Crawl Space Excavation -
Crawlspace Dirt Removal
In many older homes in the Midwest, the crawlspaces are too tight to crawl in. A crawlspace should be have minimum of 18 inches of clearance between the bottom of the floor joists and the dirt floor. Crawlspaces with less than the required amount of clearance are susceptible to wood rot from the moisture evaporating from the ground floor. These tight crawlspaces also do not allow access to plumbing, HVAC ducts, or structural supports. Homes with shallow crawlspaces need professional dirt removal services.
Excavating a crawlspace is a difficult process. First an access point is cut into the foundation to allow for removal of the soil and to install a 32″ crawlspace door at the end of the project. The perimeter foundation wall and support columns are carefully examined and a proper slope distance is determined. The slope distance is to ensure that the load-bearing foundation wall is never undermined or compromised. Then the crew will begin to hand dig the crawlspace soil. The soil is removed either by sleds, escalator, or a vacuum truck. We utilize several crawlspace soil removal techniques to custom fit your home and its surroundings. In some cases, the beams and support columns will need to be retrofitted for the excavated crawlspace. Lastly, a vapor barrier or encapsulation system is installed.
The Crawlspace Company has excavated out more crawlspaces in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, or Ohio than any other company. We have the experience to properly excavate a crawlspace without any settlement or cave-ins. Give us a Call Today to schedule your Free Estimate! Call 1-877-409-2837