At All-Dry of the Carolinas, it's our job to make sure that your musty crawlspace is transformed into a cleaner, drier, healthier, and more energy-efficient space.
Most homeowners aren't happy with their crawl space environment. And there's a good reason for that -- most crawl spaces don't offer much to be smiling about!
Typical crawl spaces are moldy, foul-smelling spaces that homeowners avoid at all costs. Many of them flood, and they're often filled with debris left over from when the house was constructed.
In more extreme cases, they can be rotting structures with rodents, animals, and other pests living within.
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This customer wanted to encapsulate their crawlspace to keep any moisture from getting in, while also making it better looking and easier to work in.
The "before" photo shows a dark and dirty crawlspace, and even worse than that, it was exposed to the elements! The old liner they had did very little to keep water out.
The "after" photo shows what the same area looks like after we've installed our CleanSpace Liner! It is much brighter and easier to work in. But the best part about the CleanSpace Liner is that you don't have to worry about water and condensation building up under your home and causing even more problems!
This crawlspace had very serious water problems. The pictures show just how bad the water intrusion was. The water was pouring into the crawlspace during rainstorms and was pooling on top of the home's old crawlspace liner. While it still would not have been good for the water to soak into the ground, the water sitting on top of the liner almost guarantees that it will evaporate and soak into something above it; i.e. floor joists and insulation. Fortunately, our crew was able to come out there in a reasonable amount of time to install the CleanSpace and accompanying products before anything serious happened!
The "before" picture shows this pooling very well. One of the larger puddles can be seen in the middle of this picture, by the back wall. Not only is there large puddles of water throughout the crawlspace, but there is also a lot of condensation under this liner, which would not necessarily be a bad thing if the liner was sealed correctly, but because it is not, the moisture is still able to make its way out of the liner and up to the floor joists.
The "after" picture shows the same area, but with the CleanSpace (and other products) installed. There is no water visible and never will be with this liner installed. It is sealed up tight, and with the proper products, like the SuperSump sump pump that was installed, this homeowner will not have to worry about their crawlspace flooding again. Another way that the moisture and humidity levels are kept in check is by the SantaFe Edge II dehumidifier that was installed by our crew!
CleanSpace is such a great product and makes any crawlspace look brand new! This home in Black Mountain had some much-needed help to get it to a healthy and moisture-free crawlspace. This crawlspace was completely encapsulated to prevent moisture from coming in and mold growing.
The "before" picture shows a crawlspace in desperate need of repair. You can see in this picture that several things are out of place and don't provide for a healthy crawlspace. First off, You can see the hanging insulation. This is usually never a good sign, it usually means that enough moisture has gotten into the insulation and pulled it down, making it sag or fall. You can also see the exposed earth, with the old liner pulled back. A lot of moisture in crawlspaces actually come from and are caused by the ground.
The "after" photo shows the difference that CleanSpace can make in a crawlspace. Our crew came in this crawlspace and treated it like Extreme Makeover: Crawlspace Edition. After cleaning up the crawlspace by removing the remaining insulation and moving bricks/rocks, they began to install the CleanSpace Liner. As you can tell, the CleanSpace makes the crawlspace brighter and overall, more appealing. Not only does the crawlspace look better, but it is protected. This homeowner does not have to worry about moisture, water, mold, or anything having to do with his crawlspace ever again! Oh, and the cable guy will love working in a crawlspace like this!
"Customer had signs of moisture in her crawlspace causing a musty odor, mold, and foundation problems. Design Specialist Jonathan Geddie went out to give a free estimate, assess the customer's concerns, and present the best solution for her space. Our crew then installed our Cleanspace system, a SuperSump pump to discharge water, and a dehumidifier to maintain healthy air quality and keep the humidity down. The customer was very pleased with the work and is excited about the quality of her home now that the crawlspace is clean and dry.”
Crawlspaces are already a pretty difficult place to work in, but every once and awhile we have a home that has a crawlspace that has an extremely low clearance. This crawlspace truly lived up to its name, because there was barely enough room to crawl. However, the area still needed to be encapsulated, so our crew suited up and took on the challenge.
The crew works pretty hard on a normal job, but they definitely had some difficulties with this installation. This project actually had drain matting to be installed as well, so the crew had to first cover the area with this. After it was in place and secured, they moved on to the CleanSpace liner. Which is what you can see in the after photo. As you can tell, it completely transforms the area both physically and functionally.
