Best Home & Property Services specializes in crawl space encapsulation, sump pump installation, and basement waterproofing in South and North Carolina.
We take pride in transforming damp, rotting crawl spaces and flooded basements into dry, usable space. In fact, it’s what we do every single day! We offer warrantied crawlspace products and installation. We also include a full written warranty with all our waterproofing & moisture control installations. This includes our lifetime limited warranty on our basement drain system, and our 25-year warranty on our crawl space vapor barrier.
A few of the services that we offer include:
CleanSpace – A Crawl Space Encapsulation System
The negative effects of a dirt crawl space are:
- High humidity & condensation
- Mold & wood rot
- Insects & critters
- Cold floors & higher heating costs
- Odors & drafts upstairs
- Unhealthy & uncomfortable living spaces
The solution is to uncouple the effects of the earth to your house with CleanSpace – isolating your house from the ground.
CleanSpace is a heavy 20 mil-thick-liner – like a pool liner. It is manufactured in 7 layers – a blend of high density polyethylene for flexibility, and polyester cord reinforcement for brute tear resistance. The white finish really brightens your crawl space and allows you to easily see that your crawl space is free of mold, insects and dirt. The CleanSpace is manufactured with an antimicrobial additive called "UltraFresh" – molded right into the material.
Your entire crawl space is lined with CleanSpace to permanently separate your home from the ground. All wood and organic materials are removed. Rocks are removed and uneven surfaces are leveled (depending on condition). The CleanSpace liner is carefully fitted and installed, permanently held in place with drilled-in fasteners and spikes. The edges, seams and pipe penetrations are sealed as well.
CleanSpace is part of a health crawl space and healthy home strategy and should be combined with our other products to control water, humidity, outside air infiltration and heat loss. Best will recommend the best combination for your home. When combined with our other products, you will have an attractive, bright, tough crawl space liner that is vapor-proof and warrantied by your dealer against rips and tears. You will have low humidity, which means no new mold growth and less pests. Warmer floors also mean lower heating costs. As a result, you will have a healthier home that is less expensive to own.
SaniDry Sedona – Dry Health Air For Your Home
SaniDry engineers set out on an ambitious project with high goals. After 18 months of intense research, development and countless test hours, the goal was achieved.
The world's most efficient, high-performance dehumidifier and filtration system – and in a small size to take up less space in your basement or fit in small crawl spaces. The SaniDry Sedona eliminates damp, musty odors in your basement or crawl space by drying and filtering the air! Mold and mildew are musty smelling fungi that thrive in moist conditions. Dust mite fecal matter is the #1 indoor allergen. The SaniDry Sedona will keep your home below 55% relative humidity – mold won't stand a chance and dust mites will die off!
What does "high performance" mean? Well, whether a dehumidifier will keep up and ensure mold won't grow in all seasonal conditions depends on how much water it will take out of the air. This depends on capacity and air flow. The SaniDry Sedona has over a whopping 100 pints per day capacity and will move over 300 cubic feet of dry air per minute around your basement or crawl space. This dries the building materials and contents of your home and makes that damp feeling go away!
What does "high efficiency" mean? It is important and simple – it means how much water it will take out of the air for how much money in electricity it costs you to run it. The Sedona is not only Energy Star rated (most dehumidifiers and not even close), but it's the most efficient dehumidifier in the world without a large bulky heat exchange core – at over 2.9 liters of water per kilowatt hour of electricity. This means you'll save on electricity over the years while keeping your home dry and healthy.
The basement or crawl space is part of the inside of a building as a whole. If there is high humidity and musty odors downstairs, it will affect the upstairs environment. Therefore, by drying your basement or crawl space, the SaniDry Sedona will help your whole house to be drier and healthier!
SmartSump – Crawl Space Drainage System
Part of keeping your crawl space dry involves a sump pump. The state-of-the-art SmartSump is designed just for crawl spaces. The liner and lid are designed to form a tight seal around the CleanSpace liner.
How smart is SmartSump? Since you don't go into your crawl space a lot, you need to know if there is a plumbing leak. The SmartSump has a unique lid design so water from a plumbing leak fills an alarm pocket on the lid first, sounding a WaterWatch alarm. From there, the water flows down a special airtight floor drain that lets water down, but damp air cannot come up into your crawl space. The alarm also alerts you to pump or power failures.
The optional UltraSump battery back-up pumping system has a second pump in case of primary pump failure, a second switch in case of switch failure and a second power source in case of power failure. The UltraSump can pump out over 12,000 gallons of water with the energy in the special 120 amp sealed PowerPack. A charger keeps it charged when the power is on, and an alarm will tell you when the UltraSump is operating. The UltraSump is optional but highly recommended.
Our free quotes include an on-site inspection and consultation as well as a copy of our full-color, 88-page waterproofing book! To find out more click here.