Controlling moisture can increase energy efficiency, which will also improve air sealing and insulation. Potential moisture problems may exist anywhere building components are below grade- basements and crawl spaces. Preventing basement water intrusion and wet crawl spaces depends on the materials and configuration of the space.
There are solutions to suit various concerns. Drainage improvements may include enlarging drain channels or installing sump pump with battery back-ups or adding crushed stone and drainage mat. Encapsulation including air sealing rim joists to keep moisture and ambient air out will also reduce the likelihood of mold growth. A vapor diffusion retarder will eliminate moisture rising from dirt floors. We have the information, technology, and experience to turn your wet basement into a clean, dry, space.
02/01/2018 09:16 – “Before”
03/05/2018 11:27 – “Crushed stone with flat track and drainage matting in channel”
03/06/2018 14:24 – “Gutter system with grey dimpled drainage matting”
03/15/2018 11:15 – “New bull-troweled cement slab with black lip around right edge”