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Living in a home with a regularly flooding basement, this Bangor, ME homeowner was looking for ways to put an end to this flooding. The homeowner was referred to us at TC Hafford Basement Systems and called our office in Wells, ME to ask about a free estimate. After hearing what we could do for them, the homeowner hired us to get started on solving their wet basement problem.
When our installation crew arrived at the home, their first task was to remove the old basement floor and replace it by pouring a fresh slab. This new slab, however, was fitted with WaterGuard Piping around the perimeter, just below the surface. These pipes inside the floor will capture any moisture leaking in through the concrete, trapping it and directing it to the newly installed SuperSump pump. Now any leaking water will be removed from the basement by the SuperSump before any of it can reach the surface of the floor. The water then exits the discharge line a distance from the home where it can harmlessly drain into the ground.
With a proper waterproofing system in place below their home, this homeowner can now expect to find a dry basement even during rainfall. The WaterGuard piping alongside the SuperSump pump will ensure this basement remains completely water-free!
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For over 20 years TC Hafford Basement Systems has been solving basement, crawl space and foundation issues for homeowners in Penobscot County, ME. We are the exclusive dealer in Penobscot 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 Penobscot 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 Penobscot 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.
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In Newport, ME, the Newport Church of God was having some water trouble in their basement. The walls needed to be painted, but with water seeping in through the surrounding soil, the paint just wouldn’t stick to the wall. After seeing TC Hafford Basement Systems at a home show, the Church gave us the opportunity to solve their problem.
Once our representative David Zawistowski had a look at the walls, he knew what needed to be done and the team got called in. BrightWall panels were used to cover all the affected walls. These panels keep moisture behind them, and have a nice bright-white color to them. The panels will never deteriorate, and are cut to fit perfectly around any obstacles along the wall, such as pipes or windows. A great choice for both giving the walls a pleasant look, as well as keeping moisture from the surface of the wall.
A homeowner in Millinocket was experiencing moisture gathering in their crawlspace. This was immediately an issue, because moisture can lead to mold and rot. This will soon affect the supports of the house, potentially leading to permanent damage. The homeowner took to the internet to find a solution. They soon found TC Hafford Basement Systems and gave us a call. We had a representative inspect the basement, and go over potential fixes with the homeowner. Once the homeowner decided on what they wanted done, we had a crew go in and get to work!
To start, we installed a Drainage Matting, which will help keep water out by allowing any built up water pass through and out of the home. We then used a CleanSpace Liner to completely seal the crawlspace. This liner encapsulates the crawlspace, covering every inch. This will lock out any moisture and keep the crawlspace dry. Finally we installed a SmartSump sump pump to further protect the crawlspace from water. This pump will take any water and push it up and out of the home. This homeowner no longer needs to worry about moisture making its way into their crawlspace.
A homeowner in Orrington was looking to get their basement finished; but small amounts of water would gather on the concrete floor from time to time. The homeowner had a sump pump, but that just wasn’t doing the job. After seeing TC Hafford Basement Systems at a home show, they decided to hire us for the job. We had a representative take a look at the basement, and then we got to work!
We started by removing the old pump, and installing a new TripleSafe sump pump. This pump will almost never fail. There are three separate pumps to maintain constant water removal no matter the weather or power situation. We then laid ThermalDry tiling across the entire basement floor. These are special interlocking tiles that rest slightly off the concrete, supported by an insulation layer. This makes sure the floor the homeowner walks on will always be dry, and insulated from the cold concrete. Now this basement is ready to be finished without fear of water issues.
A homeowner in Holden was experiencing water gathering in their basement. Normally, this is a common issue, however this homeowner owned a sump pump, which should be pumping water out of their basement. So the homeowner looked on the internet for a solution. TC Hafford was the solution they found, and we had a representative out to take a look shortly after being contacted. After identifying the problem, we got to work!
We had to remove the old pump, in order to make room for the new one. The homeowner chose a SuperSump sump pump, which will take any gathered water and force it up and out of the basement. We then installed an UltraSump back-up battery. This battery will ensure water is still being pumped out of the house even if the power were to go out. This will guarantee a dry basement no matter the conditions!
A homeowner in Milford had an old sump pump that just wasn’t getting the job done anymore. Even though it was meant to pump water out of the basement, they were still experiencing water problems. TC Hafford Basement System was on the case! Once on the scene, we removed the old sump pump. Because the rest of the system seemed to be functional still, we only needed to replace the pump. We then installed a SuperSump sump pump. Now this homeowner is experiencing a dry basement, like they always should have!
