Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Services in Birmingham, AL

Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Installation in Alabama

If your home was built with a pier-and-beam foundation and includes a crawl space instead of a full basement, chances are good that you don't go down there very often. In fact, many homeowners have never even looked in their crawl space. That is a significant oversight.

Most crawl spaces have dirt floors and are vented to the outdoors. In the heat of summer, that allows hot air to enter your home. During the winter months, cold air comes in. These conditions are not good for your home. They cause condensation and high humidity, which can trigger structural problems related to the presence of mold, dust mites, dry rot, bugs and other issues that a vented crawl space brings to the table. 

The solution? A crawl-space encapsulation system from Ox Foundation Solutions for homeowners throughout Alabama.

Installing a complete vapor barrier provides the crawl space with a moisture-protection layer to guard against the negative effects of excess moisture such as mold, floor failure, increased electricity costs, odors, insects, and dust mites. High relative humidity and moisture can also have major health effects on residents, causing or worsening conditions such as asthma, hay fever, allergies, and other respiratory conditions.

Vapor Barriers Provide Extra Protection in Alabama

A vapor barrier is used to resist moisture from entering through your wall, ceiling or floor. Essentially, a vapor barrier's job is to create a layer of protection between your home and the crawl space beneath it. It's also useful as an energy-saving method so you can lower your heating bills while ensuring that your home feels more comfortable.

Here at Ox Foundation Solutions, we recommend having a crawl space encapsulation system installed in your crawl space. It takes less than a day to install and you'll have the best crawl-space application on the market, with noticeable results on every level of your home!

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HealthyCrawl™ crawl space vapor barrier will block crawl-space moisture and solid gases from entering your home or office. As a 20MIL Woven Polyethylene Fire Retardant product, it is Class A fire-rated and will protect your structure from multiple perils. Combined the barrier with a crawl space liner and dehumidifier, like a Healthy Shield and Watchdog NXT85, and you will soon have the driest, healthiest crawl space in Alabama.

Crawl Space Encapsulation Advantages in Alabama by Ox Foundation Solutions

  • Fast, clean installation
  • Eliminate mold and mildew from the air in your home
  • Utility bill savings
  • Added storage space
  • Added benefits when using with crawl space dehumidification system

Encapsulate Your Crawl Space with a Vapor Barrier from Ox Foundation Solutions

Contact Ox Foundation Solutions online or give us a call at 205-303-3404 for more information and to schedule your free crawl space encapsulation estimate!


 

Recent Crawl Space Service Jobs

Standing water in Birmingham crawlspace

In order to prevent further water intrusion, 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

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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Muddy Crawlspace in Jasper

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

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.

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Dirt crawlspace with pipe running through it

HealthyCrawl™
Crawlspace Encapsulation - 20 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

Watchdog NXT 85
Watchdog Seaira NXT 85- 15,000 cubic feet coverage area- Digital Display- Quiet Operation- Electronic Defrost- Hot Gas Bypass- Temperature Controlled Defrost- Inlet or Outlet Ducting Options- Auto Restart After Power Outage- Multiple Filter Options- Help Prevent Pest and Mold Infestation- Gravity Drain- Remote Control Compatible- Easy Access Panels- Energy Star Rated- 5 year limited 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

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