So many homeowners have to deal with the unfortunate, but common moisture and mold problems that come with crawlspaces. This homeowner was not exempt from this harsh reality. Upon initial inspection, our Service Design Specialist saw a lot of moisture built up under the home. This resulted in a humidity level that was definitely higher than it should have been. To help this homeowner out, our Specialist recommended our CleanSpace vapor barrier, as well as a dehumidifier to control the humidity level.
The "before" photo shows the crawlspace in the condition it was in when we first visited this home. While it is in better shape than a lot of crawl spaces, it still shows signs of moisture problems. The most noticeable thing in this photo is the condensation under the old liner that was installed in the crawlspace. Most of the "white" or lighter spots on the liner are areas where condensation has accumulated.
The "after" photo shows the same area as before, but a little zoomed in. The difference is huge. First off, the two liners look much different. The CleanSpace is much thicker and cannot be seen through. The CleanSpace Liner is white and reflects light much better. While this is more of an "after-effect", it is still a nice benefit to installing the CleanSpace. However, the biggest difference that it makes is what cannot be seen. CleanSpace is a vapor barrier, which means that the water vapor coming up from the ground is blocked and rather than getting into the crawlspace, it's trapped and drained off. We also installed a SaniDry CX dehumidifier, to help keep the humidity at a low enough level to keep mold from forming.
This homeowner had a lot of work done when our company came out to his home. This before and after will only focus on a very small part of the entire job, however, this was a very important part of the project. It may not seem to have changed all that much between the two photos (besides that the area is covered in some white plastic), but it certainly has!
CleanSpace does much more than it seems, but it was not the only thing that was done in the crawlspace and in this photo. One thing that gets masked is that our crew sealed the vents in the crawlspace. In the before photo, the vents in the corner of the crawlspace can very obviously be seen, however, in the other photo, the area is covered. The crew actually seals the vents up and caulks them so that no air can get into the crawlspace from these vents.
Now that the sealed vents have been discussed, let's go back to the CleanSpace, which is what really makes the difference in a crawlspace. Having this thick liner keeps water vapor from penetrating it, which is good because that means the relative humidity level should go down quite significantly. One of the most important aspects of the CleanSpace's installation is that it gets sealed to the wall. This is important because if it is not sealed, then it is much less effective at keeping the water vapor out of the crawlspace. In the after picture, the CleanSpace has been sealed just a few inches below the "ceiling" of the crawlspace. Don't forget, CleanSpace also brightens up the crawlspace and makes it look much more "Clean"!
" Customer had water seeping into her crawlspace causing a musty odor, mold, and foundation problems. Design Specialist Christopher Geddie went out to give a free estimate and assess the customer's concerns. Our crew then installed our Cleanspace system, a SuperSump pump to discharge water, and a dehumidifier to maintain healthy air quality. The customer was very pleased with the work and is excited about the quality of her home now that the crawlspace is dry.”
This homeowner had a large amount of moisture in its crawlspace when they called us, but this was not the first time they dealt with water intrusion issues. Previous to water issues in the crawlspace, they had water intrusion in their basement, that was solved with a different company and products, however, they did not want that company to do more waterproofing work, so they called us. This was a relatively simple and quick fix, but a very important one, because of just how much moisture was getting into the crawlspace.
The "before" picture shows off the how the ground in the crawlspace is almost like mud, that's a lot of water! You can even see where mud has pushed, rubbed on the hot water heater. This crawlspace was in some pretty rough shape, but with a little bit of work and a great product, our crew made this crawlspace look like new!
The "after" picture shows the huge transformation that happened in this crawlspace. Our crew had a lot of different objects to go around in this area but did it with expertise. Sealing this crawlspace is one of the biggest parts of the job because of its importance. If it is not sealed correctly, then the moisture is still going to make its way into the "encapsulated" crawlspace.
Crawlspaces are a common place for homeowners to store a number of things. It is a huge part of a home that is usually unusable space, especially when there is water intrusion or high humidity levels in the crawlspace. This homeowner however, was still using this space as storage for some of his things that aren't as likely to be damaged by water intrusion. However, they wanted a space where they could store anything without having to worry.
Before our crew came out and installed the CleanSpace in this area the homeowner had a lot of different things stored here. People often think that crawlspaces are supposed to look like this one, with a damp floor (this can be seen on the right hand side of the photo), and the efflorescence along the back wall and the cinderblock wall. While this area wasn't flooding, enough water was coming in to damage some of the items in the area.
The main product that was installed was CleanSpace Liner, which helps to keep the water and water vapor from getting into the crawlspace. This is the most important part because if no water can get into the crawlspace, then there isn't much chance for mold to grow or things to be damaged. A dehumidifier was also installed in order to ensure that the humidity level of the crawlspace would stay low enough that mold cannot grow.
