next to the sump pump. The SaniDry will control the moisture inside the basement and the discharge line was directed into the TripleSafe basin.

The homeowners were very happy that they no longer had to worry about water entering their basement. 

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Prevent Water Seepage into Basement, Concord, MA

A homeowner in Concord, Massachusetts, purchased their 1930s home in 2012. After purchasing the home they noticed continuous seepage and puddles on the basement floor. The homeowners have to repeatedly clean up the water on their basement floor and have decided they would like to find a solution to this issue. The homeowners would like to prevent water seepage to possibly create a playroom for their children. They reached out to EFS for a free inspection of their basement. Our Design Specialist Tom Armano met with the homeowners and talked to them about their concerns and goals for the project. After their conversation, he inspected the basement and provided a solution to the homeowners. Tom recommended installing 116' of WaterGuard, an UltraSump, and IceGuard into the basement to prevent water from seeping in. 

Our Installation Team led by Steve Dumais began by chipping out the perimeter of the basement so we could install our perimeter drainage and sump pump beneath the slab. We installed the WaterGuard and UltraSump beneath the slab and then plumbed the system to the exterior of the home where we installed our IceGuard and drainage line. After everything was installed the team then mixed concrete and covered the perimeter drainage and around the sump pump to lock everything in place.

The homeowner was very happy with the installation of their perimeter drainage system. They no longer have to worry about water entering their basement and can now create a play area for their kids in the basement. 

Basement Waterproofing, Auburndale, MA

A homeowner in Auburndale, Massachusetts, had been experiencing water leakage in their basement up to 10 times in the past 14 years of living in the house. The water would seep through the foundation wall that faced the road. As they planned to sell the house in the next couple of years, they decided to repair the areas that needed fixing, with eliminating the water leakage being a top priority. To achieve this, they called EFS for a free basement inspection. Josh Bartholomew, our design specialist, met with the homeowners to discuss the issue and inspected the basement to determine where and when the leakage usually occurred. He suggested installing a perimeter drainage system into the basement on the front foundation wall. 

Our installation team, led by Gunther Billhardt, began by removing the concrete along the front foundation wall. After the debris was cleared, we installed our WaterGuard drainage system and TripleSafe sump pump in the chipped-out portion of the concrete. Once installed, we then connected the sump pump to the exterior of the home where we installed our IceGuard and Exterior Drainage Line to carry water away from the foundation of the home. After burying the drainage line outside, we returned to the basement to cover the interior drainage and sump pump with concrete. Once the concrete cured, we installed our SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier in the basement next to the TripleSafe so that the discharge line could be fed into the sump pump basin. 

The homeowner was very pleased with the installation, and they can now cross this issue off their list.

Water Entering Basement, Winchester, MA

A homeowner in Winchester, Massachusetts purchased their home in June 2023. During the pre-purchase inspection, an inspector noted a couple of concerns in the basement. There were markings where water had entered the basement and concerns of radon gas. The inspector recommended the issues to be repaired after the sale was complete. The homeowners were referred by a friend to EFS for Waterproofing and Radon Mitigation. They contacted EFS for a free inspection of their basement. Our Design Specialist, Josh Bartholomew, met with the homeowners and inspected their basement to find a solution to the issues the inspector had revealed. After inspecting the basement, Josh recommended the installation of a TripleSafe with a domed sump pit cover, WaterGuard with a Radon Seal Strip, IceGuard, and Exterior Drainage Line. This system would prevent water and radon gas from seeping into the basement. 

 

Our installation team led by Gunther Billhardt, began by chipping out the concrete in the basement to install our drainage and sump pump below the slab. Our team installed our radon-sealed perimeter drainage and the sump pump with a domed cover to prevent radon gas from seeping through. After both the perimeter drainage and sump pump were installed, we plumbed the system to the exterior of the home. Once plumbed to the exterior of the home, we then installed 2 IceGuards and our 30' Exterior Drainage Line into the yard. After the exterior drainage was installed, the team returned inside to cover the perimeter drainage and sump pump with concrete to lock them into place. 

