A homeowner called us because his tenant was experiencing water leakage into the home. He said that water was puddling in several places around the outside of the foundation. This was leaking through the foundation walls and dripping into the tenant's living space.
As the tenant's bedroom was in the space three feet underground, this was a huge issue that needed to be repaired.
The homeowner discovered Florida Foundation Authority on Angie's List and called us. Our customer care team set up an appointment for the tenant to meet with Doug Secrest for a free inspection and quote.
Doug Secrest, our owner who has 15 years of experience, met with the tenant and did a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the home.
He determined that there were leaks in the foundation that could only be repaired by performing a dig and seal. He also highly recommended replacing and rerouting the downspout lines, putting in a french drain, and installing a sump pump inside the home.
Our experienced and well-trained installation crew, including Doug, Nazario, Mike, Israel, Jose, and Anthani, went out and installed the products and services Doug and the owner agreed upon.
A dig and seal involves digging around the outside of the home to the base of the foundation. (This is not always our recommendation, however, this is a case that required exterior waterproofing due to the porosity of the concrete blocks.) Afterward, the foundation is painted with a waterproof material to keep water out.
The downspouts were redirected so gutter water would not run off directly to the side of the home. There was a french drain installed around the foundation outside to collect any stray water as well.
The SafeDri Triple Sump Pump the crew installed will catch any water in the home and pump it out.
These repairs will ensure that the home stays dry for years to come - our lifetime and long-term warranties will ensure that! The tenant will no longer have to worry about water damaging her home or belongings, and neither with the owner or future tenants.
Foremen: Nazario Flores & Mike McDonald
Inspector: Doug Secrest
Products Installed: Downspout conductor lines, SafeDri Triple Sump Pump
Services Performed: Dig & Seal