Welcome to Crawl Space Solutions By Cowleys. We are New Jersey’s experts in crawl space repair. If you are looking to take care of your crawl space issues once and for all, you’ve come to the right place.
Encapsulation is today’s standard in building design for those homes with crawl spaces. Sealing the crawl space keeps out water and moisture and all of the problems that come with it. Crawl space water and moisture:
With encapsulation, you’ll have the peace of mind that your crawl space, the foundation of your home, stays clean and dry. No water. No moisture. No bugs. No critters. No Mold. No headaches.
The new homeowner, who as a realtor was quite knowledgable about proper home design and preventative maintenance, wanted the crawl space encapsulated to avoid potential moisture and pest problems and contacted Cowleys Crawl Space Solutions Division.
A Forked River homeowner wanted to improve his crawl space with a better alternative than traditional vapor barriers. For better or worse, crawl spaces are a chronic problem for homeowners when it comes to water, moisture, and mold issues. Many homeowners in New Jersey, especially those from the Jersey Shore who live near large bodies of water, are often faced with crawl space issues. This Forked River homeowner, like many homeowners who live in towns near the Barnegat Bay, was no exception.
For this homeowner, we installed a full “CleanSpace” Encapsulation System. “Cleanspacing” transforms chronically wet, damp crawl spaces into clean, dry areas that keeps away water and moisture.
This Toms River home had a crawl space that was poorly insulated, was likely to attract pests and insects, and in its current state allowed for the spread of mold and mildew from the damp space. Cowley's makeover made this crawl space the envy of the neighborhood, providing proactive protection that prevents future problems.
This crawl space is located extremely close to the Barnegat Bay in Toms River, NJ and was constantly having water and moisture issue. Now they have a clean and energy efficient crawl space that can even be used as additional storage space!
A Toms River homeowner, who lives near the Barnegat Bay, was plagued with a chronically wet crawl space. Due to the high water table, his crawl space had at least an inch of standing water throughout the year due to groundwater seepage. Fortunately, Crawl Space Solutions by Cowleys was call in to save the day.
This Toms River homeowner contracted with Cowleys for a full Clean Space install. An important part of the encapsulation process is installing a special Everlast vent cover. These covers, which can be installed against wood framing or masonry, close off outside air and moisture from entering the crawl space through the exterior vents. These covers not only work well, but, as shown in the pictures, are aesthetically pleasing. Made with a hard durable plastic, they stand up to the worst weather conditions, and, unlike wood vents, these covers are completely maintenance free. They never rot, warp, or crack and they never need to be painted. Even though these vent covers completely seal the vents from the outdoor elements, they are easy to open if you need to access your crawl space to have repairs done or for storage (another benefit of encapsulation — a clean, dry area for storage!). To open these vent covers, all you need to do is twist a few knobs, and you’re in! The attached pictures show the outside of the crawl space of this Toms River home before and after one of these vent covers was installed.
This crawl space got a complete face lift with crawl space encapsulation, keeping the environment dry, pest and mold-free.
This entire crawl space was encapsulated to prevent mold growth and excessive moisture due to water seepage. The client wanted to control mold and odors while promoting a healthier living space throughout the home- and Cowleys Pest Services was able to deliver!
This crawl space had almost every issue a crawl space could have, standing water, mold, hanging insulation, poor drainage and moisture. Our crawl space encapsulation system solved them all.
Crawl spaces can spell trouble. As a subterranean space, they are often the primary point of entry for water and moisture, and they are the root cause of many home problems – including problems that affect your family’s health.
To achieve the benefits of an encapsulated crawl space you need more than just the materials. Effective encapsulation is only as good as the contractor. And we do it right. We will seal your floor with a heavy-duty vapor barrier that sets the standard for durability and attach it to rigid board insulation to form a tight seal between the floor and ceiling. We also offer a thick, flexible insulating mat that can be installed under the liner to prevent heat loss to the ground and protect the liner from damage from stones and traffic. We custom cut our rigid board insulation to properly insulate rim joists and we close the vents with insulation to prevent humid air from wafting into the crawl space. A major source of moisture is blocked for good. Also, we install an airtight access hatchway to the outside so the outside air stays outside.
This comprehensive solution represents crawl space encapsulation at its finest with homeowners benefitting from years of uninterrupted crawl space protection no matter how saturated the soil around your home from rain or snow.
Servicemen will appreciate this when they need to enter the space for plumbing repairs. Depending on the size of your crawl space, you will now have usable storage space. And when you are ready to sell your home, you’ll be worry-free when the home inspector takes a peak down below!
Of course, we offer free crawl space inspection and free installation cost estimates. We love to talk crawl space! Please call us for a no-pressure visit. We’ll inspect your crawl space and tell you what’s up down there. With Cowleys, you are guaranteed fast, clean installation from a local, reliable contractor with deep roots in the community. We pride ourselves in providing the best in customer service in Monmouth, Middlesex, Mercer, and Ocean Counties. We keep our appointments and our schedules and always go the extra mile to ensure top customer service. No job is complete until the customer is satisfied.