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Crawl Space Repair – Crawl Space Insulation

Solutions for Bowing Basement Walls in Kansas City and Missouri

Basement Waterproofing – How to Waterproof Leaky Stone Foundations

Video Testimonial after a successful Crawl Space Encapsulation project in Columbia Missouri

Foundation Recovery Systems Push Pier Installation

Raising a Sinking Foundation with Push Piers

Solution for Sagging Floors and a Damaged Crawl Space

Drought Causes Foundation Problems

Stabilize and Restore Your Home’s Foundation in Missouri

Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space and Foundation Repair in Missouri and Kansas City

Repairing Sinking Driveways, Sidewalks and Concrete Slabs| Alternative to Mudjacking

Features of the PolyRenewal™ ™ System by Foundation Supportworks

Raising Concrete with PolyRenewal™ 

Solutions for Backfill and Void-fill Problems in Missouri

Less Down Time | PolyRenewal™ ® by Foundation Supportworks

Radon Control and Mitigation: Inspecting and Upgrading Existing Systems

Solution for Radon Danger Level 4: The SaniDry Dehumidifier

Crawl Space Insulation

How to Waterproof Leaky Stone Foundations

The Foundation Recovery Systems Story

Insulating a Rim Joist with SilverGlo

What is an IceGuard? | All Things

Basement Waterproofing – How to Waterproof a Basement | Ron Hazelton’s House Calls feat. Basement Systems

