Basement Waterproofing Case Studies: New Harbor, ME Crawlspace Waterproofed with Proper Vapor Barrier
A homeowner living in New Harbor, ME had a crawlspace that was prone to taking on moisture after rainfall. This wasn’t initially a problem for the homeowner, but once a musty smell began to emanate throughout the home, they sought to waterproof the space. After searching online, this homeowner found their solution, TC Hafford Basement Systems. They gave us a call and we dispatched a crew to waterproof the crawlspace.
Upon arriving at the home, our crew went straight to the crawlspace to begin work on the waterproofing right away. This began with a Drainage Matting being laid across the dirt floor of the space. This mat holds moisture beneath itself, while sitting just enough off the surface of the floor to allow water beneath itself to flow and find the best drainage point. Next, a CleanSpace liner was used to encapsulate the crawlspace. This liner covers all of the walls of the space, as well as the floor, ensuring no future moisture leaks enter the interior of the crawlspace. These two layers form a vapor barrier for the crawlspace.
To deal with the moisture that had already built up in the atmosphere of the crawlspace, we installed a SaniDry CX dehumidifier. This device pulls in the surrounding air, separating any moisture from it. The dried air is then circulated back into the crawlspace, causing more moist air to flow back toward the SaniDry. The collected water is passed to a Condensate Pump, which removes the water from the home through a discharge line. This cycle of moisture removal will continue until the crawlspace is completely dry and filled with healthy air again.
These new additions to this homeowners’ crawlspace will surely keep it safe from future leakages. With a vapor barrier and dehumidifier in place, this crawlspace will remain safe from moisture problems for many years to come!
Products: CleanSpace, Drainage Matting, SaniDry CX, Condensate Pump
Sales Rep.: Mike Morin
Foreman: Tom Hunter