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For over 20 years TC Hafford Basement Systems has been solving basement, crawl space and foundation issues for homeowners in Hancock County, ME. We are the exclusive dealer in Hancock County for both the Basement Systems Network and Foundation Supportworks.
This means we have received countless installation training as well as access to patented products. We make sure the job is done right and that it lasts. Call us today.
If you are looking for a permanent solution for your wet basement or damp crawl space, you have come to the right place! We can show you how to keep your Hancock County basement dry and your humidity in control, protecting your home from water damage, mold and rot.
If your home is facing foundation issues we have the solution. From wall anchors and I-beam braces to Slab Piers and Crawl Space Jack Posts we have exactly what is needed. We inspect your Hancock County home, identify the problem and provide warranted products and work. We can also fix your sinking outdoor concrete problems so you can enjoy your driveway, sidewalk or patio again without worry. We use PolyLEVEL™ to lift concrete slabs to a level position with less weight and disruption than the legacy mud jacking or slab jacking process.
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Adam and Kate had been having issues with a water drain in their basement. The drain would overflow during heavy rain and start to flood their basement. This was something they wanted fixed ASAP, so they turned to the Yellow Pages for help. After Adam & Kate contacted us, our foreman Bill Niles and his crew got to work.
The old drain, which would flood, was dug out of the basement, and replaced with a SuperSump sump pump. This was connected to the outside, through an IceGuard pipe. IceGuard pipes are specially crafted to allow for water to continue to be pumped outside even if the lower end of the drainage pipe is blocked by debris or ice. These new additions are sure to keep Adam and Kate’s home dry, even during intense storms.
A homeowner in Bucksport contacted TC Hafford Basement Systems after seeing an ad on his television. This homeowner had a few simple questions; was the water coming in through the wall a big problem, and what could be done to fix it. These questions were quickly answered by us once we arrived and took a look. After the homeowner chose what he wanted done, we got to work!
The water coming in through the walls of the basement would collect on the floor and then travel across the basement. To prevent this, we dug up the perimeter of the basement floor, and installed a WaterGuard pipe system around the entire basement. This pipe will catch water as it flows down from the walls or up from the ground and channel it to the sump. The homeowner chose to go with an UltraSump sump pump, to push the collected water out of his basement through a discharge line. On the exterior of the home, we fitted a piece of the discharge line with an IceGuard pipe. This piece will allow water to continue to flow even if the lower end of the discharge line is blocked by ice or debris. This homeowner no longer needs to worry about a wet basement.
Jeff from Deer Isle had a crack in the wall of his Basement. Once he noticed water was spilling in through this crack, he had to have something done to fix it. Jeff took to the internet to find a solution for this problem. He came across TC Hafford Basement Systems, and knew we were the ones for the job.
After being contacted, we had a representative take a look at the crack to see what the best solution was. Once decided, our crew got to work installing FlexiSpan. The first part of this process is to inject the crack with a sealant. This sealant is the first of three layers that make up FlexiSpan. Secondly, we apply a foam matting over the sealant, which acts as barrier for any water that makes it by the sealant. Finally, a second layer of sealant is placed over the foam, sealing it against the crack. This procedure locks out any moisture from trying to enter through the crack, keeping the basement try in three steps. The structure of the FlexiSpan also allows it to contort, should the wall shift at all. Maintaining the seal.
A homeowner in Franklin had a concrete basement, which would commonly become damp when it would rain. This was starting to become an issue, so he looked for a solution in the Yellow Pages. This solution was TC Hafford Basement Systems. After receiving the call, we had a representative head to the home to see what could be done. We went over the potential fixes with the homeowner, then got to work!
To start, we excavated the interior perimeter of the basement. This would make way for the WaterGuard piping system. This system captures water as it enters the basement through the floor or walls. Now that the water coming in is isolated, it is directed towards a SmartDrain which will take the water out of the basement. Now this homeowner can use the basement for whatever he pleases without the fear of water damage.
