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How Much Does Crawl Space Waterproofing Cost?

How Much Does Crawl Space Waterproofing Cost?

We get asked all the time about crawlspace and basement waterproofing systems.  Maybe you saw a waterproofing project on TV or heard an advertisement on the radio and it piqued your interest.  So, what does waterproofing actually mean, how much does it cost and is waterproofing a good idea in the Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington area?
What Is Crawl Space Waterproofing? Crawl Space waterproofing (also called “Crawl Space Encapsulation”) has some variations, but a typical system consists of trenching and drainage to allow moisture to be collected into a sump pump and discharged out of the space.

Vapor Barrier Installation FAQ

Vapor Barrier Installation FAQ

As a crawl space contractor in the Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington area, we get a lot of questions about vapor barriers. Many times when a customer calls in, it is generally one of the questions below. If you have questions regarding vapor barriers (also called “moisture barrier”, please take a look at these questions and if you don’t see what you are looking for, please feel free to give us a call.

What Does A Vapor Barrier Actually Do?

What Does A Typical Drainage System Consist Of?

What Does A Typical Drainage System Consist Of?

If you are living in the Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington area, you already know that we get a lot of rain.  For most of the year, it pounds our homes with moisture and many home are equipped to handle this much water, but some are not.  Many houses in the Portland Metro area have inadequate gutter drains or just retain ground water that accumulates underneath the home in the crawlspace.  Water in the crawlspace can become a big problem.  If left untreated, it can lead to mold, rotting structural supports and many other issues.  So, let’s suppose that you have a crawl space that has standing water and discuss what a typical drainage solution will likely consist of.

Portland, Get Ready For The Rain!

Portland, Get Ready For The Rain!

Maybe the long, hot summer made you forget, but last year was the wettest winter we have ever had in the Portland and Vancouver area.  Our homes took a beating with the constant rainfall and some homes just could not hold up.  Water started to find its way into areas it was never supposed to be.  As a drainage contractor serving the Portland metro area, my team got called out to numerous homes that had water seeping in around the foundation of the home and ended up pooling in the crawlspace, causing significant damages.  So, as the wet weather prepares to hit, how can you make sure that your crawlspace stays dry?

How Rodents Destroy A Crawlspace And What To Do About It

How Rodents Destroy A Crawlspace  And What To Do About It

Rats and mice are pretty much everywhere in the Portland and Vancouver Wa area.  They infest homes in rural areas, urban areas and every area in between.  Basically, they are just looking for a warm, cozy place to stay and your crawlspace is really the perfect place for them.  They can access your warm, insulated crawlspace in a variety of ways.  Often, your foundation vent screens can be open and invite them right in.  If no easy access is available, they are also pretty good at creating access on their own by digging under the foundation and into the crawlspace.

Sump Pump Installation FAQ

Sump Pump Installation FAQ

Living in the Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington area means that we have to deal with a lot of rain. Sometimes that rain finds its way into your crawlspace and you are left with harmful standing water. Many times, in these situations, our company will recommend a sump pump installation. Listed below are some of the common questions that customers ask us before deciding on moving forward with a sump pump installation.

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