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!
We come across this situation more often then we should. A company will come and dig a hole, put a bucket in there with a few holes, stick a sump pump into it and call it a day. Unfortunately, unless proper drainage is dug and installed that directs any water that enters the crawl space to the sump pump, all that work is useless. Fortunately, our moisture control specialists are trained professionals in proper drainage technics. They will make a plan that will ensure if any water enters the crawl space it gets diverted to the sump pumps to be pumped a safe distance away from your home! Here are 2 pictures of how to properly install drainage and install a sump pump.
Protecting their new home investment with the encapsulation system.
The homeowners started the process of remodeling the home to make it more livable and increase the value. They were having the HVAC of the home looked at and fixed up. When the company went into the crawl space to inspect the HVAC they realized that if they fixed it, it would just go bad again because of the state of the crawlspace. They recommended we come out and encapsulate the crawl space. We were able to clean up the crawl space, fully encapsulate it, and make it a much healthier environment. They were so happy that they could be confident that the air they are breathing is clean and that the value of there home was raised!