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East Waterboro, ME, Crawlspace Given Proper Lining
James, from East Waterboro, was having trouble with his crawlspace and basement. They were gathering water, which could lead to problem for the house if left alone. James contacted TC Hafford after he had heard about us from another customer. Our representative, Peter Folsom, inspected the trouble areas and then called for a crew to be sent in. The basement and crawlspace needed a few improvements before becoming waterproof, and the foreman of this job, Tony Hafford, made sure those improvements got implemented. The crawlspace was lined with a CleanSpace Drainage Matting, to allow for water to drain from the crawlspace. The basement was lined with a WaterGuard Drainage System to carry any water gathering in the basement to the newly installed TripleSafe Sump Pump. The TripleSafe Sump Pump features, as the name suggest, three separate pumps, one primary pump, and two backup pumps for possible pump failure protection. These systems then all connect to the outside, to an IceGuard drain pipe. This style of pipe is designed to function and drain water even in freezing conditions.
Sump In East Waterboro, ME Basement Upgraded To TripleSafe
A homeowner from East Waterboro was having problems with his sump pump. Water would regularly come back up through the holes in the top of the pump, and flood his basement. Needing solve this problem before putting his house on the market, the homeowner heard about TC Hafford Basement Systems through a realtor and contacted us the next day. We had a representative over to the home in no time to inspect the basement and give a free estimate of what we could do to stop the flooding. We got to work by removing the old sump pump. This old pump wasn’t able to keep up with the amount of water needing to be pumped out of the basement. To keep water out of the basement, we installed a TripleSafe sump pump in the sump. The TripleSafe contains three pumps, each serving its own purpose. The first pump is the primary pump, used for the bulk of the water. The second pump is there in case the primary pump fails or cannot handle the water. Finally, the third pump is a battery backup pump, in case of a power outage. The TripleSafe sump pump will maintain a dry basement for this homeowner, no matter how hard the rain falls!
Kennebunkport, ME, Basement and Crawlspace Gets Waterproofed
A home in Kennebunkport had quite a nasty crawlspace, as well as an occasionally wet basement, and the homeowner thought it was time to do something about it. Having heard about TC Hafford Basement Systems from another satisfied customer, they quickly contacted us, and Peter Folsom went out to check out the property. Once the homeowner decided on what they wanted done, our team got to work. Working in the crawlspace, the team covered the floors and walls with CleanSpace Crawl Space Encapsulation System, which will keep any moisture from the ground locked out, as well as bacteria that might have tried to migrate into the crawlspace. The homeowner also had our team install a SaniDry XP, to keep the air humidity within reasonable levels; making the basement and crawlspace uninhabitable for mold. Over in the basement, the team installed a WaterGuard system to capture all the water coming into the basement through the ground and walls. This system was then connected to the SuperSump sump pump, which was put in to pump the water outside of the home.
Cape Porpoise, ME Crawlspace & Basement Waterproofed Properly
A homeowner in Cape Porpoise had an exceptionally moist basement. Alongside a damp crawlspace, the homeowner needed professional help to keep this water out. The homeowner was soon introduced to TC Hafford Basement Systems. We were exactly the company he was looking for, and he contacted us right away. We gave him a free estimate and dispatched our crew to get to work! We began work in the crawlspace of the home. To keep the moisture from finding its way into the space, we encapsulated the crawlspace with a CleanSpace Liner. This is a sheet of plastic that covers every surface in the crawlspace, except for the ceiling, locking out any leaking moisture. We then installed a SaniDry CX dehumidifier in the crawlspace to remove any moisture from the air, keeping the atmosphere dry. Moving on to the basement, we installed a SuperSump sump pump. This pump will take any water trying to gather in the basement and push it up and out of the basement through a PVC discharge line. Finally, we attached an UltraSump backup batter to the SuperSump. This will keep the pump going even when the power in the home goes out. Now this homeowner will have a dry crawlspace and basement in any weather.
Wet Basement In Limerick, ME, Properly Waterproofed With WaterGuard
A homeowner in Limerick was having water enter their basement through the floor and walls. This was immediately an issue for the homeowner, because they were using their basement for storage. This problem needed to be resolved, and they called TC Hafford to get the job done! As soon as our crew got to the home, they started work on the basement. First, the perimeter of the basement floor needed to be dug up. This was to make way for our WaterGuard piping system. This system will catch any water entering through the walls or floor before it reaches out towards the center of the basement. Once the WaterGuard system was in place, we installed the SuperSump sump pump. This pump will take the collected water from the piping system and force it up through PVC to the outside. Lastly, we attached an UltraSump backup battery, to ensure the pump continues to pump water even if the home loses electricity. Now this homeowner has a perfectly dry basement to use however they please.
