Despite their name, drain tiles have little to do with your bathroom. Drain tiles, otherwise known as French drains, are a water management method used for collecting and draining water from around a building’s foundation. Drain tiles can be used on both the exterior and interior of foundation walls and are a staple for maintaining proper moisture content.
Sump pumps are an excellent way to remove excess water in your basement or crawlspace before it reaches ground level. Sump pumps should tie into the other water management methods used in your crawlspace, and are an integral last line of defense against flooding.
Crawl Space Vapor Barrier
Most homeowners know that having standing water around structural components of your home can be disastrous. Excessive water vapor can also be a source of dry rot, warping, and other issues in your home. To prevent the flow of water vapor from moist soil in your crawlspace, the installation of a poly-ethylene vapor barrier may be necessary. In addition to its ability to reduce household moisture content, vapor barriers make it easy to spot if insects or other pests have invaded your home.
Have you had a flood, leak or other water intrusion event? It’s important to have a water damage remediation professional inspect your crawl space for damage. In some cases, it may be appropriate to simply ventilate and dry the area, but a professional will be able to tell if long term damage has been incurred. Our water remediation and crawl space experts can help.
Dry rot is a common symptom of various water and moisture management issues in your crawl space. In addition to highlighting challenges, dry rot weakens the wooden structures of your home and may be a safety issue. When installing a water management system in your home, it’s important to make sure that all dry rot and structural damage is also repaired. Conversely, if you have dry rot in your basement or crawlspace you may need to think about upgrading the water management system that protects your home.
Whether you have a crawl space leak and flooding or you want to protect your home from water vapor, we’re the crawlspace waterproofing experts that get the job done. Contact us today with any questions!