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Basement Repair Services & Products
Waterguard Interior System
Drytrak Drainage Channel
Trenchdrain Drain Grate
Iceguard Discharge Line
Flexispan Wall Crack Repair
Polyurethane Crack Sealing
Wellduct Window Drainage
Brightwall Waterproof Panels
Thermaldry Wall Barrier
Basement To Beautiful Pre-finishing Wall Insulation Panels
Drain Tile Installation
Supersump Pump System
Triplesafe Pumping System
Ultrasump Battery Back Up
Crawl Space Repair Services & Products
Cleanspace Encapsulation Vapor Barriers And Liners
Turtle Access Hatch
Everlast Crawl Space Doors
Sanidry Csb Dehumidifier
Smartdrain Water Drainage
Silverglo Wall Insulation
Terrablock Floor Insulation
Smartsump Sump Pump
Crawl-o-sphere Crawl Space Fan
Wallcap Block Wall Sealer
Smartvent Flood Vents
Foundation Repair Services & Products
Push Pier Underpinning For Settlement, Foundation Leveling, Sinking Foundation Repair
Geo-lock Wall Anchors
Geo-lock Helical Anchors
Powerbrace Bowed Wall Repair
Carbonarmor Fiber Wall Repair
Smartjack Crawl Space Support
Slab Pier Repair
Polylevel Concrete Lifting
Ez Post Deck Repair
Shotcrete Wall Restoration
After a car struch this home, it seemed like things would never be the same. After the team at Frank's Basement Systems replaced the broken wall and window, the basement was better than ever!
While they should be addressed sooner rather than later, wall cracks don't have to be cause for panic. This homeowner had a total of 6 cracks in his basement fixed in one day. These are permanent fixes than will not have to be redone if the house shifts over time.
The discoloration around the fuse box is indicative of moisture on the walls from water seeping through the walls. Moisture and electricity are not a good combination. By installing BrightWall, this homeowner has ensured any water coming through her walls will not reach her fuse box.
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Foundation Issues can be very worrisome, but we can solve the problem providing simple, permanent solutions much more affordable than replacing your home's foundation. Whether it be Wall Stabilization, Wall Straightening, or Crawl Space Repair we can solve your problem.
With superior, patented products and years of experience we completely seal your basement and add a discharge system which includes an interior subfloor drain and baseboard system that run to a sump pump (with backup pumps) expelling water outside the house, away from the foundation.
We also specialize in yard drainage which is a different issue altogether but a problem we can solve for you nonetheless!
If your Eriehome suffers from water coming during heavy rain or water seepage we make sure that your basement stays completely dry all year long. We are the largest network of basement water-proofers across the country and your trusted solution.
Crawl spaces are often neglected and can become serious problem areas in your home. Our team can repair your crawl space, even the floor, and then completely encapsulate the area making it waterproof. We add a high capacity dehumidifier to keep the area dry and prevent mold growth and rot that result from moisture in the crawl space.
Regina decided to take down the paneling from the walls of her basement that had been there since she bought the house. They were peeling and sagging, so it seemed like the right time to finally tear them down and replace them with something nicer. Much to her surpise, the unsightly paneling was not her only problem. Years of moisture seeping through the walls had caused the blocks to crack, crumble, and shift. The sagging paneling was only a symptom of a much larger problem.
After checking local contractor reviews online, Regina decided to give Frank's a call for a free, no obligation estimate. Upon intitial inspection, Frank found more cracks than Regina initially thought. He recommended WaterGuard drainage around the perimeter of the basement, a TripleSafe Sump Pump System, and to repair the cracks in the walls.
After one day of digging, removing old clay drain pipes, and installation of our patented WaterGuard waterproofing system and TripleSafe sump pump system, Regina was well on her way to having a dry, usable basement.
Once all the concrete had hardened completely, Regina's walls were fixed and a new utility sink was installed by our plumbing division, Mr. Plumber. She could finally begin to use and enjoy her basement.
Francis bought her home knowing it had a history of the basement flooding. While she had never seen it flood, she new there was a large amount of moisture in her basement at any given time. She decided to get a few quotes on what it would take to have a dry basement once and for all. One contractor told her they couldn't do the work she needed, but Frank's Basement Systems could.
She met with Ray Smith who recommended a multi part solution: drainage, wall panels, sump pump, and dehumidifier.
The first step in her solution was to hang our patented BrightWall panels on all of her walls. BrightWall traps moisture coming through the wall and forces it down to the floor. More than that, it brightens your whole space and cleans with a wet rag. It will also never grow mold!
The second step was to install our patented WaterGuard drainage system around the entire basement. WaterGuard and BrightWall work together to keep water from entering your basement. The water trapped by the BrightWall flows down to the WaterGuard system and into step 3: the UltraSump sump pump.
The UltraSump system will pump any water coming from the WaterGuard system or from the floor (i.e. hot water tank leak) up and out of the basement.
The last step in Francis' solution was a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier. The SaniDry Sedona will remove 100 pints of water per day while using the same energy as a dehumidifier that only removes 40 pints per day.
No matter how water tries to come in, Francis is ready with her four part comprehensive solution from Frank's Basement Systems.
Alma had already had one of her foundation walls replaced in the past. Now it was time to have another one done. It had begun to fall inward and was only going to get worse. She called Frank's Basement Systems to come take a look.
Upon inspection, Rick agreed the only permanent solution for Alma was to have the entire wall replaced. The mortar had broken loose between the second and third layers of blocks causing the wall to buckle and fall inward.
The first step to a new wall is to remove the existing one. Our team placed jacks to support the weight of the house and began digging outside. Once the crew had dug down to the footer, they carefully took the wall down and removed all the old blocks. The wall was then rebuilt up to where the old wall had been.
As an extra layer of protection, a waterproof membrane and dimple board were attached to protect the new wall.
After seeing the finished work, Alma will be calling Frank's when it is time to replace the last wall!
Dan and Wendy had a sump pump in their basement, but still had persistent water problems. In hopes of finding an answer, they visited the Buffalo Home Show to talk to some professionals. After speaking with mutliple contractors regarding their wet basement, they decided to give Frank's a call.
