Waterproofing

Crawlspace Doctor of West North Carolina will install and service waterproofing for your crawl space in West North Carolina, Orange County, Durham County and the cities of Durham, Chapel Hill, Burlington, Greensboro, Hillsborough.

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
6162 Loch Laural Lane
Raleigh, NC 27613

Phone: 919-454-4508

Serving the counties of Orange, Durham and the cities of Durham, Chapel Hill, Burlington, Greensboro, Hillsborough, Pittsboro and Carrboro

Super Service Award

Brad Dehring

 

Brad Dehring

North Carolina West Customer Testimonials


We noticed that our downstairs bedrooms had a musty odor that seemed to be coming from the crawl space so I called Brad from Crawlspace doctor. He explained everything that his company would do in an easy-to-understand way. Brad went into our crawlspace and disovered that we had a guest living there (probably a raccoon or possum based on the droppings) and we also had some sink holes & water issues. He & his assistant showed up when promised and now our crawl space is energy efficient, mold-free and critter-free! They also even removed the critter droppings! They were also super fantastic with my curious 3-year old niece who was visiting, as well as both our dogs. I would HIGHLY recommend them!!

Christine D.

Durham, NC


Brad was great throughout the entire job, always keeping me informed and letting me know how much more work they had to complete. The crawl space is in almost livable condition. The house had a musty smell to it, but that is now gone. We were most likely breathing in some of the mold that had been growing under the house. The humidity levels are down to 55%, and should stay at that level in both winter and summer. I will call Brad again in a heartbeat if I move to another home and have a similar problem. He is the kind of guy that I think people are looking for. He is punctual, honest, straightforward, and true to his word.
David V.
Chapel Hill, NC

 


We were told our crawlspace was in need of serious repair.  We got a couple of different quotes and options from different Companies including the Crawlspace Doctor.  After research we decided to go with Crawlspace Doctor and the Closed Air Supply Crawl Space.  His prices were the most reasonable and he was also very friendly, professional,  helpful and knowledgeable from the start.  He answered all of our questions and was willing to answer more.  He did excellent work in a timely and professional manner.  We would use Brad with Crawlspace Doctor again in the future if necessary.
Sara P.
Eno Valley, NC


Doctor Brad and sidekick Justin sealed our 1600 sq. ft. crawl space, and I do mean crawl. Our space was nasty, damp, dark, smelly, confined, buggy, moldy, mousy, and snaky. As I crawled around the space midway through and after the job I was surprised and delighted at the high quality of the work and these guys attention to detail. It looked like they gave my space the same effort they would give their own home. Today my 7 yr old daughter and her friend were playing "spy dogs" with their flashlights in the crawl space. Amazing.
Richard P.
Hillsborough, NC