 

After the job was complete, the homeowners were pleased with the outcome of the project.

Concrete Slab and Walkway Lifting, Littleton, MA

Concrete slabs will sink and settle when the soil beneath them erodes away  with rain water. With the concrete no longer supported, it will sink into the voids, cause cracking on the top side, and leave unsafe trip hazards on the surface. For this homeowner in Littleton, MA, these were these exact concerns they were facing in two separate locations on their property. 

First, the concrete walkway leading from their driveway up to their front door had become uneven due to settlement. The walkway was poured with 7 cold joints installed, essentially making the concrete 8 separate smaller slabs. Each slab had shifted or settled a little over the years, creating a walkway that looked uneven and developed some trip hazards. To address these concerns, our team injected PolyLevel beneath each individual slab section to either lift it as needed, or to simply stabilize it against future settlement concerns. The polymer foam injection process was convenient and cost effective for the homeowner, as no demolition or replacement of any concrete was required in order to repair their entire walkway. 

Once the walkway repairs were completed, our team moved to the back of the home where the homeowner had a slab that had settled 5 inches outside one of their garage bays. Inside the overhead area, the homeowner parked their lawn mower. In order to get the lawn mower out to cut the grass, they had to either let the machine drop down 5 inches and risk damaging it, or setup a temporary ramp to drive down. PolyLevel turned out to be the ideal solution for them. 

To begin the lift and level process, our specialists first used a slab jack system which enabled them to loosed the concrete slab and lift it slightly out of the soils beneath it. This extra step helps them to protect the concrete from any unwanted cracks from forming due to binding or adhesion to the soils. Once the slab was loose, they inject their PolyLevel into the void beneath the concrete, and watched as the slab lifted up the entire 5 inches back to it's originally installed location. The transition from the over head garage floor to the exterior slab was now less than half an inch, and the homeowner could now easily drive their lawn mower out in a safe way. 

The owner was thrilled with the results and expressed how they thought the repairs came out better than they expected. Their front walkway was now even and stabilized, and the slab that had settled 5 inches was raised and level with their garage floor. All of their concerns were addressed and fixed, and PolyLevel saved them time and money. 

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Concerned About Mold, Homeowner Wanted a Reliable Dehumidifier

This homeowner in Sudbury, MA had a basement that was partially finished. Some of the space was used as an exercise area and an entertainment room, and the other sections were storage and small workshop. There were no signs of water intrusion or leaking, but the entire basement area was always damp and humid feeling. Although not visible, the concrete floors and walls of the foundation were absorbing moisture from the soils on the outside, and releasing the vapor into the home's basement. They were very concerned about mold growing with the high humidity problem, and so wanted a professional opinion on a strong dehumidifier system. 

Our team recommended the SaniDry Sedona, a super efficient dehumidifier and filtration system ideal for homeowners. It's small size means it did not take up a lot of room in the homeowners basement, but at the same time is guaranteed to properly mitigate the moisture concerns for them. The family was glad to have found the solution they needed for their humidity problem. 

Insulating Crawlspace to Prevent Cold Floors, Hudson, MA

Thirteen years ago, a homeowner in Hudson, Massachusetts purchased their house. Recently, they have been doing some repairs around the house and noticed that the floors above their crawlspace get cold during winter. Upon inspection, it was discovered that the insulation in the crawlspace had fallen out of the floor joists. To fix this issue, the homeowners contacted EFS for a free inspection of their crawlspace to find a better way to insulate the space. 

 

During the inspection, our Design Specialist, Issac Hernandez, met with the homeowners and discussed the projects they were planning to do. Issac then inspected the crawlspace and suggested insulating the space with TerraBlock, SilverGlo, CleanSpace, and Rim Joist Insulation to control the temperature and prevent drafts. 

