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Moisture Issues in Columbia, SC Crawlspace Leads to CleanSpace Encapsulation

Moisture Issues in Columbia, SC Crawlspace Leads to CleanSpace Encapsulation

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Moisture Issues in Columbia, SC Crawlspace Leads to CleanSpace Encapsulation Moisture Issues in Columbia, SC Crawlspace Leads to CleanSpace Encapsulation

Moisture problems are a pretty serious issue that need to be taken seriously when they arise. They can lead to a number of larger issues such as mold growth, wood damage, and possible foundation damage. However, if caught soon enough, homeowners don't need to worry about these problems nearly as much. 

In this particular crawlspace, there are some signs of water intrusion. The most clear sign is the damp blocks on the back wall, which is an extremely common way for water to get in the crawlspace. Another important thing to note is the plastic that has been laid in the crawlspace. While many people believe that it will help prevent water intrusion, it actually does a very poor job at keeping water and moisture from getting into the crawlspace.

When looking at the after picture, the difference is clear. Our CleanSpace liner is installed so that it covers the entire crawlspace floor and the majority of the walls. The CleanSpace is sealed using a number of different methods, but all prevent moisture from getting into the crawlspace. In this crawlspace, the homeowner decided to go with a SmartDrain, which can alert the homeowner if there were to be a plumbing leak under the home. 

Crawlspace in Columbia, SC Gets Much Needed CleanSpace Installation and Insulation Removal

Crawlspace in Columbia, SC Gets Much Needed CleanSpace Installation and Insulation Removal

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This Columbia, SC home, before they gave us a call, was having high moisture issues in different parts of the house. High moisture, when not taken care of, can cause all sorts of problems, including breed mold.

Before we went any further, we gave the home a thorough investigation. Found in the crawlspace was a great deal of junk as well as deteriorating insulation. Now contrary to popular belief, insulation in a crawlspace doesn’t actually do anything if it’s damp. And damp insulation, like that from the home here, can’t do its job. It starts to stink, sag, and stop any chance you’ll have of a moisture free home. Even if the home didn’t have the damp insulation, there would still be issues because of the dirt floor. Water vapor can also rise up from dirt, bringing more moisture into the space to raise the humidity levels.

To fight this issue our Design Specialist recommended a few products. The one product pictured here is our CleanSpace liner. The CleanSpace is a 20 mils thick plastic liner that is reinforced with polyester cords giving it a durability that makes it almost impossible to tear. It also happens to not only make the space crawl ready, but it also brightens it tenfold.

Using these photos here, anyone can tell the difference CleanSpace can make.

SuperSump Pump Placed in Crawlspace in Columbia, SC

SuperSump Pump Placed in Crawlspace in Columbia, SC

Before After
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The owners of this home did not come to us unprepared. The funny thing about these homeowners is that they came to us with the idea that they needed both a dehumidifier and a sump pump. Incidentally, they were right. What they also needed was CleanSpace.

The “after” photo pictures this well. During the product install, we were able to plug in CleanSpace in every inch of this crawlspace. We even covered the support piers in this thick material. The SuperSump pump was installed next. This item actually receives the water and it is pumped out of the crawlspace.

I know the homeowners are quite satisfied with what we’ve done here, and our team was satisfied with their handy work as well.

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Columbia, SC's Most Trusted Basement Waterproofing & Foundation Repair Company

If your home is facing issues such as a settling foundation, wet basement, or damp and moldy crawl space, then you've come to the right place. For over 25 years All-Dry of the Carolinas has been solving basement, crawl space and foundation issues for homeowners throughout Columbia,SC and the surrounding area. As the exclusive dealer in Columbia for both the Basement Systems Network and Foundation Supportworks Network, we're equipped with innovative products and solutions that are designed to keep your home safe and dry.

You can rest easy knowing that we adhere to the highest industry standards paired with a proven history of providing unmatched solutions for residential and commercial property owners alike. All of our crews are highly trained to use a variety of products and identify the issues that are hampering the health of your home. Above all else, our goal is to build long-term relationships with our clients and leave you feeling completely satisfied. We are a proud member of the Upstate South Carolina Better Business Bureau and Western North Carolina Better Business Bureau, and a five-time winner of the Gold Star AwardIf you're interested in any of our services, contact us today for a free, no obligation estimate! 

