Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Waterproofing Indianapolis

A wet crawl space can be a very big problem for Indiana homeowners. Water problems in your crawl space not only effect your crawl space, but also effect the living area above the crawl space. Water or even excessive moisture in your crawl space will eventually lead to mold growth, wood rot, and musty odors coming for the crawl space. Many times a standard 6mill plastic or vapor barrier is used to help keep moisture from escaping out of the ground and into the crawl space. These types of barriers only address a small area of concern when dealing with water or moisture in your crawl space, not to mention they are easily torn or moved by crawling on them. Excessive moisture in your crawl space not only comes from the dirt floor, but also comes from block seepage and from the foundation vents. Vents allow outside air into your crawl space. During the warmer months, this outside air can carry a high amount of moisture in it. Allowing that type of air into your crawl space will only add to the moisture that is already there. The most effective way to eliminate excessive moisture in your crawl space is to have the crawl space sealed off completely from the outside environment. This is done by completely encapsulating the crawl space. A proper crawl space encapsulation system needs to be thicker than a 6mill plastic. At SwainCo. Crawl Space and Basement Repair we install crawl space encapsulation systems using a tough 20mill waterproofing membrane. So tough we back it with a lifetime warranty on rips and tears. This crawl space encapsulation system is installed along the dirt crawl space floor and up the foundation walls, being permanently attached to the foundation itself. All foundation vents are then sealed from the inside as well to prevent excessive moisture coming into the crawl space from the outside air. If your crawl space has problems with standing water, than a lifetime warranty crawl space drainage system may need to be installed as well. To find out more information about how to transform your problem crawl space into a dry, healthy crawl space click here or call SwainCo. Crawl Space and Basement Repair-Indy's Original Experts at 317-407-1868

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