Crawl Space Repair in Washington, DC, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Bethesda & nearby MD areas
Do You Have a Wet or Musty Smelling Crawl Space?
If so, you should consider taking action. Did you know that over 40% of the air that you breathe on the first floor of the home comes from the basement or crawl space? Because of this, crawl space waterproofing and encapsulation is essential to your family’s health.
A crawl space is essentially a small basement. In homes with crawl spaces, the living area is so close to the crawl space that moisture and unsafe air infiltrate the home, causing potential health hazards.
Common Crawl Space Problems
In a perfect world, crawl spaces would have built-in drainage systems, or they would be at least properly graded to prevent water from pooling in the space. Often, however, that is not the case, and groundwater puddles in the crawl space are always bad news.
Floodbusters Basements offers the most advanced drainage solutions for your crawl space.
Why are crawl spaces so prone to moisture? Well, it has to do with the very way they are built. The dirt floor in crawl spaces simply allow water to evaporate in the space, and the crawl space vents, originally thought to allow moisture to dry, are aggravating the problem by allowing humid outside air in.
Our advanced crawl space encapsulation system is designed to effectively address all sources of moisture.
Mold, Odors & Structural Decay
Every environment where Relative Humidity is at or above 60% is a breeding ground for mold and dry rot. Crawl spaces are notorious for having serious moisture problems that cannot be solved with vents, crawl space vent fans and a thin plastic sheet on the floor to serve as a vapor barrier.
Floodbusters Basements’ crawl space solutions are based on the most recent building science recommendations.
Crawl Shield Encapsulation System:
The Ultimate Solution for All Your Crawl Space Problems
Our exclusive Crawl Shield System is part of our Healthy Crawl Space Certificate program. That means that the services and products are nationally backed by a Transferable Warranty. The Crawl Shield system provides 5 levels of crawl space protection with solutions designed to address all the main crawl space problems. The full Level 6 system includes
- Crawl Space Drainage
- Sump Pump
- Battery Backup Sump Pump
- Crawl Space Vapor Barrier
- Crawl Space Dehumidifier
- Service & Maintenance
Healthy Basement & Healthy Crawl Space Certificate
The iBasement Systems and Crawl Space Systems Certificates were created using specific sets of criteria to provide a healthy indoor living environment. Air pollutants and excessive moisture levels in the basement or crawl space can negatively impact the odors in the home as well as cause health problems with those who live there year-round - including yourself!
We offer 6 levels of iBasement Systems Certificates, and 5 levels Crawl Space Systems Certificate, each designed to solve specific problems and protect your home, family, and property value on the long run.