A homeowner came to TC Hafford shortly after adding on to their home. This addition seemed to have caused some problems in their basement. A crack had formed in one of the corners, and water was easily leaking in during rain. This was a problem that couldn’t be overlooked, and we had a representative head to the home to give the homeowner a free estimate. After the homeowner decided on what they wanted done to fix their problem, our crew got to work!
We started by filling this crack with sealant. This acts as the first line of defense against rain water trying to enter. Over the top of this sealant, we secure a foam matting. This matting is the second barrier keeping water out. Finally, another layer of sealant is added over the top of the foam. This completes the FlexiSpan. FlexiSpan gets its name from being able to bend and change shape to maintain alignment with the crack should any part of the wall shift. We then installed a SaniDry XP Dehumidifier to dry out the moist air built up in the basement. Now even if moisture should enter through other openings, the SaniDry XP will keep the atmosphere in the basement moisture free.
A homeowner in Sullivan was having trouble with an extremely wet basement. There seemed to be no way to keep it dry, and they needed help. Soon after they heard about TC Hafford from another satisfied customer, they got in touch. We had a representative head over to the home to inspect the basement, and give a free estimate. Once the homeowner decided on what solution they wanted, we got to work!
The first thing that needed to be done was to excavate the interior perimeter of the basement, Once this area was dug up, we installed a WaterGuard pipe system. This is a special kind of pipe that will capture all the water entering in through the walls or up from underneath the basement. This system is then cemented into place with concrete. We then installed a TripleSafe sump pump. The WaterGuard will guide the collected water to this pump, where it will be pushed up and out of the basement. The TripleSafe pump is unique in that it contains three separate pumps. One primary pump, a backup pump in case there is too much water for the first, and a final, battery operated pump to keep the basement dry should the power go out. The water is pumped through PVC up and out of the basement, and once outside, travels through an IceGuard filter we attached. The IceGuard will allow for the water to continue to exit the basement; even if the lower end of the discharge line is blocked by ice or debris. Finally, we installed a SaniDry XP Dehumidifier. This is to maintain a dry atmosphere within the basement should any moisture still find its way into the basement air. Now moisture is the last thing this homeowner needs to be worried about.
Lindsey in Stonington was having trouble with water gathering in her basement. This was an immediate problem for her because she had her home on the market. Before she could sell the home, she needed to fix this leak. She heard about TC Hafford from a friend and knew exactly who could solve her problem!
Lindsey made the call and we got to work on her basement! We started by excavating the interior perimeter of the basement, and then installed a WaterGuard piping system. This lines the interior perimeter, just underneath the floor. The WaterGuard will then catch all the water entering the basement through the walls or floor, transporting it toward the sump. This is where we placed a SuperSump sump pump. The SuperSump will push all the collected water up and out of the basement through a PVC discharge line. Following this line, we attached an IceGuard piece outside the home. This IceGuard will allow water to continue to flow even if the lower end of the discharge line is blocked by ice or other debris. Now Lindsey can keep her home on the market without worrying about water in the basement!
Bill from Brooksville was looking for a way to waterproof his basement. He was looking to finish his basement, and needed a way to guarantee his basement would stay dry. He saw an ad for TC Hafford on TV, and knew we would be the ones who could get the job done. He gave us a call and we gave him a free estimate. After Bill decided what he wanted done, we started work on his basement!
We began by digging up the interior perimeter of the basement. This made way for us to install a WaterGuard pipe system. This piping will catch water as it enters through the floor or walls and direct it to the sump. The WaterGuard system is then covered over with concrete to seal it inside the floor. Next, we installed a SuperSump sump pump in the sump. This will take the collected water from the WaterGuard and pump it up and out of the basement. We attached an UltraSump backup battery to the SuperSump to ensure it will continue to pump water even if the power to the home should go out.
