When this homeowner was starting to find mold upstairs and soft spots in the flooring, they knew they needed to call DryZone to fix their home. This homeowner would regularly pump out the rain water and the musty, damp smell was starting to affect the air upstairs.
With a SmartSump pump, a drainage system and drainage matting, this homeowner can be reassured the water from raining won't stay under their home!
A home owner who lives in Camden Wyoming, DE called DryZone to come inspect the damage in their crawl space. There was a lot of mud, insulation falling down, debris, and the covering that they had been placed on the ground was not properly secured. DryZone came out and removed the old insulation, and replaced it with new insulation. DryZone also installed the CleanSpace vapor barrier to reduce the moisture from the dirt floor. The homeowners can now enjoy a dry, clean and useable space.
Exposed dirt and musty air go together like peanut butter and jelly. The best way to make your house smell less like a mildew farm is to dry out the crawlspace. The CleanSpace liner is super thick and durable. It will lock out almost all the little air leaks and keep the moisture in the ground where is belongs. Once the air is dry, the smells will fade. So if you want to dry out your house, make it healthier and happier, and even lower energy costs, you should call DryZone for a free estimate today.
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This homeowner's sidewalk was dangerous and hard to navigate. When dealing with settling of this nature, the typical response is to either rip up the concrete and replace or to use mud jacking to raise the slab. Ripping up the concrete and be costly and can still have settling down the road. As well it takes time for the concrete to cure and the pathway wouldn't be passable for some time. This is a huge inconvenience for the homeowner. Mud jacking is an old approach to leveling concrete that that is not always reliable and causing a huge mess and clean up. This involves drilling a hole into the concrete and pouring more concrete under the slab.
Rather then using these two approaches, the homeowners chose to use PolyLevel. This is an innovative way for DryZone to lift and level the concrete. Using a 2 part compound, we drill a small, dime sized holes in to the concrete, inject the PolyLevel compound and slowly raise the slab to the desired level. This takes a matter of minutes and is ready for traffic within 15 minutes of curing. Josh Richmond our PolyLevel foreman was able to successfully raise the slabs and create a safe walking area for the homeowners.
PolyLevel injection has so many uses. Similar would be the application used to raise 300 feet of busy Route 1 highway near Middletown and Dover.
The homeowners of this house noticed a crack in their foundation from the outside while they were planning to sell their home. Inside their home they had a finished basement with drywall on the walls. They had never noticed the crack inside their home before but after the inspection a large crack extending from the top of the foundation to the footer was revealed. Further inspection revealed that the side walk to the front door had settling as well.
A crack of this nature is typically caused by water intrusion and slab settling. Foundation are typically made of 3 parts. The footer, the floor and the wall. When there is water seepage and settling of the soil outside can cause the home and foundation to move. This is why you might see cracks inside your home or doors and windows that are hard to open and close. When you notice a crack it is important to get it repaired, the longer you wait the bigger the problem is going to be. Hiding the problem by patching over drywall cracks or tuck-pointing in bike or place are only band-aid fixes. There real problem still exists and hasn’t been solved. The cracks will re-apprear, more repairs will be made, and soon you will have a patch over a patch over a patch.
For this homeowner the fix was to install 6 push piers in the basement to put the house back into its original position. Push piers are made if steel and are driven deep into the soil to defrock or another stable soil layer. Push piers can ofter close cracks and improve the operation of doors and windows. This is a solution that will solve the problem once and for all and involves minimal disturbance from installation.
This home in Dover had a slab that was in need of lift. When a slab settles especially around the house. It can cause major problems for the homeowner. Water can be directed towards the home and can cause foundation issues, crawl space or basement water seepage, and further settlement of the soil around the house. A innovative fix to this is using the PolyLevel Injection Foam. This way the homeowner didn’t have to rip up the slab and cause little disturbance or inconvenience to the homeowner.
DryZone was approached by Manny Carrar concerning the Governor’s Mansion Guest House, also known as Hall House regarding a water leakage issue in the basement of the mansion. This home was built in 1790 and has been a historic figure in the capital of Delaware ever since. Through our previous government projects, the Hall House heard about our professional waterproofing work and decided to give us a call. We have worked with companies such as Paradise Grill, Assawoman Canal Bridge, Johnson Victrola Museum, and more. DryZone came out to the property to take a look at the problem and discovered there was more than one issue regarding the basement. Water leakage from the basement walls was not the only issue but we also found unleveled flooring throughout the basement. DryZone had to come up with a solution to dry the basement and keep the floor leveled while keeping the historic integrity of the Victorian mansion.
