This home has a unique story. This home had a liner and sump pump installed in 1977! It has been doing its job for many, many years. But unfortunately, the technology was not very good back then and things don't last forever. After the homeowner noticed that the sump pump bucket was full of water he started investigating. They found it had stopped working and he was pretty sure the discharge line was gummed up. They had a lot of standing water in the crawl space from this and they started to notice a moist, musty smell in their home. They went on Home Advisor and started searching for crawl space experts. They came to find us at Clean CrawlSpace Inc. We got there old, non-working sump pump system out and put in a new one that will last them for many, many more years to come!
This homeowner was able to mitigate the moisture in his crawl space but a musty smell remained and, when the rains hit, water invaded the crawl space. He was interested in a vapor barrier to protect his home and seal the area off from the smell and water. We sent out our moisture control specialist and he was able to perform a full inspection and recommended the same solution as the homeowner, a vapor barrier. We got the privilege to transform his homeowner's crawl space with the CleanSpace 20 Mil Liner! Now the homeowner has no musty smell coming from the crawl space and can be confident the crawl space is well protected for years to come!
This homeowner, unfortunately, has to deal with chronic damp soil. The crawlspace would have standing water and soaked soil when the rains hit. The homeowner installed a sump pump and it helped, but after a couple of rainy winters, the sump pump couldn't keep up and there was soaked soil and mold everywhere. His wife has health problems when she is in contact with mold, so this could pose a dangerous situation. He decided to get it dealt with in such a way so it would take care of both problems, mold and water. He called Clean CrawlSpace and we were able to come out and completely encapsulate his crawlspace thus sealing it off from moisture. We also installed an upgraded sump pump and made sure we dug trenching so all the water that came into the crawlspace ran into the sump pump. The homeowner now has a clean, moisture-free, mold-free, and healthy crawlspace for his entire family!
We only believe in solving your crawl space issues right the first time. We often run across crawl spaces with a sump pump but not encapsulation. Yes, this makes sure that any water that collects in the crawl space gets pumped out but it doesn't solve the issue of moisture and humidity. We came out and helped this person to get encapsulation and make sure there are very low moisture and humidity in their crawl space!