A common problem for homeowners – moisture.
A wet crawl space can lead to deterioration of floor joists, beams, sub-flooring insulation, and an electrical-mechanical system. Don’t let a wet crawl space become an unhealthy situation for you or your home. Mold, mildew, and fungi along with a musty odor can cause an unhealthy environment. If you have noticed a moldy smell, this is caused when the water in the crawl space evaporates and rises through your insulation, floor, and the rest of your home. A professional from Jerry’s Waterproofing can help you with your crawl space moisture problems in Nebraska.
A vented crawl space lets in moisture, which creates an environment for wood rot, mold, mildew, and dust mites. This can also be the source of high energy bills. The rainy summers and snowy winters in Nebraska can wreak havoc on your crawl space. The high water table will cause the water to pool under the crawl space and enter through the cracks. The extra moisture causes the soil to expand which then presses against the crawl space foundation, which causes the cracks that lead to the water entering.
While we think that excess moisture causes water problems, drought can also cause a problem. When a drought occurs, moisture is depleted from the soil and your crawl space, which then leads to settlement problems. Whatever is the cause of your crawl space moisture, Jerry’s Waterproofing can help.
Crawl Space Encapsulation as a Solution
Crawl space vapor barrier and encapsulation are designed to stop water from getting into a crawl space. This vapor barrier made by Earth Contact Products (ECP), is an impermeable material used to reduce the amount of moisture that is allowed into the space. The function is to stop the movement of water vapor. This will prevent mold, mildew, allergens, fungus, and radon from entering your crawl space.
The ECP product used will provide years of service. The material provides the highest strength to weight ratio, using the highest tensile strength and tear resistance of any product made in the industry. Keeping your home healthy starts from the ground up. Keeping your crawl space dry, creates a healthy environment for you and your home.
By calling a professional for your crawl space moisture, you will be assured that the products and equipment used are of the highest quality. Trying to waterproof a crawl space yourself, will cost you time and money in the long run. An inexpensive vapor retarder that a hardware store tries to sell is usually 6-mil thick and too thin to keep moisture out. Also, it will tear and puncture leaving it useless. The products that Jerry’s Waterproofing uses are a 10-mil thickness or one that is 16-mil thick. Not only are they thicker, but the woven product makes it stronger than a poly sheeting product.
Don’t let a wet crawl space leave you with an unhealthy home. Contact an expert that can help fix your crawl space moisture problem, and keep water from entering it. Your home, health, and energy bill will be a result of getting this taken care of. For a free estimate and answers to any of your questions, call us today. We will be happy to help!