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Crawlspace Waterproofing: Protect Your Home from Moisture and Mold

Crawlspace Waterproofing2024-03-20T01:42:44-04:00

Crawlspace waterproofing is important to keeping your home healthy and free from moisture and mold. If your property is not sealed and maintained properly, the crawlspace, which is the region beneath your house, can be a primary source of these harmful materials.

At Freedom Crawlspace Services, we offer expert waterproofing services to keep your crawlspace free from moisture-related issues. We use the latest technology and equipment, such as airtight doors and windows, vapor barriers, sump pumps, continuous dehumidifiers, and more, to provide your property with the most effective waterproofing solutions.

We also employ drainage systems to effectively remove any standing water and keep your home safe from floods or other issues. Plus, we provide dehumidification services to maintain the right humidity level in your home and, as a result, reduces the likelihood of mold growth.

At Freedom Crawlspace Services, we understand that the health and safety of your family are paramount. We are committed to providing you with a safe and healthy home environment and will work with you until you are completely satisfied with our services. Contact us today for more information on crawlspace waterproofing or dehumidification services. With our help, you can keep your home protected and healthy!

Finally, Freedom Crawlspace Services is fully insured and certified for all our services, so you can rest assured that the job will be done safely and correctly. We have a long history of satisfied customers who are pleased with our results – contact us today to find out how we can help you protect your property from moisture-related issues.

Don’t hesitate to contact us today and start protecting your home!

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Crawlspace Sealing Methods

Crawlspace sealing refers to closing any openings or gaps in the crawlspace to prevent moisture, pests, and outside air from entering. This helps maintain a controlled environment and to avoid moisture buildup, mold growth, and energy loss.

Here are some common methods used for crawlspace sealing:

  • Crawlspace Encapsulation
  • Sealing Crawlspace Vents
  • Sealing Foundation Cracks and Gaps
  • Insulating Rim Joists
  • Sealing Plumbing and Electrical Penetrations
  • Installing a Crawlspace Door

It is important to note that crawlspace sealing methods may vary depending on your crawlspace’s specific needs and conditions. It is recommended to consult with professionals experienced in crawlspace sealing or insulation to assess your crawlspace, identify any areas of concern, and determine the most appropriate sealing methods for your specific situation.


The materials used for crawlspace sealing will depend on the specific needs of your crawlspace and should be chosen accordingly. Common materials used include:

  • Vapor barriers – to prevent moisture from entering the crawlspace
  • Insulation – such as rigid foam boards or spray foam insulation
  • Caulk and sealants – for filling cracks and gaps in the foundation
  • Weather-stripping – for sealing around any doors or access points
  • Dehumidifiers – to reduce humidity levels in the crawlspace and prevent moisture buildup.


It is essential to select high-quality materials that have been meticulously developed for usage in crawlspaces, as standard construction materials might not be appropriate for this purpose. It is also essential that you seek the advice of knowledgeable professionals when determining which materials are ideal for the project you are working on.

For further information, please get in touch with Freedom Crawlspace Services.

How to Waterproof Your Crawlspace

Waterproofing your crawlspace is crucial for preventing moisture problems, mold growth, and structural damage. Here are the steps to waterproof your crawlspace:

  • Inspect for Existing Issues: Before starting the waterproofing process, thoroughly inspect your crawlspace for any existing issues. Look for signs of water intrusion, leaks, mold growth, or damaged insulation. Address these issues before proceeding with waterproofing.
  • Install a Vapor Barrier: A vapor barrier is crucial to crawlspace waterproofing. It prevents moisture from the ground from evaporating and entering the crawlspace.

To install a vapor barrier, follow these steps:

  1. Clean the crawlspace floor: Remove any debris, rocks, or sharp objects from the crawlspace floor.
  2. Level the ground: Ensure the environment is level by filling low spots or leveling uneven areas.
  3. Lay the vapor barrier: Roll out a thick plastic or synthetic vapor barrier over the entire crawlspace floor. Ensure it covers the whole area, extending the walls by at least 6 inches.
  4. Seal the seams: Overlap the edges of the vapor barrier sheets by several inches and seal them using waterproof tape or adhesive. This creates a continuous barrier.
  5. Seal around pipes and columns: Cut holes in the vapor barrier to accommodate lines, columns, or other obstructions. Seal these openings tightly using appropriate materials, such as caulk or waterproof tape.
  • Address Foundation Cracks: Inspect the foundation walls for cracks or gaps that may allow water to seep into the crawlspace. Fill these cracks with a suitable sealant, such as epoxy or polyurethane caulk, to prevent water intrusion.
  • Ensure Proper Drainage: Adequate drainage is essential to keep water away from your crawlspace. Ensure that the ground around your home slopes away from the foundation, directing water away. Additionally, consider installing gutters and downspouts to channel rainwater away from the foundation.
  • Install a Sump Pump: A sump pump can be beneficial in areas with high water tables or frequent flooding. A sump pump collects water from the crawlspace and pumps it out, preventing it from accumulating and causing damage.
  • Improve Ventilation: Proper ventilation helps control humidity levels in the crawlspace. Ensure that crawlspace vents are clear and unobstructed to allow for adequate airflow. If necessary, install fans or dehumidifiers to help maintain optimal moisture levels.
  • Maintain Your Waterproofing: Regularly inspect your crawlspace for any signs of water intrusion or damage to the vapor barrier. Clean gutters and downspouts regularly to prevent clogs and ensure proper water drainage. Address any issues promptly to maintain the effectiveness of your crawlspace waterproofing.

Keep in mind that your crawlspace’s individual waterproofing requirements may differ depending on variables including climate, soil conditions, and the severity of water concerns. Freedom Crawlspace Services has experts in crawlspace waterproofing that can give you expert advice based on your specific needs.

Crawlspace Waterproofing Pricing

The cost of crawlspace waterproofing is determined by factors such as the type of material used, the size of the space, and the extent of the work required. Generally speaking, hiring a professional for larger jobs is more cost-effective than attempting DIY waterproofing.

In addition, make sure to factor in ongoing maintenance costs when budgeting for your project. Regular inspections and maintenance can ensure your crawlspace stays dry and preserves the value of your home.

Consider investing in a warranty when possible, as this can provide peace of mind if any issues arise. Professional waterproofing services often offer warranties on their products and labor, so be sure to ask about them before making any decisions.

We are proud to provide reliable and affordable crawlspace waterproofing services at Freedom Crawlspace Services. Contact us today for a free estimate and to learn more about our comprehensive range of services!

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