This home owner called DryZone due to sagging floors. During our inspection, we found high moisture content in the wood, along with high humidity reading throughout the crawlspace. The homeowner previously had power vents installed, and the vents brought more moisture into the crawlspace.
DryZone installed CleanSpace, a new dehumidifier and several new screw type jacks called Smart Jacks. The whole process only took a few days, and the results were felt right away.
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What a difference a few days make! DryZone will transform your Delmarva crawlspace to a more useable, clean and energy efficient area. DryZone is the Authorized dealer for CleanSpace a crawlspace encapsulation system that was invented by Basement Systems. When you have this new vapor barrier installed, your home will be dryer and the air will be cleaner. Having a more comfortable home is not always an easy task. There are many companies on the Eastern Shore that want to tell you to open the crawl vents and place new 6 mil plastic under your home, DryZone has a different and much needed approach. We believe in blocking those foundation openings and utilizing a real moisture barrier. Along with and appropriate dehumidification, your home will not have those musty smells and you should begin to save money on your heating and air conditioning costs.
DryZone services all homes on the Peninsula including Wilmington, Middletown, Milford and Salisbury. Ask to have a free inspection done of your crawlspace by one of our Design Specialist
A couple from Middletown Delaware wanted to make their basement better than it was. DryZone had the perfect solution for them. We installed WaterGuard around the perimeter of the home to act as their "French Drain" once this was done, Brightwall was installed over the foundation walls and new Everlast windows were installed.
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Do you have a crack in your foundation? Is your foundation settling or sinking? Are the walls in your basement bowing in? If your foundation needs help you can trust DryZone, LLC to help repair your foundation. Our years of experience and industry-leading products and services from the Foundation Supportworks network allow our foundation repair specialists and geo-technical experts to provide a custom solution to resolve all of your foundation repair needs.
If you have sinking or settling concrete at your New Castle home or business your uneven surfaces can prove to be unsightly, but more importantly you have a tripping hazard. Maybe a slab is leaving a shed or air conditioner unlevel. Our PolyLevel® concrete lifting polymer injection solution can resolve your uneven concrete problems. PolyLevel® is less intrusive than the traditional slab jacking or mudjacking methods and can be completed in less time. Contact us today for a free quote!
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.
This homeowner in Newark started to notice creaky floors and doors that were not shutting correctly. Understanding they they had structural issues they called DryZone to see what they could do. After their home inspection they realized that the best solution would be to install Smart Jacks. These will help to stabilize and lift the home. Structural damage like this is usually caused by wood rot and moisture in the crawl space. As the moisture enters the crawl space, mold can grown and begin to break down the organic wood material. The weight of the home begins to crumble fro the ground up. Smart Jacks help to stabilize the home so that for years and years this homeowner won’t have any issues with the floor joists. The clean space system will insure that no more moisture will enter the crawl space.
This home had serious signs of water damage and water seepage through the walls. When water seeps through the walls this means that the soil outside of the home if rich in moisture and during large periods of rain seep through the concrete. Concrete is a not a waterproof material, so then they build homes they add a water proof tar outside of the home. Over years that barrier breaks down and water can begin to leak in through the walls. Many times contractors will suggest that Derek, their system design specialist, suggested a few things that will help keep their basement dry and rid of moisture that did require digging up the whole yard! First, they needed a place for the water to drain, installing the WaterGuard Systems gives the water a space to go that will direct it to the SuperSump. This ensures that the water will be directed to the correct place. In addition the homeowner choose to instal bright wall. BrightWall Panels are durable 4 by 8-foot sheets of rigid plastic paneling that are clean, bright, and won't come off the wall like paints and sealants will. BrightWall stops water vapor from getting through your walls and also drains away any wall leaks down to your WaterGuard. BrightWall is perfect for a clean and bright storage area or work space.
This basement in Wilmington had standing water in their basement. They had been dealing with the problems for years and had even resorting to raising their washer and dryer up to avoid the water. Finally fed up the homeowners called the experts, DryZone. We inspected the basement and came up with a solution for the homeowner. First they needed to address the standing water issue. The homeowners needed a way for water that was seeping up through the footer and the floor to be directed to the sump pump. For their basement the right choice was Flangeless WaterGuard. The water that is seeping through the floor and into the basement will now be obsessed into the WaterGaurd System. They installed a TrenchDrain near the door and an inspection port to allow our service personnel to clean and service the system. As well the homeowners needed a place for the water to go and discharged out of the basement. They went with the SuperSump pump. The SuperSump includes a powerful Zoeller ⅓ horsepower cast-iron sump pump, capable of pumping 2,220 gallons of water per hour at an 8-foot head out of the basement. They also installed a IceGuard discharge line. Many sump pump discharge lines are susceptible to freezing during the cold winter months. Our IceGuard discharge line protection prevents this from happening, with no need for the homeowner to do anything. This specifically designed grated adapter is located outside where the discharge line exits the house. If the pipe underground freezes in the winter, water can still be pumped out without the worry of backups into the basement.
