There was water all over the ground in this crawl space. The humidity was super high and the smell was just awful. DryZone went in and installed the CleanSpace solution to help lower the humidity and control the spread of mold spores. A SaniDry dehumidifier was also installed to dry out the air in the crawl space year round.
Lewes is one of our great beach communities in lower Delaware. Being so close to the water means that the majority of homes have sand in the crawl space. Sand works well for draining standing water, but it also lets moisture flow freely into the air from the ground. Sealing the ground with a fantastic vapor barrier is the best way to keep your home dry and free of mold and bugs.
This crawl space had some serious debris and an old, nasty plastic liner in it. The humidity was very high and the smells from mold growth and rot were starting to affect the rest of the home. DryZone was hired to install a quality vapor barrier and drainage system. The vapor barrier that we use is called CleanSpace and is 20-mil thick. It has a huge warranty against tears and punctures. The drainage system consists of over 170 feet of pipe with a couple sump pumps. It will control any ground water that might have otherwise ruined the new conditions in the crawl space. When everything was finished, the crawl space was protected against standing water and high humidity. It can dry out and the smells will fade once the clean air is circulated.
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During rainy seasons, this homeowner noticed water coming into the crawl space from the crawl space entry. He knew there had to be a better way to access the crawl space but still have a water-tight seal. He called the experts at DryZone to remove his current crawl space entry and fit him for a Turtl. With a Turtl, he has a water-tight seal and lockable access to his crawl space.
This homeowner called DryZone after noticing sagging floors in her kitchen and bathroom. A design specialist from DryZone noticed the sagging floors and saw signs of high moisture in the crawl space. He mapped out a support system in the crawl space that consisted of a supplemental beam and SmartJacks. Now the floors aren't bouncy anymore.
Because this homeowner did not live in Lewes, DE full time, they did not notice the musty smells coming from the crawl space until they came down for a weekend away. They spent the majority of their visit cleaning and lighting candles to mask the smell, but it never went away. They called the crawl space experts at DryZone to see what was the problem. DryZone noticed a high level of humidity and hanging insulation. On the hanging insulation was some microbial growth, most likely the cause of the musty smell. DryZone added a dehumidifier to the crawl space and removed the wet insulation to protect the floor joists.
Rainstorms were almost never a concern for this Lewes, DE homeowner. However, after noticing a musty smell in her home, she wondered if anything was wrong after the recent storm. After some research, she learned that water enters your crawl space from underneath and can linger, causing microbial growth on wooden floorboards. She called the experts at DryZone to inspect and give her suggestions for repair. DryZone encapsulated this crawl space completely, blocking out moisture from groundwater and future rainstorms. Now she no longer has to wonder if her home is safe from storms again!
After insulating the walls in her basement, This homeowner called with some concerns about water on the floor. After pulling back some of the insulation, she saw a crack in the foundation wall! Unsure of what to do, this Lewes, DE homeowner called the experts at DryZone to do repairs. To do a proper sealing of this basement crack, DryZone used FlexiSpan to not only hold the crack but to prevent further flooding from happening again!
When it comes to remodeling a home, you want to be prepared for any obstacles that come your way. For this homeowner, her first obstacle was uneven and sagging floors that prevented her from installing new flooring. Because of this, she called the experts at DryZone to level and strengthen her floors to keep her remodel looking new for years to come. After investigating, it was determined that high moisture in the crawl space made the floorboard weak and start to sag. In order to properly repair the floor, DryZone knew they had to control the moisture to protect the floors from being weakened any further.
To start, DryZone encapsulated the crawl space to seal out moist air from outside. After encapsulating and controlling the environment with a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier, an I-Beam and Smart Jacks were installed to lift and level the sagging floors. Now not only is the initial problem solved, but as a result, the floor is stronger than ever before!
This homeowner called DryZone after seeing significant staining on their basement walls. The staining on the wals was caused by high moisture and effervescence coming through the block foundation. As a solution, DryZone knew the walls had to be covered to prevent high moisture from damaging the storage in the basement as well as the floor boards above. As a result, water that enters the walls is led downwards to the drainage trench and into a TripleSafe Sump Pump!
