Case Studies

Crawl Space Repair Case Studies: CleanSpace Encapsulation, Cave Springs, AR

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 by John Cossey


This homeowner in Cave Springs, AR had a dirt and gravel floor in their crawl space, with old insulation falling from above. While the homeowners kept their crawl space in good condition, the crawl space was not renovated to keep out moisture. One of the most common problems in crawl spaces is moisture control, which if not taken care of, can produce mold. The crawl space vents can only do so much in regards to moisture control. This homeowner wants to prevent moisture from accumulating in the future, and have a solution that keeps the crawl space dry. The challenge lies with calculating the perfect solution that is also permanent for this homeowner.


The best solution for preventative moisture control was our CleanSpace encapsulation system, the SaniDry dehumidification system, and the TripleSafe sump pump system. These three solutions put together will ensure the crawl space remains dry, controlling the moisture that seeps in the crawl space.

Installation begins with installing air-tight vents and air-sealing any openings into the crawlspace. We installed our TripleSafe sump pump system, which drains any water entering the crawl space into a sump pump consisting of two pumps, where the second pump operates in the case the first one is overloaded or fails, and a battery-backup pump that operates in the case of a power outage. This way, homeowners can have a piece of mind of keeping their crawlspace as dry as possible, even during a thunderstorm, if they are not at home. 

The next step was to install the encapsulation system, consisting of a vapor barrier that prevents moisture from accumulating through the block walls and floor. Underneath the barrier lies a drainage matting that guides any water coming behind the barrier to the sump pump.

To further protect this homeowner's crawl space, the SaniDry dehumidification system was installed. Any excessive moisture or humidity in this crawl space will be removed, ensuring the area will remain clean and dry. The SaniDry can be set to the proper humidity level, so the homeowner can be comfortable knowing the humidity level will not exceed what is set. By keeping moisture and humidity levels low, pests and mold cannot thrive.

These three solutions will control mold, dust mites, and mildew damage.

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