John contacted us here at Basement & Radon Solutions, BRS Pros due to having water in his crawl space.
Basement & Radon Solutions, BRS Pros, helped John with his crawl space issues. Here is how it went. . . Hydra-Channel – A clean trench was dug along the full interior perimeter of the crawl space foundation. The Hydra-Channel was installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions adjacent to the footing. 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. The Hydra-Channel system carries a five year transferable warranty to prevent water on top of the ground liner. Pro-Series S2033 Single Pump Kits – Installed two GrateSump basins with removable (flush with floor) lids covered with stone. The system includes a 1/3 HP cast iron primary pump with a dual float cage that protects debris from the float. Included is a deluxe controller that monitors the pump and power conditions and will sound an alarm if problems are detected or a high water warning in the sump. Additionally, it activates the pump weekly to exercise and extend the pumps life. Foundation Vents – Foundation vents were completely sealed with poly-foam insulation from the interior of the crawl space preventing exterior air and moisture into the crawl space. Vent Covers Exterior – Plastic exterior recessed vent covers were secured and sealed to the exterior masonry wall over the three existing foundation vents on left side of home to seal below-grade vent openings. Color is black. Cover will not rust. Radon Ready – A 4″ suction pipe installed in the ground. In the event the home is tested for radon in the future and found to be elevated, this component will be used with the additional exterior radon system to correct radon levels. Thermal Shield – A metal foil faced reflective wall liner with a plastic moisture barrier. The wall liner was mechanically fastened/sealed to within 6″ of the top of the crawl space foundation wall. Thermal Shield is 90 mil thick, Class A Fire Rated with a near zero perm rate. Thermal Shield reflects the natural occurring heat generated in the crawlspace away from the foundation walls to provide a much warmer space. 15 Mil Ground Liner – Installed our Premium (walk on, store on) 15-mil white 100% woven reinforced liner. The liner was mechanically fastened with nails designed for foundation walls to provide a permanent fastening system. (Caulking or taping liner to foundation walls is a temporary system and will become a maintenance issue.) The premium ground liner was nailed/sealed approximately 6″ to 12″ above the earth in the crawl space to the foundation wall. 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 the liner. Foundation Piers – Foundation piers were wrapped/sealed 2′ above the earth in the crawl space with our 15 mil white reinforced liner to prevent ground moisture entrainment into the crawl space. Aprilaire E100 Dehumidifier – Aprilaire has been the industry leader in residential humidification control since 1954. The Aprilaire Model E100 “Energy Star” rated dehumidifier delivers 23% annual energy savings above conventional products, a high-capacity solution designed for humidity control in crawl spaces and basements. The Model E100 potentially can remove up to 95 pints of moisture per day! Proudly made in the USA. Five year manufacturer’s parts warranty when installed by BRS Pros, an authorized installer for AprilAire. It was a pleasure helping John make his home happy, healthy, & safe!