Crawl spaces prove the old phrase: "What you don't know can hurt you." Most home owners don't realize the damage that moisture from your crawl spaces can do to your home. Moisture problems in crawl spaces can cause cause structural damage, or unpleasant living environments such as mold, mildew, and musty odor originating from that crawl space.
At Permadry Michigan, we want to take the worry out of owning a home. We believe having a dry crawl space shouldn't be difficult or costly. With our years of experience, we have the know-how to make crawl space finishing a hassle-free process for busy homeowners like you.
Why is crawl space waterproofing important?
Warm, moist air entering the crawl space through a vent can condense into water droplets on cool surfaces there. This means that the underside of the floor, your furnace ducting, framing members, and even items stored in those crawl spaces will be at risk. Dry rot, mold, mildew, and various insects thrive under these conditions - and will decay and destroy anything and everything they touch, any metal or wood is at risk. The humidity in the soil preserves this damp condition almost year 'round.
While each house is different, there are some standard products in our industry that Permadry Michigan uses routinely in handling crawl spaces. We will do an inspection of your particular scene and recommend the best treatment for what you need..
An untreated wet crawl space causes structural damage to a foundation, so why wait? Let one of our professionals inspect your crawl space and prescribe a treatment system that will provide great protection at a great price, and help you lower your energy bills while increasing your property value!
Encapsulation consists of applying an antimicrobial moisture barrier to the floors, sealing all vents, and installing vapor barrier on the walls. Encapsulating your crawlspace not only helps to preserve your home, but it can help to increase your home's efficiency, and lower your energy bills as well.
Interior Drain Systems
Crawlspace drainage systems create a way for any potential pooling or standing water to escape. Rain, leaking, or bursting pipes under your home can lead to a mess in a crawlspace. If a drainage system isn't installed, that water is going to stay put for a long time as evaporation needs direct sunlight to speed up the evaporation process. An interior drain system will direct any water that enters your crawlspace to a pump, where it will be removed quickly and cleanly. Crawlspace drainage systems are usually used in conjunction with encapsulation to ensure protection from external elements as well as any internal water that has the potential to enter. In addition to the many benefits of a dry crawlspace, homeowners should see additional results in their lowered energy bills each month!
Floor Stabilization & Leveling
Have you noticed what appears to be a sinking or sagging crawlspace? Windows or doors not shutting properly? You may also be noticing sloping or uneven floors in your home, cracks in the interior drywall, and other structural flaws. These can all be signs that your floors are unstable due to sagging beams or floor joists, or settling piers. In many cases, a failing crawlspace structure can be resolved by installing crawlspace supports. Let our team of experts determine the best solution to restore integrity to the structure of your home.