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This bilco door is the entrance to a very wet crawl space in Pennsville, New Jersey.
This is the stairs down from the bilco door, right away there is a puddle of water on the floor of the space.
In this image, the walls of the crawls space are visibly damp. One of the biggest issues in a crawl space is open vent covers that let in damp air.
The dirt floor is extremely wet in this crawl space. The water line on the cinder block wall also shows how high the water has come in the past.
This amount of standing water in the crawl space can be very bad for your home. This can cause anything from mold to poor air quality in your entire home.
The bottom block in this support is extremely damp. This can cause erosion, and if left unchecked, can collapse the entire support.
The moisture in the air is causing any exposed metal to rust.
Close-up of mold growing on the supports to the side of the insulation.
The moisture in the air is collecting in droplets along this pipe.
There is thick mold forming on this support. Mold like this can damage the wood in your home and end up being dangerous.
This image shows a very large puddle of standing water in the crawl space.
A closeup of the texture of the mold growing. Mold is a big issue that creates poor air quality in your home.
This image shows another support that has crumbled and has water damage along the bottom.
A large source of damp outside air is the numerous open vents in this crawl space.
This image shows how the moisture collects on the pipes near the open vents.
It's very obvious that this dehumidifier is not doing its job in this crawl space. At this point it is just sitting there uselessly as the space floods.
Just like the dehumidifier, this sump is out of its league in this crawl space.
In this area where the insulation is not held up where it should be, it is damp and hanging down uselessly.
Just like the other, this sump pump has failed at pumping the water out of the crawl space.
This soaking insulation is definitely doing its job as it lays uselessly on the ground.
Another area in the crawl space where the ground is completely saturated.
Gravel is used to level off the lower parts of the crawl space before the CleanSpace is installed.
The crew installs the patented SmartSump to take care of the water problem.
The ground is leveled so puddles no longer form and water won't sit under the CleanSpace.
The new pipe is installed to make sure the sump pump works efficiently.
Another shot of the stone used to level the ground in the crawl space.
The raised dimples on our CleanSpace Drainage Matting gives the water flooding into your crawl space a channel underneath your crawl space liner. This directs water into the sump pump.
The brown on the floor is the drainage matting shown in the last image, the white on walls and supports in the actual CleanSpace encapsulation system.
By sealing a crawl space, you also keep away odors and allergenic mold spores that would otherwise rise up through the floor and into your home.
This Pennsville crawl space has water-related issues. Two of their sump pumps have failed, and the water is starting to damage the supports. The Dry Guys crew went in to encapsulate the space and add two patented sump pumps.