 

Our Installation Team, led by Anthony LoCascio, started the job by cleaning the old insulation and debris out of the crawlspace. Once the space was clean, our team began installing the TerraBlock over the floors and SilverGlo against the walls. After covering the floors and walls with insulation, we encapsulated the crawlspace with CleanSpace, which covers the floors and up the walls to prevent any vapor from penetrating into the crawlspace from the ground or walls. Lastly, we installed Rim Joist Insulation around the top of the CleanSpace to fully insulate the space. 

 

This insulation system controls the temperature and prevents drafts in the crawlspace, ensuring that the floors in the home don't get cold during the winter. The homeowners were pleased with the result of the project and actually found their crawlspace to look cleaner than before.

Water Seeping onto Floor of Finished Basement, Somerville, MA

Around four years ago, a homeowner in Somerville, Massachusetts purchased a house. Recently, they noticed minor water seepage in their finished basement and contacted Erickson Foundation Solutions to explore their options. They scheduled a meeting with Tom Armano, our Design Specialist, who inspected the basement and recommended a perimeter drainage system. However, since the seepage was minor, the homeowner opted not to install a full drainage system. As an alternative, Tom suggested our ThermalDry Basement Flooring, which resembles regular flooring but has built-in drainage, a thermal barrier, and is not damaged by moisture or mold. The homeowner liked this proposal and decided to have us install ThermalDry Flooring in their basement.

 

Our installation team removed the damaged wooden floors and installed ThermalDry over the concrete slab. The flooring comes in planks that snap together and allow water to drain. The homeowner was pleased with the drainage system installed.

Encapsulating Crawlspace, Stoneham, MA

A previous customer of Erickson Foundation Solutions had their lake house crawlspace encapsulated by us a few years ago. Recently, they contacted us again to work on their main home as they were experiencing a similar issue. Our Design Specialist, Mark Proctor, inspected the space and recommended installing CleanSpace and Drainage Matting to encapsulate the crawlspace.

 

Our installation team started by removing any debris from the crawlspace floor. Then, they laid 160 sqft of Drainage Matting before installing the same amount of CleanSpace over it to encapsulate the crawlspace. The team also installed wall encapsulation and sealed all the edges with high-strength tape to ensure complete encapsulation.

 

After completing the work, the team showed the homeowners the finished product, and they were amazed at how their crawlspace looked.

 

Encapsulating Crawlspace and Adding Support, Lexington, MA

A homeowner residing in Lexington, Massachusetts has been living in their house since 1974 and has made multiple improvements over the years. Recently, they decided to address the pest and insulation issues in their crawlspace, and they contacted EFS for a free inspection. During the inspection, Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese identified sagging beams in the crawlspace and recommended installing CleanSpace Encapsulation, Rim Joist Insulation, EverLast Crawlspace Door, and SmartJacks.

 

The installation team cleared out debris to prepare for the installation of the products. They then installed 3 SmartJacks under the main beam for additional support. Following that, CleanSpace Encapsulation was installed on the floors and walls. The encapsulation was secured using strong white adhesive tape, and rim joist insulation was sprayed around the perimeter of the crawlspace to completely encapsulate the space. Finally, the team installed the EverLast Crawlspace door to prevent pests from entering the area.

 

After the installation, the homeowners were provided with complete confidence in the stability of the crawlspace. The space was now fully encapsulated, and supports were added under the main beam, making the space secure and protected against pests and cold drafts.

Water Leaking For 20 Years, Dracut, MA

A homeowner residing in Dracut, Massachusetts, has been living in their house since 1988. Over time, they noticed water entering their basement through two cracks. Initially, it was a small amount of water, but the problem worsened, and now the homeowner describes it as gallons of water entering the basement. After enduring this issue for 20 years, the homeowner contacted EFS to request a free inspection of their basement. Our Design Specialist, Nikki Burke, inspected the basement and recommended installing 2 FlexiSpans, a crack monitor, and NexusPro Crack Repair.

 

Our Installation Team, led by Steven Dumais, began the project by cleaning out the two cracks in the basement that were allowing water in. After cleaning the cracks, they chipped out the bottom of the wall to create a drain for the water. Then, they installed the FlexiSpan membrane over the crack and down to the floor. This allows the water to travel down the crack to the drain and flow beneath the home, keeping water out of the basement. Next, the team installed a Crack Monitor on the top of the crack to monitor its activity. Lastly, the team installed 40 feet of NexusPro Crack Repair to the slab's cracks.

