Crawlspace Waterproofing | Ann Arbor, MI

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Water can be stealthy. Sometimes, you don’t even realize the damage it has caused until you see mold for yourself or water pooling into your crawlspace. As you might imagine, your crawlspace is a prime target for water damage, thanks largely to its proximity close to the ground. While you might not attend to your crawlspace very often, you will want to check up on it from time to time to make sure that no water has found its way through it.

You can take your precautions a step further by waterproofing your crawlspace. At Bluebird, we know just how much of a difference a solid waterproofing job can make.

If you are still on the fence, here is what you should know:

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The Top Reasons for Crawlspace Waterproofing

If you look between your first floor and the ground of your home, you will find your crawlspace. Crawlspaces are accurately named based on their size, as they are typically only 1-1.5 meters high. If you want to get in there, you’ll need to crawl. Needless to say, this space has certainly earned its name.

Because of their inaccessibility, most homeowners don’t bother with the crawlspace unless they have to. Some people may use the space for additional storage, but their primary function is to give you a place to access plumbing and electrical when something in your home goes awry.

If water does find its way in, you can expect the following issues:

  • Pest Infestation – Pests like rats, mice, and insects require water to survive, just like anyone else. What better place to find it than a dark, secluded crawlspace that has flooded?
  • Mold and Mildew – Cool, dark places are prime breeding grounds for mold. Moisture only exacerbates the problem. Not to mention, many people are allergic to mold, making it all the more unwelcome.
  • Structural Damage – Don’t underestimate the damage that fungi and bacteria can do to your structure. These organisms thrive on wood rot. Before long, they will weaken your structure, which can spell real trouble in the near future.

Bluebird Ann Arbor Crawlspace Waterproofing

You do not have to live in fear of water damage or structural issues. At Bluebird, we know how to confront these problems with compassion and expertise. Whether you need insulation to keep moisture out and heat from escaping or encapsulation to ensure water never breaks through, we can help you.

When you trust Bluebird with crawlspace waterproofing, you are investing in years of experience. We only use the best materials and techniques to create a secure barrier to keep water out. Your waterproofed crawlspace will be protected from heavy rainstorms, potential leaks, and moisture in general. By the time we are done, mold, pests, and water will not know how to get into your house!

Now is the best time to waterproof your crawlspace and protect your home. If you are an Ann Arbor homeowner aching to solve your water woes and would like a free quote, contact Bluebird today. Outside of crawlspace waterproofing, we also offer foundation repair and basement waterproofing throughout Ann Arbor.

Frequently Asked Questions

Crawlspace encapsulation is the process of placing a vapor barrier on the floor and walls of the crawlspace. This prevents moisture and improves the air throughout the space. We will also wrap any support pillars.

Crawlspace encapsulation costs start from $4000 to $5000 and can go up depending on factors such as square footage, size of the wall, and the total number of pillars.

Benefits of crawl encapsulation include:

  • Improves air quality and increases healthy living conditions
  • Helps decrease smells from moisture such as the “old cabin smell” musty or mildew.
  • Gives you an easy surface to work on/easier to move around when doing any work in the crawlspace.
  • Prevents structural damage
  • Makes the crawlspace a suitable storage area if it is tall enough to accommodate storage.

If you encapsulate a crawlspace that has water issues, you will end up with a “water bed.” This is why we will not encapsulate a crawlspace with known water issues without waterproofing it first.

You can see and smell it. You may have issues with breathing/sickness if the problem is severe enough or you are more susceptible to sickness (young children/babies, elderly, those with allergies/asthma).

Mold can easily grow in crawlspaces due to excessive moisture, standing water, or damp soil. Since crawlspaces are right up against the ground, moisture is always present and ready to invade the area. This is an invitation for mold growth.

It’s your property and you do not have to seal your crawlspace. Sealing the crawlspace will help with any musty/mildew smells from moisture or damp soil. In addition, it will give you a storage area and make it easier to move around when doing any work in the crawlspace.

Anytime you want to make it easier to work in the crawlspace or if you want to seal off any bad smells.

A sealed crawlspace and an encapsulated crawlspace can be considered the same thing. Insulation will make it more sealed as cold air will not come into the crawlspace from the rim joist/bond board.

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