Crawl Space Waterproofing
Save the heartache from water damage and seal or encapsulate your crawl space. This provides a more energy efficient home and eliminates the problems of moisture, mold, mildew and pests in your crawl space. If water is a common issue for you then experts might recommend crawl space waterproofing.
Crawl Space Waterproofing Materials & Equipment
Below we detail what crawl space waterproofing materials and equipment are required for an effective professional waterproofing setup. If you are located in Charlotte, NC and the surrounding area, you’ll want to get in touch with our experts, who are certified and have years of experience in the indoor air quality industry.
For crawl space waterproofing services, please call us at 704-270-2721 for any questions and get your FREE estimate today!
Crawl Space Perimeter Drain
A perimeter drainage system works by capturing and navigating the water from the crawl space dirt floor, foundation or walls to a sump pump via underground pipes along the perimeter.
By installing an interior drainage system you’ll be capturing the water at it’s most common entry point while avoiding clogging from soil and roots with exterior versions.
For a dirt floor crawl space – The system features a filter fabric with holes on the front and top to accept the water from the soil.
Membrane for Crawl Space
One of the best ways to protect your crawl space is with the help of a waterproof membrane or vapor barrier. This plastic sheet’s material usually 20 millimeters thick is responsible for permanently preventing moisture, outside air and pests from entering.
This waterproof membrane vapor barrier is laid across the entirety of the crawl space floor and up the walls. This barrier works in conjunction with drainage mats, insulation and vent covers.
If water penetration is serious a sump pump might be a necessity. These machines are designed to move water out of your home. We recommend a pump with a high-quality 1/3hp Zoeller pump which is found in most other pump packages.
Flood Alert System: Built into some of the lids is a water-sensitive alarm. This alarm will alert you if water has reached the top of the sump pump’s lid. This can most definitely save you from a huge water disaster.
Vapor Barrier Integration: The vapor barrier used for crawl space encapsulation only works if the area is air tight. That is why a sump pump with a special lid that integrates with vapor barriers for an airtight fit is important. If bunching in the membrane were to occur this can allow for water to pool and not be able to reach the drain.
After insulating and encapsulating your crawl space, the next step for waterproofing would be to install a dehumidifier. The tricky part is finding one small enough to fit but strong enough to remove upwards of 90 pints of water a day. Not mention your crawl space is often cold so this dehumidifier needs to work efficiently in lower temperatures.
Interior & Exterior Crawl Space Waterproofing Services
At Fresh Air Technologies, we are both interior and exterior crawl space waterproofing experts. An exterior waterproofing involves excavating the dirt along the perimeter of the basement walls of your home, applying a high-tech moisture barrier, and finally installing a special dimple board to deter water away from your basement wall. If you don’t want the service to be done in the interior of your home, you may consider this option. Contact our experts at 704-270-2721 to see what we can do for you.
Crawl Space Waterproofing Cost
A homeowner’s waterproofing cost on average will be around $5,500 to install a crawl space encapsulation system. Total costs, including supplies and professional labor, range from $1,500 to $15,000. The overall crawl space waterproofing price will vary based on factors like the size and condition of the crawl space, contractor rates, and materials used. (HomeAdvisor)
About Our Crawl Space Waterproofing Company
If you are looking for stellar crawl space waterproofing companies in Charlotte, NC, The Fresh Air Companies’ experts will exceed your expectations. Our team devotes as much as time as is necessary to complete the service in your home. Just be sure to call us for your free estimate. Our expert team is eager to help you as they have with their clients since being in business. When it comes to crawl space companies, you won’t be disappointed when you choose us! Please contact us today for crawl space services by calling us at 704-270-2721.
Fresh Air Technologies has been helping homeowners solve their crawl space water issues for over 16 years. Every project is carefully planned with written protocols prepared for every job. The health and safety of the homes’ occupants are of utmost importance to us.