 

The homeowner was pleased with the project's results and how quickly our team completed the installation.

Replacing Supports In Crawlspace, Exeter, NH

A homeowner residing in Exeter, New Hampshire, owns a house that was built in the late 1800s. They observed that the supports in the crawlspace were not strong enough to hold the floor system, so they contacted EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist, Liam FitzPatrick, inspected the crawlspace and found that most of the support posts were temporary, with just a couple of wooden supports. Liam recommended replacing the existing supports with 3 SmartJacks and a 12-foot Supplemental Beam.

 

Our installation team, led by Neal Foley, removed the temporary posts and then dug into the dirt floor to install the cast-in-place footings. The team measured each support to ensure there was ample space for the supplemental beam and then used the adjustable top bracket to lift and stabilize the floor system. Crushed stone was placed over the footings, which were then cast in concrete to lock them into place. Finally, the team laid the black vapor barrier back in place and retaped it.

 

The homeowners were immensely pleased with the project's outcome and no longer had to worry about the crawlspace supports.

Replacing Old Wooden Supports in Basement, North Chelmsford, MA

A homeowner in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts recently purchased a house built in the early 1900s. They noticed that the wooden supports in the basement needed to be replaced and believed they were the original supports. To ensure their safety, they contacted EFS for a free inspection of their basement. 

 

Our Design Specialist, Victor Tapia, inspected the supports and recommended replacing them with galvanized steel SmartJacks and a Supplemental beam. Our installation team, led by Eric Witham, began by setting up temporary posts to support the floor system while they removed the old supports. They then chipped out four sections in the basement slab to install footings for the four SmartJacks. We used big plate footings to support the galvanized steel supports and supplemental beams. Once the plates were in place and leveled, we cut the supports to the correct length to install our beam and support the floor joists. 

 

Once everything was in place, the team used the adjustable topper on each SmartJack to start lifting, leveling, and stabilizing the floor system. Once everything was in its final position, we mixed concrete and poured it over the footings to lock everything into place. The homeowners were very pleased with the results of the project and had peace of mind that the original supports wouldn't fail.

Updating Basement Supports in 1700s Home, Dunstable, MA

A homeowner living in Dunstable, Massachusetts, recently bought a house that was built in the 1740s and wanted to renovate it. They decided to start with the wooden supports in the basement and contacted EFS to request a free inspection. Our Design Specialist, Liam FitzPatrick, met with the homeowners and suggested replacing some of the old wooden supports with 5 galvanized steel SmartJacks.

 

To begin the installation process, our team, led by Eric Witham, set up temporary posts and removed the old wooden supports. Next, concrete was chiseled out to create footings for the new galvanized supports. After enough soil was removed, footings were installed, and SmartJacks were cut to the correct size. The supports were then installed, and the top bracket was secured to the main beam. The adjustable top was used to lift, level, and support the main beam. Finally, concrete was poured over the footings to lock everything into place, and the crew cleaned up their work area.

 

The homeowners were thrilled with the project's results and can now move on to more renovation projects within their home.

1920s Home Needs Water Proofing, Wakefield, MA

A homeowner in Wakefield, Massachusetts owns a house that dates back to the 1920s. Over the past few years, the homeowner has been dealing with water entering their basement and accumulating on the floors. Frustrated with the constant need to vacuum out the water, they decided to contact EFS for a solution. Our Design Specialist inspected the basement for free and recommended a full-perimeter drainage system to prevent future water accumulation. The Specialist suggested installing 106 feet of WaterGuard perimeter drainage, 8 feet of TrenchDrain, a TripleSafe sump pump, and two IceGuard with 10 feet of exterior drainage.

