A homeowner had a dirt floor crawl space that he wanted to encapsulate, and he also had sagging floors in his home that needed support. The homeowner wanted to have the floor system stabilized, fix the groundwater seepage, keep the crawl space dry all the time, isolate the home from the earth, seal all vents and openings, and dehumidify the air in the crawl space to make his home healthier. Lots of work was needed but Foundation Recovery Systems was trained and well prepared to complete all of the homeowner’s requests.
The first job we completed was removing and disposing of all of the debris in the crawl space; this helped the crew move in and out of the crawl space easier. To encapsulate the crawl space, we installed a footer drainage system around the entire perimeter of the crawl space which ran into the SafeDri Triple sump pump system and the discharge line. Drainage matting and CrawlSeal were also installed to direct water to the crawl space drain and the Sump Pump system. To finish the encapsulation, a Dehumidifier unit was installed that will keep the dry air circulating throughout the whole crawl space area.
On the exterior of the home, the FreezeGuard and YardWell units were installed to eject water away from the foundation even if the discharge line freezes or becomes clogged. Two vent covers and a crawl space door were installed to keep the outside air away along with all of the moisture, winter cold, and summer heat it brings. The door also creates an airtight and waterproof seal between the crawl space and the outside air. All these solutions also help make the crawl space less attractive to pests.
To fix the sagging floors in the home, we installed 8 3-ft. IntelliJacks and 10 Supplemental Beams. The IntelliJacks lifted the above floors back to their original position and are designed specifically for crawl spaces. The system will never be susceptible to mold, moisture, or wood rot because of the zinc-plated structural steel girder that it is provided with. Even though this homeowner had many different projects put into one job, we were able to complete all of the homeowner’s requests and the homeowner was left happy with an encapsulated crawl space and stable floors.
Certified Installer: Foundation Recovery Systems
Products Installed: CrawlSeal™ Liner, Crawl Space Door, Drainage Matting, FRS Dehumidifier, 2 Vent Covers, 8 3-ft. IntelliJacks, 10 Supplemental Beams, Debris Removal, Exterior Drainage, FreezeGuard, YardWell, SafeDri Triple Sump Pump