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A homeowner in Calumet, PA had water coming in his basement during and after heavy rains.
Service Advisor Scott Johnston conducted a free inspection at the home. He noted the customer's needs and budget, and designed a custom waterproofing proposal.
This basement is now dry.
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Murrysville homeowners were experiencing a variety of issues in their home. They were concerned about the water that was entering their basement every time it rained, the poor air quality, and the mold that was starting to form on the walls.
Baker’s installed a french drain, a sump pump systen, and SaniDry dehumidifying system to repair this space. This basement waterproofing system will keep this area dry!
Chuck of Jeannette, PA was worried after noticing that his rear foundation wall was bowing about 3”.
He decided to call Baker’s Waterproofing to get a free estimate on how to repair the failing foundation. Justin Lowden gave the inspection of the wall and recommended that 8 Geo-Lock wall anchors be installed.
Geo-Lock wall anchors are a great way to stabilize the foundation and are designed to provide the ability of straightening the wall back to its' original state. Additionally since the basement was finished, Chuck purchased neutral wall covers that go over the anchors.
The project only lasted 2 days and Chuck was happy to know that his home was stabilized!
Beth of New Kensington PA was experiencing large amounts of water entering the corners and window wells of her basment. She was also having dampness located on the walls. Clearly things were not looking good! Knowing about our great reputation, Beth called Baker’s to set up her free estimate.
Service Advisor Tom Eckersley gave the full inspection of the basement, and determined that Beth’s personalized waterproofing solution included installing 2 Super Sump sump pumps at the lowest levels of the basement, and 130 ft. of WaterGuard sub-floor drainage around the entire perimeter of the basement.
In addition to, Beth purchased 130 ft. of CleanSpace crawl space liner which was attached to the wall. The liner creates a barrier for water moisture. Beth decided to also purchase 2 IceGuard ports. The IceGuard system allows water to escape from the sump pump discharge line even if the pipe freezes over or becomes blocked for any reason.
The installation of these great patented products only lasted 3 days and Beth was happy to have her dry storage space back in action!
Residents Albert and Dorothy of Irwin, PA were very satisfied with the waterproofing system that Baker’s personally installed in 2010. The system was working very well. However, they noticed that water was now beginning to leak from the ceiling that sits below their concrete slab porch. Because of this, they called Baker’s for a way to fixing this issue.
More than happy to return to the couple’s home, their Service Advisor recommended that an ElastoMeric coating be applied to the concrete slab porch. The coating applied consists of a basecoat and topcoat all of which create a strong preventative barrier for water. The coating comes in 2 specific applications; it can be used for vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
The ElastoMeric coating was a success and Albert and Dorothy were happy that Baker’s once again was able to give them a dry basement!
Residents Michael & Mary Ann of Latrobe, PA were experiencing water seeping into their much needed finished basement. Fed up, they finally decided to call the experts at Baker’s Waterproofing.
Chris Shrontz was the service advisor on the case. He was able to diagnose the best solution for the couple. He had our most recommended interior drainage system, WaterGuard installed. The WaterGuard drain is installed along the wall of your basement on top of the footer. WaterGuard creates an ideal barrier against water entering your basement! From this drain water will instead be diverted to the sump pump.
Chris had a Super Sump sump pump installed. The sump pump has the ability of pumping 2,650 gallons of water per hour out of your home. It also comes with a WaterWatch Alarm system which will alert you if water rises over a certain level. The pump takes water to the already existing downpouts.
As an additional feature the couple purchased an IceGuard port. This port will prevent water from freezing over during those cold nasty winters. They also had his already existing downspout extended 40 ft. out to the street with LawnScape.
Shannon of Irwin PA’s back garage wall was bowing inwards 2”. Fearing for the safety of her home, she decided to call the experts at Baker’s.
Service Advisor Joshua Emery came to her home and conducted the free estimate. He proposed installing 4 of our patented GeoLock Channel wall anchors. This anchoring system is specifically designed to handle extreme cases of bowing. After installed the anchors provide instant stabilization to the wall, and with the corresponding tightening kit they even give the chance of straightening over time.
After the installation of the Channel wall anchors, Shannon was happy to have her garage wall fully stabilized once again!
Kelly of Irwin, PA really wanted to finish her basement. However this was put on hold since water was routinely coming into the basement area, and leaving puddles of water along the floor.