DryZone specializes in many products but the specific ones we used for this project was TrenchDrain, TripleSafe Sump Pump, and IceGuard. When deciding on which drainage system to use, DryZone chose TrenchDrain to maintain the historic integrity of the home. Also, the homeowner wanted a product that would not stick up out of the ground but instead stay at ground level. TrenchDrain goes into the floor and levels out with the rest of the ground while allowing water to flow straight into the drain. The TrenchDrain sits in a TrenchLock with little cups and balls that seal air from the ground. When water flows in, the balls float up and let the water down, and then reseat when it’s over. From there, the water will go into the pipes which flows through the TripeSump Pump. Lastly, the IceGuard was installed to the outside of the home for the water to flow out of the basement. The major benefit of the IceGuard is that water can only flow outside of the basement and cannot come back into the home.
DryZone is glad that Manny Carrar called us when he did because we were able to solve the problem with their basement immediately and effectively. Now downtown Dover has a safe Governor’s Mansion Guest House and water damage is no longer an issue.
The beautiful deck in Rock Hall, MD is experiencing sinking concrete as well as a large crack. The homeowners are concerned about their friends and family tripping on the crack. DryZone came to inspect the property and saw the crack on the deck of this home. DryZone injected the PolyLevel into the concrete and the deck rose back to the desired level.
The crawl space in Galena, MD needs a lot of work. The crawl space is filled with water damage and the homeowners are concerned about the area under their home. Time for DryZone to clean up this mess!
After DryZone installed the waterproofing products such as the drainage mat, interior liner, and dehumidifier the crawl space was dry.
The homeowners in Galena, MD are concerned about their crawl space and the foundation that is holding up their home. They contacted DryZone about their concerns and our team came to help solve the problem. The SmartJack® Crawl Space Stabilizer is an adjustable supplemental support system used for sagging crawl spaces.
After the installation of the SmartJacks, the homeowners are pleased with their foundation and do not have to worry about sinking foundation anymore.
The sidewalk and stairs at this beautiful home in Betterton, MD are starting to sink and the homeowners need help on how to fix this problem. They contacted DryZone looking for a solution. We introduced PolyLevel to the homeowners and they were pleased with the results of their sidewalk and stairs. Look at the beautiful concrete leading to this home!
The crawl space in Colora, MD has been encapsulated and the area is no longer filled with debris, insulation and moisture. Notice in the first picture how the insulation is falling down, debris is filling the crawl space floor and there is no interior liner on the walls or floor.
After DryZone encapsulated the area, it is obvious that the crawl space is in excellent shape! What a difference this made for the homeowners. Now they do not have to breathe in mold or feel moisture coming from their crawl space.
A concrete slab can become frustrating after constantly tripping over the cracks. What should you do in this situation? The answer is simple, contact DryZone with these issues! As you can see from these pictures, the concrete slab is sinking and the homeowners are concerned because the soil and the concrete are not at the same level. DryZone suggested injecting PolyLevel because we are able to raise the sinking slab and fill the area where the soil and concrete do not meet.
The homeowners in Lewes, Delaware are experiencing problems with their front porch. There is a significant amount of sinking for the front porch.
After DryZone injected the PolyLevel into the concrete porch, the slab rose to the desired level. Now the homeowners do not have to worry about tripping hazards or an ugly eyesore.
Polylevel is the best way to raise sinking concrete. In this case, the homeowners were experiencing sinking concrete and cracks in their stairs before entering their home. Their concerns grew as the crack became deeper and wider. They knew the best solution was for someone to come out and take a look at the issue. DryZone came out to the property and saw the problem right away. With that, DryZone also knew the right answer right away, PolyLevel foam injection.
In Magnolia, DE the front porch of this home is sinking. The problem is continuing to grow worse and the homeowners want a solution right away. DryZone suggested our PolyLevel foam to raise the concrete porch and the homeowners loved the idea but now they LOVE the results! Look at the amazing difference between these images. You are able to clearly see the concrete slab that was raised because of the PolyLevel foam injection.
