Crawlspace Waterproofing | Sterling Heights, MI

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Water damage often goes unnoticed until it is extremely serious. By the time many homeowners spot it, mold has already permeated the air. Water stains mar many different surfaces, and the air feels damp and sticky.

Needless to say, the best way to prevent this from happening is by keeping water out of your home.

Crawlspaces are one of the most common areas of the home to experience water damage. Since the crawlspace is beneath the ground, it is more likely to have extra moisture and water leaks from the foundation or pipes.

Bluebird is here to help with crawlspace waterproofing. We will help you protect your crawlspace and your home from water.

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The Value of Crawlspace Waterproofing

A crawlspace is a small area built beneath the first floor of the home. These are typically a maximum of just two or three feet in height, which is why most people have to “crawl” through to access them. The purpose of this space is to provide access to electrical, pipes, and plumbing when they need to be looked at. It can also be used for some storage.

However, most people don’t visit their crawlspace very often. Unfortunately, this means that it can be hard to maintain a crawlspace and keep it dry.

Waterproofing helps to protect your crawlspace from the following dangers:

  • Mold – Crawlspaces are small, dark, and cool, so mold tends to enjoy it there. If water makes its way into your crawlspace, there’s a very high chance you’ll end up with a mold infestation. Keeping water out is the best way to prevent mold from making your crawlspace its home.
  • Pests – Water itself is damaging enough, but to make matters worse, it tends to attract pests. Rats, mice, and insects are attracted to water and may even be transported into your crawlspace via water. These pests can wreak havoc on your home, gnawing into electrical or wood. Waterproofing shuts out the water and pests.

Foundation Rot – Damp wood is a recipe for disaster. Water, and the fungi and bacteria in it, eat away at the wood. Rotten wood is weaker and compromises the strength of your foundation. Keeping the wood and drywall around your crawlspace dry is imperative for the structural integrity of your home.

Bluebird Sterling Heights Crawlspace Waterproofing

Protect your crawlspace and your home today with crawlspace waterproofing. It’s the best way to keep moisture out of your home and prevent the issues above.

Bluebird is here to help with your waterproofing needs. Our dedicated in-house team has many years of experience with a wide variety of waterproofing jobs. By encapsulating your crawlspace, we will keep it protected from rainstorms and water. This way, you can have peace of mind knowing that excess moisture will not damage your home through the crawlspace. We can also insulate your crawlspace to ensure that the temperature is always right.

Our dedicated team will first come to assess your crawlspace. We’ll come up with the best strategy for your unique home, and provide you with a quote that you can stomach. Finally, we can start safeguarding your space from the water!

To learn more about Bluebird waterproofing services, give us a call! We look forward to hearing from you. Outside of crawlspace waterproofing, we also offer foundation repair and basement waterproofing throughout Sterling Heights.

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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