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Radon Abatement
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Basement Repair Services & Products
Waterguard Interior System
Drytrak Drainage Channel
Trenchdrain Drain Grate
Iceguard Discharge Line
Flexispan Wall Crack Repair
Polyurethane Crack Sealing
Wellduct Window Drainage
Brightwall Waterproof Panels
Thermaldry Wall Barrier
Basement To Beautiful Pre-finishing Wall Insulation Panels
Drain Tile Installation
Supersump Pump System
Triplesafe Pumping System
Ultrasump Battery Back Up
Sanidry Dehumidifier

 

Crawl Space Repair Services & Products
Cleanspace Encapsulation Vapor Barriers And Liners
Turtle Access Hatch
Everlast Crawl Space Doors
Sanidry Csb Dehumidifier
Smartdrain Water Drainage
Silverglo Wall Insulation
Terrablock Floor Insulation
Smartsump Sump Pump
Crawl-o-sphere Crawl Space Fan
Wallcap Block Wall Sealer
Smartvent Flood Vents

 

Foundation Repair Services & Products
Push Pier Underpinning For Settlement, Foundation Leveling, Sinking Foundation Repair
Geo-lock Wall Anchors
Geo-lock Helical Anchors
Powerbrace Bowed Wall Repair
Carbonarmor Fiber Wall Repair
Smartjack Crawl Space Support
Slab Pier Repair
Polylevel Concrete Lifting
Ez Post Deck Repair
Shotcrete Wall Restoration
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Clean Space and DES in Green Hills, TN!

Clean Space and DES in Green Hills, TN!

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Another Clean Space Transformation from a wet and nasty crawl space to  a dry and clean crawl space! 

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Clean Space and DES in Green Hills, TN

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WOW! What a great change! 

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Clean Space and DES in Green Hills, TN

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From the moment we first met you and you explained our options, I knew we had found the right company.
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Crawl Space Encapsulation, Basement Waterproofing, & Foundation Repair in Davidson, TN

For a free, no cost or obligation basement waterproofing, foundation repair, crawl space repair and radon mitigation estimate in Davidson, TN, please fill out the form to the right. Your local expert basement repair contractors at Frontier Basement Systems will contact you shortly.

We not only adhere to the highest industry standards, we strive to be the best in the industry. We are Tennessee and Kentucky's leader in the home improvement related services industry. We only use state-of-the-art products and technology designed to fix your home permanently. We are the authorized Basement Systems dealer in Davidson, TN.

Services we offer in Davidson:

  • Basement waterproofing solutions for wet or flooded basements
  • Lifetime warranty on all perimeter waterproofing drain systems
  • Foundation and structural repair solutions
  • Foundation crack repair and stabilization
  • Concrete leveling & lifting
  • 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects on foundation products
  • FREE written estimates and inspections, and fast installation
  • Crawl space sealing with CleanSpace vapor barrier
  • Crawl Space Encapsulation and Insulation
  • 25-year warranty on crawl space encapsulation systems
  • Mold Control & prevention
  • Radon mitigation and abatement services
  • Financing Available
Case Studies From Davidson County
Radon
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Job Stories From Davidson County, TN
Basement Finishing in Nashville!

Jeffery P. of Nashville, TN was tired of his cold, regular basement. He decided he wanted to transform his basement into a living area and Frontier Basement Systems was the company for the job!


Frontier Basement Systems installed their insulated wall panels to not only insulate the basement walls, but give the basement an appealing look as well.

Jeffery can now enjoy a comfortable basement that is dry and insulated thanks to the work of Frontier Basement Systems and we were pleased to help!

Waterproofing in Nashville, TN

Sage and Colin K. of Nashville were ecstatic about purchasing their new home, but the basement needed to be repaired.

They noticed that each time it rained, water would leak into the home and cause the ground to be damp and a musty smell to form throughout the home.

Frontier Basement Systems was the company they decided to call! A TripleSafe Single pump was placed in the corner of the basement and with the waterguard keeping the water flowing away from the home, they no longer have to worry about any moisture!

