Crawl Space Repair Photo Album: Insulating, Encapsulating, and Stabilizing a Crawlspace in Robinson, IL
Moisture was entering a crawlspace in Robinson, IL, and it was not insulated properly. Also, the support blocks were failing. To solve these issues, Woods first installed a CleanSpace Encapsulation System. This liner completely isolates the crawlspace from the earth. This dramatically reduces the air's humidity level, eliminating mold growth and rot from the crawlspace and making the whole house healthier. The bright white finished side will brighten the crawlspace and allows one to easily see that the crawlspace is free of mold, insects, and dirt. Next, SilverGlo was installed. This expanded polystyrene insulation is infused with graphite so that heat is reflected into the crawlspace.
A SmartSump was also installed. This sump system designed just for crawlspaces will pump out any water that enters it. Next, a SaniDry Sedona was installed. This high-capacity, high-efficiency dehumidification system also includes an air filtration system, all in a single unit. This system wrings the air dry, and its powerful blower moves the dry air in and around the crawlspace. It also automatically drains the water it catches into the sump system, so there is no need to empty any bucket with this system. Lastly, the SmartJack System was installed to stabilize crawl space beams and floor joists. These will lift the floors above the crawl space back toward their original elevation and reduce floor bounce caused by weakened floor joists or excessive spans. Thanks to these systems, this crawlspace will remain warm, dry, and stable for years to come!
Cold, Damp, and Unstable Crawlspace
Moisture is entering this crawlspace, it is not insulated properly, and the support blocks are beginning to fail.
This encapsulation system will keep moisture, dirt, and debris out of the crawlspace.
This graphite-infused insulation reflects heat back into the crawlspace.
This sump system is designed just for crawlspaces and will pump out any water that enters it.
This system will automatically dehumidify the air as well as filter it.
This support pier will not fail to keep the crawlspace stable.