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While we deal with water intrusion and waterproofing issues on a daily basis, however something that we don't get to see nearly as often is when a basement is actually flooded. This is pretty much the worst case scenario of a home with a basement, but it is still something that we are able to take care of. Our system is able to handle a significant amount of water, even more so than this homeowner had experienced.
This photo does not quite do this situation justice with the amount of water that got into the basement. The main source of water intrusion was through this basement door that didn't really have any way of preventing water from getting in. When there would be heavy rains, the water would run down to the lowest area (the door) and would begin to slowly make its way into the home. The homeowners realized how big of an issue that this was and wished to get it taken care of as soon as possible!
Fortunately we have seen and waterproofed basements that were similar to this one and some that were even worse off. So when this homeowner came to us to see if we could help, we knew that we could. The product that has been installed in the photo is TrenchDrain, which is integrated into the WaterGuard system in areas that are prone to more water flowing over it (i.e. doorways). Now any water that makes it past the door is immediately captured by the drain and taken off to the sump pump!
When it comes to chimneys, most people worry about bats or birds moving into them, but our All-Dry of the Carolinas team worry about something else entirely. Once a chimney ages, it will settle according to the foundation of the earth. Gravity takes over and begins to cause damage to the structure. In this case, the chimney had started to tilt away from the home. But with the help of Push Piers our All-Dry of the Carolinas’ team was able to give the chimney the extra strength it needed!
The ways that homes are built are not always helpful in keeping the crawlspace or basement dry. This is one reason why so many people require our services. This particular basement was having a lot of water intrusion through the walls of the basement. Since the homeowner was looking to make the area a more livable and usable space, they wanted this problem to be taken care of for good.
The "before" photo shows what the area looked like before our crew came out to install our products. The most obvious sign that this homeowner needed this system, in this photo, are all of the watermarks on the bottom of the wall. The white marks are minerals that are left behind when the water evaporates. This is never a good sign, and was part of the reason that the homeowner was concerned in the first place.
The "after" picture is a much different story than the first photo. You can see all three of the main products that were installed in the basement. The most obvious one is probably the CleanSpace Wall, which is the white liner that goes around the bottom few feet of the wall. This helps to drain the water to the WaterGuard. The WaterGuard is a drain that runs around the perimeter of the basement and collects the water that comes through the wall. The water then drains through the WaterGuard to the SuperSump pump system, where it is then pumped outside and away from the home. These three products do such a great job in keeping basements dry, and are usually pretty simple and easy to install.
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If your home is facing issues such as a settling foundation, wet basement, or damp and moldy crawl space, then you've come to the right place. For over 25 years All-Dry of the Carolinas has been solving basement, crawl space and foundation issues for homeowners throughout Asheville,NC and the surrounding area. As the exclusive dealer in Asheville for both the Basement Systems Network and Foundation Supportworks Network, we're equipped with innovative products and solutions that are designed to keep your home safe and dry.
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This home in Asheville, NC was getting water in their basement/garage. Water would come from under the stone foundation and down the walls and flood the basement. The homeowners had tried to fix the problem on their own by adding a sump pump, but their pump was unable to meet the demands of keeping the basement dry. They called us at All-Dry of the Carolina and we had our design specialist David Listovitch, go out to the home to give a free estimate.
When David got there he saw how the water was getting into the space and recommended to the homeowners our permanent interior waterproofing products that we offer here at All-Dry of the Carolinas. David suggested to the homeowners that they have WaterGuard, a SuperSump, CleanSpace Wall, and a dehumidifier added to the basement to help stop the water.
This home in Asheville, NC was experiencing water getting into their basement. This was becoming a huge problem for the homeowners because the basement was being used as a storage space. The water would bubble up from the ground and come down the brick wall of the basement. Once the water started coming into the basement, moisture levels began to rise. This amount of moisture was getting in the air and starting to damage the items that they had in the basement.
This started to become a big problem for the homeowners so they called us at All-Dry of the Carolinas and we sent out our design specialist, David Listovitch. David was able to give these homeowners some suggestions on how to waterproof this space. The homeowners decided to go with our company and have us install WaterGuard with a SuperSump pump to fix this problem.
