There is no doubt that Manhattan is a great place to live and work, but it is not without a few characteristics that require extra precautions. Living in Kansas means a lot of water in the form of humidity, flooding, and heavy storm activity caused by tornadoes. Sometimes that water can make its way into unwanted parts of homes or commercial buildings, like crawl spaces.
Moisture can enter your crawl space from a number of sources. Standing water is usually caused by poor drainage or plumbing leaks. If landscaping doesn’t slope away from the structure or gutters and downspouts don’t direct water away from the foundation, that can lead to standing water in your crawl space. Another cause of moisture is the natural evaporation process. When warm humid air comes in from vents and encounters cool air in the crawl space, this leads to condensation.
If it seems like moisture in your crawl space has been an issue for some time, it is advisable to have mold testing performed in addition to closing off and encapsulating the entire crawl space to prevent excess humidity from causing damage.
Unfortunately, water issues are only the start of the problem, since cracks in the crawl space can also allow pests to get in, causing more issues for the homeowner/business owner. It’s vital to take care of crawl space issues immediately in order to mitigate damages.
The good news is that we have the tools and expertise to help you protect your crawl space and entire home from irreparable damage. We can remedy the problem for good through a process called crawl space encapsulation. Here is what that involves:
Crawl Space Vapor Barriers
At Lamunyon, we use several different methods to ensure your crawl space will be clean, dry, and protected from moisture for years to come. We first remove standing water and address flooding issues.
We will also install a sump pump and crawl space drain to remove standing water. We encapsulate the crawl space, providing a moisture barrier by utilizing a durable liner that allows for easy access into the crawl space. Once the encapsulation process is complete, we install dehumidifiers to prevent humidity from reaching levels that promote mold growth.
Lamunyon Crawl Space Encapsulation in Manhattan, Kansas
Maybe we’re biased, but we think the best thing about our encapsulation services is that we offer a 25-year warranty on White Cap Encapsulation reinforced polyethylene vapor barriers. We also offer the same warranty on EPS foam board which we sometimes use in crawl space encapsulation. Lamunyon Dry Out and Foundation Repair has served business owners and homeowners in the North Central Kansas area since 1973, and we are available 24 hours a day to take your call.
Our encapsulation experts are available even for emergencies, so please don’t hesitate to let us know what we can do for you today. We want to talk!