 

Sage and Colin were so happy with the work Frontier Basement Systems completed that they decided to call us again to finish their basement! The walls, floors, and windows are going to be transformed into a stunning living area! Frontier Basement Systems takes pride in keeping the customers satisfied!

CleanSpace in Madison TN

We recieved a call from a customer who had 2600sqf of moister and mold problems. We knew right away that we needed to fix his crawlspace and completly eliminate his mold and moister problems. After one quick visit with one of our highly-trained expert inspectors the homeowner knew he had to do something to protect his home. Other companies before us "treated" his crawlspace for mold, scraping and spraying to elimitate the damage done to his building materials. We informed the customer that these types of standard treatments don't work as they can never kill the source of mold and eliminate moister. 

It didnt take long for our homeowner to make a decision to get the perminate fix to a 5 year headache that he had been praying for. We installed a full perimeter SmartPipe System which lines the inside of the crawlspace acting as a gutter-like pipe system that catches water from all areas of the crawlspace and directs it to our award winning TripleSafe Sump Pump. However, eliminating the water is only the first step. Next, our production crew installed our super durable 20mil structeral CleanSpace vapor barrier to keep moister from evaporating in the humid crawlspace and creating wood rot and mold. Once we encapsulated the crawlspace, we installed our energy star rated Sanidry CX, a commercial grade dehumidifier to completly dry out all of his building material and leaving him with a relitive humidity below 50% killing mold's main source of life. Not only did this home owner get a dry crawlspace, but he also got better breathable air and a lifetime garuntee of no more headaches.

 

We are so glad we were able to fix his crawlspace issues as we do best! He couldn't have made a better decision than to turn to the experts and leaders in waterproofing in his community, Frontier Basement Systems!

 

New Pump in Antioch, TN

After dealing with an old rusted sump pump, one of our homeowners in Antioch, TN decided that it was time for a change. They called us with only one concern in mind: "I need a new sump pump". With no probelm we imidiatly sent out a knowlegable representitive to address the concern. After a thorough inspection, our Sales Rep discovered all the issues the homeowners had because of their old pump. We recomended our Triple Safe pump system which was a answer to a prayer to our homeowners. They loved the success of their new pump so much that they also wanted to know about our basement air system (the SaniDry Up-right) 

After installing both a new waterproof pump system and a better air system, these homeowners went from panic to perminate!

Poly Level in Hermitage,TN

We are the best in fixing concrete slabs, porches, and much much more!

Basement Waterproofing in Nashville, TN

Here we installed watergaurd and a sump pump to fix this leaky basement.

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Crawl space encapsulation in Nashville, TN!

This home owner was concerned with a moldy, musty smell that he kept smelling in certain areas of the home. He knew that there was mold growth in the crawl space and was worried that it could flare up health risks. That's when he had called Frontier to get his free inspection, and sure enough, there was mold starting to grow on the foundation. Mold releases mold spores into the air that can cause asthma and allergies to develop.

We started by taking the black liner that wasn't protecting the home from moisture, out of the crawl space. We installed a number of our products that help with moisture control such as the SaniDry Crawlspace Air System, CleanSpace Liner 20 Mil, Delta Drainage Matting, IceGuard, LawnScape Outlet, and our TripleSafe Single.

Thanks to our CleanSpace Encapsulation System, not only is this crawl space clean and dry, but it now brings cleaner air into the house. We provided the best permanent solution through our WOW customer service!

 

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PolyLevel in Nashville, TN

This Nashville,TN home was in need of some repair to the basement due to cracking in their concrete floor. Our job assignment was to lift and level the flooring and fill the cracks. This home project included using our PolyLevel injection system, which will expand underneath the concrete slab and lift the flooring back to its prior position. After the flooring is stable, we can then go in and fill the cracks with our NexusPro Joint Sealant. With our professionally trained staff and our highest quality products, no job is too tough to tackle for Frontier Basement Systems!

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Wall Anchors in Nasvhille TN

This Nashville home had cracks in the basement wall, allowing for up to 2 inches of rain leaking in with heavy rain. After living with water leaks, stress, mold, and lost time for over two years this home owner was ready for a permanent fix. The home owner wants to keep the entire basement dry ALL the time! Once the foundation is fixed, this space can be finished for family living space adding additional value to the home.

