Crawl Space Drainage
Water accumulation in your crawl space may go unnoticed until the damage becomes severe, leading to problems like mold growth, structural damage, and unpleasant odors. Addressing drainage issues is crucial for protecting your home.
Ohio Basement Authority provides a specialized solution to these problems with the AquaStop™ CrawlDrain™ crawl space drainage system.
As Central and Southern Ohio’s experts in crawl space encapsulation, we offer a process that resolves current water issues and prevents future problems. Installing CrawlDrain™ and waterproofing your crawl space properly solves moisture problems for good.
By reading this page, you’ll learn the benefits of this advanced system and how it can protect your home.
What is CrawlDrain™?
CrawlDrain™ is an innovative drainage solution designed specifically for crawl spaces. Unlike standard pipes, CrawlDrain™ is a 4-inch-thick corrugated and perforated pipe encapsulated within a silt sock.
When installed within a crawl space, it is placed in precision-dug trenches and surrounded by gravel. This acts as a filtration system, preventing clogging and ensuring smooth drainage of groundwater to a sump pump system.
CrawlDrain™ isn’t just a stand-alone product; it’s a critical component of a more extensive, whole-home health solution.
Along with crawl space encapsulation, insulation, and dehumidification, CrawlDrain™ works to maintain the structural integrity of your home by effectively managing the moisture levels in your crawl space. Proper installation ensures the longevity of the system and the health of your home, making it a wise investment for homeowners.
Signs You Need Crawl Space Drainage
If you notice any of these signs, your crawl space likely has drainage issues that allow water to accumulate:
These signs indicate moisture problems that can lead to significant issues if left unchecked.
Is Crawl Space Waterproofing Necessary?
Yes, crawl space waterproofing is necessary. Unaddressed drainage problems will only worsen over time, allowing more water to enter and cause damage.
We do not recommend DIY crawl space inspection or drainage installation, as it can be a delicate and dangerous area. If you notice any of the above problem signs, it’s important to contact crawl space encapsulation experts like Ohio Basement Authority for a thorough inspection and professional repair installation.
Delaying the implementation of crawl space waterproofing with solutions like CrawlDrain™ can increase damage and costs. Acting early to prevent water damage saves you money and protects your home long-term.
Crawl space waterproofing is integral to our whole-home approach, ensuring that every part of your home is safe, dry, and healthy. Our encapsulation system, including CrawlDrain™, provides complete moisture protection.
What Are the Benefits of Crawl Space Drainage?
Installed with other crawl space encapsulation essentials, crawl space drainage provides several benefits:
- Improved Air Quality: Eliminating excess moisture reduces mold growth and musty odors. Your home’s air will smell fresher.
- Preserved Structural Integrity: Standing water causes wood rot and corrosion. Proper drainage protects your foundation.
- Lower Energy Bills: Removing moisture also lowers humidity levels. Your HVAC systems won’t have to work as hard to maintain a comfortable home temperature.
Utilizing our proprietary solutions and professional services is vital to realizing the full potential of these benefits. Our products are tailored to outperform off-the-shelf options, providing peace of mind and customization that generic products cannot match.
How We Install CrawlDrain™
The CrawlDrain™ Crawl Space Drainage system is integral to complete encapsulation. Here are the steps Ohio Basement Authority follows when installing these comprehensive solutions:
- Conduct a thorough inspection to assess crawl space conditions.
- Seal open crawl space vents.
- Update crawl space access doors if necessary.
- Regrade the dirt floor and dig trenches around the interior crawl space perimeter.
- Place the CrawlDrain™ system in the floor trenches.
- Surround the drainage system with gravel.
- Position a sump pump at the lowest point.
- Lay down drainage matting over the dirt floor, directing water to the drainage system.
- Insulate the crawl space walls with specialized insulation panels.
- Encapsulate the area with a durable vapor barrier, covering the walls and floor.
- Install a crawl space dehumidifier.
- Schedule annual maintenance inspections, ensuring ongoing protection.
Ohio Basement Authority is the best provider for installing the CrawlDrain™ system, ensuring a seamless and efficient process from start to finish.
Why Our Crawl Space Drainage is the Best Choice for Your Home
Ohio Basement Authority’s CrawlDrain™ Crawl Space Drainage offers exceptional protection, ensuring the longevity and safety of your crawl space and home. Here are some reasons why our product stands out:
- Custom solutions for your unique space
- Superior materials that provide long-lasting solutions
- Certified and tested to meet the highest industry standards
- Thorough whole-home evaluations
- Comprehensive encapsulation system
- Annual maintenance service plans
Contact Ohio Basement Authority for Crawl Space Waterproofing Today!
Addressing the wet crawl space in your home promptly will prevent moisture problems from escalating. Don’t delay—protect your crawl space, home, and family with reliable solutions. Ohio Basement Authority’s drainage and encapsulation services create a dry, usable space that adds value and improves air quality throughout your home.
For 15 years, homeowners throughout Central and Southern Ohio have trusted us to transform their crawl spaces into healthier environments. Take control of your crawl space moisture for good. Contact Ohio Basement Authority to schedule a free crawl space inspection.
If your crawl space is leaking and has problems with standing water and moisture, you need a proper drainage system. One of our crews can install a special perimeter drainage system in your crawl space that will intercept seeping water. This water needs somewhere to go other than saturating your crawl space, and we also can install a sump pump system to pump this water out of the crawl space. It’s also a good idea to install a dehumidifier to control moisture and humidity. We can assist with all of these aspects, so please give us a call so we can help you create a safer and healthier home!
No, CrawlDrain™ will not affect your home’s foundation, as it is designed to protect and preserve your foundation by managing water effectively. CrawlDrain™ does not require heavy digging or installation equipment, and is easy for professionals to inspect and maintain during annual maintenance inspections. Contact Ohio Basement Authority to learn more about this proprietary product and to schedule a free crawl space inspection.
CrawlDrain™ installation times vary depending on the extent of damage in the crawl space, the crawl space size, and the necessary repairs. Ohio Basement Authority crews work efficiently to install crawl space solutions in one to two days, minimizing disruption to your home. Contact us to learn more and receive a timeline breakdown during a free crawl space inspection.
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