The basement is an important part of a home and offers various benefits you may not be aware of. Not only does the basement provide added square footage and value to your home, but it should also be healthy and usable area whether it's used for storage or living purposes.
At EcoSpect Inc., we understand the many ways that a basement can transform your home. In fact, we strive to give homes in Syracuse, NY a healthy and safe basement environment so families can enjoy their homes without worry. This is why we install basement waterproofing systems so you never have to worry about a wet or leaky basement, soil clogging your basement drain system or basement flooding and water damage among other things.
Our basement waterproofing systems are engineered and customizable for each specific home. Anytime your sub-floor drainage system detects moisture or water, it will immediately work with the sump pumps to transfer water out and away from your basement so you never have to worry about basement flooding. These systems are perfect for every home as they are built to grow with your home despite the age or size. Not to mention, our sub-floor drainage system comes with a life-of-house warranty and is very easy to maintain.
Just like the basement, your crawl space is also vulnerable to various problems. Over 40% of the air you breathe on the first floor of your home comes directly from your crawl space and basement. Therefore any moisture or standing water in the crawl space will create harmful air to infiltrate your home and could lead to health hazards for you and your family. You certainly don't want your family to breathe in unsafe air and other harmful particles from the crawl space, so it's best to mitigate the problem right away.
Since the air travels upward from the basement and crawl space, any form of moisture, allergens, mold or mildew, will create musty odors and poor indoor air quality in the entire home. Luckily, EcoSpect, Inc. offers crawl space encapsulation, crawl space waterproofing and repairs to keep outside water, air, soil and other elements from living in your crawl space.
Unfortunately, outside elements such as evaporated water, wet soil and frost can harden into concrete slabs and foundation and cause the concrete to shrink a bit, causing foundation cracks. Even though it doesn't necessarily affect the structural integrity of the home, it does allow things like groundwater, insects, or radon gas to penetrate the cracks in your foundation.
Luckily, EcoSpect Inc. offers foundation crack repairs with carbon fiber reinforcement. When foundations crack and basement walls bow or buckle, carbon fiber reinforcement will stabilize and strengthen the structure. When applied to bowing basement walls, carbon fiber reinforcement applies pressure and tension resistance so your walls won't collapse.
Our company was originally founded to provide environmental consulting services, specializing in lead-based paint. It used to be a big issue that was getting quite a bit of attention because lead-based paint exposure could cause harmful health effects. Even though many housing-related professionals had known about this issue, there were no comprehensive procedures for handling lead-based paint until the US Dept of Housing and Urban Development set guidelines for controlling lead-based paint hazards. This is why we, at EcoSpect Inc., offer lead investigations based on the guidelines.
Syracuse is known for its cold winter and heavy snowfall, along with the humid climate. After all the hard work of shoveling snow all winter, make sure you protect your home by waterproofing it and having the right drainage system installed. All you need is a small trickle of rainwater or water from the melting snow to ruin a home.
You can count on EcoSpect, Inc. to take care of your home from the crawl space and basement to the structural integrity of your foundation. We strive to provide a healthy home environment to every homeowner in Syracuse, New York and surrounding areas. Contact us today at 585-207-3830 for dependable and healthy crawl space and basement solutions in Syracuse.
EcoSpect is Syracuse and Rochester's Local Expert for Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space Repair, Foundation Repair, Environmental Services, Sump Pump Replacement & More!