Service Advisor Tom Eckersley conducted a free inspection to repairing the basement. He proposed our most recommended interior drainage system, WaterGuard to be installed along the garage and basement walls with a SuperSump sump pump containing a battery backup system.
Together these 2 products create a safe and dry area that is now ready to be finished!
By far homeowner Don of Greensburg’s bowed wall was one of the most extreme cases we had ever seen. In the worst area, the bow was measured to be facing inwards 5-7”. Don called Baker’s to provide a wall restoration system that could not only permanently stabilize the wall, but could also instantly straighten the wall back to its original position.
Up to the challenge Service Advisor Tom Eckersley conducted the estimate and designed the best solution that met Don's goals. He determined that first excavation would be needed to give access to the wall. This would allow for the wall to be straightened immediately. To stabilize, he had our patented GeoLock Channel anchors installed. Channel anchors utilize the inside and outside of the wall and are specifically designed to handle extreme cases of bowing, much like this particular case.
David and Cathy of Greensburg, PA needed a solution to repair their leaky basement. During times of heavy rains they would see water coming through the wall, and leaving puddles of water on their carpeted floor.
Service Advisor Chris Shrontz proposed a specifically designed waterproofing system for finished basements that will be installed within the concrete floor. We placed our french drainage system called WaterGuard along the basement’s perimeter with a sump pump system called the SuperSump, containing an air tight lid. The air tight lid will prevent water from seeping out onto the carpet when it is running.
These two products provide David and Cathy with a dry finished basement.
Lois of Richmond OH needed to fix his trip hazardous concrete slab that was surrounding his much beloved pool area. After seeing advisements on our newest product, PolyLEVEL he called Baker’s for a free estimate.
In July of 2015 Service Advisor Krys Webster came to the home and conducted the free estimate of the pool area. After the inspection he was able to diagnose how to properly restore the slabs right there on the spot with the PolyLEVEL foam.
PolyLEVEL is polyurethane foam that is inserted underneath your slab through a 5/8" hole. The foam expands and then raises the slab. This quick installing and noninvasive solution is 100% waterproof and will last roughly 80 years.
John of Mckees Rocks needed to repair his concrete slab porch. Many of the slabs had sunken, creating potential trip hazards Baker’s was able to lift and repair the porch by installing PolyLEVEL.
Better than the mud jacking technique which uses a messy cement based product, PolyLEVEL is a lightweight polyurethane foam material that is inserted underneath slabs through small 5/8” holes. This noninvasive solution is quick to install- lasting less than a day, it is 100% waterproof, and will last roughly 80 years.
Bill of North Huntington had attempted twice and failed to leveling his driveway’s sinking slabs with the messy technique of mud jacking. After seeing our newest and innovative product, PolyLEVEL Bill called Baker’s to see if this could finally be the proper solution.
Service Advisor Kyle Horne conducted the free estimate of the driveway. He was able to explain the differences between the other techniques. Unlike mud jacking which is made of a messy cement base that easily can be washed away, PolyLEVEL is made of a lightweight and waterproof polyurethane foam that is inserted underneath slabs through small 5/8” holes. The foam expands upon insertion, raising the slab. Poly will last roughly 80 years, and is even able to be driven on 15 minutes after the foam is inserted.
As you can see from this photo, Charles of McDonald, PA really needed a solution to restoring the sinking slab in his driveway. After seeing advertisements on our newest and innovative product, PolyLEVEL he called Baker’s for a solution to leveling these sunken slabs.
In August of 2015 Service Advisor Krys Webster traveled to Charlie’s home to give the free estimate on the driveway. While there he was able to give the estimate for the PolyLEVEL product right there on the spot while also answering any questions that Charlies had.
He also explained that PolyLEVEL is a polyurethane foam material that is pumped underneath your slab through a very small 5/8” hole. Once underneath it will react and expand, raising your slab back to its proper position. The poly foam is 100% waterproof, and comes with a 5 year warranty. Another great benefit to PolyLEVEL is that you can drive on the slabs 15 minutes after installed.
As you can see from these photos, Dennis of Saint Clairsville needed to repair the sunken concrete making up his sidewalk. We repaired the slabs with PolyLEVEL.
After a free inspection from one of our certified Service Advisors we were able to determine the appropriate amount of the product to use and to also answer any questions Dennis had.