Two homeowners in Corinth were having trouble with water collecting in their basement. It wasn’t that the water was collecting in the wrong places, it would collect in the rather large sump. But the water would sit there a while before the pump could remove all of it. This was causing the air to become saturated with moisture. Moist air creates great living conditions for mold, so the homeowners needed a way to alleviate this moisture without altering their sump. After visiting a nearby home show, they gave TC Hafford Basement Systems a call. We sent out a crew to install a SaniDry XP. This dehumidifier would take all the moisture out of the air, and disperse the dry air throughout the basement. Maintaining a dry, mold free basement.
A homeowner in West Enfield was having water gather in their basement. This was an issue that needed to be resolved as soon as possible. They had a sump system, but it wasn’t getting the water pushed out of the basement like it was supposed to. After finding TC Hafford on the internet, they contacted us to get the job done. We had a crew get to work by removing the old sump pump and installing a SuperSump sump pump. This sump will do a much better job removing the water from the basement, keeping it dry. The crew then attached an UltraSump backup battery to the SuperSump. This battery will allow the SuperSump to continue to pump water should the power go out. Maintaining a dry basement in the worst of storms.
A homeowner in Bradley was experiencing water leaking into his basement during heavy rains. The water would seem to come from nowhere, but it would gather in the basement nonetheless. This was clearly a case of the water coming in through the walls or up through the floor. This is a very common issue, and after meeting with TC Hafford Basement Systems at a home show, this homeowner chose us to get the job done!
We started by digging up the inside perimeter of the basement, to install the WaterGuard pipe system. This is a specially designed pipe that collects water as it enters through the walls and floor. After capturing the water, it is channeled towards the sump. Next we installed a SuperSump sump pump. This pump will take all of the gathered water and push it up and out of the basement. Now this water issue is a thing of the past!
Donna from Plymouth was in need of some basement waterproofing. Her basement was all dirt, and she just wanted the water to stop collecting in it. After visiting a home show in Bangor, she knew TC Hafford Basement Systems would be the ones who could get the job done; so she gave us a call!
We started by encapsulating the basement floor and walls with a CleanSpace Liner. This is a thin sheet of plastic that seals moisture outside of the basement. Then over the top of the liner, on the walls, we installed BrightWall Panels. These are a more solid plastic that will protect even more from water trying to enter the basement. Now Donna will have always have a dry basement! No matter the weather.
Bill from Kenduskeag needed his crawlspace to be water free, but his current sump system was not removing water like it should have been. He soon made the call to TC Hafford Basement Systems to get his crawlspace waterproofed the right way! We had a representative sent out to the home to look at the problem and give a free estimate. Bill decided on what he wanted done, and we got to work!
We started by removing the old sump pump, this wasn’t going to be needed. We then installed a SuperSump sump pump. This new pump would be more than capable of removing any water leaking into the crawlspace. Next we encapsulated the crawlspace with a CleanSpace Liner. This liner completely covers the floor, walls, and supports within the crawlspace. Being sealed against the surfaces it covers, this liner will completely lock out any moisture attempting to find its way into the crawlspace. Finally, on the exterior of the house, where the water from the sump pump travels through a discharge pipe, we concatenated an IceGuard pipe. This piece is uniquely designed to allow for water to continue to flow even if the lower end of the discharge pipe is blocked by ice or other debris. Now this homeowner is happy with his dry crawlspace.
Jim from Medway was in need of protection for his crawlspace. It would easily flood whenever it rained outside, and this needed to be addressed. Shortly after hearing about TC Hafford from another satisfied customer, Jim got in contact with us and arranged for an estimate. We had a representative visit the home to look at the crawlspace and discuss with the homeowner his options for fixing his problem. Once the homeowner decided, we got to work!
The first thing we needed to install was a Drainage matting around the inside perimeter of the crawlspace. This will hold back water entering the crawlspace and confine it to the perimeter, underneath the mat. We then encapsulated the crawlspace with a CleanSpace Liner. This liner covers the floor, as well as the walls and any supports within the crawlspace. With the CleanSpace in place, moisture will no longer be able to enter the crawlspace. Finally, we installed a SaniDry XP Dehumidifier. This dehumidifier will maintain a dry atmosphere within the crawlspace should any moisture make its way into the air. Completely removing any chance for mold to grow, this crawlspace is now perfectly safe from water damage!
A homeowner from Bradford had a problem with the slab poured for his garage. This slab was incorrectly installed, and was now shifting and creating a void. Needing this void to be filled, the homeowner looked online for a way to get this done. After coming across TC Hafford Basement Systems, the choice was obvious. The homeowner contacted us and we sent over a representative to give a free estimate. Shortly after, we got to work!