Current homeowners know the difference that having their crawl space encapsulated with CleanSpace does for their home. This homeowner built a new home in Middletown and wanted to make sure that their crawl space was going to be dry from the start. After the home was completed DryZone came in to encapsulate the crawl space and add a SuperSump. This will make sure that their home is healthy and dry
These reading were taken in November. You can see that the reading just out side of the crawl space has low humidity reading. The reading taken inside of the crawl space is much higher. Mold grows at 60% humidity and is sustained at 50%. For this homeowner the solution was to install SaniDry and to encapsulate the whole space.
Ever wonder why you have higher heating bills in the winter? Once reason could be the warm air escaping through the floor joist and into the crawl space Our system design specialist bring with them various tools to help illustrate to homeowners various issues in and under their home. This image taken by a thermal imaging camera shows that there is a significant heat loss coming through the floor joists from the main part of the home. On this day the relative temperature outside the home was 72 degrees. Inside the home you can see that the blue is the coldest reading at 57 degrees, the green is the heat that is coming from inside the home into the crawl space. Lucky for this homeowner the problem was noticed before the winter. Now they will be able to keep their feet toasty and their heating bill low by insulating the crawl space with SliverGlo.
The Crumpton, MD pool deck is in need of some PolyLevel lifting. The concrete has started to sink and the homeowners are nervous about their friends and family around this tripping hazard. DryZone came to inspect the property for a free no-obligation inspection and came up with a solution for the homeowners. With DryZone's Polylevel injection, the sinking slab will raise back to its desired level.
In Crumpton, MD, the foundation needs a steel girder and SmartJack installed. The homeowners are concerned about the foundation that is holding up their home. They contacted DryZone to take a look at their foundation and crawl space with a suggestion on the best way to go about this problem. DryZone came up with a solution to install the SmartJacks and steel girder into the crawl space. Now the homeowners feel safe with the SmartJacks installed and holding up their home.
The crawl space in Galena, MD needs to be encapsulated and the homeowners are concerned about this area of their home. They contacted DryZone for a free no-obligation and we came with a solution for these homeowners. A crawl space encapsulation is exactly what the homeowners needed and that's what we did.
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.
The concrete sidewalk in Wilmington, DE was experiencing cracks and sinking slab. The homeowners were disappointed in the way their sidewalk looked and that is when they decided to contact DryZone. The homeowners are very happy with their decision to contact DryZone because now they are able to walk on their driveway without worrying about tripping or stubbing their toes.
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.
DryZone was contacted by homeowners in Bear, DE about their concrete sidewalk. They were experiencing a tripping hazard because their concrete stairs were sinking in one area and not the other. DryZone came out to inspect the property and saw the issues these homeowners were having. Right away we suggested our PolyLevel foam injection, which simply lifts the concrete to the desired level. Now the homeowners no longer need to worry about tripping, stubbing their toe, or having an ugly eyesore for their guests to see.
The homeowners in Wilmington, Delaware are experiencing troubles with their sidewalk. The concrete is sinking which is causing the front porch pillars to come apart from the concrete step. The best solution for these homeowners is to hire DryZone for the job. DryZone injected the PolyLevel foam into the concrete and the sidewalk was able to rise to the desired level.
The front porch in Bear, DE is experiencing a sinking problem. The homeowners are concerned about their safety as well as the safety of their guests. This may cause a tripping hazard or stubbed toes. DryZone suggested PolyLevel for these homeowners because it is the best way to raise concrete back to the desired level without tearing apart the front porch and replacing the concrete.
The sidewalk in Wilmington, DE is sinking and the homeowners are concerned with their safety. Along with their safety, the homeowners want their stairs to look presentable and not an eye-sore for guests. DryZone is definitely the company for the job! The homeowners are happy with the outcome of the leveled stairs and the peace of mind they have since the work has been completed.
The home in Middletown, DE is experiencing problems with the sidewalk and the homeowners need DryZone to fix the sinking slab! The entire sidewalk has sinking parts of concrete and the slabs are separating from one another. DryZone has the solution to lift the concrete and create an equal, leveled walkway.
The concrete deck behind the Wilmington, DE home is sinking in different places. The homeowners are concerned with this problem that is continuing to occur and they want a solution right away. DryZone suggested the PolyLevel foam injection for the concrete deck instead of tearing apart the deck.
Now the homeowners are satisfied with their deck and no longer need to worry about sinking or tripping hazards!
