Crawl Space Waterproofing in Clayton

Moisture problems in your home’s crawl space can lead to excess moisture, foundation issues due to wood rot, mold and mildew growth, and pest infestation. These are just a few of the common problems caused by moisture. The best solution to mitigating these problems is choosing crawl space waterproofing and encapsulation from Crawl Space & Basement Technologies of Clayton.

Signs of Crawl Space Moisture Problems

  • High humidity in the first floor
  • Insect infestations
  • Condensation (‘sweating”) on air conditioning ductwork or equipment
  • Condensation on insulation, water pipes or truss plates in the crawl space
  • Buckled hardwood floors
  • Condensation on insulation, water pipes or truss plates in the crawl space
  • Rot in wooden framing members
  • Musty odors in the living area

How Water and Moisture Enters the Crawl Space

  • High humidity. Climates with high humidity like North Carolina can cause some serious water intrusion in homes with foundation vents. The warm, humid air will pass through the vents and condensation occurs on the HVAC ducts, floors joist, and insulation.
  • Rainwater. Condensation can also be formed on the inner block walls of the crawl space when rainwater soaks through the walls.
  • Heavy rains. During heavy rains or anytime the ground becomes saturated, water soaks into the soil and begins to move to the lowest level of grade.

Understanding Crawl Space Waterproofing

Treating the source of the intrusion is the first step in resolving the moisture issue. However, if your home construction is on flat land or a negatively graded lot, then the water collecting in the crawl space cannot be stopped. This moisture comes from ground saturation. Once over-saturation occurs, water naturally migrates below the French Drain and the footing, allowing for entry to the interior crawl space. A French Drain is rendered INEFFECTIVE at keeping water out. Crawl space waterproofing is the only solution.

How do we waterproof your Clayton crawl space?

1st Step: A drainage trench is dug, usually around the perimeter, in the interior of the crawl space.

2nd Step: Weep holes are drilled through the interior side of the base block

3rd step: A specialized drainage pipe is installed in the trench.

4th step: The pipe and trench are covered and filled with 3/4 inch gravel.

5th step: We always prefer to use a gravity discharge to drain the water out of the crawl space, but sometimes a sump pump system is required.

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Contact Us for Crawl Space Waterproofing Solutions!

Complete the online contact form or give us a call at (919) 847-7072 to set up your no-obligation estimate with one of our crawl space and basement experts today!

Our team will visit your home, inspect your issue area and determine the best course of action. The trained specialist of CBTofNC will provide options to meet your budget and needs.