Point of Entry for Water Intrusion
Part of the wall had an inch and a half of inward deflection. This is a major point of entry for water intrusion.
Visible Water Damage
The walls also had visible signs of water damage and mildew. The crawl space floors were wet and there was a very high humidity level.
GeoLock Wall Anchors and Clean Space Wall System
GeoLock Anchors and CleanSpace are the perfect combination for Mike and Terry's crawl space. GeoLock Anchors permanently stops foundational shifting. The anchors have 3 parts. The first part is a plate on the interior foundation wall. A steel cable is drilled through the plate into the soil directed away from the home. A second plate is anchored to the other side of the cable for maximum stabilization. CleanSpace Wall System is a moisture barrier that uses a thick plastic liner along basement and crawl space walls to keep them dry and last decades longer. It also has antibacterial properties that prevent mold and bacteria growth. Damp air takes more energy to heat and cool. Cutting down on the moisture in the crawl space, in turn, will cut down on how much it costs to heat or cool the home.
GeoLock Wall Anchors
This is the third part of the GeoLock Anchor. It's a second plate that is attached to the other side of the steel cable, ensuring the foundation is tight and secure.