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Francisco has been an integral part of the All-Dry of the Carolinas team starting in 2003. He started out as a helper and was then promoted to a foreman in the Production department of the company. His three-man crew installs both waterproofing systems and crawlspace encapsulation, but specializes in foundation repair. Francisco also works as a Foundation Repair System Designer for All-Dry, working with homeowers to find solutions to stabilize their homes.
In his spare time Francisco enjoys spending time with his family and playing soccer.
CleanSpace is such a great product and makes any crawlspace look brand new! This home in Black Mountain had some much-needed help to get it to a healthy and moisture-free crawlspace. This crawlspace was completely encapsulated to prevent moisture from coming in and mold growing.
The "before" picture shows a crawlspace in desperate need of repair. You can see in this picture that several things are out of place and don't provide for a healthy crawlspace. First off, You can see the hanging insulation. This is usually never a good sign, it usually means that enough moisture has gotten into the insulation and pulled it down, making it sag or fall. You can also see the exposed earth, with the old liner pulled back. A lot of moisture in crawlspaces actually come from and are caused by the ground.
The "after" photo shows the difference that CleanSpace can make in a crawlspace. Our crew came in this crawlspace and treated it like Extreme Makeover: Crawlspace Edition. After cleaning up the crawlspace by removing the remaining insulation and moving bricks/rocks, they began to install the CleanSpace Liner. As you can tell, the CleanSpace makes the crawlspace brighter and overall, more appealing. Not only does the crawlspace look better, but it is protected. This homeowner does not have to worry about moisture, water, mold, or anything having to do with his crawlspace ever again! Oh, and the cable guy will love working in a crawlspace like this!
This homeowner called All-Dry just in time! Their home had several issues that needed to be addressed sooner, rather than later. They had problems from sagging floors, to a damp crawlspace. In order to correct these problems, our Service Design Specialist recommended several products like; CleanSpace Liner, SmartJacks, Drain tile, a SmartSump, and several other products. While the only product you will see in these pictures is the CleanSpace, several other products were installed to either solve other problems or to assist CleanSpace in its job to keep water and moisture out of the CrawlSpace. If you would like to see a few other pictures from this job, click here.
The "before" photo shows what the crawlspace looked like upon our initial inspection. While we have definitely seen worse crawlspaces, it was not in the greatest condition. While looks do not always matter when something looks as good as CleanSpace AND can provide much better protection you can not help but think that looks do matter!
The "after" picture shows the crawlspace after our products had been installed. However the only product that is actually visible is the CleanSpace. You can see just how big of a difference it made though. One small, but important detail is the covered vents. You can not actually see the sealed vents in the after photo, but they are very obvious in the before photo. Vents let outside air in, which is something that we definitely do not want, the difference in air temperatures and relative humidity can cause condensation to form, which brings even more water into the crawlspace.
Nexus Pro is a newer product that we have been using more recently. It is an excellent solution to sealing cracks in outdoor, concrete foundations like driveways. On this particular project, the driveway began cracking because the earth under it was shifting, which was causing cracks in both the driveway and the retaining wall. Our crew used wall anchors in order to prevent any further shifting.
However, there is no good way to get rid of the cracks other than to replace the entire driveway, or do some concrete patchwork. These are both bad ideas because to replace the entire driveway would be expensive, and to do patchwork, you would still run the risk of it cracking. Therefore, the best option for this homeowner was to use Nexus Pro. While it doesn't make the cracks disappear, but rather seals them.
As you can see in the after photo, the Nexus Pro makes quite a difference and helps to protect the driveway. It is unlike other sealants in that it resists drying out, bubbling, and cracking. It is a much longer lasting product than other sealants. Once the Nexus Pro completely dries, it is duller and isn't as noticeable as it is in the second photo.
We get to see a lot of basements in our line of work (who would've known!), and while this one doesn't seem like it is in that bad of condition, it was having some water intrusion issues. It was severe enough that rather than only installing WaterGuard, we had our crew also install CleanSpace wall, which catches more water along the wall.
The "before" picture shows what the basement looked like before the products were installed in the home's basement. Again, although it does not look too bad, at times there was pretty severe water intrusion, so the homeowner wanted to make sure that they would be protected. This was even more important to the homeowner because they used their basement quite often. This is definitely a decision that the homeowner will not regret, as they will pretty much never have to worry about water in their basement again. With an annual visit from our Service Technician, they can make extra sure that everything is running properly!
The "after" photo shows the same area but with all of our products installed. The first thing that you probably notice in the picture is the CleanSpace, which is the white material that covers most of the basement wall. This is definitely an important part of the system because it helps to collect any water that comes through the basement wall. However, the real difference is made through the next two products; the WaterGuard and SuperSump pump. The WaterGuard is actually in the floor, so it can't be seen, however, it runs along the perimeter of the basement and collects all of the water that runs down the CleanSpace. The water then drains down to the sump pump, where it is pumped outside to an area where there is no risk of the water coming back towards the home.
This was a pretty average crawlspace job for us. Fortunately for this homeowner, there wasn't an excess of water, moisture, or mold. However, they did need to encapsulate their crawlspace, as well as have a SantaFe Edge dehumidifier and a SmartSump pump. These three products, working together, provide a very safe and secure system to keep moisture and water from getting in and staying in the crawlspace.
The "before" photo shows off what the crawlspace looked like when our Service Design Specialist was at this home. As you can see, the area wasn't flooded or filled with mold, but it definitely could use some touching up. While they already had an existing liner, it was not sealed correctly and left a lot of room for moisture to get into the crawlspace.
This "after" picture shows off the same area, but with the CleanSpace liner installed. The difference is amazing. First off, you can actually see under the home now. The white, reflective surface of the CleanSpace allows light to reflect easier and light up the crawlspace much better. Not to mention, the protection that this system provides the home is amazing. Especially with the sump pump and dehumidifier, this homeowner will never have to worry about moisture or mold in their crawlspace.