Crawlspace Solutions and Repair
Why Is Crawl Space Waterproofing Important?
Your crawl space houses important components of your home, such as air ducts, insulation, plumbing, and structural framing elements. When excessive moisture from the air collects in your crawl space, it attracts insects and can create the right conditions for mildew, dry rot, and mold growth. Crawl space waterproofing ensures that these conditions don’t exist in the first place.
With Perma Dry Michigan, you can count on our crawl space solutions to keep your home or business safe. From the insulation to the foundation, we will help ensure your crawl space remains dry and mold-free with our tried-and-true waterproofing methods.
Crawl Space Waterproofing and Repair
Our crawl space specialists start with an inspection to find any potential water damage, checking everything from your insulation to your foundation. Should we discover mold, mildew, or insect damage, we’ll discuss the problems and other crawl space repairs before we start the waterproofing process. With transparent pricing on all parts and labor, you can trust our team to provide you with cost-effective and quick crawl space restoration.
After we confirm the condition of the area, we can discuss crawl space waterproofing methods and decide on the right one for your home or business. We can provide everything from basic plastic sheeting to full encapsulation, with the latter being one of the best crawl space moisture solutions.
What Is Encapsulation?
While some crawl space solutions use only a single layer of plastic to create a barrier between the ground and the underside of your home, encapsulation provides a more thorough shield. Our team uses thick sheets of plastic coated in antimicrobial solutions to not only keep water from building up but also to discourage the growth of mold, mildew, or rot. In addition, encapsulation provides a barrier between your entire crawl space and potential insect invasions.
As one of the best crawl space waterproofing methods, encapsulation also offers better insulation under your home, reducing your energy bills and helping you save money. You’ll also enjoy better interior air conditioning control since the air moving between your home and crawl space stays around the same temperature.
Interior Drain System Installation
While encapsulation and other crawl space waterproofing systems help your home stay safe from excess moisture in the air, pooling or standing water under your home needs a place to go. An interior drain system collects and drains water from your crawl space into a pump that sends it away from your house. Excess water might originate from heavy rains, unexpected floods, burst pipes, or leaks underneath your home, so interior drain systems provide a clean, safe solution to channeling the water away.
Homeowners wanting to get the best crawl space waterproofing possible combine full encapsulation with an interior drain system, doubling down on keeping their crawl space dry.
Floor Stabilization and Leveling Protects Your Home
If your crawl space gets too wet, it can weaken, which can have devastating effects on your flooring.
An unlevel floor can cause everything from tripping to windows or doors not closing properly. A sinking or sagging crawl space weakens your entire home’s structural integrity, with drooping floor joists or beams causing damage to your foundation and frame. Whether due to excessive moisture under your home, mold or dry rot development, or the invasion of wood-destroying organisms, our team at Perma Dry Michigan can help.
We’ll start with an inspection of your home’s crawl space to discover the affected areas and diagnose the problem behind your unlevel floors. Afterward, we’ll discuss stabilization options with you so you can choose the most cost-effective way to proceed.
Michigan Crawl Space Waterproofing | Perma Dry Michigan
Keeping your home in good condition starts with a healthy, moisture-free crawl space. Perma Dry Michigan provides homeowners with safe and comprehensive crawl space waterproofing ranging from full encapsulation to interior drain system installation. Our professional team includes licensed and insured waterproofing technicians who can safely and effectively provide you with a dry crawl space.
If you’ve recently suffered from a flood or worry about the state of your crawl space, our professionals can help. Contact Perma Dry Michigan at (734) 800-1355 for expert crawl space waterproofing services.
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.