Crawl Space Flooding Repair
Crawl spaces, basements, and other areas underneath a home are constantly at risk of structural damage. To protect your home’s structural integrity, insulation, and air quality, you need to take the right steps to keep moisture and water from intruding your crawl space. Risks like flooding can bring about other issues like mold, dry rot, and water damage. At Kris Eilts, we specialize in crawl space flooding repair for Vancouver, Washington homes.
What Happens When Crawlspaces Get Flooded?
When water comes up from the soil or through vents into your crawlspace, a lot can go wrong. Moisture in the air from lack of proper ventilation can cause mildew to grow within your insulation, support beams, and elsewhere within the crawlspace. Plus, without proper drainage or encapsulation, standing water can cause a number of structural and health hazards for your home and the people who live there.
Common Crawlspace Problems
People with crawl spaces sometimes don’t know what to do. A crawlspace can be a obstacle for selling your home if it’s not properly maintained, insulated, and encapsulated.
What are signs that you need to fix your crawl space?
- Flooding and Water Intrusion
- Mold Growth
- Flags From An Inspector
- Puddling Outside Near Vent Lines
- Standing Water
The Best Solution: Encapsulation
Encapsulation is the current leading technology for keeping crawlspaces dry and up to code. Encapsulation involves multiple processes to ensure your crawlspace stays dry. With a fully encapsulated crawlspace, we make sure your crawlspace has the proper barriers, sealants, and insulation needed for your home.
- Completely cover the floors, ceiling, and walls of your crawlspace with a high tech vapor barrier
- Install dehumidifiers to keep the air free of moisture
Crawlspaces Affect Your Health
Having a crawl space that is up to code is crucial not only for selling your home but for day-to-day habitation. After all, 40% of the air you breathe comes from beneath your home. That’s why having a mold-free, dry, and properly insulated crawlspace is vital. Here’s what Kris Eilts contractors do to solve your crawlspace problems.
You never know what’s down there. Leave your crawlspace repairs and inspections up to a professional. Our contractors have a way of handling the dark, confined, and dirty environment underneath your home. Not only that, we guarantee our work to be thorough and complete. Rest assured, your crawlspace, basement, or other sub-level areas of your home will be carefully inspected and taken care of.