Bob is from Henderson, where he resides with his wife of 29 years. His wife, Beth, is the District Math Coordinator for Henderson County Schools and their daughter works at North Middle School in Henderson. They have two sons and both of them are Mechanical Engineers. They also have 3 grandchildren.
Bob used to be the owner of Airtight Insulation Co. Inc. from 1992-2008. He has insulated several thousand homes in the Tri-State area. Previously, he was an Energy Auditor for Kenergy Corporation in Henderson. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from the University of Southern Indiana and is a BPI Certified Building Analyst.
He loves helping our customers solve problems and making their home healthier, safer, more durable, and more energy-efficient. In his spare time, he loves spending time with his family and loves to scuba dive!
Fun Fact: Bob and his wife, and their 2 sons, all have their Scuba Diving Certification and enjoy diving together on family vacations.
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Homeowner Sandy, from Sturgis KY, didn't use her basement for much. What she did use it for was the storage of miscellaneous and seasonal items. When she would go down there, she always thought it had a musty odor but didn't think of the things that could be growing in the warm and damp climate. Water would also sneak into her basement during storms and showers, occasionally leaving a puddle. Sandy finally decided to get professional help to see what could be done about these issues.
Healthy Spaces sent a Design Specialist, Bob Roberts, to Sandy's home to meet for her free inspection. During this meeting, Sandy mentioned that she wanted no more water intrusion and wanted to make her basement a healthy and safe place to be. Sandy agreed on installing a WaterGuard system. This piping system collects water at the perimeter of your basement and safely drains it into an unseen sump pump.
Sandy's basement is now clean and dry so she can use the space for storage, recreational purposes, or to finish for additional living space.
Mold is a serious health concern and many of the homes in the Poseville area suffer from it. Mold occurs when the indoor humidity levels are high, the area is warm, and there is organic material for the mold to feed on. This set of criteria describes crawlspaces perfectly. From the dirt floor to the wooden sub-floor joists, there is a great deal of organic material for mold to feed on. Here, you can see the mold and fungus growing along the wooden joists in this crawlspace. The whitish blobs are actually spider sacks (the closer white mark in the upper left) and fungal growth (present on second joist from the front). In the second picture, you can see the first joist has received a mold treatment and scrub down to remove the fungus. For contrast, you can still see the Mold-X treatment on the bottom of the joist, which will be scrubbed next. Mold removal isn't going to fix this crawlspace because the underlying humidity issues are still present. After the mold has been removed, the entire crawlspace will be encapsulated with CleanSpace, the most technologically advanced vapor barrier on the market. It's going to reduce water intrusion and allow the crawlspace to be "conditioned space" when a dehumidifier called a SaniDry is installed.
This homeowner in Evansville, IN, kept experiencing water in their home every time it would rain. Having to deal with water intrusion in your basement is bad enough - but when the basement is finished, it's much worse! The bottom of the finished walls were damaged and if not taken care of, mold may appear. That's when they decided to give Healthy Spaces a call to solve the problem.
Our System Design Specialist, Bob Roberts, quickly came to evaluate the situation. Aside from waterproofing the basement, he also suggested installed our EverLast Finished Wall Restoration System. When you don't want to rip out your entire finished basement, and have to restore the bottom of your finished walls anyway, EverLast wall panels are the perfect solution!
In order to fix the water problem properly, and protect finished walls in the future, it is necessary to cut the bottom of the finished walls and install a proper drainage system. Then the basement is protected from future water intrusion. But what then? The finished walls need to be restored.
With this method, there is no drywall, paint, or wood to get ruined if it ever gets wet. The panels are cement board, covered with a textured washable vinyl finish, and the trim is all plastic, all installed over metal studs.
Tim G. from Madisonville called knew there was water in his crawl space but always ignored it. The water especially gathered around the perimeter of the crawl space and was always puddled. Along with the water came mold. Tim knew the air he was breathing wasn't healthy so he decided to give us a call, and we were so glad he did.
Our design specialist Bob Roberts came out to do a free inspection and decided that Tim's crawl space would need mold remediation, a new sump pump, and CleanSpace installed. Our crew first started with remediating all of the mold growing in the crawl space. The SmartSump will be an exit line for the water that gets into the crawl space. The CleanSpace encapsulation product is a 20mm white thick plastic lining that entirely seals off the crawl space from the harsh elements below. It keeps mold and moisture from growing on it as well and especially helps in hot summer months.
Drywall in a basement can pose a serious threat when installed because it's made of organic materials. Concrete is a porous material, so when you have concrete walls, moisture can seep through and on to the drywall. This can cause the drywall to distort and warp, and even worse, can cause mold to grow.
Our Design Specialist, Bob Roberts, worked with these homeowners in Mortons Gap, KY, to design a system to stop water intrusion in their basement. After installing the waterproofing system, Healthy Spaces installed our Total Basement Finishing products to ensure that their investment will withstand any water damage.