While Dan and Wendy had been focusing on how to get the water in their basement out, they hadn't considered keeping it out in the first place. Our sales representative Mike Ciocca noticed their lawn was incredibly wet when performing his inspection. This indicated that there may be water seeping through the basement walls or finding its way in through improperly sealed windows or even wall cracks. A wet yard and a dry basement rarely coexisit. To solve this, exterior drainage was installed around the house to force water to drain away from the basement.
In addition to the exterior drainage, Mike decided interior drainage around the perimeter of their basement and a new 1/3 horsepower sump pump would be necessary to keep this basement 100% dry 100% of the time. Now any water that did make its way into the basement had an easy and effiecient way up, out, and away from the house.
After 75 feet of exterior drainage, 54 feet of interior drainage, and a brand new sump pump, these homeowners could finally start to use and enjoy their basement.
Brent's house was built in the late 1800's and the years had taken their toll. The floors of his home had started to sag, so he wanted to find an economical solution and bring his floors back up where they belonged. He called Frank's Basement Systems for a free, no obligation quote on what it would take to fix his floors.
Frank Nati came out and inspected Brent's basement. Like many old houses, the supports for the floor had slowly sunk or broken and had caused the sagging Brent noticed. Frank recommended a jack post system be installed to help distribute the weight of the house from the old supports to new, heavy duty galvanized steel posts.
Our crew led by Don Crist started by digging and concreting the floor where the posts and SmartJacks were going to be installed. This prevents the ground underneath from shifting and provides a sturdy base for the new supports. Then the team started measuring and cutting the heavy channel that would be used to distribute the weight of the house across the SmartJacks and posts. They channel was then lifted into place by the entire crew and supported by jack posts. Once the channel was secured, the SmartJack was installed near the basment wall to support the largest amount of weight.
This process was repeated 4 times across the basement to provide even support across the whole basement. Call today to schedule your free, no obligation estimate for your permanent fix for your sagging floors.
Dan had some cracks in the basement walls of his Lake View home. As a result, water was leaking into his basement and reaching depths up to 2 inches. Dan decided to call Frank's Basement Systems and schedule his free, no obligation estimate.
Upon inspection, our representative found a total of 10 cracks leaking water into the basement. Left alone, the water would slowly cause the cracks to become wider and eventually pose a serious structural concern. A plan was formulated to fix the cracks once and for all.
Dan's repair plan comprised of 3 parts: creating a path for water coming through the cracks to reach the sump pump, sealing the cracks, and covering the cracks.
The floor was opened to confirm the existing drain tile was adequately draining water. Without properly functioning drain tile, water will continue to collect on the basement floor. The cracks were then sealed inside and out to stop as much water from coming through as possible. BrightWall paneling was then installed over the cracks to ensure any water that made its way through the cracks was trapped and forced down to the drain tile.
After a week of work, Dan finally had a permanent solution to both his wall and flooding problems. Call today to schedule your free estimate!
As if a Buffalo winter doesn't present its own challenges, a car struck the corner of Daniel's house in the middle of January and caused serious structural damage. He contacted his insurance to file a claim for the broken wall, window, and floor joist. Once the paperwork had been taken care of, Daniel called Frank's Basement Systems for a free, no obligation estimate.
Mike Ciocca performed his inspection and designed a plan to return Daniel's home back to normal. His plan included rebuilding the broken wall from the footer up, installing support posts across the basement, and installing interior drainage.
Because of the extent of the damage to the wall, the concrete floor had to be broken so the footer could be replaced. While the floor was open, 49 feet of interior drainage was placed around the perimeter of the basement and 2 floor drains.
To help support the weight of the house, our crew installed a total of 7 support posts across the basement. These posts are installed into the concrete floor and will help take the weight of the house.
The cabinets and paneling were replaced and the basement looked better than it did before!
No matter the cause, Frank's Basement Systems will complete a free, no obligation estimate for all your basement concerns!
Over the years, Yvette had experienced repeat flooding in her basement. It typically happened when the drains at the street backed up and water typically reached ankle depth. Despite an unusually dry summer, she noticed her basement continued to flood. She needed a permanent solution to her problem before permanent damage was done. She decided enough was enough and called Frank's for a free, no obligation estimate.
Rick Pilarski performed his inspection of Yvette's basement and decided a 4 step solution was just what she needed.
The first step was install our patented WaterGuard drainage system around the entire 104 ft. perimeter of the basement. WaterGuard is specifically designed not become blocked with foreign matter. To ensure the system is flowing properly, inspection points were installed every few feet.
The second step was to install BrightWall paneling on all the basement walls to trap water before it enters the basement. The patented BrightWall panels prohibit mold and mildew growth and clean with a wet rag. The panels trap the water and force it down into the WaterGuard system.
The next step was the installation of our patented TripleSafe system including a 1/3 horse power primary pump, a 1/2 horse power back up pump, and a battery backup pump. The WaterGuard system runs into the TripleSafe system to be pumped up and out of the basement.
The final step was to remove the water from the air with a patented SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier. Dry basement air is critical to the health of everyone in the home, and the SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier removes moisture from the air more efficiently than any other dehumidifier on the market.
Now Yvette never has to worry about her basement flooding again! Call us today to schedule your free, no obligation estimate!
Allen heard the words no homeowner wants to hear: your house is being condemned for structural failure. The foundation of his Buffalo home was no longer considered strong enough to support the weight of the home. After receiving this news, he decided to call Frank's Basement Systems in the hopes his home could be saved.
Rick Pilarski visited the home and performed his inspection. He found the walls leaning in and makeshift supports in the crawl space made out of cinder blocks and pieces of lumber.
The answer to Allen's woes were helical piers. These piers were drilled down into the ground on the interior and exterior of the home. Brackets were installed to the footer of Allen's foundation and attached to the piers. The piers would now be taking the weight of the house instead of the foundation.
Thanks to the 23 long days of work by the Frank's team, Allen was able to keep his home and feel safe about its structure.
Nancy had been noticing water collecting on the floor of her finished basement. After removing the drywall and insulation, she was shocked to find a crack in her basement wall. She called Frank's to give her a free estimate on repairing the crack.
In order to repair the crack permanently, the floor below the crack was chipped out to ensure the existing drainage was functioning. The crack was cleaned out with water and a small drainage cove was installed below the crack. Xypex epoxy was inserted into the crack to stop water from coming through. As an additional layer of protection, our patented BrightWall paneling was installed over the crack down to the drainage cove to ensure no water could enter the basement through the crack.
