Before & After Photos

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Getting A Home Ready For The Market - Port Jervis, NY

These homeowners contacted Basement Systems of New York to see what could be done to take care of their basement to get it in tip-top shape before selling it. They knew with it having an old dirt floor that would get water consistently they would either need to take care of the issue before selling their home to create a value proposition for the buyer or take a large sum of money off. Because of this, they decided to be proactive and take care of the issues before selling their home. In doing so they can now guarantee to get the most return on their investment possible.

For us to take care of their water, foundation, and floor problems, we dug their floor four inches down, we then installed eight precast footings, all of which our SmartJack systems would sit on top of. Once this was completed we started to install our patented FlowGuard waterproofing system along the perimeter of the basement, which was then tied into our SuperSump plus. Finally, before laying our new concrete slab we installed our CleanSpace vapor barrier on their walls.

By installing our patented systems we able to address the major concerns that the current homeowner had for himself and his family while they continued to live in the home, but more importantly to them they were able to address obvious issues that they knew would stop them from being able to sell their home in the foreseeable future.

 

 

 

 

Lifting Two Sunken Bungalows With SmartJack Support Systems And Sistered Floor Joists - Kauneonga Lake, NY

This homeowner was concerned with the structural integrity of two of their two bungalows. They believed that the bungalow's headers and footers of their foundations needed to be repaired, as the bungalow's in question had sunken. Because of what was occurring with the structures and previous projects that we had performed for other clients in the near vicinity, they contacted Basement Systems of New York to figure out what was going on. Upon our Specialist finishing his inspection, he was able to confirm their thoughts. Due to how thorough our Specialist was during their consultation, they wanted us to complete the project for them.

To take care of the issues at hand, we started digging down approximately four feet to install our sono-tubes. Once our sono-tubes were fully installed we poured our concrete on top of them to create our new poured footings. These footings would be the base for our SmartJack support systems with steel i-beams. After installing our support systems, we then sistered all of the floor joists of the bungalows. By applying these systems, we were able to lift, level, and stabilize the two bungalows. 

During the project, the homeowner could see an improvement in the structural integrity of the bungalows from us just applying our temporary supports. After lifting, leveling, and supporting the structures, they saw a tremendous change. Overall this homeowner could not have been any happier with how their project turned out. Because, of our help, they now can live in their home year-round without the fear of it falling down. More importantly than anything we were able to restore peace of mind back to them. 

Knocking Down And Rebuilding A Foundation Wall - Kiamesha Lake, NY

This home's foundation was in need of serious help. Their original foundation wall had multiple areas that contained stair-stepping cracks. These cracks in their wall made it start to bow and deflect inward. After putting this work off for years, they knew they needed to take care of the issue before their home fell over. Because of previous projects we had completed, these homeowners knew that Basement Systems Of New York was the company to take care of their issue.

 

To take of the issue, we first temporarily supported their home. Once this was accomplished, we saw cut their black top to start digging down approximately twelve feet to uncover the foundation. We then knocked down their old block foundation wall. Next, we strategically lowered cinder blocks and cement into our trench. By doing this, we had the essential materials needed in order to rebuild their foundation wall. Once done we removed our temporary supports and backfilled the area that we had disturbed with a rough grade.

 

Since completing their project, they have noticed that their floors don’t bounce, creek, items in their home are level again, and much more. Most importantly, they are now not worried that their home will fall over, and they can sleep easily at night. They are so glad they decided to invest in their home and protect it with a professional company.

SmartJack support system saves homeowners floor and supports the home.

We turned this nasty crawlspace with structural problems into a clean and safe crawlspace with the SmartJack support system.

Leveling A Sinking Home With Stabil-Loc Piering System - Salisbury Mills, NY

After completing an interior remodel project in their home these homeowners realized that there was an issue with their home. More specifically that their stove was crooked, and throughout the entirety of their home, they had issues with bouncy and creaking floors. What they didn't realize until they went exploring was that between the right rear wall of their home they had a large crack, which was due to the home settling. Due to the settlement of the home, the cracks were spreading into their home through the sheetrock. As well they noticed that the front right corner of the house had a crack that seemed to be causing the same damage to the front of the home as the crack in the back was doing

For us to save their home before it was too late, we excavated around the perimeter of their home and installed 12 Stabil-Loc push pier systems, which spaned from the corner of their porch to the backside of their home past their sliding glass door. Once our systems were in place we then backfilled the excavation area and roughly graded it. 

By implementing our piering system we were able to lift, level, stabilize and true their home to the best of our ability. During the lifting process while standing on the deck the homeowner could notice a significant difference almost immediately with the small amount of lifting that we had done before their project was fully completed. They could not have been happier with the outcome of their project, but more importantly, they are so glad that they do not have to worry at night about whether or not their home is going to fall over. 

 

 

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