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Different Ways of Waterproofing a Crawl Space

Different Ways of Waterproofing a Crawl Space

Crawl spaces are an important structural component of a home where flooding can easily occur. Because the air from this place circulates throughout the entire house, it is always tough to keep it clean and maintained. Mold and mildew growth is common in this area due to untreated water, which ultimately causes the structural integrity to be compromised. That’s why waterproofing this section of the home is important, for the sake of the home’s stability and the health of its residents. Here are some options for you to consider.

Crawl Space Waterproofing Options

Vapor Barriers Installation

If water damage occurs in your crawl space as a result of soil moisture, you should contact Sault Ste. Marie foundation repair services straight away. An unfinished crawl space floor can bring a slew of issues. A plastic sheet should be placed over your crawl space to prevent moisture from entering. Soil moisture won’t be able to evaporate in the space after barriers are installed, which is also great at preventing mold growth. Many homeowners attempt to save money by installing these sheets themselves. Often times, they don’t install it properly which makes for wasted time and money on their end. It’s best to only hire professionals for a flawless crawl space closure.


Another option for waterproofing your crawl space is encapsulation. The primary purpose is to seal off vents, leaks, fractures, piers, foundations, and other water entry points. If there are only a few entry points, the homeowner can finish this task quickly. However, if you have a severe water damage problem, such as a bug or mold infestation, you should seek the assistance of experts who are known to give the best crawl space repair in Sault Ste. Marie. One thing to keep in mind is that not every room is suited for encapsulation; you should check with an expert before attempting this waterproofing procedure.

Sump Pump Installation

The presence of stagnant water in the crawl space can be disastrous. Water flooding in the foundation can cause structural issues which makes crawl space restoration in Sault necessary. Sump pumps are an excellent technique to remove standing water and redirect it away from the house. Our experts understand how to set up a sump pump and will examine your location and recommend a pump size that is appropriate for your area. Obtaining pumps with battery backup ensures that they continue to function even in the event of a power interruption.

Exterior Drainage System

When water causes major structural problems in your home, you should contact Sault Ste. Marie foundation repair professionals. Our trained team will inspect your foundation and install an appropriate exterior/interior drainage system. We will inspect your gutters, rain gutters, air conditioner lines, and wastewater lines to help us in determining the best solution for your property. The key goal is to drain the water as efficiently as possible so that moisture does not accumulate in the crawl area.

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