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Parks’ Waterproofing is a leading provider of waterproofing services in North Carolina, dedicated to ensuring the structural integrity and longevity of buildings in the region. We offer crawlspace encapsulation and vapor barrier installation services for protecting properties from moisture-related issues. Here are some situations when it is advisable to consider installing crawlspace encapsulation and vapor barriers:

  • Moisture Issues: If you notice persistent dampness, standing water, or excessive humidity in your crawlspace, it’s a sign that moisture control is needed. Installing a vapor barrier and encapsulating the crawlspace can help prevent further moisture intrusion.
  • Mold or Fungal Growth: If you find mold or fungal growth in your crawlspace, it indicates a moisture problem that needs to be addressed. Encapsulation and vapor barriers can create a drier environment that discourages mold growth.
  • Wood Rot or Decay: Visible signs of wood rot or decay in the crawlspace are a clear indication of excessive moisture. Encapsulation and vapor barriers can help mitigate moisture levels and protect the structural integrity of the wooden components.
  • Unpleasant Odors: Musty, moldy, or damp odors originating from the crawlspace can indicate excess moisture. Encapsulation and vapor barriers can help eliminate these odors and improve indoor air quality.
  • High Humidity in Living Spaces: If you notice consistently high indoor humidity levels, especially in the lower levels of your home, it could be a result of excess moisture coming from the crawlspace. Encapsulation and vapor barriers can help regulate humidity levels.
  • Energy Efficiency Concerns: Excessive moisture in the crawlspace can lead to increased energy consumption, as heating and cooling systems may have to work harder to compensate for the dampness. Encapsulation and vapor barriers can improve energy efficiency.
  • Pest Infestations: Crawlspace dampness can attract pests like termites and wood-boring insects, which thrive in such environments. Encapsulation and vapor barriers can create a less inviting habitat for pests.
  • Home Renovations: If you are planning significant home renovations or improvements, it’s a good time to consider encapsulation and vapor barrier installation. It helps protect your investment and prevents future moisture-related issues that may arise during the renovation process.

Crawlspace Encapsulation

Crawlspaces are a common feature in many North Carolina properties, serving as a space between the ground and the first floor. They provide access to essential components like plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems. However, traditional, unsealed crawlspaces can be a major source of moisture problems, leading to mold growth, wood rot, and structural damage over time.

Crawlspace encapsulation is a process of sealing the entire crawlspace area to create a controlled environment. It involves:

  • Moisture Barrier Installation – A thick, durable, and waterproof vapor barrier is laid on the crawlspace floor and often extended to the walls. This barrier prevents moisture from the ground from seeping into the crawlspace.
  • Crawlspace Ventilation – In many traditional setups, vents are installed in crawlspaces to allow air circulation. However, in encapsulation, these vents are often sealed, as they can bring in humid outdoor air, contributing to moisture problems. Proper ventilation may still be considered but is controlled through specialized systems like dehumidifiers.
  • Insulation and Dehumidification – Insulation may be added to the crawlspace walls and sometimes the floor to regulate temperature and prevent condensation. Dehumidifiers are installed to maintain optimal humidity levels, further protecting against moisture-related issues.

Benefits of Crawlspace Encapsulation:

  • By sealing the crawlspace, moisture intrusion is significantly reduced, mitigating the risk of mold growth, wood rot, and foundation damage.
  • Encapsulation helps prevent musty odors and the circulation of allergens and pollutants into the living areas, contributing to better indoor air quality.
  • Proper insulation and controlled ventilation can lead to better energy efficiency and reduced heating and cooling costs.
  • By eliminating moisture-related problems, encapsulation preserves the structural integrity of the property over the long term.

Vapor Barriers

Vapor barriers are a critical component of crawlspace encapsulation and an essential standalone solution for moisture control. A vapor barrier is a plastic or foil sheet that prevents moisture vapor from passing through walls, floors, and ceilings. When used in crawlspaces, it is placed over the exposed soil, effectively reducing the amount of moisture entering the crawlspace area.

Benefits of Vapor Barriers:

  • Vapor barriers are an effective means of reducing moisture intrusion, preventing potential damage to the crawlspace and the building’s foundation.
  • By reducing moisture levels, vapor barriers help create an environment that is inhospitable to mold growth.
  • Controlling moisture levels can contribute to a more comfortable living environment, reducing humidity and the potential for dampness.

Contact Us Today!

