Crawlspace Waterproofing | Waterford Township, MI

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When you chose to move to Waterford Township, the 34 lakes were very likely part of the appeal for you. Lakefront housing has always been high in demand, and in Waterford, there are many lakes to choose from. That said, homeowners look for a house on a lake that facilitates their recreational goals, such as fishing, boating, swimming, and ice skating. The one thing homeowners aren’t looking for is a “lake” in their house!

Unfortunately, that can become a reality for many homeowners who have inadvertently neglected their crawlspace in their home improvement plans. Crawl space issues shouldn’t be ignored, though, because crawlspace issues can only get worse over time, leading to some very unappealing headaches for homeowners. For homeowners who encounter water in their crawlspaces, the best thing to do is to tackle the issue head-on.

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What is a Crawlspace?

If you were ever wondering what they called that strange, tight place that exists between the light ambiance of your home and the darkness of the underground, you can now rest easy knowing that it is called a crawlspace. The reason for its name is likely obvious. Unlike a basement, you can’t exactly walk into it and stretch your arms. You’ll likely need to get on your knees and crawl.

So, what exactly is the purpose of your crawlspace, then? It actually helps to keep air flowing freely throughout your home. It also is where all the plumbing and wiring that keep your home functioning live.

Residential Crawlspace Waterproofing

Water issues, left unchecked, can also lead to mold-friendly environments and cause rotting floor joists and electrical issues (rodents getting into the cracks formed by the water and then chewing on wires), along with frozen pipes. Bluebird can help repair cracks in your walls that can be caused by water issues before the situation worsens to the extent that you end up with water or pests under your home. We can help you save money over the cost of a full foundation replacement and prevent water problems from occurring again in your home, simply by waterproofing your crawlspace right now.

Commercial Crawlspace Waterproofing

Bluebird also helps business owners with their crawlspace waterproofing needs. We work all over Michigan to provide businesses with top-notch waterproofing services, and Waterford Township is no exception. Every service we offer prevents other problems because if your foundation and walls go, the entire property goes with it. The consequences of failing to seal leaky crawlspaces are far-reaching and can cause major issues for property owners down the line.

Bluebird Crawlspace Waterproofing in Waterford Township

Bluebird technicians employ thorough crawlspace encapsulation and drainage techniques to ensure that your crawlspace is dry and is a hostile environment to mold and mildew. Our waterproofing experts have over 20 years of experience working with both residential and commercial clients.

We’ve helped countless homeowners and businesses save money by repairing critical foundation leaks before they cause more damage. We take great pride in our quality of work and will care for your property like it’s our own. Please call today for a free quote! Outside of crawlspace waterproofing, we also offer foundation repairbasement waterproofing and seawall repair throughout Waterford Township.

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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