This home in Newark, DE had a real issue with the basement leaking. When DryZone's inspector Johnny Scarborough arrived, he quickly saw something the needed to be fixed. Most of the downspouts around the house emptied onto a driveway or sidewalk, but not the one on the back of the house. This downspout drained only a foot or so from the house. Basically it was creating a funnel to direct the rain to one spot of the home. The downspouts out front hit the concrete driveway and drained away. The force of a heavy rain coming from this area was almost the same as a fire hose directed right at the foundation. Is it any surprise that the basement leaked and flooded really bad in this area? By extending the downspout out and away from the home, the rain water won't cause such a problem. It is a great way to help out your basement drainage system.
DryZone was able to create a safe walking area for this homeowner.
Most people think that painting the basement walls is a good idea. It is a good idea, if you want to paint them again...and again. Wouldn't you rather have a permanent solution that looks fantastic? The BrightWall system isn't like "finishing" the basement but it does provide a clean and bright look to an otherwise dark and scary place. It is easy to clean and won't chip off like paint. Even better than the look is the vapor barrier aspect. BrightWall acts as a great vapor barrier and will never mold or smell. Any moisture that seeps in through the basement walls is stopped on the back of the panels and stays out of the air. If you have a waterproofing system, such as WaterGuard, the panels can tuck right into it so the water has a place to drip.
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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.
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.
No wonder this homeowner has issues with water entering her crawl space, you can clearly see the standing water in the entrance to the crawl space. The solution for this homeowner was to install a Turtl crawl space door. The Turtl is a durable plastic crawl space access well that we offer as part of our crawl space vapor barrier system. Providing an airtight cover, it serves as a crawl space access well and door combined!Made to replace those old concrete, wooden, or metal crawl space access wells, it's just what you need for a more attractive and long lasting choice.
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.
This homeowner contacted DryZone knowing that they had an issue under their home in their crawl space. They lived in their home for 15 years and they knew the amount of moisture in the air was causing the insulation to fall onto the ground. They did not realize that this could also cause mold to grow. These homeowners were extremely happy when DryZone came for an inspection and gave a solution to this problem.
Dryzone installed a dehumidifier into the crawl space, which helped keep the crawl space dry & clean. The dehumidifier helps control the temperature of the crawl space, which ultimately keeps the mold out of the area.
After DryZone finished the job, the homeowners were happy with the clean space in their crawl space. Now they can live each day knowing their crawl space is mold and moisture free!
The homeowners of this basement in Whaleyville, MD experienced water damage in their basement. They started to notice water in their basement each time it rained outside, which left them with a musty smell in their basement.
This was the last straw for the homeowners, and they decided to give a call to DryZone. Our team inspected the homeowner's basement and found several issues that needed to be addressed.
DryZone then decided to install a SuperSump Pump, TrenchDrain, and instal insulation on the walls. This allowed the water to have a place to drain to and not damage the rest of the basement.
The homeowners were extremely pleased with the outcome of their basement. They ended up contacting us about their basement and said how happy they were with the results of our work.
This crawl space in Whaleyville, MD was a mess. The open vented crawl space allowed for mositure, insects, animals, debris, and unwanted water to enter the crawl space. The homeowners knew mold would start to grow if this continued to happen. That is when they decided to contact DryZone.
DryZone took an inspection on the home and discovered that the homeowners were exactly right and our team came up with a solution. To keep the moisture and unwanted things out of the crawl space, DryZone suggested an EverLast door, dehumidifer, water drainage mats, and wall liners.
The homeowners were pleased with the outcome of the project and they were more than happy that DryZone suggested these products to use. By adding these products to the crawl space, this will help protect their home all year around!
This homeowner contacted DryZone knowing that they had an issue with their crawl space. They started to smell mold in their home and they figured it was coming from their crawl space. DryZone came to the Stockton, Maryland property for a FREE inspection and discovered that this crawl space had severe water damage. This was a project that our DryZone team could definitely fix.
Going into the rainy season of spring, the crawl space was getting worse. DryZone decided to install a drainage mat, entrance drain, smartsump pump, and an iceguard. On top of installing these products, DryZone also removed the falling insulation and the debris from the surface of the crawl space.
Once the project was finished, the homeowners were extremely satisfied with the outcome. Most importantly, they were happy knowing they were in good health because the water was gone as well as the mold!
This basement in Stockton, MD flooded every time it rained. The homeowners were becoming concerned with their own health as well as their children and animals because the musty mold smell started to come up from the basement and throughout the upstairs of their home. This seems to be a common problem with many basements that DryZone helps fix. In order to keep the water from making its way onto the floor, DryZone needed to give the water a route to exit out of the basement.