In the after photo, our team installed EverLast Wall Panels around the foundation, offering a finished look that offers insulation and a clean space. Beautiful trim and crown molding were installed to complete the finished look for these homeowners in Mortons Gap, KY, giving them a properly waterproofed, finished basement!
The homeowner in Mortons Gap, KY, was not happy about water coming in his crawl space so he decided to contact the talented team at Healthy Spaces. The team sealed the crawl space with the durable, bright, and mold resistant CleanSpace liner. CleanSpace liner installs on the walls and floors, preventing water vapor and humidity from passing through. By keeping your crawl space dry, you protect your structure and insulation from mold and rot.
The homeowner can rest easy knowing their crawl space is now a drier and healthier environment!
The homeowners in Mortons Gap, KY, were tired of dealing with basement flooding everytime it rained. That's when they decided to contact the professional team at Healthy Spaces.
After having a waterproofing system installed by Healthy Spaces, they decided to carry on with Total Basement Finishing products to ensure that their investment will withstand any water damage. EverLast Wall Panels were installed around the foundation, offering a finished look that offers insulation and a clean space. Beautiful trim and crown molding were installed to complete the finished look for the owners in Mortons Gap, KY's, basement giving them a properly waterproofed, finished basement.
Homeowner Jared G. from Oakland City, IN was ready to make all of his basement dreams come true. With the condition of his former basement, he never went down there. Mold covered the walls, and water was puddled on the floor. The space was not healthy and it was a waste of square footage in his home. He decided he wanted a place to hang out with his family and friends and make the investment so if he ever decided he wanted to sell his home, it would be worth more.
Design Specialist, Bob Roberts, was called to do a thorough inspection of Jared's basement. In conclusion, the basement needed mold remediation and a WaterGuard system to make the basement dry. The mold was coated all over the block walls, but it was removed and treated by our crew. The WaterGuard system is a drainage system around the perimeter of the basement which drains directly into your sump pump when water enters through the walls of your basement.
For the finishing products, Jared chose to install MillCreek Flooring. These have the warm, earthy look of wood, but are all plastic. One of the great characteristics of these floors is if there is ever a leak on these floors, just fix it and dry the area, and it's good as new.
This family in Maceo, KY never went down to their crawl space. It was an "out of sight, out of mind" thing for them, but what they didn't know is that their crawl space was full of mold. In the before photo, you can see a nasty, old vapor barrier that has torn and become covered in mold. Not only that, but the barrier itself has pulled away from the walls and wrinkled up to the point that it is not functional.
Healthy Spaces was called to help the homeowners get their crawl space back to a healthy and clean state. Our Design Specialist, Bob Roberts, created a plan to keep the crawl space dry and moisture-free. The SilverGlo insulation panels contain tiny graphite particles, which give it that silver shine, and reflect heat back into the crawl space while keeping the cold out. A new plastic liner was also put down on the floor to help keep water and debris out.
The combination of the liner and SilverGlo, This Maceo, KY crawl space is now smell free, mold-free, and warm. By keeping moisture and cold air out she will also have lower energy costs which will save her money as well.
This Huntingburg, IN basement had an older sump pump that wasn't able to keep up with water when it rained heavy. Homeowner Ruth, feared the worst for items in her basement every time the forecast called for rain. After too many sleepless nights Ruth's neighbor refered her to Healthy Spaces.
Design Specialist, Bob Roberts, after doing a thorough inspection of her basement worked with Ruth to design a system that worked best for her. Crew leads Shawn Brown and Robbie Stoutenberg, installed our WaterGuard along with our TripleSafe sump pump system. WaterGuard is a piping system engineered specifically to solve basement water problems effectively without worry of clogging from soils under the floor. The TripleSafe drains water from the WaterGuard and from below the basement floor it discharges it out of the basement. Included with the TripleSafe are two reliable cast iron Zoeller pumps and a battery back-up pump. Installing WaterGuard with our TripleSafe sump pump system will keep Ruth's basement clean and dry for many years to come giving her peace of mind when the forecast calls for rain.
Cold air and moisture were preventing this Huntingburg basement from having walls that they loved. After homeowner Ruth, had her basement waterproofed with our WaterGuard drainage system and a new TripleSafe sump pump, she could then think about upgrading her basement walls.
Our System Design Specialist Bob Roberts came to Ruth's home to evaluate her basement walls. They found basement dandruff which consists of paint and wall coatings that flake off over time. What caused this was her basement walls allowing water vapor to pass through them. Block walls have a hollow core which allow cold (and damp) water to pass through them easily.
Crew leads, Shawn Brown and Robbie Stoutenberg, installed our CleanSpace Wall System in Ruth's home. CleanSpace is a heavy, durable plastic liner for lining stone wall basements. The CleanSpace wall system stops water vapor from permeating walls and drains wall leaks, and brightens up your basement. With anti-microbial protection called UltraFresh built right in, no mold or mildew will grow on the CleanSpace! This Huntingburg homeowner will never have to worry about her walls chipping, peeling, or flaking away thanks to Healthy Spaces installing our CleanSpace vapor barrier.
