Crawlspace Waterproofing for Homes in Alpharetta, GA
Like many homeowners, you probably seldom think about your crawlspace. If you have noticed mildew growth around your home, you may be wondering if it’s related to moisture rising from the ground and collecting in your crawlspace. As a responsible homeowner, you no doubt have read or heard that crawlspace moisture can lead to a host of problems. Rotting floor joists, rusting metal plumbing, and unpleasant, musty odors in the home are all common issues. With crawlspace waterproofing services from Engineered Solutions of Georgia, you can spare yourself the hassle and expenses associated with these problems. ESOG is a leading foundation repair and waterproofing company in the Alpharetta, Georgia, area.
What Does Crawlspace Waterproofing Service Involve?
To waterproof a crawlspace, we start by installing a vapor barrier on the ground beneath your home and along your foundation’s interior walls. A vapor barrier, also called a moisture barrier, is a thick, tarp-like sheet of polyethylene. We fit it into your crawl space and then seal all seams with a special waterproofing tape. Once the vapor barrier is in place, we can run a dehumidifier to restore your crawlspace to an appropriate level of humidity.
Sump Pump Systems for Interior Waterproofing
As part of ESOG’s crawlspace waterproofing services, we can also install sump pump systems that can protect your home and possessions from water damage by quickly removing large amounts of water. Rather than preventing water from entering your crawlspace, our sump pump system will catch the water that seeps in and direct it back outside or into a drain line. We usually install these durable pumps underneath the floor of the crawlspace. The system features:
- A primary pump that can remove more than 2,000 gallons of water per hour
- A battery-powered backup that can operate normally in the event of a power outage
- Much quieter operation than conventional systems
- Lids that can be easily removed for cleaning
With more than 150 years of combined industry experience, ESOG also offers exterior basement waterproofing to Alpharetta, GA, homeowners. Unlike sump pumps and other waterproofing solutions, exterior basement waterproofing requires excavation of the soil outside of your home’s foundation. Once the outside foundation wall is exposed, a protective, water-proof membrane is installed to prevent water from entering your basement through holes or small cracks in your foundation. Holes and cracks are usually fixed, and then the membrane is installed over top to ensure a waterproofed basement.
Alpharetta’s Crawlspace Waterproofing Experts
If moisture intrusion has become an issue for your home’s crawlspace, contact Engineered Solutions of Georgia. We take a technical and scientific approach to address foundation or moisture damage and stand behind our work with ironclad warranty protection.