April 30th, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments
So yesterday I posted about how bad my moisture problem is. What I didn’t mention is that I’ve known about this problem since August but have had a million problems getting accurate fixit ideas. I decided to go with a product called CleanSpace. There was nothing about this part of my project that could even remotely say was done on a shoestring budget. This part of my remodel was 6k. It will be worth every penny because it’s better to pay more now in prevention than have to deal with more problems later.
CleanSpace is a 20 mil product that wraps around walls and floors to keep moisture from evaporating and being transferred to other peices of the home, like wood, floor, etc. It also has a biocide on the botton to prevent mold and rot from affecting the 20mil plastic. you can find out more information here: http://www.basementsystems.com/crawl-space.html
After three months of figuring out inaccurate bids, awful subcontractors and lots of hurry up and wait – we finally found someone that would do the whole moisture management comprehensive project, guarantee their work and stick with their bid price…weird. So TerraFirma came in today! The first day they mostly dug to help direct the moisture out of the house and they started putting the clean space on the walls.
This is a deep trench coming out from the basement doors.
And the trench goes all the way to the hill.
The rotten beams were replaced with pressure treated beams and put on top of the Clean Space so the moisture won’t rot the beams again.
Clean Space started to be put on the walls. You can see the trench they dug on along the side of the foundation.
The trench continued around the side of the house – look how dark the dirt is! That’s water! Ugh! So glad it wasn’t me digging this hole!
and the trench continues….
This trench is coming from the opposite side of the foundation and is coming under the bathroom to meet up with the other trench.
Clean Space Hung on the wall.
I can’t wait to see what they get done tomorrow!!!