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See the Crawl Space Waterproofing Difference in Chicago, IL

Do you have a wet or damp crawl space? Do you smell musty odors coming from your crawl space? Are there ugly, nasty bugs and creepy crawlies bothering you? Do the floor boards feel spongy? Are your heating and cooling bills too high? Then we have the answer for you: Safeguard Waterproofing! We perform the crucial crawl space waterproofing Chicago homes need to stay dry and safe! If your home has a basement, we also provide basement waterproofing services.

Clean Shield Crawl Space Encapsulation System is the comprehensive solution for crawl space waterproofing in Chicago and Arlington Heights, and it comes with a lifetime transferable warranty! Clean Shield crawl space liner is 16 mil thick with fiber reinforcement, a triple-ply extrusion-coated virgin polyethylene membrane. This innovative liner is designed with the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any in its class, but we don’t stop there…

Damp crawl space

Do you have a wet damp crawl space? Do you smell musty odors coming from your crawl space? Ugly, nasty bugs and insects bothering you? Your floor boards feel spongy? High heating and cooling bills?

Then we have the answer for you!

Green mold

Clean Shield Crawl Space Encapsulation System has a Lifetime Transferable Warranty!

Clean Shield crawl space liner is a 16 mil thick with fiber reinforcement, triple ply extrusion coated virgin polyethylene membrane. Designed to yield the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any product of its kind! But wait, we don’t stop there…

  1. We remove all organic material from your crawl space.
  2. We pitch the crawl space slightly to form a low spot to help aid in the draining to a sump pit.
  3. We install a perimeter rigid PVC drain tile with a filter sock surrounded with washed stone.
  4. We install a solid sump basin with a sealed lid to help keep any soils or debris from reaching the sump pumps.
  5. We install a 1/2 hp main sump pump and an ITT battery backup system, complete with a high water alarm.
  6. We install our base floor membrane called Mari-Drain, a dimpled planton material which also aids in directing any water to the sump pumps.
  7. We install our 2nd floor membrane called thermo insulating blanket, a state of the art insulator/waterproofing blanket that helps control the transmission of moisture and moisture vapors making your crawlspace feel warmer.
  8. We install our 3rd floor membrane, the clean shield crawl space liner. This is mechanically fastened to the footing.
  9. We install the thermo insulating blanket which is mechanically fastened to the crawl space foundation walls. This helps control transmission of moisture & moisture vapors through your foundation walls, which aids in making your crawlspace feeling warmer. We stop just below the sill plate to allow for periodic inspection.
  10. We install a thermo insulating blanket to the bottom of your floor joist which has been certified by energy star to achieve up to an R 16.8.
  11. We permanently seal any air vents.

Completely encapsulating your crawl space from the environment, adding valuable dry usable space to your home.

Some important facts you should know:

  1. Your crawlspace should be sealed from the outside with no open vents or pipes to allow cold air to infiltrate your crawlspace. Remember hot air raises, cold air sinks.
  2. Your drainage pipe should always be rigid PVC not flexible aba tile which cannot be maintained should the need arise.
  3. Your warranty should be lifetime! That’s right, lifetime! Not 5 years or 10 years or 25 years but lifetime transferable. That’s why Safeguard offers a lifetime transferable warranty!

6 mil plastic

6 mil plastic

A river in your crawl

A river in your crawl.

This can't be good

This can’t be good!

You call that a sump pit

You call that a sump pit.

Now that's got to go

Now that’s got to go.

The new pit is almost ready

The new pit is almost ready.

Mar-drain underlayment

Mari-drain underlayment


Thermo blanket is in.

Clean shield

Clean shield looking good!

Top of thermoblanket

Almost there…

Almost completed downlay

Look at me now!

Completed, clean crawlspace

Wow, what a difference!

Now let’s talk concrete in crawl spaces

We can do that for you too!

Here’s how we do it:

  1. As with the encapsulation system, we prep the crawl space beforehand. We remove any excess debris and level the crawl space.
  2. Next, we install a perimeter rigid PVC drainage system, surrounded with wash stone and complete with inspection ports.
  3. We install the sealed sump pit with a ½ hp main pump and the ITT battery backup system.
  4. Next, we lay down a vapor barrier and pump in a slurry coat of concrete 3-4 inches thick with a float finish. Once it is completed, this process adds valuable, dry, usable space to your home!

Don’t let your crawl space turn into a dungeon of moisture, mildew, and rot that attracts insects and other pesky creatures. Your crawl space doesn’t have to be a basement bog—with sensible, affordable crawl space waterproofing services in Chicago, you can restore the dryness and fresh scent of your home! No longer will musty odors pervade the air, and your heating and cooling bills will return to normal. Call Safeguard Waterproofing today at (847) 603-4048 for a free inspection and estimate!

Vapor barrier

Vapor barrier installed.

A man ready to pump concrete

Ready to pump the concrete.

Concrete with float finish

Concrete with the float finish.

Finished crawlspace

Finished crawl with thermo insulated blanket on walls.

Don't do it twice. Do it right. Make an appointment with Safeguard Waterproofing - Ram Jack Illinois to learn about specific services we offer or start by calling (847) 603-4048.