The foundation walls of the basement are designed to hold the weight from top but not the weight of the soil from the sides. When large amounts of rain fall quickly and absorb in to the soil that pressure pushes against the wall creating stress. The GeoLock Wall Anchors reinforce the wall to support this hydrostatic pressure.

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Dry basement in Nashville TN

With plans to finish the basement in the future the water that comes in with rains is not encouraging. This home had water leaking from the windows, door, and base of the wall. The home has had this problem for 10 years, over that time personal items have been ruined and there is a significant amount of square foot that could not be used. The homeowners would like to keep the entire basement dry, all the time.

The goal is a dry a basement for this older 1920s home on a monolithic slab with stone walls. Our inspector listened to the homeowners concerns, did a full inspection of the home, and designed a custom permanent solution for the family.

CleanSpace Wall System 100% waterproof plastic vapor barrier. This is a great solution for an unfinished space; attractive and effective.

WaterGuard sits on the footing of the foundation, out of sight with no disturbance to the usable space.

DryTrak sits at the base of the wall and collects water, routing the water to the sump pump to be pumped out of the basement. This was used on the walls that WaterGuard cannot be installed.

A trench drain was placed at the foot of the steps for any water that might come in from under the outside door.

LawnScape IceGuard and Outlets provide a place for the water to escape safely away from the foundation of the home even in the event of a freeze or clog.

 

This basement is now permanently dry with safe useful space. The home owner has peace of mind and all the square footage back to use as needed.

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Firmer Foundations in Nashville, TN

This home needed its foundation and floors permanently stabilized to remedy its unlevel floors and stop further damage from cracks in the structure.

The minimal disruptions and quick installation of Push Piers provided the ultimate solution, by digging down and installing against the bedrock or stable soil layer, the foundation was lifted and restored.

The family was so pleased with the outcome of our work that it earned us a 5 star review across the board - well done team!

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Basement Waterproofing in Old Hickory, TN

This families basement got a waterproofing makeover to keep it permanently dry and remain a usable space!

The WaterGuard to collect water from the floors and walls, the Sedona SaniDry dehumidifier to remove moisture from the air and both draining into the TripleSafe Sump Pump to pump the water out from the house.

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CleanSpace Completion in Goodlettsville, TN

This Goodlettsville home's crawlspace had some previous attempts at water management but it was time to bring in the experts, Frontier Basement Systems and permanently solve their water issues.

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Push Pier Installation in Hermitage, TN

The outside of this Hermitage family's home you can visibly see the typical stair step cracking caused by foundation settlement, before it continues to settle further and widen the cracks, we were able to provide a permanent solution to halt further damage.

Push Piers provide solutions for a number of foundation conditions such as having the lowest risk when the local soil information is unknown, their ability to lift a home back to level, limited disturbance to lawns and landscaping and permanently stabilizing foundations without maintenance.

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Radon Mitigation in Nashville, TN

Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas that is emitted from rocks and soil. Radon can easily enter a building through cracks and gaps in the foundation, mixing with the interior air you breathe every day.

Impossible to see or smell, radon gas can cause cellular changes in lung tissue that eventually lead to lung cancer. It kills about 21,000 people in the U.S. every year.

This Nashville family now has the peace of mind in their newly purchased home and can focus on their new baby!

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Pool Safety in Nashville, TN

Swimming pool safety is always a top priority whatever the weather. So when the surrounding concrete starts to sink this makes trips and falls all the more likely.

PolyLevel is ideal for the surrounding patio slabs because it's quick to install and the neatest option with very little of the area being disturbed.

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Drywall Solutions in Old Hickory, TN

This basement is home to a family member so it was a high priority to ensure that water is not able to enter during prolonged rains and cause damage and issues to the living space.

As well as the WaterGuard water proofing and other drainage measures installed, we were able to restore the damaged drywall with the Everlast Wall Restoration System. This involves cutting away just the lower portion of the wall away and replacing the wooden studs with metal ones.

