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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 outdoor concrete problems so you can enjoy your driveway, sidewalk or patio again without worry. We use PolyLEVEL™ to lift concrete slabs to a level position with less weight and disruption than the legacy mud jacking or slab jacking process.
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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!
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.