Proudly serving Maine and Eastern New Hampshire including Portland, Bangor, Portsmouth, NH
Basement Repair Services & Products
Click the icons to see what our customers had to say.
For over 20 years TC Hafford Basement Systems has been solving basement, crawl space and foundation issues for homeowners in Knox County, ME. We are the exclusive dealer in Knox 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 Knox 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 Knox County home, identify the problem and provide warranted products and work. We can also fix your sinking driveway or interior concrete slab problems so you can enjoy your home 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.
|Foundation Solutions for:
||Concrete Solutions for:
A homeowner in Warren had a crawlspace with a sand floor. This was a problem for the homeowner, because water was easily entering the crawlspace, and causing mold to grow. The homeowner took to the internet to find a solution. TC Hafford soon received a call. We took a look at the crawlspace, and got to work!
We started by placing down a drainage matting on the floor. This acts as a primary barrier from water, and will allow any water entering the crawlspace to flow back out through the floor. Then the entire crawlspace got encapsulated by our team, using CleanSpace Liner. This liner fits tight against the walls and floor of the crawlspace. It seals out any water trying to sneak into the crawlspace. Now this homeowner no longer needs to worry about water or mold in their crawlspace.
A homeowner in Rockport had a crawlspace that was rather smelly. This was becoming an issue for the homeowner. They had no intention of finishing the space, or using it for storage, but they wanted something done about the smell. After hearing about us from a contractor, they gave TC Hafford a call. We had a representative go out and take a look, and then we got to work!
We started by laying down a drainage matting, to allow any accumulated water to exit the crawlspace without getting trapped. The entire crawlspace was then lined with CleanSpace Liner. This is a white film that will lock out any moisture trying to enter the crawlspace. Thus reducing the amount of moisture getting into the air. Finally we installed a SaniDry XP Dehumidifier. This will completely eliminate any moisture that might make its way into the crawlspace. Removing all moisture from the air will destroy any environment that would allow mold to grow, getting rid of the smell that was causing the homeowner problems.
A homeowner in Harrison was having trouble with their current sump pump. They had contacted TC Hafford at a previous residence for basement work; and now gave us another call to get this new basement done! His current sump pump wasn’t pumping water like it used to. Water was starting to collect in and around the sump for extended periods of time. We had a representative head out to take a look and offer potential solutions. Once the homeowner decided on what they wanted done, we got to work!
We started the job by removing the old pump. It wasn’t going to be doing the homeowner any good anymore. We then installed a SuperSump sump pump into the old sump. This new sump should do the trick when it comes to pushing out the water that gathers in the sump. Finally, on the outside of the house, we attached an IceGuard filter to the PVC discharge line. This will ensure water continues to drain should the lower end of the pipe become blocked by ice or debris. Now this homeowner is worry free with a dry basement!
A homeowner in Thomaston was noticing water collecting on their basement floor. This water was obviously entering through two rather thin cracks that spanned the length of his basement walls. These cracks needed to be addressed, and the homeowner got online to find a solution. After finding TC Hafford Basement Systems, the homeowner gave us a call to receive a free estimate. We had a representative head out to take a look. The course of action we agreed upon with the homeowner was FlexiSpan, which could permanently seal the cracks. We started this process by filling the two cracks with a sealant. This first layer of sealant acts as a primary guard for keeping out water. Then a layer of foam padding is placed over the two cracks, to hold the first layer in place. This foam also acts as structural support for the repair. Finally a second layer of sealant is added on top of the foam to hold it all in place. The way this FlexiSpan works is that it locks out water, but is still flexible enough to shift, should the walls move under ny circumstance. Now this homeowner no longer needs to worry about water coming in through these two cracks!
A homeowner in Hope noticed their basement was starting to develop a harsh musty smell. This was certainly due to mold growth from moisture in the air. This problem is not only inconvenient because of the smell, but could also pose a serious health risk if left unchecked. After having a contractor refer TC Hafford, the homeowner gave us a call.
