Damp Crawlspace in Porter, ME Dried with SaniDry Installation
Living with a damp crawlspace beneath their home, this Porter, ME homeowner needed a way remove the moisture before it became a bigger problem. Without a way to remove the moisture, they were worried mold would spread quickly through the space. To remedy this problem, they searched online for an answer and soon discovered TC Hafford Basement Systems. When they called us to find out what we could do for them we set the homeowner up with a free estimate detailing their options. They soon hired us to install a waterproofing system as well as some additional insulation.
When our installation crew arrived at the home, they got started on the crawlspace by using SprayFoam to better insulate the rim joists above the crawlspace. This will help make the heating and cooling of the home more efficient year-round. Next, a Drainage Matting was laid across the floor of the crawlspace to begin a vapor barrier installation. The Drainage Matting sits above the surface of the floor using divots along the surface of the material. This allows water trapped below the mat to flow towards the edge of the space and drain back into the ground.
Next, the vapor barrier was completed using a CleanSpace liner to encapsulate the interior of the crawlspace. This covered the floor as well as the walls with a thin sheet that seals out any leaking moisture that would have previously entered the space. Finally, a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifer was installed in the space. This device will take in the moisture still present in the air of the crawlspace. The air is separated from the moisture inside the SaniDry and the dry air is then circulated back into the space. Any water collected within the dehumidifier is pumped out of the home through a discharge line, where it will drain away into the ground.
With these improvements made to their crawlspace, this homeowner can rest assured their crawlspace is safe from mold growth and other moisture problems in the future!