Encapsulation

ENCAPSULATION

If you’re looking for a company who can encapsulate your crawl space, Master Service Companies is here to help. Our crawl space experts have warrantied solutions to make all types of crawl space repairs.

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Install Airtight Doors & Vent Covers: Sealing your crawl space doors and vents stops the cycle of cold, humidity, and moisture entering from the outside air. However, water can still enter your crawlspace in many ways.

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Remove Any Standing Water Sources: The next step is to eliminate any sources of flooding in your crawl space by installing a crawl space drain and sump pump system. This eliminates flooding water from your crawl space, but moisture can still enter directly through the concrete and floor in the form of water vapor.

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Repair The Structure: If your crawl space is sagging or damaged by prolonged mold and rot, the next step is to install crawl space support jacks to help restore your structure. This will help your floors stay even and stop any structural sagging upstairs.

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Encapsulate & Insulate The Crawl Space: To stop moisture from passing through your floors and porous concrete walls, a crawl space vapor barrier should be installed. A durable liner will allow for servicemen to use the space without damage while transforming your crawl space into usable storage space. This is also the best time to install crawl space insulation on your walls or floors. Installing crawl space drainage matting underneath the crawl space liner will help direct water to the drainage system and sump pump.

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Install A Dehumidifier: Installing an energy-efficient, self-draining crawl space dehumidifier will keep your space dry. Our crawl space dehumidifier system includes a filter that removes particles from the air as small as 2 microns. This ensures that your crawl space is protected from mold, dust mites, and mildew damage — permanently!

SIGNS OF MOISTURE AND WATER INTRUSION

Water intrusion and moisture can be detected by these common signs.

Mold & Mildew
Poor Indoor Air
Damp Walls
Efflorescence
Falling Insulation
Sagging Floors
Standing Water
Rotting Wood

CAUSES OF MOISTURE AND WATER INTRUSION

Check out the causes below to see how this happened to your crawl space.

HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE

Hydrostatic pressure is the pressure exerted by fluid due to the force of gravity. As water saturates the soils around your home’s foundation, that water puts pressure against the walls, impacting the stability of your home’s foundation.

POOR GRADING

If the land around your home is pitched towards the foundation, water will flow towards your basement walls every time it rains. This water can do damage to your home if it is not diverted away,
poor grading is the most common causes of water intrusion.

FAILED FOOTING DRAIN

One of the most common causes of a wet base,emt occurs when a footing drain fails. When it fails, it causes the soil around the foundation to become saturated. Water then enters through the joint between the footing and the wall, through cracks in the wall, or even under the footing.

SETTLING DIRT

During construction, the area around the home must be filled with loose dirt. When this fill soil is not compacted properly, it can compress under the weight of the home, causing settlement. When the soil around your home settles, water can easily flow towards your foundation walls. Concrete, brick, and stone walls are porous and allow this water to enter your home.

PRODUCTS

Check out the products below to see how we handle crawl space moisture.

Vapor Barrier
Dehumidifiers
Floor Drains
Drainage Matting
Sump Pumps
Vent & Door Covers
Wall Insulation
Floor Stabilizers
Perimeter Drain
Discharge Lines

FIND OUT WHICH SERVICE IS RIGHT FOR YOUR HOME

If you know there’s something wrong with your crawl space but aren’t sure where to start, the experts at Master Service Companies have got you covered. We’ll diagnose the problem and decide which crawl space service is right for you!

Ready to see how our services can solve the issues around your home?