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We installed CarbonArmor and PowerBraces to eliminate this customer's sagging and cracking foundation!!
We used CleanSpace to help seal this musty crawlspace into a useable and energy-friendly space!
We used CleanSpace to help seal this musty crawlspace into a useable and energy-friendly space!
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Frontier Basement Systems is the local contractor that you can trust to get the job done right. Our trained technicians use only high-quality materials from the best manufacturers in the business. We want to work with you to find the best solution for your home so you can see the results you want.
Problems with waterproofing in your basement can stem from a variety of issues like a sump pump failure, leaky pipes, or flooding during heavy rainfall. The most common indicators of a basement with waterproofing problems are a musty odor, mold growth, puddling on the floor, and condensation. Though as daunting as these things might, we can provide an easy solution to them with our award-winning products.
If you're looking to solve flooded basement problem, installing waterproof walls and floors is a must. Our beautiful walls are designed to keep water, moisture and bugs out while keeping good air in. By installing quality dehumidifiers, you can also cut down on the humidity in your basement, making it comfortable and energy-efficient.
Foundation issues in both residential and commercial areas are usually the result of weakened soil that cannot support the structure any more.
We offer foundation piers and jack posts to stabilize foundations that are cracked and sinking. Additionally, we can install wall anchors and I-Beam wall braces to correct bowing, leaning walls. For commercial repairs, our helical anchors will allow predictable capacity and no-mess installation.
As one of the more neglected areas of the home, crawl spaces can more easily fall into disrepair than other areas might. This can have devastating effects on your home's foundations and the overall structural integrity of your home. The more recognizable signs of a crawl space problem are sagging floors, condensation, mold, wood rot, and foundation cracks.
One of the first ways that you can help repair this kind of damage is to install vapor barriers and dehumidifiers to seal out moisture and bugs, allowing the space to be clean, dry, and energy-efficient. As well, a professional-grade sump pump like the TripleSafe sump pump with three total pumps is the sure way to have peace of mind that your home will be dry, even if the power goes out.
Frontier Basement Systems works hard to put customer service first so that you can be assured of the beautiful, long-lasting results that you want to see. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff and trained technicians want to help you find a solution for all your foundation, basement, and crawl space repair needs. Call us today for a free estimate!
Mr. and Mrs. Gillon had problems with excessive moisture and high humidity in their crawl space. Their family had a problem with asthma and there was a slight cat urine odor lingering in the space. The source of the odor can be explained by plants decomposing below the house, which give off an ammonia scent. This scent could be brought into the home by the soil ground that was not encapsulated correctly, or simply a cat got into their space via a crawl space vent.
This brings us to two points: 1) Mr. and Mrs. Gillon had their crawl space encapsulated in 2014, but the company used a thin liner and the couple were not pleased with the results, which is a good reminder to go with a trusted company that will explain every process and product with you in detail. 2) They had, like many other homeowners, an open vent. It is used to "air out" the crawl space, so it doesn't get muggy and grow mold, BUT this open vent lets outside air and humidity into your space, which is exactly what you don't want!
There are a few triggers for asthma, some are preventable and others are not. A preventable trigger we often see is from poor indoor air quality. Did you know that 50% of the air we breathe upstairs comes from the air downstairs? When your crawl space has a high humidity level and moisture issues, there is a good chance its growing mold and mold spores and becoming a quaint home for dust mites. These are the things you don't want your family breathing in and what we expect might be the reason for the Gillon family asthma issues.
The Gillons had heard about Frontier Basement Systems from friends and they thought they might as well give it another go and see if we were able to solve the issues the other company could not.
Our inspector, Rob, came out to their home and took photos of their space. He made sure to tell them about our 20mil thick liner that has 7 layers of polyethylene composition and polyester-cord reinforcement, aka a much more reliable liner to reduce moisture in the space and keep outside humidity out of the space. He also discussed with them the other products that would be useful for their home, such as our TripleSafe Sump Pump, Drainage Matting, SaniDry Sedona, Mold-X2, LawnScape Outlet, and EverLast Door. All of these products would work together to make the Gillum's crawl space not only dry, but healthy too!
