Crawl Space Encapsulation 

Crawl space moisture is a problem for many homes in Iowa. This results because of poor moisture management in your crawl space. If you discover any of the following in your crawl space, you may need to take action in the form of crawl space encapsulation Iowa:

    • Mold or moisture damage in the crawl space
    • Musty odors in the living areas
    • Condensation on air conditioning ductwork or equipment
    • Condensation on insulation, water pipes
    • Buckled hardwood floors
    • High humidity in the living area
    • Insect infestations
    • Rot in wooden framing

Many of these moisture problems have resulted because for a good amount of time, ventilation to outside air was considered a form of moisture control for your crawl space. This just made the problem worse, though. Instead of letting moist air out, the ventilation allowed moist air in (especially in the humid Iowa spring and summers.)


Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Iowa

Crawl Space Encapsulation IowaIf this or other issues have led to moisture problems in your crawl space, WCI Basement Repair can help with professional waterproofing. Vapor barriers can be installed to protect your crawl space. Because they are thick and puncture resistant, they do not allow for moisture from the soil to attack the wood beneath your home. (The same method can be used to secure basements from moisture damage. This type of barrier creates a dryer, healthier environment.) If you have more serious water issues, a drainage system or sump system may be in order. This would be installed before the vapor barrier and protect against standing water issues. Finally, WCI would dehumidify your space and add sealing vents which prevents outside humidity from getting in. =If the moisture in your crawl space has caused damage to your foundation, those can be addressed as well.  Crawl space support piers can be installed to support a damaged structure.

Category: Basement Waterproofing,Crawlspace Repair