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Basement Waterproofing Case Studies: How Master Services Would Waterproof this Duff, TN Crawlspace

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 by Kristen Owenby


This crawlspace in Duff, TN demonstrates why traditional fiberglass insulation isn't an ideal choice for homeowners—and why an encapsulation, wall insulation, and sump pump system are safeguards against a moldy crawlspace. When moisture infiltrates a crawlspace, it sinks into vulnerable surfaces. These surfaces include fiberglass insulation, wooden beams, joists, and other permeable surfaces. Soggy materials breed mold and rot, which invite insects, vermin, and other creatures into the area. In this case, the insulation became so soggy that it hung from the ceiling in clumps.


While this homeowner didn’t feel like he could invest in an updated crawlspace, Master Services has a three-fold approach to situations like this. First, the team would have installed our CleanSpace crawlspace liner, which is comprised of mold and tear-resistant material. This liner serves as a barrier against moisture and radon. Next, the team would install the liner along the walls, which would further protect against water damage. To top off the job, Master Services would install our crawlspace sump pump, which efficiently carries water out of the area.

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