Better than the messy mud jacking technique, PolyLEVEL is a lightweight polyurethane foam that is pumped underneath concrete through very small 5/8” holes. Upon insertion, the foams expands, being strong enough to raise the slab to its original position. We truly stand by our waterproof foam product, providing a 5 year warranty with every job.
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.
Tom of Indiana, PA needed a solution to repairing his backyard patio. The slab needed lifted where the patio and the wall of his house met. Service Advisor Krys Webster traveled to his home to conduct the free estimate.
After the inspection Krys determined that to lift and level the slab 172 lbs. of PolyLEVEL would be needed.
Foreman Rick Shwartz installed the product. This began by drilling 5/8” small holes into the slab. Then from the pump, which is connected to our PolyLEVEL truck, the lightweight poly foam was inserted underneath the slab. The foam expanded, raising the slab back to its original position. You can rely on Poly! it is 100% waterproof, and comes with a 5 year warranty.
Leigha of Beaver, PA needed to repair her concrete slab garage that was very uneven. Baker’s was able to repair the 528 sq. ft. area with PolyLEVEL.
Better than the mud jacking technique, PolyLEVEL is a lightweight polyurethane foam material that is pumped underneath concrete through small 5/8” holes. Once installed the foam expands raising the area back to level.
John of Charleroi, PA needed to repair his concrete slab driveway. Many of the slabs had sunk causing potential trip hazards. After seeing advertisements on our newest concrete leveling product, PolyLEVEL John called Baker’s for a free estimate.
PolyLEVEL consists of a lightweight polyurethane foam that is pumped underneath indicated slabs by a pump connected to our PolyLEVEL truck through small penny sized holes. The foam reacts and expands, raising the slabs back to level. This innovative product is a result of years of research and development. The poly foam is 100% waterproof, comes with a 5 year warranty, and is even able to be driven on 15 minutes after installation.
As you can see from these photos, the slabs around the deck area of this Uniontown inground pool were uneven and needed to be raised 1.5 inches. We raised the sunk slabs with our PolyLEVEL foam.
The polyurathane foam was pumped underneath the slab through small penny sized holes. The expanding foam raised the slab back to level. PolyLEVEL is 100% waterproof, can be installed in as little as 15 minutes depending on the size of the job, and comes with a 5 year warranty.
As you can see from these photos this Natrona Heights sidewalk had a very uneven concrete slab that led up to homeowner Gary’s house. He needed a solution to raising and leveling the slab. Baker’s was there for a solution.
Service Advisor Krys Webster introduced and proposed our innovative PolyLEVEL solution. He had 66 lbs. of the polyurethane foam pumped underneath the slab through penny sized holes coming from a pump connected to our PolyLEVEL truck. Once inserted the foam expanded, lifting the slab back to level once again.
We love Poly! PolyLEVEL is a great noninvasive and eco-friendly solution to restoring slabs to driveways, sidewalks, patios, and even pool decks. The lightweight foam is 100% waterproof, and comes with a 5 year warranty.
The 10x10 slab in front of the door of this Greensburg PA home had sunk and needed to be raised 1”. Homeowner Rob called Baker’s for a solution to fixing this trip hazardous sidewalk.
Service Advisor Tom Faessel conducted the free and thorough estimate of the slab. He determined that to raise the 10x10 slab 85 lbs. of our patented PolyLEVEL lightweight foam was to be used.
Foreman Rick Schwartz inserted PolyLEVEL by drilling penny sized holes into the slabs. He then had the foam pumped underneath, where it expanded and raised the slab back to level. The area was then properly cleaned and the holes were patched with cement.
The crawl space of this New Kensington home needed to be encapsulated. The area was musty, smelly and was starting to have mold growth. It was getting so bad that the odors were seeping up into the house. Homeowner Bruce called Baker’s to fix this health hazardous issue.
Service Advisor George Hollenbeck gave the free inspection and determined the best solution. He proposed encapsulating the crawl space with our patented 20ml thick CleanSpace crawl space liner. He also had a drainage matting inserted underneath the liner making traffic more tolerable, as well as vent covers to block outside air.
A Penn Hills home had both a basement and crawl space that were experiencing problems. Water was intruding the unfinished basement area, while the crawl space was beginning to smell and had mold growth on the walls. Homeowner Mark called Baker’s for a solution.
In the basement, we proposed our most recommended interior drainage system WaterGuard, with a SuperSump sump pump. We also had the crawl space encapsulated with our patented CleanSpace crawl space liner and had a SaniDry dehumidifying system installed to improve the overall air quality.
