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What is the best way to encapsulate a crawlspace that seems wet all the time?

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I just bought a house built in 2007 and I need to encapsulate the crawl space. major problem is that where the house was built the water table is at ground level , meaning there is standing water most of the time. I got a quote and my GC got a 2 quotes all from licensed Encapsulation Contractors and the space is 2700 sq ft. One says plastic against the ground , one says concrete against the ground, the other one said a Plastic and foam , They all said insulate the walls, two with foam and one in plastic , all said seal off vents and that I agree with!! I have read up on this for weeks now daily and probably could do a decent job doing it myself. However , I am not mechanical in anyway so I must leave it to a Pro. I will pay anyone a fair fee to tell me which is best and longest lasting solution, if you the qualifications to help me. My GC says he has never done a house with a crawl space encapsulated and he only doing the inside remodeling. Prices range from 31-40K and it shocked




 

 

I just bought a house built in 2007 and I need to encapsulate the crawl space. major problem is that where the house was built the water table is at ground level , meaning there is standing water most of the time. I got a quote and my GC got a 2 quotes all from licensed Encapsulation Contractors and the space is 2700 sq ft. One says plastic against the ground , one says concrete against the ground, the other one said a Plastic and foam , They all said insulate the walls, two with foam and one in plastic , all said seal off vents and that I agree with!! I have read up on this for weeks now daily and probably could do a decent job doing it myself. However , I am not mechanical in anyway so I must leave it to a Pro. I will pay anyone a fair fee to tell me which is best and longest lasting solution, if you the qualifications to help me. My GC says he has never done a house with a crawl space encapsulated and he only doing the inside remodeling. Prices range from 31-40K and it shocked<

Wallie,

The quick answer is you don't encapsulate the crawlspace before you take care of the water issues first or you are just asking for some major issues.

Source of the water

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