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Waterproofing 101: Encapsulation – The best way to add value to your home

Waterproofing by encapsulation is an essential service that, when appropriately executed by professional installation experts, such as the ones employed here at Carolina Foundation Solutions, can result in added value to your home. The basement and crawlspace areas of your home are the areas most susceptible to moisture, condensation, water intrusion, and humidity issues. Such issues, if not addressed, can leave your home in disarray and result in a loss of home value over time. A home experiencing water-related issues can expect to lose around 15 percent of its overall value in today’s real estate market. Likewise, a fully waterproofed home can expect an increase between 15 to 20 percent of overall value. For example, a home valued at $300,000 with water and moisture issues in the crawlspace or basement can expect to be sold around $250,000, excluding carrying costs. That same home, fully waterproofed, would be sold at approximately $350,000 depending on the state of the waterproofing service.

If you’re wondering what exactly encapsulation is and what it does to your home, here is the Carolina Foundation Solutions encapsulation process:

  • Step 1: Install QuikFlo pipe and diverter
  • Step 2: Install Pitboss Sump Pump and exterior drainage basin
  • Step 3: Wrap piers and floor supports in 14 to 20 mil liner
  • Step 4: Wrap perimeter walls in FlexiFoil
  • Step 5: Wrap floor in 14 to 20 mil liner
  • Step 6: Install Aprilaire dehumidifier
  • Step 7: Optional installation of PitBoss+ battery back up

The Installation of QuikFlo pipe and a diverter will direct any water intrusion into the installed PitBoss sump pump that will then be extracted and directed away from your home into an exterior drainage basin. The 14 to 20 mil liner is a puncture and tear-proof material that keeps water from entering your crawlspace or basement. FlexiFoil is an insulated, antimicrobial material, that once installed, will hinder the growth of mold and bacteria, as well as help, keep the temperature constant. Our Aprilaire dehumidifier will keep humidity levels at the optimal range and is connected directly to our PitBoss sump pumps for moisture extraction. Carolina Foundation Solutions PitBoss+ battery backup is an optional add-on that will keep your sump pump running and pumping even if there is a blackout or loss of power.

No two encapsulation and waterproofing services are alike, the scope of work varies based on the state of the home. Carolina Foundation Solutions offers free inspections to our customers in which a sales consultant is dispatched to your property and evaluates the state of your crawlspace and basement. Based on their expert analysis a price fitting the repair will be set. All encapsulations are backed by a life of structure warranty and sump pumps, as well as the battery backup PitBoss+, is also backed by a 10-year warranty.

The full-encapsulation process offered will keep your home moisture and mold-free, as well as ensuring the air you breathe in your home is the safest it can be. In a nutshell, to sum up, don’t let water issues make your life harder than it needs to be; add value to your home while simultaneously providing a better and safer environment for you and your family. Carolina Foundation Solutions stands by its service and primary purpose: Providing permanent solutions tailored to your needs. Call now at (877) 770-7050 or contact us online to schedule a FREE inspection today!

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