Crawl Space Repair & Encapsulation

Crawl space repairs are one of the most overlooked parts of the modern home. They represent spaces that are a must for accessing everything from electrical work to sub-structure plumbing. However, they are also some of the biggest causes of moisture issues.

Crawl Space Repair

Crawl Space Repair

The reason behind this revolves around the way most crawl spaces are constructed. Contractors and local code allow for dirt-covered, open-vented crawl spaces that allow moisture to seep up from the ground. This can cause moisture issues, create a breeding ground for mold, and, ultimately, damage the structure of your home.

If you’re a homeowner that cares for your property in Raleigh, Sandhill’s, Southern Pines, Fayetteville, or surrounding nearby areas, then you will want to ensure that your crawl spaces are both in proper repair and able to seal water out from your structure.

Let’s explore the topic of crawl space repair and encapsulation more to help you understand why this service is a vital one to control moisture in your home.

Why are Crawl Spaces Vulnerable to Water?

Most people assume that crawl spaces have little to do with moisture. The problem is that moisture seldom stays confined to the ground. Crawl spaces that are not waterproofed allowed for water to flow beneath the home. As water pools beneath a home, it collects in open areas like these crawl spaces. Puddles form, which in turn allows for more water to collect. The water can sit there for days, months, and even years until it finds somewhere else to go.

As the temperature rises, moisture forms. This allows for water to rise up into the walls of a home, which in turn gives a perfect place for mold to spawn and for other damages to occur to the structure of a home. If this problem is left unchecked, it will inevitably result in costly repairs.

Why Opt for Encapsulation and Repair?

  1. It’s cost-effective
  2. Doesn’t require extensive repairs
  3. It lasts
  4. Prevents further, more costly damage to your home
  5. Can make your home significantly more comfortable

How Does Crawl Space Encapsulation and Repair Stop Water?

Things like dirt floors, ground-level doors, and windows that are not properly sealed, failed foundation waterproofing, or even a small crack in a home’s foundation, allow for water intrusion into crawl spaces. Even if they are structured in such a way that water should flow out of them, any openings will allow humid air to bring water into your home.

Home crawl spaces that may have been designed to resist water may eventually develop flaws like cracks. These allow for water, though typically in smaller amounts, to enter the home. As time progresses, these cracks will widen as erosion occurs, which in turn means that the problem will inevitably worsen.


Drainage & Waterproofing Solutions, LLC aims to fix any problems that may exist in your crawl space’s structures. This can include blocking small holes, sealing cracks, and so on. The goal of this service is to ensure that water has a few places to enter as possible.

Rather than just patching your existing foundation, crawl space encapsulation takes this repair to a new level. We encapsulate the crawl space with a special material that acts as a barrier to the outside. This keeps moisture out while ensuring that your home stays dry.

The best part about encapsulation is that it tends to be more durable than concrete and other materials used to construct crawl spaces, especially when it comes to protecting against water infiltration. This is because we use materials designed to resist erosion, corrosion and other water-based damage that inevitably leads to moisture-ridden crawl spaces.

Is This the Only Way to Protect Against Water in Your Home?

Crawl space encapsulation and repair represent just two ways to protect your home from the dangers of water infiltration. Other methods, such as water diversion away from your foundation and basement moisture control, exist to keep your home safe.

As experts in all things waterproofing and drainage, we provide our services to the residents in and around the Raleigh and Sandhill areas. Our services are designed to comprehensively and reliably reduce the risk of water infiltration to your home in a way that lasts.

Lastly, to learn more about what we can do to protect your home from water, contact Drainage & Waterproofing Solutions, LLC by calling (919) 508-7503We offer free estimates designed to help you make an informed decision on how to best protect your property from water damage.