Moldy Crawlspace Access Point
One of the many access areas to this crawlspace was allowing water intrusion and flooding in the crawlspace area.
Crawlspace Water Damage
The crawlspace of this home suffered severe water damage due to moisture intrusion, which caused mold and wood decay.
Pooled Water in Crawlspace
A lot of homes with crawlspace areas suffer from pooling water that doesn't evaporate quick enough, causing long-term damage to the structure of the home.
Moisture Underneath Home
The crawlspace under this St. Petersburg home was so large that it required multiple pumps and dehumidifiers to remove the water and keep the area dry.
Vapor Barrier Installation
Waterproof materials such as vapor barriers are typically installed when encapsulating a crawlspace. These materials prevent future moisture damage from occurring.
The various materials used when encapsulating this crawlspace are ideal for capturing water and sending it to a sump pump, which removes the water and sends it outside.
Crawlspace Drainage Solution
Pumps and drains are installed in the crawlspace which work together to keep moisture at bay.
Clean Crawlspace Area
Once the encapsulation system is completed, the crawlspace is left clean and spotless. Mold and rotted wood are removed and water-resistant materials keep future damage from occurring.
Drainage System Installed in Crawlspace
Sump Pumps collect intrusive water, sucking it out of the crawlspace and back into the outside of the home where it belongs.
Encapsulation of Crawlspace Area
In addition to pumps that are installed in the crawlspace, dehumidifiers are also placed in the area which will assist with controlling the climate and keeping the air clean and dry.
Access Point Cleaned and Closed
When this job was complete, the access points that were allowing water to filter through were cleaned up and sealed off.
Sealed Access Point to Crawlspace
Sealing off unnecessary access points to the crawlspace area helps prevent future damage from water intrusion. In this case, it also left the paver walkway clean and hazard-free.