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Crawl Space and Foundation Repair...Williston, ND

Monday, October 29th, 2012 by Ben Warren

Challenge

A homeowner in Williston, ND contacted Innovative Basement Authority due to flooding in their crawlspace. Upon inspection, our specialist found several other areas of concern in addition to the flooding. The relative humidity in the crawlspace was above 80%. As a result, issues with mold were observed. Mold can grow in absence of flooding, needing only a relative humidity level above 60% to flourish. Odors at the main floor were also found upon entry to the home, and due to the stack effect, the air being breathed in by the homeowners in the living space above the crawl space were not healthy. The specialist also noticed settlement of the home’s two primary beams in addition to the conditions created by the moisture.

Solution

After a thorough inspection, the specialist sat down with the homeowner to review his findings and develop a plan to assist the homeowners in protecting their investment from the moisture related issues and stabilizing the support structure. To solve the flooding problem, the specialist proposed installing drain tile around the perimeter, as well as a SafeDri Pro system. To combat the humidity, he recommended encapsulating the crawlspace with Innovative’s CrawlSeal material and drainage system. The drainage matting and CrawlSeal encapsulation encapsulation completely separate the home from the damp earth underneath the crawl space, bringing humidity to levels where mold and rot are no longer a concern. The specialist then proposed stabilizing the main beams with two IntelliJacks, will ensure no additional settlement for years and years to come.

The homeowner is very happy with the solution Innovative Basement Authority provided to deal with their crawl space and foundation problems. With our plan implemented, the homeowner can enjoy the property without needless worry of what is going on out-of-sight in the crawl space below. If you are having crawl space or foundation issues, do not hesitate to call Innovative Basement Authority or fill out our contact form today! We will send out one of our Certified Field Inspectors to inspect and propose a solution for your home issues.

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1330 41st St. N
Fargo, ND 58102
320-626-0002


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