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If you are looking for a permanent solution for your wet basement or damp crawl space we can help! We can show you how to keep your Columbia basement dry and your humidity in control, protecting your home from water damage, mold, and rot. Our installation crews work with innovative Basement Systems® products, which have a nationwide track record of keeping basements dry for over 20 years. Our systems include high-quality sump pumps and new french drain systems for your home - we also offer a full line of other products to help you upgrade your space. No matter the problem your basement is facing - we have the solution! 

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If your home is facing foundation issues, our team of professionally trained, in-house repair experts have the solution. While a foundation problem may seem extreme, our team can help you identify the issue before it advances and becomes too costly. As a member of the Foundation Supportworks, Inc., our company has access to a variety of innovative products that have been carefully designed, tested, and patented by the FSI's in-house structural and geotechnical engineers. From wall anchors and I-beam braces to Slab Piers and Crawl Space Jack Posts, we can handle any issue and provide you with an accurate diagnosis and path for repair. 

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Total Encapsulation in Columbia, SC

Our All-Dry of the Carolinas team was able to solve this problem by using a series of our watering proofing technology. Our crew installed a CleanSpace liner, sump pump, and dehumidifier. When encapsulating the crawlspace with CleanSpace, it seals the area to keep moisture from creeping up from the ground and causing damage to your foundation.   A dehumidifier was placed in the crawlspace as a solution to the humidity that is produced from the pipes under your house. A SumpPump is to flush out entering water and excess water from the dehumidifier from the crawlspace. Together with all these tools, the crawlspace is completely protected from moisture.

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WaterGuard installed in Columbia, SC

This basement in Columbia, SC was taking on water. Our All-Dry of the Carolinas team installed at WaterGuard. A water guard is a system that intercepts the water at the perimeter of the basement and drains it unseen and safely into the SumpPump where it is then flushed from the basement. WaterGuard is different because it is designed to not sit in dirt like most draining systems do. There is a special wall flange that creates space between the floor and wall allowing wall seepage to drain through the WaterGuard while keeping it away from the dirt. Since this type of drainage is separated from dirt, the chances of it clogging are nearly impossible!

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WaterGuard installed in Columbia, SC basement

This basement in Columbia, SC was taking on water. Our All-Dry of the Carolinas team installed at WaterGuard. A water guard is a system that intercepts the water at the perimeter of the basement and drains it unseen and safely into the SumpPump where it is then flushed from the basement. WaterGuard is different because it is designed to not sit in dirt like most draining systems do. There is a special wall flange that creates space between the floor and wall allowing wall seepage to drain through the WaterGuard while keeping it away from the dirt. Since this type of drainage is separated from dirt, the chances of it clogging are nearly impossible!

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Damp Crawlspace in Columbia, SC Receives Perfect Fix

Water is essential for all life. Unfortunately, water in the crawlspace is simply disastrous. Essentially, it’s the worst possible outcome for a crawlspace. If your crawlspace has managed to acquire a swampy floor that just means that the humidity in the crawlspace has surpassed 100%. When that happens, you get water. You get a lot of water.

This Columbia, South Carolina crawlspace was the prime example of that.  The insulation experienced this first hand. The fiberglass insulation quickly became damp in the space and fell down. It became little more than decoration in this way. The liner the owners had installed wasn’t very helpful either. It only partially covered the dirt floor, exposing the crawlspace to water vapor. Ultimately, nothing helped deduce the enormous amount of water in the crawlspace. At their wits end, they decided to reach out to the professionals: All-Dry of the Carolinas.

We were able to send out one of our Design Specialists to perform the free estimate. They concluded that the installation of a CleanSpace liner, SmartSump pump, and dehumidifier would provide the perfect solution. Jose Najera led the installation and emerged with the final product looking neat and tidy. The difference between the before and after is stark. For more information on this project and more, browse our job stories.

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Water Pouring Through Walls in Columbia, SC Basement

 Since air flows into the upper levels of your home from the basement, it brings the humidity from the basement with it. The effects on your home can include dust mites, swollen doors and windows, and buckling hardwood floors. As you can see, this Columbia, South Carolina basement has more than its fair share of moisture. For years, this home suffered from water intrusion. During the most intense rains, the home fared the worst. However, they would get water even when the rain was light. At several stages the owners attempted to waterproof the basement. Regardless, none of those attempts ever lasted very long. The owners wanted a more permanent, reliable solution.