In Dover, DE the sidewalk and driveway needed to be injected with PolyLevel foam. This is the best solution for a quick and less expensive concrete raise. A lot of homeowners will have their concrete torn apart and replaced but that is very time-consuming and expensive. After the homeowners heard about PolyLevel foam they could not resist this option!
The homeowners in Marydel, DE are experiencing water problems in their crawl space and desperately need DryZone to come out to the home and take a look. Right away, DryZone knew the best solution for these homeowners was a TripleSafe sump pump, SaniDry CX dehumidifier, water drainage mat, and interior liner. With all of these products installed in the crawl space, the area was destined to stay dry all of the time. Now the homeowners do not have to think about the water in their crawl space because it is gone for good!
Marydel, DE homeowners are experiencing a nasty crawl space and they need the problem to be solved right away. What is the best way to fix a nasty crawl space? The answer is simple, DryZone can encapsulate the crawl space with a water drainage mat, TripleSafe sump pump, interior liner (CleanSpace), and a dehumidifier. With all of these products in the crawl space, the area will stay dry and clean all of the time! The homeowners liked the idea of staying dry and clean so they decided the crawl space encapsulation was the best solution for their problem. Fixing a crawl space will benefit the home and the homeowners. Living with the constant reminder that the crawl space is a disaster is not worth the stress.
Insulation is falling, water is filling and mold is smelling. Why would anyone want to live with these problems in their crawl space? These homeowners in Marydel, DE definitely did not want to live with these problems any longer. The homeowners contacted DryZone to take a look at their home and see how we could fix their crawl space because they could not live with the problem any longer. DryZone showed them the right solution for the homeowners, which included a TripleSafe sump pump, CleanSpace interior liner with matting, and a Sanidry air system/ dehumidifier. The problems with the insulation, water, and mold are completely gone and the homeowners do not have to worry about these problems occurring ever again.
Concrete crawl spaces are not the solution. DryZone recommends a product called "CleanSpace", which is made to perform to all the requirements. CleanSpace has multiple layers of plastics with different characteristics of flexibility and puncture and tear resistance. CleanSpace is bright white, which dramatically transforms your crawl space from the nasty pit it was to one you wouldn't hesitate to slide around in. These homeowners wanted CleanSpace for their crawl space as well as the TripleSafe sump pump to keep the water out. Also, installing a dehumidifier in the crawl space was important to them because they needed to keep the area dry to prevent moisture and odors.
A crawlspace with fiberglass insulation is not in better shape than a crawl space without because the insulation begins to fall just as you see in these images. The moisture in the crawlspace is extremely powerful and the insulation absorbs the moisture but when the insulation is filled it begins to fall down, which creates the debris and mess in the crawl space. In Marydel, DE, the crawl space needs the insulation, debris, and moisture to be taken care of. DryZone helped these homeowners by removing the insulation and installing a condensation pump to keep the air dry.
This homeowner was already a satisfied member of the DryZone family. Having been pleased with our service before, he knew that when it came time to address his bare dirt crawl space, we were the only people to call. Team DryZone came and installed CleanSpace and a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier to this crawl space. This encapsulation guarantees that with regular service, this homeowner will not be in need of an update for the next 25 years! A happy return homeowner!
This homeowner had a serious problem. The slab driveway pad that led to the garage had sunk 3 inches from the garage entry sill. This caused a huge crack to form across the driveway and prevented the homeowner from being able to safely use their garage. Rather than remove all of the concrete and pour a new slab, this smart homeowner contacted DryZone. Our hard working crew of concrete professionals arrived and used PolyLevel to lift the slab and repaired the cracking with NEXUS Pro. This homeowner now has a driveway that can be used and the value of home is increased.
Standing water and high humidity were negatively impacting the life of this home and the health of these homeowners. DryZone cleaned out the big box store plastic which has been tossed on the ground of this crawl space and installed CleanSpace floor and wall liner along with drainage matting. Block Vents and an EverLast Crawl Space Door will keep the outside air out. A SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier will condition the air inside this crawl space eliminating condensation.
