How To Waterproof a Crawl Space
Installing crawl space waterproofing is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your property and prevent the need for any future crawl space repairs. By keeping your crawl space dry you can protect your timber from mould problems and rot issues, odours and allergenic mould spores while improving your crawl space insulation.
A dry crawl space will also be inhospitable for small household pests that need excess moisture to survive. Rats and mice are also deterred by the plastic vapour barrier.
Contact Wise Basement Systems today and one of our surveyors can take a look at your crawl space and devise a plan to keep it dry.
WHAT Problems ARE associated with crawl spaces?
The main problem with a dirt or vented concrete crawl space is that warm air rises into your home and brings with it air that was previously under your floorboards. This air will have excess moisture in it and will often carry mould spores, rot spores and any other (potentially) nasty bacteria and microbes that may have been lying around down there.
Solutions for crawl spaces
CleanSpace underfloor liner is designed specifically to prevent water vapour and humidity from passing through. Suitable for crawl spaces and any other underfloor space, it is installed on the floor, walls and support beams. Once the CleanSpace underfloor liner is installed it completely stops moisture passing through to the property.
The CleanSpace underfloor liner is designed to be durable and long-lasting. It is made from seven layers of high-density polyethylene, low-density polyethylene and polyester cord. Once the CleanSpace underfloor liner is installed, you will be able to access your crawl space without any worries and use it as a dependable storage space. Another added benefit of CleanSpace is that it helps to protect against underground radon gas.
A vapour barrier will also ensure that your house does not overheat from the hot air rising up through the floor in the summer but also keep the cold from entering your home in the winter months.
Combine the above features and benefits with a 10-year basement and cellar guarantee and you can rest assured knowing that your crawl space will be safe and dry for the future.
Additional information on underfloor spaces
Traditional underfloor ventilation allows cold and damp air to move upwards to the living area of your home. Take a look at different solutions on how to alleviate this problem.
Solum & sub floor waterproofing
A solum & sub floor waterproofing course can be used to help keep your solum & sub floor warm, dry and healthy.
A vapour barrier can be installed which will seal a crawl space or any other underfloor space from the earth and the outside air which will improve the humidity levels in your home.
CONTACT US ABOUT crawl spaces
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