After learning more about our encapsulation process, they were ready for our crew to install, so we got to work!
They are very happy with the crew's work and are glad to have an encapsulation done by true professionals.
Pedro S. had a moisture filled crawl space. He had complaints of his 1979 home's floors sagging and was worried about the possibility of the floors collapsing. He had looked around for other contractors, but no one would give him a free estimate. This was a serious problem for him, because his main concern was the price of the entire project. He found out that Frontier Basement Systems offers not only free inspections, but free estimates too! Our Inspector, Robert, came out to look at Pedro's home and found the sagging floors culprit. The wood beams holding up the homeowners floors were rotting away. This was the cause of bouncy floors and the walls drooping and cracking. Robert suggested our SmartJack Crawl Space Stabilizer and Pedro agreed that it was a good idea and was happy with the estimate.
Our crew came in and installed SmartJack stabilizers and steel supporting beams. The SmartJack is an easily adjustable steel pier and is designed to stop settling AND raise your sagging floor. The stabilizer is placed on rocks to help it not settle into the dirt ground. Pedro no longer has to worry about his floors collapsing under his family and himself, because the SmartJack is sturdy and will never mold and crumble away.
For 26 years this family has lived in this Clarksville home. They have had mold in the crawl space before and treated it.
They are now seeing mold in the home above the crawl space, have set aside some money to properly treat the problem, and are ready to protect their home!
They rarely go in to the crawl space because of their health but do not want that environment to affect the rest of their home. Suffering from allergies is not fun, the humidity levels and mold were only making those symptoms worse.
Floors are cold in the winter, chipmunks were living in the crawl space, rotten wood had been replaced; the home owners were ready for a permanent solution.
Insects and pests
Fix the ground water seepage
control the moisture form the earth
Prevent mold, rot and odors
Save energy and lower heating and air conditioning bills
Fix sagging floor joists
Gain storage space
Keep the crawl space dry ALL the time
Solution: Encapsulate the crawl space.
Remove all debris to include soiled insulation from the crawl space and regrade earth
Treat mold with Mold-X2
DeltaDrainage matting under vapor barrier to allow for ground water to move and drain under the liner.
20mil CleanSpace liner vapor barrier
Cover foundation/crawl space vents
Sprayfoam rim joist to air seal crawl space
Sister rotten floor joist to support home
2.5x4 Small Everlast Door, non-organic door to seal entry of crawl space
SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier to control humidity levels
TipleSafe Sump pump liner with lid and Alarm
A Clarksville home built in 2004 had started having trouble with "settling." The family had noticed sticking doors and windows, uneven floors, and cracks in drywall. They had heard this is normal with the soil in the area and the building going on around them but had done enough research to know that movement, sinking, settling, whatever you wanted to call it was not suppose to happen.
Our inspector went out and found the crawl space had a low spot with a history of standing water.
The floor had dropped 1/2" to 3/4" in the center of the home.
The beam in the garage was creating a point load on the foundation wall and making it sink.
The concrete of the front porch had sank.
Lift and stabilize porch slab
Push Pier: Steel push pier is installed inside the crawl space directly under where the existing beam lands on the foundation.
PolyLevel: 11.3x11.3x1.75 Area. Required 72 lbs of foam to lift and level.
SmartJacks: SmartJacks are steel support posts dipped in molten zinc to prevent rust and corrosion. The SmartJack has an adjustable thread and nut at the top which can be adjusted at any time in the future. The SmartJack will rest on an engineered footing with a minimum size of 2’ width by 2’ length’ by 2’ deep to spread the load to a manageable weight on the soil.
3 2x12 span of 24'
5' Spacing; 110PSF Floor Load
Allowable Load Provided by Footing Subgrade is 6,000 lbs.
Allowable load on beam was 1510 PLF, Actual Load on Beam for this home 1,320 PLF
CleanSpace: Encapsulation system. The CleanSpace Liner is a very tough 20 mil. vapor barrier with polyester cord reinforcement and a mold inhibitor woven into the liner. All penetrations through the exterior foundation walls including the foundation vents are sealed using either closed cell spray foam or polyurethane caulking prior to installation of the liner. All organic debris and sharp objects are removed from the crawlspace floor. The CleanSpace liner covers the entire floor in the area shown. CleanSpace Wall liner is attached to all walls and up concrete piers in the crawlspace area. All seams are sealed and the top edge is sealed to the walls.
