Crawl Space Waterproofing
At Great Lakes Waterproofing, Inc. we love water–just not in the wrong places. That is why we have perfected basement waterproofing methods to keep water from ruining your basement and keep that pool in the backyard—where it belongs.
Problem: Wet Crawl Space
There are a variety of serious issues that be caused by damp and flooded crawl spaces, but they all create an environment in which mold, mildew, and fungus can thrive. This poses major health and safety concerns to anyone inhabiting an effected area or location.
Insect infestations, which can cause a need for professional extermination and use of pesticides in the homes, is a small concern compared to the structural damages constant moisture can create. If left untreated, these issues can become very serious, rotting out the sill plate, and potentially spreading to the floor joists. Damage of this magnitude could require the need for a structural engineer on a foundation re-build. Any time water or moisture is present, the issue needs to be corrected quickly and thoroughly.
Our specialists will do a free consultation, and work with you to develop an action plan specific to your situation, ultimately providing you with a moisture-free, structurally sound, usable storage area.
Solution: Crawl Space Encapsulation
When exposed to harsh weather conditions, regular plastics become brittle and easily crack. Researchers discovered that using Polyethylene as the base material prevented this rapid molecular break-down, and provides a long-lasting material that can survive wet crawl spaces in harsh Midwest temperatures.
At Great Lakes, we encapsulate the crawl space using two layers of polyethylene sheeting with a nylon string reinforcement running between the layers for increased strength and permanent repair. This material has a similar appearance and texture as a pool liner.
Contact Us to receive a Free In-home Consultation from an experienced professional or call 1-888-448-2351 for your free inspection and estimate.