Crawl Space Repair Photo Album: Crawl Space Encapsulation in Springfield, MO
This home in Springfield, MO, was experiencing high moisture levels in the living room and throughout the first level. Moisture could be seen on the walls, and it created a musty odor, impacting the homeowner's quality of life. After a thorough inspection of the home's crawl space, it was clear the humidity levels underneath were damaging the rest of the house. We encapsulated the entire space using our CleanSpace waterproof barrier and Sedona SaniDry dehumidifier to keep every ounce of moisture out and create a safe living environment above.
Never A Good Sign
The cause of the high moisture levels throughout the house was immediately determined after inspecting the crawl space. This is why it's crucial to have your crawl space properly encapsulated and help your home run efficiently.
Moisture Seeping Into the Ground
The build-up of moisture and humidity in the space was beginning to soak into the ground, creating longer-lasting problems.
Moisture Made Its Way Into the Home's Structure
When moisture soaks into the wood, it can cause it to deteriorate and rot if not treated properly. This could lead to issues with floor support and the home's foundation.
An Old Solution
The previous homeowners installed a homemade sump pump to fix what they thought was a flooding problem. In this circumstance, what caused the moisture levels were extreme humidity levels in the space. For the sump pump to work, the moisture needed to be trapped and contained first.
Our encapsulation consists of applying our CleanSpace waterproof barrier to the entire space to trap and contain any moisture attempting to breach the home.
Covered Walls and Columns
When performing an encapsulation, our crews are very diligent and are sure to cover any aspect that moisture could harm.
Sump Pump and Dehumidifier
The finishing touches of the encapsulation are a Sedona SaniDry dehumidifier and an upgraded sump pump to keep this space dry, odor-free, and isolated year-round.