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As the most common method for controlling water in your crawl space, crawl space encapsulation involves closing off the area under your home to prevent water and moisture damage and is often referred to as a “sealed crawl space” or a “closed crawl space.”
Dry Otter’s crawl space encapsulation services are perfect for homeowners in Denver, NC, and the surrounding areas because our waterproofing teams focus on controlling groundwater, ground moisture, and humidity. We check each source to protect your home from unwanted water damage today efficiently and in the future for the best results.
Looking for a dry crawl space? Contact Dry Otter Waterproofing at (704) 966-1771 to schedule a FREE inspection.
Why Should You Have Your Crawl Space Encapsulated?
Improved air quality
Prevents termites and other pests
Greater energy efficiency of your home
Avoid fungal growth and mold issues
Prevent structural damage and wood rot repair
Extend life of mechanical systems such as heating and air equipment
CRAWL SPACE SOLUTIONS For A Wet Crawl Space
There are several reasons that a crawl space can have problems with moisture. At Dry Otter, our experts can identify critical issues and provide long-term solutions. We can help identify issues for you through our FREE inspection and consultations and answer any waterproofing questions you may have.
In the end, you’ll want a crawl space specialist who can determine the exact problem and then design a system to solve the problem permanently.
SURFACE WATER PENETRATION
A common way for water to enter the home is through surface water penetration. Surface water penetration is when water begins to “pool up” and stand around your home. This problem is caused by large amounts of water running off the roof or poor yard grading. When water starts pooling up around your home, it finds its way into your home through any weak spots in the foundation.
Groundwater penetration is when moisture levels in the clay surrounding your home start to build up, leaving the excess water with no place to go. This water build-up invades your home through where the wall and the footer meet. Then, this water appears on the soil in the crawl space. Water such as this can saturate the soil, and in the worst cases, it will leave standing water throughout the crawl space.
The most common cause for moisture in your crawl space is something straightforward: humidity. Humid air can cause water to invade your home. Humidity can cause mold growth, mildew, or musty smells.
How To Fix a Wet Crawl Space
Control groundwater with drains and sump systems
Remedy mold and repair rotted wood
Install a liner such as a vapor barrier
Prevent outside air from entering by sealing vents
Control air humidity with an energy-efficient dehumidifier
We Offer Premier Crawl Space Encapsulation in Denver, NC
We specialize in crawl space encapsulation. With 40 years of combined experience, our waterproofing team can inspect your crawl space before providing permanent solutions.
Contact us at (704) 966-1771 today to schedule a free inspection and consultation today!