Crawl spaces, an alternative to slab and cement foundations, sit underneath your home and provide a small space between the soil and the first floor of your home. They also give easy access to your pipes, electrical wires and floor joists for repairs.
But, since the floor is made of soil, preventing water in crawl spaces can be complicated. Crawl space waterproofing costs depend on the type of your crawl space, as well as the necessary adjustments establish moisture-free, mold-free conditions in your crawl space. And, failure to properly control moisture can have devastating consequences for your home and family. Damp crawl spaces become a breeding ground for mold, pests and wood rot.
The implications of wood rot are obvious—sagging floors or complete failure. Mold also eats away at the structural integrity of your home and can aggravate respiratory conditions such as asthma in your children.
And, because air typically travels upward to your living area from the crawl space—referred to as the ”stack effect”—problems with your crawl space’s air quality quickly escalate into problems with the air in your entire home.
Crawl space waterproofing companies, such as Helitech Waterproofing & Foundation Repair, can help. Our team is full of experts who know how to keep water out of crawl spaces using several techniques: thermal barriers, crawl space vents, and dehumidifiers.
Preventing water in your home’s crawl space promotes the structural integrity of your home.
Method for preventing water in crawl spaces: Ventilation systems
There are two main ways to configure crawl spaces to prevent moisture buildup: open crawl spaces and encapsulated ones. Open crawl spaces have vents that open to the outdoors, allowing for natural air circulation. Encapsulated crawl spaces often make use of your HVAC system to mechanically ventilate your system.
Regardless of the type of your crawl space, air circulation is essential to prevent excess moisture from the air condensing on your floor joists and concrete walls and developing into mold.
Ineffective ventilation plus inefficient drainage plus heavy rains equals damaging moisture in your crawl space. If left untreated, even more damage can be done by rotting wood, mold, and odors. The Hydraliner for wet crawl spaces separates your home from the earth below entirely. It provides complete protection for your home and your family’s overall health.
When paired with an appropriate crawl space ventilation system, a dehumidifier can promote the circulation of low-humidity air throughout your crawl space. There are several things you need to look for as researching dehumidifiers, such as airflow and gallons removed per day. For convenience, you should select one with a pump, which will empty the dehumidifier reservoir outside away from your home.
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Dear Helitech Customers,
I hope this message finds you safe and healthy.
As our communities and customers continue to feel the impact of COVID-19, Helitech continues our commitment to safety and service. We are taking every measure possible to ensure COVID-19 does not interrupt our ability to serve you in the way that you have come to expect from us over the past 5 decades.
At Helitech, our number 1 priority is the safety of our team and our customers. It’s the lifeblood of our business. We are implementing preventative measures and closely following the recommendations by the CDC – canceling non-essential travel and group events, instituting remote working, ensuring proper personal protective equipment (PPE) for all our field teams, as well as keeping everything sanitized, from trucks to tools to workspaces.
With heavy rain expected throughout our service area over the next few days, we want to let you – our valued customers – know that as the area’s highest-rated waterproofing and foundation repair contractor – we are still here for you.
If you notice an issue – water coming into your basement or crawlspace, a cracked foundation, or anything that concerns you – give us a call. Our staff is highly trained to meet your foundation needs in a healthy manner – whatever your situation may be.
We can talk through your issue and come up with a solution, whether that be inspecting your foundation remotely via video, sharing photos, or a phone conversation with one of our foundation specialists – we are available to help you with your home’s issues in the safest way possible.
Throughout our 5 decades of service – all the way back to 1987 – we have weathered many storms and economic challenges.
We will all get through this together.
Thank you for your support as we work together to heal your home.
And most importantly, I hope that you and your families stay safe and healthy.
Sincerely, Jason Courtney President, Helitech Waterproofing & Foundation Repair.