Because crawl spaces are often unsealed from the earth, excess humidity and moisture is a problem and wood begins to rot, get moldy and becomes weak.
The weakened girders and floor joists are unable to support the weight above. Our client tried to fix this problem by himself as you can see in this picture but he failed to do so and needed the intervention of our company.
As you can see in this picture, our client has been using fiberglass insulation in his floor joists but this product is not good enough to encapsulate the area and remove the existing humidity.
As you can see in this picture, our client tried to fix this problem by having an additional shimming but this method is useless and he needed to encapsulate his crawl space properly.
The supporting pillars of Basement Systems Québec are very resistant and are installed under the joists, in order to support them.
The technicians at Basement Systems Quebec have installed the CleanSpace membrane in the customer's crawl space. This membrane is composed of 7 layers of high density polyethylene.
Our team has installed a SmartSump in our client’s house in Gatineau. This sump pump comes equipped with a cast-iron Zoeller® primary pump with the option of adding an UltraSump® Battery Backup Sump Pump
Mrs. Pichette from Gatineau noticed that her floor was sagging. After many failed attempts to fix this problem, she has realized that the only way was to encapsulate her entire crawl space.
Following her call, our crawl space specialist advised her to install a CleanSpace membrane to keep the moisture from entering the area. In addition, our specialist recommended installing the support pillars which is the best system to lift above floors and walls back to their original position.