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The crawlspace is one of the most at-risk areas of a home for water damage.

Many Brighton residents have a crawlspace, but this small area of the home is so often forgotten. However, it’s just as important to waterproof your crawlspace as it is a basement. If water gets into the crawlspace, it can start eating away at your home’s foundation.

Bluebird provides high-quality Brighton crawlspace waterproofing services. Our experienced team can handle any waterproofing project to help you protect your home.

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Benefits of Crawlspace Waterproofing

A crawlspace is similar to an unfinished basement, but it is much smaller. The crawlspace beneath your first floor provides airflow to your home, and it also allows you to get to your home’s plumbing, electrical, and piping.

Since crawlspaces are so tight, most homeowners do not enter them unless they need to do work on the plumbing or electricity. Nonetheless, it is imperative to protect your crawlspace from water. Without crawlspace waterproofing, the area may flood or become overwhelmed with moisture.

Once water gets into your crawlspace, you can face serious damage that is complicated and expensive to repair. Moisture often attracts pests and mold, and it can cause wood rot that weakens your foundation.

Here are some reasons to get crawlspace waterproofing:

  • Protect Electrical Components – The crawlspace often houses all the wiring, plumbing, and other mechanisms that power your home. This is one reason water in the crawlspace is so dangerous. The consequences of moisture getting into the electrical system are very serious. Waterproofing makes the crawlspace safer.
  • Preserve The Value of Your Home – Moisture and water in the crawlspace can cause structural damage, mold, and poor air quality. None of these things are attractive to potential homebuyers. Waterproofing helps to avoid crawlspace damage and structural damage beyond that, which in turn bolsters your home’s value.
  • Structural Integrity – Water in the crawlspace will lead to wood rot and other damage. Moisture also attracts termites and leads to mold/mildew growth. The pests that come with water also cause damage to your crawlspace and foundation. Crawlspace waterproofing prevents moisture, which helps keep your home standing tall.

What Crawlspace Waterproofing Looks Like

Because your crawlspace can serve an unintentional entryway for so many intruders, our job is to keep those intruders out. We do that with the help of insulation and encapsulation.


In Brighton, we get to enjoy all four seasons in all their glory. Unfortunately, when these seasons are at their most extreme, they can take a toll on your crawlspace. When it rains in the spring, water seeps through, creating moisture and causing potential structural issues. When it gets snowy and blustery in the winter, those harsh winds weave through any exposed areas in the crawlspace, causing a draft and potentially causing pipes to freeze. Insulation prevents all of these weather wonders from sneaking through.


To put it simply, encapsulation keeps water from ever getting into the crawlspace in the first place. We inspect your crawlspace carefully for any potential trouble areas and ensure that the entire space in sealed, which stops flooding once and for all.

Bluebird Brighton Crawlspace Waterproofing

Don’t wait for the water to invade your crawlspace and cause expensive damage. Crawlspace waterproofing is an excellent way to ensure that your crawlspace remains moisture-free.

At Bluebird, we can attend to any waterproofing job. Our team has over 20 years of experience and offers exemplary services from start to finish. We are dedicated to quality and affordable service, which is why you can count on us to get the job done right.

We always assess your crawlspace first, to determine the best waterproofing strategy. We will then share a transparent quote and our plan with you. Now is the perfect time to waterproof your crawlspace and prevent the issues associated with excess moisture.

Give us a call today to learn more about what Bluebird has to offer! Outside of crawlspace waterproofing, we also offer foundation repair,  basement waterproofing, egress windows and seawall repair throughout Brighton.

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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