Crawlspace Encapsulation, Dallas, TX
Crawl Space Encapsulation Challenge
Each house is different, but some issues are commonly found in the majority of the home crawl spaces, like fungus, moisture, standing water and rodents.
This Dallas home was not an exception, and those were the main issues that the Homeowner had, he was never comfortable in his own home.
How did we repair this Crawl Space?
The first photo combines the 4 steps that we’ve taken in order to eliminate the dirt in the crawl space from having any further negative impact on the rest of the house.
- Isolate the home from the Earth: We installed a 20mil Vapor Barrier covering the entire crawl space floor, walls, and piers and sealed with waterproof tape.
- Stop water from entering the crawlspace: A sump pump with drain tile was installed in order to eliminate outside water from entering the crawlspace.
- Seal vents and other outside air leaks: We sealed the foundation vents in order to eliminate moisture from entering the crawlspace.
- Condition the crawlspace: We then installed a dehumidifier to help pull out any ongoing moisture and condition the space.