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When it comes to home improvement and maintenance, many homeowners forget about their crawl space and basement. However, these cool, dark, and damp areas can be a perfect breeding ground for dangerous mold and expensive foundation problems. For example, if wood rot along basement walls is left untreated, it can cause serious issues for the rest of your home. If you notice any amount of standing water in your home’s crawl space, it needs to be corrected as soon as possible.

Since 2012, Michigan Basements has provided crawl space encapsulation solutions in Livonia, Michigan. We perform professional basement waterproofing and airtight crawl space encapsulation services so your home stays stable and dry for decades.

Contact us online or call (248) 327-0065 now for your FREE inspection and estimate!

Mold Growth & Other Hidden Hazards for Crawl Spaces

A small leak or dripping pipe seems like a minor annoyance at first, but it can lead to complex repairs over time. Crawl space air holds moisture and water vapor easily, and the eventual water damage wreaks havoc on your basement and leads to the growth of harmful mold and bacteria.

That’s why, as a homeowner, it is important to keep your crawl space dry and eliminate excess humidity. Standing water, excess moisture, and foundation leaks will all threaten the structural integrity of your home and saddle you with costly repairs. While your basement may already have a sump pump drainage system to detect flooding and drain excess water, this isn’t always enough to adequately clear ground moisture from the space and reduce relative humidity.

To protect yourself against water damage and preserve property value, turn to Michigan Basements. Our innovative triple protection waterproofing systems and wall liners keep water from infiltrating basements and crawl spaces in Livonia, Michigan, and throughout the Metro Detroit area. When we encapsulate the floor and walls of the crawl space area, we create a perfectly sealed system so vapor, moisture, and harmful gases cannot permeate through your home.

Whether you need complete basement waterproofing solutions, foundation repair, or help encapsulating a crawl space, Michigan Basements has the services that will keep your home’s foundation dry and help your family stay healthy and comfortable.

Contact us online or call (248) 327-0065 now for your FREE inspection and estimate!

How Does Crawl Space Encapsulation & Crawl Space Moisture Control Work?

Crawl spaces — especially plain dirt crawl spaces with damp earth — are often poorly-insulated and at risk of holding moisture. In addition to higher energy bills from difficulties cooling and heating, this can lead to mold growth and airborne spores creeping into your home.

To prevent this, the crawl space encapsulation process includes wrapping the entire crawl space with a moisture barrier. This includes the home’s foundation walls, foundation piers, floor joists, basement windows, sill plate, and the ground itself. A crawl space moisture barrier (also known as a crawl space vapor barrier or waterproofing membrane) is a special piece of sheeting made of waterproofing materials used to seal off areas and prevent moisture accumulation. As a bonus, the added insulation provided by this process can also improve your home’s energy efficiency and lower your electricity bills. (Plus it helps keep out pests like bugs and rodents, too!)

However, if a crawl space vapor barrier is not installed correctly, excess moisture will continue to cause crawl space problems and the horizontal surfaces will continue to absorb water. In fact, if the vapor barrier does not function properly, it could make a moisture issue worse by insulating and accelerating mold growth. Luckily, when you partner with Michigan Basements, there’s no need to worry. We have years of experience fixing wet basements, by performing waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation, and foundation repair throughout southeast Michigan.

Benefits of Installing Vapor Barriers for Foundation Walls

The encapsulation method protects a crawl space or basement from extra moisture. In most cases, we achieve this goal by installing a vapor barrier on your basement floor and up the foundation wall of the basement and/or crawl space.

Encapsulation has numerous benefits, including:

  • Improved indoor air quality
  • Improved energy efficiency
  • Moisture control and mildew control
  • Reduced soil gases (such as radon gas and methane)
  • Elimination of musty odors
  • Protection of your entire home from water leaks, dry rot, and wood rot
  • Lower risk of respiratory problems
  • Reduced allergens from mold and dust mites throughout the home
  • Swift same-day installation and clean-up!

The cost of crawl space encapsulation will vary depending on several factors (such as crawl space size and your home’s construction) but at Michigan Basements we do all we can to help you save money and protect your home against structural damage.

Why Choose Michigan Basements for Crawl Space Encapsulation & Basement Waterproofing?

Since 2012, Michigan Basements has provided affordable crawl space encapsulation and basement waterproofing for Livonia residents and families across Oakland County, Wayne County, and Macomb County. Our innovative system for crawl space moisture barriers and crawl space waterproofing is second to none, and our customer-centered service has made us a reliable choice for residents of Livonia, MI, and the Detroit Metropolitan area for nearly a decade. Why choose us?

  • As we work in your crawl space or basement, we keep you up to date with the process and answer any questions you have along the way. 
  • We’re prepared with the necessary tools and training to completely cover your basement or crawl space. 
  • We respect your space, always taking care to leave your home cleaner than we found it. 
  • We are bonded and insured, with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
  • We maintain compliance with building codes and obtain permits for all jobs that require them, including electrical and plumbing permits.
  • We offer no-cost inspections and assessments to homeowners interested in crawl space encapsulation and basement waterproofing, and we’re ready to create customized crawl space systems and sump pump solutions for your home. 
  • Customer satisfaction 100% guaranteed. 

Check out our waterproofing project portfolio, read testimonials from satisfied local customers, or contact us to get your free estimate now.

Worried about crawl space encapsulation cost? Michigan Basements offers flexible and affordable financing options from Greensky so you can improve your space without breaking the bank. Call us at (248) 327-0065 to ask about our quick and easy application process.

Free Estimate for Basement Waterproofing & Crawl Space Encapsulation Cost in Livonia, MI

A wet basement is more than a minor inconvenience. Left unaddressed, it can threaten the structural integrity of your home. Small cracks in a home’s foundation quickly turn to large cracks as standing water freezes and unfreezes repeatedly in your crawl space.

For the last decade, Michigan Basements has proudly served the communities of Livonia, Clarkston, Commerce, Waterford, Walled Lake, White Lake, Wolverine Lake, Wixom, and more. Crawl space encapsulation costs don’t have to be stressful or expensive; our waterproofing system and vapor barrier installation can be completed in as little as one day, and all of our work is backed by a full warranty.

A sealed crawl space stops black mold exposure and moisture problems before they start. Explore safe, secure foundation waterproofing systems from Michigan Basements and trust our local crawl space encapsulation professionals to keep your crawl space and basement dry and safe.

Contact us online or call (248) 327-0065 now for your FREE encapsulation project estimate!

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