Wet Crawl Space
A wet crawl space is not something you want below your home, but sometimes it's a reality that you have to face and take care of. Excessive moisture underneath your home can be incredibly dangerous. It's inviting to unwanted pests (termites, roaches, rats, mice, snakes, spiders, etc.), and it can also cause wooden support beams and floor joists to rot. These materials are partially responsible for holding up the weight of your home, so it's important that you keep them in the best shape possible. What's more is that moisture below your home can trigger the development of nasty mold and bacteria which could make your family really sick.
Crawl Space Encapsulation
In just the past few years crawl space encapsulation has become an industry onto itself. At A-1 Indiana Waterproofing we TOTALLY disagree that closing or encapsulating a crawl is beneficial or safe. By "encapsulating" the WALLS of a crawl space, moisture is trapped and does not allow the natural air flow to and from the foundation walls. What do you think happens to the foundations integrity over time when moisture is trapped - that is right, mold, bugs and other deterioration occurs. Contact us today to get your crawl space looked at and repaired. We service many surrounding areas of Indiana with crawl space encapsulation and waterproofing, including Indianapolis.
DO NOT believe today's fad of spending $1000's of dollars only to learn a few years later you created another problem - in our belief a crawl space needs air flow, period. When a home is built there is a reason why architects and builders allow for air movement, it is simple logic.
We have a state of the art crawl space repair system that provides moisture reduction by utilizing a vapor barrier only on the floor and walls and then providing a dense foam insulation to the wall areas. Insulating your crawl space with our patented crawl space insulation system is a mold and pest deterrent and pays for itself by saving you money on utilities.
In addition, our E-Z Breathe air filtration system allows air to be sanitized creating clean, fresh air flow for your living space above. Our system addresses all the concerns an open crawl might encounter and yet provides both clean air and a dry environment.
Crawl Space Sump Pump
A sump pump can be installed to make sure that moisture isn't able to pool up underneath your home. This pump works the same way a basement one would. Once water in the pump pit reaches a certain level, the water will be pushed out and away from the home to a safe distance away. There are also battery backup systems available which will be activated in case the primary pump malfunctions, or if the power happens to go out.