Crawlspace Waterproofing | Chelsea, MI

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Crawlspaces are common in Chelsea homes, but many homeowners understandably overlook them. They might store things there but not look beyond the darkness for any signs of damage.

Nonetheless, waterproofing a crawlspace is just as important as waterproofing a basement. Extra moisture and water in the crawlspace can lead to foundation damage and serious issues throughout your home.

Bluebird has the crawlspace waterproofing expertise you need. Our dedicated team provides high-quality waterproofing services for any project, no matter how big or small.

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Advantages of Crawlspace Waterproofing

Much like a basement, the crawlspace is an unfinished area beneath the first level of your home. However, a crawlspace is a much tighter space. The purpose of the crawlspace is to keep air flowing unrestricted through your home. It also is where you will find your plumbing and electrical equipment.

Most homeowners do not enter the crawlspace until they have a reason to––for example maintenance or repair. Even so, homeowners should take a moment to check the crawlspace every so often to ensure that no water has gotten through any cracks. Crawlspaces that are not waterproofed are at high risk for flooding and moisture problems.

Excess moisture and water in the crawlspace can lead to expensive damage. Mold will grow where there is water. The moisture itself, as well as the pests that moisture attracts, can damage your foundation and cause wood rot.

Some other important reasons to get crawlspace waterproofing include:

  • Maintain Your Home’s Value – Water damage in and around the crawlspace will tank the value of your home. Furthermore, water in the crawlspace leads to mold, which future homebuyers also want to avoid. Waterproofing helps to preserve the condition of your crawlspace and to prevent water damage that would otherwise hurt the value of your home.
  • Reduce Electrical Hazards – The crawlspace offers access to electrical components. Water and electricity do not get along. By waterproofing your crawlspace, you can prevent many electrical hazards.
  • Preserve Structural Integrity – Moisture and water damage the wood around your foundation. Wood rot and foundation damage make your foundation, and the entire home, less structurally sound. Keeping water out with waterproofing will help preserve the structural integrity of your home.

How We Will Waterproof Your Crawlspace

Crawlspace waterproofing may sound complicated, but we can easily break it down, and we will do that just here. We offer two waterproofing methods in particular: insulation and encapsulation.


No one likes a drafty home, frozen pipes, or damp, cold crawlspaces. Insulation helps remedy all of these problems, thanks to the power of spray foam. That foam fills in any vulnerable areas in the crawlspace to keep any wind or rain from sneaking through.


Encapsulation is the go-to option to any homeowner with frequent flooding issues in the crawlspace. During the encapsulation process, we seal the entire crawlspace with durable materials that keep all water out.

Bluebird Chelsea Crawlspace Waterproofing

Don’t neglect your crawlspace any longer! It’s crucial to keep water from entering your crawlspace, and crawlspace is the best way to do this.

For all of your Chelsea crawlspace waterproofing needs, Bluebird is here to help. Our reliable team has over 20 years of combined experience helping Michigan property owners waterproof their crawlspaces and basements. We are committed to quality service, and you can count on us to get the job done right.

Our waterproofing experts begin by assessing your crawlspace. We then provide you with an honest quote and explanation of the service. Then, we get to work protecting your property with Chelsea crawlspace waterproofing. To learn more about our crawlspace waterproofing services and to schedule your consultation, contact Bluebird today. Outside of crawlspace waterproofing, we also offer foundation repair and basement waterproofing throughout Chelsea.

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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