Crawl Space Waterproofing and Crawl Space Encapsulation
Dirt or crawl space floors inside the home transmit humidity, odors and radon gas. They may provide rodents and insects an easy path into the upper living portions of the home. The humidity and dampness that is inherent in a crawlspace may also cause structural damage to the wood framing, carpets, floors and walls. This environment is a breeding ground for mold and mildew, all of which present a real problem. The homeowner might consider pouring concrete over the wet crawlspace floor, but in a post construction setting, this is often unrealistic and impractical. The best method is to use proper crawl space encapsulation techniques using a crawl space vapor barrier and a crawl space dehumidifier
Crawl Space Encapsulation
Crawlspace waterproofing involves three things: keeping moisture from getting into the crawl space, keeping moisture in a crawl space from getting into your house, and keeping the air inside your crawlspace dry. The crawl space encapsulation process starts with placing a vapor barrier over the crawlspace floor and foundation keeping outside air out and crawl space dampness in.
Crawl Space Vapor Barrier
Unencapsulated crawl spaces can leak moisture and mold spores into your house, adversely affecting the health of your family and promoting the proliferation of mold. A crawl space vapor barrier is a physical shield placed around a crawl space to keep moisture from escaping into other parts of your home. Crawl space vapor barriers must cover the entire floor as well as the foundation in order to be effective.
Crawl Space Dehumidifier
Not only do you need to keep outside moisture from getting into your crawl space, but you also need to make sure the air inside stays dry. In order for crawl space encapsulation to be effective, the air needs to be moisture-free, because of this, a proper crawl space dehumidifier needs to be put in place. Our patented crawl space dehumidifiers such as the Humid-Evac® will make sure your crawl space remains moisture free, guaranteed!
Crawl Space Waterproofing Products
Our Crawl Space Conduit® is a concrete floor replacement for when concrete is unrealistic in a post construction setting. Crawl Space Conduit® creates a dynamic barrier that prevents humid air in the crawl space, resulting in a comfortable, dry, healthy living environment.