This customer in Asheville, North Carolina—like many others before her—has a dirt crawlspace. And—like many before her—she has been having moisture issues in that very same crawlspace. Even with gravel covering the dirt, there is still no relief. The gravel can’t stop the water vapor from rising from the soil and into the space. Not to mention, the homeowners had cement block walls. Those blocks are extremely porous, so they allow water to pass through them whether there is a huge downpour or a small sprinkle. It’s a fact. Luckily, this homeowner decided to give us a call.
We were able to come out and install our CleanSpace liner in the moisture ridden crawlspace. It’s a real show stopper. It acts as a barrier, separating your home and the earth below it. Its 20 mils thick, reinforced with polyester cords. It’s nearly impossible to rip or tear. But, the best part is that it brightens any dreary crawlspace.
Water issues are not something we are unfamiliar with. We at All-Dry of the Carolinas tend to handle all sorts of problems. Water Issues are the most common, but also tend to be the most troublesome, if you ignore them for long periods.
Look at the “before” photo on display here. This crawlspace has several issues as we can see. The first is that it has a dirt crawlspace. That’s the more obvious problem. The second is the water stains that paint the block walls. The homeowners reported that the reason they contacted us is because they were having flooding issues. Judging by the state of this crawlspace, the owners were not exaggerating. This Asheville, North Carolina crawlspace needed a solution and fast.
In our “after” photo, we have installed our patented solution. Our patented CleanSpace liner covers the dirt floor as well as the walls. Any water that leaks through the walls is halted by the liner. Water vapor that rises from the dirt is prevented from going any further by this liner as well.
We expect to see no more water damage in this crawlspace with the new liner in place.
All-Dry of the Carolinas has been in the waterproofing business for over twenty-five years. We’ve seen everything. Nothing surprises us anymore, especially something as common as a dirt crawlspace. So, we weren’t surprised when this Asheville, North Carolina homeowner contacted us about a flooding issue in their crawlspace. Not only did this crawlspace have a dirt floor, but it also had cement block walls. These walls are often trouble for crawlspaces in wet areas because they are extremely porous. They allow water to pass through them quite easily, which explains the flooding problem.
After we managed to get out to the property, our Design Specialist was able to recommend a CleanSpace liner, among other things. The liner would act as a moisture barrier, keeping the water from entering into the crawlspace. We covered the floor, the walls, and wrapped the piers in the space for added coverage.
It’s a great deal cleaner than it used to be with that CleanSpace.
This home in Woodfin, NC was getting large volumes of water into the basement and crawl space. To solve this problem they went with a variety of waterproofing products that work together to keep the space dry. CleanSpace was added to the crawl space section of the home to keep ground moisture from entering the air. CleanSpace was also added to the walls on the basement side that would lead water into the WaterGuard that was placed around the perimeter of the room. A SuperSump was added to under the home to flush water from the space.
In the before pictures you can see the basement and crawl space that are dirty and uncared for. Once our All-Dry team was able to get to work, you can see that CleanSpace was added to the crawl space section and WaterGuard added to the basement.
This home needed some work done in its crawlspace after the homeowner's found standing water and damp ground around the crawlspace. There were several products we used in this project, the main one being our CleanSpace Liner. This products helps to keep your crawlspace separated from the outside world, and especially the earth underneath your home, which is a huge contributor to moisture under the home.
The "before" photo shows part of the basement before the CleanSpace liner had been installed. You can see how the previous crawlspace liner does not even cover all of the ground. In the patch of exposed dirt, you can see damp earth, which is never a good sign.
This "after" photo shows the same area (although from a different angle) after the CleanSpace had been installed. As you can see, our liner goes at least partially up the wall, depending on what our Specialists recommend and what the homeowner decides. This customer decided to take it all the way up the crawlspace wall. Any seams are sealed tight and correctly, leaving no gaps for water or water vapor to get in, or out.
One of the most obvious signs of water intrusion or moisture problems in a crawlspace (besides standing water) is when the insulation under the home is falling down. This was the case for this homeowner. The first photo shows just how much insulation was falling and what had already fallen. The reason that this happens is that insulation easily soaks up water and becomes heavy, pulling the insulation down.
When our Systems Design Specialist went to this home, he knew right away that this homeowner was going to need a CleanSpace Encapsulation. This is the most effective and efficient way to keep water and moisture out of a crawlspace. The homeowner did his own research, and read through some of our informational material, and ended up agreeing with our Specialist, agreeing to get the work done.
