Meet Shawn! Shawn is a co-lead on one of our production crews and has continuously built on his skills with Healthy Spaces basement projects and more. In his words: "Basement life, I love it!" He also has a welding certification and previously worked for ABC Lumber.
In his spare time, Shawn enjoys playing poker and watching sports.
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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.
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.
This old and outdated basement in Providence, KY had so much potential. Aside from installing a complete waterproofing system, this homeowner opted to upgrade their basement windows as well. The purpose of basement windows is to add appeal to your space by bringing in natural sunlight. If those windows are rusted, covered in debris, or doing little more than affording a view of an old, rusty window well, then they're not doing their job
Our EverLast Windows are made specifically for the basement environment with vinyl, which will hold up for the lifetime of your basement. They're energy-efficient, designed with double-paned, low-E glass, they are much more energy efficient than the single-paned, steel-framed windows that are the industry standard.
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!
Some experts say that the most important part of a crawlspace sump pump system is the pump. That makes sense, right? You can't keep a crawlspace like the one under this Owensboro home dry unless you have a reliable, powerful pump. There's something else to consider when drying out your crawlspace--where is the water going that the pump is pushing out?
It's a common problem when trying to do it yourself, or when dealing with inexperienced installers--they often don't make the discharge line long enough. Part of the reason that they short-change homeowners on proper discharge line length is that their sump pump isn't powerful enough to force the water out far enough to keep the water from flowing back into the crawlspace.
Healthy Spaces crawlspace waterproofing experts recommend that a minimum of 10' of discharge line with proper grade be installed. That's a minimum and it's better to go further than that. It's also vital to make sure that you have an IceGuard where the discharge line exits the house, so the discharge line doesn't freeze.
In these pictures, you can see the crew digging out the proper space and grade for the discharge line and then the finished product! It's amazing how lovely the landscaping looks after a discharge installation!