This crawl space was negatively impacting this home. The crawl space was completely unconditioned. This always hurts a home due to the stack effect, all of that poorly tempered and unhealthy air rising up into your home. In this case, that is even more impactful because the crawl space had an open entrance to the basement. The toy cars that our inspectors found on the free inspection of the home was evidence that this space had a LARGE impact on the family's lives and health. The dots in the initial pictures are the reflections of the water droplets in the air caused by the extreme high humidity that this crawl space had. CleanSpace with drainage matting was installed in this home along with SilverGlo foam which blocked the inside of the vents and made a huge difference for these homeowners!
This nice couple in Felton, DE were aware there was a problem in their crawlspace for quite some time. They knew something was definitely wrong when they noticed their floors were colder than normal and a smelly odor was coming from just outside the crawlspace door.
With a call to DryZone, they were able to get their crawlspace looked at to see if the problem was as bad as they thought. We treated the crawlspace with Shockwave, which helps prevent mold and dilute that damp smell and also installed the CleanSpace Encapsulation system.
Goodbye cold floors, stinky smells and mold!
There's nothing better than a sunny space in your home to read a book, spend time with family or just relax. But most of us don't necessarily think of a sunny space being in your basement!
A nice couple in Camden Wyoming, DE decided to replace their old, rusted window wells with the SunHouse Basement Window Enclosures to let in more natural light to brighten up their finished basement.
Not only do they let in more light, they also keep dirt, debris and water from getting stuck or splashing up against the basement windows. A win win!
This homeowner in Smyrna, DE is having their forever home built and want everything to look good, even their crawlspace access!
With DryZone's help, this homeowner had the Turtl installed to help control the crawlspace environment with no leaky joints. It will never rot or corrode, creates easier access to check underneath your home and is even lockable! The Turtl is the ultimate crawl space access entrance available in three attractive colors.
This homeowner called DryZone to save their game room space from flooding and destroying their ping pong and pool table. Their old sump pump was going off every 10 - 15 minutes and without a new solution, the basement would flood quite quickly ruining their whole game room!
With the TripleSafe sump pump with an exterior discharge pipe, this homeowner can be reassured that their space will be dry for years of enjoyment!
There's nothing worse than having a beautiful yard and pool area with uneven concrete creating tripping hazards for your friends and family. With the PolyLevel system, you can repair sinking concrete in just a day!
Rather than a mixture of concrete and mud, this method uses high-density, lightweight, structural-grade polymers to lift, level and stabilize slabs.
Because PolyLevel does not present the same issues as mudjacking or concrete replacement, it can be easily used in a variety of applications from a sinking driveway or uneven sidewalks to an unsafe pool patio or pool deck.
Who would have thought this would happen?? Our house isn't that old!
Many homeowners say these things when they notice their concrete shifting and becoming uneven on their property. Over time, what was once level and strong weakens and fails, but why?
Concrete is strong and durable and is used from airport runways to the sidewalks in front of your home. But eventually, concrete can crack and settle. Sometimes, the soil below your slabs is poorly compacted, other times it is too dry or wet. Your weather, type of soil in your location, and how the concrete slab site was prepared all affect your concrete slabs on your property.
Concerned about your concrete? Call us to schedule an appointment, which includes a free estimate!
Crawlspace access wells are often ugly, deteriorated and filled with rain, leaves and debris. The doors can rot and don’t have an airtight seal, compromising your relative humidity in your crawlspace along with the chance of water creeping in.
The Turtl is:
- Clean & Dry
- Strong & Durable Through Harsh Weather
- Safe, Secure & Lockable
- Looks great
- Available in Brown or Green
If you want a clean, convenient access to your below-grade crawlspace, the turtl is for you! It’s made from rigid plastic so it will never rot, rust, corrode or need paint. It’s built to last and looks great on your home! Call us at 1-855-554-5001 for more information.
This family in Smyrna, DE had a musty smell in their home that started to really bother everyone and heighten their allergies.
With a call to DryZone, we were able to find their crawlspace was very damp and needed to be taken care of as soon as possible! The ductwork was dripping with water and some water was pooled up in different parts of the crawlspace, which can lead to mold growth and even rot of floor joists.
We installed CleanSpace liner, a SmartSump and a SaniDry Sedona to keep underneath their home dry and moisture free. After installation, the family noticed quite a difference in air quality in their home and the musty smell was gone along with a lot of allergy symptoms!
Drooping insulation, mold on wood, and moisture in this crawlspace made for some bad news for this couple. After a call to DryZone, they were reassured that fixing the problem now, the right way, would be the best to protect their home from the damages of water and moisture.
