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When homeowners prepare for a home improvement project or schedule routine maintenance, they often overlook one important space: their basement and/or crawl space. These areas are cool, dark, and damp, making them an ideal target for mold growth. If left unchecked, expensive foundation problems can occur, creeping up the basement walls and throughout the rest of your home. Tiny cracks in a home’s foundation will spread as the water inside them freezes and unfreezes repeatedly with changes in the weather.

If you notice any amount of standing water in your home’s crawl space, call Michigan Basements ASAP for treatment.

For over a decade, Michigan Basements has provided airtight crawl space encapsulation and professional basement waterproofing in Troy, MI. We know how to keep your foundation dry, ensuring your home is safe and stable for years to come.

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

Avoid Expensive Foundation Repair, Mold Growth, & Other Hidden Hazards for Crawl Spaces

Have you noticed a dripping pipe or other small basement leak? You might brush it off at first, but beware: water damage can lead to complex and expensive repairs over time. That’s because crawl space air retains moisture easily, leading to the growth of harmful mold and bacteria.

As a homeowner, it’s important to keep your crawl space dry and eliminate excess humidity. Perhaps your basement already has a sump pump drainage system to detect flooding and drain excess water, but that isn’t always enough to clear ground moisture from the space and reduce relative humidity.

To fully protect yourself against water damage, turn to Michigan Basements. Our innovative triple protection waterproofing systems and wall liners keep water from infiltrating basements and crawl spaces in Troy, 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.

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

Benefits of Vapor Barriers

Our encapsulation method protects a crawl space or basement from extra moisture. This is achieved by installing a vapor barrier on the basement floor and up the foundation wall of the basement and/or crawl space.

Benefits of crawlspace encapsulation include:

  • Better indoor air quality
  • Relief for respiratory problems
  • Improved energy efficiency
  • Moisture control and mildew control
  • No more musty odors
  • Reduced soil gases (such as radon gas and methane)
  • Protection against water leaks, dry rot, and wood rot
  • Reduced allergens (mold, dust mites, etc.)

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

Is your basement a “usable space?” Would you like it to be? Some renovated basements are fun hangouts, but others are in need of a little TLC. They may be nothing more than a mess of pipes, dust, and forgotten storage. Some crawl spaces might even be just plain dirt! These areas are often poorly-insulated, making cooling and heating difficult. This raises your energy bills and holds moisture, leading to mold growth and airborne spores that creep into your home.

To prevent issues like these, the crawl space encapsulation process wraps the entire crawl space with a moisture barrier. This includes the home’s foundation walls, foundation piers, floor joists, basement windows, sill plate, the ground itself, and whatever else is necessary. 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. It also provides additional insulation which can 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 properly installed, excess moisture will continue to collect and the horizontal surfaces will keep absorbing water. In fact, an improperly installed vapor barrier could make things 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.

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

Michigan Basements provides affordable crawl space encapsulation and basement waterproofing for Troy residents and families across Oakland County, Wayne County, and Macomb County. We maintain compliance with building codes and obtain permits (including electrical and plumbing permits) for all jobs that require them. 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 Troy, MI, and the Detroit Metropolitan area for nearly a decade. But why should you choose us?

  • Bonded and insured
  • A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau
  • No-cost inspections and assessments
  • Equipped with all necessary tools and training
  • Customized crawl space systems and sump pump solutions
  • Swift same-day installation and clean-up
  • Customer satisfaction guaranteed

The cost of crawl space encapsulation varies depending on multiple factors (like 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. We believe crawl space encapsulation costs shouldn’t “break the bank” or disrupt your life. That’s why all of our work is backed by a full warranty, and we aim to complete vapor barrier installation and waterproofing systems in just one day.

In addition, we also offer flexible and affordable financing options from Greensky. Call us at (248) 327-0065 to ask about our quick and easy application process. We also invite you to explore our basement and crawl space repair project portfolio, read testimonials from local customers, or contact us for a free estimate today.

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

As you’ve learned on this page, a leaky or wet basement is more than a minor inconvenience. If it’s not taken care of, it can threaten the structural integrity of your entire home. A properly sealed crawl space helps prevent excess moisture and exposure to black mold, making it an imperative investment for many homeowners in Troy.

Since our start in 2012, Michigan Basements has had the privilege of serving Michigan residents in the communities of Troy, Livonia, Clarkston, Commerce, Waterford, Walled Lake, White Lake, Wolverine Lake, Wixom, and more.

Want to preserve property value? Explore comprehensive foundation waterproofing systems, basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation, and more from Michigan Basements, and rest assured our local crawl space encapsulation professionals will 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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