We soon had a representative out at the home to inspect the basement and suggest the best course of action. After reviewing with the homeowner, the solution we went with was installing a SaniDry XP Dehumidifier. This will keep the air in the basement dry, eliminating the environment necessary for mold growth. Now this homeowner has a mold free basement with dry air.
A homeowner in South Thomaston was noticing the window in their crawlspace was allowing water to leak in. This was an older window, and had clearly seen some better years. The homeowner needed this leaky window fixed, and they also would prefer if their crawlspace was completely water-tight. After a quick internet search, they came across TC Hafford Basement Systems; the clear choice for this job. Shortly after we received the phone call, we had a representative out at the house to determine the best solution. After going over the options with the homeowner, we sent in a crew to get to work!
To start the project, the window in the crawlspace was removed. Both it and another old window were taken out to be replaced. Then the crew installed two EverLast windows where the old windows were. EverLast windows are bright, and form a completely waterproof seal inside their frame. Protecting the crawlspace from the problem which faced the previous set of windows. Then the crawlspace was encapsulated with a CleanSpace Liner. This is a plastic sort of sheet which covers the walls, floors, and supports of the crawlspace to lock out any moisture entering through the surrounding soil. Now this homeowner has two new windows and a waterproof crawlspace!
Donna in Owls Head had a problem. Her problem was that the crawlspace underneath her house would flood whenever it would rain. This lead to several issues, most importantly, mold and rot. These could lead to both health concerns for Donna, and damage to the house. These being pretty serious issues, Donna searched online to find a way to fix her problem fast. TC Hafford was the answer to her problem, and Donna contacted us. We had a representative head out to take a look and give a free estimate. Then got to work!'
We started by lining the crawlspace with a CleanSpace Liner. This sheet covers the entire crawlspace, except for the ceiling. Sealing tightly against the walls/floor, this liner locks out water, keeping the crawlspace free of outside moisture. Then we installed a SaniDry CX dehumidifier to maintain the air quality of the crawlspace. This way even if moisture should make its way in, it won’t stay long enough to allow for mold growth. Now Donna sleeps easy at night, not needing to worry about her crawlspace.
A homeowner with a finished basement in Washington was noticing a musty smell starting to appear. This wouldn’t do, so Valerie searched online for a way to remedy this. After finding TC Hafford Basement Systems, Valerie knew she had found her solution. She contacted us and we got to work! After taking a look at the basement, the fix was clear, she needed a SaniDry XP. This is a dehumidifier which will suck in the moist air, take out the moisture, and push the dry air out into the basement. This creates a cycle of dry air pushing moist air closer to the SaniDry, allowing for more and more air to be dehumidified. Now Valerie no longer struggles with a musty basement.
A homeowner in Tenants Harbor was having a problem with water getting into their basement. This would soon lead to mold growth or structural damage to the house. The homeowner needed a solution, and took to google to find an answer. This is where the homeowner found TC Hafford Basemenst Systems. After receiving the call, we got to work! We inspected the crawlspace, then decided it was best to install a CleanSpace Liner. This liner will completely lock out moisture trying to enter through the walls or floor of the crawlspace. Preventing any mold growth inside the crawlspace in the future. Now this homeowner is worry free!
A homeowner in Vinalhaven was looking to finish their basement. But before they started that, they wanted to make sure their crawlspace would no longer get water during rain. After the homeowner heard about TC Hafford from a friend, he gave us a call and we got to work!
In order to waterproof the crawlspace in the home, we had to put down a Drainage Matting around the inside perimeter of the crawlspace. This would prevent water coming in from making its way toward the center of the crawlspace, while giving it time to drain back out of the crawlspace. We then lined the inside of the crawlspace with a CleanSpace Liner. This completely seals the crawlspace off from incoming moisture, guaranteeing a dry crawlspace for the homeowner. Now he can finish his basement without fear of water damage!
