Salina has seen its fair share of flooding, thanks to frequent severe weather that often brings with it ceaseless rain, heavy hail, and even tornadoes. May through August are the worst months for precipitation, with homeowners and business owners in Salina regularly dealing with water damage to their structures or, worse, mold growth that resulted from water damage.
Moisture is easier to take care of when it’s visible, but the problem is that many of the areas most commonly plagued by water damage aren’t high-traffic areas for home and business owners. Unfortunately, the longer moisture is allowed to be in those areas, the more damage that can be done. Some areas of your home are more susceptible to this damage than others, especially your crawl space.
What Makes the Crawl Space so Vulnerable?
One of the most common areas for moisture in a building is crawl spaces. Since the crawl space is located under your home, you probably don’t go in there very often, meaning that the issue can be a lot worse when you do finally find it. Moisture can become an issue in crawl spaces due to standing water as a result of poor drainage or a plumbing leak (ie: if your landscaping doesn’t slope away from the home and if gutters and downspouts don’t direct water away from the foundation).
Sometimes it’s caused by natural evaporation (this is especially common when crawl spaces have dirt floors). Venting warm, humid air to cooler crawl spaces can lead to condensation, another source of moisture.
Moisture is just the beginning of crawl space issues, though. Left unchecked, water damage can cause severe structural damage in your home, as well as damage to your appliances (such as furnaces or wall heaters. If the crawl space isn’t encapsulated properly, rodents and other pests can access the crawl space and cause even more damage to your building.
Fortunately, we have the solution!
What Does Crawl Space Encapsulation in Salina Entail?
At Lamunyon Dry Out and Foundation Repair, we resolve your crawl space moisture problems by installing a crawl space vapor barrier.
If necessary we remove standing water by installing a sump pump and crawl space drain.
After that, we install a durable liner that acts as a moisture barrier in your crawl space. The benefit of these is that your crawl space will be encapsulated while still allowing for easy access when needed.
The last step is to install dehumidifiers that keep the humidity levels down in your crawl space. The best part is that our crawl space encapsulation comes with a 25-year warranty on the reinforced polyethylene barrier and EPS foam board, which we sometimes use in crawl space encapsulation. These warranties are transferable, too!
Lamunyon Crawl Space Encapsulation in Salina
Are you having trouble with moisture in your crawl space? We’ve served customers in the Salina area since 1973 and are familiar with the claims process of all different types of insurance. We offer 24-hour service for emergencies and our friendly operators are standing by. We’d love to hear how we can help resolve your crawl space moisture issues today – call now for an estimate!