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Kevin has been an indispensable asset to Rainy Day Basement Systems since he started in 2012. Having 20 plus years experience in commercial and residential construction, Kevin knows the importance of using the best products and methods available to create trusted permanent solutions for his customers and company. Kevin's experience working with homeowners, realtors, architects, engineers and building structures fuels his passion for helping people have healthier homes.
Kevin has held many roles within Rainy Day, including System Design Specialist and Service Technician. From there, he has moved his way up to become the Project Coordinator. He is also a "Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Specialist" through the state of Washington and an OSHA safety training graduate.
Kevin sincerely enjoys meeting with homeowners and always provides the best information and solutions based the objectives of the homeowner. Kevin loves the outdoors and exercise. In his free time you can find him rollerskating, fishing, snowboarding, golfing, and spending time with his family.
Lack of usable storage in this crawl space led homeowners, Sean and Jennifer, to call Rainy Day. Their existing crawl space was slightly damp and dreary.
To protect the home and insulate the tall space, we installed our Foamax Wall Panels and CleanSpace Encapsulation System.
We sufficiently controlled humidity and moisture in the crawl space using our SaniDry Sedona Dehumdifier, SmartDrain, and condensate pump. This reliable system will keep energy consumption low and create the usable the space they were hoping for, minus the worries of mold, musty smells, or dampness.
This Stanwood home had water leaking into the basement though the footing. After completing a free inspection and estimate, we determined that a damp and musty crawl space was the source.
To prevent ground water seepage, we installed drainage trenching along the interior footing of the foundation walls. This will direct all captured ground water to the TripleSafe Sump Pump we added. The TripleSafe incorporated three pumps in one including a battery back-up system that offers the homeowner to best protection against water intrusion. The crawl space was then encapsulated in CleanSpace, a highly durable vapor barrier that greatly reduces moisture and humidity levels.
This Burlington crawl space was in terrible condition. The vapor barrier was shifted around and had allowed dirt and water to get on top, making it a mess and ineffective. The homeowners said there were natural springs in the area and they have been struggling with water intrusion in their crawl space since it was built back in 1994.
We replaced their pre-existing sump pump with our more powerful TripleSafe Sump Pump. The TripleSafe features three pumps in one offering the homeowner the most protection against water intrusion. Next, we added drainage trenching to direct the ground water and other seepage towards the new TripleSafe.
Finally, we lined their crawl space with a more durable lining than the traditional 6 mils. black barrier they previously had. CleanSpace Light is a 10 mm thick vapor barrier that has an antimicrobial agent built right in. The lining greatly reduces the moisture and humidity levels in the space, in addition to furthering prevent against mold and mildew.
Fred and Diane lived in their Bellingham home since it was built in 1994, and had no plans to leave. Fred checked the crawl space every couple of weeks and was already aware of the problems the space was experiencing; such as water intrusion, falling insulation, and rodent infestation. The couple reached out to us because they wanted a well-insulated crawl space that was moisture-free and practical for storage. After sending out a system design specialist to perform a thorough inspection and consult with the homeowners about what he recommends, Fred and Diane went ahead with the proposal.
We installed drainage trenching along the interior perimeter of the foundation walls to capture any ground water seepage and direct it towards the SmartSump Pump we placed in the lowest point of the space. SilverGlo rigid foam insulation was installed from the top of the stem wall to the floor of the crawl space. Thanks to a patented graphite infusion process, SilverGlo has a higher R-value than standard EPS foam. Its excellent thermal properties make it ideal for insulating crawl space walls because it won’t lose its R-value or be damaged by moisture. We then encapsulated the space with CleanSpace, a highly durable crawl space lining that greatly reduces moisture and humidity levels. Finally, we added a SaniDry XP Dehumidifier to further control the moisture levels in the space. The SaniDry is completely automatic and will activate, deactivate and drain its reservoir with little to no responsibilities to the homeowner.
Like many parts of Washington, Bellingham commonly gets long periods of rain. Homeowners, Martin and Genn, had water frequently leaking into their basement stairwell and they knew that the situation was just going to get worse.
Their flooring and walls had water damage. Their basement, which was also their laundry room and storage area, was cold and unwelcoming. They did not want further damage to their home or items, so they contacted Rainy Day. After their free inspection and estimate, a plan was created to install a drainage system and restore the walls and flooring.
In the before picture, we removed the old walls and saw that the concrete around the window was moist and moldy. The prior walls did not seal tightly, leading to leaking, moisture, and mold which then damaged the walls and flooring, and contributed to the flooding. Additionally, the weak seal meant that outside air was also coming in, resulting in letting cold air inside in the winter and hot air in the summer.
The after picture shows the Total Basement Finishing EverLast panels (which are on top of Basement-to-Beautiful panels). All the panels fit snuggly around the pipes and windows, giving the room insulation in an attractive fashion. In addition, sandstone gray ThermalDry tiles on top of the cold concrete will help keep the temperature of the room under control whilst also making the room inviting. With this new snug seal on the inorganic walls and flooring, the homeowners don’t have to worry about mold, moisture, debris and air damaging their basement like before. They also won’t have to pay more to heat or cool a room that is not going to keep the desired temperature.
Pump and drainage systems will ensure that any water that does come into the basement will be disposed of fast and effectively, even on really rainy days. The TripleSafe pump system with two pumps, a backup battery, and alarm system will provide the homeowners with the reassurance that their basement will be safe even in the wet Washington weather. WaterGuard at the perimeter of the basement and TrenchDrain in the doorways and stairways will collect and direct any water to the TripleSafe. The LawnScape Downspout will safely discard roof water far from the house foundation, helping keep water from entering the basement. IceGuards were installed outside the home to avoid flooding from pipe blockage due to ice, snow and other debris.
These Anacortes homeowners suffered from a damp crawl space that was allowing musty smells to escape and waft into their home. They wanted a long-term solution that was going to control the moisture of the space and prevent mold and malodors in the future.
To accomplish this, we first located the lowest point in the space to install a Smart Sump Pump. Then a drainage trenching was added along the entire interior perimeter of the foundation walls to direct captured water seepage toward the pump. We encapsulated the crawl space with CleanSpace, a highly durable crawl space lining that greatly reduces moisture and humidity levels. The lining is strong enough to be attached directly to the foundation walls, creating a stable barrier that won’t tear or shift around. Finally, we added a SaniDry CX Dehumidifier to give the homeowners ultimate control over the humidity level of their crawl space.