Crawl Space Waterproofing

If you have a crawlspace that resides below your business office, you probably rarely think about it. Most people have the “out of sight, out of mind” mentality. You are more focused on running your business and not about the crawlspace below. The reality is that if crawlspaces are not properly taken care of, numerous problems can arise around your foundation.

Common Crawlspace Problems

Inadequate Structural Support

If the beams or columns set in place are not properly positioned, the floors above can begin to sink. Inadequate structure columns can lead to uneven floors across your building. You may also begin to see cracks along the walls, and doors or windows that do not close properly.

Deteriorating Wood

Deteriorating floor joists can cause the floors above to start sagging. Wood that is exposed to high amounts of moisture, condensation, humidity, or flooding can begin to rot and increase the risk of structural failure.

Problems with Moisture

High amounts of moisture can lead to the growth of mold, mildew, and other health and environmental hazards. If the area is not properly monitored, moisture is released into the area, making it easier for mold to release toxins into your business. Moisture can also be absorbed into the ceiling of the crawlspace and up into the floors of your foundation. This can produce musty odors and poor air quality throughout your business.

Protect your Crawl Space with Hydra-Liner Encapsulation

Hydra-Liner is a thick, 20-mil material, similar to that used in lined swimming pools. It consists of several layers: high density polyethylene, low density polyethylene, and two layers of polyester cord. Hydra-Liner is tough and puncture resistant. You can crawl on it, service technicians can crawl on it, and you can store any item on it, transforming your former unusable crawlspace into a clean, dry, and ample storage space for your business. The liner's bright white finish actually brightens a crawlspace with limited light, creating a friendlier storage environment.

Call Atlas Restoration of Chicagoland today at 847-415-9600 to receive your free consultation.