Session Number: PR-12

Foundation Problems and Solutions

Mike Morin - System Design Manager,

TC Hafford Basement Systems

 

Bob Parsons - Technical Trainer and Advisor,

TC Hafford Basement Systems

About this program:

The Basement or Crawl space can be an asset or a huge liability to a home.  We’ll talk about all kinds of foundation problems, the causes and solutions.

 

Topics:

 

• Foundation building practices and the problems they create

 

• Problems of moisture from the exposed ground, surface water and humidity

 

• Keeping water out

 

• Encapsulation, insulation and humidity control

 

• Identifying foundation walls that are cracked, bowing, sinking or at risk of collapse 

 

• Structural issues unique to wet crawl spaces

 

Includes a Q&A session where you can ask a panel of foundation experts your questions!

 

Our goal is for you to come away understanding and being able to identify potential foundation problems.

About the Presenter:

Since 2000, Mike Morin has inspected over 6,000 homes and businesses in Maine and New Hampshire. He has had extensive training in foundation repair through Foundation Supportworks and Contractor Nation. As System Design Manager, Mike uses his knowledge and supportive coaching style to train and enhance the system design team.

Despite a busy schedule Mike still enjoys getting out on the road and interacting with customers, supporting the installation crews and providing on-site support for system designers.

Bob Parsons has been building and repairing foundations for 30 years and holds a Virginia Class A Building Contractor’s license.  As a concrete contractor he has built hundreds of foundations and as a foundation repair business owner has repaired thousands. (Although never had to repair the ones he built.)

Bob serves as the Technical Trainer and Advisor for TC Hafford Basement Systems where he alternates between classroom training for system designers and jobsite training with foreman working hands on with installers.  His extensive knowledge of building codes, standard building practices, experience in R&D and system design makes him a great resource to the team.

Bob is originally from Connecticut, calls Virginia home and is currently living in Maine.  He is a trained chef and enjoys cooking for fundraisers and community events with Vera’s Vittles.

Program Level: Basic

Content Area(s): Building Design & Construction (including Green), Energy Efficiency, High Performance Buildings, Facility Operations & Management

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