Crawl Space Encapsulation
D&L Waterproofing has a mastering of crawl space encapsulation being one of the biggest savers of wet crawl spaces. We have been providing encapsulation systems in the tri-state area of Southern IL, IN, & Western KY for years, gaining the experience you depend on for quality assurance. Our process is simple: It involves sealing the space off from the outside environment so that moisture, humidity, and nasty unwanted critters can't get inside to cause crawl space water, mold, and structural deterioration. Our patented vapor barriers will be installed on the walls, and floor liners on the floor. They are both made from durable materials that will be able to keep moisture out where it belongs- and moisture is the biggest threat and instigator for crawl space problems.
You will know that you have excessive moisture here if you notice the following:
- Standing water or mud on the floor of the crawl space after a heavy rain, or when there's melting snow on your lawn
- Efflorescence on the walls
- Respiratory problems, headaches, allergies, or asthma attacks brought about by mold growth
- Insect or pest infestations
- Peeling paint on the outside of the home
- Noticeable rotting or rusting in the crawl space on wooden support beams or floor joists
- Musty odors inside of the home
- A first floor that feels un-level in certain spots
LivingWell Vapor Barriers
We install LivingWell vapor barriers during the encapsulation process. A vapor barrier slows or prevents the evaporation of rain water into the crawl space air. When this vapor barrier is used in conjunction with floor liners, a sump pump, and a dehumidifier, you can get total protection against moisture in this area of your home. This means you won't need to deal with any moisture problems, or mold, or insect infestations, or other moisture-related issues. A vapor barrier can actually stop hundreds of gallons of water from getting into your home each and every single year.
A vapor barrier, basically, stops the passage of air. When you are able to stop air movement from the ground and sides of the home, you don't need to worry about moisture evaporating into the inside of the space and causing problems. Also, this barrier will help to control heat and air loss from the home. This means that your air conditioner and heater don't need to work as hard throughout the year to keep your family comfortable. This could potentially mean a lot of cost-savings for you each month on your energy bills.
Also, a vapor barrier along with a floor liner will be able to control the amount of dangerous Radon gas which is able to enter the home through the soil. This can help to protect your family's overall health and well-being.