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Different Ways of Waterproofing a Crawl Space

Different Ways of Waterproofing a Crawl Space

Crawl spaces are an important structural component of a home where flooding can easily occur. Because the air from this place circulates throughout the entire house, it is always tough to keep it clean and maintained. Mold and mildew growth is frequent in this location due to untreated water, which eventually compromises structural integrity. That is why waterproofing this area of the house is critical for the stability of the house and the health of its residents. Here are some alternatives to consider.

Crawl Space Waterproofing Options

Vapor Barriers Installation

If water damage occurs in your crawl space as a result of soil moisture, you should contact Kitchener foundation repair services straight away. An unfinished crawl space floor can bring a slew of issues. A plastic sheet should be placed over your crawl space to prevent moisture from entering. After the barriers are installed, soil moisture will not be able to evaporate in the space, which is ideal for preventing mold formation. Many homeowners try to save money by installing these sheets on their own. They commonly do not install it correctly, resulting in wasted time and money on their end. For a flawless crawl space closing, only professionals should be hired.


Another option for waterproofing your crawl space is encapsulation. The primary purpose is to seal off vents, leaks, fractures, piers, foundations, and other water entry points. If there are only a few entry points, the homeowner can finish this task quickly. However, if you have a severe water damage problem, such as a bug or mold infestation, you should seek the assistance of experts who are known to give the best crawl space repair in Kitchener. One thing to bear in mind is that not every space is suitable for encapsulation; consult with a professional before attempting this waterproofing method.

Sump Pump Installation

The presence of stagnant water in the crawl space can be disastrous. Water flooding in the foundation can cause structural issues which makes crawl space restoration in Kitchener necessary. Sump pumps are an excellent technique to remove standing water and redirect it away from the house. Our professionals know how to install a sump pump and will inspect your location before recommending a pump size that is appropriate for your area. Purchasing pumps with battery backup assures that they will continue to function even if the power goes out.

Exterior Drainage System

When water causes major structural problems in your home, you should contact Kitchener foundation repair professionals. Our trained team will inspect your foundation and install an appropriate exterior/interior drainage system. To help us choose the best solution for your property, we will evaluate your gutters, rain gutters, air conditioner lines, and wastewater lines. The main goal is to drain the water as quickly as possible so that moisture does not build up in the crawl space.

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