Common Problems with Wet Crawlspaces
Most people in Omaha and surrounding areas have similar issues with their crawlspace. For many, their wet crawlspace has a dirt floor and the humidity level is higher than recommended. Crawlspace encapsulation is a process in which the wet crawlspace is dried, sealed, waterproofed, and insulated. Quality Foundation has preformed countless crawlspace encapsulations and has experience with many different crawlspace problems.
After removing debris from the crawlspace and the area is prepped a “U” shaped trench is created and sump pump (if not already installed) is installed at the ground level of the crawl space. After the drainage system is completed, the floors covered with a vapor barrier to prevent moisture from entering the crawlspace. This layer also provides a clean surface that is mold, puncture and tear resistant. Next the walls are insulated to help prevent excess airflow from entering and exiting which increases your energy efficiency.
When the crawlspace is encapsulated, it is a good idea to include a dehumidification system to maintain the proper moisture levels in the crawlspace. Quality Foundation will walk you though the process and make sure that you have everything you need to maintain a safe and healthy crawlspace.
For more information about crawlspace encapsulation and waterproofing services in Omaha, NE and to schedule a free in home estimate, contact Quality Foundation today!