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Foundation Recovery Systems (FRS) was founded in 1992 by Jeff and Glenn Martin. The business was based in Sedalia serving the western half of the state, including Kansas City. Since then, with the help of dedicated employees and satisfied customers, we have grown to serve greater Missouri and portions of Iowa, Illinois and Kansas.
Welcome to the second Episode of the All Things "Basementy"! Video series. In this episode, Larry Janesky, owner and founder of Basement Systems, demonstrates the best way to insulate a crawl space. He shows how to make it not only energy-efficient, but also fully protected against high humidity and the typical moisture-related problems that plague millions of crawl spaces across the U.S. and Canada. Larry Janesky is not only a world's authority in crawl space environment, with over 20 years of experience in the field, but he is also the pioneer in the crawl space encapsulation industry, having developed the first and to date, the most advanced crawl space encapsulation system in industry: the revolutionary CrawlSealâ„¢. The insulation method recommended by Larry is basically an evolution of the CrawlSealâ„¢ concept -- it is an all-in-one approach that includes the crawl space into the building envelope, by completely isolating it from the outside and from the ground. This approach offers superior thermal protection by preventing heat transfers through the walls and ground and curbing energy losses due to air leakage as well. It is also a better alternative for most crawl spaces than to simply insulate the floor above the crawl because it provides moisture protection for the entire space, not just the floor above it. After drainage was corrected with a crawl space drainage system and a sump pump system, the floor was covered with a drainage mat to allow the water to flow underneath and reach the drain tiles. The walls of the crawl space were then lined with SilverGlo rigid foam boards. SilverGlo is an extended polystyrene foam board infused with graphite that helps increase the material's R-Value up to 24%. The SilverGlo is also lined with a radiant liner on both sides. This silver lining acts as a vapor barrier keeping the moisture seeping through the walls from evaporating into the crawl. Inside the crawl, the silver lining also helps reflect heat back into the space. TerraBlock insulation boards were then used on top of the drainage mat, to prevent heat loss through the ground. The entire floor was then lined with the CrawlSealâ„¢ liner: a UV treated, puncture-resistant, multi-layered 20mil plastic liner with a built-in antimicrobial layer that will prevent mold growth. The clean space was then fastened to the walls and floor and thoroughly air sealed. This homeowner now enjoys a healthier and more comfortable home: no more humidity, mold and nasty smells from the crawl space during the summer, and no more cold drafts and cold floors during the winter. His energy bills are also much lower because without losing or gaining heat through the crawl, his HVAC system works more efficiently! Basement Systems and CrawlSealâ„¢ dealers have effectively treated and permanently fixed thousands of crawl spaces across the U.S.- we've been doing it longer than anyone else in industry! If you need help with your crawl space, trust the world's expert in All Things "Basementy"! Call or visit our website to schedule a free, in-home crawl space inspection and estimate! Want to learn more about basements and crawl spaces? Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified of all the upcoming All Things "Basementy"! videos!
Bowing, or leaning basement walls is a common problem that many Missouri and Kansas homeowners face. When the force against the foundation walls is too great for them to withstand, they begin to buckle inward. The bowing may eventually lead to cracks and leaks in the basement walls. For homeowners who have a finished basement, the result could be even more devastating, with damage done to the finished walls, floors, and other elements. Bowing basement walls are something that should be addressed immediately, as they could eventually give out completely and collapse. Luckily, Foundation Recovery Systems (FRS) offers several repairs and solutions to correct these pesky problems permanently. To repair bowing walls, we use Foundation Supportworks Geo-Lock Wall Anchor System. These foundation wall anchors give the homeowners, and foundation repair specialists, the ability to permanently reposition the wall without the cost or disruption of a complete foundation replacement. The homeowner will also have the ability to tighten the anchors over time. While we typically recommend the use of the Geo-Lock wall anchors, sometimes outside access is not possible, such as when property lines lie close to the home. If you find yourself in this situation, we recommend the Intellibrace Foundation Repair System, which uses steel i-beams to stabilize your basement wall in its current position. The braces do not take up much space, and they can be tightened over time so that you can continue to stabilize your basement wall. At Foundation Recovery Systems, our certified foundation repair specialists can help you choose the right foundation repair product to repair your bowing, leaning, cracking basement walls, along with many other foundation problems. Contact us today to schedule a free estimate throughout Greater Missouri and the Kansas City Metro area.