Nancy was able to reinstall the insulation and drywall over the repair just like it was before. Call today to schedule your free, no obligation estimate on repairing the cracks in your basement walls.
Jerry had noticed moisture in his crawl space and his living room floors were uneven. The main walkway between the living room and bedroom had become spongy and the interior doors of his home no longer closed properly. He decided to call Frank's Basement Systems to get a free, no obligation estimate on repairing his crawl space and banning moisture once and for all.
The solution to Jerry's problems comprised of structural repairs as well as waterproofing product installation. A total of 51 new floor joists were installed to lift the floor back to level and remove the bounce. Our patented CleanSpace anti-microbial vapor barrier was installed across the entire crawl space to seal out moisture once and for all.
Now Jerry's crawl space will be dry once and for all!
Richard had noticed a crack in the basement wall of the house he was trying to sell. The crack was leaking water and he wanted it fixed in order to sell the house. He decided to call Frank's for a free, no obligation estimate on repairing the crack and stopping the leak.
Sean Kelley recommended our patented FlexiSpan crack repair system for a permanent solution. With the installation of a drywell, polyurethane sealant, secondary layer of drainage, and an overlay of another polyurethane sealant, the crack is sealed for good and water will not enter the basement again.
After a one-day repair by Frank's Basement Systems, Richard's house was now ready to be listed for sale!
Don had insulation on his basement walls in the hopes of warming up his basement. Unfortunately, his basement wall cracked and let water in. Now that his insulation was ruined, he decided it was time to look into having the crack repaired. Don called Frank's Basement Systems for a free, no obligation estimate.
Joe Johnson visited Don's home to inspect the crack. He recommended our patented FlexiSpan crack repair system as a permanent solution to the problem.
The 3 components of the FlexiSpan system ensure water never makes it through the wall again. A urethane sealant applied directly to the crack, a foam strip to absorb any water coming through, and another urethane sealant over the foam strip makes it impossible for even water vapor to get through.
With his wall crack triple-sealed, Don can rehang his insultation with the confidence in knowing it will stay clean and dry.
Call Frank's Basement Systems today to schedule your free, no obligation estimate!
Delores had water pooling on her basement floor. In addition to the water, she had a crack in the wall, too. She decided to give Frank's Basement Systems a call for a free, no obligation estimate on resolving both issues.
Ray Smith inspected her Depew home and surveyed the basement. He felt the crack was crucial to fix to stop the water. The Xypex crack repair system was used to permanently repair and waterproof the crack in Delores' wall.
To further address the water in Delores' basement, a patented 1/3 horsepower Zoeller sump pump was installed where the water tended to collect the most. The Zoller line of sump pumps is only available through Basement Systems dealers like Frank's and are the most reliable and efficient pumps on the market.
Call us today to schedule your free estimate!
Keith was concerned about the crawl space in his Grand Island home. He had been doing some research about crawl space vents and wanted to know when/if he should have them open. He had also noticed evidence of rodent activity in his crawl space. Keith reached out to Frank's Basement Systems for a free, no obligation estimate and to get answers to his crawl space questions.
Sean Kelley visited Keith's home and performed his inspection. His first recommendation was to close the vent covers immediately. Vented crawl spaces let in moisture and pests. Sealing the vents was the first step to resolving Keith's concerns.
Next was to permanently waterproof the entire crawl space. Our patented SmartPipe drainage was installed around the entire crawl space. The SmartPipe output was connected to a SmartSump sump pump system to remove any water that enters the crawl space.
The last step was the installation of patented CleanSpace drainage matting. The drainage matting will allow water to drain down into the SmartPipe or directly into the ground.
With the vent covers sealed and the entire crawl space waterproofed, Keith no longer has to worry about water or rodents in his crawl space.
Jamie was excited about purchasing her new home. Her excitement quickly diminished when she found water on her basement floor. After talking to some friends about who they recommended, she called Frank's Basement Systems for a free, no obligation estimate.
Ray Smith inspected Jamie's basement and recommended our patented WaterGuard interior drainage with a SuperSump sump pump. The WaterGuard would catch any water from the basement floor and lead it to the SuperSump to be pumped up and out of the basement.
With her new waterproofing system in place, Jamie can begin to enjoy her new basement without concern of coming home to water on the floor again.
Eugene's home had an addition built on that was built on a hill and was under supported. The addition had begun to sink and cause cracking in the walls upstairs. Eugene decided to call Frank's Basement Systems to see if there was a way to save his addition from falling down the hill.
Frank Nati inspected Eugene's crawl space and confirmed the house was sinking. Initially he wanted to install helical piers to support the addition, but due to the slope of the hill it would be unsafe to bring in the equipment needed to install them. After discussion with a professional engineer, it was determined that masonry piers would be a better avenue to stabilize the structure. He also recommended SmartJack posts be installed to lift the floor back up to where it belongs.
Bob Farnsworth and his crew went to work installing the 6 masonry piers around the outside walls of the addition. These piers were pushed 4 feet into the ground into stable soil and attached to the foundation of the addition. Then they installed the SmartJack posts on concrete bases in the crawl space.
Eugene could now breathe a sigh of relief with his addition safely secured at the top of the hill and his floors level again. Call us today to schedule your free, no obligation estimate today!
Brian had just moved into his home and noticed very high humidity levels in the crawl space. He could feel the moisture on the walls and could see the damage the moisture was causing damage to the floor joists. Brian knew he had to do something to protect his home so he called Frank's to schedule a free, no obligation estimate on what needed to be done.
Joe Johnson visited Brian's home and inspected his basement and crawl space. Joe recommended a comprehensive solution composed of our patented crawl space encapsulation products.
SmartPipe and a SmartSump system were the first items to be installed. The combination of these two systems will allow for water to drain and be pumped out of the crawl space. SliverGlo insulation was installed on the walls of the crawl space. Not only will SilverGlo keep the outside air out and the inside air in, but it also helps to keep moisture from entering the space.
To permanently seal out the moisture, our heavy duty, antimicrobial plastic liner was installed around the entire crawl space. Our liner includes a mold-resistant additive so it will never grow mold or mildew. Combine that with a 25-year warranty against rips and tears and you have a lifetime of peace of mind!
The final touch was the SaniDry dehumidifier to remove any excess moisture from the air. The SaniDry empties directly into the SuperSump so it never needs dumped.
Brian can now rest easy in his new home. Call us today to schedule your free, no obligation estimate!