A homeowner in Friendship, ME needed to get her basement and crawlspace waterproofed before she could finish her basement. This would be a rather large undertaking. After a friend told her about TC Hafford Basement Systems, she made a call to set up a meeting. After meeting with one of our representatives and receiving an estimate, she chose what work she wanted done. We dispatched our crew to the house and got to work!
We started with the crawlspace, lining the inside perimeter with a Drainage Matting. This is then covered with a CleanSpace Liner. This liner covers the entire crawlspace, save for the ceiling. Locking out all moisture that might otherwise has leaked into the crawlspace. Next, we excavated the interior perimeter of the basement to allow for the installation of a WaterGuard system. This system collects water as it enters the basement through the walls or floor. Guiding it toward the sump location. This WaterGuard system is then covered over with a fresh layer of cement to hide it within the basement floor. We capped off the WaterGuard pipes with a SmartSump sump pump to remove the water from the basement. Following the PVC discharge pipe out of the basement, we attached an IceGuard on the outside of the home. This is a special piece of pipe on a discharge line that will allow the evacuated water to continue to flow should the lower portion of the pipe become blocked by ice or debris. Finally, we installed a SaniDry CX dehumidifier. This will guarantee the homeowner maintains a dry basement even if moisture makes it into the air.
John from Brooks was in need of a way to keep his basement dry. Water seemed to be coming in from nowhere and this was a problem. One internet search later and John had found TC Hafford Basement Systems. He soon made a phone call to get a free estimate on what could be done to help fix his wet basement problem. After deciding on which solution he wanted, we had out crew get to work on the basement.
We dug up the interior perimeter of the basement. This made way for the WaterGuard piping system. This will collect the water coming in from the walls or floor and direct it to the sump. In the sump, we installed a TripleSafe sump pump. This pump utilizes three separate pumps. One primary pump, one secondary pump in case there is too much water for the first to handle, and finally a battery powered backup pump for when the power goes out. This pushes the water up and out of the basement through a PVC discharge line. Now this homeowner has a dry basement thanks to WaterGuard!
A homeowner in Spruce Head was experiencing problems with their sump pump. It would back-up during exceptionally heavy rains, and flood parts of the basement. Needing this to stop before any serious water damage occurred, the homeowner contacted TC Hafford Basement Systems. We gave the homeowner their free estimate, and then we got to work on waterproofing their basement.
The existing sump pump needed to be removed to start the job. It was no longer needed, because it was being replaced. We then installed a SmartSump sump pump in the sump. This will now pump out all of the water gathering within the basement without issue. Attached to this SmartSump, we installed an UltraSump backup battery in case of a power outage during a rain storm. Finally, on the exterior of the home, we attached an IceGuard filter onto the PVC discharge line coming from the sump. This filter will allow water to flow from the line even if the lower end of the pipe becomes blocked by ice or other debris. Now this homeowner is worry free, with a dry basement!
A homeowner in North Haven was beginning to notice a musty smell coming from their crawlspace. This was an obvious sign of moisture gathering in the basement, and the homeowner searched for a way to prevent moisture build up. They soon heard about TC Hafford Basement Systems from a satisfied previous customer, who recommended us to get the job done. The homeowner called us shortly after to arrange an inspection of their crawlspace. We had a representative take a look at the crawlspace and give the homeowner a free estimate of the cost to eliminate the moisture. The homeowner gave us the green light and we got started!
To begin work, we lined the interior wall/floor joint with a Drainage Matting to hold water back from reaching the center of the crawlspace. This allowed time for the water to drain before it would enter the air. We then encapsulated the crawlspace with a CleanSpace Liner, which would completely lock out any moisture attempting to leak into the crawlspace through the walls or floor. This will keep the crawlspace dry and eliminate the musty smell once and for all!
A homeowner in Port Clyde was having serious trouble with water gathering in their crawlspace. They needed this addressed professionally and took to the internet to find a solution. They soon came across TC Hafford Basement Systems and decided we were the right company to get the job done. They called us the next day and we had a representative head over to give them their free estimate. The homeowner gave us the green light and we got started!