All these products create a safe and dry basement and crawl space.
Ken of Monessen, PA, really wanted to sell his home but first had to fix the constant water intrusion that was leaving large puddles along his carpeted basement floor.
After a free inspection we determined the best solution for Ken’s specific needs. We installed our WaterGuard interior drainage system to the front corner wall, where water was entering. Unlike other French drains that are installed under the footer of the home in an area prone to clogging, our patented WaterGuard system easily rests on top of the footer along the wall in a dug out trench. This placement is nonivasive and is designed to keep the drain clean.
Connected to the drain was the SuperSump sump pump. The Super can move 2500 gallons of water per hour out of a basement. As an additional product, Ken purchased 20 ft. of our LawnScape downspout extensions to divert water further away from the foundation by placing the drain in a trench under the ground.
Both products come with a Lifetime Transferable Warranty.
Marilee of Mount Pleasant really wanted to sell her home but was being prevented due to the puddles of water that was intruding the front and left side walls of her much needed basement.
Service Advisor Michael Richmond gave the free estimate of the basement. After the inspection Michael proposed our interior drainage system, WaterGuard to the left and front walls. Unlike like other French drains which are installed under the footer in an area prone to clogging, WaterGuard easily rests on top of the footer in a dug out trench along the wall. He also had a SuperSump sump pump as well as our LawnScape downspout extensions installed to direct water further away from the home as part of Marilee's waterproofing system.
After the installation Marilee was now able to place her home on the market!
Rhonda had a dirty and exposed crawl space that she wanted to encapsulate and protectfor storage use.
Service Advisor George Hollenbeck conducted the free estimate. He had our patented CleanSpace crawl space liner applied to the 171 sq. ft. area with drain matting inserted underneath to help the liner withstand storage and traffic flow. The 20 ml thick liner is used to protect from outside forces such as water, rodents, critters, and even cold and warm air seeping up into the crawl space and living area.
After installed Rhonda was more than happy to have a safe environment to hold storage!
The bowing along that the side wall of an Export, PA basement was causing concern for the safety of resident Kate’s home. Knowing about our “Strong Reputation and Solid Foundation” she called Baker’s Waterproofing.
A free and thorough estimate was given by experienced Service Advisor Tom Eckersley. To provide a solution that would stabilize the bowing side wall he evenly placed 5 GeoLock wall anchors. The anchors also came with a tightening kit that was given to Kate which she will be able to use over time to attempt to straighten the wall back to its orginal position.
Once in place Kate was thrilled to have a safe and stabile home!
In Vandergrift a basement would routinely get so much water that it would sometimes take up to a week to fix! Enough was enough so the homeowners called Baker’s for a free estimate.
We were able to design a solution that would prevent water from flooding the basement and disturbing their storage items any further. CleanSpace whilte durable wall liner was first hung along the damp foundation as a water shield. Below the liner our patented WaterGuard draining system was installed within the floor. This drain will collect water and move it to the SuperSump pump system to pump outside. These 3 products will prevent the area from water disturbance for years to come!
Baker’s created stability to a bowed basement wall in South Park Pa by installing 6 GeoLock wall anchors. The installation of the anchors uses a torqueing method that anchors earth plates submerged in the soil of the yard to wall plates attached to the wall, connected by a steel rod. This connection holds the wall in place and prevents any further movement. Over time the connection can be tightened and allows the chance of wall straightening.
Another home fixed by Baker’s!
In Ruffs Dale PA a homeowner noticed a horizontal crack along their rear block foundation wall. After a free assessment by Baker’s we determined that the wall was shifting or bowing out of proper alignment and needed to be repaired before further problems occurred. Baker’s fixed this issue by installing 6 GeoLock wall anchors.
This low key solution holds the wall in place and will slowly attempt to straight the wall back to its’ original position. GeoLock comes with a 25 year manufactures warranty.
In Youngwood PA a multi-room basement had a foundation bow along the rear foundation wall.
Baker’s restored stability to the wall by installing 6 GeoLock wall anchors, and 2 Channel anchors. Both anchoring systems are used to anchor wall plates along the foundation to earth plates submerged in the soil of yard, out 10 ft. This connection holds the wall in place and will prevent any further shifting. Channel anchors were used where the bow had shifted the most.
Our patented system comes with a 25 year manufactures warranty. Another home fixed by Baker's!
