A homeowner in Upper Arlington, OH, around suburban Columbus, wanted to make sure her family would have a safe and healthy living environment. Starting from the ground and working her way up, the owner wanted to tackle various repair projects. One involved addressing the out of sight, out of mind crawl space. This area was unsightly and unhealthy, and was affecting the above living environment.
The owner started to research repair options, and she found information about Ohio Basement Authority online. She then met with Inspector Zeke Fowler who completed a thorough evaluation of the crawl space. Zeke then recommended the perfect repairs to transform this area under the house.
One of our crews waterproofed the crawl space with the CrawlDrain drainage system. This system was directed to tie into the existing sump pump system in the basement to help keep the crawl space dry. Drainage matting was placed on the crawl space floor to help direct water to the perimeter CrawlDrain system, as well as enhance the durability of the encapsulation material.
The crawl space was then insulated with ExTremeBloc panels that were placed on the walls, and encapsulated with CrawlSeal liner. CrawlSeal completely seals the crawl space to isolate it from the earth.
A section of failing floor joists that contributed to above floor sagging was shored up with a supplemental support beam and IntelliJacks underneath. These heavy-duty, galvanized steel supports permanently stabilize the floor joists and help raise the floor back to level. They also will not rust or corrode. They are designed to stop settling, but can easily be adjusted if any settlement occurs.
The owner is happy to have a safer and healthier home because of these trustworthy repairs.