Expert Crawl Space Encapsulation in Colorado Springs
Your crawl space is vulnerable to all kinds of moisture problems since it is open to the elements. Learn how encapsulation can solve your mildew and mold growth issues.
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Colorado Springs Crawl Space Repair
Since your crawl space is located below your home and can be tricky to access, it’s not uncommon for it to be a place you never go, or only when absolutely necessary. But unfortunately, this out-of-site-out-of-mind location plays a significant role in the health of your home. Up to 50 percent of the air you breathe upstairs comes from the crawl space.
If your crawl space is untreated, Colorado Springs bentonite clay soil is one of the major reasons you’re having issues with moisture control and mold growth. Bentonite clay is highly volatile, absorbing water and rapidly expanding. Adversely, the soil shrinks during dry periods, leaving voids and creating issues with support. Because of the unique soil, it’s an excellent idea to inspect your crawl space if possible. Look for signs of water damage, wet insulation, pests, water pooling, mold, and wood rot.
If you’re not able to get inside or don’t want to, no worries—Groundworks can help. Our team has over 20 years of experience encapsulating Colorado Springs homes using our durable crawl space vapor barrier, drainage system, and sump pumps. Our solutions keep your crawl space dry and healthy, so you can breathe easy again. Contact Groundworks to schedule your free, no-obligation inspection.
Our Simple Process
1. Schedule Free Inspection
One of our contact center representatives will reach out to you to determine your problem and set the best time for one of our certified field inspectors to visit your home.
2. Consult with our certified inspector
Our certified field inspector will visit your home to observe the problems in your home and inspect other areas of your home that may have been impacted.
3. Installation of customized solutions
Our professional production crew installs patented solutions in each home with care and strives to leave the area better than we found it.
What Causes Crawl Space Repair Problems?
When it comes to deciding the best crawl space repair for your Colorado Springs home, it is best to ensure the solutions address the root cause of the problem.
In Colorado Springs, that means the area’s bentonite clay soil and the weather conditions. Although the area receives well below the national average of rainfall annually, when you factor in the snow and snowmelt, the ground around your home can become very saturated.
Since most crawl spaces are open to the elements, the clay soil absorbs water quickly, leading to condensation, mildew, and mold growth. Plus, the damp, dark environment is perfect for pests to live and thrive.
Groundworks inspectors and technicians live and work in your town. They are familiar with the unique conditions and have custom solutions to solve even the most complex problems. From sump pumps, interior drainage, vapor barrier, and dehumidifiers, our innovative products seal your crawl space, encapsulating it and making dry, usable space. Contact the experts at Groundworks to schedule your free, no-obligation, inspection.
Common Causes of Crawl Space Problems
Wood Rot & Mold
Wood rot and mold are two problems that tend to strike fear into the hearts of homeowners. What should you know about these crawl space problems?
The Stack Effect
The stack effect is something that can wreak havoc on your home and crawl space. What do you need to know about the stack effect in your home?
Overspanned Floor Joists
Floor joists are integral to supporting your main floor. If they overspan, it can lead to several problems. What can cause floor joists to overspan?
Open Crawl Space Vents
Open crawl space vents are a huge contributor to crawl space unhealthiness. What should you know if you have open crawl space vents?
Our Patented Crawl Space Repair Solutions
Regardless of the age of your home, it’s important to understand the importance of a conditioned crawl space. Not only does crawl space encapsulation stop water and improve air quality, but it also provides dry usable space for storage. Below are some of the products your Groundworks inspector may suggest.
Airtight Vent Covers
Although it was once believed open vents in a crawl space helped circulate air, we now know they cause more harm than good. Open vents allow humid, untreated air to enter, where it becomes trapped. This humid air leads to condensation, mold growth, and wood rot.
Groundworks installs airtight vent covers, ensuring no water vapor can enter and cause problems. As an added bonus, they also stop insects and rodents from entering and making a home beneath your floors.
High-Quality Vapor Barrier
In addition to a crawl space waterproofing system, a high-quality vapor barrier is one of the best things you can do for your crawl space. It’s not uncommon to have some kind of vapor barrier already, but don’t be fooled, not all vapor barriers are created equal.
Where builders or hardware stores offer a 6-mil thick liner that rips and tears easily, Groundworks installs a high-quality 20-mil thick liner that resists tears and is sealed to walls and floors. Without sealing the liner, the builders grade plastic is actually more hindersome than helpful since mold can quickly grow on the organic material. Our vapor barrier is antimicrobial, resisting mold and providing a clean, dry environment.
Reliable & Efficient Sump Pumps
There are a number of sump pumps that claim to work in a crawl space, but the truth is, some simply don’t. It’s important to choose a unit designed for use in a crawl space only and will offer ultimate peace of mind. After all, a crawl space isn’t an area you frequently visit, so your sump pump must be reliable and energy-efficient.
Groundworks offers several options for your crawl space. For ultimate protection, our three-pump system involves a primary pump for the daily heavy lifting, a secondary pump that kicks on automatically in case of a rain event to help the primary pump, or if pump one fails, and a third battery-operated pump that starts in the event of a power failure. The best part, you are made aware of all situations without having to step foot inside your crawl space during a storm through our alarm system.
Crawl Space Doors
Crawl space doors are a super-effective repair solution that you might want to utilize in your home. What can these doors do for you?
Crawl Space Waterproofing
Crawl space waterproofing is a great crawl space solution. What can this waterproofing do to help you solve your own crawl space problems?
CrawlSeal™ Vapor Barrier
Protect your crawl space from water with CrawlSeal™, a durable vapor barrier liner designed to keep moisture out of your home.
Crawl Space Dehumidifier
Moisture seeping into your crawl space can prove to cause plenty of damage to your home. How can a crawl space dehumidifier help?
CrawlDrain Crawl Space Drainage System
Install AquaStop CrawlDrain and keep your crawl space free of water. This is an effective interior drain system that keeps your home dry.
Crawl space repair benefits from superior drainage matting solutions. A dry crawl space creates a healthy, comfortable, and energy-efficient home.
Award-Winning for Outstanding Crawl Space Repair
Groundworks has over 20 years of experience encapsulating crawl spaces and providing permanent solutions for homeowners. Our proven products stand the test of time and come with long-term, transferable warranties. Our friendly team of office staff, inspectors, and technicians work with you to make the crawl space repair process as simple and stress-free as possible. You’ll get clear step-by-step instructions and a full picture of how our system will stop your crawl space problems for good. Contact us to schedule your free inspection.