Crawl Space Encapsulation Case Studies: Crawl Space Encapsulation in Brick, NJ
A new customer in Brick, NJ decided that it was time that he encapsulate his dirt floor crawl space. So he called our office, scheduled an appointment, and decided on a plan!
First, we leveled the ground for proper draining and installed drainage matting, which is a dimpled plastic mat that allows all excess moisture to work its way over to the sump pump. Next, we installed a vapor barrier. A vapor barrier is a heavy-duty, 20-mil 7-ply sandwich of high and low-density polyethylene with a polyester-cord reinforcement. It's extremely durable, treated with an antimicrobial to prevent mold, and is installed over the foundation walls and floor to create a continuous air and moisture barrier.
Afterward, we installed SilverGlo™ on the walls of the crawl space, which is a waterproof foam insulation that seals the walls from outside moisture and humidity. Lastly, we installed a Sani-Dry Sedona commercial-grade dehumidifier. The Sedona directs the extracted water pulled out of the air directly into the sump pump and will control the humidity levels in the crawl space.
What it looked like before we started.
The end result!
Now the homeowner has a crawl space that will not have any issues with high humidity levels, mold, or mildew growth, and will create a healthy environment for the family.