Crawlspace encapsulation completed at Kansas City, MO home

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Challenge

This customer from Kansas City, Missouri had a damp basement with a high amount of humidity and the customer was also looking to encapsulate the crawl space. The Foundation Recovery Systems inspection revealed water seepage in the crawl space and recommended a full drainage system with a SafeDri Triple Safe sump pump and a full encapsulation with the CrawlSeal™ Liner, Drainage Matting, and a Dehumidifier. The homeowner specifically wanted a SafeDri Pro Sump, instead of the SafeDri Triple Safe, no dehumidifier and no full drainage system because she already had one. Also requested by the homeowner was to regrade the existing drainage system along the perimeter of the crawl space and to make sure it was not clogged. To fulfill the homeowner\'s request, FRS would have to replace the pipe and needed to break up the existing concrete slab to hang the CrawlSeal™ liner and install the Drainage Matting.

Solution

Foundation Recovery Systems had no problem fulfilling the homeowner\'s requests. First, FRS removed all the concrete and debris from the crawl space. Drainage Matting was laid and the raised dimples allowed for a channel to be underneath the crawl space liner so the water would be directed to the perimeter crawl space drain and sump pump system. The SafeDri Pro Sump was installed in one of the lowest spots, in a small section of the crawlspace, and is equipped with a cast-iron Zoeller primary pump (can add an SafeDri Battery Backup Sump Pump) and a sump alarm to ensure that the homeowners are aware of any water that enters the crawl space. The CrawlSeal™ Liner was hung to hold back water vapor that would try to pass through the foundation walls and will instead, direct it to the sump pump. And lastly, the discharge line was ran along the floor joists, along the back of the home, and then used for the buried discharge outside of the home; this will allow water to eject away from the foundation. FRS was happy to help this customer and give them a clean and dry basement.

Project Summary

Certified Installer: Foundation Recovery Systems

Primary Foreman: Justin Davis

Products Installed: 20-Mil CrawlSeal™ Liner, Drainage Matting, SafeDri Pro Sump, FreezeGuard, YardWell 

The discharge line was ran along the floor joists and out the back of the home where the rest of it would be buried outside of the home.