Everlast wall panels are immune to mold and moisture damage and are only available from certified installers, so contact us for a free cost estimate today!

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Extra Living Space in Nashville, TN

The investment in finishing a basement is always a good one - the extra living space is an increase in value and be more attractive to potential buyers.

The versatility of options are endless, extra family room, storage, or even a gym!

It is imperative that any finishings are completed using materials designed to withstand sub-ground level conditions. Basement to Beautiful wall panels are custom engineered foam panels with integral studs which are fastened directly onto the foundation walls, they have the highest insulation rating and have channels for wiring to be run through. They will remain unaffected by any flood water or moisture damage when paired with an Everlast wall panel as they are also manufactured with no organic materials.

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Stabilization Required in Nashville, TN

A home purchase is one of the largest investments you can make. so enabling our customers to protect that is something we think very highly of here at Frontier Basement Systems.

Although we work every day to fix cracked, broken, settling and sinking homes and their foundations, we understand that each persons home and budget is highly individual and emotive and we have experts who work very hard to find the perfect solution that everybody can be happy with.

Don't hide the problem with patching over cracks, fixing the issues permanently and properly will ensure that the problem does not get worse and you aren't putting your home in danger of further structural damage as the weight shifts to areas not designed to bear it.

This Nashville home had a concrete basement pad which had sunk, needing to be raised and needed further stabilization of its foundation.

We were able to do this by installing Push Piers to the area of the building requiring the extra support, these low profile brackets are applied to the foundation and secured to the next solid layer of bedrock by a section of steel piping. There is no ongoing maintenance required and installation is complete within a matter of hours.

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Replacing a basement drain with a sump pump in Nashville TN

Since the flood of 2010 this Nashville basement will flood during heavy rains.

A drain was installed in the basement floor when the home was built this seemed practical since the utilities were there.

In 2010 Nashville had a great flood, even ground water was going any where it could. Homes like this one had water coming in through the drain. Over time as the area grew, land was developed, water routes were altered.

Since this time this home has had flooding with every heavy rain.

Main concern: Water getting in the HVAC unit and causing damage.

The space is also used for storage so the goal was to protect the utilities and personal belongings, providing peace of mind for future rains.

 

The Solution:

Triple Safe Single Pump System

IceGuard

LawnScape Outlet

 

The pump liner collects all water and moisture. From there a single M-53 Zoeller cast iron sump pump moves the water through to the discharge lines.

The patented IceGuard prevents wintertime freeze-up of discharge lines, providing an escape route if needed. 

A 4" discharge line is buried and ran 15 feet away from the home at a down grade a LawnScape Outlet caps off the end. This fitting is a way to eliminate visible discharge lines in the yard.

 

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Crawl space drainage in Nashville TN

Concern: Smell coming from crawl space.

The home owner is aware of the moisture in the crawl space and already has a pump.

 

Problem: The home has poor drainage under the home, specifically at any joints or cut outs. Water is just sitting in the old sump pump creating a nasty smell througout the home above. 

 

Solution:

80 feet of SmartPipe. SmartPipe offers a water management solution for this home. The custom-engineered design provides a route for  water in the crawl space to travel to the pump and be pumped from the home.

SmartPipe has holes on top and front under a filter fabric allowing for ground water to pass. It also has larger holes on the back side for water from the crawl space walls, footing, and wall joist to pass. The drainage lines collects the water and runs to the existing sump pump.

 

This Nashville family can get back to enjoying their beautiful home without the musty and moldy smells.

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Mold Control in Goodlettsville

 

The tenants of this Goodlettsville rental property were complaining about mold in the home. The management company was aware of leaks in the crawl space but not aware of any mold. Concerned about the damages of mold and moisture the owner agreed to the free inspection.

The property is a duplex with 2 separate crawl spaces at rear of the home. The crawl space was very wet and muddy the day of the inspection. We had not had significant rain for quite some time but there were water lines of previously standing water.

