Crawl Space Waterproofing Solutions
Crawl space moisture is more than a small nuisance that can be shut away in forgotten space. It can affect the safety of your entire structure and the health of its inhabitants if left unattended. Standing water in crawl spaces can be permanently fixed with a call to Iowa and Illinois’ crawl space repair experts: MidAmerica Basement Systems.
Crawl Space Waterproofing Professionals in Illinois and Iowa
Most of the time, crawl spaces aren’t at the top of many homeowners’ fix-it list. In fact, most homeowners would rather shut up their crawl space and never think about it again than deal with the issues it can cause. Unfortunately, hiding the issues behind a vent and pretending the problem doesn’t exist won’t make it go away.
Consistent excess moisture in crawl spaces can lead to dry rot in your wooden beams, sagging or uneven floors throughout your main floor, or musty smells in parts of your home. MidAmerica can transform your crawl space into a dry, clean, usable storage space in days! Learn more about our crawl space encapsulation process and dehumidification systems below.
Vapor Barrier Installation
Our team installs the CleanSpace system to encapsulate crawl spaces in Illinois and Iowa. Our proven processes and premium products will ensure your crawl space stays clean and dry for years to come. Here’s how we seal your crawl space using CleanSpace:
nstalling air-tight doors and vent covers: when your home was built, the prevailing idea was likely that air flow below the house would help with circulation. Now, of course, we know vents are just an easy way to lose heat in the winter, lose cool air in the summer, increase humidity levels, and allow pests into the crawl space. So, we’ll start by sealing those up and installing a locking door.
Removing any standing water: A crawl space drain and sump pump system are crucial to removing present and future water that may enter your crawl space. These systems will safely navigate all water out of and away from your crawl space.
Repairing structural damage: After the space is safe from additional moisture damage, we can set to work replacing and repairing damaged wooden structures to restore your home’s stability.
Encapsulate and insulate the crawl space: Now that you’ve found a way to get water out, you want to mitigate the amount of lingering moisture. By installing a vapor barrier, you keep condensation off of the porous concrete which would otherwise absorb it and lower your risk for mold and mildew growth.
Install a crawl space dehumidification system: A crawl space dehumidifier is unique in that unlike smaller units you may have for when your basement floods, it works continuously, pulling humidity from the air to lower moisture levels. We’ll hook it up to the sump pump and drainage system we installed earlier so the water it collects will follow the rest of the unwanted water in your crawl space away from your home.
Contact MidAmerica Basement Systems for Crawl Space Waterproofing Solutions
Ready to get started on your crawl space waterproofing project in Illinois or Iowa? Call the team at the MidAmerica Basement Systems location nearest to you or fill out our contact form to schedule a free crawl space inspection with one of our design specialists.