That is what led them to contact All-Dry of the Carolinas. The owners wanted a solution that was both cost-effective and long-lasting. Our Design Specialist surveyed the home and gave them just that. Mr. Alex Rogers ventured out to the home and gave a full analysis of the basement for free. His proposal included units of our WaterGuard piping system, a SuperSump pump, and a LawnScape Well.

These products were chosen to capture the water as it leaks through the porous walls. The WaterGuard, which is installed along the basement perimeter, allows water past its wall flanges. These flanges allow in water, but not debris. From the WaterGuard, the water flows into the SuperSump and is pumped through the LawnScape Well outside.

Our crew led by Foreman Jose Najera completed this installation. The customer gave us back a glowing report on their professionalism and steadfast work. It was all in all a team effort. The homeowners were over joyed at its completion and All-Dry was satisfied with a job well done.

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Columbia, SC Crawlspace Goes Out with the Old Insulation and Back in with the New CleanSpace

Crawlspaces can be a haven of humidity, a home for mold growth, and the heavyweight champion of “you don’t want to go down there.” Depending on the overall size and the items you have in it, crawlspaces can leave anyone feeling a little claustrophobic. This Columbia, SC crawlspace was no different. It was filled with hanging wires, falling insulation, and creeping crawlspace liners. And, despite all of these elements, the home was experiencing major moisture issues.

None of the installed items were actually doing their job. When the homeowner finally decided to give us a call, we were a little surprised at the state of it. But, it was nothing we couldn’t handle.

Our Design Specialist set to work, drawing up a sketch of the crawlspace and mapping out where everything would go.

In the end, this Columbia home needed our CleanSpace liner (to replace the loose, useless liner already torn and present), the Santa Fe dehumidifier to remove the moisture from the air, a SmartSump sump pump, and SilverGlo (our answer to the flimsy, moisture ridden insulation). Once our crew pulled out all of that old insulation and liner, space was practically transformed.

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Columbia, SC Crawlspace in Need of CleanSpace barrier

This home in Columbia, SC had a crawlspace with a lot of issues. While many crawlspaces boast dirt floors, the dirt floors are usually the reason for much of the moisture issues. Without a plastic covering of some sort to trap the water vapor, it will rise right out of the dirt and into the crawlspace as well as the rest of the home. When that water vapor turns to water, you’ve gotten yourself a brand new puddle. The best way to handle this issue is to put down an impermeable material, specially designed for this purpose.

That’s where All-Dry of the Carolinas comes into play. 

Our Design Specialist spoke with the homeowner, deduced the problem, and prescribed CleanSpace. CleanSpace, of course, is a 20 mils thick, reinforced plastic liner we use to cover crawlspace floors. The CleanSpace, for added coverage, is also sealed to the surrounding walls using a variety of methods designed to keep the material in place. This material is the ultimate product to keep that water vapor from rising up out of the soil and into your home.

Notice the difference? Not only is the water vapor problem solved, but the CleanSpace also transforms the crawlspace into a brighter, more aesthetically pleasing area. This homeowner no longer has to decide which pants they'll have to ruin climbing down in here. Now, they could move around easily without risking their Sunday's Best.

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Columbia, SC Home Receives Push Piers to Fix Stair Step Cracks in Exterior

Although wall cracks can be unsightly and potentially damaging to a home, a lot of people will put off finding a solution to the problem in favor of ignoring it all together. However, it never does the home or the homeowners any good. When they do decide to give us a call, the problem has progressed into a major issue, but we’re usually still more than happy to deal with it.

This homeowner was one of the early birds. They noticed the cracks in the outside wall of the house and decided to give us a call. As seen in the pictures, these stair step cracks are usually the result of the foundation settling. As time moves on, these cracks widen, making spaces wide enough for small vermin and insects to slip through.

The last few photos show where our crew installed the Push Piers which are made of steel. These piers permanently stabilize the home’s foundation and, in many cases, this solution can also lift a home back toward level, closing cracks and improving the operation of doors and windows. This installation does not require the use of heavy equipment, but it reaches greater depths than most other options.  It also, despite traveling so deep, requires minimal space to install and there’s very little disturbance on the property.