Karen had water leaking into her basement due to incorrectly routed downspouts. After seeing an advertisement for Frank's Basement Systems in ValPak magazine, she decided to call and schedule a free, no obligation estimate on a permanently dry basement.
Joe Johnson visited her home and inspected her basement. He recommended our patented WaterGuard drainage and TripleSafe sump pump system to get and keep her basement dry.
Karen's permanent solution started with a full perimeter WaterGuard drainage system around her entire basement. WaterGuard is designed to not clog like traditional clay pipe and even has inspection ports to ensure no debris clog the system.
In addition to the WaterGuard system, a TripleSafe sump pump system was installed to expel any and all water up and out of the basement. With one primary pump and two back up pumps, Karen never has to worry about pump failure leading to basement flooding.
Karen can now rest easy that her basement will be dry permanently thanks to the great work done by Frank's Basement Systems!
Kristeen and Joanne had two basement walls caving in and were concerned for the stability of their home. They called Franks Basement Systems for a free, no obligation estimate and to understand their repair options.
Frank Nati visited Kristeen and Joanne's home and inspected the walls in question. He recommended the 68' of wall be removed and rebuilt. In addition to new walls, Frank also recommended WaterGuard interior drainage be installed along the new walls.
Greg and his crew worked diligently through tough weather conditions to complete the job before winter hit. The walls were completed and WaterGuard was installed to ensure the basement stayed dry.
Kristeen and Joanne can now rest easy knowing their home's foundation is sturdy as it should be.
Don't let structural repairs scare you! Call us today for a free, no obligation estimate!
Stephanie had a block foundation that allowed water to seep into her basement. She wanted to finish her basement and needed to know she wouldn't be wasting her money. She called Frank's Basement Systems for a free, no obligation estimate on the first step to her finished basement.
Rick Pilarski visited Stephanie's home and inspected her basement. He recommended interior drainage and BrightWall paneling across her entire basement. After only four days of work, Stephanie's basement had drainage connected to her existing sump pump and an anti-microbial moisture barrier on her walls.
Stephanie now has the peace of mind to move forward with finishing her basement. Call today to schedule your free, no obligation estimate!
Mr. McConnell had been experiencing water on his stone basement walls for a while. He decided to call Frank's Basement Systems for a solution to the moisture in his basement.
Stone walls allow moisture to seep through them. To combat this, our team installed CleanSpace vapor barrier on all the walls to keep the moisture from entering the basement and leading to musty air and water on the floor.
As an extra measure to dry out the basement, a SaniDry dehumidifier was installed to remove moisture from the air. The SaniDry dehumidifier can remove over 100 liters of water per day. Combined with an anti-microbial vapor barrier like our patented CleanSpace liner, this basement is well on it's way to drying out!
Call us today to schedule your free, no obligation estimate on your dry basement!
Maureen had a bowing wall in her basement that was allowing water to leak into her basement. Besides the structural concerns, she wanted to keep her basement dry. She decided to call Frank's for a free, no obligation estimate on both her structural concerns and waterproofing her basement.
Rick Pilarski visited Maureen's home and performed his inspection. Due to the severity of the bowing in the wall, his solution was to have the 20 feet of wall replaced. In addition to the new wall, he recommended 53 feet of interior drainage, a 1/3 horsepower sump pump, and CleanSpace liner for a complete waterproofing system.
The combination of a new wall and full basement waterproofing will leave Maureen with a dry basement and structurally sound foundation. Call today to schedule your free, no obligation estimate to address all your basement concerns!
Jim had noticed water pooling on his basement floor. He had looked around and couldn't figure out where it could be coming from. Finding no cracks but needing answers, he called Frank's to schedule a free, no obligation estimate.
After taking down some drywall, a large wall crack was discovered to be leaking. Due to the depth of the crack, an epoxy injection was used to seal it. Once the epoxy dried, water could no longer enter through the crack.
Jim could rehang his drywall with the peace of mind it would stay dry. Call us today to get and keep your basement dry!
Beverly had decided to sell her home. Before she listed it, she wanted to have some cracks in her basement fixed. She called Frank's Basement Systems for a free, no obligation estimate.
Mike Ciocca found a total of 5 cracks in Beverly's basement to be repaired. Due to the depth of the cracks he recommended they be fixed by epoxy injection. As an added layer of protection, our patented BrightWall panels were installed over each crack to ensure no water made it through the wall into the basement. In addition to their functionality, BrightWall panels cover up the repair to give a clean look to the space.
Beverly could now list her home with confidence that any potential buyer would be happy with the basement repairs.
Earl had old insulation in his crawlspace falling down and letting moisture in. He had been noticing a musty odor in the spring and summer when he opened up his house. He called Frank's for a free, no obligation estimate on what needed to be done in his crawlspace.
The solution to all of Earl's concerns included encapsulation and sump pump system. Drainage matting was installed across the floor of the crawl space. In addition, a SuperSump sump pump and UltraSump battery back up pump were installed. The drainage matting and sump pump system work together to remove water from the space. To keep moisture from ever entering the space, our patented heavy duty, anti-microbial CleanSpace liner was installed across the entire space.
To remove moisture from the air, a SaniDry self-draining dehumidifier was added to the space and connected directly to the sump pump system.
The musty smell is now gone and and the rest of the crawlspace is protected against moisture.
Pat had just purchased a home with a foundation in need of repair. The block foundation was settling and crumbling and had gaps between the block where the mortar had worn away. Pat decided to call Frank's Basement Systems for a free, no obligation estimate on addressing these concerns.
The first step was to address the sinking. A total of 5 helical piers were installed deep into stable soil and attached to the footer of the foundation. As an extra measure, 4 jack posts were installed to help support the weight of the wall that had settled the most. With the house now stabilized, the cracks inside the house could now be sealed. Due to the depth of the cracks, epoxy was injected deep into the two cracks to seal out water.
With the foundation permanently fixed, Pat could now enjoy being a new homeowner!
Donna had water spots on her floor for as long as she could remember. If that wasn't enough, she also had water sitting in the doorway of her basement. Fed up with her moisture struggles, she asked around her friends and family to see who they recommended. Frank's was the name that kept coming up, so she called and scheduled her free, no obligation estimate.
Frank Nati inspected Donna's basement and recommended a full perimeter interior drainage system for her basement. A total of 96 feet of drainage was installed in Donna's basement to trap water from wherever it came from and keep it out of her basement.
