The leak shown here creates several problems for the home. Not only is the wall liable to become moldy, but this amount of water can result in flooding and property damage if not properly drained.
The water seeping in through the crawlspace walls had nowhere to go once it came inside the basement, allowing it to collect. Our team installed crawlspace drainage matting. This dimpled plastic mat material is creates a drainage space that helps water find its way to the drain lines, preventing possible mold and rot in the home.
Old crawl space thinking said that air would blow in a vent on one side of a house and blow out of the vent on the other side. But we now know that a house works like a chimney, sucking air in at the lower levels, including in through all of the open crawl space vents, and then this air rises up into the house and escapes out of the upper levels. This open vent to the outside was allowing water and humidity into the home. CleanSpace Vent Covers go over the old, corroded, unsightly vents for a nice clean looking finish. These crawl space vent covers are durable plastic, so they'll never rust, rot, or need paint. The crawlspace vent covers have a foam insulation and gasket material on the inside to seal off the outside air completely.
As the humidity levels rise in crawl spaces, moisture condensates on the surfaces, leading to serious problems in your home. These problems can vary from dramatic repairs to minimal repairs such as structural issues related to mold and wood rot or may be health related affecting the air quality of the home. The SaniDry CSB is a crawl space dehumidifier that's strong enough for the job! Its powerful 240 CFM blowing motor will circulate air throughout your humid crawl space, drying everything out and keeping it dry all the time! Its large cold coil surface (see comparison in photo) helps it handle a 6,000 square foot crawl space, at 3 feet high. An adjustable knob lets you decide how dry you want your crawlspace-- just set it and forget it!
The CleanSpace Crawl Space Moisture Barrier is the heart and soul of the CleanSpace system. This durable, bright white crawl space liner installs on the walls and floors, preventing water vapor and humidity from passing through. By keeping your crawl space dry, you protect your structure and insulation from mold and rot. With a 25-year warranty against rips and tears, this durable liner will convert your crawl space into a usable storage area. And with its mold-resistant additive "UltraFresh", CleanSpace will never support mildew or mold growth on its surface.
The owners of this Eastchester home faced several basement and crawlspace problems. Not only was their basement perpetually damp, but they had energy loss from their drafty, wet crawl space, and leaking windows.
Our team was able to effectively repair this home with a variety of our products, leaving the homeowners happy and ready to enjoy their dry basement!
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