Hampton, NH homeowner calls TC Hafford Basement Systems to solve his sagging floor and encapsulate the crawlspace!
This Hampton, NH home was purchased two years ago by the current homeowner and they had a few issues that needed to be addressed in the crawlspace so TC Hafford Basement Systems got the call. System Design Specialist Peter Folsom met with the homeowner and put together a plan on how to lift the sagging floor and protect the crawlspace from moisture.
CleanSpace is a proprietary crawl space encapsulation system developed by Basement Systems to address moisture, water intrusion, and mold problems in residential and commercial crawl spaces.
The CleanSpace system typically involves the following components and steps:
Moisture Barrier: CleanSpace utilizes a heavy-duty, durable, and puncture-resistant plastic liner that acts as a moisture barrier. This liner is designed to prevent moisture from the ground, walls, and air from entering the crawl space.
Drainage Matting: A dimpled drainage matting is often installed beneath the CleanSpace liner to create an airspace and allow any water or moisture to drain away.
Vapor Barrier: The CleanSpace liner acts as a vapor barrier, preventing the transmission of water vapor and moisture from the ground into the crawl space.
Sealing and Insulation: The CleanSpace system involves sealing vents, gaps, and cracks to prevent outside air and moisture infiltration. Insulation options may also be provided to enhance energy efficiency.
Dehumidification: A dehumidifier is recommended to control humidity levels in the crawl space, reducing the risk of mold growth and musty odors.
The CleanSpace system aims to transform a damp and musty crawl space into a clean, dry, and healthier environment by effectively managing moisture and preventing water-related issues. It can help improve indoor air quality, protect structural integrity, and create a more comfortable living space above the crawl space.
SmartJacks are engineered steel support posts that are strategically installed in the crawl space or basement of a building to stabilize and reinforce sagging or settling floors. These support posts are adjustable, allowing for precise leveling and support customization to address the specific needs of each situation.
Key features of SmartJacks include:
1. Strong and Durable: SmartJacks are made from high-quality steel, ensuring long-lasting durability and reliability. They are designed to withstand heavy loads and provide reliable support for sagging floors.
2. Adjustable Design: The adjustable design of SmartJacks allows for precise leveling and support customization. Skilled technicians can easily adjust the height of the support posts to lift and stabilize floors to their original position.
3. Customizable Installation: SmartJacks can be installed in various configurations to suit different foundation layouts and floor support requirements. TC Hafford Basement Systems’ professionals assess the specific needs of the building and determine the optimal placement and quantity of SmartJacks for effective floor stabilization.
4. Transfer of Load: By providing solid support beneath sagging or settling floors, SmartJacks transfer the weight of the structure to more stable soil or load-bearing strata, reducing stress on the foundation and preventing further damage.
5. Professional Installation: SmartJacks are typically installed by trained and certified professionals from TC Hafford Basement Systems. Their expertise ensures proper placement and adjustment, maximizing the effectiveness of the support system.
Benefits of using SmartJacks include increased structural stability, improved floor leveling, prevention of further damage, and the potential to regain the original height and integrity of the floors. Additionally, SmartJacks come with a warranty, providing peace of mind for property owners.