The good news for this family is that we CAN fix it! After their inspection, the family and DryZone teamed up to create the best plan of action to keep the crawlspace controlled.
First we removed all the batt insulation that was soaking wet from moisture. We then installed CleanSpace crawlspace liner, a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier and a condensate pump to keep the water out of the crawlspace for good. To control the space even more, we installed an EverLast crawlspace door and blocked all the crawlspace vents from the inside.
This family can now rest easy knowing that their home is protected the RIGHT WAY, with DryZone!
This homeowner knew that the best thing to prevent water and moisture in your basement is to prevent it at the very beginning!
With our WaterGuard system around the perimeter and a SuperSump Plus sump pump installed before the concrete is even poured sure made it easier for us!
After the concrete is poured and the home is fully built, we will then install a dehumidifier to fully control the space.
After remnants of a hurricane and several tornados ripped through Delmarva, this homeowner lost power, which led to their whole basement flooding from their sump pump not working. With his thousands of jazz cds and books on the line, he found DryZone online to help save the day!
We installed a new TripleSafe sump pump system and installed our Total Basement Finishing products to make sure that his basement wouldn't be ruined again! With our ThermalDry flooring and EverLast wall system, his basement wouldn't be affected by water, mold or moisture. And with his TripleSafe sump pump (3 sump pumps in one) and a battery backup, the odds of another major flood in his basement are slim to none!
This homeowner in Smyrna, DE had no idea what was lying underneath their home. With a call to DryZone, a System Design Specialist came out and found they needed some control with the help of our products! With CleanSpace liner, a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier, and 2 TripleSafe sump pumps, this crawlspace will be controlled of moisture and any water! Another homeowner protecting their investment!
This Felton homeowner called in and asked if DryZone had any suggestions to improve the crawlspace of her home. Due to the number or piers under her home, she wanted to be sure they were protected from moisture damage. The walls, floor, and piers were all wrapped in CleanSpace and a SaniDry dehumidifier was placed to control the humidity underneath the home.
After noticing a significant amount of water in the crawlspace, this Clayton homeowner called DryZone to see where the water was coming from. After a free, no obligation, inspection from a Design Specialist, DryZone realized there was a crawlspace entrance that was not sealed off and allowed water to pool in during heavy rain.
The crawlspace was wrapped by CleanSpace and a dehimidifier was installed. To prevent more water from coming in, DryZone installed a window entry well around the entrance of the crawlspace. Then, a TripleSafe sump pump was put in place to expell of any water that entered.
Peter A. called DryZone after seeing the encapsulation work done in his daughter's home. His main goal was improving the high moisture content in his crawlspace. After a free inspection, the Design Specialist at DryZone noticed some areas where air was coming in.
To resolve the issue of high moisture and proper insulation, a thick and waterproof insulation was installed on the brick foundation. Lowering high humidity was resolved by adding drainage matting as well as a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier.
Every heavy rainfall turned this Houston, DE home into a flood zone. This homeowner knew she needed better drainage and a sump pump that could take on heavy rainfall. After a free inspection, DryZone installed a basement drainage system that led to a TripleSafe sump pump. With added CleanSpace on the perimeter of the basement, this home is ready for any upcoming storm!
Pool decks can sink at a rapid pace due to water going between concrete slabs. This Felton, DE homeowner realized the tripping hazard surrounding their pool was getting worse and worse every year. With DryZone, the pool deck is not only level, but the seams are sealed to prevent water from washing away dirt underneath causing more sinking over time!
With a thin vapor barrier and lots of falling insulation, this Felton, DE home was letting in much air from outside. Because of this, the humidity levels changed constantly, causing microbial growth and inviting insects to live underneath the home. DryZone saw evidences of high humidity during the free, no obligation, inspection. To correct this, the crawl space needed to be completely sealed off from the outside with CleanSpace. After sealing, DryZone installed a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier to control the environment.
Water intrusion in your crawl space causes more than just high moisture in the air. This Harrington, DE homeowner called DryZone after noticing their floor supports seemed to be sinking. After an inspection with a Design Specialist, it was discovered the dirt was eroding around the supports which caused them to sink lower. DryZone encapsulated the crawl space to control the moisture and improved the support of the floors by adding smart jacks to stabilize.