Donna can now be sure that she will never see water spots or puddles in her doorway again.
Betty had struggled with water in the basement of her Marilla home for a long time. She visited the WNY Home and Garden Show in hopes of finding someone to help. She stopped at the Frank's booth and told Frank Nati about her concerns and he assured her he could find a solution for her.
Frank visited her home and decided interior drainage would be the best option for Betty. Installing interior drainage in a basement with a history of water problems creates a place for the water to go that isn't the basement floor or personal belongings.
With her new drainage system in place, Betty no longer had to worry about water in her basement.
Mike and Kate had a crack in their basement wall leaking water. While it wasn't causing flooding, it was causing pooling on the floor. They decided it was time to get it fixed. They called Frank's to schedule their free, no obligation estimate.
Frank Nati visited Mike and Kate's home and inspected their basement. Because the crack was deep and leaking, Xypex injection was the best option for repair. The injection would serve to permanently seal the crack and stop water from entering the basement.
With their puddles stopped at the source, Mike and Kate could fully enjoy their basement space.
Jan and Christine had a partially finished basement with cracks in the walls. These cracks were a sign of a larger problem: a shifting wall. They decided it was time to act now before the damage became worse. They called Frank's for a free estimate on their structural concerns.
Mike inspected their basement and recommended 6 Power Braces be installed along the shifting wall. The braces would serve to support the wall and actually straighten it over time.
In addition to the Power Braces, 6 cracks in the walls needed to be fixed prior to the basement being finished. FlexiSpan was used on all six to permanently fix the cracks and prevent water from leaking through them. As an extra measure, a full perimeter interior drainage system was also installed to protect against water and flooding.
With these repairs finished, Jan and Christine can fully finish their basement with the confidence their wall is supported and water won't ruin their work.
Craig had multiple cracks in his basement walls. Some of the cracks had been unsuccessfully repaired in the past and all the cracks were leaking water. The leaks were a serious concern as Craig had fiberglass insulation hung on his walls. Left unaddressed, the water leaking through would cause mold growth in the insulation. He decided to call Frank's for a free estimate.
Mike Ciocca inspected the cracks and agreed with Craig that the cracks needed to be permanently fixed. He recommended the FlexiSpan repair system for all four cracks in the basement. The multiple layers of a FlexiSpan repair ensures the crack is sealed and no moisture can enter into the basement.
In one day, all of Craig's cracks were permanently repaired and his insulation was safe from moisture.
Carriann and Brian decided they wanted to finish their basement. Before they did, they wanted an egress window installed to not only make the space safer, but also make the newly finished basement count in the square footage of their home. The called Frank's Basement Systems for a free, no obligation estimate.
Mike Ciocca inspected their basement and confirmed where the window could be installed. After 3 days of work led by foreman Eric Knott, the couple had a brand new, easy open egress window with Rockwell window well and light yet strong cover.
Carriann and Brian could now move forward with finishing their basement knowing their new space would be safe for their family.
Dan had noticed water pooling in his crawl space when it rained. He was very concerned as he used his crawl space for storage of personal belongings. Frank's had done work for the previous owner of the home, so Dan decided to call for a free estimate to protect his belongings.
Sean Kelley visited Dan's home and inspected his crawl space. While there was a sump already installed, it was installed in the wrong location. There also was no drainage system, making the sump pump extremely ineffective.
Sean recommended WaterGuard interior drainage be installed around the entire crawl space to catch water wherever it came from. In addition to new drainage, a SuperSump Plus sump pump was the recommendation to complete the system. This combination would ensure Dan would no longer have standing water in his basement.
To improve the overall environment of the crawl space, Sean also recommended SilverGlo wall insulation to keep the space warm and prevent water vapor from entering the crawl space through the walls.
After all components were installed, Dan knew his belongings were safe from water and his crawl space will be warm and dry.
Andrew had already finished a living space and wanted to bring everything up to code, which meant he had to have an egress window installed. After talking to a few friends about their recommendations, he decided to call Frank's Basement Systems for a free, no obligation estimate.
Frank Nati visited Andrew's home and confirmed an egress window would be installed with minimal disruption to the already finished space.
While it can be scary having someone cut a hole in your foundation to put a window in, Eric and his crew are always very careful to not damage anything. After a few days of work, Andrew had a crank out window with Rockwell window well and cover. In the event of an emergency, the window can be opened quickly, and the combination of the steps on the window well and lightweight cover make an escape easy for everyone, including children.
In addition to being safer, Andrew's basement living space is now up to building code and can be included in the square footage of the house.
Roger, like many people, had water in his basement despite a working sump pump. After a quick search on the internet, he decided to call Frank's Basement Systems for a free, no obligation estimate.
Ray Smith visited Roger's home and discovered the problem; no interior drainage. Ray recommended our patented WaterGuard interior drainage be installed around the entire basement. In addition, he recommended a SuperSump Plus to replace the existing pump.
In just one day, Anthony's crew installed 138 feet of WaterGuard interior drainage and a new sump pump. Roger no longer had to worry whether or not his basement was dry.
Jacob and his wife had recently bought their home and were already having concerns about their basement. They had 3 wall cracks leaking water and an old sump pump. They wanted to be able to use their basement without fear of water damage. They decided to call Frank's Basement Systems for a free, no obligation estimate.
Donnie Spacone visited their home and confirmed the leaking cracks were a problem. Because of their future hopes for the space, he recommended a full basement waterproofing system. This includes a perimeter WaterGuard drainage system, TripleSafe sump pump system, BrightWall wall panels, SaniDry dehumidifier, as well as FlexiSpan to repair the cracks.
With this entire system installed by our veteran foreman Rob Sirotski, this basement is 100% protected against water and water vapor. Jacob can now begin to finish his basement or continue to use it as is.
Call us today to protect your home and expand your living space!
Earl had some concerns about a wall in his basement. After he talked to some friends about who they recommended, he decided to call Frank's Basement Systems for a free estimate.
Christian Nati inspected Earl's basement walls. He confirmed Earl's concerns, but had a simple solution. Our patented Power Brace system was the best solution for this specific case.
Power Braces are a minimally invasive solution for bowing or buckled walls. They are installed along the wall in question and attached to the floor joist at the top and into the floor at the bottom. The Power Braces can be tightened and the wall can actually be straightened over time.
