Crawl space in Huntley, IL home with falling insulation before a spray foam insulation and encapsulation project

Crawl Space Encapsulation – Huntley, IL 60142

Customer Name:

Dan W.

Problem: 

Our client Dan had lived in his home for 20 years. It was a great place to live and raise a family, but there was one problem. He had noticed that the floors on the main level were getting progressively colder over the years. As someone who lives in the Midwest, he knew that the harsh winters here were nothing to mess around with. With these low temperatures, he was rightfully worried about freezing pipes in his home. Eventually, with another cold winter season looming on the horizon, he knew it was time to take action. That’s when he contacted the professionals at Alliance Restoration.

Solution:

Upon inspection, we knew what the best solution would be for Dan’s problems. We suggested that he remove the existing insulation in his crawl space and seal the vents as part of a full encapsulation project. We knew that if we could seal off the crawl space from the harsh outdoor conditions, he would no longer need to worry about frozen pipes or cold floors in his home. After discussing the details of the project with him, we got to work.

Our crew removed and disposed of the old insulation in his crawl space and replaced it with spray foam insulation in the rim joist areas. We find that this is a much more effective and long-lasting approach to insulating a crawl space. When we removed the original insulation though, we stumbled upon an unexpected foundation crack. We repaired this crack with no trouble, leveled out his crawl space floor, and installed WhiteCap vapor barrier liners to the floors and walls. With his crawl space completely sealed off, Dan could finally rest easy knowing that he would no longer need to worry about cold floors or freezing temperatures underneath his home. And as an added bonus, he had a crack repaired that he did not even know was there!

Any Quotes from the homeowner:

“Alliance did a great job. We could not be happier with the way it looks and am so thankful for the discovery of a crack and their ability to repair it onsite.  The floors are already warmer, and I am confident that as the weather gets colder, we will notice and even bigger difference.  Thank you for helping us with our problem.”

Dan W. – Huntley, IL

water damage around a drain pipe and crawl space in McHenry, IL before the installation of a new basement drainage system

Crawl Space Drain System, Crack Repair and Power Post Installation – McHenry, IL 60051

Customer Name:

Kelly V.

Problem: 

Kelly and her husband had been living in their home for a long time, and with the kids out of the house they finally decided it was time to sell. However, as is all too common when it comes to selling a house, they hit a snag during the process. When they had an inspector come to their house to make sure everything was up to code and the house was ready to be put on the market, he found that their crawl space had some serious water damage. Not only this, but there were also cracks along the crawl space wall. Prior to the inspection, Kelly and her husband had no idea that there were issues like these in their home. She wanted to do the right thing and make sure these issues were dealt with before putting the house on the market, and so she contacted the professionals at Alliance Restoration.

Solution:

After Kelly gave us a call, we sent a technician out to perform an in-home inspection to determine the source of the problem. Upon assessment, it was decided that an interior drainage system and a new sump pump would be the best solution to the water issues the homeowners were experiencing. The crew came out to the home, where they dug a trench around the perimeter of the crawl space, installed a new drain pipe, the new sump pump, and a new discharge line. This drainage system was designed to collect any and all unwanted water that may find its way into the space and direct it away from the home via the discharge line. After the water problems were dealt with, the crew used injection materials to repair the cracks in the crawl space walls and installed the Power Post stabilization next to the existing support posts to further support the structural integrity of the home. In the end, Alliance was able to offer solutions for every single one of Kelly’s crawl space problems. We left the home with two very happy customers!

Any Quotes from the homeowner:

“The crew was great! They were so kind, considerate, and professional. I have never worked with a contractor who made me feel like they really wanted to take good care or you, that’s what it felt like with these guys!”

Kelly V. – McHenry, IL

Crawl Space Encapsulation – Crystal Lake, IL

Customer Name:

Cliff H.