This Clarksville home was built around 1985, as the home owner enclosed the garage they found there were three walls with hardly any insulation. Of course this made the family concerned about what insulation may or may not be present throughout the home.
Removing old soiled insulation will help a great deal with health and allergy concerns. Some of the older materials were found to be harmful to our lungs and of course as the insulation gets older and dirty from moisture or critters we breath that in the air of our home. Air sealing is also a missing component in the attics of older homes. Although there may be batting down air still leaks through all cracks and holes. Conditioned air escapes, energy is wasted, and the family is still not comfortable in the home.
To upgrade and air seal the upper attic.
Remove and dispose of existing batting insulation in the attic.
Extend the bath fan vent to gable end of attic.
Seal all air leaks. Closing all accessible penetrations and top plates using expanding polyurethane foam.
Insulate with blow in Cellulose insulation to proper R-value. TruSoft blown in cellulose insulation added to the attic.
A Clarksville home owner called in because she had black mold in the bathroom of her finished basement. Whenever heavy rains come, water would seep in. They have been in the home over 10 years and plan on staying for a long time. Wanting the whole basement dry all the time, the home owners were motivated for a permanent solution.
The solution for this home was a permanent water management system. WaterGuard water collection and drainage system with inspection ports were installed along the walls where the problem was. The system collects any water that seeps through the foundation block and drains in to a sump pump system. A TripleSafe Single Sump and an Ultra Sump III were installed to pump water out a discharge line leading to a LawnScape Outlet away from the homes foundation.
Wall restoration was done to the area of wall with black mold present, cutting away the hazardous drywall and replacing with a non-organic wall panel.
A SaniDry Sedona Dehumidification system was installed in the basement to monitor and control the moisture content of the air.
This home is now protected and healthy. The family can breath easy knowing the black mold is gone and no longer harmful.
This rental home in Clarksville Tennesee was having some major issues with water in the crawl space. Mold and mildew were a concern. Floor joist was rotting causing floors to sag. The front porch had sunk. Old soiled insulation between the joist was doing more harm than good.
A healthy solution was necessary before this home could be rented again. A water management system was better for the next family and the life of the home.
TripleSafe single sump pump installed in the front, right corner of the property, as well as IceGuard and LawnScape outlets. A discharge line that routes the pump the water away from the home will protect the foundation from sinking as well as standing water in the crawl space.
Electric outlet installed to power the sump pump.
Removed all insulation and debris and disposing of it properly.
Replaced a 30' section of the main beam starting at the left side of the house, lend the beam on top of the 2nd pier from the right side of the house. Sister floor joist was installed to provide support to the floor.
PolyLevel foam injection was injected below the porch to raise and level the surface.
The homeowner has reinvested in the investment property securing the additional income. The future families who reside there will have a secure place to call home.
This home had a thin plastic liner installed in their crawlspace 10 years ago, unfortunately these liners aren't as durable as a CleanSpace 20 mil thick plastic liner, and water had still continued to enter the space.
Cleanspace is tough - puncture and tear resistant, with an anti-microbial additive to fully ensure that all water vapor is kept away from the foundation structure and mold does not have a place to grow.
This Clarksville home had uneven floors, cracks in the dry wall and other issues associated with a sinking foundation. What made getting repairs done a priority was not being able to close the back door, obviously a safety concern as well as heating and cooling the home.
This rotten Rim Joist was removed, supporting the wall temporarily with Shoring. The installation was removed to ensure that any future moisture won't get trapped in the material and cause any damage to the new joist.
Most of us don't go into our crawl space very often, only when necessary for some. Cold floors in the winter are one of the symptoms that will be noticed in the living space of the home. The four years this family has lived in their home they have noticed mold in the crawl space and cold floors in the winter. Allergies can also be affected by an unconditioned crawl space. Because members of the house do have allergies, controlling the mold and mildew is important. Excited for a permanent solution to all of their concerns this family was ready for a healthier home.