Homeowner Kyla K. from Jasper, IN was experiencing water in her basement. She dreaded hearing the weather forecast, especially when it called for rain. With every rainfall, water would slowly creep into the basement. They bought fans to constantly run after storms to dry up the sitting water. She chose to add optimism to the problem, believing it would either go away or fix itself, but unfortunately it didn’t happen. They had dealt with their dreadful basement for quite some time and finally decided that it was time to call for help.
System Design Specialist, Bob Roberts, sat down with the homeowner and gave her a same-day quote after his thorough inspection. The WaterGuard drainage system that Bob recommended seemed like the best fit. With this system, there are spacers against the wall make a neat finished look and keep dirt and debris from the floor out of the gap, while also directing water to the new TripleSafe sump pump. The sump pump would then redirect water outside through exit lines.
Now, Kyla can enjoy her water-free basement and can listen to the weather forecast without being alarmed when there was rain in the prediction.
Fordsville, KY, like most of the surrounding areas has two struggles to deal with: high groundwater levels and lots of dirt floor crawlspaces. The combination of the two creates a crawlspace mold epidemic that has largely been ignored by many residents until the mold infestation is quite advanced. After all, how often do we really inspect our crawlspaces? As you can see here, the mold situation in this Fordsville crawlspace was advanced and causing issues like musty, damp smells throughout the home, increased indoor allergies, and more frequent sinus related and respiratory illnesses. When the homeowners went to inspect the crawlspace, they discovered that mold was growing over practically every surface in the crawlspace. The homeowners immediately contacted Healthy Spaces to get the crawlspace remediated.
Donnie Stutesville, a mold remediation expert with Healthy Spaces, came out and inspected the crawlspace. He recommended a three pronged approach to resolving the crawlspace mold and moisture issues:
1. Remediate the mold and fungus
2. Remove standing water, debris, and the like
3. Seal the crawlspace with a vapor barrier
Donnie recommended both a mold/fungus treatment and a preventative coating to stop regrowth. He explained that the mold and fungus treatment would need to be scrubbed off of all surfaces to remove the dead fungi and spores, then that debris would need to be removed prior to coating the entire crawlspace with a preventative solution. In addition, the crawlspace needed a water removal system with sump pump and a dehumidifier. Finally, the entire crawlspace needed a powerful vapor barrier installed to prevent the crawlspace from becoming moldy again. You can see in the after photo that the mold removal was successful and the wood looks great with it's clear preventative coating in place!
Homeowners in Cloverport, KY called Healthy Spaces in a panic when they noticed water in their basement. They were tired of constantly worrying about what could happen to their home if they weren't home when it rained, so they decided to find a solution.
Design Specialist, Bob Roberts, came to the customers home to help provide the best solution.
In this home, we installed our popular WaterGuard system with a new sump pump. The WaterGuard system is installed along the perimeter of the basement and has a special flange to catch wall moisture. If water does happen to come in, it is directed through the WaterGuard into the SuperSump, then removed far from the basement through the discharge line.
Homeowner Joshua W. thought he had mold growing on his subfloor and moisture in his vents. He grew concerned that the quality of air would be affecting his family, so he called Healthy Spaces for a free estimate and Design Specialist, Bob Roberts, came out and inspected the home.
For starters, we eliminated, treated, and cleaned up all the mold growing in the damp crawl space. The after photo shows the amazing difference that the mold remediation team at Healthy Spaces created. They treated the affected area with a chemical to kill the mold, then thoroughly scrubbed every surface to remove the spores and dead mold. After removing the debris they were able to repair any damage from the mold in the subfloor. We installed the CleanSpace vapor barrier system along with SilverGlo insulation panels in the crawl space to make sure it stays protected. Lastly, we installed vent covers and a new SmartSump with an alarm so that the crawl space would stay dry.
This Payneville, KY crawl space was full of mold, moisture, and mud and the homeowners needed a solution to repair and prevent the damage from reoccurring. As you know, the earth is damp, and as that damp soil dries beneath your house, the water vapor moves upward. The dirt floor in the before picture makes for an easy passageway for moisture to enter the crawl space and cause problems.
Design Specialist, Bob Roberts,was sent to the home to discuss what steps they could take to stop more damage. To prevent issues like these, the CleanSpace barrier was installed. This has multiple layers of plastics with flexibility and tear resistance to stop water vapor from permeating up from the floor. When the CleanSpace liner is laid over the floor of the crawl space, water can seep or even flow under it to the sump, keeping your crawl space clean and dry. This encapsulation system satisfied all of the repair criteria while dramatically transforming the area into a healthy, usable space. This crawl space now has no more humidity than upstairs.