Sealing out moisture. Completely lining the crawl space with a thick, durable waterproof membrane is a major step in the "encapsulation" process that keeps moisture out of this space.
There's a reason why we refer to a sub-floor void as a "crawl space." This small, cramped area beneath the main floor of a house doesn't have sufficient headroom to qualify as a basement or cellar. Because there's rarely a reason to venture into a crawl space, this part of the house is often overlooked until signs of mould and moisture damage start be become evident.
A dark, damp space that has an ample supply of cellulose (in the form of wood) provides an ideal habitat for mould. Unfortunately, many crawl spaces provide this mould-friendly environment. Mould that establishes a foothold on wood surfaces will eventually become wood rot that can lead to structural problems like sagging or collapsing floors. Mould also creates a health hazard because it reproduces by means of airborne spores that can contaminate the air above a crawl space.
Effective water management. In order to stay dry, some crawl spaces need to have a drainage tile and sump pump system that collects and ejects water from the space.
Basement Systems GB has the training, tools, and materials to put an end to mould and moisture problems in crawl spaces. Our system for transforming damp basements and crawl spaces into clean, dry spaces has been developed and refined for over 25 years by an international network of contractors. Our exclusive access to patented drainage, sealing and waterproofing products enables us to provide affordable, effective and warrantied solutions to moisture problems.
Instead of allowing a crawl space to interact with soil and outdoor air that are saturated with moisture, our strategy typically calls for a drainage and sump pump system to remove water, and durable waterproof membranes to keep moisture out of the space beneath a building. This technique has proven to be the most fail-safe strategy for eliminating mould and moisture problems in basements and crawl spaces.
Mould and moisture problems that originate in a crawl space pose a threat to human health and a building's structural integrity. Call today to schedule a free inspection of your crawl space. Basement Systems GB can transform a damp, musty crawl space into a dry, clean space.
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