Our crew needed to fill the void forming underneath the slab. To accomplish this goal, we used PolyLevel. PolyLevel is a foam spray that will fill an area entirely, then solidify and maintain that form. We injected the PolyLevel, which filled the void, realigned the slab with its original position, and helped support the garage slab from further shifting. Now the void is filled and the homeowner can be confident this problem won’t happen again!
A homeowner in Stetson was in dire need of some basement waterproofing. This homeowner had three large cracks in their basement walls, which were each allowing a good amount of water to flow into the basement during rain. To look for a solution for these cracks, the homeowner visited a home show in Bangor. This is where they found TC Hafford Basement Systems. We were just the solution they were looking for!
We got to work on this basement installing three sets of FlexiSpan. First the cracks were filled with a sealant. This holds back most of the moisture. Next this sealant is covered over with a foam mat. Which is then covered with a second layer of sealant. This structure is FelxiSpan, which gets its name from its ability be flexible. If the wall shifts at all, the FlexiSpan will continue to lock out water. Now this homeowner is care free with their cracks waterproofed.
Betsy in Exeter was experiencing problems with water gathering in her basement. This was a problem because this water could lead to mold growth, or even structural damage to the house. Betsy needed a solution, fast! She got online to search for one and found TC Hafford Basement Systems. We were just the answer she needed, so she gave us a call and we got to work!
We started work on the basement by digging up the interior perimeter of the basement floor. This allowed us to lay down a WaterGuard pipe system. Which was then covered over with a layer of fresh concrete to conceal it below the floor. This pipe can now collect all the water trying to enter the basement through the walls or the floor. We then installed a SuperSump sump pump. This will take the collected water and push it up and out of the basement through a discharge line. Finally, we attached an UltraSump backup battery to the SuperSump to ensure it will continue to run even if the power to the home should go out. Now Betsy no longer has a water problem in her 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.
A homeowner in Lee had a sump pump that just wasn’t getting the job done anymore. Water was starting to gather around the sump, and it was starting to cause the basement to smell. Needing a way to fix this sump problem, the homeowner got online and looked for a solution. They gave us a call and we had a representative take a look to see what could be done. The homeowner decided on what they wanted done and we got to work! We removed the old pump, and installed a TripleSafe sump pump. This sump has three separate pumps. One primary pump, one secondary pump in case the first stops working for any reason, and a battery powered third pump in case the power goes out. Finally, on the exterior of the home, we installed an IceGuard pipe. This section of PVC attaches to the discharge line and allows for water to continue to be pumped out of the basement even if the lower end of the pipe is blocked by ice or other debris. Now this homeowner once again has a working sump pump and a dry basement!
A homeowner in Mattawamkeag had a sump pump that just wasn’t removing the water from the basement anymore. This would cause water to backup out into the basement, flooding it. Needing a way to fix this issue, the homeowner contacted TC Hafford Basement System. We had a crew out to get to work soon after being contacted. We started work by removing the old sump pump. It wasn’t needed anymore and could be thrown out. We then installed a SuperSump sump pump to handle pumping the collected water up and out of the basement. Now this homeowner is worry free with a working sump pump!
A homeowner in Newport was in need of basement waterproofing. Their basement would regularly flood during heavy rains, which was beginning to leave visible damage around the basement. They needed a way to stop this flooding, and they searched online for a solution. Soon they came across TC Hafford Basement Systems and knew we were the right company for the job! They gave us a call and we had a representative inspect the basement to see what we could do. We gave them a free estimate on the repair costs and then we got to work.
We started by digging up the inside perimeter of the basement floor. This gave us room to lay down our WaterGuard pipe system. The WaterGuard is then covered over with loose rocks and cement to conceal it under the floor without hindering functionality. It will capture water as it enters the basement through the walls or floor from the surrounding earth. The water is then guided to the sump, where we installed a SuperSump sump pump. The pump will take the water and push it up and out of the basement through a PVC discharge line. Outside the basement, we attached an IceGuard to the discharge line so that the water coming from the SuperSump will continue to flow even if the line becomes blocked by ice or other debris. Finally, we installed a SaniDry XP dehumidifier to dry out the air in the basement. Now the homeowner has a basement that never floods, and dry, healthy air circulating through it!
A homeowner in Bangor was having trouble with water leaking into their basement, through the walls and the floor. This water is pressed in by what is called hydrostatic pressure. This allows the water to slowly pass through even concrete during heavy rains. The homeowner needed a way to keep the water out, and after hearing about TC Hafford Basement Systems from a previously satisfied customer, they gave us a call. We had a representative head over to the home to inspect the basement, and give the homeowner a free estimate. They decided on what work they wanted done, and we got to work!