After installing a TripleSafe sump pump system, this basement remains dry even during the heaviest of rains. Wall liners and insualtion was installed to keep the water and mold off the walls. Now the basement is in much better shape and the homeowners are satisfied with the smell of their home again and they no longer need to worry about their childrens health or their animals!
DryZone loves stories like this one because our goal is to help homeowners live in a water and mold free home! From Delaware to Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylavia, we are here to help!
The homeowners of this basement in Stockton, Maryland experienced water in their basement even on days that it did not rain outside. This left the homeowners with a musty smell coming from their basement and into the rest of their home. At this point, the homeowners could not take the mold smell any longer. They decided to call DryZone to come take a look at their property through a free inspection.
The inspection was exactly what they needed to help solve their problem. DryZone suggested a drainage mat, wall liners, dehumidifier, and a SuperSump pump for their basement. The next step was to install the SuperSump, which has a powerful Zoeller 1/3 horsepower cast-iron sump pump. This pump is capabel of pumping 2,220 gallons of water per hour at an 8-foot head out of the basement.
These solutions for this wet basement will help to keep the basement dry ALL the time!
This home in Showell, MD needs a lot of help in their crawl space. The amount of water damage in the crawl space is enough to cause a serious problem for the homeowners. They contacted DryZone for a free inspection because they were lost on what to do next and they hear about us through a friend in the area.
After contacting DryZone, we were able to repair their crawl space and get rid of the water damage, awful smell, and the mold. How did DryZone do this? By installing a water drainage mat, dehumidifier, and removal of debris and insulation.
This crawl space in Showell, Marlyand was a disaster. The homeowners experienced mold in their crawl space as well as debris and unwanted animals such as mice. The mold started to increasingly grow and they did not know how to solve this problem. At that moment, they called DryZone for help.
Dryzone was able to help these homeowners by installing a dehumidifier, water drainage mats, and wall liners to the crawl space. The DryZone team also removed the debris and insulation that covered the crawl space floor.
The crawl space in Showell, Maryland had mold and water damage. These homeowners came to DryZone with a few concerns becasue they were planning on selling there home but once they saw the crawl space under their home, they decided they needed a little extra help to get the home on the market.
The first step DryZone took was installing a water drainage mat into the crawl space. Next was installing the wall liner throughout the crawl space as well as a dehumidifier. With all three of these products installed in the crawl space, there is no reason why these homeowners would not be able to see their home!
The crawl space in Massey, MD is experiencing water damage and the homeowners are concerned about the problem growing worse. They contacted DryZone to fix the problem and our team suggested installing several products to keep the water out. This included a water drainage mat, interior liner, SaniDry CX, and Turtl.
Now the homeowners are not experiencing moldy smells throughout their home and do not have to worry about water damage.
In Kennedyville, MD the crawl space is experiencing a large amount of water damage, which is causing mold to grow. The best way to solve this problem is by installing a water drainage mat, interior wall liner, EverLast door, remove debris, and seal the vents.
After installing these products, the homeowners have not experienced problems with mold or water.
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.
Someone may wonder why a crawl space encapsulation is essential for a home. The answer is quite simple; to protect your investment. Your home is typically your biggest and most valuable investment you will ever make throughout your lifetime. Why destroy that investment with a nasty crawl space? DryZone loves to protect homes by encapsulating their crawl spaces and preventing the area from the mold, water, moisture, and more.
DryZone helped these customers protect their investment by encapsulating their crawl space and now they never have to worry about the condition of their crawl space because they are in the hands of the DryZone team!
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.
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.
The homeowners in Pocomoke City, MD are experiencing moldy odors throughout their home and they are not sure the best solution to get rid of the moisture and smell. Luckily, the homeowners contacted DryZone to inspect the home and find the problem. Right away, DryZone noticed the mold odors were coming from the crawl space under their home. The best way to get rid of these problems is by encapsulating the crawl space and installing a dehumidifier to take out the moisture and keep the air dry.
The homeowners in Pocomoke City, MD had a bad feeling about their crawl space because they had not seen the inside of their crawl space in several years. Luckily, they contacted DryZone for a free no-obligation inspection to take a look at the crawl space and find the problem and provide a solution for the homeowners. While DryZone was inspecting the property, a few problems were spotted such as water, falling insulation, debris, and moisture. DryZone suggested installing a dehumidifier to keep the air dry and moisture free. Along with the dehumidifier, DryZone suggested installing the interior liner CleanSpace, water drainage mat, and TripleSafe sump pump.
We all know that mold is a very, very bad thing. It's another to know that your crawlspace is affecting the very air you breathe in your home!
This nice couple in Berlin, MD had a damp and wet space for mold to start growing and growing on the wood beams and the insulation.
