If your home has an elevated foundation and crawl space, it’s important to keep moisture out. We wrote about the importance of moisture control last month, and shared some tips for keeping damp air and soil away from your house.
One challenge that can impact homeowners is the actual ground level in the crawl space, compared to the lawn and landscaping around your house. When the ground level under the house is lower than the outdoor level, you can end up with water collecting under your home when it rains. This is a problem that vapor barriers and dehumidifiers can’t handle, but needs to be addressed.
This is particularly important during late summer when we get frequent afternoon thunderstorms that can deliver a lot of rain in a short period of time. When your lawn and downspouts can’t handle storm-generated rain, it can end up in your crawlspace.
The solution? Elevate the ground level under your house with sand! HomePro has developed a unique system of installing sand in the crawl space. We do this by using walk boards to prevent trampling your grass and to make sure no heavy equipment damages your property. We’ll install enough sand to raise the grade of your crawl space as much as required to be above the outdoor level.
We use quality, sifted sand. We never use cheap, trash-filled sand, so you know your home is safely protected. Finally, the work is performed by HomePro employees, not sub-contractors.
Prices are based on weight and range from $120-$200 per ton. If your crawl space is below the outside ground level next to your foundation, give us a call today at 757-499-1078 to talk about the options to keep your crawl space moisture free.