Crawl Space and Foundation Waterproofing

Why Should I Waterproof My Crawl Space?

If the crawl space in your Raleigh home floods during heavy rains, odds are you also have other moisture issues in your homes foundation. These moisture problems can cause damage to the foundation of your home or lead to further mold and mildew issues, even allowing termites to work their way in to do their damage. In order to prevent these issues from popping up, hire the professionals at Crawl Space & Basement Technologies of Raleigh to waterproof your crawl space.

Leaking Crawl Space

Common ways to spot crawl space moisture problems in your Raleigh home include:

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

How Does Water Get Into My Crawl Space?

  1. During periods of heavy rain, water soaks into the soil and begins to move to the lowest level of grade.
  2. Rainwater can also soak through the walls and form condensation on the inner block walls of the crawl space.
  3. In a high humidity climate like we have in North Carolina, foundation vents on a house can also be a serious source of water intrusion. Hot, humid air is allowed to pass through these vents and condensation occurs on HVAC ducts, floor joists, and insulation.

How Do I Prevent Water From Getting Back In?

When a crawl space is wet or damp, you must address the sources of the water if you want to permanently resolve the moisture issues. When a house is built on either a flat lot or a negatively graded lot, there is nothing that can be done to stop the water from collecting in the crawl space. The source of this water comes from ground saturation. When the ground becomes overly saturated, the water migrates under the French Drain and the footing and enters the interior of the crawl space. French Drains will not work to keep water out.

So, what then is the solution? Install an Interior Drainage System from Crawl Space and Basement Technologies to collect the water and remove it as fast as it enters the crawl space.

How is a Crawl Space Waterproofed?

  1. A drainage trench is dug on the interior of the crawl space, usually around the perimeter.
  2. Weep holes are drilled through the interior side of the base block.
  3. A specialized drainage pipe is installed in the trench.
  4. The pipe and trench are covered and filled with ¾ inch gravel.
  5. 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.

Don't wait for an emergency! Contact the Raleigh crawl space waterproofing experts today.

We will waterproof your damp crawl space and keep it rodent, insect, and mold-free FOREVER! Our work includes a lifetime warranty, so you can be confident in our expertise.

Once we’ve waterproofed your crawl space, your home is now protected by our Lifetime Warranty, which may be transferred to a new owner of your home for FREE!

Contact the Raleigh Crawl Space Waterproofing Specialists to Remove Moisture from Your Home

Call us today at 919-847-7072. You can also fill out our online form to learn more about the benefits of our crawl space and basement services and schedule your no-obligation estimate today! We will visit your home to give you the most accurate price point for the job. Our trained specialist will guide you through the options to determine the best solution for you and your budget.

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What People Are Saying about Our Crawl Space Encapsulation

By the time we complete any crawl space encapsulation or moisture remediation project, our clients have determine that we deliver on our promise of outstanding service.

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    Excellent Service Provided!

    Your crew is professional, knowledgeable, customer oriented and committed. The work area was very clean after they finished. Your company exceeded my expectations!!
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    Keeps Things Clean

    Your company is very professional. Most companies do not clean up after themselves, so the homeowner has to do it! Your guys left the area very clean. Don’t let your sales rep go. He is very knowledgeable! Great Job! We
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    Your company is very professional. Most companies do not clean up after themselves, so the homeowner has to do it! Your guys left the area very clean. Don’t let your sales rep go. He is very knowledgeable! Great Job! We have given your information to our neighbors, so I am sure we will be seeing you next door very soon
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    Your company was one of the only ones in the Triangle who was able to tell me how the job would be done that would meet NC Building codes and what the current industry methods/materials are. I did a lot
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    Your company was one of the only ones in the Triangle who was able to tell me how the job would be done that would meet NC Building codes and what the current industry methods/materials are. I did a lot of research..I know what I am talking about and would recommend Jason’s company to anyone needing encapsulation
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    The sales rep was very professional in explaining what was required to fix the problem. That and you’re A+ rating with the BBB was the reason I chose you. The crew is friendly, punctual and knowledgeable. For those in need
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    The sales rep was very professional in explaining what was required to fix the problem. That and you’re A+ rating with the BBB was the reason I chose you. The crew is friendly, punctual and knowledgeable. For those in need of crawl space service, I would highly recommend this company
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    We had our crawl space sealed by a pest control company last year, but we had many problems and did not trust them to fix the problem. So, I got a total of 4 estimates from other companies and your
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    We had our crawl space sealed by a pest control company last year, but we had many problems and did not trust them to fix the problem. So, I got a total of 4 estimates from other companies and your company was by far the most informative and professional of them all. The crew was great. Very professional and your sales rep, Rob was very knowledgeable. Thank you for finally getting our crawl space problem fixed!!
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    Jason was one of the most prepared and knowledgeable technicians I have ever dealt with. He followed up and answered all questions honestly..The crew was focused, courteous and informative
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    I appreciate the follow-up and great service after the work was performed. When we had the extremely heavy rains, the float stuck on the sump pump. Everything was resolved to my satisfaction. It is comforting to know that you all
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    I appreciate the follow-up and great service after the work was performed. When we had the extremely heavy rains, the float stuck on the sump pump. Everything was resolved to my satisfaction. It is comforting to know that you all back up your products and service
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    You all had a very reasonable price and VERY good references! Thanks again for a professional job, and explaining how a crawl space is supposed to be done.
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    Rob was the only sales rep to talk to me about permits for my job and the work and materials meeting the building codes. I called many of the references on your list (that is a big list!), and what
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    Rob was the only sales rep to talk to me about permits for my job and the work and materials meeting the building codes. I called many of the references on your list (that is a big list!), and what they told me is the reason I chose you all for the job. They were right. You all did a great job!
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    I got your name from Angie’s List and my realtor. I heard you guys were the best crawl space crew in the area. Great Work Guys!!
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    Jason, Thank you for all of your work and support to make our crawl space area dry and secure. Your responsiveness to any questions or issue is impressive and very appreciated. Thank you and your team for all of their
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    Jason, Thank you for all of your work and support to make our crawl space area dry and secure. Your responsiveness to any questions or issue is impressive and very appreciated. Thank you and your team for all of their hard work and support!
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    • Did you know?
    CBTofNC in Business for over 30 years

    Did you know that 50% to 60% of the air on the first floor of your home comes from your crawl space or basement?

    Excess water intrusion can cause severe damage to the structure of your home and create high levels of moisture and humidity, which leads to mold. Allergies, asthma and skin irritations can be affected by abnormal levels of humidity, moisture and mold in your living environment.

    Crawl Space & Basement Technologies specializes in Sealed Crawl Spaces and Interior Drainage Systems for your Crawl Space or Basement. With our Lifetime and Transferable Warranty, we not only improve the air quality of your home but also restore the microbial remediation certification structural stability of the home’s foundation. Our team of crawl space and basement experts can help you determine the necessary solution for your home and your budget.

    We offer a comprehensive line of services designed to protect your home and to prevent moisture problems and damage. Count on our Raleigh Crawl Space and Basement specialists for crawl space encapsulation, crawl space waterproofing, basement waterproofing, spray foam insulation, vapor barriers, and mold remediation.

    Do you need a Crawl Space or Basement Specialist?

    We will gladly come to your home for an estimate. Contact us today!