Crawl spaces serve an integral role in any home as they house plumbing pipes, air vents, and electrical wiring. If any damage occurs in your crawl space, it can cause major problems for your home’s functionality and even for your health. Thankfully, a number of solutions exist to repair and protect against crawl space damage, and Tar Heel Basement Systems is equipped with all the tools to keep your crawl space safe.
Our Crawl Space Repair & Encapsulation Solutions
Since moisture causes most crawl space issues, our solutions are designed to mitigate the amount of water that gets into your crawl space. Here, we’ll outline a few of the most common crawl space solutions that we provide.
You may have heard of encapsulation before or even seen one of your neighbors have the process done in their crawl space. Encapsulation is one of the most beneficial tools you can use to protect your crawl space foundation, as it protects against moisture and makes it easier to move around in your crawl space.
Encapsulation involves lining your crawl space with a polyethylene vapor barrier that is taped along the foundation walls using double-sided sealing tape. Once installed, the vapor barrier keeps water out of your crawl space, preventing mold and wood rot from occurring in the first place. Plus, encapsulation can discourage pests from burrowing under your home!
You might also consider installing a dehumidifier alongside a vapor barrier for added protection against moisture. After all, since crawl spaces are located below the home, it’s easy for humidity levels to rise. Dehumidifiers prevent humidity from reaching unsafe levels below your home, keeping wood dry and making it impossible for mold to grow. Our energy-efficient dehumidifier can remove up to 100 pints of water per day, using a powerful fan that keeps dry air circulating throughout the space.
Sump pumps prevent groundwater and unexpected leaks from infiltrating your crawl space. With the SafeDri™ Crawl Space Sump Pump, your crawl space stays well-protected against these potential threats. This system includes a floor drain to collect any water that might leak from plumbing pipes and a battery backup system that notifies you if any water gets into your crawl space. As you can see, our sump pump will drain water from your crawl space and alert you if any problem occurs so you can keep a vigilant eye on your foundation.
Don’t Suffer from Crawl Space Damage Any Longer. Tar Heel Basement Systems Can Help!
No matter what kind of damage arises in your crawl space, Tar Heel Basement Systems has the best experience, skills, and solutions to keep your home safe. We have a variety of tools specialized for crawl space repair and encapsulation, including interior drains, vapor barriers, and more.
We’re proud to serve homeowners across the state of North Carolina in Northern North Carolina, the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill metro area, Wilmington, and the Winston-Salem/Greensboro/High Point metro area. If you want to learn more about foundation repair, or receive a free estimate, contact us today!