Eliminate standing water from underneath your home

Water that saturates the outside soils and seeps into the crawl space is a problem that has troubled Tennessee homeowners since the inception of the crawl space. Water can enter the crawl space from under the foundation footing, through foundation walls, or through the soils due to high water table.

ELIMINATE STANDING water from underneath your home

Water that saturates the outside soils and seeps into the crawl space is a problem that has troubled Tennessee homeowners since the inception of the crawl space. Water can enter the crawl space from under the foundation footing, through foundation walls, or through the soils due to high water table.

Water drains to the lowest ground of the crawl space and accumulates there. This causes the water to get between the vapor barrier and the earthen ground of the crawl space, and remain there. This leads to structural decay of wood and concrete, poor air quality, and decreased resale value of your home.

Barrier Waterproofing Systems has developed and refined common sense crawl space drainage services to keep your home dry and healthy. Each crawl space is inspected for the sources of water. Once the source is identified, you will be able to select the most common sense approach that will meet your requirements.

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Interior Drainage System

Standing water in your crawl space can be controlled with the Barrier Interior Drainage System. This is a full perimeter interior water management system that is widely accepted as a standard repair option for many crawl space issues. If an adequate slope exists away from the home, a gravity drain may be used instead of a sump pump system.

SUMP PUMPS

Sump Pumps function well in effectively managing moisture levels and serves great as the last line of defense against flooding. They are designed to expel the water collected from the drain tiles in the deep-set basin before reaching your basement or crawl space floor level. When water reaches the critical level, it is pumped outside through an underground pipe leading away from your foundation

Crawl space encapsulation sump pump interior waterproofing
Crawl space encapsulation sump pump interior waterproofing

SUMP PUMPS

Sump Pumps function well in effectively managing moisture levels and serves great as the last line of defense against flooding. They are designed to expel the water collected from the drain tiles in the deep-set basin before reaching your basement or crawl space floor level. When water reaches the critical level, it is pumped outside through an underground pipe leading away from your foundation

BATTERY BACKUP
PUMP SYSTEMS

No one wants to deal with the inconveniences of time-consuming cleanup caused by flooding. As most flooding problems occur following severe weather episodes, sump pump systems have been developed with reliable auxiliary power accessories, ensuring continued operation during power failures. These battery backups and extended auxiliary power sources prevent thousands of dollars in financial material losses and structural damages.

POSITIVE & GRAVITY DRAINS

A positive drain or gravity drain allows water to naturally drain out of the crawl space. There is no power required to remove water with this technique. This discharge style works when water travels to the lowest area within the crawl space, as this indicates there is a slope. This water collection area is identified and a caught by a drain that is installed to let it flow to an even lower level outside the foundation. If there is inadequate slope, then a positive drain cannot be used and a sump pump will be needed. Sometimes a sump pump system is opted for because it costs less and is easier to install.

Positive Grade Drainage
Positive Grade Drainage

POSITIVE & GRAVITY DRAINS

A positive drain or gravity drain allows water to naturally drain out of the crawl space. There is no power required to remove water with this technique. This discharge style works when water travels to the lowest area within the crawl space, as this indicates there is a slope. This water collection area is identified and a caught by a drain that is installed to let it flow to an even lower level outside the foundation. If there is inadequate slope, then a positive drain cannot be used and a sump pump will be needed. Sometimes a sump pump system is opted for because it costs less and is easier to install.

Encapsulated crawl space protected from moisture waterproof encapsulation job

ENCAPSULATION

Crawlspace encapsulation is the process of forming a barrier of protection from the underneath of your home from your actual living space. When this process is completed correctly, the air that exists in your crawl space is prevented from passing up into your living space, which creates a more healthy living condition for your family.

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