We began work in the crawlspace by installing a SuperSump sump pump in the floor where the water would gather, this would then take the water and push it up and out of the crawlspace. Next, we laid a Drainage Matting around the inside perimeter of the crawlspace to hold back moisture coming in through the walls and allowing it time to drain back out into the surrounding soil. The crawlspace was then encapsulated with a CleanSpace Liner and sealed off from moisture trying to enter. This will eliminate the issue of water pooling up inside the crawlspace for a very long time. Finally, to maintain a dry atmosphere within the crawlspace, we installed a SaniDry XP dehumidifier. Which will cycle the air and remove any moisture, keeping the crawlspace completely moisture free!
A homeowner in Rockland was looking for a way to clear his crawlspace of water. It would almost always have water gathered in two of the corners. Especially during spring. Fearing the water would damage the structure of the house, the homeowner searched for a solution. He soon came across TC Hafford Basement Systems online and called us to receive his free estimate. We had a representative at the home in now time for the inspection. After the homeowner chose what work they wanted done we were able to start working!
We began by digging out a sump, and installing a SmartSump sump pump. This will take any water gathered in the crawlspace and evacuate it through a PVC discharge line. We then lined the interior wall/floor joint with a Drainage Matting. This mat will hold back water coming in through this joint, allowing it time to drain away before making its way to the interior of the crawlspace. Next, we encapsulated the crawlspace with a CleanSpace Liner. This locks out any moisture trying to enter through the walls or floor of the crawlspace. Forcing it all to either drain back away naturally or through the sump. Finally, we installed a SaniDry CX dehumidifier. This dehumidifier will take the leftover moisture, and any future moisture out of the air, creating and maintaining a dry and healthy atmosphere.
With these systems in place, the interior of this homeowner’s crawlspace will remain dry for many years to come. He no longer has to fear water damage!
A homeowner in Camden was had a basement that would regularly gather water during heavy rains. After dealing with this problem for years, the homeowner decided it was time to put an end to it. They got online to find a solution, and quickly found TC Hafford Basement Systems. Knowing we were the right company for the job, the homeowner called us right away to set up a meeting. We had our representative sent to the home to inspect the basement and give the homeowner a free estimate. They chose what work they wanted and we sent in our crew to get started.
We began by digging up the inside perimeter of the basement floor to allow us to lay down our WaterGuard pipe system. This system was then covered over with loose rocks and cement to conceal it beneath the floor without hindering functionality. The WaterGuard will capture water as it enters through the walls or floor, guiding it to the sump. There in the sump, we installed a SuperSump sump pump, to push the water up and out of the basement through a PVC discharge line. Finally, on the exterior of the home we attached an IceGuard filter to the line. This special pipe will allow for continued flow of water even if the end of the pipe becomes blocked by ice or other debris.
With these systems working together, this homeowner will no longer need to deal with a wet basement floor. They will now have a dry basement for many years to come!
A homeowner that lived in Union, ME had been living with a slight moisture problem in their basement. Three cracks across the walls in their basement were allowing water from outside to easily leak in. Looking to have these cracks dealt with properly, the homeowner was soon referred to us at TC Hafford Basement Systems. After they received their free estimate, they decided to have us get the job done for them!
To keep these cracks from leaking water in the future, our installation crew utilized FlexiSpan to seal them for good. This began with the cracks being brushed clear by a coarse brush to help the sealant hold better. An initial layer of sealant was then applied to the cracks. To give the seals some flexibility and structure, foam mats were then placed over the sealant along the length of the cracks. Finally, another layer of sealant was applied over the top of the foam to complete the FlexiSpan seals. These FlexiSpan seals will keep water out even if the cracks contort over time.
This homeowner now can rest assured these cracks are no longer a source of a moisture problem beneath their home. Now that they've been properly sealed they should never leak again!