Welcome to Episode 1 of the All Things "Basementy" Video Series! In this series Larry Janesky, owner and founder of Basement Systems, Inc., will be talking about everything related to basements, foundations and crawl spaces: from basement waterproofing, to basement finishing, foundation structural repair... and nasty crawl spaces too! Basement Systems is the largest and most reputable basement waterproofing network in the world, with over 300 dealers across the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Ireland offering exclusive, patented and permanent solutions for wet and flood-prone basements, damaged foundations, and decaying crawl spaces. In this first Episode, Larry walks us through the process of waterproofing a leaky basement with stone walls. When people think about basement waterproofing, they think about conventional methods: exterior drainage (French drains) and exterior waterproofing coats. The problem with using conventional approaches to waterproof an existing home is that it would involve digging out the entire foundation. The excavation not only disturbs the landscaping, but also often requires removal of fixtures such as patios, porches, decks, sunrooms, sidewalks, and driveways. Row houses and homes with attached garages pose special challenges if you have to excavate the yard down to the footing as well. For that reason, Basement Systems, based on over 20 years of experience in foundation waterproofing and structural repair, developed and patented a full line of products as an alternative solution to conventional waterproofing methods. Some of these products were used to waterproof this home's leaky stone foundations. This stone-walled basement received a full BasementGutter Drainage System® internal drainage system, which was installed on top of the foundation footing and along the full perimeter of the basement walls. These drain tiles will collect ground water and a 4-inch PVC pipe will run the water to a SafeDri Sump Pump System. The SafeDri is a three-pump system that includes a powerful main pump, an electric backup pump, and a battery operated backup sump pump that will protect that basement in case of a power outage. While block and poured basements usually leak from the bottom of the walls and the joint between walls and floor, stone walls are irregular and have a lot of small gaps in the mortar joints that will allow water to leak into the basement from any point of the wall that is below grade. For that reason, the walls themselves need to be treated. This basement's walls were covered with the CrawlSeal™ vapor barrier, a 20mil, puncture-proof poly liner that has a built-in antimicrobial layer to prevent mold growth. The vapor barrier was neatly tucked into the drainage system and will collect any water seeping through the walls, keeping it from leaking or evaporating into the basement. The homeowner now has a dry basement, and can even lean items against the walls without worrying about the possibility of them getting wet. If you have a wet basement, trust Basement Systems. Our dealers help over 50,000 homeowners permanently dry their basements each year, and we would like to help you too! Visit our website or give us a call to locate a dealer in your area, and schedule a free estimate! Did you like this video? Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for the upcoming All Things "Basementy" episodes!
Soil erosion and settlement often cause concrete slabs in patios, sidewalks and driveways to sink into the ground. This type of settlement isn't just unsightly; it can also cause more damage and can be a safety hazard. Water tends to pool on sunken surfaces and unleveled floors cause a trip hazard. Until now, the only solution available to repair sinking slabs was mudjacking, a process that involves drilling holes in the slab to inject a mixture of cement and mud underneath, to raise it back to level. Foundation Supportworks, an industry leader in the development of foundation repair technologies and solutions, proudly introduces the most advanced alternative to mudjacking - the PolyRenewal™ ™ System. The PolyRenewal™ ™ System is a state-of-the-art approach to repairing sinking concrete slabs. It combines the concept of mudjacking with the most advanced technology. Instead of using a mix of mud and cement to raise the slab, PolyRenewal™ ™ utilizes high-density polyurethane specially engineered for this purpose. The advantages of using PolyRenewal™ ™ over conventional mudjacking are many. PolyRenewal™ ™ is lighter than mud-cement mixes (4lbs per cubic yard opposed to concrete's 120lbs). It will raise the slab without adding a lot of weight to it. The expanding nature of the material allows it to penetrate crevices in the soil, completely filling the cavity and safely raising the slab to the desired level. PolyRenewal™ ™ is also environmentally-friendly and made with recycled materials. It can be installed in just one day, through smaller, penny-sized holes drilled in the concrete and just 5 minutes after installation you can walk or drive over the slab! There is no need for extended periods of curing, as is the case with cement and mud compounds.
Welcome to the second Episode of the All Things "Basementy"! Video series. In this episode, Larry Janesky, owner and founder of Basement Systems, demonstrates the best way to insulate a crawl space. He shows how to make it not only energy-efficient, but also fully protected against high humidity and the typical moisture-related problems that plague millions of crawl spaces across the U.S. and Canada. Larry Janesky is not only a world's authority in crawl space environment, with over 20 years of experience in the field, but he is also the pioneer in the crawl space encapsulation industry, having developed the first and to date, the most advanced crawl space encapsulation system in industry: the revolutionary CrawlSealâ„¢. The insulation method recommended by Larry is basically an evolution of the CrawlSealâ„¢ concept -- it is an all-in-one approach that includes the crawl space into the building envelope, by completely isolating it from the outside and from the ground. This approach offers superior thermal protection by preventing heat transfers through the walls and ground and curbing energy losses due to air leakage as well. It is also a better alternative for most crawl spaces than to simply insulate the floor above the crawl because it provides moisture protection for the entire space, not just the floor above it. After drainage was corrected with a crawl space drainage system and a sump pump system, the floor was covered with a drainage mat to allow the water to flow underneath and reach the drain tiles. The walls of the crawl space were then lined with SilverGlo rigid foam boards. SilverGlo is an extended polystyrene foam board infused with graphite that helps increase the