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Everything You Need to Know About Crawl Space Waterproofing and Encapsulation

If you own a home with a crawl space, then you have likely heard of crawl space waterproofing and encapsulation. But what exactly are they? And why should you consider having your crawl space waterproofed and encapsulated? Let’s go over the basics of what these services entail, how they’re installed, and why they are important for homeowners. 

What is Crawl Space Waterproofing? 

Crawl space waterproofing involves sealing and protecting the inside of your crawl space from moisture or water intrusion. Depending on the condition of your crawl space, this could involve installing a vapor barrier, sump pump system, installing drainage systems to divert water away from the area, and repairing cracks in foundation walls. All of these steps help keep moisture out of your crawl space, which can reduce humidity levels in your home, prevent mold growth, and protect structural elements such as joists and support beams from deterioration due to rot. 

Our expert crew gets to work quickly. We’ll jackhammer 18 inches from the wall, dig a trench with just the right slope for our rigid PVC pipe to move water to the sump pump. The pipe is surrounded by washed rock to prevent dirt from the trench infiltrating the system. Our patented Diamond Drainage Board guides water from the wall, across the footing and into the drainage field. The drain tile moves the water to the sump pit where it is pumped out through our Seamless Discharge Pipe that will never crack or leak, even during those icy winter months. And of course we fit only industry-leading sump pumps with unbeatable warranties too – because peace of mind matters!

What is Crawl Space Encapsulation? 

Crawl space encapsulation involves sealing off the entire area with a thick plastic liner. This helps keep dust mites, pollen, critters, and other pests out of the area while also helping to reduce energy costs by preventing cold air from entering through vents or small gaps in the walls. The liner also helps protect structural elements from moisture damage by blocking any potential water leaks or seepage into the area. Additionally, crawl space encapsulation helps improve indoor air quality by keeping mold spores contained within the sealed environment. 

Standard Water uses Diamond Brite Vapor Guard and heavy duty adhesives to ensure an airtight seal. Diamond Brite Vapor Guard is puncture resistant, meets fire codes, and adds light to a formerly dark and dingy crawl space.

Why Should I Consider Crawl Space Waterproofing & Encapsulation? 

Having your crawl space professionally waterproofed and encapsulated can be beneficial for both homeowners and your home’s overall health. Not only does it help protect structural elements from water damage but it also enhances energy efficiency since it acts as an extra layer of insulation around your home’s foundation walls. It also helps improve indoor air quality by reducing humidity levels in the area which can help prevent mold growth. Lastly, it prevents any critters or pests from entering your home through vents or small gaps in the walls which can save you money on repairs down the road (and a lot of headaches!).


Crawl space waterproofing and encapsulation are important services that every homeowner should consider investing in if they have a home with a crawlspace. The benefits include enhanced energy efficiency due to better insulation around foundation walls as well as improved indoor air quality by reducing humidity levels in the area which can help prevent mold growth. Plus it keeps critters and pests out of your home! Investing in these services now will save you time and money down the road so make sure to consider them if you own a house with a crawlspace!

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