Meet Antonio! Antonio is a Basement Crew Installer here at Healthy Spaces. He enjoys all aspects of his job but loves how everyone looks at the bright side of situations. The most important thing that he likes about Healthy Spaces is the learning experience and wonderful coworkers.
Outside of work, he enjoys hanging out with his 3 kids and playing basketball, doing side jobs, and cooking. His favorite dish that he makes is homemade spaghetti with meatballs. He is a people person and enjoys good company.
Homeowners in Cloverport, KY called Healthy Spaces in a panic when they noticed water in their basement. They were tired of constantly worrying about what could happen to their home if they weren't home when it rained, so they decided to find a solution.
Design Specialist, Bob Roberts, came to the customers home to help provide the best solution.
In this home, we installed our popular WaterGuard system with a new sump pump. The WaterGuard system is installed along the perimeter of the basement and has a special flange to catch wall moisture. If water does happen to come in, it is directed through the WaterGuard into the SuperSump, then removed far from the basement through the discharge line.
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.
This Reynolds Station, KY basement was having water issues that the homeowner couldn't keep up with. He would always have to plan what he was doing around the weather forecast to make sure he could be home or have a backup ready if water leaked into his basement. Tired of a wet basement, the homeowner decided to call Healthy Spaces for a permanent solution.
Our System Design Specialist, Jason Dausmann, met with the homeowner to discuss his issues. Jason completed an inspection of the basement and designed a plan for this basement that was sure to keep it water-free. From there, the installer crew got straight to work. The solution to this basement was to install a full perimeter WaterGuard system to prevent water to enter the area. This system is installed around the perimeter of the basement and will collect water internally and channel it to the sump pump. The sump pump will then discharge the water away from the home.
The homeowner is very pleased with his try basement!
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.
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.
This Evansville, IN crawl space was very damp with condensation and moisture taking over, and the homeowners needed a solution to repair and prevent this from happening again. The main problem that condensation and moisture give our crawl spaces is mold. If you have mold in your crawl space, you are breathing in 50% of that air on the first floor of your home. Homeowner, Will M., had dealt with this damp crawl space many times, and he was tired of putting his family's health at risk. He knew a lot of work needed to be done, so he decided to give Healthy Spaces a call to solve the problem.
Design Specialist, Chris Russel, quickly came to evaluate the situation. After Will and Chris worked together they came up with a solution to totally fix the issue, our production team came to the home to start the project. The solution was that the crawl space would need an EZ Flow Drain System so water can run to the sump pump in the crawlspace instead of pooling, SantiDry Sonoma, SmartSump, and CleanSpace.
The SaniDry Sedona is a dehumidifier for your crawl space that eliminates damp, musty odors by drying and filtering the air. It is the most effective and energy-efficient flow through dehumidifier in the world. 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 SmartSump 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.
Will M. is very happy with how his crawl space turned out, especially knowing that his family is breathing healthy air.
Mary L. from Slaughters, KY was experiencing water in her basement, especially when there was heavy rain. She would have her shop vac ready to clean up all the water. Countless hours were spent worrying about what would happen to her basement if she wasn't there because many important documents, as well as memories, were stored there.
Upon receiving Mary's call for help, Design Specialist, Damon Cheatham was scheduled to do a thorough inspection of her basement. When he arrived, they greeted each other with a smile and the work began. He recommended that a new drainage system be installed to prevent any more leaking. This drainage system would be under the concrete, so it wouldn't be noticeable. It runs straight to the new TripleSafe sump pump that was also installed. The CleanSpace vapor barrier on the walls helps protect and keep the space dry, as well as prevent mold growth.
Homeowner Chris S. had reoccurring water problems in his basement, but couldn't figure out why. He had a sump pump to get the water out, but it wasn't doing its job. He tried every solution he thought was possible, but every time it rained he found himself worrying about his basement. In the before photo, you can see that his sump pump didn't have a lid. It is very important to have an airtight sump lid to prevent water from evaporating into your basement. A lid is also important to stop stuff from falling into the sump and clogging it.
For this homeowner, our design specialist installed a new TripleSafe Sump Pump system to keep the basement dry. This sump pump includes an airtight lid, a floor drain, a pump stand, and a pump alarm. The alarm lets homeowners know if their pump has failed and they're in danger of being flooded. The water that enters through the sump pump will then be discharged through 2 lines from the basement and away from the home.
This basement had quite a few issues, with the main one being mold. The major issue was water entering the space, mainly through wall cracks. In a small area, a little water feels like a really big issue and a large amount of water means real trouble. The homeowners knew their basement had issues, and finally, enough was enough. They gave Healthy Spaces a call and Design Specialist, Damon Cheatham, came out to the home and did a thorough inspection.
A WaterGuard system would be installed around the perimeter of the basement to catch water and take it directly to the new TripleSafe sump pump. From there, the water would then be taken outside and released throughout the LawnScape outlet. The homeowners also decided to add IceGuard on to this in case the line would ever freeze, the water would still be able to come out of the basement.
For the appearance factor of their new, dry basement, CleanSpace was placed on all of the walls. CleanSpace wall coverings provide an economical mold and mildew resistant layer to brighten up the space, and new expertly installed egress windows allow more light in and provide an emergency escape in the event of a fire. New double pane EverLast basement windows were also installed in the basement. These windows won't ever rot, rust, or even need paint. These windows won't ever ruin your finished basement from water running in.
Homeowner Sandy, from Sturgis KY, didn't use her basement for much. What she did use it for was the storage of miscellaneous and seasonal items. When she would go down there, she always thought it had a musty odor but didn't think of the things that could be growing in the warm and damp climate. Water would also sneak into her basement during storms and showers, occasionally leaving a puddle. Sandy finally decided to get professional help to see what could be done about these issues.
Healthy Spaces sent a Design Specialist, Bob Roberts, to Sandy's home to meet for her free inspection. During this meeting, Sandy mentioned that she wanted no more water intrusion and wanted to make her basement a healthy and safe place to be. Sandy agreed on installing a WaterGuard system. This piping system collects water at the perimeter of your basement and safely drains it into an unseen sump pump.
Sandy's basement is now clean and dry so she can use the space for storage, recreational purposes, or to finish for additional living space.
This Fairfield, IL family used their basement as storage for decorations, exercise equipment, and old keepsakes. They started to experience water intrusion a couple of years ago, but they didn't think it was anything to worry about, but they learned they were wrong. The crack that once started small had grown, allowing a decent amount of water to get into the basement every time it rained and stormed. The homeowners were tired of worrying about the "what if's" and gave us a call.
Design Specialist, Damon Cheatham, was sent to the home to do a thorough inspection. After he was finished, he concluded that the basement would need a few upgrades to keep it dry. First, a WaterGuard system was installed. This system is buried into the perimeter of the basement and covered with concrete so you can't see it. The water that is caught from the WaterGuard goes directly to the port, and it drained into the new TripleSafe sump pump and released through the discharge line. They decided to install longer discharge lines to keep the water flowing away from the home. Lastly, they installed a CleanSpace wall barrier acts as a barrier to keep mold and moisture out of the basement.