Meet Robbie! Robbie is one our production crew leads! Since he was 14, he's been doing construction type work such as roofing, building homes, and electrical work. Before transferring to Healthy Spaces, Robbie previously worked for Basement Systems at a different location for 7 years and has his lead certification. One of his favorite parts about working for Healthy Spaces is being able to see the difference he's making in customer's homes from start to finish.
In Robbie's spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their son. His son is a boy scout and is about to achieve Eagle Scout.
There are different levels of water intrusion in a basement. Some basements just leak a little and it doesn't feel like much of a big deal. Other basements have consistent flooding that can really fill up the space with water in no time! Because there are different amounts of water intrusion, there are different levels of sump pumps. The most powerful sump pump on the market is the TripleSafe sump pump. The rugged plastic body hold not one but three pumps set at different heights to handle every level of water intrusion possible. The first pump is for the regular water load that comes in rain or shine. The second pump is set higher up to help pump when a sudden rainstorm starts filling the basket quickly. Finally, there's a third pump even higher up that runs on a battery back up and can kick on if the pump is overwhelmed.
This Odon homeowner purchased this home and was previously told that there was waterproofing around the perimeter of the home. They would continue to get small amounts of water in the basement until they removed the downspouts from going into the ground. That solved the water issue but now their basement continued to have that smell. They decided that they needed to give Healthy Spaces a call to solve the problem.
Our System Design Specialist, Damon Cheatham, quickly came to evaluate the situation. He concluded that the crawlspace would need SilverGlo, a CleanSpace liner, and a SandiDry.
SilverGlo Crawl Space Wall Insulation is able to resist heat conduction and boast a radiant barrier, which reflects heat back into their crawl space for ultimate energy savings.
Next, we installed our CleanSpace liner on top of the SilverGlo. This 20-mil poly-reinforced crawl space liner prevents water vapor and humidity from passing through. Keeping their crawl space dry, and free from mold and rot.
With a plan set, our production team came to the home to start the project.
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.
In this comparison, you can see how the Healthy Spaces installation team is able to direct water from a leaking basement into a perimeter drain system called Waterguard, which is then connected to a high powered sump pump system to keep the basement from flooding.
You can see the gray Waterguard drainage system has been placed in a trench along the entire basement perimeter. Waterguard is a unique system because it doesn't clog like traditional French drains. One of the reasons that this doesn't happen is that Waterguard sits out of the dirt beneath your foundation--it rests on the foundation footer, where it can capture both water coming in from below and water weeping in from the walls. The entire system is cemented in place to ensure a high quality finish. In fact, Waterguard is such an effective system that you can finish your basement and forget that it's there.
Homeowner Mike, who lives in Boonville, IN, has noticed that his floors have begun to slowly sag over the years. After doing some research, he reached out to Healthy Spaces to have his situation assessed. Design Specialist, Donnie Stuteville, looked at her issue and proposed him a SmartJack System.
The SmartJack System is made of zinc-plate and hot-dip galvanized steel to prevent rust and eliminate weakening from moisture, mold, and wood rot. They had a load capacity of more than 60,000 pounds making them ideal for stabilizing a home's sagging floor. The concrete is dug up and filled with tightly-compacted crushed stone to provide the proper weight barring exertion needed for each column. Once the holes are filled, the SmartJacks are installed and cemented down to the floor and connected to the girder system. Each SmartJack is tightened to permanently stabilize the floor, and even potentially lift the floors back to level.
Sharon B. of Princeton, IN, had a damp, wet, leaking crawl space that could not keep water and moisture out. Sharon needed a solution in order to keep her crawl space dry, mold-free, and would save her money on her electric bill.
Healthy Spaces installed a system that would keep her crawl space dry and mold free. We installed CleanSpace® vapor barrier, SilverGlo™ insulation wall panels, SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier, an EZ Flow Drain which will direct water to the SmartSump pump system. Outside Healthy Spaces installed IceGuard and a LawnScape outlet at the end of the discharge line.
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.