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We not only adhere to the highest industry standards, we strive to be the industry leader in the home improvement related services we provide. We also use state-of-the-art products and technology which are designed to fix your home. We are the authorized Basement Systems dealer in Harrison, WV.
Homeowner Doug had a bowing foundation in his basement.
The wall was repaired by installing 11 of our patented GeoLock wall anchors. These anchors utilize exterior installation in which steel rods are driven through 1” holes in the basement and are connected to outside earth plates located underground approx. 12 ft. away from the foundation. This method not only stabilizes the wall, but over time uses a torching method that allows the opportunity to potentially straightening the wall. As an additional feature, he also purchased neutral wall covers.
Doug was so happy with his installation that in 2014, when he had noticed water entering his foundation, he knew exactly who to call to look into a way of fixing this issue.
Frank of Bridgeport, WV had water entering the left side of his basement with heavy condensation on the walls. The issue was only getting worse for Frank so he decided to call Baker’s for a free estimate.
Service Advisor Michael Richmond proposed installing WaterGuard sub-floor drainage along the wall, sitting on top of the footer. This is our most recommended draining system; it is ideal due to its resistance to clogging, its easy access to service ports, and its ability to also collect leaking water from basement walls. From WaterGuard water will flow to a sump pump. Michael had a SuperSump sump pump installed. It has the ability of pumping roughly 2,650 gallons of water per hour out of a home. It also comes with a WaterWatch alarm system that goes off it water rises over a certain level. From the pump the discharge line will connect to a downspout.
To address the excessive damp walls, Frank purchased BrightWall paneling. This white wall paneling system mechanically fastens to the wall. The panels will never rot, warp, or discolor. Any water that passes through walls cracks will run behind BrightWall downwards into the WaterGuard drainage track, keeping the basement dry!
Dan of Clarksburg, WV has been happily living in his home for over 20 years. However he was not happy about the puddles of water that was disturbing his much needed basement. Wanting this issue fixed ASAP he called Baker’s for a solution.
His free estimate was conducted by Service Advisor Justin Lowden. He was able to create an ideal waterproofing solution for Dan. He proposed installing an interior french drainage system called WaterGuard. This is our most recommended drain; it has the unique ability of resting on top of the home’s footer instead of within. From WaterGuard water will flow to the sump pump. Justin had a SuperSump sump pump installed. This efficient system has the capacity of pumping 2,650 gallons of water per hour out of this space.
As an additional feature Dan purchased BrightWall paneling system. The BrightWall system consists of white semi-rigid plastic panels that fasten mechanically to the wall. They provide an effective barrier from blocking water and mold growth along the foundation.
After almost falling, John of Bridgeport needed a solution to leveling the concrete slabs of his backyard patio. The worst slabs had almost sunk 1”. We were able to repair the slabs with our newest and innovative product, PolyLEVEL.
PolyLEVEL is a lightweight polyurethane foam material that is light years better than the messy mud jacking technique. Mudjacking requires an entire day to install, weighs 100 lbs per cubic feet, and uses a hole the size of a soda can. On the other hand, PolyLEVEL can be installed in 15 minutes depending on the job, weighs 2 lbs per cubic feet, and requires a hole only the size of a penny. The foam is also 100% waterproof, and comes with a 5 year warranty.
Sharon of Shinnston WV needed to fix her foundation that was sinking due to mine subsidence. This was causing large cracks in the foundation and doors to stick. If you do not know, mine subsidence is the sinking of unstable soil from clasped man-made mines underneath the ground. They can cause huge structural problems in your home if not taken care of. Sharon called Baker’s after she was referred to us by a structural engineer.
Baker’s came to Sharon’s home and set her at ease. We stabilized the sinking foundation with the installation of the PushPiers system. PushPiers are designed to prevent further sinking or settling of a home by attaching brackets to the footer and driving galvanized steel piers deep into the ground until it hits bedrock. This will keep Sharon’s home stable and prevent further structural damage.
Mrs. Homeowner is a Bridgeport homeowner that was in need of crawl space encapsulation. If left alone, her nasty crawl space could develop problems that would affect her health and safety. A wet basement area could attract allergenic mold spores and a foul odor, which would pass upwards through the first floor of the home. She wanted to address these issues, so she could use this crawl space as an additional place for storage and keep the remainder of her basement clean and dry.
Our foreman, Delvin Davis, and his crew installed our CleanSpace Crawl Space Vapor Barrier. They installed our durable liner to seal off odors and increase overall comfort in the home. Underneath the vapor barrier, our crew lined the crawl space floor with CleanSpace Drainage Matting to direct water towards the drainage system. Any water leaks will drain into our unique WaterGuard perimeter drain. During installation, the crew dug a small trench along 18 feet of the perimeter of the basement, drilled weep holes directly above the trench, and laid clean drainage stone. Then, they installed our drain, which includes a wall flange that extends slightly up the wall to catch wall leaks. The trench was back-filled with gravel and given a clean look after our crew poured concrete in the trench. As they were installing the drain, our crew had dug a small hole in the corner of the basement for our TripleSafe sump pump liner to be placed. This durable liner was installed to hold our reliable Zoeller 1/3 horsepower cast-iron sump pump. The finishing install stages for the sump pump system are similar to our drain's install, where the pit is back-filled with gravel and poured with concrete. Mrs. Homeowner now has peace of mind with a basement that will stay dry and crawl space that is now a clean, bright storage area!