material's R-Value up to 24%. The SilverGlo is also lined with a radiant liner on both sides. This silver lining acts as a vapor barrier keeping the moisture seeping through the walls from evaporating into the crawl. Inside the crawl, the silver lining also helps reflect heat back into the space. TerraBlock insulation boards were then used on top of the drainage mat, to prevent heat loss through the ground. The entire floor was then lined with the CrawlSealâ„¢ liner: a UV treated, puncture-resistant, multi-layered 20mil plastic liner with a built-in antimicrobial layer that will prevent mold growth. The clean space was then fastened to the walls and floor and thoroughly air sealed. This homeowner now enjoys a healthier and more comfortable home: no more humidity, mold and nasty smells from the crawl space during the summer, and no more cold drafts and cold floors during the winter. His energy bills are also much lower because without losing or gaining heat through the crawl, his HVAC system works more efficiently! Basement Systems and CrawlSealâ„¢ dealers have effectively treated and permanently fixed thousands of crawl spaces across the U.S.- we've been doing it longer than anyone else in industry! If you need help with your crawl space, trust the world's expert in All Things "Basementy"! Call or visit our website to schedule a free, in-home crawl space inspection and estimate! Want to learn more about basements and crawl spaces? Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified of all the upcoming All Things "Basementy"! videos!
Welcome to Episode 1 of the All Things "Basementy" Video Series! In this series Larry Janesky, owner and founder of Basement Systems, Inc., will be talking about everything related to basements, foundations and crawl spaces: from basement waterproofing, to basement finishing, foundation structural repair... and nasty crawl spaces too! Basement Systems is the largest and most reputable basement waterproofing network in the world, with over 300 dealers across the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Ireland offering exclusive, patented and permanent solutions for wet and flood-prone basements, damaged foundations, and decaying crawl spaces. In this first Episode, Larry walks us through the process of waterproofing a leaky basement with stone walls. When people think about basement waterproofing, they think about conventional methods: exterior drainage (French drains) and exterior waterproofing coats. The problem with using conventional approaches to waterproof an existing home is that it would involve digging out the entire foundation. The excavation not only disturbs the landscaping, but also often requires removal of fixtures such as patios, porches, decks, sunrooms, sidewalks, and driveways. Row houses and homes with attached garages pose special challenges if you have to excavate the yard down to the footing as well. For that reason, Basement Systems, based on over 20 years of experience in foundation waterproofing and structural repair, developed and patented a full line of products as an alternative solution to conventional waterproofing methods. Some of these products were used to waterproof this home's leaky stone foundations. This stone-walled basement received a full BasementGutter Drainage System® internal drainage system, which was installed on top of the foundation footing and along the full perimeter of the basement walls. These drain tiles will collect ground water and a 4-inch PVC pipe will run the water to a SafeDri Sump Pump System. The SafeDri is a three-pump system that includes a powerful main pump, an electric backup pump, and a battery operated backup sump pump that will protect that basement in case of a power outage. While block and poured basements usually leak from the bottom of the walls and the joint between walls and floor, stone walls are irregular and have a lot of small gaps in the mortar joints that will allow water to leak into the basement from any point of the wall that is below grade. For that reason, the walls themselves need to be treated. This basement's walls were covered with the CrawlSeal™ vapor barrier, a 20mil, puncture-proof poly liner that has a built-in antimicrobial layer to prevent mold growth. The vapor barrier was neatly tucked into the drainage system and will collect any water seeping through the walls, keeping it from leaking or evaporating into the basement. The homeowner now has a dry basement, and can even lean items against the walls without worrying about the possibility of them getting wet. If you have a wet basement, trust Basement Systems. Our dealers help over 50,000 homeowners permanently dry their basements each year, and we would like to help you too! Visit our website or give us a call to locate a dealer in your area, and schedule a free estimate! Did you like this video? Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for the upcoming All Things "Basementy" episodes!
Larry Janesky, owner of Basement Systems, Inc., is back with one more brand new episode of the All Things "Basementy"! video series. This time he's here to answer two questions that many homeowners have about rim joists and the often-overlooked need to insulate that part of the building to make homes more comfortable and energy efficient. The rim joist is the perimeter of your floor framing system. It is a long board that sits on top of the foundation walls, closing the floor flaming system. The floor joist is almost never insulated during construction and, for that reason, it can be a huge source of energy waste and make your home very uncomfortable. Heat gain or loss through the rim joist happens in two ways. There is heat transfer through the wood itself and there are air leakages because builders often drill holes in them for wires, plumbing and ducts, which leaves plenty of gaps for air to pass right through. In the winter, an uninsulated floor joist will make the floors above very cold and rooms feel very drafty. During the summer, due to a physics phenomenon known as the "stack effect," hot and humid outside air is sucked in through the rim joist and rises into the living space making your air conditioning work