Meet Garrett! Garrett came from a fix it yourself background and remembers helping friends and family since he could swing a hammer. Being the only one around with a truck at a young age, there was never a problem finding a way to help someone. Healthy Spaces has given him an opportunity to use these skills to help an even wider spectrum of people with an even bigger truck. His favorite thing about Healthy Spaces is meeting new people to aid in making more usable spaces in their homes. There is no greater feeling than knowing he was able to help protect worried homeowners and their largest investment!
In his free time, he enjoys playing music of any kind. Mostly playing guitar and piano, Garrett never backs down from a random jam or opportunities for spots in local bands. It’s not a rarity to catch him singing with an air guitar on any job site.
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Penni W. from Haubstadt, IN noticed foundation issues in her basement. The wall was bowing inward causing a crack to form, as well as worry set in. She wanted to address these problems before they got any worse, so she contacted Healthy Spaces to receive a free estimate. Our System Design Specialist, Chris Russell, created a thorough foundation repair and waterproofing plan to restore her basement.
Penni chose to move forward with installing our systems, so our production crew installed our WaterGuard drainage system, our SuperSump sump pump, and wall anchors. This innovative wall anchor system will permanently stabilize your foundation wall by anchoring your walls to the hard-packed virgin soil beyond your foundation. The project took two days, and now the basement is permanently protected, and her peace of mind is restored.
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This Evansville, IN family got very anxious every time it would rain because the horrible cracks in their basement walls made for an easy path for water to come in. Foundation wall cracks are nothing to take lightly. Their foundation walls were showing "staircase" cracks, indicating bowing or buckling walls. We determined that our patented PowerBrace system was perfect to fix this. As for the leaking water coming into their home, our WaterGuard would guarantee the water to be kept out, providing a healthy space for their family.
Our Healthy Spaces team installed PowerBraces to support the basement wall and allow for potential straightening over time. The PowerBraces patented system allows for the tightening of the wall to improve the condition of the wall over time. The beams are zinc coated making them resistant to corrosion, reduces abrasion and wear, and creates a non-toxic surface. The beams also have a clean-cut appearance. The PowerBrace system utilizes a joist reinforcement method that distributes the load of the home, evenly as to not damage your floor system. Secondly, the WaterGuard and new sump pump were installed. WaterGuard effectively captures wall and floor seepage before it damages your basement floor. The WaterGuard drainage system sits on the top of the footing inside the basement so the pipes do not get clogged by mud or debris. The sump pump then effectively removes the water from the home. Lastly, the homeowners decided to use Cleanspace as an economical way to cover the basement walls. This 20-mil thick reinforced plastic liner will stop water vapor from permeating the walls, as well as drain wall leaks. The homeowners now have the peace of mind that they've always dreamed of. They are so happy with the finished product.
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.
With cracking in this Edwardsport, IN basement walls happening before homeowner, Seth S. eyes, he knew it was a project much larger than he could fix himself. A few years ago, the crack started out small, but over time it widened and grew. He decided to give Healthy Spaces a call about his foundation issues, and an appointment was quickly set.
Design Specialist, Damon Cheatham, came to Seth's home and did a thorough inspection of his basement. Once they put a plan together, our foundation crew came out and installed PowerBraces to support the walls. The PowerBrace is an adjustable steel I-beam system with two important benefits: stabilizing bowed or tilting walls, and (over time) forcing bowed or tilting wall sections back to their original position. All PowerBrace components are manufactured to exacting standards, with an anti-corrosion zinc coating that will keep them looking like new for decades to come!
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.
This home in Greenville, KY needed a way to stabilize their garage beams. They seemed to be sagging, and they didn't want it to become even worse than it already was. They gave us a call at Healthy Space, and Design Specialist, Damon Cheatham, was happy to come out, and see the problem.
After Damon did a thorough inspection of the home, he concluded that SmartJacks would be the best fit for this home. SmartJacks are steeled support systems used to permanently stabilize and level girders and floor joists. They don't replace the existing columns and piers but add strength and stability to what is there. They should be used to lift the above floors and walls back toward their original position, reduce floor 'bounce' caused by excessive floor joist spans, and solve the problem once and for all. Because of their design, the SmartJacks can be adjusted over time to provide additional straightening and leveling action if necessary. They can also hold up to 60,000 pounds!
Homeowners from Otwell, IN would notice water seeping in their basement every time it rained. Not only was water a problem, but they were also having mold growth. They knew that it couldn't be healthy for their family. They finally got tired of feeling stressed and overwhelmed, so they reached out to Healthy Spaces for a free estimate.
