leaking crwal spaces
Rarely are crawl spaces friendly environments for the people living above them. They are havens for mold, bacteria, odors, insects and rodents. Whether your crawl space has a dirt floor or concrete, wet or dry, we have a solution for you!
Preventing Moisture Or Water In Your Crawl Space
Step 1. Check your gutter system. Make sure it’s not clogged; it needs to be the proper size for the slope of the roof. Drain spouts should be directed away from the house, and the grading should be sloped on an angle away from the house.
Step 2. Crawl space vents should be properly installed. If they are at or below grade, rain or moisture on the top of the ground can run right through those vents, into your crawl space. In many instances it is best to keep crawl space vents sealed year round. In the summer when people often open them, damp air enters the crawl space and condenses on air conditioning ducts and water pipes. It essentially “rains” in the crawl space. It’s best to seal up those and don’t open them in the summer or any other time of the year.
Step 3. Check your crawl space access doors. Doors at or near grade are vulnerable to rainwater. Pooling against them going under them into your crawl space.
Step 4. Fixing the problem from the inside. Waterproofing the foundation from the inside using an interior Strip drain system, connecting to a sump station and covering the ground. This is how healthy environments prevent moisture in crawl spaces for many homeowners.
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aqualiner crawl space liner
The AquaLiner is designed to separate your home from the earth below entirely and permanently. AquaLiner is a thick, 20-mil material, similar to that used in lined swimming pools. It actually consists of several layers- high density polyethylene, low density polyethylene, and two layers of polyester cord.
A superior performing system. AquaLiner is tough and puncture resistant. You can crawl on it, service technicians can crawl on it, and you can store any item on it, transforming your former unusable crawl space into a clean, dry, and ample storage space for your home.
The AquaLiner completely resists moisture penetration and stops unwanted insects and rodents.
The AquaLiner’s bright white finish actually brightens the crawl space with limited light, creating a friendlier storage environment.
Why Use AquaLiner in your Crawl Space?
Exposed earth underneath your home is a recipe for problems for not only the integrity of your home, but your health. Crawl spaces can become damp or even flood, which can create rot and decay, which could be the floor of your kitchen, bathroom or your children’s bedroom! This moisture can breed a variety of living organisms from Mould spores to centipedes, spiders, rats and even snakes
AquaLiner serves as a blockaid invasive animals like termites, beetles, rodents and snakes.
These invasive animals can cause exposed wood and other exposed materials to rot and
decay, putting your home at risk.
Mould, Allergies, and Toxins!
Mould and mildew causes those damp and musty smells. These are fungi that thrive in humid and moist conditions, such as your crawl space. Keeping humidity down lessens the chance of growing mould. Normally, mould will not grow at less than 50% humidity. Dehumidifying is the key along with fixing any groundwater, plumbing or other leaks as part of the strategy to eliminate mould or fungi in your crawlspace.
Humidity levels can range from 50%-90% in the crawlspace, which are perfect conditions for mould to grow. AquaLiner will help to prevent mould in and around your home leaving less allergens in the air.