Crawlspace encapsulation and vapor barriers are crucial solutions to combat moisture-related issues allowing property owners to protect their investments, ensure structural integrity, and maintain a healthy living environment. If you experience any of the signs of moisture-related issues or are concerned about moisture in your crawlspace, contact Parks’ Waterproofing to assess your specific situation and recommend the appropriate solutions. Parks’ Waterproofing’s expertise in these areas makes us a reliable partner in safeguarding homes and buildings from the challenges posed by North Carolina’s climate.

Why You Should Choose Parks' Waterproofing!

Parks’ Waterproofing is the ONLY waterproofing company in North Carolina that offers maintenance free solutions in 99% of our custom solutions while maintaining the structural integrity of your foundation and code compliant

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Our Client Reviews

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Courtney D.

I cannot say enough about Jody and his team of guys. Do yourself a favor and call them, but if you have other jobs schedule them last because they will set the bar so high everyone else will fall short. Jody himself came out a few times, and would text and call during the entire job checking in and making sure everything was going well. My house was actually a negative grade and they had to regrade all around the house, install a dehumidifier in the crawl space, installed new gutters and drains in the yard…they did so well I kept adding jobs! I have never come across this level of professionalism in this industry. I would call them again in a heartbeat!

Bryan B.

Jody saved us a ton of money by quickly and accurately diagnosing our wet basement issue as simply under-sized gutters. Instead of digging around the foundation and waterproofing, they installed new gutters, downspouts and drain lines, and our basement is now dry. Honest, professional, experienced, reasonably priced - give him a call before you have anyone start a waterproofing jobs you might not need.

Gail & Casey B.

We are pleased with the job at Granite Falls, NC. 5 star! The basement is dry and condensation is gone, bright white covering. The dehumidifier is hard at work, again thank you. The gutters are redirecting the rain waters. God bless you.

Debbie & Dave V.

We hired Parks’ Waterproofing to address a moisture issue in the basement of our log home in Buck Mountain. We were convinced during our initial meeting with Jody to go with his company based on the Waterproofing Lifetime Guarantee offered and other services his company provides such as hardscaping & landscaping. During the course of our waterproofing project and as we began to experience and appreciate the high quality of workmanship, we solicited Jody for ideas to expand the scope of the work into hardscaping and landscaping. As our confidence in Jody grew, we allowed him to incorporate his vision for our property that included a patio, a fire ring, retaining walls and walkways. His attention to planning and detail were impeccable. His cost-saving ideas were also much appreciated. Just as important to us was the professionalism of his field staff; they were extremely courteous and respectful of our property. The end result is spectacular; the quality of materials used and the fit and finish not only met but exceeded our expectations. We are very pleased with and proud of our new hardscape and landscape features, and of course the waterproofing system is working; keeping our basement dry and devoid of humidity. We recommend Parks’ Waterproofing to anyone.

Johnny E.

I would highly recommend Parks' Waterproofing for any work I had for them to do. Jody was good about coming to my home and looking at what was going on with water getting into my basement. Come to find out that had a bad down spout. Jody was good enough to show me this and the problem was an easy fix. Jody made a 40 mile trip and would not let me pay him. Thank you Jody.

Kara M.

We were having water in our basement every time it rained hard. We feared the worst, and called Parks’ Waterproofing for an estimate. After inspecting our basement, Jody told us that the issue was a $10 pipe that we could replace ourselves. He could have tried to sell us an expensive system that we didn’t need but he was honest. We are grateful for this honest business.

Matt R.

As a real estate agent in the Triad, I can tell you that many major issues found in homes originate from improper water management. The first time I met with the Parks' Waterproofing, I could tell that they were the real deal. This team really knows their stuff! Parks' Waterproofing installed their patented, lifetime warranty, free-flowing waterproofing system around the entire perimeter of a family member's house to prevent water under the house, which was causing a huge mold problem. I have also used Parks' Waterproofing to install below grade drainage for my gutter system, plus, adding a catch basin under my deck, and grading. They did an amazing job! 5/5, highly recommended to anyone!

Greg G.

If you are having water problems in your basement or house...CALL PARKS WATERPROOFING! Jody listens, takes detailed notes, then lays out a plan of attack to eliminate the issue. We made the mistake of hiring a General Contractor first because they had the time to come out sooner than Parks. Big mistake that cost my parents a great deal of money. Believe me, wait for Parks. It is worth the wait. Even though Parks was busy, he updated us weekly with a spreadsheet showing us exactly where we were on his list. We never had to call him. After he fixed our problem, which required a great deal of digging and grading, his team came out and landscaped those areas and planted grass seed. My parent's yard has never looked this good. My only complaint is that Jody will not tell me what his seed blend is or sell it to me. JODY, what is your secret??? I highly recommend Parks Waterproofing and on a personal note, Jody is a good man. He actually cares about his customer. Regards, Greg

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