Crawl Space Repair Case Studies: Encapsulation of a crawl space on the Plateau Mont-Royal in Montreal!

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 by Julien Fiset-Ricci

Challenge

Moisture can sometimes be a subtle problem and a difficult thing to detect; it attacks the structure of the house and causes mold in different places. In this case, however, after having lived for only one year at their new home, the homeowners noticed several signs of moisture in the house.

Odors, discomfort in the house and very cold floors are all reasons why the owners have taken the decision to start to research on how to solve the problem once and for all.

After having researched on the internet and having asked a few moisture and mold professionals, the owners realized that the problem came from their crawlspace. Not being encapsulated, the crawl space had sudden changes in temperature; during cold and wet weather, air from outside the house comes into contact with the hot air in there, creating condensation and raising the relative humidity, which can then generate mold and bad odors in the house.

Moreover, this phenomenon also causes the problem of cold floors in a residence.

In other words, in summer, warm air from the outside comes into contact with conditioned cold air in the house and during winter, cold air comes into contact with the heated air in the house. In both cases, a condensation effect results.

 

Solution

Understanding the importance of crawlspace encapsulation, the homeowner decided to get a free inspection with a Systèmes Sous-Sol Québec specialist to solve his problems.

After meeting with the expert Peter Romaniuk, the owner took the decision to go ahead with the work. A few days later, the foreman Jimmy Vulcan and his team came to the residence of Plateau Mont-Royal in order to install a CleanSpace membrane, some supporting pillars, a Sanidry dehumidifier and a SmartDrain drain system.

Now, the residents of this house no longer have to suffer from the problems of odors and cold floors. If you have such problems, you should contact us for a free inspection of your crawl space.

Project Summary

Specialist: Peter Romaniuk

Products installed: CleanSpace Liner, Wrap Piers, CleanSpace Drainage Matting, SmartDrain, SmartJack, SaniDry Filter

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