Crawl Space & Basement Waterproofing – Brookfield, IL 60513

Customer Name:

Kristin H.

Problem: 

Kristin and her husband were buying a home from her father in law that had been in the family for a long time. Even though it was a family to family transaction they did their due diligence and had a home inspection.  The inspection report noted that there were several items that needed to be addressed. The crawlspace had visible mold and a foundation crack. She knew that water intrusion had been an issue in the past and wanted to make sure that it would not be in the future. They wanted the issues corrected prior to moving into the home.

Solution:

Alliance reviewed the home inspection report along with any pictures that were provided prior to sending an estimator out to the home for an assessment. Our estimator met with the potential homeowners and discussed the situation. He then went into the crawlspace and basement areas and took pictures and measurements of the areas that needed remediation.  During our assessment it was discovered that there were visible signs of additional water damage in the basement area. It was discussed with the homeowners and agreed that we would include that work into our project estimate as well.

Alliance prepared an estimate for cleaning up the Crawlspace, repairing the foundation crack, installing the Whitecap Premium crawlspace liner to the floor and walls, and applying Spray foam insulation to the rim joist area at the top of the foundation.  Basement clean up work was also quoted. This portion included removing and disposing of damaged drywall and paneling, sanitizing the framing and floor, and repairing another foundation crack.

Kristin accepted our proposal for work and it was scheduled for a few days after her closing.

Any Quotes from the homeowner:

“We couldn’t be happier! Alliance performed work (crack repair and mold remediation) on our new home in early March, the week before we moved in – there were known foundation cracks, and the inspection also revealed a small amount of mold. From the first phone call, to the initial eval and quote, to the completion of work – everything was timely and professional. We elected to have them gut the small lower level (of our tri-level home), and are thankful we did – rotten floorboards and an additional crack were discovered. We were called and consulted prior to them doing some additional work that was required. The cracks were repaired, the containment process was excellent, and the work area was completely cleared of debris and was left tidy when they were finished. Then, all we had to do was wait for some torrential rain to see if the repairs worked! It is now June, and we’ve had 2 days of heavy rain – the type of rain that previously caused there to be water all over the lower level (this home was known to us for several years prior to purchase from a family member). I’m so thrilled to report that although our side yard is a lake (which normally meant that so was the basement), our basement is completely dry! Not a drop. We are so happy that we feel safe finishing the lower level now and have some wonderful additional living and storage space. The cost for repair was 100% worth it. Thank you so much for everything!”

Kristin H.