A homeowner that lived in Owls Head, ME noticed one day that a crack had opened across their concrete basement wall. This was immediately a problem, as the crack was allowing water to leak onto the basement floor. In search of a solution, the homeowner looked online. Once they came across TC Hafford Basement Systems, they knew they found the right company for the job.
When our installation crew arrived at the home they got started on waterproofing this crack by clearing it of dust and debris using a coarse brush. Next, the first layer of sealant was applied within and around the crack. This was soon covered by a foam mat, running along the length of the crack. To complete this seal, a second layer of sealant was used to enclose the foam inside a structure known as FlexiSpan. The FlexiSpan seal that is now covering this problem crack will keep any outside moisture from entering the crack. Thanks to the foam core, the FlexiSpan is able to conform to slight changes is the overall shape of the crack.
This new seal will keep this homeowner happy with a dry basement. Rainwater will no longer be able to leak in through this crack in the future!
This homeowner living in Thomaston, ME was having trouble with their basement. The air in the space was damp and musty. Looking to have the space dried out, the homeowner tried to find ways to take care of their moisture problem. They soon got referred to us at TC Hafford Basement Systems by a friend. They called us to receive their free estimate and then we got to work!
When our installation crew arrived at the home, they began work on this project by installing SaniDry XP dehumidifier on the basement floor. This device will take in the surrounding damp air, separating the moisture from it. This moisture is passed to a Condensate Pump through some piping. The pump will force the water out of the home through a discharge line to eliminate this homeowners moisture problem. The SaniDry will circulate the dried air back into the space, continuing the process until the moisture in the air is brought down to regular levels.
Now that the SaniDry is up and running, this homeowner no longer needs to suffer from such a musty basement. The air in this basement will now stay moisture free for many years to come.
Living in South Thomaston, ME, a homeowner had recently begun to have water build up in their basement during rainfall. With a concrete foundation around their basement, not only was this homeowner unsure how the water was getting in, but they were also unsure how to stop the leakage. When asking around about solutions, they were soon referred to call us at TC Hafford Basement Systems to receive a free estimate on repairs. After receiving their estimate, the homeowner gave us the go-ahead to get started on the solution.
When our installation crew arrived at the property, to intercept the water before it reaches the surface of the floor, they began by excavating the perimeter of the concrete floor. This created a shallow trench around the outer edge of the floor. Here, WaterGuard pipes were laid, surrounding the basement floor. Buried beneath loose rocks and concrete, the WaterGuard pipes will now capture any moisture leaking through the floor using small slits along the lower edges of the pipes. The water trapped within the WaterGuard is then guided trough the floor directly to the sump to be removed from the home.
Within the sump, a SuperSump pump was installed. With the WaterGuard feeding directly into the new pump, the water can be removed from the home without ever reaching the interior of the basement in the future. The SuperSump forces the water up and out of the home through a PVC discharge line at a rate of over 2,600 gallons per hour. Nearby, an UltraSump backup battery was attached to the SuperSump. This device will power the SuperSump during power-outages; maintaining a dry basement even during harsh storms. The UltraSump will allow the SuperSump to operate for up to 11,000 gallons of water before requiring a charge.
Now that this homeowner has proper basement waterproofing beneath their home, they should no longer experience a flooding basement. The WaterGuard & SuperSump pump will work together to ensure that!
When this homeowner moved into a home that had a concrete foundation, basement flood was not something they expected. After trying to deal with the problem for some time, they decided it was best to have it waterproofed professionally and searched online for a solution. That is where they found us at TC Hafford Basement Systems and they called us to set up their free estimate. They agreed to what we could do to help waterproof their basement and our crew got to work!
When the installation crew arrived at the home, their first task was to install WaterGuard piping. To get this done, a shallow trench was excavated into the perimeter of the concrete floor. Here, the WaterGuard was laid, surrounding the basement. To conceal the piping within the floor without hindering function, the WaterGuard was buried underneath some lose rocks before being covered with a fresh layer of concrete. Small slits along the bottom of the WaterGuard pipes capture any leaking moisture inside the floor and prevent it from reaching the surface of the floor in the future.
