Crawl spaces appear underneath buildings and are usually between one to three feet in height. Your crawl space is great for air circulation through your home or residential building. The space also provides room for contractors to move and repair your damaged plumbing, electrical or other systems underneath the carriage of the house. Keeping your crawl space waterproof can be done using several various methods and is guaranteed to be completed affordably and efficiently by the professional team at DW. Our outstanding customer relations have made us the unfaltering choice for residents of our great community.
A popular and strongly recommended method to waterproofing your crawl space is encapsulation. This process will take away the opportunity that moisture and water have to penetrate the barrier and create damage to your foundation or crawl space. Trained and certified professionals who have been properly taught on this waterproofing technique should complete encapsulation. With novice installers the room for error is greater leaving your home prone to leaks and damage from the compromised encapsulation. The process of encapsulation involves creating a separate sealed crawl space that reduces the moisture. No moisture means the inability for mold, mildew and other organic materials to grow causing health problems for the inhabitants of the building. The air that is spread throughout the building is syphoned through the crawl space, the absence of mold and harmful growths means a healthier happier household.
There is more than one way to prepare your crawl space and prevent the moisture that is a breeding ground for mold and other growth. Besides encapsulation, you can use waterproof insulation to stop the collection of moisture in your crawl space. Insulation that is available to be installed into your crawl space can be made from various materials. Our favorite type of insulation is made from long lasting closed cell polyethylene. The longevity of this choice is outstanding at upwards of twenty years! Spray foam can be applied and has waterproof and moisture resistant characteristics.
A dehumidifier can be added to your crawl space to help keep the moisture to a minimum. If your crawlspace is prone to mold growth or high moisture, the installation of a dehumidifier might be a great option for your space. DW offers professional and honest opinions on the best course of action for all home, this commitment keeps us the premiere choice for waterproofing needs in Dupage. The addition of this useful and preventative device is sure to stop the growth of mold and protect your home from excess moisture.
Your newly waterproofed crawl space will be immune to the negative affects felt by moisture making its way into the area. Water and moisture cause havoc and create much larger problems for homeowners down the road. Keeping your house safe and free of moisture proactively is the best way to diminish any potential expenses. Foundation and crawl space repairs can be extensive and expensive, taking days to repair and money that can be avoided with the preemptive waterproofing of the space.