Moisture Drainage and Insulation

Exterior–Resolve the Moisture and Drainage issue

  • Clear out all retainer wall drainage outlets and place 12″ x 12″ pavers in front to drain excess water
  • Attach 8′ of drainage pipe to the downspouts and bury to re-allocate water drainage away from the foundation of the building
  • Install drainage tiles of the retainer wall
  • Dug a 17″ trench the length of the building and remove truck loads of mud at the foundation surface
  • Remove old metal style foundation vents
  • Extend HVAC condensation lines from concrete block pad to re-direct the water drainage away from the foundation of the building
  • Replace foundation vents with new open and close louver vents which automatically open and close based on exterior temperatures. The vents completely close at temperatures under 40 degrees and open at temperatures over 40 degrees to allow crawl space to receive proper ventilation to prevent moisture build up on the joist boards, insulation, and sub-flooring. This avoids mildew and mold issues under crawl space and foundation areas
Insulation

Interior–Resolve the Moisture and Drainage issue

drainage trench with gravel
  • Drill holes in all of the bottom cinder blocks under the building to allow water to drain from interior walls of the building.
  • Remove all excess water under the foundation area using a sump pump.
  • Install 1200# of drainage rock in trench to help retain water.
  • Repair major gutter leaks from exterior gutters and re-direct water from laying at the foundation of the building.
  • Install vapor barrier 14′ x 40′ on ground of foundation of the building.
  • Remov all damaged and wet insulation at foundation.
  • Used HEPA vac and clean all joist boards under floor foundation.
  • Replace and secure new insulation under total foundation.
  • Ran ceramic heaters 24/7 to assist with water moisture and drying times.