 

Solution:

1. Install TripleSafe Single pump system. A 1/3 HP cast iron Zoeller M53 Sump Pump with a mechanical float switch will sit on top of a clean pump stand and will be installed into a below-grade perforated TripleSafe sump liner. A discharge line will be installed and will run to the exterior. Finally, an airtight lid with WaterWatch Alarm will be installed to prevent moisture from escaping from the sump pump liner and alert the homeowner in the event of pump failure and/or power outage.

 

2. Install IceGuard in the discharge line outside the foundation wall as indicated in job diagram. This will assure functionality of

discharge line in the event freezing or blockage of the discharge line should occur.

 

3. Install LawnScape Outlet/Well to disperse water at end of sump pump discharge line or downspout extension.

 

4. 2 Discharge Lines to the front yard per drawing

 

5. Install CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system in area shown. The CleanSpace Liner is a very tough 20 mil. Vapor barrier with polyester cord reinforcement and a mold inhibitor woven into the liner. Prior to installation of the liner, all penetrations through the exterior foundation walls including the foundation vents will be sealed using either closed cell spray foam or polyurethane caulking. All organic debris and sharp objects will be removed from the crawlspace floor. The CleanSpace liner will cover the entire floor in the area shown. CleanSpace Wall liner is 12mil thick and will be attached to all walls and up to 10 concrete piers in the crawlspace area. All seams will be sealed and the top edge will be sealed to the walls. Drainage Matting is included and provides a buffer between the CleanSpace liner and the earth allowing drainage to pass across the crawl space floor and adds durability to the CleanSpace liner.

 

 6. Regrade crawlspace drainage to direct water seepage to sump system.

 

7. Electrical outlets will be installed as indicated on the drawing. The first will be a dedicated circuit with one duplex receptacle for the use of one (1) Single Sump Pump. TripleSafe Sump Pump System requires two (2). The 2nd unit will be another duplex receptacle on the same circuit. The third unit will be a duplex receptacle on a 2nd dedicated circuit.

 

 8. 2 cubic loads of gravel to be installed to help disperse water from around piers.

 

Additional recommendations:

2 new customer EverLast Crawl Space doors. These non-organic doors are insulated, secured, and seal.

A SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier unit. The owner chose to wait until after the crawlspace was encapsulated and check the humidity levels then.

The owners also requested to leave the fiberglass rim insulation in place.

 

This property is an investment for the owner, a property for the management company, and a home to the family. Taking care of this home protects all parties involved. A great investment for the health of the home and the family residing there.

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Foundation Repair in Nashville TN

This home owner was selling the house but the home was in need of serious repair before transfer. A structural engineer had several concerns regarding the foundation.

Concerns:

Permanently Stabilize Foundation,floor, and walls.

Replace Concrete Stairs

Repair Cracked Retaining Wall

Waterproof the Basement

 

Solution:

Steel Push Piers. The steel pipe and bracket system is hot dipped in molten zinc to prevent corrosion and rust.

The Push Pier has a secondary external sleeve at the upper portion of the pier directly under the footing to prevent lateral bending and failure of the pier.  A friction reducing collar is at the starter tip of the pier to create a space on the sides of the pier and drive the pier down to far greater lengths. Piers are driven down to load bearing strata and or bedrock to reach a pier pressure of at least 1,500 PSI confirming load bearing strata.

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 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.

Sister Floor Joists.

Geo-Lock Wall Anchors. using a 12"x28" wall support.

Concrete steps removed and replaced with new

Pour new concrete reinforced steps with a thin expansion joint between the newly poured steps and the brick.

WaterGuard sub-floor drainage system to permanently prevent water seepage. The WaterGuard will be installed with a layer of drainage rock. Finally, concrete will be poured over WaterGuard system and the floor will be restored flush.

TripleSafe Complete pump system. Primary pump will be a high-end 1/3 HP cast-iron Zoeller M53 Sump Pump with a mechanical float switch. Secondary pump will be a high-end 1/2 HP cast-iron Zoeller M98 Sump Pump with a mechanical float switch. Both the pumps sit on top of clean pump stands inside a perforated, below-grade twin sump liner and will run off AC Power. An UltraSump battery operated pump with automatic charger will also be installed along with a 120 amp sealed maintenance-free battery so the pump remains functional even during power outages. The Ultra Sump III will protect against flooding if your power or circuit breakers fail. Finally, an airtight lid with an airtight floor drain, in case of plumbing leaks, will be installed to prevent moisture from escaping from the sump liner.

