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The front porch of this home was not only sinking in and becoming an eyesore, it was actually sinking in to the foundation's piers causing them to crack. The porch was lifted back to level in approximately 7 minutes. It not only took care of the eyesore, but relieved the stress being put on the home's foundation. A video of this project can be found on our YouTube channel. You can watch the porch come back to level as you watch.
Despite not having standing water, the moisture was high enough in this crawl space to cause the hardwood flooring on the first level of the home above the crawl space to ripple, buckle, and even pop out of place in some areas. A full encapsulation system was installed which included a sump pump and dehumidifer.
This front stoop had sunk down inches, causing an extreme trip hazard for this family!! Take a look at these INCREDIBLE before and after pictures to see the MIRACLES our Polylevel crews can work for you!
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Harry D. and his wife Ann of Germantown, TN built their house 43 years ago. They have been married for a little over 50 years and are well into their 80's. It has become hard for Harry to move around the driveway because of the unevenness. They are entering the time in their lives when it’s time to think about downsizing and selling their home. They know that repairing the driveway will allow them to sell quickly and receive full value for the home.
This is the original driveway, and it is in great condition. Since their house is on the top of a hill, they included a retaining wall during the home’s construction, and their driveway comes up to the side of this wall. Ann has had anxieties about this getting worse. After a thorough inspection, we proposed a permanent solution for the driveway. Harry and Ann loved this and were excited to finally solve their issues.
Ann talked to our specialist for about an hour, telling him about all the work that Harry had poured into the house over the last 40+ years. Recalling when the home was built, they had appliances and wood that were being stolen, so Harry would sleep in the back of a station wagon for weeks with a gun to protect their investment. This has made it difficult for Harry to think about downsizing and letting the house go. Ann is ready to move on, but for Harry to make the move, the next place must be perfect.
Our concrete crew, led by concrete expert Tommy, used our PolyLevelTM Concrete injection system to lift, level, and stabilize the driveway. They also filled all cracks and joints with our NexusProTM crack and joint sealant. This will keep water from penetrating beneath the concrete, causing soil erosion. This concrete repair job has given Ann the peace of mind that she deserves. She can be confident the driveway is stable and isn't going anywhere. Harry can be sure, whether he decides to stay or go, that his driveway is safe.
This homeowner wasn’t concerned with the condition of the crawl space until the water and humidity issues began to affect the beautiful wood flooring in the downstairs on the home. They started to notice rippling in some places of the flooring. In others, the boards were expanding and contracting with the changes in dampness below them. One picture shows where boards started to come up altogether.
Our inspector found that the crawl space needed to be fully encapsulated. The system included drainage matting, Cleanspace liner, a Sani Dry sump pump, and a dehumidifier. Click here to learn more about how all of these parts of the encapsulation system work together, and why they are all necessary.
In the end, the homeowner was pleased that any water that would enter the crawl space would be diverted to the sump before it can cause problems, and the dehumidifier would keep the air conditioned in an appropriate manner. They were further pleased that as the system began working, and the flooring began to dry out from the underside, some of the aesthetic issues with the hardwood floors went away.