Meet Shawn! Shawn is a co-lead on one of our production crews and has continuously built on his skills with Healthy Spaces basement projects and more. In his words: "Basement life, I love it!" He also has a welding certification and previously worked for ABC Lumber.
In his spare time, Shawn enjoys playing poker and watching sports.
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Some experts say that the most important part of a crawlspace sump pump system is the pump. That makes sense, right? You can't keep a crawlspace like the one under this Owensboro home dry unless you have a reliable, powerful pump. There's something else to consider when drying out your crawlspace--where is the water going that the pump is pushing out?
It's a common problem when trying to do it yourself, or when dealing with inexperienced installers--they often don't make the discharge line long enough. Part of the reason that they short-change homeowners on proper discharge line length is that their sump pump isn't powerful enough to force the water out far enough to keep the water from flowing back into the crawlspace.
Healthy Spaces crawlspace waterproofing experts recommend that a minimum of 10' of discharge line with proper grade be installed. That's a minimum and it's better to go further than that. It's also vital to make sure that you have an IceGuard where the discharge line exits the house, so the discharge line doesn't freeze.
In these pictures, you can see the crew digging out the proper space and grade for the discharge line and then the finished product! It's amazing how lovely the landscaping looks after a discharge installation!
This crawl space in Evansville, IN home, had no vapor barrier and issues of moisture in the basement. Exposed earth contributes to a lot of water vapor into the crawl space air. The earth is damp, and as that damp soil dries beneath the house (in this homeowner's case open basement), the water vapor moves upward. By installing a crawl space vapor barrier it's the perfect way to keep water and moisture from your crawl space.
Healthy Spaces provided moisture protection by installing CleanSpace Drainage Matting under our CleanSpace Liner. Crawl space liners rest directly on the crawl space floor. If your crawl space is flooding, water can be trapped underneath, never making it to your perimeter drain. By installing our CleanSpace Drainage Matting, it has raised dimples that will channel flooding water underneath your crawl space liner, directing it either the perimeter crawl space drain system or the sump pump. The CleanSpace Vapor Barrier is a durable, bright white crawl space liner that installs on the walls and floors, preventing water vapor and humidity from passing through. The CleanSpace liner is a durable 20-mil crawl space liner that converts your crawl space into a usable storage area.
This Evansville, IN homeowner is happy to have a clean and dry environment in their crawl space thanks to Healthy Spaces!