Our crew began by digging up the interior perimeter of the basement floor. This gave us a trench to bury our WaterGuard pipe system in. The WaterGuard, after being laid in the trench, was buried with loose rocks and cement. This hides the pipes without hurting functionality. This special pipe system will capture water as it enters the basement, guiding it out of the basement through the sump. Not allowing water time to leak onto the basement floor. Now this homeowner is without worry when it comes to a moist basement. The WaterGuard will ensure a dry basement floor for many years to come.
A homeowner in Brewer was beginning to notice water pooling up on their basement floor. This water was entering through a crack in the basement wall, which had formed over some time. This problem needed to be addressed, and the homeowner wasn’t equipped to do it themselves. They then sought professional help. They called TC Hafford Basement Systems, knowing we could get the job done right. We had a representative head to the home to give a free estimate, then we had our crew begin work.
We began by filling the crack with a sealant. This wouldn’t be enough to completely hold back all the moisture trying to enter, but it was the first of three layers. This sealant is then covered over by a foam matting. The foam is flexible, and once completed, allows the structure to be bend as well. Finally, another layer of sealant is applied over the foam, locking out moisture entirely. This structure is called Flexispan, and it gets its name from its flexibility. It is able to not only seal off the basement from water trying to enter through the crack, but it can flex to stay on top of the crack should the basement walls shift at all.
This seal will keep water from pooling up on this homeowner’s floors in the future. Maintaining a dry, healthy atmosphere within the basement.
Scott from Old Town was in the market for some professional basement waterproofing. He had been looking to have his basement finished, but water flooding his basement during heavy rains was preventing any progress. Seeking a way to help prevent the flooding, Scott took to the internet. He soon came across TC Hafford Basement Systems, who he called right away to set up a meeting with a representative. We took a look, and gave the homeowner a free estimate. They chose what work they wanted done, and we had our crew get to work.
We began by digging up the interior perimeter of the basement floor and removing the debris. This created a trench for us to install our WaterGuard pipe system. These pipes are specially designed to catch water as it tries to enter the basement through the walls or floor. Guiding the water out of the basement through the sump. This system was then covered over with loose rocks and cement to conceal it under the floor without hurting functionality. Now Scott can finish his basement without needing to worry about any sort of water damage from a flooding basement!
A homeowner in Hampden was having trouble with water gathering in their basement. They needed a way to stop the water from leaking in through small pores in the cement. They searched for a way to solve this problem, soon finding TC Basement Systems, who they promptly called to arrange for a free estimate. The homeowner decided on what work they wanted done, and we sent in our crew to get to work!
We began by digging a trench around the inside perimeter of the basement floor. Creating a clean trench to lay our WaterGuard system into. This system will capture water entering through the walls or floor. The water is then led to the sump, where we installed a SuperSump sump pump. This pump can handle any amount of water thrown at it, capable of moving 2,650 gallons of water per hour. These two systems combined will be more than enough to keep this homeowner’s basement dry. They now no longer have any need to fear water damage, thanks to WaterGuard.
A homeowner in Dexter had been having a problem with their cement garage floor. It had been slowly sinking into the ground, becoming uneven with the surrounding foundation and driveway. The homeowner needed a way to realign these slabs, but couldn’t do it on their own, so they searched online for help. After coming across TC Hafford Basement Systems, this homeowner knew we were the right company for the job and called us right away. After setting up a meeting, we had our representative head to the home to investigate and give the homeowner their free estimate. They selected how they wanted it fixed and our crew got to work!
We needed to bring the garage floor slab back up to its original location. To do this, we needed to put something below the concrete slab. Luckily, we have just the thing for this. To begin, we drilled holes around the slab strategically to get an even spread. Then, through these holes, we pumped in PolyLevel. This is a foam that fills the space between the slab and the ground, lifting it back up to its original placement. Once the slab reached this point, we removed the tubes and allowed the PolyLevel to solidify. This will hold the slab in place, not allowing it to sink back down. Thanks to PolyLevel, this homeowner now has a perfectly level garage floor once again!
The Carmel Church had been having trouble with their basement. Water had been building up and causing a smell to emanate throughout the building. The owner of the church soon found TC Hafford Basement Systems by seeing us on TV, and gave us a call. We had a representative investigate the basement to give a free estimate of cost to the church. They gave us the go ahead and we got to work!
We got started by excavating the interior perimeter of the basement. This new trench was filled with our WaterGuard pipe system. These pipes will capture water as it tries to enter through the walls or floor, and guide it to the sump. The WaterGuard is covered over with loose rocks and cement to hide it beneath the floor without hindering functionality. We then installed a SuperSump sump pump in the sump to evacuated the water. The water exits through a PVC discharge line.
These two systems working in tandem will maintain a dry basement for the church for many years in the future.
