Since as much as half of the air in your home comes up from your crawl space, it's important to keep this space underneath your home as dry and clean as possible. Adding a vapor barrier and dehumidifier in your crawl space is the best way to protect your home from health, comfort, and safety problems caused by crawl space moisture.
Erickson Foundation Solutions can solve your crawl space problems with the CleanSpace® crawl space encapsulation system. Schedule your on-site evaluation and free cost estimate today!
A homeowner in Harvard, Massachusetts, has a crawlspace that they would like to be encapsulated. The homeowner called EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist recommended encapsulating the crawlspace and installing a dehumidifier to clean up the space and control the humidity down there.
A homeowner in Stow, Massachusetts, had lived in their home for the past 20 years. Over the past 20 years, they have always had dampness in their crawlspace and have finally wanted to prevent the moisture and the damp smell in their crawlspace. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist recommended encapsulating the crawlspace in the basement with CleanSpace.
Our team encapsulated the entire crawlspace to prevent moisture from entering the crawlspace using CleanSpace.
This homeowner in Sudbury, MA had a crawlspace area with an old plastic barrier that needed updating. Our team designed and proposed a solution to replace the vapor barrier with Cleanspace, and also replace the old wooden supports which were holding up the floor above.
The first stage of the project involved removing the wooden posts and replacing them with SmartJack crawlspace supports. Once these were in place, Cleanspace vapor barrier was installed across the entire floor of the crawlspace and up the walls.
A homeowner in Concord, Massachusetts, was planning on putting their home on the market in the coming months but wanted to address a few things before then. The homeowner called EFS for a free inspection and our Design Specialist recommended installing CleanSpace and Drainage Matting to prevent any moisture from coming up from beneath the concrete slab and ruining personal belongings.
This homeowner in Lincoln, Massachusetts had recently purchased a home and found that the basement is damp. They would like to see what kind of solutions are available. They decided to call Erickson Foundation Solutions for a free inspection.
Design Specialist Kenny Calabrese arrived at the home and inspected the basement and confirmed that the basement is very damp. Kenny recommended that the homeowners should have a Clean Space Encapsulation system installed into the wet part of the basement.
Crew Lead Ed Nadreau and his team arrived at the home and installed 540 Sqft of Clean Space Encapsulation system into the damp section of the basement. The homeowners were surprised with how dry the area felt with the Clean Space installed.
A homeowner in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, purchased their home about a year ago in November 2021. Their home was originally built in 1901 so they had a company come out to install some additional insulation to help lower their heating and cooling costs for the future. The company arrived at their home and told the homeowners that they couldn't install the insulation in their crawlspace because it wasn't encapsulated. The homeowner decided to reach out to Erickson Foundation Solutions to have a free inspection. Our Design Specialist inspected the crawlspace and recommended installing CleanSpace throughout the crawlspace to fully encapsulate it. Our production team installed 313 sqft of CleanSpace into the crawlspace to encapsulate it.
The CleanSpace® Crawl Space Encapsulation System addresses each of the main threats to your crawl space: outside air, excess moisture, water, mold, and pests. A dry, clean crawl space means a healthier, more comfortable home overall.
Before encapsulating your crawl space, it's important to take care of any water intrusion issues, including plumbing leaks, foundation leaks, and drainage problems to prevent water damage and keep your crawl space dry. Erickson Foundation Solutions can help stop water from coming into your crawl space by installing a perimeter drainage system and sump pump designed specifically for the crawl space.
Moisture enters your crawl space through the ground and foundation walls. Adding a vapor barrier in your crawl space helps prevent mold growth, wood rot, and pest infestations.
We cover the crawl space floor and walls with the heavy-duty CleanSpace® vapor barrier. CleanSpace is a 20-mil reinforced polymer liner that's offered with a 25-year warranty against rips and tears. When installed as part of a complete crawl space encapsulation system, CleanSpace provides a dry, healthy crawl space that can be safely used for storage.
Research shows that crawl space vents let in humid outside air that raises the relative humidity in the crawl space. A damp crawl space is the ideal environment for mold and pests. Adding crawl space vent covers will help keep your crawl space dry and pest-free. CleanSpace® vent covers are insulated, will never rot or need paint, and provide an airtight seal against unconditioned outside air.
During your crawl space encapsulation project, we will also seal the rim joist and all penetrations to the outside, such as around pipes and electrical wires.
We offer two options for dealing with the air in your crawl space: a dehumidifier and a crawl space ventilation fan. Installing a crawl space dehumidifier is the best way to control the humidity level in your crawl space. The SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier is designed specifically for basements and crawl spaces. The Crawl-O-Sphere fan adds air from the central air conditioning system to help dry out the crawl space air.
Your crawl space specialist can recommend the best method for your situation.
Are you ready to get started on your crawl space encapsulation project? As a professional crawl space repair contractor in Southern New Hampshire, Middlesex and Essex Counties Massachusetts, Erickson Foundation Solutions offers all the solutions you need for a clean, dry crawl space. If you're in Bedford, Windham, Amherst or the surrounding area, contact us today to schedule your on-site consultation and no-obligation cost estimate.