Crawl Space Services

Crawl Space Encapsulation & Waterproofing Services in Indiana & Michigan

Our climate in northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan is known for high humidity in the air and high moisture in the soil. Michigan has an annual precipitation of 30 to 38 inches, with the wettest part in the southwest, near Niles, Michigan. Indiana has an annual precipitation of about 37 to 45 inches. Cold air passing over the warmer lake creates heavy precipitation in the fall and winter. 

Unfortunately, water can seep from the ground into your crawlspace, creating a moist environment ripe for mold, mildew, and wood rot.  That’s why it’s highly recommended that you get your crawl space fully encapsulated and waterproofed to prevent water from damaging your home. Call Home Comfort Experts for high-quality crawl space encapsulation services in Mishawaka (South Bend), Fort Wayne, Valparaiso, Indiana, and Niles, Michigan.

Why Get Your Crawl Space Waterproofed?

Crawl space fully encapsulated with thermoregulatory blankets and dimple board. Radon mitigation system pipes visible. Basement location for energy saving home improvement concept.

Did you know that as much as 50 percent of the air you breathe comes from your crawl space or basement? Air is drawn into your HVAC system and funneled back up into the house. If that air is full of mold and mildew, it spreads throughout the house and can cause health problems when the spores are inhaled.  Crawl space encapsulation is a barrier that stops moisture and pests from entering your crawl space.  Here are some of the benefits of crawl space encapsulation:

  • Improved Indoor Air Quality: When the humidity levels in your home rise, they become a breeding ground for mold, mildew, and dust mites. Mold needs around 55 to 60 percent humidity to thrive, which means that a damp crawl space is the perfect place for mold. 
  • Increased Insulation: During the encapsulation process, foam boards can be installed to increase insulation levels and improve your energy efficiency. Read more about the benefits of crawl space insulation here.
  • Reduced Energy Costs: Reducing humidity levels and increasing insulation naturally result in greater energy efficiency and reduced energy costs. 
  • Reduced Radon Gas: Our crawl space encapsulation also reduces radon gas levels by sealing the crawlspace and controlling the environment. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that moves up through the ground into your home. One in three homes in Indiana suffer from radon levels greater than 4.0.

Our Crawl Space Services

Home Comfort Experts provides comprehensive crawl space services to minimize moisture and protect your home from rot, pests, and other structural threats.  Our crawl space services include:

  • Crawl Space Insulation Installation: We’ll install new insulation to increase your home’s energy efficiency. 
  • Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Installation: A vapor barrier, also known as crawl space encapsulation, will keep out pests and moisture and protect your crawl space from humidity, mold, mildew, and rot. 
  • Crawl Space Waterproofing: Waterproofing a crawl space is a little more involved than installing a vapor barrier. Drainage systems, insulation, sump pumps, backup pumps, vent sealing, and crack sealing all contribute to ensuring a crawl space is fully waterproof. 
  • Crawl Space Interior Drain System: Your sump pump will only work as well as the drainage system allows. It’s important to direct water to the sump pump so it can pump water out of your crawl space. We’ll ensure your crawl space properly drains and pumps out water. 
  • Crawl Space Sump Pump: We can install, test, repair, or replace your crawl space sump pump. We’ll ensure it works and properly drains, and we can even install a backup pump and backup sump pump battery so that you know your crawl space is 100 percent safe. 
  • Crawl Space Dehumidification: If crawl space encapsulation isn’t enough to lower the humidity in your crawl space, we can install a crawl space dehumidifier
  • Crawl Space Ventilation: Excess moisture needs to go somewhere. Sometimes, the best solution is to create safe, controlled ventilation to air out the crawl space and circulate the air. Our crawl space ventilation allows air to flow through the crawl space and naturally circulate to keep the environment fresh.

Schedule an appointment with Home Comfort Experts today for expert crawl space encapsulation and waterproofing services in Mishawaka (South Bend), Fort Wayne, Valparaiso, Indiana, and Niles, Michigan!

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