For the final steps of waterproofing this basement, we needed to cover up two cracks in the basement wall. To do this, we used FlexiSpan. FlexiSpan is a three step process that starts with an injection of sealant into the cracks themselves. This sealant is covered in a foam mat, which helps add to the structure of the FlexiSpan by making it flexible. The mat is covered in a second layer of sealant to finish the FlexiSpan. Finally, we installed a SaniDry XP dehumidifier to maintain a dry atmosphere within the basement. Now Bill will have a dry basement that he can finish without worry off water damage.
Katie in Brooklin was in need of some basement waterproofing. Her basement was letting water in through the walls and floor during rain. This could lead to mold growth or water damage, both of which the homeowner wanted to prevent. To keep the water out of her basement, Katie called TC Hafford Basement Systems to get the job done. We had a representative there shortly after the call to give her a free estimate, then we started on the solution!
We needed to excavate the interior perimeter of the basement, removing several inches of concrete. This allowed us to emplace a WaterGuard pipe system; which was then covered over with rocks and cement to seal it into the floor. Once in place, the WaterGuard will collect water as it enters the basement through the walls or floor. After capturing this water, the WaterGuard directs it to the sump. In the sump, we installed a SuperSump sump pump. This will take the gathered water and force it up a PVC pipe out of the basement. On the exterior of the home, following the discharge line from the sump, we attached an IceGuard filter along the pipe. This will guarantee water being pumped out of the basement will not become blocked by ice or debris; always having a way to escape the pipe, and exit the basement. Now this homeowner can rest assured their wet basement problems are a thing of the past.
A homeowner in Sorrento had a basement that would always gather water during heavy rain. This prevented the basement from becoming usable space. She needed a way to stop this water damage from happening, so she took to the internet to find her solution; this is where she found TC Hafford Basement Systems. She got into contact with us, received her free estimate, and decided to go ahead and get the work done!
To start with the job, we dug out the interior perimeter of the basement floor. This created a place for us to lay down a WaterGuard pipe. This WaterGuard system is specially designed to capture water as it enters the basement walls and floor, then guide it out of the basement. In this case, we installed a SmartDrain for the water to escape through. Finally, we placed a SaniDry XP within the basement to maintain a dry atmosphere even if moisture were to make it into the basement air. Now this basement is not only usable space, but it will remain perfectly dry should it be used in the future.
Bruce from Aurora had two cracks in his basement wall, which would leak water into the basement on a regular basis. Bruce needed this to stop, because the water coming in could lead to water damage; or even worse mold growth. Soon after seeing an ad for TC Hafford Basement Systems on his television, Bruce gave us a call and received his free estimate. We had our crew head over to the home and got to work!
We started by digging up a trench around the inside perimeter of the basement floor. This made way for us to lay down a WaterGuard pipe system. This is then covered over with loose rocks and concrete to conceal it within the floor while not hindering functionality. The WaterGuard system captures water as it enters the basement through the walls or floor. Next, we started fixing the cracks with FlexiSpan. We applied the first layer of sealant directly to the cracks, this is the primary barrier against moisture entering the cracks. The sealant is then covered with a foam matting. This gives the FlexiSpan its flexible nature. Finally, a second layer of sealant is added over the foam to hold it all in place, locking any moisture completely outside the crack. Now Bruce can live without fear of water damage in his basement!
A homeowner in Sunset was experiencing trouble with their crawlspace gathering water during rain. The crawlspace was at a slant, and as water entered, it would form a large puddle at the bottom of the slant. This was causing a bad smell throughout the house, and the homeowner needed a way to fix this. They heard about TC Hafford Basement Systems from a friend and called us the next day. We had a representative out at the home shortly after to inspect the crawlspace and give a free estimate. The homeowner gave us the go ahead and our crew got to work!
The first thing we did was remove some of the dirt from the basement to attempt to level it out more, and give us more room to work with. After this, we laid a Drainage Matting around the perimeter of the crawlspace. This will hold back the water and give it time to drain from the crawlspace before it can cause any damage. To finish this project, we encapsulated the crawlspace with a CleanSpace Liner; which is a plastic sheet that will lock out any moisture trying to enter the space. This CleanSpace Liner will keep the crawlspace dry for many years to come, eliminating the smell!