This Lewes, DE homeowner called with some concerns about his crawl space. He had never gone underneath of his home on his own but he wanted a reputable company to take a look and see what improvements could be made. A DryZone Design Specialist inspected the crawl space and noticed high humidity along with standing water.
The best solution for the homeowner was a full encapsulation. The entryway and vents were completely sealed and wrapped in a CleanSpace vapor barrier to prevent outside humidity from entering. Then, a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier and a TripleSafe sump pump were added to keep any moisture that entered at a low and safe level.
After noticing the tile floors cracking in his Lewes home, this homeowner called DryZone with some foundation concerns. A Design Specialist from DryZone went underneath the home and noticed significant floor sagging underneath the floors due to high moisture in the crawlspace. It was recommended to the homeowner that SmartJacks be installed with a support beam to lift and level the sagging floors. The crew also installed a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier to protect the wood from further water damage.
Standing water in this Lewes crawlspace alerted the homeowner they were in need of an encapsulation. After getting a look at the home, the DryZone inspector noticed the vents were open and allowed humidity and rain water to come in.
This home received a full encapsulation including removal of old insulation, CleanSpace, and a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier. Now the home is protected from water damage.
This nice couple in Lewes, DE was in need of some concrete lifting on their front walkway. Unfortunately for them, the stairs started to move because of the soil underneath it! We were able to lift the slab that the stairs sat on so that the stairs were level again. We also lifted a few more areas of the front walkway slabs to prevent tripping.
This homeowner had enough with tripping in their driveway. With a call to DryZone, we were able to take a look at all the problem concrete and find a fix! With PolyLevel, we were able to lift the concrete back to its original location and then use NexusPro joint sealant to seal the cracks once and for all!
This homeowner had no idea that they had mold issues under their home until our System Design Specialist went out to take measurements and pictures of their space!
If not resolved, mold and moisture can create havoc on your crawlspace, which will eventually lead to water damage and even rot issues under your home that will be more expensive to fix over time.
With a CleanSpace encapsulation, a TripleSafe sump pump, and a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier, any water or humidity will be controlled and taken out of the crawlspace, decreasing the possibility of mold and moisture affecting floor joists, insulation and the foundation of your home.
This homeowner knew who to call when they found some floor "bounce" in their living room.
With a call to DryZone, we were able to inspect and find out there were some issues that needed fixing! We installed SmartJacks and a supplemental beam to lift the above floors back to their original position. Not only would it support the home, but it would reduce that floor "bounce" the homeowner noticed!
Sounds like a lot right? Well that’s exactly what our DryZone team encapsulated at a condo complex in Lewes, DE near Love Creek Marina.
In a week, our dream team encapsulated with CleanSpace including wrapped piers, installed SaniDry Sedona dehumidifiers, and installed Hydrolink Drainage Systems.
Worried about future mold growth and humidity, this builder chose DryZone to ensure a mold free and moisture controlled crawlspace to protect these homes for good.
Not only have we helped numerous homeowners in this complex, but DryZone built a great relationship with another business in the area! Local companies helping local companies!
The homeowners in Lewes, DE are tired of the appearance with their concrete driveway. DryZone came to their Lewes property and saw the issues they were having with the sinking slabs. Our team knew right away that this problem could easily be solved with Polylevel foam injection.
The homeowners are extremely happy with the decision they made and now they have a brand new looking driveway without tearing apart the concrete.
The homeowners in Lewes, Delaware are experiencing problems with their front porch. There is a significant amount of sinking for the front porch.
After DryZone injected the PolyLevel into the concrete porch, the slab rose to the desired level. Now the homeowners do not have to worry about tripping hazards or an ugly eyesore.
This church in Lewes had a number of slabs that had fallen all around the church parking lot. It was an issue that the church had been dealing with for a while. Over time the church board was getting worried about patrons tripping. This was even more worrisome because the average age of the church member was over 60. This could be come a very big issue if some one had tripped and fallen due to the slabs sinking.
It was time to do something about it! The church board contacted DryZone because of their expertise dealing with concrete lifting and leveling. DryZone used PolyLevel to inject under the slab and raise slabs all around the church. DryZone was the right choice for them because it came with a 5 year warranty. They knew that the church and the members would be protected and safe.
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