Common Problem: Running and Standing Water
There are a number of possible sources of standing or flowing water.
- The home may have improperly installed gutters and downspouts or no gutters and downspouts at all, causing water to pool around the foundation.
- The exterior foundation of the home may have been improperly graded causing water to flow into the crawl space.
- The home may be in an area with a particularly high water table.
- The foundation wall may be damaged causing water to flow into the crawl space.
- There may be a slow plumbing leak.
- Rotting floor framing.
- Mold and mildew.
- Cupped and buckling wood flooring.
- Unpleasant and musty odors.
- Cracked foundation wall resulting from a settling foundation.
- Wet and falling insulation.
Cupped Hardwood Flooring
Cracked Foundation Wall
Wet and Falling Insulation
The Solution – A Carolina Energy Conservation Water Mitigation Plan
The solution for one crawl space’s water problem won’t necessarily be the solution for another.
- Rough grading the crawl space floor.
- Adding a perimeter drain.
- Drainage matting under our 20-mil vapor barrier.
- Adding a sump pump and draining the sump pump to the outside.
Carolina Energy Conservation uses only the best quality materials and water mitigation techniques available, including the Triple Safe Sump Pump.
And in the event there is a power failure as the result of flooding, the third pump is a battery backup pump.
The Triple Safe Sump Pump comes standard with an airtight lid, an alarm and a floor drain.