Problem: Wet Crawl Space
Having a wet crawl space is a serious problem for homeowners. It causes many issues due to the nature of combined water and wood underneath your home. Moisture, damp cold air, and humidity are hazards for crawl space areas. If you have no sealing underneath the floor boards and support beams you can suffer from mold and mildew which deteriorate key structural components for your home. In more extreme conditions mold will also become a hazard for your family breathing in harsh airborne particles that can lead to sickness. Water in your crawl space can also cause problems with the structural integrity of your home. While support beams and floor boards can diminish over time, there is also the threat of foundation problems if your crawl space was installed with any concrete slab work. Much like foundation settlement, water must be dealt with to prevent future damages.
Wet Crawl Space Signs
If you notice any of the following issues in your crawl space, feel free to call us for help:
- You smell musty and moldy odors on the first and second floor of your home
- The first floor of your home is sagging in certain areas or feels un-level
- You notice puddles around the crawl space outside your home
- You have a frequent insect or rodent infestation - they could potentially be coming up from the crawl space area
Solutions: Our Solutions For Crawl Space Water
Crawl Space Encapsulation System
At Denver Foundations we use a tried and true crawl space encapsulation system to seal and repair the area under your home. When your crawl space isn't sealed it has the possibility to have moisture, excessive humidity, and unwanted critters all cause issues in your home. We will install a heavy duty, white vapor barrier on the walls and floor of the crawl space. This will permanently seal the area from the outside to keep it dry and healthy. Prevention of excess moisture will prevent mold and wood rot.
Once the vapor barrier is installed and the area is encapsulated, we will install a special drain system designed to improve water drainage underneath the floor liner. Thanks to its 100% polypropylene design, it will never experience problems with moisture damage unlike other systems on the market. Since every home in Colorado is different we carry different types of liners to fit your home's needs.
Crawl Space Sump Pumps
For extra protection against leaks, we install a sump pump to remove any excess water under your home. It is installed quickly and features a pit or "basket" that accumulated water is stored in. Once water inside the pit reaches a certain level, it is pumped out away from your home to a drain located a safe distance from your foundation.