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Crawlspace Encapsulation for Chronic Crawlspace Water Damage in Nashville

SERVPRO Offers a Permanent Solution to Water Damage with Encapsulation

The average annual rainfall in middle Tennessee is right around 50 inches per year. To put that into perspective, the rainy city of Seattle, Washington gets just 37 inches of rain per year. Tennessee can be a wet place, especially during the spring and summer months, and this year has been no exception.

Requests for water removal from basements and crawls has been at a record pace in our area homes. Crawlspace Encapsulation in your South Nashville home can be the solution to ending chronic standing water problems and ongoing water damage to your prized possession. It can also improve your IAQ indoor air quality. Would you like to lower your energy bill by as much as 18%?

There can be a number of sources in a crawlspace that lead to moisture accumulation and standing water. Undetected leaks from plumbing, appliance failure, air conditioning condensate lines and poor site grading and drainage around the foundation allow water to flow into the crawlspace. Condensation from poorly insulated air condition ducting is a common culprit. Because of typically inadequate drainage and with virtually no air movement, the rate of evaporation is very low, so once moisture enters the space, it tends to remain there. Standing water can persist in a crawlspace for months without detection. SERVPRO can mitigate these water damaging conditions.

The higher temperatures of summer, the high humidity and lack of sunlight in a crawlspace combine to provide the perfect conditions for the growth of mold, termite activity, and other microbes. Over time these organisms can destroy the structural materials of your home, and create health hazards in your living space.

As shown in this video, SERVPRO has provided Crawlspace Encapsulation as a long term solution to help prevent water damage in the crawlspace of many of our customers. Crawlspace Encapsulation is a comprehensive approach to resolving the drainage, leaking, condensation and high humidity issues that can result in damp or wet crawlspaces. As viewed in the video, Crawlspace Encapsulation helps prevent water intrusion into the enclosure of the subflooring from outside and almost immediately removes any moisture generated from within a crawlspace. It also provides a barrier against moisture migration into the building materials and the living space of your home. Notice the columns or piers and the block walls are sealed with 12-mil CrawlGuard poly to prevent moisture migration.

We are a full-service water, fire and mold damage mitigation, restoration and re-construction company. Not only can we dry and restore your water damaged home, but we can also help prevent it from recurring with Crawlspace Encapsulation.

Call SERVPRO of South Nashville today for a free estimate at (615) 331-0200.