After a couple days, Earl had 11 new Power Braces and a stabilized basement wall. Call us today to schedule an estimate on all your foundation concerns.
Sally had work done at her previous home by Frank's Basement Systems, so when the basement of her new house started to leak, she knew who to call. The difference this time was that her new home had a radon system in place.
Frank Nati inspected her basement and confirmed she needed a drainage system and sump pump. Because her home had radon, it was difficult to waterproof. Despite her unique situation, Frank was able to design a drainage system to help Sally.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from limestone rocks. For homes built in areas with radon, a pipe is installed to vent the gas out of the home. When it comes to waterproofing, special precautions must be taken to ensure the water can flow into the drainage, but radon can't come up.
Cactus Board is a special drainage product that does exactly this. The dimples on the Cactus Board allows water to flow from both the walls and floor.
To finish her waterproofing system, a TripleSafe sump pump system was installed to get rid of water collected by the Cactus Board.
Frank's Basement Systems has many years of experience waterproofing basements with all kinds of special situations. Call today to schedule a free estimate on your custom system.
Eric had two problems in his basement: a bowing wall and moisture in his basement. After a brief internet search, he settled on Frank's Basement Systems for a free estimate.
Mike Ciocca inspected Eric's basement and designed a custom fit solution for his home. This solution comprised of four parts: I-beams for the bowing wall, BrightWall wall panels to water vapor, WaterGuard interior drainage for ground water, and a SuperSump sump pump to get rid of the water.
The bowing wall was the first concern for the install crew. Seven steel beams were installed along the failing wall to take the weight of the house.
The next task was to install the BrightWall anti-microbial wall panels on the walls. These panels will trap water vapor as it enters through the wall to prevent it from entering the basement.
WaterGuard was installed next. The patented drainage was installed along the walls in the basement to catch water from the ground, basement floor, and walls.
The SuperSump sump pump was the last component to be installed. A sump pump is critical to any basement with water problems.
Eric no longer had to worry about his wall or the water in his basement. Call Frank's Basement Systems today to schedule your free, no obligation estimate.
Wayne had large cracks in the walls of his poured foundation. They were leaking and causing water to collect in his basement. He decided to call Frank's Basement Systems for a free, no obligation estimate.
Donnie visited Wayne's home and inspected the cracks. He confirmed they were the source of the water in the basement. Donnie had the perfect solution for Wayne's water problem: BrightWall and WaterGuard.
Because of the size and multi-directional nature of the cracks, covering them with BrightWall panels was the best option. BrightWall will stop the water from entering the basement. They are durable, washable, and will not support the growth of mold.
WaterGuard interior drainage was installed along all the walls with cracks. Our patented drainage will catch water from the walls, floor, and ground and directs it to a sump pump.
Not only is Wayne's water problem solved, but he no longer has to look at unsightly cracks in his walls. Call Frank's today to schedule a free, no obligation estimate.
Craig had a crack in his wall leaking water into his basement. He called Frank's Basement Systems for a free, no obligation estimate.
Frank Nati inspected the crack and formulated a solution for him. Because of the nature of the crack, Xypex crystalline injection was the best repair method.
To complete this repair, the floor was opened to test the existing drainage. Once the drainage passed a flood test, the crack was chipped out slightly to ensure a flawless application. After the Xypex was applied, a small cove was installed at the bottom of the crack where the floor was opened to allow for any water leaking through the crack to reach the drainage. The repair was then covered with our BrightWall panels as an extra measure to stop moisture as well as hide the repair.
After one afternoon of work, Craig's wall crack was permanently repaired. Call today to schedule your free, no obligation estimate!
Julia had several cracks in her poured basement wall which were leaking water into her basement. She reached out to Frank's Basements Systems for a free, no obligation estimate.
Sean visited her home and inspected the cracks. In addition to repairing the cracks, Sean recommended installing BrightWall panels all around the basement. Not only would these panels cover the repairs, but they would also hide any imperfections on the other walls.
After one day of installation, Julia no longer has to worry about water entering her basement ever again.
Abidi had a wet basement that he had struggled with for years. He decided to call Frank's Basement Systems for a free, no obligation estimate.
Ray Smith visited the house and had two concerns: the existing sump pump was not equipped to handle the amount of water in the basement and there was no drainage at all.
The solution included a new TripleSafe sump pump system and WaterGuard interior drainage. The WaterGuard will catch any and all water entering the basement and allow it to drain away from the floor. It will also drain the water into the TripleSafe system where the water can be pumped out of the basement and discharged into the storm sewer or yard.
After 3 days of work, Abidi's basement was dry and permanently waterproofed.
Leah and Rick had a wet crawl space they wanted to insulate and waterproof. They called Frank's Basement Systems for a free, no obligation estimate on transforming their space.
Frank Nati inspected the crawl space and designed a plan to seal out water and outside air for good.
The first step was to dry out the space and keep water out forever. Drainage matting was installed on the floor to allow water to flow freely and prevent the crawl space liner from resting directly on the ground.
Next was to install insulation on the walls. Our SilverGlo insulation is specifically designed for crawl spaces and provides an unbroken insulation and moisture barrier across the walls of the crawl space for maximum efficiency.
The last step was to install the CleanSpace antimicrobial vapor barrier. This final component will not tear and will keep water and pests out of the crawl space forever.
Rich and Leah now have the piece of mind that their crawl space is permanently protected against the elements.
Rob had water entering in at the top of his foundation and causing pooling on the floor. He reached out to Frank's Basement Systems for a free, no obligation estimate on a permanent solution.
Rick Pilarski visited Rob's home and inspected the basement. He recommended a 3 part solution including wall panels, interior drainage, and a sump pump system.
WaterGuard interior drainage was the first to be installed. Our patented drainage is installed just below the floor to prevent the system from being clogged with debris.
A TripleSafe sump pump system was installed to pump out water caught by the WaterGuard. The system includes 3 pumps; one primary, one secondary in case of pump failure or large amounts of water, and a battery back up in the event of power outage.
BrightWall panels were the last component of this new system to be installed. These panels will trap the water leaking in and direct it into the WaterGuard and not allow it to pool on the floor.
All together this complete system will keep his basement permanently dry. Call Frank's today to schedule your free estimate!
Peter and Janet had a crack in the wall of their newly finished basement. Water was coming in at the top and they had concerns about potential damage and mold growth.
