Crawl Space Encapsulation
Crawl Space Problems: Moisture and Humidity
Water damage or flooding to your crawlspace can cause a variety of structural problems and health concerns. Excess humidity caused by the evaporation of standing water or wet soil conditions in your crawlspace will create mold and bacteria growth on the wooden floor joists and the bottom of sub flooring.
Crawlspace water can also cause the insulation to lose it’s R Value or even fall down. We have seen hardwood floor cupping and buckling when crawlspace moisture is high. In addition, mold growth in the living area can occur, especially where the walls and floor meet.
Waterborne bacteria and mold can enter duct work and cause significant indoor air quality problems. Getting the water out of your crawlspace FAST is of the utmost importance.
How To Fix: Crawl Space Insulation and Encapsulation
Crawl Space Conversion to Basement or Living Space
A crawlspace conversion is the act of converting the area into a more usable space.
Depending on your need, you can convert your crawlspace into many different types of room such as a basic basement, an office, bedroom, home gym, work shop, or garage. However, this will require some major remodeling as you will need to dig out the space, making it large enough to walk through.
Converting a crawlspace is becoming more popular for people who can not afford to buy a new home, or do not want to move. Chicagoland is a full service waterproofing and concrete company that can dig out your crawl space and convert it into a new dry living space.