This homeowner has lived in the home since it was built in 1980. They noticed they might have a foundation problem years ago but having it checked was not a priority. They first noticed problems in the back bedroom. Since then there have been cracks in the flooring.
The inspection revealed some of the supports under the home had failed; sub floor and joist had rotted out. The findings were concerning for the safety of the family.
The solution was to replace the rotten materials and encapsulate the crawl space so this wouldn't happen again. With the crawl space encapsulated and humidity controlled this homeowner can rest at ease.
Plan of action:
Replace 51 linear feet wood beam
Replace 23 floor joists
Replace two sheets of subfloor under the dining room
Replace one sheet of subfloor under the toilet area
Regrade for Drainage
TripleSafe Complete (inc 2 pumps and UltraSump)
Delta Drainage Matting
Cleanspace Liner 20 Mil
Clarksville homeowner called in because of bouncy floors in the living room. It was important to them to lift and level the sagging floors so they could lay hardwood flooring. The floor installers will not lay hardwood floor until they have it repaired. After talking with the homeowner and an inspection the solution was to add a 10' steel beam through the center of the span in the living room with 2 smart jacks. Height from dirt to floor joist in the back is 33" and 30" toward the front of the house. The homeowner was beyond pleased with the work. Said she loved everything and the people.
These homeowners were very concerned with the amount of water in the crawl space. Their foundation had started to rot right under their feet. They wanted a permanent solution to help protect their home from mold, moisture, and further deterioration on their home.
We installed our CleanSpace encapsulation system to lock away all moisture, humidity, and mold from causing any more damage to the home. This space is now clean, dry, and can help reduce utility bills!
This homeowner was concerned about his home lot sitting a bit lower than all the other lots in his neighborhood. A good heavy rain would bring streams of water pouring on to his property so he was concerned about water collecting in the crawl space causing foundation piers to sink, rot, and fall apart.
We first started by taking the black liner that was not protecting his home out of the crawl space. We installed a number of products that helps with moisture control such as our SaniDry, CleanSpace Liner 20 Mil, Delta Drainage Matting, Small Everlast Door, IceGuard, LawnScape Outlet, and the TripleSafe Complete with 2 pumps for that extra coverage.
With the crawl space completely encapsulated, moisture and water is no longer a worry for this homeowner. We gave him the best permanent solution using our WOW customer service!
This homeowner's crawl space had a cheap, thin liner that did not protect this home. The homeowner had suffered from allergies and asthma. He knew that it was a result of his damp, moldy crawl space. That's when he had called Frontier to get his free inspection, and sure enough, there was mold starting to eat away at the foundation. Mold releases mold spores into the air that can cause asthma and allergies to develop.
Thanks to our CleanSpace Encapsulation System, not only is this crawl space clean and dry, but it now brings cleaner air into the house.
This Clarksville home owner had a basement that was retaining water, and causing water damage to the organic material in the basement. It was not usable space and this family wanted to keep the water out of their basement!
We installed our Waterguard and SumpPump system to keep the basement clean and dry! They now have a usable basement and moisture free home!
A customer of ours that has been living in their home for 26 years and plans to live there for the rest of their lives, recently added on to their home. The addition had welcomed in unwanted water in the crawl space, and the water was sitting underneath their house.
They smelled mold and mildew, they were worried about controlling the ground water seepage, the Earth's moisture, and wanted to save money on their energy bills and keep their crawl space dry ALL the time.
We installed our Clean Space system and also used spray foam insulation to conquer all of their goals! We strive to provide a permanent solution to all our customers and I am pleased to annouce that we did this for this family!
A family in Clarksville, TN moved into their home 5 years ago. They were constantly struggling with cold floors and high energy bills. They knew that there were ways to fix this problem and called us, Frontier Basement Systems, to come out and offer them a solution!
We installed our open cell spray foam which is a vapor barrier and closes up all those holes and tiny openings that are everywhere in your home. This family will now have a more comfortable home and nice floors all year round!