A homeowner in Winter Harbor had a basement which would take on a significant amount of airborne moisture during rains. This left the basement smelly extremely musty, so much so that it would propagate throughout the home. The homeowner got online to find a solution, and after a quick Google search, they found TC Hafford Basement Systems. Soon after being contacted, we had a representative take a look at the basement to give the free estimate; then we got to work!
To prevent moisture buildup in the air, we installed a SaniDry XP dehumidifier. This dehumidifier will take in the surrounding moist air, dry it out, and push it out into the basement. This new flow of air will circulate other moist air back towards the SaniDry to be dried, continuing the cycle until the basement air is moisture free. The dry conditions in the basement will eliminate the musty smell throughout the home, and dramatically reduce the chance for mold to grow within the basement. Now these homeowners no longer need to deal with a bad smell, with their dry basement air!
A homeowner in Bass Harbor had a problem with water leaking into his basement. This water would gather into pools, and then begin to flood the basement. Needing the basement space for storage, the homeowner required an immediate fix for this problem, before water damage ruined their belongings. After a quick search on the internet, the homeowner found TC Hafford Basement Systems. We received the call and dispatched a representative to inspect the basement, then give a free estimate to the homeowner. They decided on what options worked best for them, and we started work!
We began by digging up the interior perimeter of the basement floor. This gave us a trench to lay down our WaterGuard pipe system. These pipes are then covered over with loose rocks and cement to home it in place. It will then capture water as it tries to enter the basement through the walls or floor. Next, we installed a SuperSump sump pump. This will take the water collected in the WaterGuard pipes and force it up and out of the basement through a PVC discharge line. Once outside the house, we attached an IceGuard section to the discharge line. This will allow water to continue to flow should the lower end of the discharge line become blocked by ice or other debris. Now this homeowner can rest assured their belonging will no longer be at risk of water damage, thanks to WaterGuard!
A business owner in Northeast Harbor was having trouble with water gathering in their basement, and damaging supplies. This needed to stop as soon as possible, so they looked around for solutions. Soon they heard about TC Hafford Basement Systems from a satisfied previous customer, and gave us a call. We had a representative dispatched to the business to inspect the basement and give a free estimate. Shortly after the business owner decided on what work they wanted done, we began the fix!
To allow for the emplacement of our WaterGuard system, we needed to begin by excavating the interior perimeter of the basement floor. Once we got the WaterGuard in place, it was layered over with loose rocks and cement. This allowed the WaterGuard to still function normally while remaining hidden beneath the floor. The WaterGuard will capture water as it enters through the walls or floor and guide it to the sump. In the sump, we installed a SuperSump sump pump. This pump will take the collected water and push it up and out of the basement through a PVC discharge line. On the exterior of the business, we attached an IceGuard filter to the discharge line. This will guarantee water will continue to flow even if the lower end of the pipe becomes blocked by ice or other debris. Now this business owner can conduct business normally without the need to worry about their supplies being damaged by water.
A new homeowner in Seal Harbor was noticing their crawlspace was damp in certain areas and they were looking to get this addressed. Asking around for a solution, a satisfied previous customer told the homeowner about TC Hafford Basement Systems, and how we could help with their issue. They called us soon after and got their free estimate. They decided to get work done and we sent a crew to their home to start the job!
We began by installing a SmartDrain in the crawlspace to allow for water to escape through the floor. We then laid down a Drainage Matting around the interior perimeter of the crawlspace to hold back water trying to make its way in and guide it towards the drain. Next, we encapsulated the crawlspace with a CleanSpace Liner. This liner covers the entire crawlspace except for the ceiling, completely locking out moisture, and if any makes its way in, it will be directed to the drain in the floor. Finally, we installed a SaniDry CX dehumidifier. This will guarantee the air remains dry, should any moisture gather in the air in the crawlspace. Now this homeowner has a dry crawlspace, and it will stay that way for years to come!