The final product was a very clear improvement on the "old crawlspace". The crawlspace with the CleanSpace is much brighter, cleaner, and keeps a lot more moisture out than the crawlspace liner they had covering the ground before! As you can see, the CleanSpace goes almost all of the way up the wall. This is to catch as much moisture as possible, we only leave a small gap at the top so that other contractors who may need to access these areas have the access needed.
Many people will lay down some type of plastic in their crawlspace to help keep the humidity level down. However, this usually just means that a thin sheet is laid out throughout the crawlspace and that is the end of the story. This misses one of the most important parts of encapsulation, sealing the liner. Sealing the liner is one of the most important parts because it prevents any water vapor from getting into the crawlspace.
Although this sounds like a simple task, it isn't as easy as it sounds. As you can see this homeowner tried to tape these sheets together and then to the top of the wall. This is similar to our process, but because of the quality and lack of experience this homeowner had with waterproofing, this "do-it-yourself" option did not work out nearly as well. As you can see, the corner of the plastic has fallen down.
Our installers are well-versed and have extensive training in the installation of all of our systems. Many of our employees have been working with us for several years, with a few of them having around 15 years of experience here! Needless to say, our crews know exactly how to install all of our products. Not only do we have several methods of securing and sealing the liner, but the crews also try to follow every curve of the area so that the liner won't be pulled away from the wall.
Many homes have dirt floors in their crawlspaces. Not all homeowners, however, know the problems associated with dirt crawlspace floors. Some do find out later on down the line and try to remedy this issue with a plastic liner. However, many homeowners are not aware that not all plastic liners are created equally. This is exactly what this Camden, South Carolina homeowner discovered after they continued to have problems after the initial install.
The ‘before’ photo gives us a pretty good overview of the crawlspace before we came out to it. Now take a look at ‘after’ photo. See the difference?
The distance between the two liners’ efficiency is pretty vast. The posts aren’t covered. The liner isn’t pulled tight across the space and, for whatever reason; it’s so thin it almost looks translucent. This is not the appropriate liner for a dirt crawlspace.
Now, come back to All-Dry of the Carolinas liner in the ‘after’ photo. We take our CleanSpace liner up, at the very least, three inches on all surfaces within the crawlspace. If it isn’t suspended and it’s touching the ground, we cover it with CleanSpace to complete the sealing of the space. Otherwise, water vapor and other gases will slip right on through those openings. It’s an eerie look, that’s for sure, but it’s the most effective solution next to getting the space covered with cement. All in all, it looks pretty good.
This homeowner was having problems with high humidity in their crawlspace. After hearing about the danger of high humidity and moisture in the crawlspace, the homeowner called us to see what the problem was, but more importantly what the solution was. This crawlspace was not in bad condition at all, but as the homeowner said, the relative humidity was much higher than it should have been.
The "before" photo shows the crawlspace without any work done or products installed. While there is not water running down the middle of the crawlspace or dripping from the ceiling, this crawlspace did need to have our CleanSpace Liner installed in it.
The "after" picture shows the same area but after the transformation. Our 20 mm thick CleanSpace Liner has been installed and sealed tightly onto the walls. This seal keeps moisture from getting into the crawlspace. However, it is almost impossible to install this liner without having some gaps, no matter how small. These gaps can be around water heaters (like in the picture), columns, or pipes and do let a little bit of outside air in. This is why our crew also installed a dehumidifier to help regulate the humidity level in the crawlspace.
This home in Arden, North Carolina had a very damp crawlspace which was in need of a CleanSpace liner, as well as a dehumidifier and sump pump. Between these three products, a crawlspace is usually pretty protected from moisture. However, because this problem wasn't addressed soon enough, we also had to clean the mold off of the floor joists and other areas using Mold-X.
The "before" photo shows the crawlspace's condition when our System Design Specialist first arrived at the home. As you can see, there is insulation falling down and already on the ground. The unprotected and uncovered ground lets a lot of moisture enter the crawlspace. This was one of the biggest problems for this homeowner.
The "after" photo gives a great view of the same area, which just happens to be where several of the products that we installed were located. First off, you have the CleanSpace liner. This liner provides great protection and a seal to keep the crawlspace separate from the open ground. We also have the SantaFe Edge II Dehumidifier, which is another quality product we provide. The dehumidifier essentially filters the air for any moisture and keeps the relative humidity low enough that mold cannot grow. The final product in this picture, that you can't see very well is the sump pump. The sump pump takes any water that collects under the CleanSpace liner or from the dehumidifier and pumps it outside the home.
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