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Tad Gilcrest

Healthy Spaces

Title: Lead Installer

Hometown: Evansville

Tad Gilcrest from Healthy Spaces

Meet Tad! Tad's previous work experience in various management positions makes him the perfect fit for running our basement crew. His day-to-day role here is leading the basement crew and making sure that our customers are pleased with every aspect of the job. Tad says "his favorite part about working at Healthy Spaces, is the freedom of being able to think for themselves and being able to figure out a solution when needed."

Most people don't know this about Tad but he is a certified underwater welder and a diver tender!

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    JASPER, IN

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    Jasper, IN

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    Santa Claus, IN

    "I did research and got a few other estimates, but Healthy Spaces won hands down over the others because of their communications,..."

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    Santa Claus, IN

    I did research and got a few other estimates, but Healthy Spaces won hands down over the others because of their communications, explanations, and methods of solving our problems.

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    Evansville, IN

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    Evansville, IN

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  • "Healthy Spaces did a great job waterproofing our basement to get ready to finish it." Read Full Testimonial

    Chelsea B. of Hawesville, KY

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              Healthy Spaces did a great job waterproofing our basement to get ready to finish it. They got the job done on time in 3 days. The team was very professional and friendly. They even brought our empty trash can back to our house on trash day! I would highly recommend Healthy Spaces to anyone!
    Chelsea B.
    Hawesville, KY

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Healthy Spaces Earns 2018 Angie's List Super Service Award
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PLATINUM Award for Best Basement Waterproofing Service
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  • Total Basement Finishing in Oakland City, IN
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    Total Basement Finishing in Oakland City, IN
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    Total Basement Finishing in Oakland City, IN

    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. 

  • Crawl Space Issues in Cannelton, IN
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    Crawl Space Issues in Cannelton, IN
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    Crawl Space Issues in Cannelton, IN

    Karleen H. from Cannelton, IN had recently bought a new home.  The Inspector didn't find any mold, but after moving in, the crawl space smelled very musty. They hadn't been down there since they moved in but knew that they needed to turn this job over to the professionals. They gave Healthy Spaces a call and we went out to do a free no-obligation inspection.

    System Design Specialist, Damon Cheatham, inspected the home and proposed a solution. First, the mold filled vapor barrier was pulled up by our install crew. Not only that, but the barrier itself has pulled away from the walls and wrinkled up to the point that it is not functional. From there, we installed CleanSpace. Our CleanSpace encapsulation system is lined in crawl spaces to permanently separate your home from the ground. This is part of a healthy crawl space and a healthy home. The new SmartSump sump pump is used for your crawl space drainage system. It is designed just for crawl spaces because the liner and lid form a tight seal around the CleanSpace liner.

    Karleen is happy with her transformed crawl space and is even happier that the mold smell is gone.

  • Basement Window Transformation in Tennyson, IN
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    Basement Window Transformation in Tennyson, IN
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    Basement Window Transformation in Tennyson, IN

    This homeowner in Tennyson, IN, knew that the reason the basement was leaking was because of a window. They were rusty, ugly, and open at the top allowing debris, rain, and gutter overflow water to sneak in. The bottom of the window well was dirt which allowed weeds to grow and mud to splash up on the window. The view from his basement was lousy and the maximum amount of natural light wasn't being allowed in. 

    Design Specialist, Chris Russel, was sent to help the homeowner come up with a plan to fix the windows.

    A SunHouse window well cover was this homeowner's easy solution. This light-colored window well features a clear cover that fits nicely and a bottom that prevents weed growth while keeping leaves, debris, and rain out. One of the best benefits is that a lot more sunlight bounces into the basement and brightens up the space because of the light-colored bottom.

  • Foundation Issues in Lynnville, IN
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    Foundation Issues in Lynnville, IN
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    Foundation Issues in Lynnville, IN

    Homeowners Robert and Juliet of Lynville, IN began to worry when they saw visible cracks in their foundation. This is often a sign of your home settling. It was bulging out due to swelling soils.  The soil was swelling because groundwater was present. That created another problem--leaking walls.

    Design Specialist, Damon Cheatham, was called out to help these homeowners. Upon inspection, they decided that the PowerBrace System would be the best fit for the problem. The PowerBrace System is designed to permanently stabilize your home's foundation. Its purpose is to support basement walls and allows for straightening over time. It has a joist reinforcement method which helps with distributing the weight evenly. This eliminates the worry of damaged wood floor joists that are common with other foundation correcting systems. 