WaterGuard is the most effective and reliable way to solve wet basement problems permanently. This is a piping system that is made specifically for basement to resist cogging from the dirt under the floor. WaterGuard intercepts water at the perimeter of the basement and drains the water unseen into whichever sump pump is placed in the basement. WaterGuard is installed by jackhammering around the perimeter of the basement down to the footing and creating a trench for the WaterGuard to be placed in. The piping system has a 3/8 inch wall flange that is designed to be pushed against the wall to catch water that comes down the wall. Once the WaterGuard is in the trench it is covered with gravel to stabilize the drainage system and then covered with concrete to make it invisible. The WaterGuard is connected to the SuperSump pump at the lowest section of the basement; the SuperSump is also under the ground like the WaterGuard. The SuperSump Pump is one of the best pumps on the line and is able to pump up to 2,650 gallons of water an hour. It is also equipped with a Water Watch Alarm system that sounds off if water rises above the point of where the pump should turn on. The SuperSump pump then flushes out the water into the yard through the LawnScape outlet.
Together with these products our All-Dry of the Carolinas team was able to make this basement dry again for the family. They could now use their basement as a storage space without fear of anything getting damaged.
This home in Asheville, NC was getting water in their basement which was resulting in the homeowners having to replace the floors every few months. They called us at All-Dry of the Carolinas to check out their issue. When our design specialist David Listovitch went to the home and recommended WaterGuard, a SuperSump Pump, and Ice Guard to solve their water issues.
As you can see this crawlspace is covered in dirt and mud. Water was coming in through the walls, into the crawlspace and puddling in the floor. To resolve this issue All-Dry of the Carolinas cleaned out the space and added a SuperSump to pump water out of the crawlspace. Clean space was then placed over the crawlspace as a moisterguard.
All-Dry of the Carolinas focus on a variety of different issues, from water to foundation work, our team can take care of it all! In this case in Asheville, NC our team had to do a combination of both waterproofing and foundation repair. Water had begun to seep into the crawlspace and the owners were unable to locate the source of the water. On top of the water issue, the house had a foundation issue which needed to be resolved. In the before pictures you can see were the ground is covered in dirt and an old liner. There is clear foundation damage on the retaining wall in the crawlspace along with an obvious bulge.
Our team at All-Dry took several steps to take care of this home. First, the crawlspace was cleared of dirt and the old liner. Silver Glo Insulation was added to the walls to help work as a vapor barrier. Smart Jacks were then installed to give the floor joist a support to keep the home’s floors from sagging. Wall anchors were buried deep into the ground and then connected to the retaining wall as a source of support. Drainage matting was then put down over the crawlspace followed by CleanSpace. A remote alarm was then added to their sump pump which would alter the homeowners of any water entering the space. Overall, All-Dry did a wonderful job at fixing this home’s issues.
Gravel, regardless of the stone used, is no real barrier. People often think that when they have a dirt crawlspace, the best course of action is to cover the dirt with rock. And, honestly, it does make the place look better. But a crawlspace isn’t a dirt road. It’s a part of your home. Every bit of moisture the dirt allows to pass into the space fills the air and worsens the humidity. A high humidity level causes several things to happen to your home. The doors stick and swell. The carpets become damp and smelly. The floors buckle and you invite dust mites right into your home. Again, the gravel covering the dirt floor does nothing to stop this because it cannot prevent the water vapor from rising out of the dirt. It’s that simple.
Asheville, North Carolina homeowners experienced this predicament first-hand with their crawlspace. They’d gone with a dirt floor—which was the first mistake. Moreover, they also had open vents in the space. These vents not only allowed outside air to travel into the crawlspace, but they also allowed the moisture ridden, crawlspace air to travel throughout the home and causes they issues listed above.
The insulation did nothing either. It only became a victim of the moisture filled air. Something had to be done, the owners realized. Eventually, after a brief internet search, they found All-Dry of the Carolinas.
We were able to set them up with a free estimate and have our Design Specialist, David Listovitch, meet them at the home. He concluded that the crawlspace needed a few products to rid it of the moisture. Our crew installed our CleanSpace liner, an EverLast Door, an Aprilaire 1850 dehumidifier, wrapped the piers with the liner, and removed that moisture filled, useless insulation.
After our crew was finished, their crawlspace was unrecognizable, but, most importantly, it was moisture free.