Frank visited their home and assured them it was a quick fix. Our patented FlexiSpan system was installed in one afternoon and could be easily covered with paint or drywall. FlexiSpan provides a low profile permanent fix to leaking cracks.
Peter and Janet's worries were put to rest in less than a day thanks to the team at Frank's Basement Systems!
Linda had struggled with water in her basement for some time. Her sump pump just wasn't cutting it so she decided to call Frank's Basement Systems for a custom solution.
Frank visited her home and recommended WaterGuard interior drainage and a new SuperSump Plus sump pump. The WaterGuard was connected directly to the SuperSump plus to get and keep water out of the basement. A WaterWatch alarm was installed on the sump pump lid to alert Linda if her basement ever flooded.
Water doesn't stand a chance in Linda's basement now that Frank's Basement Systems has waterproofed it!
Jon's basement had a history of flooding problems resulting in damage to his partially finished basement. He called Frank's Basement Systems for a free estimate on waterproofing his basement and banishing flooding for good.
Donnie inspected Jon's basement and designed a custom interior waterproofing system.
WaterGuard interior drainage and BrightWall panels were installed around the perimeter of the basement. These two patented products work together to trap water as it comes into the basement and prevent it from flooding.
To ensure water can get out of the basement, a SuperSump Plus sump pump was also installed.
Jon not only wanted to stop flooding, but also protect the finished portion of his basement. A SaniDry dehumidifier was installed and connected to the lid of the SuperSump to ensure no water vapor can ever escape the system.
Not only has the flooding issue been stopped permanently, but Jon can now finish the remainder of his basement with the confidence that his investment will be protected.
John had water coming up through the floor in his basement despite having a sump pump. He decided to call Frank's Basement Systems to get a more permanent solution.
Donnie visited John's home and noticed signs of humidity in the basement on top of the water coming through the floor. He recommended a full waterproofing system to get rid of the water once and for all.
John's new system included WaterGuard interior drainage, BrightWall wall panels, a SuperSump Plus sump pump system, and SaniDry dehumidifier.
The WaterGuard and BrightWall work together to trap water as it tries to enter the basement. The water is then directed to the SuperSump Plus to be pumped out of the basement. This sump pump system includes an UltraSump battery back up pump to keep the basement protected during power outages. The SaniDry dehumidifier is one of the most efficient self-draining dehumidifiers available.
John's new waterproofing system will keep his home protected for years to come.
Joe wanted to get more use out of his basement, but couldn't because of recurring water. He decided to call Frank's Basement Systems for a free estimate to get rid of the water in his basement once and for all.
Frank visited Joe's home and inspected his basement. He decided a partial interior drainage system was the best option for Joe. A total of 63 feet of WaterGuard interior drainage was installed along the one wall of the basement. A SuperSump Plus sump pump system was also installed to efficiently remove all the water from the basement.
Joe could now use his basement to the fullest extent without fear of water damaging his belongings!
The Getzville Fire Company wanted to get more use out of the basement in their fire hall. Unfortunately, the current drainage and sump pump wasn't keeping the space dry. They decided to call Frank's Basement Systems for a better solution.
Ray Smith inspected the fire hall's basement and confirmed the existing system wasn't working. He recommended WaterGuard interior drainage under the stairs where the water collected. The WaterGuard was then connected to a SuperSump Plus to ensure water is always pumped out of the basement.
Getzville Fire Company now has a little extra space thanks to the work from Frank's Basement Systems!
George's 1960's home had a leaking stone foundation that was causing water to pool on the basement floor. He had had enough and decided to call Frank's Basement Systems for a free estimate.
Mike Ciocca visited George's home and inspected the basement. He confirmed the existing weep holes were not functioning properly and a new system was required. Mike designed a custom system with our patented products to ensure George's basement would be dry for a long time!
George's new waterproofing system started with WaterGuard interior drainage being installed around the perimeter of the basement. Unlike traditional drainage, WaterGuard is installed above the mud-line to minimize clogging and also has inspection ports to allow for system flushes if needed.
A SuperSump Plus sump pump with WaterWatch alarm completed the new system. The SuperSump Plus will efficiently and effectively pump the water out of the basement. In the event of a flood, the WaterWatch will alert George before the water gets too deep.
George is now fully protected against getting water in his basement. Call today to schedule your free estimate.
Matty had just purchased an apartment building and noticed the floors were not level and the doors were sticking. He decided to have a free estimate done by Frank's Basement Systems to ensure the building was sound.
Frank Nati visited the building and found that two of the walls were failing. While it seemed to be a monumental task, the team at Frank's Basement Systems was up to the challenge.
The two failing walls were supplemented with the Stabl Lock wall system. PowerBraces are installed along the walls support the weight of the house and then tied together with rebar. Forms are put up on either side of the PowerBraces and new concrete walls are poured.
To protect the new walls, WaterGuard interior drainage and a SuperSump Plus sump pump system were installed to keep water out of the area.
Matty could now confidently rent out the building knowing the walls are stable thanks to Frank's Basement Systems.
Courtney and Greg were in need of some serious help. Two of their basement walls were bowing severely and had large cracks. They decided to call Frank's Basement Systems for a free estimate.
Ray Smith visited their home and confirmed the walls were failing. While it felt dire, Ray had a solution. The Stabl-Lock wall repair system was the ideal solution for this home.
The first step for Stabl-Lock is to install PowerBraces along the failing walls. The top of the PowerBrace is attached to the floor joists and the bottom in installed in the basement floor. Rebar is then ran through the steel PowerBraces to tie them together.
Next, metal forms are put up and supported with lumber frames. Concrete is pumped into the forms within a few inches of the top. Once the concrete is set, the forms are removed to reveal beautiful new walls.
Courtney and Greg now had a stabilized home with no outside excavation and a week of work. Call today to schedule your estimate!
Tineka had struggled with water in her basement for a long time. The water had caused damage to her walls and her belongings. She got fed up and decided to call Frank's Basement Systems for a free estimate on a permanent solution.
Christian inspected the basement and confirmed a lot of the water was coming through the porous block walls. He recommended interior drainage, CleanSpace vapor barrier, and a TripleSafe sump pump system.
The CleanSpace vapor barrier traps water coming through the walls. This system will prevent any water from entering the basement and causing damage. The water trapped by the CleanSpace drains into the drainage system and leads into the TripleSafe sump pump system.
