Crawl space waterproofing
Crawl space waterproofing is one of the most important, yet unseen parts of home safety. The hollow space under your house acts as a barrier between the vapor and groundwater that your house sits on. Proper crawl space encapsulation and care should be followed in order to protect your home investment.
Crawl space solutions as part of our rooter service
Waterproofing a crawl space guards a foundation against the passage of water under hydrostatic pressure (ground water). Without preventative measures, water can accumulate in the crawlspace breeding moisture and mold. Home builders usually opt to waterproof during the construction of a home by installing gutters, downspout extensions, and external perimeter footing drains. Best practices also focus on the proper sloping of soil and waterproofing the membrane or sealant on foundation wall. The truth is that most builders fail to follow these waterproofing techniques and leading to costly crawl space repair further down the road. While grading, upgrading gutters, and downspout extensions will reduce the amount of groundwater entering the crawl space, it is often impractical that these steps alone will completely prevent water from leaking into the crawlspace. An external footing drain is impractical and costly to install due to porches, desks, pipes, garages, sidewalks, landscaping, etc..
Perimeter Drainage System
A great crawl space waterproofing method is an internal perimeter drainage system (water management system). While we offer several moisture control techniques, the first step in any wet crawl space is to install a perimeter drainage system and a crawl space sump pump system.
At heart of a successful crawl space waterproofing system is the sump pump. If the heart stops, the system will fail and your crawl space will flood even though you’ve spent a lot of money to dry it up.
The Rooter Guys have the expertise and professionalism to help you with all crawl space repair projects. When we inspect your crawl space, we look for any sign that could indicate a water problem whether it is structural, mechanical or environmental. We recommend that you research crawl space solutions for a healthier environment for your family. Our staff is here to help you 24/7 for emergency plumbing and septic system service with no overtime charges.