Problem: 

Cliff H. had been happily living in his home for 3 years. Everything was going well. It was a nice place in a great neighborhood and his family loved it. After a while, Cliff ran into a problem. During the winter all the floors were very cold and during the summer he noticed a musty, moldy smell throughout the home. His home was so close to perfect, but this really put a damper on things for him and his family.
Being an experienced homeowner, he correctly assumed that the root of the problem came from the crawl space. Upon further inspection, he found that his crawl spaces had dirt floors and were filled with nasty debris. Simply put, they were not maintained properly, and he needed a professional to solve his problem. That’s when he contacted Alliance Restoration.

Solution:

Alliance listened carefully to Cliff’s concerns and they offered a variety of solutions to help him with his problem. Eventually, they found the best remedy: WhiteCap crawl space encapsulation, Alliance’s go-to method for protecting crawl spaces. WhiteCap drainage matting and insulated vapor barriers were installed in both crawl spaces, effectively preventing moisture from entering the home. This would ensure that the musty smell that Cliff was experiencing in the summertime would no longer be an issue. Next, our crew applied spray foam insulation to the rim joist areas in the crawl spaces, helping to solve the problem of cold floors during the winter months.
After the process was complete, we could confidently tell Cliff that he would not have to worry about his crawl space again for many years to come, as WhiteCap is an extremely durable and reliable solution. We were happy to help him with his problems in the quickest and most efficient way possible. He was very happy with the results!

Any Quotes from the homeowner:

“Alliance Restoration did an excellent job on encapsulating my crawl space. They were very thorough and professional. I had 2 other well-known companies bid my job and the decision was easy to make.”

Cliff H.

crawl space in Rolling Meadows, IL with fallen debris and fallen insulation before being HEPA vacuumed and sanitized.

Crawl Space Clean Up – Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Customer Name:

Carole C.

Problem: 

Carole had fixed up or cleaned up every area of the house and the only area left was the crawlspace.  There wasn’t anything specific that she had been noticing.  No water intrusion issues, no odors; she was just tired of knowing that the crawlspace was dirty and unkept. She wanted this area to match the rest of her beautiful, tidy home. She scheduled a consultation with Alliance to get an assessment and solution.

Solution:

The Alliance crew collected and disposed of all the random debris and fallen insulation. We then HEPA vacuumed and sanitized the crawlspace ceiling and walls.  This removed the cobwebs, dust, and dirt from areas.  The final step was to lay a 6mil clear vapor barrier onto the floor putting the final touch on achieving a clean and tidy looking crawlspace.  It was exactly what the homeowner had envisioned.

Any Quotes from the homeowner:

“We are very pleased with the work Jose did in our crawlspace.  He was easy to work with, very pleasant, and did a great job! The crawlspace cleaned up very well.”

Carole C.

wet, moldy basement and crawl space before mold remediation and waterproofing services in Brookfield, IL.

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. There was visible mold and a basement foundation crack in the wall. They wanted basement waterproofing and mold removal issues corrected prior to moving into the home. To prevent future water intrusion they needed a professional crawl space and restoration company to repair the basement wall crack and address crawl space mold remediation as soon as possible.

Solution:

Alliance Restoration 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 details surrounding crawl space mold removal and foundation wall crack repair. He took pictures and measurements of the specific areas of the crawl space and basement that needed mold remediation services.  We discovered visible signs of additional water damage in the basement during our assessment. It was discussed with the homeowners and agreed that we would extend our work to include basement waterproofing into our project estimate as well.

Alliance prepared an estimate for crawl space clean up, foundation crack repair, and basement clean up work. The quote included installing Whitecap Premium crawl space liner to the floor and walls, applying spray foam insulation to the rim joist area at the top of the foundation, removing and disposing of damaged drywall and paneling, and sanitizing the framing and floor.

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

If you discover a foundation crack in your basement walls, contact the basement and crawl space specialists at Alliance Restoration for a free consultation about mold removal and crack repair services.

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.