 

 A WaterWatch alarm will alert the homeowner in the event of pump failure.

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Crawlspace and Basement Storage Combo

This home technically has a crawl space on a really steep slope so one side is only about 4 blocks where the other is as tall as a traditional basement.

The family has lived in this Nashville home for 3 years and loves the idea of the extra space but wants a few things addressed before really taking advantage of it. .

The shorter end can have the traditional encapsulation where at the taller end needed a little water management.

Ideally the family would like to have it leveled and a concrete slab poured for additional storage.

The typical complaints are a concerns that are also important to fix; cold floors, family members with allergies and asthma, and high humidity.

We came up with a permanent solution that would accomplish all of these things.

 

 

The solution for this home was to encapsulate the shorter portion of the crawlspace with our CleanSpace 20mil vapor barrier.

Air Seal and SilverGlo in Rim Joist to prevent air leaks and drafts.

The taller portion did require some dig out with leveling for the concrete pour. It is now easy for the family to access and use for storage

A SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier system is installed to help control humidity levels of the home making the air healthy and comfortable.

The family now has added a ton of usable space to their home, cut back on utility bills, and protected from mold, mildew, and wood rot.

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Water Prevention & Eliminated Odors in Nashville, TN

This client had purchased the home 2 months earlier when our inspector came out to check for water issues. During heavy rains water comes in under the basement door. this had done significant damage to the drywall in the basement. In the short time the home owner had been there they had already seen over 1/2 of water, damaged wood floor and lower half of drywall.

Wood flooring is a dead organic material that will absorb the moisture and swell. The level of wood moisture is important to protect wood flooring or furniture. Drywall absorbs water like a sponge creating mold and odors in the home.

The family plans of living in the home for a long time and understood this would most definitely happen again without a permanent solution. With plans to finish the basement, proper water management was absolutely necessary.

To address the water coming under the door a trench drain was installed to collect water and direct to a sump pump.

An UltraSump with a float switch collects water and pumps out and away form the home through a discharge line.

SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier controls the humidity of the home. The dehumidifier also drains into the sump pump system.

A permanent solution for this home owner's water problem will protect the home, personal belongings, and the health of the family. With all concerns and priorities addressed, a permanent solution, and a nationally backed warranty this family has a happy ending to their water problems.

 

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Home Encapsulation in Nashville, TN

Top to Bottom, Home Encapsulation!

A 1930 home in Nashville was in need of new insulation. The attic and crawl space had insulation but not sure how old.

The thermostat was struggling, rooms were uncomfortable, the heating and cooling unit had to work way to hard.

With FREEZING winters behind us and HOT summers a head of us, making this home comfortable was important.

Making the home energy efficient was top priority for this family. Controlling moisture and humidity to prevent mold was also on this family's accomplish list.

From the top, out with the old.

Insulate the Attic,

1. Remove old insulation.

2. Seal all air leaks.

3. Cover Can lights and seal.

4. Blow in TruSoft Cellulose insulation.

5. Install new scuttle hatch cover.

Cleaning out the old insulation of the attic was first. Our crews vacuumed out the old soiled insulation, exposing the floor and frame.

To make the attic as energy efficient as possible sealing air leaks was first. Using a foam all cracks and holes were sealed, even can lights covered and sealed. This attic was not used for storage and did not house the HVAC or duct work so a TruSoft blown in cellulose insulation was the perfect solution for the family. The blow in insulation provides a budget friendly project that results in much lower energy bills. An air tight attic scuttle hatch cover finishes up the attic encapsulation for this home.

 

Meanwhile in the crawl space, to treat the cold floors, sagging floors, and water concerns encapsulation of this space was performed.

Insulate the crawl space,

1. Debris was removed.

2. Earth was regraded for drainage.

3. Lateral line dug and placed to collect ground water.

4. Waterguard Drainage System is installed against the footing of the foundation to collect water and take away from the foundation.

