Crawl Spaces

Crawl Space Repair & Encapsulation in Alabama

Fixing Crawl Spaces in Birmingham, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa & Huntsville Area

Do you have a wet or musty smelling crawlspace?

Crawl Space Problems and Their Solutions

If so, you should consider taking action. Did you know that over 40% of the air that you breathe on the first floor of the home comes directly from the basement or crawl space? Because of this, crawl space waterproofing and encapsulation are essential to your family's health.

A crawl space is essentially a small basement. In homes with crawlspaces, the living area is so close to the crawl space that moisture and unsafe air infiltrate the home, causing potential health hazards.

 

Crawl Space Problems and Their Solutions

At Ox Foundation Solutions, we help our customers in Alabama by getting to the root of the problem.

  • Crawl Space Drainage System - If there are issues with standing water, we begin by installing a drainage system installed prior to the encapsulation process. We then run this drainage system into our sump-pump liner and install a sump pump to remove water from the crawl space.
  • Drainage Matting - A plastic material is placed on high footings or concrete floors to assist with crawl space drainage issues.
  • Crawl Space Vent Covers - Most crawl spaces have been vented due to antiquated building codes. We now know that venting a crawl space creates big problems and it's necessary to seal any vents or areas where outside air can enter. We have crawl-space vent covers to repair this issue.
  • Encapsulation System - To complete the process of sealing the crawl space, we install a crawl-space encapsulation system to completely eliminate vapors and odors rising from the ground. This creates a layer of protection between the dirt floor and your living space which also helps in lowering your home's heating bills while making the living space more comfortable.
  • Crawl Space Dehumidification System - After the area is sealed, the moisture level will need to be controlled and brought down to a relative humidity below 50%, using our high-efficiency dehumidification systems.
Crawl Space Problems and Their Solutions
Crawl Space Problems and Their Solutions
Crawl Space Problems and Their Solutions
Crawl Space Problems and Their Solutions
Crawl Space Problems and Their Solutions
Crawl Space Problems and Their Solutions

Leave Your Crawl Space Needs to Ox Foundation Solutions

When you need help encapsulating your crawl space to dry out your home, contact Ox Foundation Solutions online or give us a call at 205-303-3404 to schedule your free estimate or to learn more about our services.

 

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Crawl space outfitted with encapsulation system, dehumidification system, and drainage system. 

 

Recent Crawl Space Service Jobs

Water intrusion in Hanceville crawlspace

In order to prevent more water intrusion, Ox provided the following solution:

Ox Hydro-Guard - Monolithic Basement Perimeter System
Ox Hydro-Guard in your basement will manage standing water and flooding in your home. OX Foundation Solutions backs our subfloor drainage with a LIMITED LIFETIME of the Structure

OX-TUFF Flexi-Wall®
OX-TUFF Flexi-Wall® will be installed over the wall to act as a membrane to direct water into our basement water system. OX-TUFF Flexi-Wall® can be used in areas that will be finished after installation.

White Wall
White Wall manages any water that could come through the block or concrete wall and directs it into our HydroGuard system.

Daylight System
Daylight Hydro-Guard out of home and run discharge line to an area to drain.

HEALTHY CRAWL™
Crawlspace Encapsulation - 20 Mil cross woven polyethylene - Class A fire rated - Sealed seams and penetrations

Watchdog NXT60
Watchdog Seaira NXT60- Energy Star Rated- 11,000 cubic feet coverage area- Digital Display- Quiet Operation- Lightweight- Hot Gas Bypass- Outlet Ducting Options- Auto Restart After Power Outage- Multiple Filter Options- Help Prevent Pest and Mold Infestation- Gravity Drain- 5 year limited Warranty

Ox Plus Pump System
Zoeller Pump 1/3 H.P. motor 1-1/2" NPT Discharge & Passes 2" spherical solids Non-clogging vortex impeller design Durable cast iron switch case, motor, and pump housing Automatic with float activated switch. RPM 1550 rpm BATTERY BACKUP SYSTEM 12V Backup Battery System Includes - Built in charger, Float switch, pump & battery case 3 YEAR FULL-REPLACEMENT WARRANTY

Ox Hydro-Guard Crawlspace Drainage-(WITH HEALTHYCRAWL)
Ox Hydro-Guard drainage will manage crawl space water intrusion where installed. LIFETIME WARRANTY

To stop the wall from bowing and prevent any further damage, Ox installed:

Structural Steel Wall Braces
Steel Wall Braces are custom fabricated to protect against horizontal wall movement. They are anchored into the floor joist and at their base. Wall Braces carry a LIFETIME of the structure warranty.

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To fix the issues, Ox Installed:

HEALTHY CRAWL™ 20mil.
Crawlspace Encapsulation - 20 Mil cross woven polyethylene - Class A fire rated - Sealed seams and penetrations

Watchdog NXT60
Watchdog Seaira NXT60- Energy Star Rated- 11,000 cubic feet coverage area- Digital Display- Quiet Operation- Lightweight- Hot Gas Bypass- Outlet Ducting Options- Auto Restart After Power Outage- Multiple Filter Options- Help Prevent Pest and Mold Infestation- Gravity Drain- 5 year limited Warranty

Crawlspace Door
New crawlspace door built to standard construction practices.