  • Damp Basement in Hawesville, KY
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    Damp Basement in Hawesville, KY
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    Damp Basement in Hawesville, KY

    This Hawesville, KY basement would leak every time it rained. The homeowners needed a solution to repair and prevent the damage from reoccurring because they were tired of worrying about it. Their basement was full of valuable tools, equipment, keepsakes, and even a treadmill that they frequently used.

    Our Design Specialist, Damon Cheatham, quickly came to evaluate the home. After inspection, he concluded that the basement would need a WaterGuard system and a TripleSafe sump pump installed. The homeowners wanted something to cover the walls, so they decided on CleanSpace and Basement to Beautiful Panels.

    A WaterGuard system would be used to take the intruding water straight to the new TripleSafe sump pump, where it would then be taken through exit lines and disposed of outside of the home. The CleanSpace wall covering brightens your basement, while also acting as a vapor barrier. The Basement to Beautiful Panels are custom engineered foam panels with studs that are fastened directly to your foundation walls. If the homeowners decide they want additional wall coverings over the panels, it will be an easy fix while still keeping it dry.

  • Maeco, KY Crawl Space with Mold and Moisture
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    Maeco, KY Crawl Space with Mold and Moisture
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    Maeco, KY Crawl Space with Mold and Moisture

    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. 

  • Permanent Foundation Solution in Haubstadt, IN
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    Permanent Foundation Solution in Haubstadt, IN
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    Permanent Foundation Solution in Haubstadt, IN

    Randy M, a homeowner in Haubstadt, IN was experiencing signs of foundation issues in his basement. With the stair-step cracking getting worse in his block walls, he knew he had to do something. As you can see in the before photos, Randy created a temporary "DIY" fix to his problem. While it may have worked for a short amount of time, he still saw the cracks progressing to become more defined and knew it was time to call in professional help. 

    Design Specialist, Chris Russell, completed a thorough inspection of Randy's basement and listened to his concerns. Chris recommended the PowerBraces be installed in the basement. Why is the PowerBrace system the best solution for the problems that occurred? One of the main reasons is that it allows for potential straightening over time. That means it can actually improve the condition of the wall over time, unlike other I-Beam systems. The zinc coating makes the entire system resistant to corrosion, reduces abrasion and wear, and creates a non-toxic surface. 

    Randy's home's foundation is now strong and he doesn't have to worry about the problem getting worse. During his yearly renewals, our service technician is able to tighten these beams for him, maximizing the tightness and stability. 

  • Basement Window Transformation in Cynthiana, IN
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    Basement Window Transformation in Cynthiana, IN
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    Basement Window Transformation in Cynthiana, IN

    This Cynthiana, IN homeowner wanted to make her basement a liveable area of her home. With one of their children moving home from college, they needed to make the basement bedroom up to code and a safe place to be. The window that was currently in the room wouldn't be easily accessible if a fire occurred, so they gave Healthy Spaces a call.

    The solution was a new Egress basement window customized by one of our System Design Specialist to fit the area. The new basement window is a double thermopane Low-E glass insulates the space, while the attractive frame survives for years without rotting or needing paint. From here, the homeowner installed a RockWell Window Well to add beauty to your finished basement while also achieving compliance with local safety codes for emergency escape. Its stylish, all-natural look durable clear cover invites natural sunlight to flow into the basement while also providing an open, comfortable feel.

  • Multiple Basement Upgrades in Evansville, IN
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    Multiple Basement Upgrades in Evansville, IN
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    Multiple Basement Upgrades in Evansville, IN

    Janice B. knew that her basement needed upgrades. She had been living in this home for numerous years and it needed a refresher. She also had issues with water intruding in her basement and knew that issue needed to be fixed before she spent the money on updating her space. Without further ado, gave Healthy Spaces a call to get her project started!

    Not only did Janice B. from Evansville, IN get a new WaterGuard basement waterproofing system installed, she also decided to upgrade her basement walls with our EverLast wall panels. The WaterGuard system was installed around the perimeter of her basement catching any water that intrudes and taking it directly to the sump pump. From here, the water will be taken out through discharge lines. The EverLast wall panels are hard, durable, and won't dent like drywall. Along with that, they will never get moldy, rot, or get ruined by a flood or leak- even if the water is a foot deep for a week! They really brighten up the space with their beige and white color, too.

    Janice is thrilled with her decision to get her basement waterproofed and the first step of her Total Basement Finishing journey! 

     

  • Basement Waterproofing Transformation in Utica, KY
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    Basement Waterproofing Transformation in Utica, KY
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    Basement Waterproofing Transformation in Utica, KY

    Richard G. from Utica, KY was having water issues in his home. Granted, his home was over 100 years old. It was built in 1904 and the water issues were just getting worse as time went on. One of his friends had used our services and recommended us. Richard picked up the phone and scheduled a free inspection.