This home in Asheville, NC was experiencing major water issues in its basement. The homeowners, not sure of where it was coming from, decided to give the experts at All-Dry of the Carolinas a call.
Not only were the block walls letting in water, but the walls themselves were bowing, leaving strings of cracks all along the basement’s surfaces. Looking closely at these pictures, we can see the damage.
Pushed into the craters of the wall, we can see evidence of efflorescence. This is all you need to see to know that water has been coming into space through the walls. Now the cracks, while minute, contribute to a much larger issue. Eventually, these small cracks could compromise the entire home’s stability. To combat this issue, our Design Specialist prescribed a few products for the home’s basement.
To capture the water creeping through the walls, we installed WaterGuard, a piping system that is hidden beneath the cement of the basement floor, made level and is recovered with cement. The WaterGuard is then connected to a sump pump, our patented SuperSump Plus, and it deals with pumping the water out of the piping and away from the home. The discharge lines are also well protected with Iceguard, a fitting that goes outside the home and automatically ejects the water away from the exterior wall in the event that the pipe freezes.
To stop the cracking of the walls, we also installed Carbon Armor Fiber Strips. They are a material that is sealed to the walls to prevent further bowing. It’s less obtrusive than other methods and can be concealed with simple paint or drywall.
Altogether, the basement is in much better shape now.
Many people may not realize just how serious water intrusion, high humidity levels, and foundation issues can be. Homeowners often know of a problem for several months, sometimes even years before they have the area looked at. The biggest problem with this is that with the issues that we help take care of usually will get significantly worse with time.
The owner's of this particular home didn't immediately notice anything wrong with their basement, but over time the problems became more and more noticeable. They looked around to see who could help them out and ended up calling All-Dry of the Carolinas to come to take a look at the home. Our System Design Specialist noticed two main issues in his inspection; water intrusion through the walls and some cracking in the wall. In order to solve these issues, our Specialist suggested having CarbonArmor Straps to address the wall cracking and a WaterGuard drainage system to take care of the water getting in through the walls.
The homeowner thought these would both be great solutions to the problems that their basement had and wanted to get the work done as soon as possible. We were able to get a crew out to the home and begin the installation. The crew started first by installing the CarbonArmor straps on the wall. They help to stabilize and prevent the wall from bowing any further. After that was taken care of, the crew moved on to removing the concrete floor nearest to the wall to be able to install the WaterGuard drain. The crew mixed new concrete to cover up the WaterGuard and this homeowner no longer needed to worry about foundation or water intrusion issues in their basement!
Mold in the crawlspace of a home can be extremely unsettling for many homeowners because it can cause health problems especially for children and older adults. Mold is usually caused by too much moisture in the area, whether it be a crawlspace or basement. There are many different ways that water can get into crawlspaces but the most common are from the ground and also from water soaking through the walls of the crawlspace.
This crawlspace was full of moisture and mold, which led the homeowners to inquire about a solution to this unfortunate problem. They weren't aware of the issue until they noticed a large puddle of standing water in one of the corners of the crawlspace. We had one of our System Design Specialists head out to the home to figure out what best would take care of the problems that this home was experiencing. Our Specialist figured out what the best option for the homeowner and suggested the homeowner go with a full CleanSpace encapsulation.
The crew did an excellent job with the installation of this system. They started out by digging out an area for the TripleSafe Liner (with the alarm) to be installed in. This liner had an alarm in it that runs from the crawlspace up into the home so that if there happen to be any leaks, the homeowner can be notified. The crew also had to remove all of the insulation under the home because it was completely soaked in water and had mold growing on it. After this was done, the crew went on to seal up the crawlspace with our CleanSpace liner, which helps to separate the crawlspace from the earth. This is the most important part of the installation because the crew has to make sure it is properly sealed. Last but not least came the SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier. While the CleanSpace does a great job of keeping moisture out of the crawlspace, the Sedona is there to make sure that any moisture that does make it into the crawlspace is quickly taken out of the air!
If you're in Asheville, North Carolina or the surrounding area and are having similar problems as this homeowner or issues with your basement, please contact us today! You can do this by either filling out a customer contact form here or by giving us a call at 864-9984-2308.
