Many times, a crawl space drainage systems need to be installed. Why? Often, water can become trapped beneath a building in it’s crawl space. Several drainage systems are available for a homeowner. For example, a perimeter drain can be installed around the interior of the crawl space walls. The drain pipe connects to the sump pump, which removes the water from the crawl space. Who can you rely on to give you the information you need? Complete Detail has years of experience in the field and is willing to walk you through each step.

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Why Do You Need a Crawl Space Drainage System?

A crawl space should never be wet. If you begin to notice water, it’s necessary to find a solution to keep the crawl space dry and prevent water damage. A foundation drain system might be the answer. Our team of experts can recommend the best foundation drainage solution for your home.

What Are My Crawl Space Drainage System Options?

  • Sump pump– Basically, the water will naturally drain into the sump pump, which will remove it from the crawl space.
  • Perimeter drain- This type of system is installed along the crawl space foundation walls.
  • French drain- These are installed below surface and will connect to your sump pump. More importantly, this connection removes any water in your crawl space.

Trust Our Crawl Space Drainage System Experts

The cleanup process will be quick and easy when you choose our services. We’ll get to work in an efficient way to help ensure the problem is dealt with in the shortest possible amount of time. You’ll want your home to be back to normal and free from this problem as soon as possible and that’s what we’ll make happen.

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What is the Cost of Drainage System Installation?

The cost will all depend on what your specific needs are. For example, if your home’s crawl space is below ground level or you live in an area with a high water table, you may need to install a sump pump. Sump pump installation costs about $1,100 on average. Most homeowners spend between $650 and $1,800. French drains average about $20 to $30 per linear foot. Internal ones cost about $45 to $60 per linear foot. In the end, installing a drainage system can cost between $1,892 and $5,496. Small, simpler solutions could be as low as $800 and more complicated projects could get as expensive as $8,000.

Why Have a Vapor Barrier Installed – Pros and Cons


There are a few drawbacks when considering installation of a vapor barrier. The first is the cost. Although costs vary, you will spend between $2,000 to $14,000. This, of course, will all depend on the size of your crawlspace. Another disadvantage is that vapor barriers are not a do-it-yourself job. This means you will need to hire a professional to come and install it for you. This will ensure the job is done correctly and quickly.


Despite the few downfalls, there are several advantages that come from installing a vapor barrier in your crawlspace. These advantages include:

Increased Energy Efficiency:

While not designed as insulation for a crawl space, vapor barriers can help to regulate temperatures in your home. In this way, your heating and cooling costs will be lowered and can reduce your bill up to 20%!

Improved Air Quality:

Vapor barriers are designed to keep moisture out (hence their name) but they also reduce the chances of mold growth in your home. They do this by keeping mold spores from circulating in the air of your crawl space and on into the rest of your home. This will lead to improved air quality in your home.

Eliminated Condensation:

Vapor barriers prevent moisture seepage on your crawlspace walls and reduce the humidity levels as a result. This will prevent condensation from forming on pipes within your crawl space.

Keeps Floor Temperatures Constant:

No one likes walking on freezing hardwood floors in the winter but installing a vapor barrier can help to keep them warm during the cold months.

Increase Home Value:

Installing a vapor barrier can improve the value of your home. Since it reduces moisture issues, your home won’t have issues like wood rot and mold to worry about. These are very positive selling points.

As you can see, the positive far outweigh the negative when it comes to installation of vapor barriers. If you have a damp or moldy crawl space, it is important to get an estimate on installation of a vapor barrier.

Do I Really Need Crawl Space Repair?

Do any of the following apply to your home or crawl space? If yes, you should consider having your crawl space evaluated by a professional to see what can be done to remedy the issue.

My Crawl Space has Open Vents and a Dirt Floor

Even though vented and dirt floored crawl spaces are still permitted, they cause many moisture and mold problems for homeowners.

I am Experiencing Allergy and Asthma Symptoms

Airborne mold spores and dust mites from damp crawl space and basement areas are among the most common indoor air pollutants and allergens. Don’t suffer any longer! Call a professional to come check out your situation.

If you have further questions about your specific situation, call Complete Detail at 937-507-2927 for more information or to set up an appointment for an estimate.

Should I Seal My Crawl Space?

Many wonder about sealing their crawl space. There is good reason for this. Water in a crawl space can lead to major problems. Encapsulations using vapor barriers are perfect for people who are experiencing water or moisture build-up in your crawl space. Additionally, sealing your crawl space in this way will improve the quality of air and overall home efficiency. Anyone who has duct work located in a crawl space will also benefit. Encapsulation works at protecting and partially insulating these ducts.

Sources of Humidity in Homes and Crawl Spaces

External Sources

There are a few ways in which water can enter a crawl space. Water can often come up through the soil, this can continue all year long, depending where you live and the soil on which your home is built. It can also come from irrigation, or it can happen naturally during the rainy seasons. Crawl space vents are still standard but, they often are culprits of bringing in more moisture than they can let out.  Closing the vents will not provide a solution on its own. You need to have the space sealed before you can close and seal off vents completely.

Internal Sources

Many things within a home can cause humidity levels to rise. A few examples include showers, cooking, laundry, and even breathing all add a little bit of moisture to the air. These sources of humidity can sometimes be enough to contribute to moisture build up in a crawl space.


Gas appliances also carry the potential for excess humidity. This can happen if gases with moisture are not vented in a proper manner. If this is the case, you have an even bigger problem than humidity. These gases contain carbon monoxide which is poisonous. If you suspect this problem, it is important you call professionals immediately.

Contact Our Team

One thing that we’re proud of here at Complete Detail Cleaning & Restoration is the reputation we’ve managed to build. It’s vitally important to us that you’re happy with the service provided. Feel free to contact us at 937-507-2927 with any concerns or questions.

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