The water caught by the WaterGuard is guided through the floor to the sump where we installed a TripleSafe pump system. The TripleSafe contains three individual pumps that force water up and out of the home through a PVC discharge line. The first and second pumps inside the TripleSafe handle the removal of the majority of the captured water, with the secondary pump only activating when the primary requires extra power. The third pump is a battery backup pump that will stay inactive until the home loses power. Then this pump will take on the water removal until power returns.
With their new waterproofing complete, a flooding basement is no longer something this homeowner needs to worry about! The WaterGuard & TripleSafe installation will keep this basement dry for years to come.
This Spruce Head, ME homeowner had lately been dealing with water in their basement. The cause of this water build-up was a crack on one of their foundation walls. Unable to keep the water from entering through the crack on their own, the homeowner contacted us at TC Hafford shortly after seeing us on their television. When they heard what we could do for them during their free estimate, they knew right away they wanted to have the work done to keep their basement free of water.
Later, when our installation crew arrived at the home, they were tasked with utilizing FlexiSpan to seal this crack. This process begins with the crack being cleared of debris by a coarse brush. This will help our seal stick to the wall. Next, a primary layer of sealant was applied inside and slightly around the crack. A foam mat was then laid along the length of the crack, sticking to the primary sealant layer. Finally, a second sealant layer was applied over the top of the foam, to complete the FlexiSpan seal over this crack. The foam core allows the seal to bend and adjust to slight changes in the cracks shape over time, giving the seal the FlexiSpan name.
Now that the crack on their foundation wall has been sealed, this homeowner can rest assured the leaking water will no longer enter their basement! The FlexiSpan seal will keep this basement clear of moisture build-up for years to come.
With a concrete foundation below their home, this North Haven, ME homeowner never thought they would have water entering through the floor itself and building up in their basement. Unsure how to stop the leakage, they took to the internet to find a solution. As soon as they found our website for TC Hafford Basement Systems, they knew they found the company for the job. They called us to set up their free estimate and we got to work!
When our installation crew arrived at the property, they got started on preparing the floor for waterproofing by excavating a shallow trench into the perimeter of the floor. This allowed for WaterGuard piping to be buried below a fresh layer of concreter, completely encircling the basement floor. These pipes have slits along their bottom edges, trapping leaking moisture within the WaterGuard piping. This water is then guided through the floor to the sump to be removed from the basement without reaching the surface of the floor in the future.
Within the sump in this basement floor, a TripleSafe sump system was installed. This device contains three pumps, each activating at different times to keep this basement water-free. The first and second pumps will handle the bulk of the water-removal, with the secondary pump only activating if the primary requires assistance. The third pump is a battery-operated backup pump for when the home loses power. This will keep the basement dry even during rough storms. All of the water is removed through a PVC discharge line where it flows away from the home a distance before being released onto the ground.
Now that this homeowner has a waterproofed basement, they can make use of the space as they intended to without needing to worry about water damage. The WaterGuard piping and TripleSafe sump system will make sure of that.
After living in Port Clyde, ME for some time, these homeowners began to notice a musty smell within their home. After identifying the source to be the crawlspace beneath their home, they knew they would need to find a way to keep the space safe from moisture. They soon heard about TC Hafford from a friend and called us to receive their free estimate. Our sales rep. sat down with the homeowners soon after to discuss their options. They gave us the green light and our crew got to work!
Once they arrived at the home, our installation crew was able to begin work on waterproofing the crawlspace right away. To eliminate the moisture building up in the atmosphere within the crawlspace, a SaniDry CX dehumidifier was installed on the floor. This device will pull in the surrounding air, separating any moisture from it and then circulating it back into the crawlspace. This will remove any moisture problems present within the space, keeping the air healthy and dry. The water collected by the SaniDry is then passed to a Condensate Pump installed nearby. This pump will force the water out of the home through a discharge line. The water travels a distance from the home through this line and is released onto the ground to harmlessly drain away into the ground.
