Who wouldn’t like to have more storage space in their home? No matter how big your home is, there is always room for more.
However, not everyone has the option to simply expand the square footage of their home and we don’t blame you. Luckily, you don’t need to expand with an addition to your home in order to get that extra square footage. The space is already there, you just need to take a closer look.
Creating a Usable Crawlspace
Decluttering your home and moving unneeded items to a safe, dry crawlspace, is a perfect way to increase open living space.
Crawlspaces are often considered completely dysfunctional spaces in the home. When left unkept, they are often damp and dirty places filled with mold, mildew, rodents, insects and other pests.
However, with multiple different options ranging from crawlspace encapsulation to crawlspace conversion, you can turn this damp, dirty space into something useful.
Inspecting the Crawlspace
Don’t make the mistake of jumping into crawlspace waterproofing before you have the space inspected. This will help you gain a much better understanding of the available space and what must or can be done with it. It will reveal both obvious issues such as mold infestations as well as hidden issues such as foundation damage that must be addressed before waterproofing can begin.
Contain Moisture Sources
The next step is to identify any sources of moisture and contain them. Some common sources of water in your crawlspace include clogged gutters, high or false water tables, leaking pipes and HVAC units not properly ventilated into the crawlspace. If the points of moisture entry are not identified prior encapsulation, it can leak to more complications down the line.
Encapsulating the Space
The process involves the installation of a waterproof barrier on the crawlspace walls and floor. This encloses the space completely from the surrounding environment and it will remain clean and dry as a result.
Additionally, we offer complete crawlspace conversions that turn this old space into a basement with living space, rather than just storage. Crawlspace encapsulation is a very reliable and much more affordable option if an entire dig-out is not for you.
Making Use of the Crawlspace
Once the waterproofing and encapsulation have been completed, the space offers a perfect way to declutter and organize your home.
Many people use their crawlspace as additional storage space. They store items that they don’t use often in the space and can ensure that it is out of sight but safe from mold, moisture, rodents, insects and more.
If you are considering a crawlspace renovation of any sort, please to do not attempt to fix it yourself. Basement Solutions has the professional experience needed to do it the right way.
Give us a call today at 610-495-9111 for a FREE INSPECTION. For more detailed information on services, please visit www.basements911.com today.