Perhaps you have heard of the importance of sealing off your crawl space from the elements like outdoor temperatures and heavy moisture. If you haven’t, take a look at our page on crawl space encapsulation, and how leaving it exposed can cause damage to the structure of your home! That being said, if your crawl space has been closed off and sealed properly, you will still need a way to get in to be able to repair pipes, or perform any other foundation work. You can do this through a door made specifically for getting you access to space underneath your home, and calling your local crawl space door installation experts at Barrier Waterproofing Systems will make everything that much easier for you.
When choosing a crawl space door, you may want to consider a few things: how it looks, how functional it is, and whether or not it is built to address factors that will be effecting it on a daily basis such as outdoor elements like rainwater and debris accumulation. You will want to be able to get into your crawl space easily while keeping moisture, rodents, and other materials out. A homeowner from Brentwood, TN gave us a call and requested a crawl space door installation, to which we speedily obliged!
Our team of dedicated professionals began by searching to locate the predetermined access point left open in the foundation walls by the builders of the home for which to install the door. Thankfully it was found without much trouble, but if it had not been found, an access point would have had to have been made. Then the area was measured and traced with a chalk line for reference during installation.
The homeowner had chosen a lockable exterior crawl space made to withstand the conditions of rain, snow, and consistent sunlight out of a rust-resistant galvanized steel material. The team then constructed the frame to fit the space measured for entering the crawl space to attain a snug fit. It was then secured to the foundation using a masonry drill and screws.
Next, the hinges were installed on the door with the latch installed on the adjacent side. The lock was also installed securely to the door and frame.
Lastly, the door was placed in the final position to fit in the frame, having marked the location of the hinges with a pencil for a reference guide. After the screws were installed nice and secure, the installation was complete!
Does your crawl space need a door to keep unwanted visitors like rodents out? Do you want to increase the value of your home and improve aesthetics with an updated crawl space door? Give Barrier Waterproofing Systems a call today at (615) 257-1060 | (931) 536-1168 and schedule a crawl space door installation evaluation.