At AquaGuard Foundation Solutions, we specialize in crawl space waterproofing and repair of all types — including crawl space encapsulation. If you’ve noticed moldy or musty odors in your home, sinking floors above your crawl space, or you’re concerned with crawl space flooding, our specialists are here to help you.
Our Crawl Space Services
We offer the following crawl space waterproofing and repair services in Marietta, Georgia, and the Greater Atlanta areas:
- Insulating and sealing the crawl space
- Removal of debris and rotting materials
- Structural repair and reinforcement
- Leveling of crawl space floors
Our crews of crawl space experts can clean up, seal, and insulate your space quickly — usually in less than a day. Our crawl space liners include a 25 year written warranty for durability. We specialize in solving crawl space waterproofing or repair issues of all types– including problems related to moldy, rotting crawl spaces. For a free crawl space quote, contact us by phone or e-mail today in Marietta, Decatur, Atlanta, and the surrounding areas in Georgia!
The Importance of Crawl Space Waterproofing
While many homeowners do not access their crawl space regularly or use it for storage, what happens in this space can have a large impact on the rest of the home.
If you have a vented crawl space, you can count on 40% of the air in your home coming from your crawl space. Anything in that air — including mold spores, odors, and humidity — are all brought up into your home. These particles may be invisible, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t harmful.
Crawl space encapsulation with our CrawlSeal™ vapor barrier will eliminate a highly significant source of allergens in your home, while also creating a healthier environment.
Choosing Effective Crawl Space Insulation
Insulating a crawl space, when done properly, is an effective way to save energy. We recommend both sealing and insulating your crawl space to maximize the money you save. By sealing your crawl space before insulating, you will prevent air leaks and protect the crawl space from moisture issues.
According to a report from Advanced Energy, sealing your crawl space helps create a drier space and reduce conditions conducive to mold, wood decay, and insects. A sealed crawl space also reduces space conditioning energy use by 15-18% annually.
And that’s just the savings from sealing the crawl space! Add in the savings for insulating the space as well, and you’re saving a bundle on your utility bills!
Why Stay Clear of Fiberglass Insulation In Crawl Spaces?
Fiberglass soaks up moisture and humidity like a sponge, and it makes great nesting material for mice and rats. Wet, waterlogged fiberglass will become heavy, causing it to sag off your floor joists and end up on the floor. Wet fiberglass also loses its R-Value — its ability to stop airflow.
Once it lands on your floor, fiberglass insulation becomes a useless, wet, moldy mess that will eventually need to be cleaned up.
How To Insulate A Crawl Space
At AquaGuard Foundation Solutions, we recommend sealing and insulating your home with our closed-cell ExTremeBloc™ Crawl Space Insulation installed on your crawl space walls.
ExTremeBloc™ does not soak up moisture the way fiberglass does, and its completely inorganic design does not support the growth of mold or rot.
This advanced insulation does triple duty by insulating and sealing the crawl space walls, while its reflective surface creates a radiant heat barrier that reflects heat back into your home! And if you have leaking basement walls, it will be able to drain any walls leaks down below the vapor barrier or to a drainage channel.
Once installed, ExTremeBloc™ Insulation provides industry-leading R-11 insulation!
Insulating Crawl Space Floors
While your crawl space walls provide the maximum opportunity for saving money through crawl space insulation, its a good idea to also insulate your crawl space floor.
Since crawl spaces are located underground, your crawl space floors will retain a year round temperature of about 55° F. If left uninsulated, this can mean a lot of cold in your crawl space!
To insulate crawl space floors, we use Terra Matting Crawl Space Floor Insulation. Made from ¾” of closed-cell foam insulation, it includes a padded, puncture-resistant design that makes it appropriate for crawl-on access by service workers and homeowners alike.
Terra Matting is fully compatible with our crawl space liner system, and it can be easily integrated with our crawl space waterproofing systems as well. Combined with ExTremeBloc™ on your walls, its a fantastic way to save money and enjoy a healthier, more valuable home!
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