Foundation Repair Case Studies: FlexiSpan in Madison, CT
This Madison home had a crack in their basement wall. Not only was this crack concerning to the homeowner but it was also letting in moisture into the basement. The basement was also experiencing humidity and musty odors. The homeowner was tired of his basement being unsatisfactory and decided to set an appointment with Connecticut Basement Systems to help find him a solution.
On the day of the appointment, Sales Representative Matt Kraus arrived at the home to give a free home evaluation. The first problem that he noticed was the obvious crack in the wall. The next thing he noticed that there was air leakage that was caused by the lack of insulation in the basement. Lastly, he addressed the musty odor in the area that was caused by the humidity in the air. After discussing the problems in the basement with the homeowner, they agreed on a solution that would best fit his needs and scheduled for an installation date.
On installation day, Justin Vizard arrived at the home prepared to install the products. In order to fix the crack in the wall, Justin installed a FlexiSpan system. The FlexiSpan will stop water from leaking through the crack while sealing the crack. This system is a 3-step process to install. It first begins with the application of flexible sealant along the full length of the crack. Next, a strip of foam is installed over the crack. Lastly, a waterproof film is attached to the wall on both sides of the foam strip. This system will allow any future seepage of water through the crack to discreetly flow down to the basement’s main drainage system.
Rim Joist Insulation was also installed to prevent any air leakage from entering the basement. With this insulation, the home will be more energy efficient. The last product that Justin installed was the SaniDry Sedona. The SaniDry Sedona will keep humidity down which will prevent mold growth and get rid of the musty odor the homeowner was experiencing in his basement.
With all of these products installed, the basement was running more efficiently and the homeowner immediately noticed a difference. He is no longer concerned about the crack and can enjoy a properly insulated, dry basement all year long.
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Sales Representative: Matt Kraus
Foreman: Justin Vizard
This was the crack in the wall that had the homeowner very concerned. It was seeping water and causing a nuisance for this basement.
Now that the crack was treated with FlexiSpan, the issue is completely resolved. The crack is correctly sealed and any water that would want to enter the basement is directed to the sump pump,
Here is a close up of the crack treated with FlexiSpan.
A SaniDry Sedona was also installed to keep humidity low which will prevent mold growth and eliminate musty odors.