Since as much as half of the air in your home comes up from your crawl space, it’s important to keep this space underneath your home as dry and clean as possible. Adding a vapor barrier and dehumidifier in your crawl space is the best way to protect your home from health, comfort, and safety problems caused by crawl space moisture.
Ohio Basement Authority can solve your crawl space problems with the CrawlSeal® crawl space encapsulation system. Schedule your on-site evaluation and free cost estimate today!
During the year that they have lived in their house, homeowners in Millfield, OH, noticed issues in their basement and crawl space areas. These included moisture and improper insulation, which became more evident during cold winter months.
The homeowners wanted to ensure the health and safety of the 150-year-old house. During their research for repair options, the homeowners learned more about Ohio Basement Authority online and they were eager to contact us for help with transforming their basement and crawl space areas.
After meeting with Inspector John Becker Sr., the homeowners were excited for the crew to install several reliable basement waterproofing and crawl space repair products. Because of the older home’s dirt crawl space and basement flooring, the CrawlDrain drainage system was installed to catch any seeping water. This water is then directed to the SafeDri ProX sump pump in the basement that will pump the water out of the home and away from the foundation.
Both the crawl space and basement were encapsulated in CrawlSeal liner. This thick, durable liner completely isolates these environments from the earth. CrawlSeal also acts as a moisture and vapor barrier, and it helps insulate the basement and crawl space. Additional insulation measures included applying spray foam insulation to the band joists and placing foam insulation panels on the crawl space and basement floors before the encapsulation process.
The homeowners are excited to have a basement and crawl space that will now be safer, drier, and healthier because of these reliable repair solutions.
After one year of owning their vacation home, homeowners in Nelsonville, OH, began to notice various issues such as cold floors and water collecting in the crawl space. These issues can lead to an uncomfortable and unhealthy atmosphere within the home.
The owners wanted to be sure this home away from home would be a safe and healthy living environment, so they contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our crawl space repair services online.
We completely transformed this unhealthy area underneath the home by installing several of our reliable crawl space repair products.
The crawl space was encapsulated in CrawlSeal liner, which acts as an insulating water and moisture barrier. This liner is also compatible with the SafeDri sump pump that was installed to pump any seeping water out of and away from the crawl space. Spray foam insulation also was added to the rim joists for extra insulation.
The sump pump discharge line was tied into a new downspout conductor line. Exterior vent covers were also placed over the vents to prevent pests, outside air, and precipitation from entering the crawl space.
The homeowners were excited these various permanent solutions were installed so their vacation home will be a healthy place to visit for many years to come.
Homeowners in Logan, OH, have noticed their unhealthy crawl space environment affecting the rest of the home. The existing crawl space insulation and sump pump were both failing, support beams were rotting, and floors were very cold during the winter.
Concerned with further damage and additional issues, the owners contacted Ohio Basement Authority. One of our expert crews completely transformed the crawl space into a more functional, healthy and stable area.
The entire crawl space was encapsulated in CrawlSeal liner, and ExTremeBloc panels were installed on the walls. CrawlDrain and a SafeDri Sump Pump were installed as waterproofing measures, and a dehumidifier will filter and dry the air. New downspout lines were installed outside the home, and a FreezeGuard was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line. Vent covers were also added to the home's exterior.
IntelliJacks were installed to stabilize the above floors, and support beams were added to existing beams.
The homeowners have peace of mind knowing their crawl space and the rest of their home will now be a healthy place to live for many years to come!
The CrawlSeal® Crawl Space Encapsulation System addresses each of the main threats to your crawl space: outside air, excess moisture, water, mold, and pests. A dry, clean crawl space means a healthier, more comfortable home overall.
Before encapsulating your crawl space, it’s important to take care of any water intrusion issues, including plumbing leaks, foundation leaks, and drainage problems to prevent water damage and keep your crawl space dry. Ohio Basement Authority can help stop water from coming into your crawl space by installing a perimeter drainage system and sump pump designed specifically for the crawl space.
Moisture enters your crawl space through the ground and foundation walls. Adding a vapor barrier in your crawl space helps prevent mold growth, wood rot, and pest infestations.
We cover the crawl space floor and walls with the heavy-duty CrawlSeal® vapor barrier. CrawlSeal is a 20-mil reinforced polymer liner that’s offered with a 25-year warranty against rips and tears. When installed as part of a complete crawl space encapsulation system, CrawlSeal provides a dry, healthy crawl space that can be safely used for storage.
Research shows that crawl space vents let in humid outside air that raises the relative humidity in the crawl space. A damp crawl space is the ideal environment for mold and pests. Adding crawl space vent covers will help keep your crawl space dry and pest-free. CrawlSeal® vent covers are insulated, will never rot or need paint, and provide an airtight seal against unconditioned outside air.
During your crawl space encapsulation project, we will also seal the rim joist and all penetrations to the outside, such as around pipes and electrical wires.
We offer two options for dealing with the air in your crawl space: a dehumidifier and a crawl space ventilation fan. Installing a crawl space dehumidifier is the best way to control the humidity level in your crawl space. The dehumidifier is designed specifically for basements and crawl spaces. The CrawlSeal fan adds air from the central air conditioning system to help dry out the crawl space air.
Your crawl space specialist can recommend the best method for your situation.
Are you ready to get started on your crawl space encapsulation project? As a professional crawl space repair contractor in Greater Columbus, Ohio Basement Authority offers all the solutions you need for a clean, dry crawl space. Contact us today to schedule your on-site consultation and no-obligation cost estimate in Columbus, Springfield, Mansfield, Cincinnati, Dayton and throughout Southern Ohio.