With their dehumidifier in place, these homeowners no longer need to put up with the musty smell throughout their home. The SaniDry CX & Condensate pump will keep the air in this crawlspace moisture-free for years to come!
When this homeowner moved into their Thomaston, ME home, they soon noticed water would leak into their basement. Unsure how to keep the water from leaking through their concrete foundation, the homeowner needed a solution, fast. After a quick search online, they soon discovered TC Hafford Basement Systems and called knew we would be able to help. They called our office staff and we set them up with a free estimate. The homeowner soon had a meeting with one of our sales representatives and they were able to decide on what work they wanted done to waterproof their home.
Once our installation crew arrived at the home, their first task was to excavate a shallow trench into the perimeter of the concrete basement floor. This enabled them to then lay down WaterGuard piping beneath the surface of the floor, surrounding the basement. After being buried by loose rocks and a fresh coat of concrete, the WaterGuard pipes will now capture any moisture leaking in through the tiny pores and cracks of the foundation. After trapping the water through small slits along the bottom edge of each pipe, the water is guided through the floor to the sump where it will be removed from the home.
Within the sump, a SuperSump pump was installed. The SuperSump will take in the water collected by the WaterGuard and force it out of the home through a PVC discharge line. The SuperSump can output over 2,600 gallons of water every hour, giving it plenty of power to handle any rainwater needing to be removed from this home. Outside, two additional pieces of piping were attached to the discharge line to better protect the home from flooding. An IceGuard piece was attached just beyond where the line leaves the side of the home while a LawnScape piece was used to cap the end of the discharge line. The IceGuard is built with special upward facing holes that allow water potentially blocked by ice or debris to escape without backing up into the basement. The LawnScape covers the end of the line with a grate to keep out larger debris while allowing the water to flow out onto the ground.
These new installations will work together to ensure this homeowner no longer experiences a flooding basement. The WaterGuard piping & SuperSump combo will fight off any major rainfall that would have otherwise been a problem!
Looking to finish their basement, this South Thomaston, ME homeowner had a few problems to tackle before they could do anything. With water leaking into the basement through the concrete foundation, this homeowner required assistance with keeping the water at bay. Shortly after seeing TC Hafford on their TV, they called us to set up a time to receive their free estimate. Once they spoke with our sales representative, the homeowner hired us to solve their water problem for them right away!
As soon as our installation crew arrived at the home, their first task was to eliminate the moisture problem. This was done by burying a WaterGuard piping system below fresh concrete, within the perimeter of the basement floor. These pipes capture moisture traveling through the floor, guiding it to the sump where it will be removed from the basement without reaching the floors surface. Next, BrightWall panels were used to cover the concrete walls of the basement. These panels will brighten up the interior of this basement with their light coloring as well as providing further protection against moisture leaking through the concrete walls. Any moisture caught between the BrightWall and the foundation will funnel down into the WaterGuard and swiftly flow out of the home.
With the leaking water dealt with and the bright new walls, this homeowner can finally move forward with their plans to use their basement as a livable space! The WaterGuard piping will ensure no water makes it onto this basement floor in the future.
Living in Owls Head, ME, this homeowner had recently been struggling to keep water from accumulating into puddles on their basement floor. With a concrete foundation surrounding the space, the homeowner was unsure just how the water was entering their basement. After seeing TC Hafford Basement Systems on their television, the homeowner decided to call us and see if we could solve their wet basement problem! We set them up with a free estimate and our sales representative met with the homeowner to discuss the available options shortly after. They then gave us the green light to begin work we got started!