 

Our installation team, led by Gunther Billhardt, began by breaking up the concrete around the basement perimeter to create space for the drainage system. After removing the concrete and some dirt, we installed over 100 feet of WaterGuard around the basement and 8 feet of TrenchDrain near the stairs. We then dug a 24-inch pit for the sump pump and installed the basin and our TripleSafe sump pump system. The system comprises of a primary pump, a backup pump, and a battery backup pump. We then connected the pumps to the exterior of the house where we installed two IceGuards and 10 feet of exterior drainage to divert water away from the foundation. Finally, we mixed concrete inside the basement to cover the perimeter drainage and the sump pump basin, locking the system into place.

 

The homeowners were thrilled with the results of the project. Thanks to the installation of the full-perimeter drainage system, their 1920s home's basement will no longer be susceptible to water damage.

Replacing Sump Pump and Adding Drainage, Lexington, MA

Since a company closed its doors in our service area we have been offering our services to their old customers to maintain their sump pump systems. 

 

This old customer of that company reached out to us because their sump pump had stopped working. We had scheduled our Service Technician Justin Colin to perform maintenance on the sump pump to see if he could get it running again. After working on the pump for a little while with no luck, Justin had a conversation with the homeowner about purchasing and installing a new TripleSafe in their basement. Justin had also recommended installing 14 feet of drainage into the basement to collect more water and protect the basement from further water intrusion. 

 

Our installation team led by Eric Witham began by chipping out 14 feet of concrete. This will allow us to install a new sump pump and drainage to keep the basement dry. Once the system was installed the team plumbed the sump pump to the exterior of the home where we installed the exterior drainage. We tested the system by flooding the drainage with water and pumping out the water. After the test was complete the team began pouring concrete over the drainage and around the sump pump basin. 

 

The homeowners were pleased with EFS and plan on using us in the future for any more waterproofing needs. 

Water Leaking into Basement, Winchester, MA

This homeowner in Winchester, Massachusetts, owns a home that was originally built in 1925 but was added to in the early 1990s. Since buying the home in the late 80s, they have seen water enter the basement during heavy rain and become tired of cleaning up water. The homeowners called EFS for a free inspection of their basement. Our Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese took a detailed look in the basement to find a solution to the problem. He found that water was entering the basement near one of the egress windows. Kenny recommended installing WaterGuard and CleanSpace Wall in the basement to collect any water that seeps in. 

 

Our Installation Team led by Anthony LoCascio began by chipping out a couple of feet of concrete beneath the egress window. We then installed WaterGuard where we chipped out the concrete and then installed CleanSpace up the wall and around the egress window. This will allow us to collect any seepage from under this window and collect and drain it through the WaterGuard. After everything was in place the team then mixed up concrete and poured it over the WaterGuard to lock everything into place. 

 

The homeowners were very happy with the results of the project. They no longer have to worry about water leaking onto the slab in the basement. 

Water Entering the Basement, Concord, MA

A resident of Concord, Massachusetts had been living in their home since the early 90s. In the first 15 years of ownership, they had never seen water in their basement. However, in the last couple of years, they have experienced a lot of water entering their basement during rainy periods. To deal with this problem, the homeowner used a shop vac to remove the water from the basement. After cleaning up all the water a few times, the homeowner decided to find a company that could install a waterproofing system in the cellar to prevent water accumulation. They contacted Erickson Foundation Solutions to inspect their basement and find a solution. Our Design Specialist, Mark Proctor, met with the homeowner and inspected the unfinished space to determine what could be done to prevent water from collecting in the basement. After a thorough inspection, our Design Specialist recommended installing WaterGuard, TripleSafe, IceGuard, and Exterior Drainage to pump out any water from the cellar before it collects on the floor. Mark identified the lowest corner next to the bulkhead as the ideal location for the sump pump installation. Our installation team, led by Anthony LoCascio, began by chipping out the concrete along the wall with the bulkhead. After the concrete and some soil were removed, the team installed our TripleSafe and WaterGuard against the foundation wall. The drainage and sump basin was installed into place, and then the team plumbed the sump pump to the exterior of the home where we installed our IceGuard and Exterior Drainage Line. After the drainage was installed, the team mixed up concrete and poured it over the WaterGuard and around the sump pump basin to lock the system into place. Lastly, the team performed a flood test to ensure the system functioned correctly. The homeowners were delighted with the installation and were pleased that they no longer had to clean up their basement with a shop vac after a rainstorm.