This homeowner called into the office after looking around on our website, and saw that the systems that we installed would be almost perfect for the problems that they were having. They used their crawlspace as more of a storage area, but they began to notice a strange smell, which worried them. After finding out that this could be mold, the homeowner began his research.
Our Systems Design Specialist went to check out this home, and he found that the relative humidity level was higher than it should have been, which means that mold could grow in the crawlspace. This is not something that the homeowner wanted, especially since they used this as a storage area. The proposed solution for this crawlspace was pretty significant, and included installing CleanSpace, drainage matting, a SmartSump, as well as a dehumidifier.
The installation crew started with the digging, which included a perimeter where the 3 inch drain tile would be installed, as well as a hole for the SmartSump to be put in. These products were both installed, and then the crew went on to install the drainage matting, which helps facilitate drainage to the sump pump. After that, they were finally able to get to the CleanSpace, which completely covered the crawlspace floor and walls. This crawlspace was then ready for the dehumidifier to be installed, which helps to keep the relative humidity level of the crawlspace down, which is very important to halt mold growth.
If you're in the Western North Carolina area and seem to be having similar problems as this homeowner, please contact us! You can either fill out a contact form on our website or give us a call at 1-833-567-3972!
This Asheville homeowner needed some work done on their basement when they noticed their walls started to crack and bow. They decided that we could provide the best service and were very happy with our work!
Our Service Design Specialist initially wanted to install nine wall anchors in the basement in order to keep these walls from cracking and eventually collapsing. These wall anchors are essentially a pair of large metal plates with a threaded rod that holds them together. One plate is put onto the wall of the basement, while the other is placed in the ground several feet away from the home. The rod is then placed between the two and tightened. This tension helps to straighten the wall and prevent even further bowing.
While the wall anchors were definitely a necessity, our specialist also recommended one of our basement waterproofing products, WaterGuard. This product is installed around the perimeter of the basement and has drains throughout. These drains collect any water that makes its way into the basement and drains it to a sump pump, in this customer's case, a SuperSump. It is very important to have a drainage system in a basement, because water can get into a basement relatively easy, especially during heavy rains or floods.
This Asheville home had some major problems in their crawlspace, mainly being caused by water under their home. This is never a good sign in a crawlspace, however, it is the water vapor that really causes damage in a crawlspace. In order to help this homeowner, our Specialist determined that a CleanSpace liner, along with a few other products would greatly help this customer.
While the CleanSpace liner is a great product, there are usually a few other products we like to install along with it, to make sure your crawlspace is not only properly protected, but also can be drained and the air stays dry enough to prevent mold growth. We did this with this project in particular using drainage matting, a SantaFe Dehumidifier, as well as a SuperSump Sump pump. The drainage matting goes under the CleanSpace Liner, and helps to move water along under the liner, to the sump pump. The SuperSump is a pump that collects any water that has drained to it under the liner. The last product we installed was our SantaFe Dehumidifier. This dehumidifier takes any moisture in the air and essentially sucks it out, and drains it to the sump pump.
We love to make our customer's lives easier. We truly believe that by installing these products in customer's homes, we are making their lives easier and less stressful. If this homeowner would have pushed this issue to the side, they could have had tens of thousands of dollars in structural repairs. There are so many benefits to having our products installed, whether you are having a lot of issues or none at all! CleanSpace can help solve humidity and mold problems under your home, or just save you some money on heating and cooling costs all year round! We hope that everyone in Asheville, NC will call us to help solve their basement, crawlspace, or foundation problems!
This job was not anything out of the ordinary for All-Dry of the Carolinas. This business had a problem with standing water due to a faulty drainage system. Water was entering the building, but had no way to get out, which was causing problems and could have gotten much worse had they not called sooner.
In order to remedy their problem, we opted to install CleanSpace wall and a WaterGuard drainage system. These two products together, are a great tool to keep water from staying in your home or business. Any water that does make its way into the basement will be directed to the WaterGuard (which is similar to a drainage pipe), from there the water is taken to a sump pump, where it is deposited outside the building.
The pictures show a few different things. In the first picture, you can see how the water had been flowing through the basement, but with nowhere to go, it sat there and dried up and soaked into concrete. The second photo shows what the WaterGuard looks like when installed. The third picture is the final product. Our crew mixes concrete and puts it down over the WaterGuard to make it as seamless as possible.