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Photo Album: Waterproofing and Encapsulating a Nasty Crawl Space in Orient, OH

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During the 30 years that they have lived in their house, homeowners in Orient, OH, have rarely ventured into the crawl space. This area underneath the house has a gravel floor, so it was tough on the owners’ knees if they tried to maneuver around this space. It also seemed like nasty area they didn’t want to be exposed to, so they tried to keep it out of sight and out of mind.

But the owners could no longer ignore problems with their house they were certain were originating from the crawl space. They were concerned with excessive moisture, mold, dampness and musty odors, and health issues like asthma and allergies.

The owners wanted to address these issues once and for all, and they were motivated to contact Ohio Basement Authority after seeing our TV ads. They met with one of our inspectors who evaluated the condition of the nasty, leaking crawl space. He then presented the owners with our reliable crawl space repair solutions.

One of our crews waterproofed the crawl space by installing the CrawlDrain drainage system and SafeDri sump pump. The crawl space then was encapsulated in thick and durable CrawlSeal liner. Spray foam insulation was applied to the band joists, and vent covers were placed on the home’s exterior to further seal the crawl space. Additionally, a FreezeGuard was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line.

All of these solutions work together to ensure the health of the crawl space, as well as the rest of the home. The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing this repair project has helped them create a safer and healthier living environment that they will be able to enjoy for many years to come.

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  • This is a nasty, unhealthy crawl space.
  • Water and moisture are big problems here.
  • Beginning to waterproof the crawl space.
  • Improvements already can be seen.
  • The crawl space is properly sealed.
  • Another view of the healthier crawl space.

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Columbus, OH 43219
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