Foundation is Settling, Natick, MA

A homeowner in Natick, Massachusetts, lived in the home that her parents had built in 1989. In around 2009 they redid the basement bathroom and the company who did the work noticed there was a void under the slab. They paid a company to come out and fill the void with cement. Now over a decade later, the problem has only gotten worse and the homeowners are looking to find a permanent solution. They reached out to EFS for a free inspection of their foundation. Our Design Specialist Mark Proctor met with the homeowners and talked about their experience with this issue and what their goals were. After learning about the issue Mark looked at the foundation and found that the foundation had settled and a section of the concrete had cracked. Mark designed a solution for the homeowners which included installing 18 Push Piers, 80 feet of NexusPro Crack Repair, and PolyLevel. 

Our installation team began by excavating dirt away from the portion of the poured foundation wall that had settled. Once the team exposed the footing we measured the wall to determine the span between each pier then we chipped out concrete to create an area where we could attach our Push Piers Brackets. We repeated this process 18 times until we were able to start using our hydraulic press to send our Push Piers down into the ground below until they hit sufficient pressure. After all of the piers were installed the team then installed NexusPro crack repair to the cracked portions of the concrete before backfilling over the piers. After backfilling, our PolyLevel team came to the home and began drilling port holes in the slab. The team drilled them in a grid pattern so we could fill the void and also be able to lift and level the slab back to it original place. After we injected PolyLevel underneath the slab the team then used a little bit of concrete to cover each of the port holes. 

After the entire job was complete we showed the homeowners the work we completed. During the walkthrough, the homeowners were very happy with the results of the project. 

ERV Installation, Dracut, MA

The owner of a rental property in Dracut, Massachusetts has owned the property for the past ten years. They have tenants living in the building who have expressed concerns about radon levels. The owner wants to ensure their tenants' safety, so they contacted EFS for a radon inspection. Our Design Specialist, John Prince, met with the owner and left a 48-hour CRM test in the basement to monitor radon levels for an extended period. After completing the test cycle, John returned to review the results with the owner.

 

The results showed an average of around 4.3 pCi/L, which is slightly above the recommended amount provided by the National Radon Defense. John recommended installing an ERV system in the basement. Although an ERV is not traditionally used to mitigate large amounts of radon, it will work perfectly in this scenario to lower the already manageable radon levels in the home even further.

 

Our installation team, led by Mike Lyall, located a suitable wall space in the basement to install the Energy Recovery Ventilator. This large system has two intake and two exhaust pipes and will take in fresh outside air, conditioning it to the temperature of the basement and bringing it inside while removing old, stale air from inside the basement and sending it outside. This process will help remove radon particles from the basement as well.

 

Once the installation was complete, the team showed the homeowner the ERV system, how it works, and its benefits. The homeowner was impressed with the system, and everyone was satisfied with the outcome.

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Stopping Water From Entering Basement, Woburn, MA

A homeowner in Woburn, Massachusetts has been living in their house for the past three years and has noticed water in their basement for the last two years. They contacted various companies in their area for waterproofing quotes. Eventually, the homeowner chose to engage EFS because of the reasonable cost and honest inspection process. EFS recommended a full perimeter drainage system to prevent water from entering the basement. 

 

To begin the installation process, our team chipped out concrete around the entire perimeter of the basement. This allowed us to install our perimeter drainage and sump pump. After the concrete was removed, we installed our TripleSafe basin and pumps to pump out any water while we worked on the rest of the system. We fed the discharge line to the exterior of the home and installed over 100 feet of perimeter drainage around the basement to integrate the drainage to the sump. This allowed us to collect any water pumped outside the home. 

