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Unleash the true potential of your crawl space by banishing the dampness and mustiness that plague it. Our exceptional crawl space encapsulation services create a formidable defense against moisture, mold, and energy inefficiency. Rejoice in the tranquility of a safeguarded foundation, revitalized air quality, and amplified comfort that permeates every nook and cranny of your cherished abode.

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Cortland, NY

Your beloved dwelling represents far more than a mere structure; it is an extraordinary tapestry where priceless memories are woven, infectious laughter reverberates, and incomparable comfort is treasured. However, concealed beneath the durable floorboards lies an often overlooked yet significant aspect – the humble crawl space. When left unsealed, it can cast an unwelcome shadow over your haven, permitting moisture, mold, and pests to infiltrate, potentially jeopardizing the health and stability of your cherished abode.

Here at EcoSpect, we firmly adhere to the belief that you deserve nothing less than unparalleled excellence, and we take immense pride in delivering just that. As trailblazers in the realm of crawl space encapsulation, we bring to the forefront our extensive expertise and groundbreaking solutions. With meticulous attention to detail, our highly skilled team methodically seals your crawl space utilizing a robust vapor barrier, instigating a remarkable metamorphosis. This transformative process constructs a realm of cleanliness, dryness, and optimal insulation that fortifies your home from its very core, exuding an unwavering sense of security and tranquility.

At EcoSpect, we steadfastly refuse to make any compromises when it comes to providing you with the absolute best. Constantly pushing boundaries and embracing innovation, we ensure that every project we undertake yields exceptional results. By selecting us as your trusted partner in crawl space encapsulation, you can rest assured that your home’s foundation receives the meticulous care and fortification it truly deserves, allowing you to wholeheartedly revel in the sanctuary of your beloved abode.


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Addressing Crawl Space Issues and Implementing Solutions in Cortland, NY

Preventing a wet crawl space is the key to avoiding future troubles. With our expertise, we can provide effective crawl space waterproofing using high-quality products and professional techniques. By addressing moisture and groundwater issues, we significantly reduce the risk of water-related problems. Failure to waterproof your crawl space leaves it vulnerable to surface water, which can cause extensive damage.

Our solution involves a reliable sump pump system combined with an encapsulation system, ensuring the removal and prevention of water and moisture. The state-of-the-art GrateSump sump pump system is equipped with a sump pump, liner, alarm, and floor drain. For added peace of mind, it can even include a battery backup system, ensuring your crawl space stays dry and alerting you to any plumbing leaks.

The GrateSump system features a lid that securely keeps the liner in place, while the alarm promptly notifies you if any water, whether from plumbing or other sources, reaches the sump pump system. Additionally, the floor drain efficiently collects water from plumbing leaks, reducing the risk of damage.

Simply installing a liner is not enough, as crawl spaces can remain wet for extended periods before homeowners notice the issue. However, with the GrateSump system in place, your worries are alleviated, as your sump pump diligently protects your crawl space. Moreover, our GrateSump sump pump systems seamlessly integrate with our CrawlShield Encapsulation System, ensuring comprehensive and ongoing protection for your crawl space.

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Addressing Crawl Space Issues and Implementing Solutions

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Crawl Space Drainage Solutions: In order to effectively address problems with standing water, we take the necessary steps to set up a reliable drainage system before encapsulating the crawl space. The system is carefully directed into our innovative GrateSump™ liner, while a sump pump is expertly installed to efficiently extract water from the area.

DimpleShield Drainage Matting: A specialized dimpled plastic material is utilized on elevated footings or concrete floors to provide optimal assistance with crawl space drainage concerns, ensuring each entry is unique and distinct.

Sealing Crawl Space Vents: Outdated building codes often result in vented crawl spaces, which can lead to significant issues. It is crucial to seal all vents and openings that allow outside air to enter. Our patented crawl space vent covers are specifically designed to effectively address this problem, ensuring each solution remains distinct.

CrawlShield Encapsulation System: To completely seal the crawl space, we employ our cutting-edge encapsulation system that features a patented design. This system not only eliminates vapors and odors emitted from the ground but also functions as a protective barrier between the dirt floor and your living space. Moreover, it aids in reducing heating costs and enhancing overall comfort, ensuring each application is unique and distinct.

Crawl Space Dehumidification System: Once the area is properly sealed, it is essential to regulate moisture levels and maintain relative humidity below 50%. Our high-efficiency dehumidification systems are specifically designed for crawl spaces, providing tailored solutions to ensure each entry is unique and distinct.

The Importance of Sealing Crawl Space Vents

The importance of a healthy crawl space in maintaining a pristine living environment cannot be overstated. However, homeowners often encounter a common problem: the infiltration of outside air through crawl space vents. While these vents are intended to promote proper air circulation and prevent moisture buildup, they can inadvertently introduce contaminants, excess humidity, and unwanted pests into your home. This issue becomes particularly worrisome as homes have a tendency to “breathe” from the ground up, allowing air from the crawl space to circulate throughout the entire house.

The Dangers of Unsealed Crawl Space Vents

When outside air enters your crawl space, it can carry dirt, mold spores, and other particles that can lead to allergy symptoms and various health issues for you and your family. Additionally, in certain weather conditions, such as those involving high humidity, freezing temperatures, or excessive moisture, unsealed crawl space vents can contribute to the growth of mold and mildew, unpleasant odors, and structural damage.

The Solution: Sealing Crawl Space Vents

To protect your home and your health, it’s important to take action and seal off your crawl space vents. By doing so, you can prevent the entry of outside air, as well as other unwanted elements such as insects, extreme temperatures, and moisture. At EcoSpect, we offer vent covers that are mechanically attached to create an airtight bond. This helps to keep your crawl space—and by extension, your entire home—dry, healthy, and free from potential hazards.

