Crawl Space Waterproofing – The Basic Requirements to Keep Water Out of Your Crawl Space
Crawl Space Waterproofing
So you’ve noticed various signs that you need crawl space waterproofing. Amongst these signs are pools of standing water in your crawl space, damp or wet soil in the crawl space or the growth of mold on the boards in the crawl space. It’s important to get your crawl space waterproof as soon as possible. The following tips will help you ensure that you get the best out of the process.
The Minimum Requirements
- A licensed and experienced contractor
Fixing the problem begins by ensuring that you have a licensed, skilled and experienced technician assisting you. This not only ensures that the job is done right the first time around, but also that you are able to identify the best solution for your particular set of circumstances. An experienced and skilled technician will assess the crawl space and provide you with various options that will help solve the issues you are facing.
- An efficient waterproofing system
To ensure the best results for the long-term, you should ensure that you invest in an effective crawl space waterproofing system. This system should include the features below:
- Drains on the perimeter
These drains will capture water and guide it away from the crawl space. This is a great way to keep water from entering the crawl space and ensures great results for the long-term.
- Sump pump
This is vital especially where the drains on the perimeter of the crawl space guide water to a well. This pump will ensure that water is pumped out of the well and into a storm water drain system. It is important to have a backup sump pump that will kick in when the primary sump pump is not working for any reason. The backup pump ought to be battery operated to ensure that it is still operational even when there is a power outage.
- Adequate waterproof membrane
The entire floor of the crawl space ought to be covered with a waterproofing membrane. This ensures that water cannot enter the crawl space from the soil below. This keeps moisture out of the crawl space even where the water table is high.
It is important to ensure that the humidity levels in the crawl space are controlled. This ensures that the crawl space remains mold and mildew-free.
With this in mind, you can successfully ensure that your crawl space remains moisture-free. Contact us today for more information!