There are two reasons you may need sand installation in your crawlspace. Here in Hampton Roads we have a very low water table and when we get a heavy rain or storm, that water table rises quickly. If the water rises in your crawlspace above the ground it has no where to go and can create problems, especially if it sits and stagnates, that’s when you get mold and air quality issues that may need inspection and remediation.
Sand is also needed to fill in low or eroded areas after the moisture intrusion is corrected. We use the below methods:
A common occurrence is external water intrusion (water entering the crawl space from outside). An example would be standing water by the foundation of the home. This water will eventually erode the mortar between the brick or even solid block. Sand is not required to correct this problem. In this case a water diversion system or French Drain is needed.
Crawlspace sand installation and vapor barrier is used when moisture levels in the crawls space are high.
Our proprietary equipment allows us to quickly and easily install sand in your crawl space. Once the sand is placed correctly, we then rake the sand into all the low lying areas to make sure it is all level. We build it up around some trouble areas which are the perimeter and around the piers.
The end result is sand being installed for the correct reason and serving the proper function.
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Sand is used to level out low laying areas so that water can drain properly and won't stay stagnant and cause problems. It is also used to level out the ground before encapsulation.
Sand is required when the ground needs to be higher than the water rising in the crawl space.
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Gilbert and Son was the only company that was honest and told me I didn’t have a moisture problem. Pricing was much better than expected for the work performed. We had them install 33 tons of sand under our house because the builder did not back fill it like they should have. I figured I would have sand all over my yard and wife’s flowers, but that wasn’t the case. Super neat and clean install. Mike didn’t try and scare us into an encapsulation or work not needed like the other companies. Give these guys a call you won’t be disappointed.
I called because I had the smell of mold in my house and standing water in my crawl space. Gilbert and Son came out and did a free estimste. After I booked the job, they were on time professional, and cleaned up after themselves. The work and price was spot on. I highly recommend this company to anyone in need of mold or crawl space work.
My crawl space had a great deal of mold, so Gilbert & Son installed a great deal of sand to fill in low spots and put down a vapor barrier. They were terrific, and an added benefit was that a cough I had had for months cleared up shortly after that. (Apparently, I have a mold allergy.) All the work was done professionally, as promised.