After intermittent water issues in the crawl space - regularly occurring but usually negligible amounts of water - our customer looked into his crawl space to find four inches of standing water.
We drained the water (the before picture is the immediate aftermath, where everything is still nice and soggy) and installed a Smart Sump to help with any future water accumulation, before encapsulating the crawl space with the CleanSpace vapor barrier system and drainage matting.
Sometimes you just know something is wrong, even without obvious symptoms. This was the case with our customer in Ypsilanti, who called with a problem crawl space. But the culprit wasn't flooding, or mildew, or even cold floors. It was dust.
There were little signs of all the others, of course, but their major impetus for calling was the excessive amount of dust that seemed to be in the house at all times. They were concerned for their health and the health of their six dogs.
So we checked it out, and sure enough, the vented crawl space was the dust culprit. Dust (and water, and bugs, and who knows what else) would enter through the vents, then travel through the ducts to the rest of the house.
We encapsulated the crawl space with our CleanSpace vapor barrier system and installed SilverGlo insulation panels to protect the crawl space from the elements, and the house above from the crawl space. And to make sure the job was complete, we sealed off those pesky vents with our Everlast Crawl Space Vent Covers.
Brian W's basement and crawlspace was in dire need of waterproofing and presented many of the issues crawl spaces in Michigan have; it was moist, leaking and filled with critters. As you can see, humidity in this crawl space led to mold, rot and leaky ducts. This is caused when condensation forms on cold surfaces like ducts and pipes.
We helped this owner insulating and seal their large crawl space to solve these problems. We installed our CleanSpace system to stop water vapor from entering through the soil and the crawl space walls. Before installing the bright white CleanSpace liner you see here, we laid out drainage matting to provide a waterproof barrier between the exposed soil floor and Brain's basement. The liner we installed is engineered with inorganic material that prevents mold and bacteria growth which will protect Brian and his family from illnesses like asthma or allergies.
When Bill decided to upgrade his kitchen he began to notice things that haven't been updated since the late 1800's when the house was originally built. In order to complete the newly renovated look Bill was going for, we had to get rid of his old concerns.
Through the process of elimination, we were able to eliminate debris, moisture and mold.Our team utilized our CleanSpace Liners to get the job done. The liners are made from a thick, durable liner similar to a pool liner that keeps crawl spaces dry and odor free. It’s quick installation and long-lasting properties makes this a must-have when you’re looking to upgrade your home.
The crew took a trip out to Cadillac, MI to upgrade this crawl space’s encapsulation. After losing a sale because of the mold and standing water in there, the owner knew something needed to be done. Dirt floor crawl spaces allow moisture to pass through easily, so unless the barrier protecting the crawl space is impenetrable, mold will always be a threat. CleanSpace is an inorganic plastic barrier that won’t allow mold to grow, nor will it be penetrated by mold’s best friends: water vapor and humidity. The crew also installed a drain and SmartSump, so standing water is just as unwelcome in this crawl space as mold. If you’re worried about mold in your crawl space, let’s talk.