It’s the part of the home that doesn’t get noticed or receive much attention yet problems that occur here can affect the whole house - it’s the crawl space. It is important to take care of this area by keeping it dry so the whole house benefits. Moisture in crawl spaces can lead to structural problems as well as destruction caused by insects, termites, mold and mildew.
Water leaks – Open foundation vents can be a source of problems when it is letting outside moisture into the home.
Unsealed crawl space – Whether your home is new or old, many times the crawl space is not completely sealed off. In time moisture can find its way into the crawl space.
Dirt floor in the crawl space – It is vital that the dirt floor in the crawl space be sealed to keep moisture out. When water that is in the soil causes humidity, it is the ideal environment for mold to grow. Once mold forms, it will form on the wood foundation support beams.
Gaps formed at the crawl space wall and floor – Once soil is excavated, it never fully returns back to its’ original density. If your home has settled, there may be gaps or cracks between the crawl space wall and the floor giving rainwater a way to enter the crawl space.
Frontier Basement Solutions is here to transform a moldy and damp crawl space into a dry foundation through these applications:
Did you know that a dirt crawl space is the primary source of moisture in a home? It allows gallons of water each day into the home in the form of water vapor. Using the Healthy Living Encapsulation System™ from SafeBasement™ we prevent moisture from entering the crawl space and eliminate mold and mildew. This vapor barrier protects against moisture and radon gases by producing an air-tight seal.
Utilizing SafeBasement™ Crawl Space Sump Pumps, your crawl space is protected from moisture and flooding by pumping the gathered water through the main sewer lines. Constructed of either stainless steel or cast iron depending on the model of pump used, these industry-leading sump pumps offer worry-free operation. Using 172% less energy than conventional pumps, these energy-efficient pumps are also backed by a no hassle warranty.
It is important that crawl spaces have adequate drainage. The specially designed SafeBasements™ sump pump basket was created to keep the area dry. With the uniquely designed lid with a large lip, it can be sealed with sealing tape to ensure proper drainage.
Support forms within a crawl space can deteriorate resulting in sagging floors. If the support beams in your crawl space have deteriorated, we can fix the problem by installing SafeBasements™ Crawl Space Floor Stabilizers. They are constructed from high-strength, durable steel to stand the weight of the home and provide support for sagging floors. Combined with a new concrete base, these stabilizers can level the floor and strengthen crawl space beams.
A healthy home has a healthy humidity level. Choose either the Santa Fe or Aprilaire® dehumidifier to ensure that the humidity is controlled throughout the various seasons. It creates good air quality and rids the area of mold, mildew and odors.