Crawl Space Waterproofing in Denver, NC, and Surrounding Areas
Crawl space waterproofing involves keeping the area under your house dry from water seepage and humidity. Water damage to your home causes large repair bills or loss of property value. A buyer isn’t going to want a home with rotted wood, a sinking foundation, musty odors, or toxic mold.
How Do You Prevent Water Damage In The Crawl Space?
At Dry Otter Waterproofing, our first step in waterproofing a crawl space is controlling groundwater both from a surface level and below-grade seepage. Homeowners can hire professional landscapers, yard maintenance companies, and can even use do-it-yourself techniques to improve surface-level water.
We install drain systems, gravity exits, or sump pump systems with discharge lines. Additionally, a waterproofing membrane of some type may be installed. Furthermore, drain systems collect and direct the water to a sump pump system or gravity exit.
Lastly, once we control the groundwater, we install a vapor barrier over the exposed earth in the crawl space. There are several types of vapor barriers, but all types should overlap and be staked down. More advanced waterproofing methods involve higher quality vapor barriers, humidity control, and crawl space encapsulation.
Dry Otter CRAWL SPACE SOLUTIONS
There are many reasons that a crawl space can have problems with moisture. However, our experts can figure out what is causing the problem. Our crawl space waterproofing specialists can find the exact problem. Then, we will design a system that will permanently solve the problem.
SURFACE WATER PENETRATION
Water enters the home through surface water penetration. Surface water penetration is when water begins to “pool up” and stand around your home. Surface water penetration can be caused by large amounts of water running off the roof, or just by poor yard grading. When water pools around your home, it will easily find it’s way inside.
Another common cause for water in your crawl space is through groundwater penetration. Groundwater penetration is when levels of moisture in the clay around your home start to build up. This build-up leaves excess water with no place to go except inside your home. The water most often comes in where the wall and the footer meet. Then, it appears on the soil in the crawl space. This water can saturate the ground and will leave standing water throughout the crawl space.
The most common cause for moisture in your crawl space is something straightforward: humidity. Even if actual liquid water isn’t leaking into your home through the causes listed above, water can still come in through the humid air.
Let Dry Otter Handle Your Crawl Space Waterproofing Needs
The waterproofing experts at Dry Otter can solve any wet crawl space problem. We specialize in crawl space issues and offer free crawl space repair consultation. Our specialists can find the exact problem, design a solution, and permanently solve the problem. Contact us at (704) 966-1771 today to schedule a FREE inspection!
Stops moisture from entering the home
Prevents floor joists from rotting
Stops future flooding
Prevents mold from forming
Prevents mildew from forming
Causes cleaner air to flow throughout your home