Crawl Space Encapsulation
High Tech Basement Systems provides affordable crawl space encapsulation for homeowners in the Bowling Green, Louisville, and Lexington area. We realize that homeowners have probably only looked in their crawl space a handful of times since they've moved in, and it's probably not an area of the home which is given much thought. This is an area of the home where many people think the problems can only be minimal. This is not the case. If your crawl space is not sealed, it may be inhabited by rodents and if there is moisture there, you may have mold growing which can affect your entire home and family.
A crawl space which isn't sealed off from the outside environment with an encapsulation system is prone to flooding, high humidity levels, mold, bacteria, and there are a lot of bugs and other animals who are attracted to dark, musty, moisture-filled areas such as your wet crawl space! So, what can you do to protect this important area underneath your home? Contact High Tech Basement Systems for affordable and professionally-installed vapor barriers, drainage matting, dehumidifiers, sump pumps, and more. We have a lot of crawl space waterproofing products we can install to take care of your moldy, leaky crawl space once and for all! Also, research has shown that homes with sealed crawl spaces have lower energy bills. Heat and cooled air from inside your home won't be able to get out through your un-sealed crawl space. This means that your furnace and air conditioner won't need to work as hard to keep your home comfortable.
During the encapsulation process, High Tech Basement Systems will install crawl space vapor barriers which will be securely attached to the floor and walls of this area underneath your home. Often times, vapor barriers are referred to as crawl space liners. In most new construction homes, vapor barriers will be installed when the home is being built. However, if you live in an older home, or even if you have a new home with a crawl space which was simply overlooked during the construction process, we can help! Our crawl space liners are made from strong, durable plastic materials which will be able to withstand the conditions in this area underneath your home. It comes in rolls and we will install it in overlapping sections on your crawl space floors and walls. Each section will be taped down to the overlapping section so there won't be any gaps or openings.
We know that a lot of local home improvement stores sell rolls of crawl space liner. However, this material is nowhere near as strong or effective as what we use. Also, trying to install your own crawl space vapor barrier will prove to be a very frustrating, time-consuming process if you don't know what you're doing. Save yourself the time and hassle by letting us help! In addition to your vapor barrier, we can also install dehumidifiers, drainage matting, sump pumps, and other encapsulation products at the same time.
High Tech Basement Systems can also install crawl space sump pumps during the encapsulation process. Sump pumps will be installed in a sump pit with drainage matting attached to it. Water from inside this area of your home will be directed to the pit, and when it reaches a certain level inside, it will be pumped out and away from the foundation of your home so that it won't pool up on your lawn. We can also provide you with battery backup systems and sump pump accessories, such as an alarm, which will notify you whenever there's a problem. Sump pumps have proven to be invaluable in the crawl space environment of a home. If you don't want a flooded crawl space, let us set up a sump system underneath your home.
This spot underneath your home is notoriously a humid area, and this is why crawl space dehumidifiers are necessary. These systems are designed to remove excess humidity from the air. Without high humidity levels, mold and certain types of bacteria will not be able to grow and cause problems. Research has shown that with the installation of a dehumidifier, homeowners have been able to significantly improve their indoor air quality. Breathe better, safer, cleaner air with a crawl space dehumidifier! We have many different models and capacities available, and we will help you to determine which one will be best for your needs. A dehumidifier can be installed quickly since it will simply sit on top of the floor in your crawl space. No digging will be required.
Our crawl space drainage matting can work together with other encapsulation and waterproofing products which may have already been installed. When you have a vapor barrier installed, it's going to be connected to the floor. If there's a flood underneath your home, water could get trapped underneath the crawl space liner. However, if you have a drainage mat installed, water will be directed through drains underneath the liner and into your sump pump system.
Please give us a call or contact us online for more information about our crawl space encapsulation services in the Bowling Green, Louisville, and Lexington area!