Michigan’s humid climate can make your crawl space damp. While this might seem like a minor problem, this can actually lead to a host of issues, including mold growth and structural issues. The best way to prevent hazards like these is to have your crawl space encapsulated with a vapor barrier.
Here at StayDry® Waterproofing, we have helped many Michigan homeowners protect their basements and crawl spaces from flooding and the damages that can accompany such. Before you contact us for a free estimate, let us fill you in on the benefits of an encapsulated crawl space and how our vapor barrier solution can protect your home.
Advantages of an Encapsulated Crawl Space
Having your crawl space encapsulated can provide a wide array of benefits to you and your family. For example, protecting your crawl space with a vapor barrier prevents moisture from entering your home.
For crawl spaces especially, this is essential as the dark and damp environment is perfect for mold growth. Not only is mold difficult to get rid of, but it can cause respiratory illnesses like asthma.
Additionally, a damp crawl space can become a breeding ground for pests like termites and carpenter ants. These pests can feed on waterlogged and rotting wooden support structures which will weaken the structural integrity of your home.
Better yet, having an encapsulated crawl space can increase your home’s value, as can other types of residential waterproofing like French drain systems or exterior basement waterproofing. If you are looking to sell your home, a vapor barrier can make all the difference.
StayDry® Vapor Barriers
Here at StayDry®, we have a specialized process when installing a vapor barrier to ensure your home is protected from the dangers of residential flooding. First, we install drainage mats on the floor to drain any water that makes its way in your crawl space away from the home.
Next, we install waterproof panels along the foundation walls. Not only are these panels mold resistant, but they are easy to clean. Once these panels are installed, we can install our vapor barrier to ensure moisture cannot enter your crawl space. Here at StayDry®, we use the Flexi-Seal waterproofing product. This is then secured to the paneling to ensure it fits perfectly.
Better yet, our crawl space encapsulation service is backed by our lifetime warranty so you never have to worry about spending extra money should it be damaged.
Contact StayDry® Today
When you choose StayDry® Waterproofing for your crawl space encapsulation and basement waterproofing needs, you are choosing a trusted and quality waterproofing provider. Contact us today for a free estimate. If you have any questions, you can get in touch with a StayDry® hero by calling 800.782.9379.