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Tight Crawlspace in Columbia, SC with High Humidity Level Has CleanSpace Encapsulation System Installed

Working in the crawlspace industry for decades has allowed each member our company to see a variety of different crawlspaces. Some are tall enough where you can walk and some aren't even big enough to turn from your stomach to your back. This crawlspace in Columbia, South Carolina was definitely was on the shorter side, allowing just enough room in some areas to crawl beneath the floor joists. 

 When our System Design Specialist went out to the home to assess the situation in the crawlspace, he found out how serious the issue was. When the homeowner initially called in, they reported that during heavy rains they would get 2-3 feet of water in the taller part of the crawlspace. Our Specialist almost immediately finding signs of this, one of the main ones being mold and mildew growth under the home. This crawlspace definitely needed a long-term solution to prevent this from happening over and over again. Our Design Specialist came up with a proposal on the spot for a system that would keep this homeowner from having to worry about any more water intrusion issues.

The system that was proposed included drainage matting, 3-inch drain tile, CleanSpace liner, a TripleSafe sump system, and a dehumidifier. These products all work together to provide a system that effectively keeps the water out of the crawlspace and keeps the humidity in the crawlspace below the point where mold can grow. Even in this very tight area our crew was able to properly seal everything up and leave this homeowner not having to worry about a thing! 

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Work Requests From Columbia, SC
Vicinity of Hamptonwood Way in Columbia
I have a small area in my crawl space that needs to be dried. Small pooling of water in a 5x5 area.
Vicinity of Greenleaf Road in Columbia
My hallway smells earthy and seems to be getting stronger. Worried about my crawl space.
Vicinity of White Falls Drive in Columbia
We are in the process of purchasing a piece of property in Burnsville, NC and during the home inspection they found the crawlspace to be very wet. We have extended our due dilliangence but need a quote on what repairs need to be done. Please call at your earliest convience .
Vicinity of Furman Ave. in Columbia
Mildew in crawl space; may need French drain and dehumidifier. And slab on grade room has water intrusion.
Vicinity of Greene Street in Columbia
Buying a new home that has crawlspace moisture issues. I would like an evaluation as to what is needed and how much it will cost and who is most qualified to do it. Would like to meet you on site.
Vicinity of Oakwood Dr in Columbia
Hi. I'm looking for an estimate on adding a crawlspace dehumidifier and some minor structural repair to a sill. Thanks!
Vicinity of in Columbia
I have standing water in my crawl space and need to have water removed and solution installed.
Vicinity of Devereaux Rd in Columbia
Sump pump is coming on every 25 sec. No battery backup. What if we lose power?
Vicinity of Exeter Lane in Columbia
I am requesting an appointment for a free estimate for a vapor barrier for my crawl space.
Vicinity of River Dr in Columbia
I need to get a quote on some repairs to the crawlspace.
Vicinity of Sortwell St in Columbia
Need crawlspace repairs recommended
Vicinity of Lookover Pointe Dr in Columbia
I am interested in a quote for a vapor barrier in my crawl space. 423 lookover pointe dr. Chapin, sc Please text my number as I won't be able to answer calls. Thank you
Vicinity of Langsdale Road in Columbia
Would like a technician to look at floor joists in crawl space and determine if there is mold/fungus growth or if its something else. There are tiny brownish speckles on the surface of the joists. A housing inspector stated "possible mold" and I would like a professional to take a look at it.
Vicinity of Fallen Oak Drive in Columbia
Home inspection for purchase mentioned a vapor barrier need.
Vicinity of Bedford Way in Columbia
I'm looking for a quote on installation of a vapor barrier in my crawl space. Thanks!
Vicinity of Foxhall Road in Columbia
I have some water in my crawlspace after it rains. It's not very much, but I need to get it fixed. I'm available on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for estimates. Thanks!
Vicinity of Wheat St in Columbia
We have about a 200-250 sq ft concrete bottom/brick wall basement in addition to the crawl space for the rest of the house. The larger basement area leaks with heavier rains. We would like to waterproof and finish that area. Note that crawl space has no other ventilation except through the basement.
Vicinity of Fairview Drive in Columbia
We purchased our home in August and since then the basement has flooded numerous times. We have several areas that let water in. We are very interested in solving this problem as soon as possible.
Vicinity of in Columbia
I want to get an estimate on replacing our existing sump pump and a new vapor barrier under our house.
Vicinity of Preston St in Columbia
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