A couple in Hudson were living with a rather musty crawlspace. The space had a moisture problem, that lead to a mold problem. This was the cause of the smell, and something the homeowners wanted to put an end to. Looking online for a solution, they found TC Hafford Basement Systems and called us right away! We gave them their free estimate, and then we got to work!
We began by covering the crawlspace floor/wall joint with a Drainage Matting. This will hold back moisture trying to leak in, and give it time to drain back into the soil before it reaches the interior of the space. Next, we encapsulated the crawlspace with a CleanSpace Liner. This new lining will keep out any and all water that might have previously found its way inside. Finally, we installed a SaniDry CX dehumidifier within the space. This dehumidifier will maintain a dry atmosphere within the space, killing off the mold that was attempting to thrive.
With the new vapor barrier, and the dehumidifier in place, this couple will never need to worry about moisture gathering within their crawlspace again!
Bob from Howland began to notice a problem with his basement wall. The wall was beginning to bow inwards, apparently due to force from the surrounding soil. This was immediately a concern for Bob, because if this kept up, the wall might have collapsed. Recalling he had seen TC Hafford Basement Systems at a home show, Bob called us right away. We had our representative give him his free estimate, and then we got to work!
To prevent the wall from caving in, we needed to reinforce it. To do this, we installed Powerbraces along the wall. These are steel I-beams anchored to the cement floor, and attached to the wooden joists in the basement ceiling. The Powerbraces will apply pressure to the wall, potentially realigning it with its original position. After some time has passed, we can even return to tighten the braces, potentially returning the wall to its original position.
With the Powerbraces in place, this homeowner no longer needs to fear a cave in. His basement is now secure.
A homeowner in Stillwater had a problem with his basement. The surrounding soil was applying so much pressure to the cinder-block walls that they were bowing inward. Fearing a cave in, the homeowner called TC Hafford Basement Systems. We had our representative inspect the basement and give the homeowner a free estimate. They selected what work they wanted done and we got to work!
To restore the walls to their original positions, we needed to install Geo-Lock Wall Anchors. To do so, we drilled holes into the walls evenly spaced along the walls, inlaying poles through each hole. On the exterior of the home, we dug vertical holes into the soil, aligned perpendicular with the holes dug through the walls. Here, we inserted flat plates that were screwed to the end of the inserted poles. We then filled the holes in with the dirt taken out. Finally, we secured plates to the interior ends of the poles, tightening them against the walls.
With these Geo-Lock Anchors in place, this homeowner no longer needs to fear a cave in.
A homeowner living in Orono, ME had a problem beginning to take root in their basement. Rainwater had begun to build up on their basement floor during rainfall. Looking to have this water-problem corrected as soon as possible, the homeowner looked online for a solution. They found our number and gave us a call to get the job done!
Upon arriving, our crew began by installing a SuperSump sump pump in the floor of the basement. This device will take in the water gathering around it and force the water up and out of the home. The SuperSump can move over 2,600 gallons of water every hour up and out of the home through the PVC discharge line. Next, an UltraSump backup battery was atached to the SuperSump to enable it to continue operation even if the home loses power. Finally, outside the home, an IceGuard pipe segment was attached to the discharge line. This piece has angled holes built-in to allow for water blocked by ice or debris to exit the line before backing up and flooding the basement.
With their new waterproofing system in place, this homeowner should never need to worry about their basement flooding again!
A homeowner living in Lincoln, ME owned a basement which would take on water during rainfall. Unable to locate the source of the leak, they thought it would be best to have the space professionally waterproofed. After a quick Google search, they found TC Hafford Basement Systems and gave us a call to get the job done!
As soon as our installation crew got to the home they began work. To prevent water from entering the space through the surrounding concrete, WaterGuard piping needed to be installed. After excavating a trench around the perimeter of the floor, the pipes were buried beneath a fresh layer of concrete. The WaterGuard pipes within the floor will now capture any water entering through the floor and guide it directly to the sump to be removed.
Within the sump, a SuperSump sump pump was placed to force the water up and out of the home through a PVC discharge line. The SuperSump can handle up to 2,650 gallons of water per hour, plenty of power to keep this basement water-free. Outside the home, two additions were attached to the discharge line. The first addition was an IceGuard pipe section placerd just outside the home. This piece of piping has special angled holes built into it, which allow for water blocked by ice or debris to exit without backing up the line. Finally, a LawnScape discharge port was used to end the line, where the water will drain away into the ground.
With their newly waterproofed basement, this homeowner can now use the space without worrying about water damage to their property. The WaterGuard system will keep this baseemnt dry for years to come!
A property owner in West Enfield, ME needed some waterproofing done on a crawlspace beneath their building. The West Enfield Church of God was having some moisture build-up in the crawlspace below the building. This was cuasing a musty smell in the building that was attributable to the start of mold growth. Wanting to take care of the problem before it got worse, the property owner contacted us at TC Hafford Basement Systems to solve their moisture problem.
