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Transforming a Nasty, Flooded Crawl Space in Bloomingburg, OH

Monday, June 12th, 2017


When it comes to a house, it’s not a good idea for homeowners to subscribe to the “out of sight, out of mind” mentality.

That is why new homeowners in Bloomingburg, OH, wanted to ensure the health and safety of their living environment. While they never ventured into the crawl space, they questioned the condition of this area underneath the 25-year-old house.

The homeowners were motivated to seek assistance from Ohio Basement Authority after seeing our TV ads. They met with Inspector John Becker Sr. who completed a thorough evaluation of the crawl space. John noticed several areas with standing water that likely seeped inside the crawl space through an old window. John then presented the homeowners with several reliable solutions that would always keep the crawl space dry.

The homeowners were eager for one of our crews to transform the problematic crawl space. When the crew, led by Foreman Manuel Inguil, showed up to begin the project, they found that the crawl space had taken on even more water and flooded due to recent rains.


The crew first worked to pump the leaking water out of the crawl space before the repairs could be completed. Then they installed the CrawlDrain drainage system in the crawl space floor. If any water seeps inside the crawl space, it will be intercepted by the CrawlDrain system and directed to the SafeDri Pro sump pump. The water is then pumped out of the crawl space and away from the home’s foundation.

Drainage matting was placed on the crawl space floor to help direct any seeping water to the CrawlDrain system and to enhance the encapsulation material. The crawl space was encapsulated with CrawlSeal liner. Similar to swimming pool liner, CrawlSeal is thick and durable, and it completely isolates the crawl space from the earth. CrawlSeal also is a moisture and vapor barrier, and it helps insulate the crawl space.

Additionally, we replaced the inefficient, leaking window and well with the secure crawl space access well. A FreezeGuard was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line, and this line was tied into a new downspout conductor line installed on the property. This line was directed far away from the home to drain at the edge of the property, and a YardWell was placed at the end of the line to camouflage it.

The homeowners are happy these trustworthy repair solutions were installed to create a healthier crawl space and healthier home.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Certified Inspector: John Becker Sr.

Project Foreman: Manuel Inguil

Products Installed: CrawlDrain, SafeDri, Drainage Matting, CrawlSeal, FreezeGuard, YardWell


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