Have you noticed lingering unpleasant odors in your home or an uptick in indoor humidity and pests? There could be water in your crawl space that cannot drain away. A trusted waterproofing system, including a crawl space sump pump, will help keep your crawl space dry and your home safe and healthy.
How Our Crawl Space Sump Pump Works
- Having a crawl space sump pump professionally installed is the best way to keep your crawl space dry. Our team at Peak Structural will begin by first installing a crawl space drain in a trench around the interior perimeter to catch leaking water. This drainage system is then connected to a sump pump system.
- The sump pump system is placed in the lowest point of the crawl space. We create a pit large enough to accommodate our durable sump liner and place the pump itself inside this liner. We then seal the system with an airtight lid.
- Finishing touches include discharge pipes that are directed outside to properly drain the water away from the foundation. Once the crawl space has been waterproofed with interior drainage and a sump pump, it can be encapsulated with a vapor barrier to seal and condition the space.
Why Our Crawl Space Sump Pump Stands Above the Rest
- Our cast iron pump stands up to heat, water, and continued use.
- A sump alarm alerts you to high water levels and any issues with your sump pump.
- The airtight lid helps prevent flooding and internal pump damage, and it is compatible with our CrawlSeal™ vapor barrier.
- An optional battery backup sump pump is available for added protection in the event of power outages.
Whether from a plumbing leak, groundwater seepage, or excess humidity in your crawl space, your crawl space insulation can become saturated and fail to work to protect your home from temperature changes.
Mold loves wet, humid, and dark areas like your crawl space. Because of the stack effect, mold spores in your crawl space can circulate throughout the rest of your home and lead to other mold growth as well as health problems.
Musty Odors in Your Home
Along with wet insulation and mold, other nuisances such as pests, their waste, and wood rot all have distinct, noxious odors.
Crawl spaces are delicate and dangerous areas. Instead of risking exposure to mold and pest waste or potentially getting stuck in this small area, it’s best to leave pumping out crawl space water to professionals. The experts at Peak Structural have experience, protective gear, and necessary tools to pump water out of your crawl space as well as keep it out with our trusted sump pump system.
Most crawl spaces have dirt floors instead of concrete slab floors like basements. Our crawl space sump pump system is designed specifically for dirt crawl spaces and the unique challenges they present. The sump liner contains strategically placed perforations to accept our crawl space drainage system as well as leaking groundwater, and keep dirt and debris infiltration to a minimum.
The cost can vary depending on the extent of damage in your crawl space, any other needed repairs and solutions, and the size of the space. However, having necessary tools to protect your crawl space like a sump pump pay for themselves over time and can help you save money in the long run. It’s better to have a crawl space sump pump and not “need” it, than to not have one when you need it the most.
Call Us for a Free Inspection
Water in your crawl space can lead to mold growth and health problems, musty odors and poor indoor air quality, and sagging floors and structural issues. Having a dry crawl space is essential to the structural integrity of your home, as well as the health and safety of your family. A reliable crawl space sump pump is an important piece of the crawl space repair and encapsulation puzzle that will safely and effectively pump water out of the crawl space and away from your home. If you think your home could benefit from a crawl space sump pump, contact the expert team at Peak Structural today. We are proud to offer FREE inspections to homeowners throughout Greater Denver, Colorado Springs, and Grand Junction.