Once our installation crew arrived at the property, they began work right away by laying a Drainage Matting across the floor of the crawlspace. This mat sits just above the floor, with many holes throughout it. This is so that water can still flow beneath the mat towards the parts of the floor where the water can most easily drain away back into the ground. Above this, a CleanSpace liner was used to encapsulate the crawlspace. This liner covers every surface that water might try to enter through. Completing the vapor barrier, the CleanSpace locks out any future leaks that would have otherwise entered into this crawlspace.
Now any mold growth will soon die off without any moisture to survive on. This property owner no longer has a moisture problem to worry about!
A homeowner that lived in Carmel, ME had recently noticed their basement was taking on water during rainfall. This was a problem because the water could damage items this homeowner had in their basement. The cause of the water leakages was a crack that had opened up along one of their concrete walls. Looking for a way to solve this problem, the homeowner searched online and soon found TC Hafford Basement Systems. They called us right away to have their free estimate done. Once they heard their options, they gave us the go-ahead to get the job done!
When our installaton crew arrived at the property, they began work on the crack right away by brushing away any debris with a coarse brush. This would allow the seal to set more firmly to the wall. An initial layer of sealant was applied inside the crack, beginning the installation of a FlexiSpan seal. Next, a foam mat was placed over the sealant, along the length of the crack. Finally, this foam was covered over by a second layer of sealant. This completes the FlexiSpan seal covering the crack, which will now lock out any future leaks. The FlexiSpan, as the name suggests, is flexible enough to shift with small changes in the shape of the crack to maintain a water-tight seal on the crack.
This new FlexiSpan seal will ensure this basement no longer takes on any rainwater leaks through this crack. Now this homeowner can use their basement for storage without fearing water damage.
When this homeowner in Charleston, ME began to notice a musty smell in their basement, they were unsure at first about what was causing the problem or how to remedy it. But after a google search and a free estimate from us at TC Hafford Basement Systems, they knew exactly what the problem was and what their options were for fixing it. They decided to have our crew solve the problem for them and hired us right away to get the job done!
Once our installation crew arrived at the home, they got to work clearing away the accumulating moisture in the air of the basement that had been causing the issue. While the homeowners’ sump drain was removing any water from the floor, moisture building up in the air was still a problem. A SaniDry XP dehumidifier was installed on the floor of the basement to handle the airborne moisture. The damp air surrounding the SaniDry will now be pulled in and separated from the moisture. The dried air is then circulated back into the basement while the collected water travels through a pipe to a Condensate Pump nearby which removes the water from the home.
Now that the atmosphere in this basement has been dried, this homeowners’ problem should soon be a thing of the past. The SaniDry XP dehumidifier will keep the air in this basement dry and healthy for years to come!
With water regularly flooding their basement during heavy rainfall, this Medway, ME homeowner was looking for a way to solve this problem. After a quick search online, they found us at TC Hafford Basement Systems and looked over our website to see if we were the right company for them. They called us soon after to set up their free estimate and hear what we could do to solve their flooding problem. Once they decided to have us get the job done, we got started on the basement waterproofing.
As soon as our installation crew arrived at the home, they got started right away by installing a TripleSafe sump system in the floor of the basement. The TripleSafe houses three pumps within it, each pump operating to keep the home water-free around the clock. The primary and secondary pumps will pump the majority of the water out of the home, with the secondary only activating when the primary is dealing with an exceptional amount of water. The third pump is a battery-operated backup pump in case the home loses power during a storm. This pump will then activate to keep the water flowing from the home. All of the water is forced up and out of the home through a PVC discharge line that carries the water a distance from the basement.
To further protect the property from water accumulating in the basement, our crew made two additions to the discharge line. The end of the line was capped with a LawnScape discharge port, which is a plastic end-piece that is built with a grate to allow the water flow without allowing outside debris to enter the line. Just beyond where the discharge line exits the home, an IceGuard pipe section was attached. The IceGuard has special holes that do not interfere with regular water-flow. These holes do, however, protect the home from ice blockages in the line by releasing any backing up water that might otherwise causing flooding.
With these new additions to their home, this homeowner should no longer need to deal with a flooding basement after a storm. Their TripleSafe sump system will keep their basement water-free for years to come!
A homeowner that was living in Howland, ME had recently developed a need to use their basement for storage. However, the basement would typically take on water during any moderate to heavy rainfall. Without any waterproofing to protect their property from the flooding, the homeowner searched online for a solution. They soon discovered us at TC Hafford Basement Systems and called us right away to set up their free estimate. They liked what we could do to solve their problem and hired us to get the job done!
