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Water Removal & Remediation
You may not think you need to prevent your crawl space from water damage – that is until you face water entering your crawl space. Preventing water from entering your crawl space is the most effective way to maintain a safe and clean crawl space.
When water surrounds your home, it can quickly penetrate the crawl space causing damage to the infrastructure, pipes, and other items in the area. Standing water and lingering moisture in a crawl space can encourage mold and mildew growth which causes airborne health risks to the occupants of the home.
If you find that your crawl space has flooded, has seeping water penetrating through the space, and needs crawl space water removal or preventive maintenance – contact Crawl Pros today.
Crawl Space Water Removal & Remediation Process
Crawl space water removal and remediation includes the process of removing any water in a crawl space, installing systems to continue to remove excess water from a crawl space, and applying preventative measures to remove any future water intrusion.
Crawl space water removal is the first step if present water is identified. This can be done in several ways including but not limited to using wet & dry shop vacuums, dehumidifiers, and powerful fans.
Even just a few inches of water can cause thousands of dollars in damage
Sump Pump Installation
A sump pump is a common crawl space feature that could save you from extensive repairs down the road. Even just a few inches of water can cause thousands of dollars in damage. A sump pump will reduce or eliminate this damage by diverting water away from your house, when water levels rise during a storm, or if your house is susceptible to groundwater seepage. If your crawl space is not already equipped with a sump pump, the installation will be a relatively complicated process, which will include the following steps:
French Drain System and Sump Pump
Trenching is done around the perimeter of the crawl space and throughout it. The corrugated drain pipe is placed into the trenched areas. Installers will then fill the trench with lava rock so dirt will not clog the sump pump. These drains are placed to direct excess water into the 15-gallon basin. This basin is strategically placed at the lowest point in the crawl space. Once the drain and pit have been constructed, the pump will be put in place and routed to the exterior gutter system for effective water removal. A purge valve is also installed to keep the water from flowing back into the crawl space. A secondary 12 Volt pump is installed and connected to a battery as a backup in case of a power outage.
For a preventive approach to water remediation, Crawl Pros will install a sump pump system in your crawl space, which will reroute water safely away from your home to spare you the headache of water damage cleanup and mold remediation or wood-destroying insects.
Water prevention is the most effective way to preserve the integrity of a home’s crawl space and save homeowners trouble as well as money in the long run.
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