Jane of Pricedale PA had a leaking foundation wall along the front side of her basement. The leak had to be repaired before the homeowner could sell the house. On average a home is devalued by 20% if there are water or foundational damages to the home.
Baker’s assessed the situation and repaired the leak by installing our sub-floor WaterGuard drain and SuperSump pump system. Together both warranted and patented products will protect the basement from water damage.
Homeowner Greg R of Acme PA. needed a solution sooner rather than later to fix his bowing foundation wall in his basement. Afraid that the wall would fall or collapse altogether, he called Baker’s after seeing an ad in a local newspaper for a free estimate.
The free estimate allowed Greg to view our various foundation repair solutions, and in the end had 8 GeoLock wall anchors installed along the right side-facing wall. The anchors will instantly stabilize the wall from further movement and potentially straighten the wall back to its’ original position over time.
We understand that every problem is different, and to get best solution for your SPECIFIC problem, schedule a free estimate with one of our certified Basement Waterproofing and Foundation Repair specialists today!
Zach of Greensburg had recently acquired a rental property with a crawl space that needed to be encapsulated. The exposed area had moisture along the walls, and Zach was afraid that mold would start to grow. He decided to call Baker’s for a free estimate to fix this problem.
To create a seal to water, future mold growth, and other possible outside disturbances, we applied CleanSpace vapor barrier liner to the dirt floor and foundation walls. CleanSpace is a durable 20ml thick liner that will provide a safe storage space for Zach and his future tenants!
A board member at The United Methodist Church in Glassport PA called Baker’s to look at the church’s musty smelling and wet basement.
We inspected the multi-room area and proposed an internal basement waterproofing system that would eliminate any puddling water along the floor. This consisted of installing WaterGuard sub-floor drainage along the rear and right block foundation walls where the leak was occurring. WaterGuard is easily rested on the footer and is designed to collect running water along the foundation and water by the floor seem. In companion to the french drain we installed a SuperSump sump pump. The Super will move water outside of the basement at a rate of 2,500 gallons water per hour.
No matter how large or small these patented and warranted products by Baker’s will keep this church dry for years to come!
This New Kensington homeowner has lived here for over 30 years and plans to live out the rest of her life in this home. All 4 basement walls had already began to bow when she purchased the house, but it has continued to get worse over the years. The homeowner's goal is to stabilize the wall to increase overall home value, so her children could eventually sell the house. She also needed to address her leaking basement walls, because an old system from one of our competitors was no longer functioning.
Our foreman, Tom Hannah, and his crew addressed both the bowed basement walls and water leakage problem. To properly stabilize, and potentially straighten, all 4 basement walls, our service advisor proposed that our production crew install 26 Geo-Lock Wall Anchors. Our crew carefully dug holes in strategically mapped out locations about 12 feet away from the foundation walls. They drove our galvanized steel rods through the wall to these locations. The rods were connected to our heavy-duty 16'' by 16'' galvanized earth anchors embedded in the soil. The earth anchors were then connected to our 12'' by 28'' wall plates in the basement interior. The system was in place and tightened for complete stabilization.
Our crew also installed 126 feet of our CleanSpace Wall System all around the 8-foot wall. Tom and his crew tucked the wall system behind the homeowner's existing paneling. Our CleanSpace vapor barrier will keep the entirety of this basement moisture free. It has a 25 year warranty for wear and tear, so neither the homeowner nor her children will have to worry about its durability. Our team definitely improved the home value with our permanent stabilization and waterproofing solutions.
The stoop at a Murrysville, PA home developed significant voids underneath. The homeowners have been living here for the past 16 years, and have no intention of moving elsewhere. The homeowners' goal was to fill in the voids below the concrete slab as to stop rodents from digging even larger holes. The couple needed a solution that would both fill in the voids and raise their sunken stoop. They called into our Appointment Center, and one of our Customer Service Representatives set them up with a free estimate.
Our Service Advisor, Nick Freda, completed a thorough inspection at the home. On the day of the appointment, Nick bid our PolyLevel slab solution and printed out the proposal for the homeowners.
Our Foreman, Scott Clark, and his crew installed our state-of-the-art slab solution. Our crew dug small, penny-sized holes in strategically-located areas, then installed injection ports. Next, they injected our PolyLevel foam into the voids below the concrete stoop. To finish this quick-and-easy installation, Scott sealed the holes, leaving minimal disruption to the existing concrete. Our crew permanently lifted and stabilized the couple's sunken concrete slab thanks to our high-density polyurethane formula.