In Townsend, MD the homeowners are concerned with their front porch. They need a solution to lift the concrete and they do not want to go through the pain of replacing their porch. DryZone suggested the best solution for them, which is the PolyLevel foam. The PolyLevel foam raises the concrete to the appropriate level by creating a small hole the size of a penny and injecting the foam into the concrete slab.
In Claymont, DE the homeowners are concerned with their wet basement. The water is seeping in through the walls and the floor is starting to flood with water. This is an older home but they do not want the damage of the water in the basement to affect the rest of the home. They want to keep the integrity and value of the historical home. DryZone came to inspect the basement and saw the water issue. DryZone suggested installing a sump pump, trech drain around the perimeter, waterguard, ice guard, and thermal wall pannels.
Now, the homeowners are pleased with the work that was done to their basement because they no longer need to worry about problems with thier home.
Crawl space repairs are essential when a home is experiencing mold and water damage. This homeowner was experiencing it all and they needed a solution right away. Luckily, the homeowners contacted DryZone and we were able to visit their home in Claymont, DE and see the problem in their crawl space. The mold was growing, insulation was falling, and the ground was filled with water. DryZone had a perfect solution for these issues, a crawl space encapsulation.
Crawl spaces were not designed to have mold, water, and debris but this one does in Claymont, DE. Luckily, the homeowners heard that DryZone is the professional when it comes to crawl spaces and they gave us a call for a free inspection. After DryZone came out to the home, we saw the problems that were occuring in the crawl space and knew right away that the only solution would be a crawl space encapsulation.
Delaware City, DE homeowners are experiencing troubles in their crawl space. Not only is the air extremely moist but the insulation is falling and water is filling the ground. The smell of mold is captured within the home, which is coming from the moisture in the crawl space. DryZone came to help the homeowners solve this problem with the solution of a crawl space encapsulation.
What causes a homeowner to contact DryZone? They do it for the love for their home because it's their biggest investment. Your home is not built to have mold, water, and other damages underneath your floors. DryZone was contacted by these homeowners in Delaware City, DE because the mold was starting to tear apart the wood in the crawl space and the homeowners were truly concerened with this problem for the sake of their health and home. DryZone suggested a crawl space encapsulation to keep the water and mold OUT!
The crawl space in Odessa, DE is not in great shape. The interior liner that was installed before DryZone visited was extremely thin and did not make an impact on the crawl space. The homeowners want to get rid of this liner and install the CleanSpace interior liner which is 20 millimeters thick. The other products that will be included in the crawl space is a dehumidifier, TripleSafe sump pump, and water drainage mat.
There are four steps to totally eliminating the dirt crawl space from having any negative effects on the rest of the house. Step 1. Fix the water leakage (If there is one) with DryZone's TripleSafe sump pump, 2. Isolate the house from the earth with DryZone's interior CleanSpace liner, 3.Seal the vents and other outside air leaks with DryZone's vent covers, 4. Dehumidify your crawl space with DryZone's SaniDry CX dehumidifier.
The homeowners in Odessa, Delaware knew this was the best idea to solve the problem and they trusted DryZone to keep their crawl space safe and secure. After the installation, the homeowners are more than happy with the outcome!
This homeowner called DryZone to inspect their crawlspace and the joists underneath. Luckily, our DryZone System Design Specialist found a BIG problem - a rotten floor joist from the kitchen to the bathroom - but had a BIG solution for our homeowner!
With a SmartJack System installed, the above floors could be lifted to their original position and reduce that floor "bounce" the homeowner was feeling. The installation included supplemental beams and 10 SmartJacks to support the home better than that rotten floor joist.
This homeowner in Wilmington, DE was in need of some basement waterproofing. We installed WaterGuard, a sump pump and a CleanSpace wall system to prevent any water damage or flooding in the space. If any water did enter the basement, it would flow down into the perimeter drainage system and out the sump pump.
This homeowner in Newark, DE wanted to seal their joints around their pool before the winter months. With NexusPro joint sealant, we sealed the joints to keep the water out! The flexible joint sealant also tolerates a wide range of temperatures, helping preserve your concrete longer and reducing cracking.
This homeowner called DryZone with an interest in finishing her basement. She typically would use a small corner of the basement for exercise and the rest of the basement was too dark to use. After noticing piles of boxes collect, and moisture in the air increasing, she knew she needed more than just drywall. The experts at DryZone knew that the best solution would be to finish the basement with EverLast wall panels. EverLast panels are easy to remove in sections but are mold resistant and well insulated to not only look great but protect the environment.
