Customer: Julie P.
Location: Nashville, TN 37205-1038
Project Manager: Nathan
Problem: Addressing Moisture Mayhem in West Meade
Our team was dispatched to assess a charming 1960s ranch-style home nestled in the serene area between Hillwood Country Club and I-40 in the West Meade neighborhood.
Challenges with the home’s grading and foundational design had led to water intrusion in the crawl space beneath the front porch, escalating humidity levels and resulting in a persistent musty smell.
Additional moisture ingress was noted through gaps in the foundation’s footing and around various pipe entries within the foundation walls. Eager to address these moisture concerns effectively yet mindful of their budget, the homeowners sought a solution that balanced efficacy with cost-efficiency.
Collaborating with the homeowners, we devised a focused strategy to mitigate these issues without exceeding their financial plan.
Solution: Cost-Efficient Crawl Space Remediation by The Clean Air Co.
The remediation began with constructing an interior French drain system positioned to intercept water near the front porch, directing it toward the crawl space’s lower end for external discharge. We then proceeded to seal the foundation and footing openings, eliminating the primary pathways for water entry.
To manage soil moisture, we opted for a robust crawl space vapor barrier, meticulously affixed and sealed against the walls up to a calculated height that excluded the upper sections not implicated in moisture contribution, optimizing cost savings.
Further economizing was achieved by opting for a gravity drain situated at the crawl space’s deepest point, bypassing the need for a more costly sump pump installation. While this choice represented a saving, it underscored the importance of regular inspection and maintenance to ensure continued efficiency and reliability of the moisture control system.
Secure Your Home’s Foundation, Secure Your Peace of Mind!
Don’t let moisture dictate your comfort and home’s health. Dive into a tailored crawl space solution that fits your budget without compromising quality.
Contact us today to begin your journey toward a dry, comfortable living space in Nashville, TN. Your home deserves the best protection; let’s make it happen together.