Basement Waterproofing Case Studies: Insulation and encapsulation of a crawl space in Saint-Lin-Laurentides

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 by Pamela Sabella

Challenge

This mobile home is based on foundation walls that form a crawl space. Not insulated, this crawl space that was made of clay brought in water, water vapor, moisture vapor and cold. Moisture is a problem that affects wood beams and many other building materials. Sometimes we come across customers who think that the source of the problem comes from the foundations, but in reality, it is only an isolation problem that affects the foundations. It is important to always thoroughly analyze the environment to find the true source of the problem and adjust it properly because no one wants to do the work twice. When this client from Saint-Lin-Laurentides contacted us initially, she thought she had a problem with the skirt of the mobile home. So we sent one of our specialists to inspect the area.

Solution

Once the inspection was completed, our specialist recommended insulating and encapsulating the crawl space with vapor barrier products. Encapsulation is essential to solve a problem of crawl space in the ground. CleanSpace solution prevents water vapor from getting out of the ground and into the house, prevents water vapor from flowing through the walls of the crawlspace or flowing through these walls, does not get damaged when crawling over , is ultra-resistant so that it lasts as long as the house, and finally, this solution is affordable and gives new value to your home. SilverGlo insulation saves as much energy as possible because SilverGlo foam contains small graphite particles that reflect heat and lower the conductivity of the material, giving it an increased R-value per square inch. In addition, the aluminum film also reflects the heat to help you reduce the energy consumption of your home.

Project Summary

Problem: Crawl space in clay

Solution: Isolation & Encapsulation

City: Saint-Lin-Laurentides

Product installed: CleanSpace, SilverGlo

Specialist: Jonathan Dubois

Foreman: Cédrick Masse-Fontaine

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