Design Specialist, Mike McAtee, assisted the homeowners in deciding all of the necessities for a dry, healthy basement. They began the process with a fungus remediation process to make sure the spores were gone which meant clean air for the home. Secondly, they installed a WaterGuard System. This drainage system takes water straight to the sump pump and out of the basement through discharge lines. Lastly, CleanSpace was installed to give the basement a finished look on a budget.
These homeowners are so happy with the finished project and now have the peace of mind they've always dreamed of having.
Dennis E. from Montogmery, IN called Healthy Spaces because water had been taking over his basement. When it would rain, he would be waiting for water to creep in, while the uncertainty of how much would enter his basement kept him worrying. He had a shopvac ready to soak up all of the water, as well as fans to help everything dry up quickly. Dennis and his family were ready to have their life back.
Design Specialist, Mike McAtee, was called to the job. After completing a thorough inspection of the basement, he decided that a WaterGuard system would best conquer the issues the basement was having. This is a drainage system installed around the perimeter of the basement that collects any water that may leak in. From there, the water runs to the sump pump, which is then disposed of out of discharge lines. Mike also inspected that GeoLocks were needed to help the basements foundation become stable. This system will hold the walls in their current position and can be tightened over time if needed. This will allow for improvement and straightening of the wall. Lastly, CleanSpace was installed to be a wall covering, but also a moisture control barrier just in time for the hot summer months.
When the work was finished, Dennis was very pleased with the work that was done and was happy that there won't be any more leaking water in his basement.
Starr N. from Lewisport, KY was having issues with her floors. She had noticed that they were beginning to slope, creak, and felt uneven. As if the creaking floors weren't enough, she also noticed a musty smell worsening over time, which she thought could be mold.
System Design Specialist, Mike McAtee, came to Starr's home to provide her with a free no-obligation inspection. He did a thorough inspection of her crawl space, as well as her main floor. When he was finished, he proposed a solution for the sagging floor. He recommended that SmartJack Stabilizers be installed. These are steel support systems used to stabilize and level the girders and floor joists in a crawl space. This is the best opportunity to lift the above floors and walls back to their original position. This would be a permanent solution, unlike the light-duty jack posts that were currently in the crawl space. These don't work because they can hold very little weight, are difficult to adjust, and don't address the most important problem- the weak foundation soils below.
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Homeowner Greg K. noticed that water was easily seeping into his basement. He also realized that when it rained, his sump pump was no longer doing its job. With a lot of important information and valuables stored in the basement, Greg couldn't afford for the rain to ruin them.
Design Specialist, Damon Cheatham, met with Greg to discuss his issues and what he wanted in his new basement. After the discussion, they decided that the basement needed a new WaterGuard system and TripleSafe sump pump. The WaterGuard is a drain system that goes around the perimeter of the basement to collect any water that might come in. From there, the water would be transferred to the TripleSafe sump pump where it would be taken outside of the home and disposed of. The nice thing about the TripleSafe is that is has a backup battery so if the power goes out during a storm, the sump pump will still work.
Greg is now loving his new basement, and can now relax during rain knowing that no water will be able to intrude and cause him problems.
Bob V., from French Lick, IN was living in the 1973 home that was handed down to him from his in-laws. After their first flood in the home, Bob discovered mold behind the drywall in one of the bedrooms in the basement, as well as cracking on the floor. The window wells also fill up with water, and water gushes in through them while it's raining. Once this happened, he decided to reach out to Healthy Spaces for a free estimate.
Design Specialist, Mike McAtee, was called out to help Bob determine what would aid his issues best. After Mike made a thorough inspection of the issues, he advised starting with a WaterGuard system and TripleSafe. This system would ensure that any water in the basement would run straight to the new TripleSafe sump pump. From there, it would flow through discharge lines and be returned outside. To prevent the window issues, Bob would also have new SunHouse Window Wells installed. These enclosures feature a sturdy, clear cover that fits nicely and a bottom that prevents weed growth, keeps leaves, debris, and rain out.
When Dane H. from French Lick, IN would walk across his floors upstairs, he knew they were uneven. Every time he walked across them, they creaked. Dane had been putting them off, but finally decided that enough was enough. He decided to call Healthy Spaces to see what the best solution would be.
Design Specialist, Mike McAtee, came out to do a thorough inspection of Danes basement. To stabilize the floor upstairs, 4 SmartJacks were installed. These SmartJacks are a steel support system that is used to permanently stabilize and level the girders and floor joists. They don't replace the existing columns and piers but add strength and stability to what is there. After these are installed, they lift the above floors and walls back toward their original position.
Since the work was completed, Dane hasn't heard his creaking floors.