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Radon Mitigation System Townsend, MA

Radon Mitigation System Townsend, MA

Before After
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A homeowner in Townsend, Massachusetts set up an appointment for Erickson Foundation Supportworks 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.

Jason Furrey was the Design Specialist for this project and after he saw the radon test come back as 5.0pCi/l he designed a Radon Mitigation System for this homeowner. After the System was designed by Jason, 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.

Radon Crack Seal, Boxborough, MA

Radon Crack Seal, Boxborough, MA

Before After
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This homeowner chose Erickson Foundation Supportworks to install a radon mitigation system. The installation process involved sealing some cracks within the foundation walls. Some of the cracks had been sealed previously, however were not done properly. This before and after highlights what we did to reseal a crack that was done incorrectly in the past by another company.

Crack monitors placed over the cracks also assist the homeowner determine if their walls shift or settle over time.

Poly Wall Restoration, Medford, MA

Poly Wall Restoration, Medford, MA

Before After
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This homeowner in Medford, Massachusetts was experiencing water entering through holes in the mortar. The homeowner decided to call EFS for a free inspection.

A design specialist arrived at the home and inspected the basement. The specialist recommended installing Poly Wall Restoration. 

A crew lead and his team arrived at the home and coated the entire basement wall with Poly Wall Restoration to stop the water from entering through the mortar. 

 

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We not only adhere to the highest industry standards, we strive to be the industry leader in the home improvement related services we provide. We also use state-of-the-art products and technology which are designed to fix your home. We are the authorized Basement Systems dealer in Middlesex County, MA.

Services we offer in Middlesex County:

  • Radon Gas Testing.
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  • Wet/flooded basement waterproofing solutions.
  • Lifetime warranty on all perimeter waterproofing systems.
  • Foundation and structural repair solutions.
  • 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects on foundation products.
  • Crawl space sealing with CleanSpace vapor barrier.
  • 25-year warranty on crawl space encapsulation systems.
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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. 

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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. 

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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 in the home. 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. 

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. 

Cracking and Deteriorating Garage Floor, Chelmsford, MA - Photo 1
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. 

Wooden Supports in Basement to be replaced, Lowell, MA - Photo 1
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. 

Radon Mitigation System, Framingham, MA - Photo 1
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. 

Radon Mitigation System, Newton Lower Falls, MA - Photo 1
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. 

Sinking Pool Deck, Carlisle, MA - Photo 1
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. 

Sloping Floors Getting Worse, Tewksbury, MA - Photo 1
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. 

Sunken Patio Slabs, Lowell, MA - Photo 1
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. 

Sloping Main Beam, Marlborough, MA - Photo 1
Sagging Bouncy Floors, Lowell, MA

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

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

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

Sagging Bouncy Floors, Lowell, MA - Photo 1
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. 

Radon Mitigation System, Chelmsford, MA - Photo 1
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. 

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Lowell 01852, Lowell 01853, Lowell 01850, Lowell 01854, Lowell 01851, Cambridge 02138, Cambridge 02142, Cambridge 02238, Cambridge 02139, Cambridge 02140, Cambridge 02141, Newton 02458, Somerville 02145, Somerville 02143, Somerville 02144, Framingham 01702, Framingham 01703, Framingham 01704, Framingham 01701, Framingham 01705, Watertown 02472, Waltham 02451, Waltham 02452, Waltham 02453, Waltham 02454, Malden 02148, Medford 02155, Medford 02153, Tyngsboro 01879, North Billerica 01862, Everett 02149, Chestnut Hill 02467, Arlington 02474, Arlington 02476, North Chelmsford 01863, Billerica 01821, Billerica 01822, Marlborough 01752, Woburn 01815, Woburn 01888, Woburn 01813, Woburn 01801, Newton Center 02459, Natick 01760, Chelmsford 01824, Lexington 02420, Lexington 02421, Dracut 01826, Tewksbury 01876, Melrose 02176, Wakefield 01880, Burlington 01803, Burlington 01805, Reading 01867, Belmont 02478, Westford 01886, Acton 01718, Acton 01720, Wilmington 01887, West Newton 02465, Winchester 01890, Stoneham 02180, Hudson 01749, Concord 01742, Sudbury 01776, Ashland 01721, Newtonville 02460, Hopkinton 01748, Auburndale 02466, North Reading 01889, North Reading 01864, Holliston 01746, Bedford 01730, Newton Highlands 02461, Wayland 01778, Pepperell 01463, Weston 02493, Groton 01471, Groton 01450, Groton 01470, Maynard 01754, Waban 02468, Littleton 01460, Townsend 01469, Ayer 01432, Lincoln 01773, Shirley 01464, Devens 01434, Stow 01775, Hanscom AFB 01731, Newton Upper Falls 02464, Carlisle 01741, Boxborough 01719, Sherborn 01770, West Townsend 01474, Dunstable 01827, Ashby 01431, Newton Lower Falls 02462, Watertown 02477, Nonantum 02495, Pinehurst 01866, North Waltham 02455, West Groton 01472, West Medford 02156, Arlington Heights 02475, New Town 02456, Waverley 02479, Woodville 01784, Watertown 02471, Nutting Lake 01865

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