When our installation crew arrived at the home, the first order of business was to install a proper concrete floor across the dirt of the existing basement floor. WaterGuard piping was installed in the perimeter of this newly poured concrete slab to further protect the basement from future leakages. Any water that leaks through the concrete slab now will be captured by small slits in the WaterGuard and follow this buried piping to the sump where it will be removed from the home.
To handle the water-removal, a SuperSump sump pump was installed in this new basement floor with the WaterGuard feeding into directly it. The SuperSump can force up to 2,650 gallons of water per hour up and out of the home through a PVC discharge line. Outside the home, the exiting water passes through an IceGuard pipe segment before reaching the end of the line. This special pipe section has built in holes that will only allow trapped water to escape, thus protecting the basement from any blockages like ice causing a backup flood. Finally, the discharge line terminates through a LawnScape piece, which is covered by a grate to keep out debris like leaves.
With their new and improved basement floor, this homeowner can now utilize the space for storage without worrying about their belongings becoming wet from flooding. The WaterGuard & SuperSump combination will ensure this basement floor stays dry for years to come!
When this Stetson, ME homeowner noticed a musty smell coming from their crawlspace, they wanted to find the source of the problem and eliminate it right away. After seeing an ad on their TV, they called us at TC Hafford Basement Systems and received a free estimate on their options from our representative. Looking to prevent this moisture problem from becoming worse, they gave us the go-ahead to get started waterproofing their crawlspace!
Once our installation crew arrived at the home, they got started on giving this crawlspace a proper vapor barrier. This began with a Drainage Matting being laid across the floor of the space. The Drainage Mat sits just above the floor on bumps, allowing any moisture kept out of the crawlspace to flow to where it can most easily drain back into the ground. Above this, a CleanSpace liner was used to encapsulate the interior walls of the crawlspace. This completes the vapor barrier and will prevent any and all future leakages that would have otherwise entered the crawlspace.
With their newly completed vapor barrier, this homeowner can rest assured their crawlspace will no longer take on water during rainfall. This will prevent any mold growth from thriving in the space, keeping the air in the home healthy.
A homeowner living in Exeter, ME had been living with a damp basement for some time. Deciding it was time to solve their moisture problem, they searched online for a solution and soon discovered us at TC Hafford Basement Systems. After giving our office a call, they were set up with a free estimate to review what their options were. They soon gave us the go-ahead to begin work on fixing the musty atmosphere of their basement.
Upon arrival, our installation crew was able to begin work right away. To eliminate the moisture from the basement air, a SaniDry XP dehumidifier was installed on the floor of the space. This device will pull in the damp air around itself, separating the moisture from it and redistributing the dried air back into the basement. The collected moisture is passed to a Condensate Pump installed nearby, which forces the water out of the home through a discharge line. With the SaniDry removing the moisture from the air in this basement, any problems that might have developed such as mold growth will now no longer be able to take root.
This homeowner now no longer needs to suffer from a musty basement smell or risk a mold problem. The SaniDry XP will keep the air in this Exeter, ME basement dry for years to come!
A homeowner that lived in Mattawamkeag, ME was looking for a way to better insulate their home after the recent winter. Searching online for a solution, they soon discovered TC Hafford Basement Systems and called us asking about a free estimate. After hearing their options from our sales representative, they hired us to take care of their problem.
Once our installation crew arrived at the home, they were able to get started increasing the insulation beneath this home to help keep the heating and cooling inside the home efficient. To achieve this, our crew began in the crawlspace by filling in gaps between the rim-joists with a Spray Foam insulator. Next, Spray Foam was used to cover the interior walls of the crawlspace. This foam expands soon after it covers each surface, filling in more space and reaching inside small cracks. The foam forms a barrier against possible passages for air, or ways for the outside temperature to affect inside of this home.
With their newly insulated crawlspace, this homeowner doesn’t need to worry about the winter cold entering their home so easily. The Spray Foam layers will help keep the heat in and the cold out for years to come.
Without a proper pump in the floor of their basement, this homeowner living in Carmel, ME had been experiencing flooding. They would regularly need to manually remove water from their basement during the flooding to keep the water damage to a minimum. Looking to find a quick solution to their problem, the homeowner searched online and soon discovered us at TC Hafford Basement Systems. They called us right away to set up their free estimate and spoke with our sales representative soon after. Knowing we could solve their problem, the homeowner hired us to get the job done!
