Create a moisture-free, conditioned crawlspace under your home.

Crawlspace encapsulation is the first step in making a healthier, moisture-free crawlspace. 

If your crawlspace has a concrete or dirt floor and the area is routinely damp or has musty smells, call the professionals at BDry to see how our encapsulation system can keep your crawlspace dry and more healthy.

Having dealt with wet and damp crawlspace and basement since 1958, BDry is the right specialist to call about your crawlspace concerns.  And our encapsulation system has been solving crawlspace issues since the turn of the 2000s.

Since 1958, we have been helping homeowners encapsulate their crawlspaces and protect the area from moisture and groundwater intrusion. Installation of our vapor barrier can vary as they are tailored to address specific problems occurring in your crawlspace.

After a thorough inspection of the area, our expert certified system designers will determine the right solution for your home. 

 

We’re in the Solution Business

At BDry we are in the solution business. We don’t have dozens of patents and aren’t trying to sell all sorts of products. We are here to solve your crawlspace problems.

Regardless of the specific solution required, all of the materials we may use when encapsulating a crawlspace, including vapor barriers, encapsulation materials, sump pumps, and drainage channels, are high-quality, durable, and manufactured by well-established companies.

For decades, homeowners throughout multiple cities in the nation have reaped the benefits of crawlspace encapsulation from BDry, which include:

  • Reduced water damage.
  • A dry area that can be used for storage.
  • Added value to your home.
  • Peace-of-mind knowing your system is backed by one of the industry’s strongest warranties.

To learn more about crawlspace encapsulation from BDry, and to schedule your complimentary consultation, contact us today.

 

The Encapsulation Process

The crawl space encapsulation process includes covering the dirt or concrete floor and walls with a heavy-duty, impervious vapor barrier. The installation of crawlspace encapsulation can usually be completed in one day for many homes. While providing you with a free quote we can determine if a crawlspace encapsulation is the proper solution for your groundwater intrusion problems.

Vapor barrier is laid over the entire floor of the crawlspace. Foundation walls are insulated, crawlspace vents covered, and encapsulation tarp is spread out over floor and attached to foundation walls.

 

Floor & Walls Encapsulation

To encapsulate a crawlspace, a vapor barrier is laid over the entire floor of the crawlspace. Foundation walls are covered, crawlspace vents covered, and encapsulation vapor barrier is spread out over your floor and attached to foundation walls.

 

Ground Barrier Covering

Vapor barrier is laid over the entire floor of the crawlspace. If flooding or standing water is involved, we would first put our waterproofing system in place beneath the crawlspace liner.

 

Crawlspace Waterproofing Materials Used by BDry

BDry uses only the highest quality, American made foundation repair materials that meet the latest ICC specifications. BDry only uses materials from well-established companies known for their quality products.

Crawlspace encapsulation is the first step in waterproofing a crawlspace. If your crawlspace has a dirt floor and the area is routinely damp or occasionally floods, call the professionals at BDry to see how our waterproofing and encapsulation service can keep your crawlspace dry.

At BDry, one of our many specialties is crawlspace encapsulation. Since 1958, we have been using a waterproofing system to help homeowners encapsulate their crawlspaces and protect the area from the most common forms of ground water intrusion. Installations do vary and are tailored to address specific problems occurring in the crawlspace. After a thorough inspection of the area, our expert technicians will determine whether encapsulating the area is even necessary, and, if so, determine if the floor only, floor and walls, and floor to ceiling encapsulation is the optimal solution to address the issues. Regardless of the specific solution required, all of the materials we may use when encapsulating a crawlspace, including vapor barriers, encapsulation materials, sump pumps, and drain tile, are high-quality, durable, and manufactured by well-established companies.

For decades, homeowners throughout multiple cities in the nation have reaped the benefits of crawlspace encapsulation from BDry, which include:

  • Reduced water damage
  • Create a drier area that can be used for storage.
  • Add extra value to your home and provide peace of mind knowing you are back by one of the industry’s strongest warranties.

To learn more about crawlspace encapsulation from BDry, and to schedule your complimentary onsite consultation, contact your nearest BDry location today.

 

FAQs

 

Is Encapsulation Enough?

While encapsulation is an important part of creating a healthy crawl space, encapsulation alone is not enough on three fronts.

First, the crawl space must be free from water leakage. Whether you have a leaky crawl space or a potentially leaky crawl space, you must address this problem before encapsulating. Water leaking onto the plastic barrier would create a multitude of other problems, so waterproofing must indeed be done first.

Secondly, encapsulation involves not only covering the dirt floor, but covering the foundation walls to grade, including sealing seams and protrusions; it is far superior to a loosely placed, unsealed, thinner vapor barrier.

Thirdly, once the water problem is eliminated and the elements are sealed out, both from the soil beneath and the air from the outside, keeping the air clean and dry is essential for creating a healthier environment.

For more information about encapsulation and creating a healthier home contact your local BDry.

 

Is a Sump Pump Necessary in a Crawlspace?

Assuming there is standing water, and no other means of discharging water (such as a pipe that allows water to flow out by gravity aka a gravity drain), a sump pump is necessary in a crawl space. Sump pumps should be installed in conjunction with an interior drainage system in order to drain the entire area. A BDry expert will be able to help you choose the ideal location for your sump pump. 

Primary pumps typically used in crawl spaces are of various power – 1/3 HP, 1/2 HP or 3/4 HP pumps are used depending on the situation. The larger pumps are used in crawl spaces with greater leakage problems and can pump up to about 5,000 gallons per hour. For better protection and peace-of-mind, installs a battery back-up pump that can operate when there are power outages or when the primary pump fails.

Pumps should be installed in well designed, perforated sump wells, with around a 25- or 30-gallon capacity. Smaller basins, such as a 5-gallon bucket can cause your pump problems, having it cycle on too often.

Also, the discharge pipe from the pump needs to go several feet away from the foundation so water that is pumped out will not make its way back into the crawl space.

To ensure that you have protection from water intrusion and adequate pumping capacities, contact your local BDry® contractor.