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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dehumidification system

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

 

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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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