Meet the Team

Derek Lawless from Olympic Restoration Systems

Title: Restoration Specialist/ Sales

Hometown: Fort Worth, TX

Derek Lawless from Olympic Restoration Systems

Derek came to Olympic Restoration Systems after working in a variety of different fields. He has done sales and marketing, project management, new home construction, remodeling, and customer relations. Derek is a certified basement and crawlspace professional through the Basement System international network. Derek is also a certified and licensed mold specialist.

His daily position includes meeting with homeowners and developing a plan for moisture control in their crawlspace or basement. He prepares project proposals and educates homeowners and customers on the benefit of the encapsulation system or other waterproofing methods. His priority is to make sure he follows up with the customer to insure complete satisfaction throughout and after the process. Derek enjoys solving problems and providing solutions to his customer's moisture related issues in their home and creating healthier living environments for the families. Derek enjoys and cherishes building long-term relationships with his customers. In addition, working with the phenomenal family at Olympic Restoration Systems.

When Derek is not at work, you will find him coaching special needs children in gymnastics, swimming, cycling and life skills. He also enjoys church, spending time with family, working out, traveling, smoking and grilling meats, sporting events, live music and yard work.

Case Studies I've worked on:

Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Mold Remediation in Bullard, TX
    Before
    Mold Remediation in Bullard, TX
    After

    Customer experienced damaged floors and walls from Mold Growth. We were contacted to perform the Mold Remediation. Photos of Bedroom before and after the services were performed. 

  • Mold Remediation in Mesquite, Texas
    Before
    Mold Remediation in Mesquite, Texas
    After

    When a family in Mesquite, Texas, experienced a plumbing leak in their bathroom, they did not expect the extent of mold growth the leak would cause. A mold inspector was brought in to assess the situation, supplying the family with a mold remediation protocol. They then contacted the team at Olympic Restoration Systems to remove the mold. Due to the wide spread coverage of mold, the light fixtures, mirrors, toilet, sink, counters, cabinets, baseboards, tile, and dry wall would need to be removed as a part of the remediation process.

    Our team arrived and began to work quickly. Setting up a decontainment chamber, they used a negative air scrubber both in the containment are and outside the containment area upstairs. After cleaning what items would be salvageable and removing all affected materials, they HEPA vacuumed the exposed wall and ceiling cavities before HEPA vacuuming the entire contained area. Using an EPA registered antimicrobial solution, they cleaned the exposed cavities. The surface was then sealed with an antimicrobial paint after they received a successful clearance result. The HVAC ducts, boots, and air registers were also cleaned, HEPA vacuumed, and had an antimicrobial solution applied to them. It was an unfortunate event for this family to experience such extensive mold growth but our team worked fast to restore their home and leave them with the confidence it was once again a healthy, comfortable environment. 

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation Repair, Dallas, TX
    Before
    Crawl Space Encapsulation Repair, Dallas, TX
    After

    The customer had an existing Crawl Space Encapsulation System, after an inspection, it was evident that it needed the liner repaired and other problems resolved. Before and After of Crawl Space. 

  • Dallas, TX Encapsulation System in Crawl Space
    Before
    Dallas, TX Encapsulation System in Crawl Space
    After

    The customer was tired of having Moisture and Humidity Issues in the house stemming from Crawl Space. Before and After of Encapsulated Crawl Space. 

  • Repair Encapsulation System, Dallas, TX
    Before
    Repair Encapsulation System, Dallas, TX
    After

    Customer's Encapsulation System had many problems, leaks from crawl space pipes, tears in the liner, Sump Pump problems. We were able to come in and alleviate all issues, and repair/replace the necessary pieces to bring the system back to the correct state. Before and After of Crawl Space.

  • Encapsulation of Crawl Space for home in Dallas, TX
    Before
    Encapsulation of Crawl Space for home in Dallas, TX
    After

    The customer had moisture and humidity problems in Crawl Space, decided on Encapsulation System. Photos of Crawl Space before and after. 

     

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation in Dallas, TX
    Before
    Crawl Space Encapsulation in Dallas, TX
    After

    A wet crawl space causing mold gets an encapsulation system. This system will keep all water and moisture out of the crawlspace and stop the growth of mold. 

  • Water Pooling in Crawl Space, Dallas TX
    Before
    Water Pooling in Crawl Space, Dallas TX
    After

    The customer had water pooling and moisture issues in their Crawl Space, so after they contacted us for an appointment, we decided on installing an encapsulation system.

    Our specialists started by cleaning out debris and regrading the soil for proper drainage. Then, the sump pump system was installed, along with a drainage mat to assist in water seepage on the ground. Afterward, a CleanSpace 20-Mil Vapor Barrier was installed; this included lining the walls, wrapping the piers, and sealing the vents. The specialists then placed two Dehumidifiers with Condensate Pumps in the Crawl Space to keep humidity low, filter the air, and distribute collected moisture to the sump pump. To finish up, the specialists installed two remote sensors in Crawl Space that send temperature and humidity readings to a panel inside the house, and two dedicated electrical circuits in the crawl space for the operation of dehumidifiers and sump pumps.

  • Crawl Space Moisture Control in Fort Worth, Texas
    Before
    Crawl Space Moisture Control in Fort Worth, Texas
    After

    A homeowner was experiencing high moisture and humidity levels in the crawl space beneath their home. To help solve the problem, the Olympic Restoration team first removed all the debris and rocks, regrading the area for proper drainage. After installing a SmartSump pump to protect against ground water leakage, we encapsulated the area with CleanSpace to create a barrier between the ground and the home. To keep the humidity levels low, we used a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier.

