Crawl Space Repair Photo Album: Crawlspace Encapsulation in Denver PA
This customer's crawlspace flooded when Hurricane Ida came through. The storm caused issues with standing water and eventually black mold started to develop. We began here by hauling away the old fiberglass insulation and debris. Next, we treated the mold using Mold-X2 botanical disinfectant. We installed a SuperSump sump pump system in the lowest point of the crawlspace to prevent problems with flooding. An IceGuard was also installed to prevent floods from a clogged or frozen discharge line. SilverGlo Thermal Panels were installed on the walls to replace the old insulation and Rim-Tight Spray Foam was applied to the joist pockets and all around the perimeter. Lastly, we encapsulated the entire area with our CleanSpace Vapor Barrier.
The old crawlspace had standing water which quickly led to a mold problem
This is the low spot in the crawlspace where standing water collected after the storm. Having a sump pump installed here will defend the home from future flooding issues.
The SuperSump System
Inexpensive sump pumps with plastic housings are prone to overheating and burnout. All Basement Systems sump pumps are equipped with powerful, top-quality Zoeller sump pumps. The unit installed in our SuperSump is one of the best, capable of pumping up to 2,280 gallons per hour.
Encapsulating a crawlspace reduces your heating and cooling costs, improves the air quality in your home, and increases your home's value.