Waterproofing a Crawl Space

Waterproofing a Crawl Space 2018-05-19T21:18:08+00:00

Waterproofing a Crawl Space

Waterproofing a Crawl Space, Fairfax Contractors is committed to making your home or any space, safe and secure. We offer all kinds of contractor services that help you keep your safe in the best of condition and ensure a healthy living environment. Every nook and corner of the home, or commercial space, has specific needs that call for a specific attention and upkeep methods.

One such space that may not be seen or used as much as your living room or within the house is the crawl space. Now what most people don’t understand is that air within the crawlspace is circulated through the entire home. If water is stored or creeps into your crawl space, over time mold and humidity will rise, thus contaminating the air within and as a result contaminating the entire home environment. The air in the crawl space is the air you breathe! Thus, it goes without saying that keeping up the maintenance of your crawl space is critical to keeping up the health of your home. Our experts, at Fairfax Contractors, can do a thorough check and inspect the condition of your crawl space to analyze the needs. We can offer contractor services to clean up the crawl space and maintain it’s health. One, very important thing that must be done is waterproofing the crawl space. As mentioned earlier, over time mold and humidity levels within the crawl space can increase, affecting the home environment. Thus all measures need to be taken to ensure that excess water cannot enter and also there is a system to remove any water that may step in. Using a sump pump is one way of doing so. The pump continuously works towards removing any water that may crawl in. Additionally, a dehumidifier placed within the crawl space will control the humidity levels and ensure good air circulates through your home.

Northern Virginia Crawlspace Encapsulation Contractor

Fairfax Contractor is your go-to company to encapsulate your crawlspace right here in Northern Virginia. If you’re tired of a wet, moldy, unusable crawlspace we can help you transform this problem area of your home, into usable storage space. The methodology that we utilize to encapsulate crawlspaces is to first level and re-grade the floor surface. Once this is accomplished we will lay down #57 gravel, if it does not already exist. To dry out the floor, we will install a 35-gallon polyurethane sump pump crib. By utilization of lasers, we will excavate around the  interior perimeter of your crawlspace, and install 4 inch perforated drain tiles that will tie in to the sump pump crib. The 4 inch perforated drain tiles will be installed with a nylon sock to keep sediment from building up within the pipe. The next step is to install a good quality sump pump, plumbed, to code. For more information about sump pump installations click this link. After the sump pump, and has been hooked up we will backfill the drain tile with the #57 gravel to cover the pipe. The next step is to lay down a 20 mm plastic vapor barrier over the entire area of the basement floor. This vapor barrier will keep the humidity and moisture from entering into your crawlspace. We will bring the plastic liner up two feet onto the foundation walls and a fix the vapor barrier utilizing rivets. Once the vapor barrier has been affixed to your foundation walls we will run a bead of good quality caulk to assure that no moisture escapes our encapsulation system. Two of our most popular upgrades to crawlspace encapsulation is to add a dehumidifier that will be set to control the humidity and evacuate directly into your sump crib, the second upgrade is to install a battery backup system for your sump pump. We will also, carefully check all of your foundation walls to make sure that there are no cracks where water can enter your home. Our expert team has the ability to seal up these cracks with either epoxy injection and/or hydraulic cement. The utilization of this simple project will last for years and produce a dry crawlspace. One further note is that after we have installed your encapsulation crawlspace system, we will test the area for the presence of any mold. If mold is found we can certainly do mold remediation to make sure that we produce also a healthy living environment. Call us today at 703- 725- 7945 for a free consultation on how we can help you dry out your crawlspace.

Other benefits of waterproofing the crawl space:

  • Minimize Risk of Flooding

Waterproofing can help you during heavy rains or natural environmental calamities by avoiding flooding within your home. waterproofing changes the way your home or any space receives water, thus keeping it safer.

  • Dry and Clean

Waterproofing ensures that your crawl space remains dry, and thus cleaner. Remaining dry also ensures that there is no risk of mold or other similar problems associated with water creeping into a space. it also controls the humidity levels within.

  • Healthy Moisture Levels

Waterproofing maintains healthy moisture levels within a space and thus contributes to the overall air quality. Many common diseases are associated with bad air quality, thus waterproofing helps keep you healthy along with a healthy home or commercial space.

  • Home Protection

We all know that water can weaken wood boards, rotten metallic installations and thus weaken the whole foundation of a home or any space. protecting your home from water damage requires waterproofing of the crawl space. A waterproof foundation is integral to the long life and the safety of your home.

What are the signs of water entering your crawl space?

  • Rusted interior fixtures or appliances
  • White Mineral deposits
  • Damp or discolored patches on the walls or floors
  • Peeling or discolored wall paint
  • Mold or Mildew formation, or a musty smell
  • Rotting wood

If you have noticed these signs and are unsure about the root cause, it’s time to get in touch with Fairfax Contractors and a get a thorough inspection. All these signs clearly point to a weak and non-waterproofed crawl space and is causing more harm and damage than you can imagine! The rotting and peeling may seem like a regular wear and tear but could lead to very serious implications, if ignored. Many people have sustained heavy damages and losses as a result of waterlogged crawl spaces.
As reliable contractors we will offer you only the services that you truly need. Our main focus is the safety of your home and family, and we make sure we offer you complete protection against harm. Waterproofing crawl spaces is not a choice! If you want to live a healthy life and make sure your home or commercial space stands strong on its foundations, it is an absolute must.
Fairfax Contractors can help you waterproof your crawl space and offer you the very best of contractor services. We understand the varying needs of our clients and make sure that everyone is completely satisfied. We believe in quality, timely results and absolutely the best of services and products. We ensure complete services that will offer you a long time of comfort and healthy living. waterproofing the crawl space can be done using different tools and techniques and we will help you understand the best options for your specific space. It’s not just about securing your home but also maximizing your health and safety.

Where Fairfax Contractor Does Crawl Space Waterproofing

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Fairfax Contractor is a general contractor performing Waterproofing crawl space in Northern Virginia Counties including Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, and Prince William County VA. We inject epoxy in basements and carl spaces in the following Fairfax County cities including Alexandria, Annandale, Burke, Clifton, Centreville, Chantilly, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Fairfax Station, Falls Church, Great Falls, Herndon, Kingstown, Langley, Lake Barcroft, Lorton, McLean, Newington, North Springfield, Oakton, Oak Hill, Reston, Springfield, Sterling, Tyson’s Corner, and the Vienna, Virginia. Fairfax Contractor also is licensed to do work in Arlington County, including the cities of Arlington Forest, Ballston Crossings, Cherrydale, Claremont, Rivercrest, Westover, and Yorktown, Virginia. In Loudoun County, we install all types of epoxy injections in the cities of Ashburn, Aldie, Bristow, Dulles, Countryside, Lansdowne, Leesburg, Purcellville, Potomac Falls, South Riding, and Stone Ridge Virginia. And finally, we work in the cities of, Prince William County, including Dumfries, Dale City, Gainesville, Haymarket, Lake Manassas, Lake Ridge, Manassas, Manassas Park, Occoquan, Triangle, York Shire, and Wood Bridge Virginia.