    System Design Specialist, Damon Cheatham, did a thorough inspection of Richard's basement and pinpointed the problems he saw. Richard agreed to the plan that Damon had come up with, and our production team did the rest. A WaterGuard system was installed to run any intruding water straight to the new TripleSafe sump pump. The water would then run outside from the discharge lines of the sump pump. A CleanSpace vapor is a heavy, durable, plastic liner that provides a vapor barrier while also draining water behind it and dramatically brightens the basement. 

    If you're struggling with a wet basement problem, don't wait, we're here to help.

  • Total Basement Finishing in Fairfield, IL
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    Total Basement Finishing in Fairfield, IL
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    Total Basement Finishing in Fairfield, IL

    This Fairfield, IL home had a cold concrete floor that was uncomfortable and just unappealing. Homeowner, Julie D., wanted to have a complete finish look to their basement so all can enjoy. After having us waterproof her basement to make sure it stayed dry, she opted to have the flooring installed by us as well. 

    The solution for this basement was to install ThermalDry basement floor tilesUnlike ceramic basement floor tiles, ThermalDry basement flooring will never crack or shatter. They are stain-resistant, and their interlocking design assures that damaged tiles can be easily replaced. Another great benefit of this product is that it cannot be damaged by water or humidity. Lastly, there is a thermal break engineered into the ThermalDry tile that allows the floor you walk on to be 8-10 degrees warmer than the concrete below.

    This is exactly what the homeowner had wanted and was very impressed with the transformation. Just look at the difference! 

  • Bowing Walls in Robards, KY
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    Bowing Walls in Robards, KY
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    Bowing Walls in Robards, KY

    Signs of wall failure can show up differently depending on whether the home has a concrete block or poured concrete walls. For this homeowner in Robards, KY, they were showing signs of bowing walls starting to take place. 

    Design Specialist, Damon Cheatham, came out to asses their foundation and together they designed a solution that would permanently stabilize their home's foundation. Our Foundation crew, Tad and Garrett, installed 10 PowerBrace's. The PowerBrace system allows the system to be tightened over time, stopping wall failure without invasive drilling or digging on the property. PowerBrace's state-of-the-art brackets were engineered to provide strong joint reinforcement while also protecting the integrity of the home's floor system. 

     

  • New Basement Windows Installed in Rumsey, KY
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    New Basement Windows Installed in Rumsey, KY
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    New Basement Windows Installed in Rumsey, KY

    Sheila D. from Rumsey, KY was having foundation issues, and with that came issues with her windows. As you can see in the before photo, they've tried to do a DIY and keep water and wind out, but their issues weren't fixed. When that didn't work, they gave Healthy Spaces a call and when System Design Specialist, Damon Cheatham, came to inspect the basement, he recommended new EverLast Basement Windows.

    These windows are energy-efficient, all vinyl, and don't let the wind in. They have double-pane glass, and never need paint which is perfect for the damp environment close to the ground. They will hold up for the lifetime of your basement, as well as improve the appearance, operation, and energy efficiency of your basement windows. 

  • Basement Water Intrusion in Mortons Gap, KY
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    Basement Water Intrusion in Mortons Gap, KY
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    Basement Water Intrusion in Mortons Gap, KY

    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!

  • Sealing a Crawl Space in Mortons Gap, KY
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    Sealing a Crawl Space in Mortons Gap, KY
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    Sealing a Crawl Space in Mortons Gap, KY

    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!

  • Basement Refinished in Mortons Gap, KY
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    Basement Refinished in Mortons Gap, KY
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    Basement Refinished in Mortons Gap, KY

    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.

  • Sagging Floors in Crawl Space in Hanson, KY
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    Sagging Floors in Crawl Space in Hanson, KY
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    Sagging Floors in Crawl Space in Hanson, KY

    Homeowners in Hanson, KY, purchased their home over 10 years ago. They recently began to renovate their home when they discovered that their floors were creaking and were beginning to sag. They were afraid that the issue would get worse, so they decided to contact Healthy Spaces. 

    Upon inspection, our Design Specialist, Damon, found high humidity which was causing the deterioration of the floor joists in the crawl space. The weakened girders and floor joists are unable to continue supporting the weight above, and the floor above the crawl space becomes bouncy, soft, and may begin to sag. 

    Tad and his crew installed several SmartJacks in the crawl space. SmartJacks are used to permanently lifts and stabilizes existing beams and floor joists in the crawl space. Steel columns are secured to the beams or joists. Heavy-duty rods allow for adjustment and a custom fit for each SmartJack System installed. 

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2280 N Cullen Avenue
Evansville, IN 47715
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