A Mount Clare homeowner had an uneven driveway that needed stabilized. Settlement occurred because the soils below could no longer support the weight of the two large concrete slabs. If left alone, concrete settlement can cause safety concerns and create serious damage to the surrounding foundation. For this reason, the homeowner called us to provide a concrete lifting solution.
Our foreman, Scott Clark, and his crew installed our high-density polyurethane formula. Our PolyLevel slab solution lifts and stabilizes sinking concrete. The crew strategically drilled small holes into each slab, installed injection ports, injected the PolyLevel foam, and then sealed the holes. Our polymer consists of two separate liquids combined right at the injection nozzle. When our crew injected the formula, a chemical reaction occurred that blended the ingredients into our expanding, high-density foam. The foam flowed into the voids below, creating an expansive action that lifted the settled concrete slabs. This is an environmentally-friendly, waterproof material that will not wash out or degrade. The homeowner now has peace of mind with a stable and level driveway!
A homeowner residing in Bridgeport, WV identified sagging floors on the first floor of their house and mold and dampness in the crawl space below. If left alone, this issue would cause concern for even bigger health and safety problems. After discussing the solution with our Service Advisor, Jesse Pitcock, the homeowner chose to hire our team for the project.
Our Foreman, Ken Kahlbaugh, and his crew installed our SmartJack Crawl Space Stabilizer to permanently support the beams and floor joists, leaving this space fully stabilized.
Ken and his crew repaired the nasty, damp crawl space with our CleanSpace Vapor Barrier and CleanSpace Drainage Matting, SaniDry Sedona, SmartSump Premier Pump System and CleanSpace Vent Covers. The vapor barrier was installed on the walls and floors, with drainage matting along the floors, to help properly drain all water into the sump pump system. Similarly, the SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier will help keep moisture out by keeping relative humidity low and automatically draining all water into the sump pump system. We always recommend sealing off crawl space doors and vents, which will stop the cycle of outside cold, humidity and moisture from entering into the home.
This combination of products gave the homeowner a proven, lasting solution that he can be happy with in his dry and healthy home.
Bridgeport, WV homeowners discovered a damp crawl space in their brand new home. They took immediate action to remedy the problem by calling our team.
Our Certified Waterproofing Professional, Don Stiffler, inspected the crawl space and the home's exterior. He took the homeowner's concerns into consideration before he designed their custom solution.
Top-producing Foreman, Ken Kahlbaugh, and his crewman installed 880 feet of our durable CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system onto the walls and floors. The vapor barrier was sealed around all the piers and pipes. Beforehand, our drainage matting was installed directly on top of the exposed earth and beneath the liner. This matting will prevent water from pooling and direct it into the SmartSump crawl space sump pump.
Our crew also installed 4 CleanSpace vent covers. Sealing vents will prevent any hot and humid or freezing cold air from entering into the home. Vent covers will prevent outside air, moisture, and pests from getting into the crawl space, something every homeowner with a crawl space should consider.
Our unbeatable combination of crawl space encapsulation products dramatically improved the health of this home!
There are so many variables in a home's construction (soils, water problems, and different building methods) that you can't say for certain that you will never get flooded. Homeowners in Lumberport were well aware of the potential foundation problems that could occur, even in their new home. The couple living in this home wanted to prevent future basement leaks by installing a complete waterproof system.
Our Certified Waterproofing Specialist recommended our drain, wall vapor barrier, and sump pump system to fully protect the basement. A unique benefit is that the couple can finish the walls and install new flooring over top of our wall and drainage systems!
Now, when the couple completes their next project, basement finishing, they can be confident that our solution will keep their basement dry for years to come.
This dirt crawlspace had water leakage issues (photos below), so the owner called to set up a free inspection.
We met with the real estate agent involved in selling this home.
Our advisor evaluated the inside and outside of this Clarksburg, West Virginia crawl space foundation. Then, we built a custom proposal to address the problem.
At a later date, the agent and owner moved forward with the repair work.
Our crew installed a system that now protects the entire crawlspace area.
First, we installed a sump pump and drainage piping to get rid of the water. Then, we laid dimpled drainage matting on the dirt floor and encapsulated the crawlspace floor and walls with our CleanSpace vapor barrier. This vapor barrier keeps water and humidity from passing through.
Last, we closed off the vents with our CleanSpace airtight vent covers to keep hot humid summer air and freezing cold winter air from negatively affecting this home's crawl space foundation.
Now, the buyer and his family can move into their new home with peace of mind that their property value has significantly improved.
A customer in Shinnston, WV was helping a family member sell their home. He was instructed by a real estate agent to have the basement inspected for waterproofing. He had seen Baker's Waterproofing on TV, and decided to call us for a free estimate.
One of our Service Advisors, Jesse Pitcock, inspected the entire interior and exterior of the home. The customer thought that the reason for leaking was due to downspouts routed incorrectly, but Jesse advised that an interior waterproofing system is the most effective for keeping basements dry.
When Jesse was in the basement, he noticed one of the walls was bowing 1.5 inches. The customer told him it hadn't progressed in a long time and the new homeowners were not concerned with the bowed wall.
After Jesse conducted the estimate, the customer called to say the new homeowners wanted the bowed wall taken care of now and they would fix the water issue at another time.
Foreman Dave Allen and his crew installed 8 Geo-Lock wall anchors along one wall in the basement to stop it from bowing further.
The customer can now sell his family's home with stable basement walls and address the water when it is convenient for them.