    Helping our customers have healthier, more comfortable homes and lives is our mission.

  • Basement waterproofing
    Before
    Basement waterproofing
    After

    Large commercial basement waterproofed with SaniTred Permaflex

  • Crawl space remediation in Dallas
    Before
    Crawl space remediation in Dallas
    After

    Replaced old lining with the CleanSpace drainage matting and vapor barrier in addition to the SmartSump pump system to eliminate any standing water in the crawl space.

  • Waterproofing in Dallas, TX
    Before
    Waterproofing in Dallas, TX
    After

    The customer needed waterproofing inside and outside of business. Before and after of external downspout drain waterproofing. 

  • Crawl space remediation in Dallas
    Before
    Crawl space remediation in Dallas
    After

    Application of Mold-X2 Cleaner and installation of the CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system in order to clean the space and keep the humidity low, preventing further mold growth.

  • Crawl space remediation in Dallas
    Before
    Crawl space remediation in Dallas
    After

    Installation of the CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system to keep humidity low in the house.

  • Basement waterproofing in Dallas
    Before
    Basement waterproofing in Dallas
    After

    Application of SaniTred Permaflex waterproofing coating to protect this basement.

  • Crawl space remediation in Irving
    Before
    Crawl space remediation in Irving
    After

    Installation of the CleanSpace drainage matting and vapor barrier along with the SaniDry Sedona to control humidity.

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation in Grapevine, TX
    Before
    Crawl Space Encapsulation in Grapevine, TX
    After

    The homeowner wanted to resolve issues with moisture and flooding in the Crawl Space, as well as prevent future problems by ensuring proper drainage. Our team at Olympic Restoration had just the right solution, installing a Crawl Space Encapsulation System, and directing the drainage out of the Crawl Space.

    The experts installed a sump pump, which is specifically designed to keep crawl spaces free from flooding and alleviate any water that gets in. The team then encapsulated the space with a CleanSpace liner over drainage matting, providing the area an added barrier to keep moisture and humidity low. A dehumidifier was installed in the crawl space to control the moisture levels,  along with two wireless sensors which send constant temperature and humidity readings to a digital display inside the house. With all of this being done, we were able to assure the owners that there were no more moisture issues, and there would no longer be any problems.

  • CleanSpace in a Wet Crawlspace Dallas, TX
    Before
    CleanSpace in a Wet Crawlspace Dallas, TX
    After

    This crawl space was causing moisture issues in the home due to a damp, humid crawlspace. To prevent further damage, we installed a CleanSpace Encapsulation System. 

  • Mold under Sink in Southlake, TX
    Before
    Mold under Sink in Southlake, TX
    After

    A customer found Mold in Upstairs Game Room, located in the cabinet under a sink, and was informed it was caused by a leak and had contaminated the whole area. We were contacted to remove and dispose of all water and mold affected drywall, insulation, carpet, pad, tack stripe, and cabinets.

    Our team was able to quickly come in and assist in solving the situation. A containment barrier was installed to quarantine the impacted area. We removed the cabinet, pulled back some carpet, and disposed of any exposed pieces that we were unable to salvage. Next, Negative Air Scrubbers were installed in the quarantine area, to help filter ambient mold particles from the air, and lower spore count. HEPA Vacuuming was also performed to further clean the area, and an Anti-Microbial Gel Paint was used on the remaining surface area to finish the process. After we were done, a Licensed Mold Inspector was called in to test the area again, and it was deemed successful and the remediation process was cleared.

  • Mold Growth in Bathroom, Hurst TX
    Before
    Mold Growth in Bathroom, Hurst TX
    After

    The customer had extensive mold growth in the bathroom of their home. Had to remove drywall and build materials surrounding the Toilet, Shower, and Tub, as well as any other contaminated surfaces or objects, set up containment area to run negative air fans, and wipe the area and surfaces down with antimicrobial.

  • Crawl space remediation in Fort Worth
    Before
    Crawl space remediation in Fort Worth
    After

    Installation of the CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system to control humidity in the home.

  • Mold Remediation in Kitchen, Laundry Room, Living Room; Cleburne, TX.
    Before
    Mold Remediation in Kitchen, Laundry Room, Living Room; Cleburne, TX.
    After

    The customer suspected mold in their kitchen after encountering some spots and a strange, lingering odor. We suggested a Certified Mold Inspector come in to determine the details. After the Certified Inspector finished their protocol, it was evident that mold had grown in the kitchen, living area, and bathroom, both beneath the floors and in the walls.

    We began by creating a containment area and quarantining it off. Next, we identified the areas and surfaces that were affected by mold and began cleaning or removing them. We had to remove cabinets, furniture, drywall, and flooring because it had been damaged or contaminated beyond repair. After all impacted items and surfaces were removed and cleaned, we began to treat the area. Negative air fans were set up to pull mold spores out and dry the rooms. Next we wiped the room down with an antimicrobial, and afterward, the rooms were tested again to be certain there was no longer an issue with Mold.

  • Crawl space remediation in Weatherford
    Before
    Crawl space remediation in Weatherford
    After

    After picture of the CleanSpace vapor barrier installed for controlling humidity in the house.

our service area

We serve the following areas

Our Locations:

Olympic Restoration Systems
1200 Davis Boulevard
Keller, TX 76248
1-214-572-1942
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