This homeowner noticed their front sidewalk seemed to be separating from their house. After an inspection, it was discovered that the sidewalk was sinking on one side causing a noticeable gap in the seams. Once the gap was formed, water intruded the seam and washed away dirt underneath the sidewalk, causing it to sink even faster. With PolyLevel, the sidewalk slab was lifted back to its original height. To complete the project, DryZone sealed the seams to prevent water from going underneath of the slabs.
Rainy seasons always sparked worry for this Wilmington, DE homeowner. Every time there was a heavy rain, the basement ended up flooded and unusable for storage. The homeowner even became used to finding ways to waterproof and protect items that would end up stored downstairs. A DryZone Design Specialist saw the origin of the water and offered a solution for a drainage system as well as a dehumidifier. Insulated and waterproof foam board was installed on each wall to guide water into a french drain that surrounded the basement. Now the basement is ready to use for worry free storage.
Noticing sinking and crooked concrete slabs around the house inspired this homeowner to call DryZone for some repairs. The slabs leading to the driveway and entrance of the home were leaning in different directions and had large gaps in the seams. After DryZone took some photos and did some measurements, they scheduled a day for the PolyLevel team to come out and repair the sidewalks. Now, the slabs are level and the seams have been sealed to protect the ground underneath from eroding further.
This homeowner called DryZone knowing they were in need of foundation repair. When a design specialist came to the home for a free inspection, it was discovered the home was in dire need of repairs. The production team was able to send a crew of experts to lift the falling floors. Now the floors are not only restored to a level but are stronger than before!
Cracks in a basement wall can be concerning. Once water starts to leak through the crack, it can cause more to worry about. With FlexiSpan, Crack repair is more than sealing a crack, its waterproofing the space so any water that breaks through is contained to prevent further cracking.
This homeowner had a crack in the wall and noticed it after seeing puddles of water on the ground. After pulling away the basement insulation, it was obvious where the water was coming from. Trying to seal the crack on his own only made the problem look worse, and did not stop the water from coming. He knew he needed the experts in waterproofing and foundation repair to seal this crack the proper way. Now the finish looks great and the crack is contained.
Over the years, this homeowner had noticed a horizontal crack in their basement walls. It had been something they noticed and turned into something they ignored. Once they put the house on the market, an inspector informed this homeowner the crack could cause the wall to bow inward. After speaking with a DryZone design specialist, it was explained the crack had already caused doors to stick and windows to become almost impossible to open. Because the crack had started causing structural damage to the home, they knew they needed to repair it as soon as possible. DryZone installed a carbon armor wall reinforcement system to stabilize the foundation and prevent further bowing in the future.
This homeowner called in with a concern for his back porch. He noticed there was a side of the porch that started to sink, and as a result, pull away from the home. It had begun pulling away from the home enough to let animals underneath of his home. He knew he needed the void filled and his porch to be leveled to avoid tearing down and starting again. After learning that PolyLevel only requires a small hole and lifts from underneath,he knew that would be the perfect solution for repairing his concrete porch.
Basement flooding had turned this unfinished basement into a space that could no longer be used. Instead of relying on this extra space for storage and laundry, this homeowner avoided the basement as much as possible. After a storm, the homeowner went to the basement to check on the sump pump. The sump pump was not working at all and started to cause muddy puddles on the floor. She knew she needed a better sump pump and waterproofing system to keep puddles from happening in her basement. DryZone improved the drainage of water by adding WaterGuard around the perimeter of the basement. The drain led water into a sump pump which then forced water out of the basement. Now there are no more puddles filling her basement.
Basement waterproofing has always been a dream for this Delaware City, DE homeowner. She always wanted to use her basement for extra storage and possibly a recreation space. However, her primary goal was to get her basement waterproofed so high moisture wouldn't damage her belongings. She turned to the experts at DryZone for a better system in her basement that would assist in removing ground water and humidity.
This St Georges, MD homeowner's dream was to have a finished basement. She trusted the experts at DryZone to build her the perfect finished basement to utilize her space underneath her home. DryZone suggested a Total Basement Finishing system. With easy to clean and mold-resistant walls and plastic-based waterproof flooring, it is easy to maintain!
Basement windows are essential for letting light into a dark basement. For this New Castle, DE homeowner, the windows in the basement were old and stained yellow, barely allowing any light in. With finishing the basement in plans for the future, replacing the windows was the first item on the to-do list. DryZone removed the old windows that were placed without ledges and sealed with deteriorating spray foam. DryZone installed EverLast windows with bright white frames and are easy to open if needed.
After building additions on this Bear, DE home, the homeowners started noticing settling in parts of the home. It was evident that backfilling soil caused cracks in the foundation when the additions were built. DryZone leveled the home by adding a strong support underneath the footing of the foundation. Helical Piers are placed under the footing of the home as stable support to the foundation.
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