harder to keep your home cool. In this episode, after insulating this home's crawl space with a product called SilverGlo, Larry and his crew use the same product to insulate the rim joist. SilverGlo is an expanded polystyrene foam board infused with graphite, which increases the material's R-Value up to 24%. It is also lined with a radiant silver barrier, which reflects heat back into the crawl space or basement helping conserve energy. Before applying the SilverGlo, spray foam is used to seal all the gaps around wires, pipes and ducts. Then, pieces of SilverGlo are sized and cut to snugly fit between the floor joists and against the rim joist. Spray foam is used once again to air seal any gaps around the insulation board pieces. With an insulated crawl space and rim joist, this homeowner now can enjoy more a more comfortable home and substantial savings in his heating and cooling bills. Basement Systems dealers across the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Ireland have been helping homeowners permanently and effectively solve their basement, crawl space and foundation structural problems for over 20 years, and they are ready to help you too! Call or visit our website for a free, in-home inspection and quote. If you want to learn more about solutions for waterproofing, insulating or repairing foundation structural damages, subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified of upcoming All Things "Basementy" Videos!
In the coldest areas of the U.S., wintertime usually brings a load of potential wet basement problems to homeowners. To keep our basements dry year-round, we rely on drainage systems installed along our foundation perimeter to collect the water from rain, snow and other types of frozen precipitation. The water is then channeled to a sump pump to pump this water up and out of the home through a discharge line and direct this water as far away from the house as possible. Sometimes during the winter -- especially after a significant snow fall -- the end of the discharge pipe might be covered with snow and ice, and water may freeze inside the discharge pipe, clogging the system. When that happens, the water returns back into the sump pit, and the sump pump will continuously recycle the water without the ability to get rid of it. Eventually, the overwhelmed sump pump may be unable to handle the volume of water and burn out, causing the basement to flood. To prevent that catastrophe from happening, Larry Janesky and his team at Basement Systems Inc. developed the IceGuard discharge line extension. The IceGuard has a patented design with perforations to keep the water flowing out of the basement, even if the end of the pipe is clogged, thus preventing basement flooding. Basement Systems has been successfully fixing wet basements for well over 20 years, and using their accumulated experience to develop and perfect a full line of products designed to effectively and permanently solve all types of basement water problems. The IceGuard extension is just one of the many smart solutions designed to keep your basement dry and exclusively available to you through a dealership network of over 300 contractors across the U.S., Canada and U.K.
Like many homeowners across the US, Ron Hazelton had a flooding basement which kept him awake during heavy rain periods. The problem was so serious that after each storm he had to use a mop and a floor sucker to get rid of the rising waters. After a particularly messy flooding episode, he decided that it was time to get the problem solved once and for all. He scoured the internet for companies providing state-of-the-art basement waterproofing solutions -- and found Basement Systems. Larry Janesky, the company’s owner, came to inspect Ron’s home. After a thorough evaluation, Larry was able to explain to Ron exactly what the problem was and what would be the perfect solution. Like many others with similar problems, Ron’s basement was flooding because during heavy rains the ground around his house would oversaturate with water. Hydrostatic pressure would begin to build up and push water against the wall. Following the path of least resistance, the water would then find its way into the basement through its weakest spot: the joint between the foundation walls and floor. More evidence of this problem was found all over the basement walls, in the form of efflorescence. Efflorescence is a chalky, powdery substance that builds up on basement walls when mineral-saturated water infiltrates the concrete and then evaporates into the basement, leaving these mineral salts behind. The solution for this type of problem resides in relieving the hydrostatic pressure by installing an internal perimeter drainage system. The system intercepts water before it enters the basement, diverts it to a sump pump system, and then evacuates it out and as far away from the foundation as possible. Larry and his crew at Basement Systems installed a full perimeter BasementGutter Drainage System® basement drainage system, and a SafeDri sump pump system with two backup pumps, so that Ron can rest assured his basement will stay dry no matter how heavy the rains – and even in case of a power outage! The unsightly, efflorescence stained walls were covered with BrightWall acrylic panels. These panels not only spruce up the look of the walls, they also act as a vapor barrier, and intercept any water coming through the concrete walls, diverting it to the perimeter drainage. Ron can now enjoy peace of mind and sleep soundly through storms, knowing that his basement now has the best protection against flooding available in industry! Basement Systems is the world’s leader in developing basement waterproofing, basement finishing and foundation repair solutions. With over 20 years of success and unparalleled expertise, award-winning products, outstanding quality in customer care, and a dealership network of over 300 dealers across the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Ireland, there’s no better place to find the best solutions for basements, crawl spaces, and foundations. Visit our website or call to locate a dealer near you and schedule your free, in-home inspection.