Renovation of the crawl space
Ventilated crawl spaces may contain water, moisture or even building debris, compromising the indoor air quality.
The sandy or clayey soil on the bottom lifts up capillary moisture, increasing the moisture load on the crawl space. Together with organic matter, it contributes to the aforementioned problem. The crawl space should be odorless and dry in surface and air quality.
Ventilation may be inadequate both in terms of the air changing and the height of the space, sewer pipes may hang from their brackets or be completely against the ground and uninsulated, the plinth may be off the ground. There may be leaks at the joints between the floor tile and the plinth.
These shortcomings should be addressed without delay. The crawl space is cleaned of all debris and if necessary, a high-power vacuum is used to remove them to make sure the space is ventilated, clean and accessible for workers. The aforementioned problems are corrected and if necessary, a filter cloth is installed on the bottom on moist or clayey soil for example. Finally, Leca gravel or washed crushed stone is blown over it.
Haulage problems can be solved with internal or external drainage cavities, possibly including pumping stations.
Ventilation can be improved with pipes or valves. For more difficult situations, a mechanical solution is used.
This project could be a part of the work done on drainage systems or just a single project.
Our work in crawl spaces:
- High-power soil vacuuming
- Blowing crushed stone and leca gravel
- Demolition of moldboards
- Diamond drilling and sawing
- Structural repairs
- Sewer adjustments and support
- Ventilation works
- Sand blasting
See also comprehensive attic renovation projects here:
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Juha Nieminen – Hartela
"Our cooperation has gone great. The customer service
has been good and professional. The work was finished
on schedule and the quality of the product was as agreed."
Pasi Hamunen – Rakennuskartio Oy
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Mikko Lehikoinen – Uudenmaan Rakennuspalvelu
"Everything went as we agreed. I have done many projects with them.
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Juha Karhu – Uudenmaan Mestari-Rakentajat Oy
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Mika Rautio – Realco
"Everything went nicely."
Vesa Rantanen – Turun Teollisuuden Rakentajat Oy
"We have 12 detached or semi-detached houses here on our worksite.
All roofs were insulated with Eko-Expert's blown wool.
Everything went nicely according to plan."
Mika Peltonen – Hausia Oy
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Eko-Expert and the contact person have taken care of things well."
Matti Orela – Järvenpään Isännöintipalvelu Oy
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