Waterproofing

Crawlspace Doctor of Northwest Georgia will install and service waterproofing for your crawl space in Northwest Georgia, Cobb County, Fulton County, DeKalb County, Gwinnett County and the cities of Atlanta, Marietta, Alpharetta, Roswell and Sandy Springs.

Waterproofing a crawlspace as defined means preventing any ground water from passing through the foundation and accumulating in the crawlspace.
Most waterproofing techniques must be applied during the construction of the structure.
Outside perimeter drains, gutters, waterproofing materials on foundation walls and proper sloping of the land next to the structure all need to be considered.

Reality is, in most construction, the proper steps have not been followed through. In this case, water management is the proper term for the control of ground water entering the crawlspace. It may be possible to upgrade the gutters and improve the grade of the land but most often it is impractical to completely prevent water from entering the crawlspace. Landscaping, sidewalks, HVAC units and other items on the exterior of the home make it very difficult to achieve the desired results.

The best approach now becomes water management. Admitting that water is going to pass through the foundation and controlling it so it is no longer a concern.

A properly installed interior perimeter drainage system with a proper sump pit and sump pump discharging to the exterior of the crawlspace is mandatory for the control of water entering the crawlspace.

Even if the structure has water entering only every five to ten years the drainage system will be there to eliminate the destruction its effects can have.

Think of a drainage system as an insurance policy for your crawlspace!

 

Crawlspace Doctor
125 Roswell Commons Way
Roswell GA 30076

Phone: 770-900-9338
Phone: 770-900-9337

Serving Cobb County, Fulton County, DeKalb County, Gwinnett County and the cities of Atlanta, Marietta, Alpharetta, Roswell and Sandy Springs

Richard Ossie

 

Richard Ossie

Stephen Ossie

 

Stephen Ossie

 

Georgia North West Customer Testimonials

We consulted with several different companies when our crawlspace needed repair. Crawlspace Doctor was the one to go with, hands down. The cost, the value, the service, the friendliness of the staff. You won't find a better combination anywhere else. They've even come back several times to make sure everything is working properly, free of charge!

David Nichols
Lawrenceville GA

I hired Richard to clean up and dry out a very nasty crawlspace after getting 3 other proposals. My decision was based mostly on reviews on Kudzu. Richard put me in touch with another firm to clean up the mold that my procrastination had allowed to get out of control, then he carried out his proposal, including bringing in another company to spray foam insulation on the crawlspace walls and adjacent wood structure. Then the real complications began. My termite company said the foam prevented them from doing a valid inspection. Worse, several months later I was selling the house and needed a termite letter for closing. Richard and I had no luck getting the foam-spraying company to remove the foam from the areas needed for inspection, so he came back and devoted 2 man-days of effort in removing that foam -- at no charge to me. Richard is a man of the highest integrity. Combine that with his knowledge, dependability, and work ethic, and I give him my highest possible recommendation.

Peter Steele
Atlanta Ga.

Richard Ossie, co-owner, was a pleasure to work with. Prompt response to initial phone call, immediate free consultation appointment, complete and thorough explanation of problems with digital photos, complete and thorough explanation of recommended remedy. I met with three other companies as well and went through the same process. Richard's pricing was competitive and the attention to detail was superior. The work was done promptly and thoroughly when scheduled. Richard was always responsive by phone or in person when we had questions and followed up in person after completion of the job to make sure we were satisfied.

Kathy Shaul
Atlanta GA

My experience with Crawlspace Doctor, Inc. was more than I bargained for. He arrived on time for the estimate, explained the process thoroughly, arrived on time for the work, and finished in a timely fashion. The work was neat, and complete. Several months later he returned to measure humidity and temperature in the crawlspace and they were both within a good range. I would recommend them highly to anyone wishing to encapsulate their crawlspace!

Sarah Carson
Atlanta GA