 

Once the drainage system was in place, we installed a 10-foot exterior drainage line to carry water away from the foundation. We then mixed concrete and poured it over the drainage and around the sump pump basin to lock the system into place. After completion, we did a walkthrough with the homeowners to show them everything that was installed and clean up the site. The homeowners expressed their satisfaction with the results of the project.

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Water In Rental Property Basement, Concord, MA

The owner of a rental property in Concord, Massachusetts, has owned the property for the past two years. Whenever it rained, they noticed water in the front right corner of the basement, and during heavy storms, the basement would flood. To protect themselves and their tenants, the owner called EFS for a free inspection of the building. Our Design Specialist, Mark Proctor, inspected the basement and recommended installing a full perimeter drainage system to prevent water from penetrating the basement.

 

Our installation team, led by Nick Carelli, began by chipping out concrete along the perimeter of the fieldstone basement. We chipped out approximately 150 feet of concrete to install our new sump pump and perimeter drainage. After the chipping was complete, Nick and his team installed our TripleSafe and plumbed it outside so we could pump out any water while they were working. Our team then moved on to installing 140 feet of WaterGuard, which we installed around the entire perimeter, integrating the drainage into the sump pump. This ensures that any water inside the perimeter drainage is guided to the sump pump and pumped out and away from the home. 

 

After the drainage was installed and integrated into the sump, we moved outside to install our IceGuard and exterior drainage. The IceGuard prevents the system from backing up into the basement, and the EDL carries the water away from the foundation wall, preventing the water removed from the basement from re-entering it. Finally, our team returned to the basement to mix concrete to pour over the WaterGuard and around the TripleSafe basin. Once cured, this will lock the system into place, allowing the homeowner to return their storage items where they were before.

 

After the crew cleaned up, they took the owner on a walkthrough of the project. The owner was pleased that they and their tenants wouldn't have to deal with water in the basement anymore.

Foundation Stabilized with Auxiliary Wall

A homeowner in Newton, Massachusetts recently bought a house but during the pre-purchase inspection, the inspector discovered that one of the foundation walls was bowing. Concerned about the stability of the wall, the homeowner contacted EFS to request a free inspection of their foundation wall. EFS sent its Design Specialist, Kenny Calabrese, who examined the foundation wall and the basement to get a full perspective of the foundation of the home. After completing his examination, Kenny recommended installing an Auxiliary wall on the bowing foundation wall and installing 3 SmartJacks under the main beam in the basement to provide additional support.

 

The EFS team, led by Neal Foley, started the installation process by putting up PowerBraces against the bowing foundation wall every 3-4 feet across the entire length of the 41-foot Auxiliary Wall. The team then installed rebar between each of the PowerBraces before setting up the concrete forms. The team reinforced the forms to ensure they remained in place when pouring concrete. After filling the forms to the top, the team then waited for the concrete to cure. During the concrete curing process, the team installed the 3 SmartJacks under the main beam. Once the concrete was fully cured, the team removed all of the bracing and forms to reveal the new Auxiliary Wall.

 

Before showing the homeowner the installation, the team cleaned up all of their supplies. The homeowners were very pleased with the installation of the new Auxiliary Wall and SmartJacks and are now confident in the foundation of their home.

Addition At Back of Home is Settling, Billerica, MA

A homeowner in Billerica, Massachusetts purchased their split-level home 27 years ago. In 2007, they built a sizable addition on the back of their home. For about 15 years, they had no issues with the addition, but they noticed two to three years ago that the doors and windows inside the addition were becoming tight and hard to open. After researching the potential causes, the homeowner suspected that their foundation might be the problem. They contacted EFS to request a free foundation inspection, and our Design Specialist, Jason Vachon, met with them to examine the foundation. 

 

Jason inspected the foundation wall, windows, doors, and other features inside the addition to determine the problem and find a solution. He concluded that the issue was around 2" of settlement at the rear of the addition, which caused the doors and windows to become tight. Jason recommended using Push Piers and PolyLevel to lift and stabilize the foundation. 

