Crawlspace Waterproofing | Stevensville, MI

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Water is a slow invader, often going unnoticed until it causes significant damage. Many homeowners do not realize the water has made its way into their homes until faced with severe water damage. By this time, the damage is extensive and costly to repair. That’s why it’s so important to seal your home properly before water damage occurs.

Crawlspaces are a common entry point for water to enter the home. Crawlspaces are beneath the ground, which makes them susceptible to leaks and excess moisture. It’s quite common for water to get in after heavy storms or through leaking pipes or foundations.

Bluebird is here to help you prevent water damage with crawlspace waterproofing. We will help you keep water out of your crawlspace and home.

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Reasons for Crawlspace Waterproofing

Stevensville homes without basements often have crawlspaces instead. A crawlspace is also built between the ground floor of your home and the ground, but it is a maximum of 1.5 meters tall. To navigate through the space, you must “crawl”, hence the name. The crawlspace may be used for extra storage, but its primary purpose is to provide access to pipes, plumbing, and electrical.

Despite its functionality, you probably don’t enter your home’s crawlspace often. Out of sight can often mean out of mind, but it’s imperative that property owners keep the space dry.

Waterproofing safeguards your crawlspace from the following:

  • Pests – Water causes damage, but it also tends to bring pests with it that do their own damage. Pests like insects, mice, rats, and more are attracted to water and can even enter your crawlspace through the water. Pests cause their own damage and can bite on the wood on your home or your electrical wiring. Keep out the water, and you’ll keep out the pests, as well.
  • Mold – Mold likes to grow in dark, cool areas, just like a crawlspace. If water gets in the crawlspace, there’s a good chance you’ll find mold as well. Mold is unsightly, but it also is a health hazard for your family. Waterproofing is the best way to prevent mold in your crawlspace.
  • Wood Rot – Water is very damaging to wood. The water itself, as well as the bacteria, fungi, and insects in it, eat away at the wood. This causes wood to rot. Rotten wood is weaker, and a hazard in your home. Keeping your crawlspace dry is important for ensuring the structural integrity of your home.

Bluebird Stevensville Crawlspace Waterproofing

Keep water out of your crawlspace with Bluebird Stevensville crawlspace waterproofing. Our team is here to help you prevent the issues above by keeping water out below.

Our experienced in-house team of professional waterproofers will help you with all of your waterproofing needs. We seal your crawlspace, protecting it from rainstorms and excess moisture. You can rest easy knowing that water damage will not overtake your crawlspace.

We start by assessing your crawlspace to determine the best strategy for your unique property. Then, we provide you with a reliable, fair quote and explanation of services. After that, we’ll get to work with professional waterproofing! To learn more or book your appointment, contact us today! Outside of crawlspace waterproofing, we also offer foundation repairbasement waterproofing, and seawall repair throughout Stevensville.

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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