Crawl Space Foundations, Encapsulation & Waterproofing 

    Crawl Space Foundations
    Crawl Space Waterproofing is especially important in Louisville and the surrounding areas because it’s one of the worst areas in the country for allergens. You can reduce allergens in your home by keeping air in your crawlspace clean and dry. We can provide you with the proper products and services for exceptional and reliable crawlspace repair and conditioning. Crawlspace encapsulation is an effective solution which creates a clean, dry crawlspace and results in healthier indoor air quality.

    Most property owners are not pleased with their crawl space foundations. A lot of crawlspaces are moldy, foul-smelling spaces that property owners steer clear of at all costs. Many of them flood, and they are frequently filled with debris left over from when the home was constructed. In much more extreme instances, they can be rotting structures with rodents, animals, and other pests living inside. If you need other services such as Mold Removal, E·Z Breathe® Ventilation Systems, Sump Pumps, or foundation repair in Louisville, KY call us at (502) 495-9450!

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    Crawl Space Foundations, Encapsulation, Waterproofing & Repair Jobs

    Your home’s crawl space is similar to a basement, but it is vented outdoors. Some are full-height, but many others, especially in older homes, are shorter. The purpose of the crawl space is to provide easy access to plumbing, electrical, heating, and cooling systems without needing to perform excavation. 

    Another reason that builders use crawl spaces is that it can allow for a more flexible foundation; homes with crawl spaces are better equipped to handle ground movement, which can protect them and their occupants during seismic activity. 

    Why You Need Crawl Space Encapsulation

    You likely don’t think about your crawl space — until you realize you have a problem. Far too many people only think about their crawl spaces until they face mold, water damage, or pests. 

    Crawl space encapsulation lines the interior of your crawl space with a vapor barrier. This plastic material reduces water and keeps your crawl space dry. 

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    Vapor Barrier

    The vapor barrier of a crawl space makes it more difficult for water to pass through, which prevents moisture buildup and mold. It also has a major impact on indoor air quality. More than half of the air you breathe indoors comes through your crawl space; ensuring that yours is completely clean, waterproofed, and dry can also help ensure your home’s air is cleaner. 

    Additional benefits of a crawl space vapor barrier can include:

    • Lower energy bills on heating and cooling. Because vapor barriers act as a type of crawl space insulation, they can make your home more comfortable and reduce the cost of maintaining a balanced indoor climate.
    • Reduces the chance of mold. By adding a moisture-proof barrier to your crawl space, you can drastically reduce the chance of ever getting mold.
    • Lower the risk of pests. A crawl space vapor barrier makes it much harder for insects and rodents to invade your home or foundation.
    • Improve property value. Taking the extra step to encapsulate your crawl space can make a big difference — this makes the home more secure and attractive to buyers, which may fetch you a higher price on the market. 


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    To waterproof a crawl space, you need a layer of plastic applied to the floor and walls. This prevents ground water from entering the crawl space. It’s an easy job that can make a world of difference in your home’s comfort. 

    Our team offers crawl space waterproofing in Louisville, KY, for an affordable price. If you’re already struggling with mold and trying to take preventive measures for future growth, we can help as well. Our mold removal services can clean your crawl space completely and then seal it to stop it from returning. 

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    Sump Pumps

    A sump pump for your crawl space is another form of water damage protection. The pump draws water away from the crawl space and your home, safely diverting it to a drain point, usually 10 to 20 feet away from the property. 

    Do You Need a Sump Pump in Your Crawl Space? 

    Water damage can cost thousands of dollars to remediate, not to mention cause serious harm to your health if it leads to mold growth. A sump pump can effectively remove water from your crawl space, ensuring that your home stays dry even during snowy or rainy weather.

    Reasons to Choose Aqua Lock’s Crawl Space Services 


    Some of the many benefits of hiring Aqua Lock for crawl space and basement waterproofing and reconditioning include:


    • Reduces odor in crawl space and throughout the home — no more musty smells!
    • Resolves many moisture problems within the home.
    • Increases storage space; 85% of buyers look for storage space when buying a new house.
    • Healthier air with less airborne mold.
    • Increases property value because your beautiful crawlspace will be a clean area for storage.
    • Eliminates black mold and moisture from within the crawlspace.
    • Greatly improves indoor air quality within the crawlspace and throughout the entire home.
    • Reduces the number one source for entry of radon gas into the home.
    • Protects against allergens and dust mites throughout the entire home.
    • Seals out most bugs, spiders, rodents, and termites from the crawlspace.
    • Insulates the crawlspace and reduces energy costs. Many times, crawl space repairs will pay for themselves within the first 12 months.
    • Protects the structure of the home from dry rot and termites.
    What Is Involved in Crawl Space Encapsulation?

    Qualified technicians wrap a waterproof vapor barrier around your entire crawl space. They make sure the floors and walls are covered before sealing them to protect your home and add an additional layer of insulation. This barrier is usually made out of polyethylene, a durable plastic. 

    How Much Does Crawl Space Encapsulation Cost?

    The cost of labor and materials will vary depending on the size of your crawl space. Those with larger homes will have higher costs since it takes more time, effort, and material to encapsulate a larger crawl space. Aqua Lock offers affordable crawl space encapsulation throughout Louisville, KY. You can always contact us for a free quote. 

    Do You Need a Vapor Barrier in a Crawl Space?

    Many homes can be improved with a vapor barrier. By reducing moisture, lowering the risk of mold and pests, and improving comfort, a vapor barrier can not only fortify your crawl space but make your entire house more enjoyable.

    How Often Should You Replace the Crawl Space Vapor Barrier?

    The answer depends on the level of moisture in your home, as well as how long you have had the barrier. Generally, crawl space vapor barriers last 20 years or more. If you’ve noticed issues after installing one recently, then you should contact your contractor or reach out to us at Aqua Lock. We’ll take a look and let you know what needs to be done to rectify the problem. 

    Can You Put a New Vapor Barrier Over an Old One?

    In many cases, a new vapor barrier can simply be laid over the old one. However, if the old vapor barrier is damaged and has become waterlogged or affected by mold or pests, then removing it and replacing it with a new one is the best practice.