With the CleanSpace encapsulation system, and the Hydrolink drainage system, the humidity could be controlled better reducing any risk of airborne spores floating around irritating these homeowners.
If you think you have mold in your crawlspace, give us a call for a free estimate to fix your home, the right way!
This homeowner in Berlin, MD checked their crawlspace time and again and knew that there was a minor water problem on one side of the home.
When their doors started to stick inside, they knew that the crawlspace was probably the issue. With a call to DryZone, they found out they needed a little more than just a vapor barrier on the ground. Our System Design Specialist took measurements, pictures and even used special equipment to see what the relative humidity percentage was under the home. Our team member also checked for signs of mold and rot.
Before starting the project, we removed the batt insulation and some debris from under the home. We then fully encapsulated the crawlspace with CleanSpace liner, installed a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier, and installed a condensate pump.
Not only does this homeowner have the peace of mind about their crawlspace, they also have annual service maintenance available every year to check up on the equipment!
This homeowner in Ocean City, MD took the first step in protecting their investment by giving us a call! With our help, they are starting the encapsulation process by having us lay down drainage matting first until they are ready for the full encapsulation with CleanSpace liner, a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier and a TripleSafe sump pump.
This homeowner in Berlin, MD was tired of the musty smell and mold in their home. They called DryZone to come out and investigate their crawlspace to see what could be done. We used CleanSpace liner, a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier and a TripleSafe sump pump to fix this crawlspace like new!
This homeowner now says that the mold and musty smell are no longer in their home and it has been life changing!
Flooding crawl spaces can cause foundations to become damaged over time. This Berlin, MD homeowner noticed their crawl space needed some repair and was worried about the foundation. After a free inspection from DryZone, it was discovered that the water and high humidity caused some sagging in the floors. DryZone did a full encapsulation of the crawl space to bring down the moisture before installing Smart Jacks to lift and stabilize the floors above.
This homeowner needed a better way to get into the crawl space. Before, the only way to view the crawl space was through a rusty vent that was not large enough for a person to crawl through. If they wanted an encapsulation, they needed an entrance large enough. DryZone expanded the vent hole to create an appropriately sized entrance. Around the entrance, they made a pit that was equipped to drain water away from the crawl space instead of leaking into it. Now they can have their crawl space encapsulated, and regularly serviced.
Having a nice space to do your work can help you be more productive. When groundwater started coming into this homeowner's basement office, he knew he would not rest until something was done to fix it. He called the basement waterproofing experts at DryZone to repair his space and protect his office. DryZone added a WaterGuard french drain around the basement and a CleanSpace wall system to help guide water to a sump pump.
Groundwater rises and falls with changing seasons. For this Newark, MD church, groundwater seemed to always be high, and over time caused a musty smell in the building. They had installed a sump pump to try ad control the water, but the water vapor from the ground seemed to linger and started making the floorboards weak. When a DryZone design specialist looked underneath the church, it was discovered the floorboards were starting to rot! DryZone encapsulated this crawl space to block out moisture from the earth and protect the wooden floorboards.
Too much water in the crawl space made this homeowner worry about the health of their home. DryZone suggested a strong sump pump to pump out groundwater when it floods the crawl space.
Proper drainage can increase the life of your basement. For this basement, there was nothing draining out groundwater or leaking rainwater once it entered. This homeowner started getting more and more frustrated seeing water puddle in the basement whenever it rained. DryZone suggested a better drainage system to redirect water to a sump pump instead of allowing water to puddle.
When foundations settle, they sink into the ground below them. When this happens, it typically occurs unevenly and one side can settle faster than another side. As a result, openings can form between foundation bricks and sill plates. The opening that is created allows air to enter the crawl space. Air entering a crawl space is full of moisture and actually attaches to insulation, causing it to become heavy and fall down. This moisture can also feed microbial growth that clings to wooden joists. DryZone suggested a full clean of fiberglass insulation as well as sealing those gaps between the foundation and sill plate.
If floors become unlevel slowly over time, it can possibly go unnoticed. This Berlin, MD homeowner did not notice her kitchen floors sloping but quickly noticed her windows sticking when she opened them for some fresh air. She had her home assessed and was informed the sticking window was a sign of foundation failure. She called the experts at DryZone, wondering what else she was not noticing about her home's foundation. DryZone inspected the crawl space and noticed high moisture was causing the wooden floorboards to become weak and sag 1/2 an inch. While this measurement was small, it could quickly become worse. After inspection, DryZone scheduled a team to level the floors and strengthen them for good!
High humidity was always a problem in this Ocean City, MD home. these homeowners started to notice when they came to the area to visit, they would notice dampness in the air. DryZone came to the rescue by encapsulating the crawl space and adding a dehumidifier.
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