 

Our installation team began by exposing the foundation footing and installing 14 Push Piers around the three walls of the structure. Once the piers were in place, our hydraulic press pushed them to the proper pressure, and we tamped and backfilled the dirt over the piers. Next, the team drilled tiny injection portholes in the slab so they could inject PolyLevel below the slab. They injected PolyLevel into each porthole to fill any voids below the slab. Once all the voids were filled, the team plugged all the portholes with concrete. 

 

The team then cleaned up and took the homeowners on a final walkthrough to show them everything that was installed. The crew answered any questions the homeowners had before leaving.

Crawlspace Under Addition Causing an Odor

A homeowner in Stoneham, Massachusetts, had an addition built onto their home. The addition has a crawlspace beneath it, and the homeowner believes that the odor from the crawlspace is seeping into the home. To address the issue, the homeowner contacted EFS for a free inspection of the crawlspace. Our Design Specialist met with the homeowners, inspected the crawlspace, and found that the vapor barrier had deteriorated, allowing moisture to penetrate the space. To prevent odors from collecting in the crawlspace and seeping into the home, we recommended installing CleanSpace, SilverGlo, and an Everlast Crawlspace Door to the crawlspace. 

 

The installation team removed all of the old vapor barriers and damaged lattice from the crawlspace to start installing our system. After cleaning out the crawlspace, the team installed 200 sqft of CleanSpace into the crawlspace, covering the floor and walls. The vapor barrier was secured with CleanSpace Tape, which is extremely strong. Next, the team installed SilverGlo on the end of the crawlspace where the lattice was installed. The team made sure to seal around the edges of the SilverGlo with CleanSpace and caulking, closing off that section of the crawlspace to prevent moisture from entering. Lastly, the team replaced the old entrance door to the crawlspace with our Everlast Crawlspace Door.

 

After the job was complete, the team showed the homeowner our work and answered any questions before leaving.

High Water Table, Winchester, MA

A homeowner in Winchester, Massachusetts purchased their home 35 years ago. A few years ago, they had water entering their basement. They installed a small makeshift pump to pump out the water. However, as the years passed, the water table has risen and the makeshift pump is no longer capable of keeping up with the incoming water. The homeowner called EFS for a free inspection of their basement. Our Design Specialist, George Gouthier, met with the homeowners and inspected the basement. After examining the basement, George recommended the installation of a TripleSafe, IceGuard, and Exterior Discharge Line to pump out water from the basement.

 

Our installation team began by removing the old makeshift sump pump. Then, they chipped out some concrete and installed a bigger and more capable sump pump. After setting the pump to level with the basement floor, the team plumbed the sump to the exterior of the home. They then installed two IceGuards and 60 feet of Exterior Drainage. After the system was installed, the team performed a flood test on the pump and confirmed that everything worked properly. Next, the team mixed up concrete and poured it around the basin of the sump pump to lock it into place.

 

While the concrete cured, we cleaned up the site and took the homeowner on a final walkthrough. We answered any questions during the walkthrough and made sure the customer was happy.

Elevated Radon Levels

A homeowner in Lowell, Massachusetts has owned their home for over a decade. They have periodically tested their home for radon over the past couple of years, and the levels were typically low. However, the levels recently rose to around 7 pCi/L, causing the homeowner to become concerned. They contacted EFS for a radon inspection, and our Design Specialist, Tom Armano, met with them to design a radon mitigation system to collect radon from the basement.

 

Our installation team began by cutting a small circular hole out of the concrete to create an extraction point for the radon mitigation system. We then secured a radon pipe to the extraction point and guided it to the exterior of the home, where we installed our Radon Fan on the side of the home. The team attached more radon pipe to the fan and fed it up the side of the home until it cleared the roofline, ensuring that radon could not re-enter the home. The team tested the fan to make sure the system was working properly and left the homeowners a Charcoal Test Kit, which they could use to retest the radon levels in about a week.

 

The homeowners were very pleased with the project. Mike and Kyle installed the system in just a couple of hours and left the job site clean and tidy, making it seem like no one was ever there.

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