A couple in Little Deer Isle was looking for a vapor barrier for their crawlspace. Water was coming in through the foundation and pooling up inside the crawlspace. Searching for a solution online, they came across TC Hafford Basement Systems. We were the obvious choice they were looking for and they called us immediately. We had a representative out to the home shortly after to give a free estimate. The couple decided on what they wanted done and we got to work!
We began by laying down a Drainage Matting around the wall/floor joint of the crawlspace. This holds back moisture and allows it to drain out through the floor of the crawlspace. This will help reduce the amount of water build-up in the crawlspace. Next, we covered the crawlspace with a CleanSpace Liner. This is a plastic sheet which will hold back any and all moisture trying to enter the crawlspace. Now this couple has a proper vapor barrier to keep their crawlspace dry!
A homeowner in East Blue Hill had a crack form in their basement wall. This crack was allowing water to easily leak in from the surrounding soil and flood the basement. The homeowner needed something done about this, and was looking for a solution. After speaking with a previous customer of ours, they were turned on to TC Hafford Basement Systems. Soon after hearing about us, they gave us a call and got their free estimate. We dispatched our crew and got to work!
To begin the sealing of the crack, we cleaned out the crack with a wire brush to remove any loose dirt or debris from the crack. Next, we placed small tubes along the crack every foot or so. We then plastered sealant over the top of the crack to create a cavity inside the crack, that the tubes could reach. Finally, to fill in the crack and seal out water, we injected Polyurethane in through the tubes we left in the crack. This will spread and fill the entire crack, solidifying and sealing out moisture permanently. Now this crack flooding the basement is no longer something this homeowner needs to worry about.
A homeowner in Bar Harbor was having trouble with their sump pump. They would regularly have water gather in their basement, even though they had a sump pump that should be keeping the water out. Realizing they had a faulty pump, the homeowner searched for a company to replace it. This is when the homeowner called TC Hafford Basement Systems. They set up a meeting with one of our representatives, and soon received a free estimate. They gave us the green light and we got to work!
We began by removing the old sump pump and properly disposing of it. It would serve no further purpose. We then installed a SuperSump sump pump in the slot. This new pump will maintain a dry floor in any amount of rainfall. This pump can handle up to 2,650 gallons of water per hour. The water leaking into the basement will be easily pumped out by this device. Now this homeowner can live for many years without needing to worry about their sump pump failing again thanks to SuperSump!
A homeowner in Hancock noticed a smell coming from their crawlspace. This was a clear sign of mold growth within the crawlspace, caused by a moist atmosphere. Seeking professional help with this problem, the homeowner called TC Hafford Basement Systems after seeing us on their television. We gave them their free estimate, then we got to work!
To begin work on the crawlspace, we laid a Drainage Matting around the interior perimeter of the crawlspace to hold back water trying to leak in. This water will optimally drain back into the surrounding soil. To completely lock out any of the remaining moisture, the crawlspace was encapsulated with a CleanSpace Liner. This liner is made of a thin plastic that will prevent any water from leaking through.
These two layers will maintain a dry atmosphere within the crawlspace, eliminating the mold, and preventing further mold growth. This homeowner can now be sure they’re crawlspace will remain dry and mold free!
A homeowner in Mount Desert had been having trouble with mold growing within his crawlspace. This mold was beginning to cause a smell to form in the space that was spreading through the basement, and up into the home. The homeowner, seeking a way to eliminate moisture build up in the crawlspace, searched online to find a solution. After finding TC Hafford Basement Systems, the homeowner contacted us for a free estimate. We then sent out our crew and got to work!
We began by laying a Drainage Matting around the wall/floor joint of the crawlspace. This mat will hold back water attempting to find its way to the center of the space. The water held by the mat will be given more time to ideally drain back into the surrounding soil. Next, we encapsulated the space with a CleanSpace liner. This liner will lock out any and all water trying to enter the crawlspace. Finally, we installed a SaniDry XP dehumidifier. This will maintain a dry atmosphere within the crawlspace, eliminating the mold by removing its habitat.