Mold Remediation
Seal off workspace of basement from house to prevent cross contamination while remediation is being completed using 6Mil Polyethylene as required. As required - Set up air scrubber to reduce particulate counts while home is being remediated as required. IF APPLICABLE - Micro clean all contaminated surfaces with GM2000, GM6000, Fiberlock APC or similar product, orbital sand or soda blast and HEPA vacuum as necessary to remove microbial growth from contaminated surfaces. Areas to be treated: All contaminated, sub floor and joists in basement and crawlspace. Non mechanical air scrub the entire crawlspace/basement and living level to reduce the airborne particles to acceptable levels and reduce potential for future microbial growth to improve Indoor Air Quality to acceptable regional levels. Remove all contaminated materials from the home without compromising the rest of the property.

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Standing water in Birmingham crawlspace

In order to prevent further water intrusion, Ox installed:

HEALTHY CRAWL™ 14 MIL
Crawlspace Encapsulation - 14 Mil cross woven polyethylene - Class A fire rated - Sealed seams and penetrations - 25 year warranty against rips and tears.

Ox Hydro-Guard Crawlspace Drainage-(WITH HEALTHY CRAWL™)
Ox Hydro-Guard drainage will manage crawl space water intrusion where installed. LIFETIME WARRANTY

Ox Pump System
Zoeller Pump 1/3 H.P. motor 1-1/2" NPT Discharge & Passes 2" spherical solids Non-clogging vortex impeller design Durable cast iron switch case, motor, and pump housing Automatic with float activated switch. RPM 1550 rpm

Watchdog NXT60
Watchdog Seaira NXT60- Energy Star Rated- 11,000 cubic feet coverage area- Digital Display- Quiet Operation- Lightweight- Hot Gas Bypass- Outlet Ducting Options- Auto Restart After Power Outage- Multiple Filter Options- Help Prevent Pest and Mold Infestation- Gravity Drain- 5 year limited Warranty

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One of the concrete block floor supports that had shifted causing cracks and sloping

In order to lift and stabilize the home, Ox put in:

Floor Support W/T Poured Footing
Install custom fabricated structural steel floor supports per graph. Floor supports will help to return the homes floor back to level but no guarantee is given that the home will be completely level due to possible faulty prior construction and other factors outside our control. As building settles adjustment may be needed.

4''x6'' Pressure Treated Auxillary Beams
Ox Foundation Solutions to use pressure treated 4x6 pressure treated lumber as auxiliary Supports in connection with floor Supports quoted on this project.

Floor Support Pre-Casted Footings
Install custom fabricated structural steel floor supports per graph. Floor supports will help to return the homes floor back to level but no guarantee is given that the home will be completely level due to possible faulty prior construction and other factors outside our control. As building settles adjustment may be needed. Ox to dig a set Pre-Casted concrete footings. 16''x16''x4''

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Water intrusion on block wall in Bessemer crawlspace

To get the crawlspace healthy and prevent further water damage, Ox installed:

Health Crawl™ 14 MIL
Crawlspace Encapsulation - 14 Mil cross woven polyethylene - Class A fire rated - Sealed seams and penetrations - 25 year warranty against rips and tears.

Ox Hydro-Guard Crawlspace Drainage-(WITH HEALTHYCRAWL™)
Ox Hydro-Guard drainage will manage crawl space water intrusion where installed. LIFETIME WARRANTY

Zoeller Pump System
Zoeller Pump 1/3 H.P. motor 1-1/2" NPT Discharge & Passes 2" spherical solids Non-clogging vortex impeller design Durable cast iron switch case, motor, and pump housing Automatic with float activated switch. RPM 1550 rpm

Watchdog NXT60
Watchdog Seaira NXT60- Energy Star Rated- 11,000 cubic feet coverage area- Digital Display- Quiet Operation- Lightweight- Hot Gas Bypass- Outlet Ducting Options- Auto Restart After Power Outage- Multiple Filter Options- Help Prevent Pest and Mold Infestation- Gravity Drain- 5 year limited Warranty

Crawlspace Door
New crawlspace door built to standard construction practices. Sealed to prevent high humidity levels.

Mold Remediation
Seal off workspace of the basement from house to prevent cross-contamination while remediation is being completed using 6Mil Polyethylene as required. As required - Set up an air scrubber to reduce particulate counts while the home is being remediated as required. IF APPLICABLE - Micro clean all contaminated surfaces with GM2000, GM6000, Fiberlock APC or similar product, orbital sand or soda blast and HEPA vacuum as necessary to remove microbial growth from contaminated surfaces. Areas to be treated: All contaminated, sub floor and joists in basement and crawlspace. Non mechanical air scrub the entire crawlspace/basement and living level to reduce the airborne particles to acceptable levels and reduce potential for future microbial growth to improve Indoor Air Quality to acceptable regional levels. Remove all contaminated materials from the home without compromising the rest of the property.

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