Crawl Space Blogs and Articles

Crawl Space Encapsulation Waterproofing

By Michael Church | June 10, 2020

If your crawl space is wet and flooding, installing a crawl space waterproofing system is essential. The focus being on the word “system.” Most crawl space encapsulation contractors are under the impression that waterproofing a crawl space is installing a french drain only or a sump pump and french drain. There is actually way more…

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Crawl Space Encapsulation French Drain

By Michael Church | June 6, 2020

Crawl space french drains are optional in many encapsulation projects. Do you need a waterproofing drain in your crawl space? What about a sump pump? These are the questions many homeowners ask when faced with the expense of dealing with standing water in the crawl space. Remember, a crawl space in need of waterproofing has…

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Crawl Space Encapsulation Sump Pump

By Michael Church | June 3, 2020

Crawl space encapsulation is difficult work and many don’t want to spend the time or money to install a sump pump. Homeowners that have dry crawl spaces are certainly not convinced a sump pump is necessary or even a dehumidifier. Do I need a Sump Pump in a Dry Crawl Space I am empathetic with…

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Crawl Space Encapsulation Vent Fan

By Michael Church | May 30, 2020

Are you asking if a vent fan is needed when encapsulating your crawl space? In this article we explain what we recommend per EPA guidelines when it comes to crawl space ventilation. Foundation Vent Fan The foundation vent fan is a concept pretty unique when it comes to building practices. Similar to attic ventilation, it…

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Crawl Space Encapsulation Dehumidifier

By Michael Church | May 27, 2020

Are you considering an encapsulation dehumidifier for your crawl space repair project? Perhaps you were told a dehumidifier is not needed for your crawl space. Maybe the crawl space inspector that came to your home said their dehumidifier will kill mold. If all of this seems confusing, please read this article. Dehumidifier Purpose Keep in…

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Crawl Space Encapsulation Vapor Barrier

By Michael Church | May 23, 2020

Encapsulation vapor barrier is typically not available at major retail stores. Most of the vapor barrier plastics found at Wal-Mart, Amazon and Home Depot are 6-mil or less. Using a cheaper thinner vapor barrier for crawl space encapsulation has some challenges that we will discuss in this article. Encapsulation Vapor Barrier Thickness Painters plastic is…

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Crawl Space Encapsulation Seam Tape

By Michael Church | May 20, 2020

Seam tape, is it necessary to use it to encapsulate your crawl space? What purpose does it serve? Why do so many contractors not install it or install the wrong type or incorrectly? Does code require you to use seam tape in the crawl space? Can’t you just use duct tape? These are some of…

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NDS Certified Drainage Contractor

By Michael Church | May 16, 2020

We are proud to announce we are NDS Certified Drainage Contractors. Crawl Space Ninja is a leader in basement waterproofing and crawl space encapsulation and now we are taking that knowledge to address yard drainage. Diagnose Your Yard Drainage Problem Being a Certified NDS Drainage Contractor arms us with the knowledge to assess and diagnose…

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