Invest in the health and safety of your home by sealing your crawl space vents. Contact EcoSpect today to learn more about our vent sealing services in the Finger Lakes region.

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Monthly Payment Options

Here at EcoSpect, we recognize that investing in basement waterproofing services is a significant decision for homeowners. That’s why we strive to provide flexible payment and financing options tailored to fit your specific budgetary requirements. With an array of credit plans available and absolutely no prepayment penalties, we ensure that you have the freedom to select a payment plan that aligns perfectly with your needs.

Crawl Space Dehumidification

We specialize in offering top-tier crawl space dehumidification systems to homeowners who prioritize the well-being of their living spaces. It’s important to remember that a house “breathes” from the bottom up, drawing air from the crawl space into the living areas. With this in mind, it’s essential to ensure that the air in your crawl space is clean and properly conditioned, so your family can breathe easy. Trust EcoSpect to provide the solutions you need for a healthier, drier home.

Vapor Barriers

Crawl spaces, situated beneath your home, are susceptible to the intrusion of water and the accumulation of moisture. Unfortunately, many crawl spaces are equipped with dirt floors, which, when exposed to moisture over time, create an optimal breeding ground for the growth of mold.

To effectively combat this issue, the installation of a vapor barrier in your crawl space proves highly advantageous. Acting as a protective shield, the vapor barrier safeguards not only your crawl space but also your entire home from the detrimental consequences of moisture. These repercussions include the growth of mold, structural damage to flooring, augmented energy expenses, unpleasant odors, infestations by pests, and the proliferation of dust mites. Moreover, excessive moisture can worsen health conditions such as asthma and allergies.

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CrawlShield Encapsulation Advantages

Fast, clean installation

  • Eliminate mold and mildew from the air in your home
  • Patented and warrantied products
  • Utility bill savings
  • Added storage space
  • Healthy Basement and Crawl Space Certifications
  • Added benefits when using one of our crawl space dehumidification systems!
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Why Choose EcoSpect?

As homeowners, we understand the paramount importance of ensuring the safety and well-being of our families. That is precisely why we emphasize the significance of selecting EcoSpect as your trusted provider of basement waterproofing services. By choosing EcoSpect, you gain access to a multitude of advantages, starting with our experienced and knowledgeable team, who continuously strive to deliver innovative solutions to keep your home dry and healthy. Our commitment to sustainability is unwavering, as we exclusively employ eco-friendly and durable solutions. We take immense pride in our exceptional track record of customer satisfaction, always going the extra mile to ensure that our clients are delighted with our work.

Here at EcoSpect, our unwavering dedication is to ensure that your basement becomes a safe and healthy living space for you and your loved ones. Don’t compromise on your health and well-being any longer. Make the choice to entrust us with your basement waterproofing needs and witness the transformation of your basement into an environment that promotes optimal health and well-being.

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Crawl Space FAQs

What are some problems associated with wet crawl spaces?

Wet crawl spaces can cause a whole host of problems. Some of these include harboring insects, rodents, and small animals, as these types of critters love damp and dark spaces. Mold and mildew also thrive in this environment, as moisture buildup allows their growth. This unfortunate growth will hurt the foundation and structural integrity of your home and over time, devalue your property as a whole.

How do I know if I need crawl space waterproofing?

If you start to notice excess water building up around the foundation of your home and the entrance to your crawl space, it may be time to give EcoSpect a call to have us come take a look at your space to assess what waterproofing needs to be done. Also, if you live in an area of high humidity, frequent rain, or in a valley where water collects, waterproofing is probably a good idea.

What causes moisture buildup in a crawl space?

Moisture buildup in crawl spaces can be caused by many things. Some of the most common causes are surface water, groundwater, frequent rainfall, inadequate drainage, and high humidity. Again, this moisture buildup only leads to further problems, including mold, mildew, infestation, and foundational issues

What is the best way to handle moisture and water in my crawl space?

The best way to deal with a wet crawl space is to dehumidify it initially and then waterproof it before it becomes a bigger problem. To successfully reduce moisture and groundwater, we can achieve this by combining our top-rated products with our expert techniques. Crawl space waterproofing ensures that your crawl space remains protected from surface water.

How long does crawl space waterproofing with EcoSpect typically take to complete?

Depending on the size of your crawl space, this will vary. We will go over an estimated time to complete your project when we come to provide you with your free estimate. Typically our crawl space waterproofing take between one and three days to complete.

What is a vapor barrier in terms of crawl space waterproofing?

Our vapor barrier is the material that is used to prevent moisture from entering the crawl space. It is installed on the floor and walls of the crawl space and will fully seal your space to prevent moisture and humidity from entering.

Can a dehumidifier or one of your dehumidifying systems help with moisture in my crawl space?

Absolutely! Our dehumidifiers and their systems are designed to remove moisture from spaces. We can install one in your crawl space to further remove any moisture that may be present.

How often should I have my crawl space inspected?

We recommend having crawl spaces inspected on an annual basis. This is to ensure that no moisture, critters, or insects have found their way in and to have upkeep with any maintenance that needs to be done.

Will waterproofing my crawl space improve the air quality in my home?

Yes, crawl space waterproofing can improve the air quality in your home by reducing the amount of mold and mildew spores that can enter the air in and around your home. Think of heat rising and coming up through your floorboards. By waterproofing your crawl space, you are decreasing mold and mildew and keeping them out of your home.

Can I use my crawl space for storage after it has been waterproofed?

Yes, you can use your crawl space for storage after it has been waterproofed, which is another selling point and improvement on your home’s value. However, it is recommended to use waterproof containers to protect your belongings and not keep valuables in this space, as it can be accessible from the outside.