J. King from Muscle Shoals, AL, called about water infiltration in her garage and interior cracks in her home. These issues showed deeper structural problems that need attention.
Upon a detailed inspection, our specialist, Tyler Butcher, saw critical issues within the crawl space. He saw extensive mold, fungus growth, and a rotted sill plate and rim joist, showing severe moisture problems. The presence of standing water on the blocks further emphasized the severity of the situation.
Our comprehensive solution involved several key steps:
Crawl Space Cleaning and Mold Remediation: We initiated our intervention with a thorough crawl space cleanout to prepare the area for mold and fungus remediation. This step is vital to stop the spread of these harmful growths.
Structural Repair: Following the mold treatment, our crew removed and repaired the damaged sill plate and rim joist. This repair was vital to restoring the home’s structural integrity and ensuring its long-term stability.
Interior Waterproofing System Installation: We installed a cutting-edge interior waterproofing system to address the water intrusion. This system is designed to intercept any groundwater or seepage through the cinder blocks, directing it into specialized piping for removal from the crawl space and away from the home’s foundation.
Moisture Barrier Installation: We concluded our crawl space work by installing a robust 10 mil moisture barrier. This barrier is instrumental in maintaining a dry and healthy crawl space, controlling moisture levels, and preventing future mold infestations.
Garage Water Intrusion Solution: To resolve the water issues in the garage, we installed a 5-inch trench drain placed in front of the garage door. We integrated the home’s gutter system with this drainage to ensure water diversion away from the garage and the home.