This homeowner now has a dry basement and systems in place to keep it that way!
A homeowner in Southwest Harbor owned a home with a damp crawlspace. The space would usually take on water during rain, and then the water would persist within the space for several days afterword. This created a very moist atmosphere, the perfect environment for mold growth. Asking around for potential solutions, the homeowner was quickly referred to TC Hafford Basement Systems. They called us right away and we were on the job!
To begin, we laid a Drainage Matting along the wall/floor joint surrounding the crawlspace. This mat will hold back some of the moisture entering through the soil, giving it time to drain back out. We then encapsulated the crawlspace with a CleanSpace Liner. CleanSpace is a thin plastic sheet that covers the floor, and all of the walls within the crawlspace to lock out any water that would have otherwise leaked in.
With these two barriers in place, moisture will no longer be able to access this crawlspace; Protecting this homeowner from any problems involving mold, or water damage.
A homeowner in Gouldsboro had a basement prone to leaks. During heavy rains, water would come in through one corner of his dirt basement and cover the floor. This was a great way to grow a mold problem, or sustain water damage to the home. Needing professional help, the homeowner called TC Hafford Basement Systems after hearing about us from a family friend. We had a representative inspect the space, then our crew got to work!
This homeowner needed a proper vapor barrier, so we began by lining the inside perimeter of the basement with a Drainage Matting. This will hold back a portion of the moisture entering through the walls and allow it to drain back out through the floor. We then covered the basement in a CleanSpace Liner. This liner covers everything except for the ceiling, holding back any moisture that would otherwise have flooded the basement. Finally, we installed SaniDry XP dehumidifier. The SaniDry will take in the surrounding air, remove any moisture, and push the air our into the far reaches of the basement. This creates a loop where the dry air forces more moist air back towards the SaniDry until all of the air has been dehumidified.
Now that TC Hafford Basement Systems have given this basement a proper vapor barrier, this homeowner shouldn’t need to worry about any form of water damage!
Cathy from Bernard was having trouble with water leaking into her basement through the corners. The water would be pushed in during heavy rains by what is known as hydrostatic pressure. Seeking a way to prevent the water build up, Cathy called TC Hafford Basement Systems. We were just the company she needed to get this job done!
We began by digging out a trench encircling the basement floor. This is where we laid our WaterGuard piping system. This system will capture water as it enters the basement through the cement, and guide it to the sump. The WaterGuard is then covered with loose rocks and cement to hide it without stopping its function. We then installed a SmartSump sump pump, with an UltraSump backup battery attached. This will remove all the water collected by the WaterGuard, and remove it through a PVC discharge line. Even should the power go out in the home, the UltraSump will keep the pump pumping in any weather! Finally, we attached an IceGuard pipe piece to the discharge line on the exterior of the home. This will allow water to continue to flow even if the lower end of the pipe becomes blocked by ice or other debris.
With these systems in place, Cathy will never need to worry about a leaking basement again!
A homeowner in Prospect Harbor was worried about how damp their crawlspace was getting. This dampness could easily lead to mold growth, and damage to the property. Seeking a way to keep moisture out of their crawlspace, the homeowner looked online. Here is where they found TC Hafford Basement Systems. The homeowner called us right away and we had our representative give her a free estimate. After she decided on what work she wanted done, our crew got to work!
In order to keep out moisture before it reached the interior of the crawlspace, we needed to install a vapor barrier. To do so, we lined the floor/wall joint around the space with a Drainage Matting. This will ideally drain away water trying to find its way to the center of the crawlspace. Next, we encapsulated the space with a CleanSpace Liner. CleanSpace is made of a thin plastic, completely locking out moisture that would have previously entered through the walls or the floor. Finally, we installed a SaniDry CX dehumidifier. The SaniDry will dry out the air within the space, and keep it that way.
Without moisture in its environment, mold cannot grow. With this new vapor barrier in place, this homeowner no longer needs to worry about mold or water damage at all!