When our installation crew made it out to the home, they began by excavating a shallow trench into the perimeter of the concrete floor. This would enable WaterGuard piping to be laid, surrounding the basement. A TripleSafe sump system was then installed with the WaterGuard piping feeding directly into the sump. Next, the trench was filled in with loose rocks and a fresh layer of concrete. Now, the WaterGuard will capture any leaking moisture within the floor and guide it to the TripleSafe for removal before the water can even reach the surface. The TripleSafe unit will handle pumping water up and out of the home using its three pumps inside. With two main pumps to handle the bulk of the water and a battery backup pump, the TripleSafe will keep this basement completely water-free!
With their newly waterproofed basement, this homeowner can now make better use of the space without fearing damage. The WaterGuard & TripleSafe combination will make sure this basement stays dry for years to come!
This homeowner living in Washington, ME had a problem below their home. The sump in their basement where water was supposed to escape through had recently started to back up and overflow during rainfall, causing flooding in their basement. Worried about the potential for damage to the property, the homeowner searched online for a solution right away. When they found our TC Hafford Basement Systems website, they gave us a call to see about setting up their own free estimate. After their meeting with our sales representative, the homeowner decided they would like us to take care of their flooding basement for them and hired us right away!
When our installation crew arrived at the property, their first task was to install a TripleSafe sump system within the old, failing sump. The TripleSafe houses three pumps inside itself that act to force collected water up and out of the home through a PVC discharge line. A WaterGuard piping system which was buried beneath the perimeter of the concrete basemen floor will capture leaking moisture in the future and guide it to the TripleSafe for removal. Two of the three pumps within the TripleSafe will do the majority of the water-removal, while the third pump, which is battery-operated, will remain inactive until the home loses power. This way, the water is removed from the home in any weather, without even reaching the surface of the floor.
Now that this homeowner has a functional water-removal system again, they can make better use of their basement without worrying about moisture damage. The TripleSafe pump working alongside a WaterGuard piping system will ensure this basement floor stays dry for years down the road!
Without a vapor barrier below their home, this homeowner recently began to notice signs of a moisture problem developing in their crawlspace, such as musty air and damp surfaces. Unsure how to approach the problem on their own, the homeowner looked online to find a solution. They discovered our TC Hafford Basement Systems website and contacted us right away to schedule their free estimate. After they spoke with our sales representative, they liked what we could offer them and hired us to get started as soon as possible.
When our installation crew arrived at the home, they got to work right away by laying a Drainage Matting across the floor of the crawlspace. This was the first half of a vapor barrier designed to keep water from building up in the crawlspace. The Drainage Matting rests just off the surface of the floor, where it creates channels below itself that any trapped water can follow to drain from the home. Next, we lined the crawlspace walls and floor with a CleanSpace barrier. The CleanSpace will completely seal the interior of the crawlspace so that any leaking moisture will only be able to flow down through the Drainage Matting and into the ground again. These layers now form a vapor barrier capable of preventing the moisture problems this homeowner wanted to avoid.
These improvements will keep the moisture within this space to a minimum, eliminating any chance for the developing issues to worsen. The CleanSpace liner will keep this crawlspace interior water-free for years to come!
Having lived in North Haven, ME for a few years, this homeowner recently did some work in their crawlspace and they noticed the ceiling of the space had begun to sink down lower than it should. Looking to have this resolved before it became a major problem, the homeowner quickly searched online and discovered our TC Hafford Basement Systems website. They called us soon after to receive their free estimate. The homeowner then hired us to get the job done once the estimate concluded.
As soon as our installation crew arrived at the home, they were able to get to work right away on the bowing crawlspace ceiling. To begin, engineered fill was used as a base for the footings of the new supports to be placed on. This will provide a sturdy hold for the supports against the dirt below. Next, the SmartJack support pylons were placed on each of the installed footholds. These SmartJack supports can be adjusted to extend or retract the plate that presses against the joists above the crawlspace. Once the ceiling was fully supported by these new pylons, the old, failing supports were removed from the space.
Now that this crawlspace has received some new supports, this homeowner can rest assured their home will not suffer from any more sinking or potential cracking. The SmartJack supports will hold this home firmly in place for years into the future!