The TripleSafe system has 3 sump pumps to ensure there is always a functioning pump in the basement. The first back up pump starts working if the first pump fails or is overwhelmed. The second back up pump is a battery back up pump in the event of a power outage.
The combination of CleanSpace, TripleSafe, and interior drainage will keep Tineka's basement dry all the time! Call today to schedule your free estimate.
Sue had a basement and crawl space that both had water issues. She decided to call Frank's Basement Systems for a free, no obligation estimate.
Mike Ciocca visited her home and designed a comprehensive solution for both the basement and crawl space. The plan included WaterGuard interior drainage in both areas, a CleanSpace encapsulation system for the crawl space, and a TripleSafe sump pump system.
The CleanSpace encapsulation system includes a layer of drainage matting with small dimples to allow water to flow, a heavy duty vapor barrier to prevent moisture from entering the crawl space, and specially designed tape to seal everything up.
The basement portion was waterproofed with our patented WaterGuard interior drainage around the perimeter of the basement. The WaterGuard would not only catch and trap groundwater, water from the basement floor, and water from the walls and windows, but also the water from the crawl space.
All the water was then directed via the WaterGuard to the TripleSafe system. The three pumps in a TripleSafe system keeps the basement protected in the event of heavy rains, primary pump failure, and power outage.
After a few days of work, Sue had a waterproof basement and crawl space she could finally use.
John had insulation on his concrete basement walls to keep the Lake Erie chill out of his home. He noticed water coming out from behind the insulation. He decided to call Frank's Basement Systems for a free estimate.
Christian visited John's home and inspected the source of the water. He found a crack hiding behind the insulation.
To repair the crack, the floor at the base of the crack was opened up to access interior drainage. Once it was confirmed the interior drainage was functioning, the FlexiSpan crack repair system was applied to the crack. The FlexiSpan system includes a foam strip over the crack to absorb any water coming through the crack, a polyurethane sealant over the foam to keep the water from entering the basement, and a flange to force the water into the drainage.
After one day of work, John's basement wall crack was permanently repaired.
Jane was frustrated with the water in her basement and the cracks in the walls. She decided to call Frank's for a free, no obligation estimate on waterproofing her basement.
Frank visited her home and designed a custom solution for her basement. The new system included WaterGuard interior drainage, Xypex crack repair, and TripleSafe sump pump system.
The WaterGuard system is installed in the floor around the entire basement. It connects directly to the liner of the TripleSafe system where it is pumped out of the basement. The crack was repaired with the Xypex injection system to ensure water could never enter through the crack again.
Jane's basement was now permanently waterproofed! Call today to schedule a free estimate!
Terry had two cracks in his poured foundation walls. One caused puddles on the floor during heavy rains and was a major concern for Terry. He decided to call Frank's Basement Systems for a free estimate.
Donnie inspected the cracks and assured Tom the cracks could be fixed quickly and easily. The Xypex repair system was used to permanently seal the cracks. Epoxy is injected into the crack to fill all the voids and prevent water from ever leaking through again.
Jim and Jenny had water in their basement as well as some concerning cracks in the walls. They decided to call Frank's Basement Systems for a free, no obligation estimate. Mike Ciocca visited inspected their basement and designed a custom solution for them.
The first issue to be addressed was the water in the basement. WaterGuard subfloor drainage was installed around the perimeter of the basement. A SuperSump Plus sump pump system was installed to pump the water up and out of the basement.
The cracks were repaired with CarbonArmor Wall Stitches to prevent any further movement in the wall.
BrightWall wall panels were then installed on all the basement walls to stop any moisture from entering through the walls. These panels will also help to inhibit mold growth.
To finish the system, a SaniDry dehumidifier was installed to remove excess humidity from the air and keep the whole basement dry.
Virginia had struggled with water in her basement for a long time. She decided to call Frank's Basement Systems for a free estimate on waterproofing her basement. Joe Johnson visited her home and designed a custom solution for Virginia's home.
The first step was to install WaterGuard drainage around the perimeter of basement. The WaterGuard would catch any water trying to enter the basement or water from a plumbing leak.
The next step was the installation of the CleanSpace wall system. The heavyweight antimicrobial plastic will prevent water from entering through the basement walls and inhibit mold growth.
The last step was a new SuperSump sump pump. The sealed lid on the sump pump liner prevents water vapor from escaping the liner and also prevents debris from falling in.
Virginia's new system will keep her basement dry from now on!
Jim had cracks in his poured concrete basement walls that were leaking water. The water was damaging the insulation on the walls. Jim knew he needed it fixed fast so he called Frank's Basement Systems.
Mike visited Jim's home and inspected the crack. Since the two ways the crack could be repaired would be a Xypex injection or FlexiSpan repair system.
Since the crack was not actively leaking on installation day, Jamie was able to use the FlexiSpan system to repair the crack. The FlexiSpan system consists of a thin strip of foam covered by a waterproof sealant and a small drainage cove at the base of the wall.
The crack is now permanently sealed and will no longer leak.
Linda had a partially finished basement with water damage on one wall. She removed the drywall to find a leaking crack behind it. She called Frank's Basement Systems for a free estimate.
Russ inspected the crack and recommended a Xypex repair for the crack. The crystalline injection will prevent water from permeating through again.
One day of work will keep Linda from ever having to worry about that crack again!
Kerry had struggled with water and moisture in the basement of her Derby home for many years. Fed up with the mustiness and wet walls, she called Frank's Basement Systems for a free estimate.
Her custom solution included 4 parts to banish water for good. The first part is the WaterGuard interior drainage system to allow water to flow under the floor instead of on the floor. The next part is the SuperSump Plus sump pump system to pump the water up and out of the basement. The third part is the SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier to remove all the moisture from the air. The final part is the CleanSpace wall system to prevent water from entering through the basement walls.
With a complete custom system. Kerry doesn't have to worry about water or moisture in her basement ever again!
Lisa had had a wet basement for many years and finally decided to do something about it. She called Frank's Basement Systems for a free estimate.
Lisa's solution included 45 feet of interior drainage and a 1/3 horsepower sump pump. While not a full waterproofing system, these two components will be sufficient to prevent standing water in the basement. A full perimeter drainage system and back up sump pump is the only way to guarantee your basement will stay dry all the time.