Getting your crawl space encapsulated and fitted with the appropriate products is an investment that can help to lower your heating costs and improve the air quality within your home. It is also important to have the vents sealed off to prevent outside air from coming in.
Concrete is frequently installed on top of loose soil during a home's construction. Over time this concrete can start moving as the soil settles, shrinks, or washes away. This will result in the uneven, sinking, or tilting concrete surfaces that PolyLevel is used to raise.
The primary ways that water gets into the crawl space area through vents, condensation, and leaks.
PolyLevel is injected beneath concrete fixtures through a series of strategically-drilled pea-sized holes. This foam fills the gap between the concrete fixture and the compromised soil. As it dries, PolyLevel expands - pushing slabs and concrete fixtures upward. Afterward, the pea-sized holes are patched and become nearly invisible. Once it cures, PolyLevel will provide permanent support between the concrete slab and the ground.
There can be many reasons why water leaks into a basement. Sometimes hydrostatic pressure causes water to work its way in, or there can be cracks in the foundation that the homeowner doesn't even realize are there! If you are experiencing a leaky basement, why not call the waterproofing experts in your area? Schedule an appointment with one of our certified inspectors who will inspect your basement and sit down with you to explain the best solution to your leaky basement.
Lots of different variables contribute to concrete deterioration, but the main 5 culprits are loose fill-soil, wash-out, dry-out, slab expansion, and water entering grid lines.
The four main culprits for crawl space damage are humidity, moisture, temperature changes, and water.
Pitting and flaking are the results of water damaging the surface of your concrete over time. After heavy rain, the surface of the concrete will absorb water (like a sponge). When this water then evaporates or freezes, it creates or widens existing surface damage on the face of the concrete. Many people attribute this damage to salt laid down in the winter, but that is not totally accurate. Laying down salt can melt existing ice and snow into water, which then refreezes on the surface of the concrete - widening imperfections. This damage worsens every year as the seasons and weather change until it is noticeable to the naked eye. This can decrease your property value and create pathways in the concrete’s surface for further damage.
A sump pump is used to pump water out of a "sump pit" or "sump basin." "Sump basins" are pits that have been carved into the floor of a home or basement, and collect any pooling water. The sump pump is designed to take this collected water and pump it out of the home (usually back outside).
PolyLevel is a high-strength polyurethane foam used to raise and level concrete slabs and fixtures. It is light-weight, environmentally friendly, and durable enough to support heavy loads.
Concrete issues don't get better over time, so putting off making a concrete repair appointment is only going to lead to more unevenness and deterioration. The earlier you decide to fix your concrete problems, the earlier a professional can help to prevent further damage and save you money down the line. If you ever plan to sell your home or have it evaluated, you are going to wish that you had repaired your concrete when you first noticed the damage.
Having a wet basement can prevent you from using the space as you would like. Our patented waterproofing system can turn your wet basement into a dry, comfortable space that you can use for storage or extra living space. Think of all the things you can do with that space...a family room, extra bedroom?? Schedule an appointment with a certified inspector to find the solution for your home and turn your wet basement into a basement that you can enjoy!
Moisture in a crawlspace can cause a lot of problems in your home. Moisture can cause wood rot, mold and mildew. As a homeowner, sometimes it is hard to find the source of the moisture. Why not call the crawlspace and basement experts? A certified inspector will inspect the crawlspace. Yes, he is going in that dark, wet space...he will find the problem with the crawl space and give you the best options for your home. Our inspectors are very knowledgeable, friendly and are passionate about helping people to find the best solutions for their homes!
A vapor barrier is usually made of plastic sheeting set into place on the crawl space floor. This provides a barrier between the ground and the inside of the crawlspace. The problem with just the plastic sheeting is you are not stopping the water from coming in. You could have plastic sheeting that is swimming in water. Every home has different needs and sometimes it is difficult to find out what they may be. Maybe you need a SmartSump Crawl Space Drainage System...or CleanSpace Encapsulation System...why not call the basement and crawlspace experts to find the best solution to your home.
The Basement Doctor of Central Kentucky can make your crawlspace dry!! We are your crawl space and basement experts! Having a wet crawlspace can cause problems not only in the crawl space area but in the home above. Schedule an appointment with one of our certified inspectors. He will take the time to inspect your crawl space and provide you with the best solution for your home.
The Basement Doctor of Central Kentucky!! We are your crawl space and basement experts. Not a lot of people look into the crawl space that often, and when you do you may be surprised to find that there is water sitting in there. Call The Basement Doctor of Central Kentucky to find the source of the water and the best solution to keep the crawl space dry!
There are a number of reasons that a basement can flood. Water finds its way in through the walls, floor, through cracks...any number of ways! The important thing to do is to find the solution for the unique needs in your basement. Our patented WaterGuard Basement Waterproofing system intercepts the water that is coming into your basement and drains it to the sump pump system to be pumped away from the house. Need a sump pump, or a battery back-up sump pump? We can help you find the right combination for your home.
A sump is a vital and integral part of any basement waterproofing system. Along with a water collection and drainage system, the sump pump ensures that pooling water in the basement can be safely and quickly transported back outside. This will help to prevent damage to the home caused by flooding or water infiltration.
Concrete is porous - meaning it can absorb substances like oil, mold, dirt, fertilizer, and more! This forms ugly stains over time that damage your concrete and lower your property value.
If it sounds like it's raining under your house that cannot be a good thing. One reason could be a plumbing leak. Our SmartSump Drainage System is designed just for crawl spaces. It has a unique lid design so water from a plumbing leak fills the alarm pocket on the lid sounding a WaterWatch alarm. The WaterWatch Alarm will alert you to a problem with the pump due to a water leak, power failure or pump failure. Having a SmartSump with a WaterWatch alarm could save you from the cost of repair due to water damage or high water bills due to a plumbing leak. Find out how you can protect your crawlspace by calling us today!
Air that comes in through your crawl space travels upward, infiltrating the rest of your home. If there is mold, mildew, dust, bacteria, or any other unhealthy agent in your crawl space - you can bet that it is in the air in your home as well. This can lead to allergies, asthma, and illness.
Basements are known to be wet places in houses. Water seems to find its way in through cracks in the foundation or sometimes just seeps right through the wall or floor. A small amount of water could end up causing big problems later on, not to mention, that having even a small amount of water could prevent you from being able to fully use your basement. It doesn't have to stay that way...with a little help from The Basement Doctor of Kentucky we can turn your wet basement into a dry space that you can use for storage or extra living space.
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