Elizabeth contacted us about having water intrusion in her crawl space.
Basement & Radon Solutions, BRS Pros started by installing our Hydra-Channel dewatering system. A clean trench was dug along the full interior perimeter of the crawl space foundation. The Hydra-Channel engineered fusion welded high strength polyethylene water system will remove storm water up to 70% faster than a pipe and stone system, allowing water to flow freely to the in-ground sealed Sump Pump/basin. We installed one GrateSump basin with removable (flush with floor) lid covered with stone in right rear corner of the crawl space (as looking at the front door) and a second pump in left rear corner of the crawl space. The system includes 1/3 HP cast iron primary pump with dual float cage that protects debris from float. Included is a deluxe controller that monitors the pump and power conditions. It will sound an alarm if problems are detected or a high water warning for the sump. Additionally, it activates the pump weekly to exercise and extend the pumps life. After that we added our vapor barrier. Our Premium (walk on, store on) 15-mil white 100% woven reinforced ground liner. The liner was nailed/sealed approximately 6 to 12″ above the ground to the foundation wall. The 15-mil woven ground liner will control moisture vapor and dampness from the ground. Our woven ground and wall liners are antibacterial, meaning mold and other organic growth will not grow to our liner. On top of the liner we installed an Aprilaire 1850. The Model 1850 removes up to 95 pints (11 7/8 gallons) of moisture per day! Proudly made in USA And comes with a five year manufacturer’s warranty. Lastly, we installed a Hygrometer. A remote temperature and relative humidity meter stand alone unit with one remote sensor. The wireless remote sensor was mounted in the crawl space to give Elizabeth an accurate reading of relative humidity. This product will help monitor the effective humidity of the dehumidifier in the crawl space. It was a pleasure helping Elizabeth make her home happy, healthy, and safe!”