Crawl Space Encapsulation Case Studies

The Property:

3200 Sq Ft Home
15 Years Old
Apex, NC

The Problem:

  • Standing water in crawl space corner
  • Light mold on joist
  • Falling insulation
  • Musty odors
  • Camel crickets and roaches

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The Solution:

  • Install partial interior drainage system with Sump Pump
  • Remove all existing insulation
  • Clean all mold from wood surfaces, wipe down HVAC System and plumbing pipes
  • Install a premium sealed crawl space with insulation applied to the walls of the crawl space
  • Have city/county officials inspect the crawl space and sign off on the building permits

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The Final Result:

This crawl space has been totally transformed from a dirty, odor-filled, insect ridden unhealthy space into a clean, energy efficient and odor free space. The standing water has been removed, making the foundation stronger. The odors that permeate the living space are gone. The best part about this sealed crawl space is that it will stay this way forever! It is covered by our Lifetime Warranty which is transferable at no additional cost.


The Property:

4150 Sq Ft Home
6 Years Old
Raleigh, NC

The Problem:

Standing water in the entire Crawl Space

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The Solution:

Install complete perimeter interior drainage system with Sump Pump

The Final Result:

During heavy rain storms, hydrostatic pressure builds under the crawl space and drives water upward when the ground becomes saturated. This cannot be stopped by an expensive drain as it is an interior problem. An Interior Drainage System will keep the water “pumped” out during these heavy rain events. It is a system that works when needed giving this homeowner the peace of mind when the rains come!


The Property:

2500 Sq Ft Home
Built in 2014
North Raleigh, NC

The Problem:

  • The owner has allergy issues
  • There were no current issues in the crawl space, but the owner wanted to seal the crawl space as a preventative measure to avoid future mold issues

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The Solution:

  • Install a basic sealed crawl space
  • Have city/county officials inspect the crawl space and sign-off on the building permit

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The Final Result:

This new house now has a basic sealed crawl space that will prevent all common crawl space issues such as mold, musty odors, insects and falling insulation for the life of this home. The owner had allergy issues and she wanted to know that she had done everything she could to prevent mold from entering her home. The cost of this crawl space is much less than a premium sealed crawl space because there is no mold to be cleaned and there is no insulation that needs to be replaced.


The Property:

15 Year Old House
Chapel Hill, NC
800sf Basement – Unfinished

The Problem:

  • Basement has standing water during rains of more than 1 day
  • 2 walls showed signs of water penetration
  • Dehumidifiers running in basement
  • Odor emanating from the basement affecting the living space above
  • All storage boxes in the basement were growing Mold
  • Heavy insects in basement

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The Solution

  • Install an interior drainage around the entire basement perimeter and include a sump pump
  • Fully cover all walls with heavy vinyl
  • Install a Humidity-Evacuation system to stop all odors and moisture from entering the basement space

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The Final Result:

It is NOT normal for a basement to be damp, musty, moldy and controlled by insects! With a properly installed Interior Basement Drainage system, a basement should be either living or storage space just like the rest of your home. Once the standing water, humidity, and odors are under control, you can do anything you want with your basement without worrying about lower-level problems. A clean and healthy basement makes for a clean and healthy home.


The Property:

Home built in 1932
Undergoing major remodel
2 Story 4200sf  (2400sf crawl space)

The Problem:

  • Standing water throughout the crawl space
  • Pier and Curtain deteriorating brick walls
  • Several piers falling along with inadequate coverage of piers causing floors to sag
  • Heavy mold throughout crawl space
  • Strong musty odor
  • Insect and rodent infestation

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The Solution:

  • Install an interior perimeter drainage system with sump pump to remove standing water
  • Clean all mold from wooden surfaces
  • HVAC system replaced
  • Rebuild failing piers. Install additional piers and drop girders to straighten and strengthen the floor system
  • Install a premium sealed crawl space with spray foam insulation applied to the walls of the crawl space
  • Have city/county officials inspect the crawl space and sign off on the building permits

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The Final Result:

This beautiful old house is getting a new life through a complete house remodel. Because a wet crawl space will greatly affect the functionality of the rest of the house, the crawl space has to be encapsulated if you are ever going to gain control of moisture issues. Now this 83 year old home will be as strong and clean as a house constructed this year. It will operate with the same efficiency and cleanliness as a newer constructed home.