Mike is no stranger to Basement Systems. He transferred to our area from Bix Basement Systems in Fort Maddison, Iowa. He also served our country in the U.S. Army Reserve with 10 years of experience as a military police officer with two deployments overseas under his belt. Mike has spent a lot of time traveling while in the military, so he really enjoys spending time with his four boys and keeping up with a busy lifestyle!
Mike brings over 20 years of construction and management experience to Healthy Spaces. When he isn’t helping homeowners create a healthier and safer environment for their homes, he enjoys taking his family camping, riding trails on ATVs, and kayaking. He has even placed a 200-foot zip-line in their backyard for his family to enjoy.
Fun Fact: Some people would be surprised if they knew that Mike played the violin all through middle school and high school. He is a man of many talents and a great addition to Healthy Spaces.
Because air flows upward into the upper levels of your home from the crawl space, it brings the humidity from... Watch Video »
This homeowner in Celestine, IN, had an addition to his home with a crawl space underneath it. He worried about moisture getting in and wanted to know what could be done about it, so he gave Healthy Spaces a call.
Our Design Specialist, Mike Rogers, met with the homeowners and together they decided that covering the crawl space entry well with The Turtl is the best way to eliminate that moisture.
The Turtl is a durable plastic crawl space access well that we offer as part of our crawl space vapor barrier system. It's not only an airtight cover, but it also doubles as an access well AND door combined! The plastic design is perfect for the outdoors because it's made to endure daily wear and tear and ensures that it will never rot, rust, or need paint.
This crawl space in Evansville, IN home, had no vapor barrier and issues of moisture in the basement. Exposed earth contributes to a lot of water vapor into the crawl space air. The earth is damp, and as that damp soil dries beneath the house (in this homeowner's case open basement), the water vapor moves upward. By installing a crawl space vapor barrier it's the perfect way to keep water and moisture from your crawl space.
Healthy Spaces provided moisture protection by installing CleanSpace Drainage Matting under our CleanSpace Liner. Crawl space liners rest directly on the crawl space floor. If your crawl space is flooding, water can be trapped underneath, never making it to your perimeter drain. By installing our CleanSpace Drainage Matting, it has raised dimples that will channel flooding water underneath your crawl space liner, directing it either the perimeter crawl space drain system or the sump pump. The CleanSpace Vapor Barrier is a durable, bright white crawl space liner that installs on the walls and floors, preventing water vapor and humidity from passing through. The CleanSpace liner is a durable 20-mil crawl space liner that converts your crawl space into a usable storage area.
This Evansville, IN homeowner is happy to have a clean and dry environment in their crawl space thanks to Healthy Spaces!
This Robards foundation started off with a small crack above the garage door. Over the past few years that small crack turned into an even bigger one. They knew that they had to do something about this before the situation got worse, so they called Healthy Spaces to solve the problem.
Our System Design Specialist, Mike Rogers, quickly came to evaluate the situation. He concluded that the foundation was settling and recommended installing Helical Piers. With a plan set, Kyle Devine and his product team came out to the home to start the project.
Helical Piers were installed around the outside perimeter of the home and garage. Once the soil was removed from the areas where the piers were being installed, heavy-duty foundation brackets were positioned below the footing. The weight of the home was then transferred through the helical piers to deep, competent soils.
Mold is never a good thing. Sometimes, it's caused by a flooding crawlspace, increased groundwater, and other easy to combat issues. Other times, the source of the moisture feeding the mold is a bit harder to detect. In this Corydon, KY home, the source of the moisture took several months to discover and by that time, the mold growth was explosive! The problem began with a small leak in the line coming out from the washing machine. It was a dripping that traveled along the pipe and was virtually undetectable because it was happening within the walls. After time, the surrounding area was so moist that the drywall collapsed upon itself at a touch. The surrounding carpet and pad, subfloor, and pipes were all covered in a thick layer of mold.
As you can see in the before picture, the mold was growing all over the area, which was hidden beneath the house and was only visible in the crawlspace. It wasn't until a design specialist from Healthy Spaces took a look at the crawlspace that the damage was finally revealed. It's suspected that the leak had been occurring for at least 9 months before it was severe enough to be detected.
The after photo shows the amazing difference that the mold remediation team at Healthy Spaces created. They treated the affected area with Biocide and Forticell to kill the mold, then thoroughly scrubbed every surface to remove the spores and dead mold. After removing the debris, they made sure the leak had been resolved and were able to repair any damage from the mold in the subfloor.
These homeowners in Mount Carmel, IL, were experiencing a lot of water in their basement whenever it would rain, that is until Healthy Spaces came and permanently waterproofed their basement. The Healthy Spaces team also installed CleanSpace liner to the foundation walls, waterproofed the perimeter with WaterGuard and installed our innovative and effective TripleSafe sump pump. Now these homeowners in Mount Carmel, IL, have a dryer and brighter basement!