5. Delta Drainage Matting was laid down across the ground of the crawl space.

6. 2' Insulated panels were cut to fit and installed at the joist and sealed with ZypFoam

7. 20mil CleanSpace Liner lines the entire below grade space and sealed at the rim joists.

8. New customer crawl space door.

 

With everything sealed and insulated form top to bottom this old home is now ready for all Tennessee weather! The family will be comfortable, heating and cooling will be much easier, energy bills lower,  and the air healthier.

This family will appreciate these updates for years to come.

Dry Basement in Goodlettsville TN

 

This Goodlettsville family moved in to their new home last year but have had problems with water int he basement the whole time. Up to 40 gallons of water comes in at the front with heavy rains, knowing it could happen again and not wanting to worry about any further water or damages the family was looking for a permanent solution.

The family plans on staying in their home for years to come and finishing the basement for additional living space. Keeping the whole basement dry all of the time was important.

Our inspector took a look and found the water did come in at the front of the home under the stairs that lead down to the basement. Another concern was the down spouts from the gutter ran down to the foundation but did not direct the water away from the home any distance.

This basement need a permanent water management solution that would collect and discharge the water out and away from the home.

The WaterGuard System was the solution to collect the leaky ground water. WaterGuard is a specially designed patented product that is installed along the interior of the home and sits on the footer. Because of where the water was coming in, the stairs had to be removed and reset so the system could be installed along that wall that leaked. Inspection ports were also included to make inspections and testing of system even easier.

The water is directed to a pump liner that houses a SuperSump and UltraSump Pump. These cast iron Zoeller sump pumps are equipped with a mechanical float switch. As water collect and the switch is triggered the pump will turn on and pump the water out of the home and through a discharge line buried outside.

A LawnScape Outlet is installed at the end of the discharge line to protect the outlet from being clogged or smashed. An IceGuard fitting was installed on the discharge line just as it runs out of the home before running underground. The IceGuard will allow for water to escape the line if the buried discharge line is damaged or clogged

For this particular home, we were able to run the down spouts in to the discharge line as well so the gutter water was carried further away from the foundation.

This basement is now protected from those heavy rains that were causing so much stress and worry for this family.

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Radon Mitigation in Nasvhille TN

This Nashville home tested for radon levels over 15pCi/L.

The US EPA marks action level at 4pCi/L, meaning a building over that level needs to mitigate the radon gas present in the space.

Radon is a gas created by the breakdown of uranium in soil and rocks.  Not a bid deal, right? Well if a home or building is sitting on top the pressure if even greater and the gas has no where to go except bottled up in the home.

The solution is simple, mitigate the gas. By providing an exit for the gas the pressure is released and the gas is diffused.

Radon levels are scary because it is the number one leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. (Smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer for smokers). The higher the levels the greater the risk.

Frontier installed a Radon Mitigation System with a Premium Radon Fan and vent. The vent with fan suctions the gas out of the home and the pipe released it in to the atmosphere. The gas is dispersed and diffused, no longer a threat to those around. 

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Waterproofing a Finished Basement in Nashville TN

Why:

This Nashville home had a finished basement that the home owner really enjoyed using. However, the basement would leak with heavy rains; drywall and wood flooring had been ruined. Damages,l mold, mildew, and causes were all concerns. Restoring this space properly and permanently was important to the home owner.

Product List:

Detach Stairs

DryTrak Drainage System

Wall Restoration

Electrical Install

TripleSafe Single Sump Pump System

 

Plan of Action:

1)Remove 22 linear feet of existing water damaged drywall up EXACTLY 37 INCHES. This will meet with the height of the existing shelf. The drywall is sitting on 2x4 studs BUT the drywall is 2" OFF THE WALL
2) Chalk a line on the existing wood flooring and use a skill saw to cut a line in the wood flooring to give us the necessary space to install our drainage system.
3) We will remove the bottom 3 or 4 stair treads, stringers, trim, as necessary in the way for us to properly install our DryTrak baseboard system.
4) Install Everlast wall restoration system 37 inches high to restore the finished wall we cut out. We will restore 22 linear feet with the Everlast panel. It comes with new plastic baseboards, metal studs, and chair rail. Everlast wall has a 50 year water damage warranty from the manufacturer. Everlast will is not organic therefore it cannot mold or rot.