A homeowner in Latrobe, PA had a damp crawl space, which we had previously repaired. About one year later, she reached out to us to fix her wet basement and damp floor.
Our production crew installed 44 feet of our DryTrak Baseboard Drain. Unlike our drains installed below the floor, DryTrak is permanently epoxied above the floor. This is the ideal solution for monolithic floors that would be extremely difficult to dig through. This above-floor drain will help direct water to the homeowner's existing sump pump system.
The crew addressed the damp floor with our ThermalDry Elite Plank Flooring. The homeowner chose a beautiful dark walnut finish for her new waterproof flooring. ThermalDry Flooring is great if you want the warm look of wood, but not the worry of water damage.
Water had been seeping through all 4 foundation walls in an old farmhouse in Beallsville, OH. The homeowner was concerned with these serious water issues. He plans to make this a rental property, so he added a waterproofing project to his list of home repairs.
Our Certified Waterproofing Professional, Mike Felt, completed an inspection of the farmhouse. He designed a custom solution to effectively repair the wet basement.
Our Foreman, Ken Kahlbaugh, and his crew installed our TripleSafe sump pump system, WaterGuard below-floor drain, TrenchDrain grated drainage pipe, CleanSpace wall vapor barrier, IceGuard discharge line protection, and LawnScape underground discharge outlet. The CleanSpace vapor barrier will prevent moisture and humidity from entering the basement and will direct all leaks into the drainage system below. All water that tries to enter the basement will be channeled from TrenchDrain and WaterGuard into our sump pump. TripleSafe contains a powerful Zoeller pump on a stand, lid and liner, and WaterWatch alarm. The discharge line runs through the foundation wall and extends underground far away from the foundation. On the home's exterior, IceGuard, an anti-freeze and anti-clog fitting, was installed on the discharge line. The discharge line extends underground and allows water to daylight through LawnScape's lawn-colored, grated outlet.
With a dry basement, the homeowner can rest assured that his soon-to-be rental property now has much greater market value!
A contractor worked with our team and the property owner to schedule a waterproofing and wall repair project for a house in Greensburg, PA. The owner plans to place the house on the market, but first had to fix the wet, moldy basement and bowing garage and basement walls.
Our crew, led by Foreman David Cain, successfully completed these major home improvement projects. David and his crew fixed the bowing walls with our Geo-Lock wall anchor system. The job required 15 anchors to permanently stabilize the walls, prevent further inward movement, and potentially return the wall back to its original position. Next, our crew cleaned mold off the walls (about 167 feet) with our Mold-X2 stain remover. Once the mold was taken care of, they installed our unique WaterGuard below-floor drain, vapor barrier directly above the drain, TripleSafe sump pump system, and LawnScape underground discharge extension.
The crew installed our wall and waterproofing systems in less than 1 week.
A dirt crawl space in Latrobe, PA was causing serious problems in the rest of the house. Outside air would leak into the basement and filter throughout the home. In the winter months, freezing cold air seeped through any openings and cracks in the foundation. In the summer months, hot and humid air filtered would do the same, creating a hospitable environment for mold. The homeowner also wanted to prevent the earth's moisture from sitting in the dirt crawl space.
Our professionally trained Service Advisor, Bob Massaro, inspected the inside and outside of the home. Bob designed a custom crawl space solution that would provide a dry, healthy, and structurally sound home. He took the homeowner's concerns into consideration before finalizing the proposal. The homeowner was confident in our honest work, so we scheduled the project.
Our crew, led by Ken Kahlbaugh, installed a variety of patented crawl space products. This included our CleanSpace liner and drainage matting, TerraBlock floor insulation, and SilverGlo wall insulation. We also sealed off any cracks and holes with spray foam to prevent outside air from leaking into the home. This crawl space has been turned into a healthy part of the home now that we have controlled the moisture, sealed off the walls, and encapsulated the walls and floors.
A homeowner identified a water problem near the exterior of the home. Two faulty downspout extensions leaked water near the foundation walls. If left alone, this could have led to serious water problems on the inside of the home, but luckily there is a simple, cost-effective fix!
