Meet Tim Runyon- President and CEO. Tim and Stacey Runyon started their business 11 years ago and are so grateful to watch Swat Pest grow to almost 50 employees. As an Evansville native, he graduated from Harrison High School and has a son, Brandon, who is the companies Technical Director and Entomologist.
Tim's favorite movie is Tombstone -" I am your Huckleberry" and his favorite quote is " If you have the faith of a mustard seed, you could move mountains". His favorite hobby is having fun leading people. Tim says," I love my job, every day I get the opportunity to coach."
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This Vine Grove, KY crawlspace was experiencing numerous issues. From this access well, rainwater was entering the crawlspace and creating a mold problem. Pests and vermin were able to access the crawlspace, too, which added to the overall discomfort in the home. The homeowners were reporting several telltale signs of mold and fungal intrusion and exposure: low indoor air quality, an increased relative humidity in the home, frequent allergy attacks, and smells emanating from the HVAC system and crawlspace.
After installing a safer, more secure access well and Everlast crawlspace entry system, the homeowners were able to keep groundwater out. In addition, they elected to install a CleanSpace liner and SaniDry dehumidifier. "This complete system has completely revolutionized our home. It's easier to breathe and our furnace doesn't kick on as often!" said the homeowner.
As you can see in these pictures, there's a huge difference between a crawlspace with an old black plastic vapor barrier and a CleanSpace installation! One of the benefits of a CleanSpace system is that it is guarnteed against rips, tears, or water on top of the liner for 25 years. The white surface of the Cleanspace reflects light instead of absorbing it (like that old black plastic), making a brighter crawlspace experience!
Here, you can see the old sump pump system before the installation team replaced it. The pump does not have a lid, which created a bad situation--when the pump became overwhelmed, it simply allowed the water to pour out on top of the liner!
In the second picture, you can see that the installation team has completed the installation of a cast-iron Zoeller® sump pump with a reliable liner, a sump alarm, and a battery back up system. The SmartSump and the CleanSpace are designed to fit together in a way that keep moisture in the pump, not on top of the liner.
These Henderson, KY homeowners were very concerned about the stability of their foundation wall. It was bulging out due to swelling soils. The soil was swelling because groundwater was present. That created another problem--leaking walls. The homeowners met with Damon Cheatham of Healthy Spaces and together, they designed a cost-effective, custom solution to both problems.
First, the installation team would jackhammer out a trench around the perimeter of the basement to install Waterguard, a french drain-like system, that would capture the wall and floor moisture and direct it into a sump pump to be removed from the basement. Second, the installers would place a wall moisture direction system called Brightwall on to the walls. This will direct the wall leakage into the Waterguard before it comes into contact with the interior basement air. This will keep the relative humidity lower and reduce the risk of mold growing in the basement. Brightwall also has the added benefit of making the basement look brighter and cleaner--a real wow experience! Third, the installation team installed several Powerbraces along the wall to stablize and reinforce it. The Powerbraces are secured at the top and bottom to provide a rigid and structually sound reinforcement to the block wall. As you can see, it looks like a completely new basement.