5) Install 27 linear feet of 12mil CleanSpace wall liner on the basement walls where the DryTrack System is going.
6) We will use a floor adhesive glue to glue back down the cut pieces of wood flooring.
7) Install the TripleSafe single sump pump and discharge out.
8) We will bring a licensed electrician to wire two electrical outlets directly from the panel box to the sump pump to plug in to.

 

This home owner no longer has to worry about rainy days and water in the basement. He can rest easy knowing the home is protected.

 

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Radon mitigation in Nashville TN Learning Center

Radon mitigation in Nashville TN

The average radon reading for this school was 27 pCi/L. The first test read 28.7 pCi/L  so a duplicate test was run, those results came back at 25.2. 

For radon test results above 4pCi/L, the EPA recommends action.

Lowering Radon levels was important for this school to keep the faculty and students safe.

Radon mitigation system

The intent of this project is to lower radon levels below 4 pCi/L; through the removal of existing baseboard. Then sealing the footing foundation wall joint around the inner perimeter using NexusPro Joint Sealant.

System Details: 

(4) Radon Mitigation systems

Radon discharge lines run overhead and above roof line using two Premium Radon Mitigation Large Fans to discharge out the exterior wall 

In some areas, the existing flooring had to be folded back to expose the footing wall joint.

Upon project completion, Frontier will provide a 3rd Party Test kits for post-testing.

 

The faculty, staff, and students are no longer in danger of these high levels or long-term exposure to this gas. Taking necessary actions to protect the lungs and health of all those that frequent the learning center.

Saving Wood Flooring in Goodlettsville TN

 

The family does not go in the crawl space often so they were unsure it if leaks and have not seen any mold.

The dining room had soft spots in the floor that were concerning the structure underneath. This homeowner said he didn't want to replace the floor every 2 years. Taking care of moisture was a priority to him.

Moisture in the crawl space had damaged the supports and flooring of the home. The humidity and temperatures had created a perfect environment for mold growth. Mold eating away at the wood had caused a great deal of wood rot making the flooring much softer.

The humidity, temperature, and weight of the home caused the sagging of the wood.

 

A new supplemental beam is added to distribute weight and support the weight of the home above. A couple of smart jacks are used to securely hold the beam in place.

The crawl space is encapsulated with a 20mil 7 layer thick vapor barrier protecting the home from unfavorable conditions that encourage mold growth and wood rot.

A SaniDry Sedona is a very efficient dehumidifier, it controls the humidity levels of the crawl space and the home above. Even Dust mites can't survive in the home if the humidity level is less than 50%.

With permanent solutions to these concerns, the family can enjoy the peace of mind and a much healthier home. 

 

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Stuck Door in Nashville TN

The family bought this 1979 home 10 years ago and have noticed some changes in the past year making one of the doors harder to open and close. They are now ready to sell their home, but the door won’t close properly and there is a gap at the top. This must be addressed before putting the home on the market.

High humidity and the weight of the home have affected the integrity of the joist and supports. Without proper support the wood began to sag and pull on the exterior walls of the home causing cracks and shifting of the door.

 

Project Summary:

Permanently Stabilize Floors

 

Specifications:

Install 3 SmartJacks to support the floor joist system above.

Install Supplemental beam

Lift & Level Floors

 

With floors properly supported and the frame square the door can function properly.

If not repaired, the problem would have only gotten worse and the home would not have passed inspection. 

Instead it is now ready for a new family to purchase and enjoy life.

 

Warranty:

Frontier Basement Systems warrants that the SmartJacks will stabilize the affected area against further settlement for five (5) years from the date of installation, or Frontier will provide the labor and materials, at no cost to Customer, to make any necessary adjustments to the SmartJacks.

Additionally, the manufacture of the SmartJacks warrants that SmartJacks will, under normal use and service, be free from defects in material and workmanship for twenty-five (25) years from the date of installation.

 

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