Our Certified Waterproofing Specialist, Tom Faessel, inspected the home and proposed our LawnScape underground downspout extension be installed for a permanent solution. After the homeowner hired Baker's Waterproofing for the project, our crew arrived with the necessary products and tools. First, Rich Rotolo and his crewman removed the old extensions and removed the sod. Then, they connected PVC pipe to each existing downspout and ran the piping underground, away from the foundation. Next, the crew connected the pipes, then tied it into our LawnScape well. The only visible part is the green LawnScape outlet that rests flush with the lawn. For the last step, Rich and his crew replaced the dirt and sod in the yard.
Now, water drainage from the roof is directed far away from the home and onto the surface through the LawnScape underground downspout extension.
After 22 years of living in an Apollo home and several years of basement issues, it was time to make a healthy change for this 100-year-old house. The uneven fieldstone foundation allowed water and mud to enter the home and ruin the walls and floor during every rain. When a heavy rainstorm passed through, the homeowner would find inches of water in his basement!
Now, he doesn't have to deal with these headaches. The homeowner called our team for a free on-site visit to identify the problem and design a long-term waterproofing solution. On another day, our crew arrived at the house to install the proposed waterproofing system.
Covering up these unsightly walls and installing a waterproofing membrane was a must. Our CleanSpace wall system is a 100% waterproof barrier that easily installs on uneven foundation walls. One feature of our vapor barrier is that it will never support mildew or mold growth on its surface.
We installed our drainage system to catch and control all of the water leaks. The WaterGuard drainage system rests just below the basement's floor slab to catch groundwater that enters at the foundation wall-floor joint. The CleanSpace wall system is tucked behind WaterGuard's wall flange, so our waterproofing system will successfully catch all moisture that enters through the walls.
The drainage system will direct all water into our top-of-the-line TripleSafe sump pump system. Once water enters our airtight sump pump, it is discharged to the outside of the home. We added an extension to the discharge lines, called LawnScape. In this case, LawnScape includes 15 feet of underground piping that channels water from the sump pump system out to the yard. Now, groundwater that tries to enter the basement will daylight through our barely noticeable LawnScape outlet.
Our crew successfully dried up the basement in just 3 days.
A homeowner is selling her home after she'd been living there for years. As she prepared her home for the market, she noticed cracks along her foundation wall. She was unsure if she wanted to fix it or negotiate with the buyer, but she scheduled a free inspection with Baker’s Waterproofing.
Our Certified Foundation Repair Specialist inspected the home and designed a custom solution. Two cracks ran horizontally along the concrete block wall with a bow at 1 inch. This foundation issue greatly decreases the value of the home and, over time, it will only get worse. The homeowner decided to schedule the work before listing the house on the market.
Our crew installed 5 Geo-Lock wall anchors to permanently stabilize the home’s foundation. The system works by placing heavy-duty earth anchors far away from the foundation and connecting interior anchors with long, galvanized rods. Now, the home's foundation is structurally sound and ready to be listed!
A homeowner noticed that his driveway slabs have been slowly sinking, getting worse over the years (photo below). Eventually, he grew worried that it was now a tripping hazard around his home. He wants to reverse this safety issue with a solution he can trust to level his driveway.
Tom provided a free inspection and estimate for these sinking concrete slabs. He designed a custom proposal that addressed the homeowner's and his wife's concerns. They plan to stay at their home for many more years, so they chose our permanent PolyLevel solution to lift and stabilize their driveway once and for all.
Scott and his crew injected our PolyLevel formula into the gaps beneath the sunken slabs. This stabilized the settled soils and expanded in the empty voids to lift and permanently stabilize the concrete. These driveway slabs were lifted about 3 inches nearly back to level. No more tripping hazards!
6 years ago a homeowner in Blairsville, PA poured a concrete driveway and now it is starting to pit. He would like to have the surface and joints sealed. So he decided to give Baker's Waterproofing a call to set up a free inspection.
Our certified concrete repair expert, Bob came to evaluate the driveway. He designed a custom concrete sealant solution that would best work for the driveway.
Now the homeowner has a sealed and protected driveway!
This Herminie, PA homeowner and her daughter noticed extreme cracking, bowing, and shearing in her basement walls. They wanted to permanently stabilize the foundation before it got any worse, so they called Baker's Waterproofing for a free estimate.
Our service advisor Mark McCullough came to the home and surveyed the entire basement. He noted that one wall was shearing 2.5 inches. He designed a solution that would keep the foundation wall from moving or cracking any further.
Dave Allen and his crew installed 7 Geo-Lock wall anchors along the one wall in this basement.