Leaking Basement In Porter, ME Sealed With WaterGuard
A couple in Porter was having trouble with a leaky basement. Water would easily enter the basement through the wall/floor joint during heavy rains, and pool up on the floor. This flooding needed to be stopped, and seeking professional help the homeowners called TC Hafford Basement Systems after seeing us on their television. We had a representative at the home soon after to inspect the basement and give a free estimate. After the homeowner gave us the green light, we got to work! We began working on the basement by excavating the perimeter of the floor. This new trench allowed us to lay our WaterGuard piping system down. The WaterGuard is designed in such a way that it will capture the water as it leaks through the cement toward the interior of the basement. The captured water is directed to the sump, where we installed a TripleSafe sump pump. This pump will guarantee the water fed to it will be pumped out of the basement, being equipped with a battery-powered backup pump. The water being evacuated exits through a PVC discharge line. On the exterior of the home, we attached an IceGuard pipe piece to this discharge line to maintain water flow. The IceGuard will allow any water in the pipe to exit the pipe, should the lower end of the pipe become blocked by ice or other debris. These three systems working together will guarantee a dry basement for these homeowners for many years to come!
Damp Crawlspace in Porter, ME Dried with SaniDry Installation
Living with a damp crawlspace beneath their home, this Porter, ME homeowner needed a way remove the moisture before it became a bigger problem. Without a way to remove the moisture, they were worried mold would spread quickly through the space. To remedy this problem, they searched online for an answer and soon discovered TC Hafford Basement Systems. When they called us to find out what we could do for them we set the homeowner up with a free estimate detailing their options. They soon hired us to install a waterproofing system as well as some additional insulation. When our installation crew arrived at the home, they got started on the crawlspace by using SprayFoam to better insulate the rim joists above the crawlspace. This will help make the heating and cooling of the home more efficient year-round. Next, a Drainage Matting was laid across the floor of the crawlspace to begin a vapor barrier installation. The Drainage Matting sits above the surface of the floor using divots along the surface of the material. This allows water trapped below the mat to flow towards the edge of the space and drain back into the ground. Next, the vapor barrier was completed using a CleanSpace liner to encapsulate the interior of the crawlspace. This covered the floor as well as the walls with a thin sheet that seals out any leaking moisture that would have previously entered the space. Finally, a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifer was installed in the space. This device will take in the moisture still present in the air of the crawlspace. The air is separated from the moisture inside the SaniDry and the dry air is then circulated back into the space. Any water collected within the dehumidifier is pumped out of the home through a discharge line, where it will drain away into the ground. With these improvements made to their crawlspace, this homeowner can rest assured their crawlspace is safe from mold growth and other moisture problems in the future!
Damp Crawlspace in Porter, ME Waterproofed with CleanSpace Installation
After living in Porter, ME for many years, this homeowner began to notice a musty odor coming from the crawlspace below the home. Wanting this problem resolved as soon as possible, the homeowner looked for a solution online. They soon came across our website and called us right away to receive their free estimate on the cost of waterproofing their crawlspace. They soon were met by one of our sales representatives to hear their options and decided to hire us to get the job done at the first opportunity. Upon arrival to the home, our installation crew got started right away by entering the space below the home. To keep moisture from accumulating in the crawlspace in the future, a vapor barrier needed to be used to hold back the water. This started with a Drainage Matting being laid across the dirt floor of the crawlspace. The shape of this mat will provide channels for any moisture blocked by the barrier to follow to where it will be easiest for the water to drain away into the ground again. Next, a CleanSpace liner was used to encapsulate the crawlspace interior completely. Completing the vapor barrier, the CleanSpace will block any leaking moisture headed for the crawlspace in the future. With this vapor barrier installed, this homeowner should soon notice the problem dissipate without any moisture to sustain the developing problem. The CleanSpace liner & Drainage Matting will maintain a water-free crawlspace below this home for years to come.
Crawlspace In Cornish, ME Kept Dry Using CleanSpace Liner
Molly in Cornish was experiencing trouble with her crawlspace. It would collect puddles of water whenever it would rain. This needed to be addressed as soon as possible. Soon after seeing an ad on television, Molly gave TC Hafford a call. We had a crew out in no time to get to work! The interior perimeter of the crawlspace was covered with a Drainage Matting to prevent the water from making its way toward the center of the crawlspace. We then lined the crawlspace with a CleanSpace Liner. This is a clean sheet of plastic that encapsulates the entire crawlspace, save for the ceiling. This will lock out any and all water trying to enter the crawlspace. Though moisture still might be able to sneak into the crawlspace through other means. This is why we installed a SaniDry CX Dehumidifier. This dehumidifier will maintain a dry atmosphere within the crawlspace. Preventing any mold growth or structural damage to the house.
WaterGuard Piping Saves Cornish, ME Basement from Flooding
This homeowner had been living with a problem for some time. Their basement would ragularly take on water during rainfall. Even with a concrete foundation, the water would still find a way into the basement. Unsure how to prevent the leakages alone, the homeowner soon called us at TC Hafford Basement Systems after they saw one of our ads on TV. We dispatched a sales representative to give the homeowner a free estimate in their Cornish, ME home. When they gave us the go-ahead to get started, our installation crew began work on this basement floor by excavating a trench into the perimeter of the concrete floor. Within this trench, WaterGuard piping was used to surround the basement floor. These pipes were then buried beneath a fresh layer of concrete to coneal them inside the floor. Small slits along the bottom of the WaterGuard will take in the leaking moisture in the future and prevent it from reaching the surface of the floor. The water follows the piping to the sump where it will be removed from the basement without causing any problems for the homeowner. Now that their basement has a waterproofing system in place, this homeowner will no longer need to put up with a flooding basement. The WaterGuard pipes will keep this basement floor dry for the forseeable future!
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