Crawl Space Repair Photo Album: Saving a Flooded Crawl Space in Ashtabula, OH
For one family in Ashtabula, Ohio, a clogged sump pump was only the beginning of serious problems in their crawl space. The pump eventually backed up into the crawl space, leaving up to two inches of standing water in the space. Mold began to develop on the wooden support beams above, while the water began to damage the concrete and the fiberglass insulation below. The Basement Guys® were able to install a new SuperSump® sump pump to replace the backed-up system, and then once the basement was dry we began to replace the failed insulation. We used SilverGlo™ rigid foam against the walls, and covered the floor with a CleanSpace® vapor barrier to prevent future seepage from below. Does your basement or crawl space need rescuing from severe water damage? Call The Basement Guys® to arrange a free waterproofing estimate.
Flooded Crawl Space
A backed-up sump pump sent over two inches of water into the crawl space of this Ashtabula, Ohio home.
The presence of water in this crawl space created a musty atmosphere that spurred mold growth on the wooden floor joists above.
Traditional fiberglass insulation loses effectiveness and breaks down after prolonged exposure to water.