The foundation walls in this home are now permanently stabilized.
A homeowner in New Alexandria, PA called Baker's Waterproofing after cleaning up five gallons of water in their basement and garage. She had a leaking basement and garage for over 5 years, and she did not want to deal with the buckets anymore.
Our waterproofing and foundation repair specialist Don Stiffler conducted a free no-obligation estimate of the entire home. He designed a custom waterproofing solution to keep this basement and garage dry.
In only one day, Foreman Jacob Shumar and his crew installed 51 feet of WaterGuard drainage system and 2 TripleSafe sump pumps, one in the basement and one in the garage. A buried discharge pipe was installed on the exterior to take all water away from the foundation of the home and out the LawnScape outlet.
Now, the homeowner can get rid of those buckets...no more water to clean up!
A couple in Ruffs Dale, PA had horizontal cracking and forward bowing of their basement wall. They also had cracks expanding from their windows, and the basement door was sticking when opened and shut.
Pressure from pooling water outside the foundation was causing the wall to bow inward. The couple called our office and scheduled a free inspection with one of our service advisors.
Chris Shrontz inspected the cracks and designed a solution to take care of the bowing wall. He also recommended a waterproofing solution that would get rid of basement leaks.
Foreman Martin Maxwell and his crew assembled 6 Geo-Lock anchors that extend out from the interior wall to stable soils about 12 feet from the home in order to permanently stabilize the wall.
Martin installed CleanSpace wall vapor barrier on the anchored wall to protect against moisture and humidity. This leads any leaks down into the WaterGuard drainage system we installed at the foundation footing. The drainage system gets water leaks to the TripleSafe sump pump and lets it surface at the LawnScape outlet on the outside of the home.
This couple now has a permanently stable wall and a dry basement!
A homeowner in Vandergrift, PA had a sinking concrete driveway. Sinking for many years caused the concrete to crack and some of the joints to separate between slabs. He had seen Baker's Waterproofing in a magazine ad, and called for a free inspection.
Sales Advisor Mark McCullough is a trained Waterproofing, Foundation Repair, and Concrete specialist. He surveyed the driveway, and decided what solutions would be best for the homeowner.
The homeowner called in to schedule his installation the next day.
Our crew of Darren and Scott installed PolyLevel foam into the empty voids beneath all of the slabs on the driveway. NexusPro joint sealant was filled between the slabs to help keep water from getting into the joints. Additionally, a few cracks were sealed with NexusPro.
The homeowner no longer has a sloped and cracked driveway!
A couple in Stahlstown, PA bought a home that was built in the 1880's. The basement had leaky walls and evidence of mold growth. They were concerned that the incoming water was damaging their stone foundation and that it would be difficult to sell the home in the future with these issues.
They had seen Baker's Waterproofing advertisements in local newspapers and magazines, so they knew who to call when they discovered these issues.
Our trained Service Advisor Mark McCullough performed a free inspection at the home. He designed a proposal custom to this basement that would keep the space dry all of the time.
He suggested a full perimeter drainage system that would lead to a TripleSafe sump pump. Mold X-2 would be sprayed on the walls and then covered with the CleanSpace vapor barrier. This protects the basement against moisture coming through the walls and limits mold growth.
The system would discharge on the exterior out the LawnScape outlet and would be protected from freezing or clogging by the IceGuard fitting.
Mark's designed solution would ensure the couple has a dry, usable living space.
They were having Mold Men of Pittsburgh come to remove the mold, but they wanted the space to say mold-free moving forward. Mold Men refered them to Baker's Waterproofing for a permanent solution.
Service Advisor Justin Lowden conducted a free inspection of the crawlspace. He wanted to ensure the homeowners that outside air would stay out and not have any effect on the crawlspace or the upper levels of the home.
The couple had plans to sell the home in the near future, so they decided to schedule the installation right then.
Foreman Jacob Shumar led the installation in the crawlspace. He installed a drainage system and sump pump in the crawlspace to displace any incoming water to the exterior of the home. He placed drainage matting on the dirt floor and encapsulated the floor and walls with our CleanSpace vapor barrier. This vapor barrier keeps water and humidity from passing through.
Jacob put vent covers on the inside and outside of the vents to ensure that the crawlspace air remains the right humidity and temperature. The SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier helps keep those measures regulated.
The couple can now sell their home knowing the crawlspace will not be a problem for the future owner.