When our installation crew arrived at the home, they got to work on the sump right away. To eliminate the build up of water on the basement floor, a TripleSafe sump system was installed in the existing sump. The TripleSafe system houses three pumps, each operating to keep the basement water-free. The first and secondary pumps both handle the bulk of the water, but the secondary pump will remain inactive unless the primary becomes overwhelmed or fails for any reason. The third pump is a battery-operated backup pump. This will ensure the basement is safe, even during storms that knock out the power. All of the collected water is forced up and out of the home through a PVC discharge line.
Outside the home, our installation crew made two additions to the discharge line. The first of these additions was an IceGuard segment attached just beyond where the line left the home. This piece has special holes built into the sides of itself that allow for only trapped water to escape the line. This will protect the basement from ice or other debris blocking the line and causing a backup flood. Finally, a LawnScape discharge port was used to end the line. This piece covers the line with a grate, keeping out any solid debris that would otherwise cause blockages. Water flows from the end of the line here through the grate and drains into the ground harmlessly.
With their newly installed sump pump, this homeowner can now experience a dry basement! The TripleSafe system will keep this basement dry for years down the road.
This homeowner that lived in Plymouth, ME had been living with cracks on their basement walls for years. These cracks recently began letting water flow into the basement, causing the homeowner to worry about water damage to their property. As soon as they saw our ad on their TV, they called us at TC Hafford Basement Systems right away to ask what we could do about their wet basement. The homeowner soon received their free estimate from our sales representative, and they hired us to get the job done as soon as our crew was available!
When our crew arrived at the home, they got started on FlexiSpan seals to repair these cracks by brushing each crack clear of debris with a coarse brush. This would allow the sealant to better adhere to the surface. An initial layer of sealant was then laid within and slightly around each crack. Next, A foam matting was placed over this initial layer. The foam was then covered by a second layer of sealant, completing the FlexiSpan installations. The foam core within each seal acts to hold the shape of the crack, so that if the crack were to shift in the future, the seal will stay in position.
Now this homeowner can relax during rainfall, knowing their basement will no longer take on water through the cracks in the walls. The FlexiSpan seals will keep this basement water-free for years to come!
A regularly flooding basement was not what this homeowner had in mind when moving into their home. After living with the damp conditions for a while, the homeowner decided to have something done about the problem once they saw TC Hafford Basement Systems on their TV. They called our office in Wells and we set them up with a free estimate. The homeowner agreed to the work we suggested, and our crew was dispatched as soon as possible.
As soon as our installation crew arrived at the home, they got started in the basement right away. To remove the build up of water on this basement floor, a SuperSump sump pump was installed. This device sits beneath the surface of the floor, taking in the gathering water and forcing it out of the home through a PVC discharge line. Outside the home, an IceGuard pipe section was intersected into the discharge line. This piece will allow trapped water to escape the line before reaching the home. Now if a blockage occurs, the water will no longer flow back into the basement to cause more flooding. Finally, a LawnScape discharge port was added to the end of the line to cover it with a grate. This will enable the water to flow normally while keeping debris from entering the pipe.
These installations will ensure this basement no longer takes on water in the future. The SuperSump will pump out the gathering water for years to come!
After noticing part of their basement wall beginning to dip, this Stetson, ME homeowner knew they would need to somehow prevent the problem from getting worse. They asked around and soon were referred by a friend to TC Hafford Basement Systems. They called us right away to set up their free estimate. After speaking with our sales representative, it was determined that a PolyLevel injection would be used to prevent the wall from sinking any further.
When our installation crew arrived at the home, they got started by drilling small holes down below the footing that had been sinking. PolyLevel was then injected in through each of these holes, filling the space below the footing of the frost wall. The PolyLevel then expands within the space, pressing up on the footing until it reaches its original alignment with the rest of the basement wall. The PolyLevel then solidifies, where it will continue to hold the frost wall in place for the future.
Now that their basement wall is back to normal, this homeowner will no longer need to worry about any structural damage that might have occurred. The PolyLevel injection will hold this wall firm for years to come!
With a sump pump already installed in their basement, this Exeter, ME homeowner was not used to having a flooded basement. But during exceptionally inclement weather, their home was without power and the basement flooded without the sump to remove the water. Worried this may happen again, the homeowner searched online and soon called us at TC Hafford Basement Systems to find out what we could do to help them. After they spoke with our sale representative and received their free estimate, the homeowner hired us to provide a solution to their problem.
When our crew arrived at the home, they needed to bolster the existing sump so that it could maintain activity even during power outages. To do this, an UltraSump backup batter was installed nearby the existing sump pump. This device was then connected to the sump to provide the power necessary to keep the sump active. The UltraSump will remain inactive until the home loses power in the future. The sump will then operate using power from the battery, which is capable of removing over 11,000 gallons of water before requiring a charge.
This new system will now keep this home safe from flooding during the harshest storms. The UltraSump will keep this homeowner’s sump operational around the clock for years to come!