Our Crawl Space Waterproofing Solutions
Water is the main source of crawl space problems. Once water is in the crawl space, it leads to a series of problems like moisture, humidity, and mold. Standing water can be found in a crawl space or even in wet soil. These are signs that the crawl space needs to be waterproofed. A waterproofing system is a solution that would fix the problems before they even start. A complete waterproofing system contains a perimeter drainage system, a drainage mat, a sump pump system, and also a dehumidifier. Having a waterproofing system installed will keep not only the crawl space clean, smell-free, and dry but also protect the rest of the home above it.
At MidAmerica Basement Systems, we provide complete waterproofing systems to protect your home from water damage.
Everything You Need For a Dry Crawl Space In Illinois and Iowa
Most homeowners aren't happy with their crawl space environment. And there's a good reason for that—most crawl spaces don't offer much to be smiling about. It's our job to make sure that your musty crawlspace is transformed into a clean, dry, and energy-efficient space.
Typical crawl spaces are moldy, foul-smelling spaces that homeowners avoid at all costs. Many of them flood, and they're often filled with debris. In more extreme cases, they can be rotting structures with rodents, animals, and other pests living within.
Steps to Installing A Crawl Space Vapor Barrier
Sealing your crawl space doors and vents stops the cycle of cold, humidity, and moisture entering from the outside air. However, water can still enter your crawlspace in many ways.
The next step is to eliminate any sources of flooding in your crawl space by installing a crawl space drain and sump pump system. This eliminates flooding water from your crawl space, but moisture can still enter directly through the concrete and floor in the form of water vapor.
If your crawl space is sagging or damaged by prolonged mold and rot, the next step is to install crawl space support jacks to help restore your structure. This will help your floors stay even and stop any structural sagging upstairs.
To stop moisture from passing through your floors and porous concrete walls, a crawl space liner should be installed. A durable liner will allow for servicemen to use the space without damage while transforming your crawl space into usable storage space. This is also the best time to install crawl space insulation on your walls or floors.
Installing an energy efficient, self-draining crawl space dehumidifier will keep your space dry. Our crawl space dehumidifier system includes a filter that removes particles from the air as small as 2 microns. This ensures that your crawl space is protected from mold, dust mites, and mildew damage -- permanently!
We offer more than just crawl space vapor barriers! Our complete moisture control system includes a wide variety of crawl space products for your home.
Advantages To Our System:
- Fast, Clean Installation
- Patented, Warrantied Products
- Save Money On Utility Bills
- Gain Storage Space
Our crews of crawl space contractors are professionally certified at the Basement Systems International Headquarters in Seymour, CT.