Crawl space repair and crawl space waterproofing

Crawl space repairMost homeowners are familiar with common basement seepage problems such as water coming in from around windows and doors, through cracks in the basement floor, clogged downspouts and around poorly installed pipes.  Over time, basement seepage can even occur from weakened, porous concrete and mortar joints.  The best way to correct these problems is to hire professional basement waterproofing experts to perform basement seepage repair and install a foundation waterproofing system that will prevent seepage from becoming a problem in the future.

However, many homeowners neglect to have their crawl spaces inspected for seepage problems.  Because most crawl spaces are constructed without a concrete floor, the gravel, sand or dirt used as the floor for the crawl space allows water to get inside of your home.  This can cause deterioration of drywall, flooring and support beams.  Standing water in your crawl spaces will cause mold and mildew to form creating serious health risks for you and for your family.  If your ventilation system is located near or in your crawl space, the mold and mildew can spread quickly throughout your entire home.  Seepage Chicago recognizes that unfinished crawl spaces are a problem through the Chicagoland area.  That is why we advise crawl space waterproofing in addition to a professional foundation waterproofing system.  A good flood control system protects all areas of your home.

The first step in waterproofing a crawl spaces is to remove the items that should not be in the space – – dirt, rocks and other debris.  Our technicians will then carefully inspect the entire area before suggesting a waterproofing method that will work for your situation.  There are several crawl space waterproofing methods available in today’s market; however, not every seepage solution is right for your home. That is why our seepage experts take the time to learn about your home before advising which waterproofing product is best for you.  In some situations, a combination of waterproofing products may be used such as crawl space vapor barriers (encapsulation), vent covers, insulation and drainage systems. In some cases, a crawl space sump pump may be the best solution for your basement seepage problems.

Sometimes crawl space encapsulation is required to correct the seepage problem.  This extra-heavy reinforced vapor barrier completely isolates the crawl space from the ground and outside air to eliminate ground moisture and water from entering your home.  In addition to correcting your seepage problems and preventing mold and mildew from growing in your crawl space, crawl space encapsulation also protects your home from bugs, rodents, poor indoor air quality and higher energy bills.

Seepage Chicago problems are common due to the weather and other factors common to Illinois.  Our basement seepage experts are knowledge and experienced in all areas of foundation waterproofing.  Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss how our seepage control products can protect your family and your home.

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