Rodent Slab

The Ultimate Solution for Persistent Rodent Infestations

Rodent exclusion is a crucial component of every effective crawl space remediation project. However, traditional exclusion methods may only address existing entry points, leaving room for rodents to return and cause further damage. That’s where a rodent slab comes in as the ultimate solution for long-lasting protection against re-occurring infestations.

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Why Choose a Rodent Slab

Even after a successful crawl space remediation and professional exclusion efforts, rodents can find new ways to infiltrate the space. A rodent slab provides a permanent barrier, preventing rodents from burrowing under the foundation and accessing the crawl space. This innovative solution offers unmatched protection and peace of mind, eliminating the need for repeated remediation projects.

Our Experience with Rodents

Even after a successful crawl space remediation and professional exclusion efforts, rodents can find new ways to infiltrate the space. A rodent slab provides a permanent barrier, preventing rodents from burrowing under the foundation and accessing the crawl space. This innovative solution offers unmatched protection and peace of mind, eliminating the need for repeated remediation projects.

What is a Rodent Slab

A rodent slab is a poured concrete structure that covers the entire crawl space floor, sealing it off from wall to wall. This robust barrier prevents rodents from burrowing underneath the foundation and gaining access to the crawl space. Our meticulous installation process ensures a durable and long-lasting solution that effectively safeguards your home against rodent intrusion.

When is a Rodent Slab Necessary

A rodent slab is recommended for homes facing chronic rodent burrowing issues, particularly in the following scenarios

Older Foundations

Homes with shallow foundation walls are vulnerable to rodent burrowing, making a rodent slab essential for protection.

Soft Soil Conditions

Areas with soft or saturated soil provide ideal conditions for rodents to burrow, necessitating the installation of a rodent slab for prevention.

Mixed Basement-Crawlspace Structures

Houses with both basement and crawl space components often have shallow foundations susceptible to rodent intrusion, making a rodent slab a prudent investment for long-term protection.

Installation Process

Our meticulous installation process involves several key steps

Ground Preparation

We prepare, level, and smooth out the ground to ensure a stable base for the slab.

We prepare, level, and smooth out the ground to ensure a stable base for the slab.

Metal rebar structures are set and tied over the entire crawl space to reinforce the concrete and ensure longevity.

The concrete is poured and smoothed out for optimal results, providing a strong and sustainable barrier against rodent intrusion.

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TESTIMONIALS

Northwest Crawl Space Services is family-owned right here in the Pacific Northwest. With years of experience, we’re licensed and bonded and always prioritize our customer’s satisfaction. Please read some of our 5-star reviews from our happy customers.

Myong Soo Kim
Myong Soo Kim
9 March 2023
Exceed their promises..excellent communication and great crew. Highly recommend.
Thomas Roberts
Thomas Roberts
9 March 2023
Rob and crew from NW Crawl Space did full remediation for our crawl space and attic, after finding evidence of rodents (mice) in both areas. Removed old crawl space insulation & vapor barrier, replaced heat-ducts that were damaged, & vacuumed out attic insulation and debris. Sealed openings in both areas to prevent rodents from returning. Traps set, with rodent control plan. Highly recommended!
Emily Davis
Emily Davis
3 March 2023
Northwest Crawl Space Services has been honest, professional, easy to work with, and has done excellent work on my home. I first approached the company looking for someone to reinsulate and clean out my mud room crawlspace-- it is an addition to the house and is open-air. Lior came by and noted that because NWCSS specializes in fiberglass insulation, they wouldn't be able to work on this part of my house, because it would require spray foam insulation to truly be rat and weather proofed. I really appreciated this up front honesty-- two previous contractors had given me bids to reinsulate with fiberglass, never mentioning the need for spray foam, and never saying that they wouldn't be able to do a proper job. I would have paid money to some other company for a shoddy, inappropriate "solution" if Lior had not filled me in. Lior even recommended some other companies to call that specialize in spray foam! After this helpful and informative experience, I knew right away when I discovered signs of rats in my main basement crawlspace that I wanted NWCSS to be the ones to work on the problem. Lior came by to check it out and did a very thorough inspection. His manner with clients is excellent-- I never felt like my questions were being dismissed. We set a date for a crew to come by to replace rat-infested insulation, remove the improperly installed vapor barrier, clean out debris, and reinstall vapor barrier to industry standards. The crew, Patrick and Chandler, were friendly, polite, and happy to answer questions. Savannah in the office has also been very friendly and quick to answer my questions regarding logistics and payment. Overall, my experience was excellent and I will re-hire NWCSS when it comes time to reinsulate and clean out my attic crawlspace.
jan ostrovsky
jan ostrovsky
6 February 2023
Matan gave us a fair estimate for the crawl space re-insulation and screening, and the work was done promptly. I was pleasantly surprised when the final bill came in about 15% UNDER the estimate. It’s nice to deal with a company which has the integrity to pass those savings on.
Dan Huang
Dan Huang
26 January 2023
Northwest Crawl Space is a trustful company to work with. They helped me install the French drain, replace the insulation and vapor barrier. Matan and his stuff did a great job. They will carefully protect your home when performing the job, clean the waste after the work is done, and come back to inspect if the work is good.
Scott Taylor
Scott Taylor
17 December 2022
We had Northwest crawlspace come out to inspect our crawlspace and they identify a lot of standing water as well as rodent activity in the insulation. As a result, we needed a full clean out of our crawlspace and new insulation, vapor barrier, drain and sump pump. The crew was professional, friendly and fast. The work was extremely well done, we recently had them come out to check everything and the technician confirmed it was one of the best installs he had seen. I would highly recommend this company to anyone.
Ricardo Salvatierra
Ricardo Salvatierra
16 December 2022
My experience with this company has been amazing. Lior (the owner) goes above and beyon every single aspect, super professional and always providing the best advice to avoid unnecessary expenses. They did the whole work in my crawlspace, sump pump, french drain, vapor barrier, etc... and results are great, 0 moisture. I would definitely recommend it.
Torrey Olsen
Torrey Olsen
15 December 2022
Lior and his NW Crawl Space Services team were everything we expected in professionals! They were on time, neat, though, communicative, polite, did the job as promised and then checked back with us as promised again to ensure that the job was done!
Wayne Appler
Wayne Appler
18 November 2022
I had Northwest Crawl Space Services remove all my rodent infested insulation and vapor barrier. They cleaned & disinfected my crawl and installed all new insulation and a sealed vapor barrier. The workers were very diligent and and skilled in their methods. I was given a quote up front and feel that I received a quality job that was worth every penny. I am beyond pleased with the company and would highly recommend them to everyone.

Frequently asked questions

How Does a Rodent Slab Prevent Rodent Infestation?

A rodent slab serves as a solid barrier that covers the entire crawl space floor, sealing it off from wall to wall. By eliminating access points and preventing rodents from burrowing under the foundation, the slab effectively blocks their entry into the crawl space. Additionally, the installation process includes reinforcement with metal rebar structures, ensuring durability and resistance to rodent intrusion.

Our team strives to minimize disruption during the installation process of a rodent slab. While some excavation may be necessary to prepare the crawl space for installation, we take care to complete the work efficiently and with minimal disturbance to your property. Our goal is to provide a seamless installation experience while delivering long-term protection against rodent infestation.

The duration of rodent slab installation varies depending on various factors, including the size of the crawl space, the condition of the soil, and any additional preparations required. Typically, the installation process can take several days to complete, from ground preparation and reinforcement to concrete pouring and curing. Our team will provide you with a detailed timeline and keep you informed throughout the installation process to ensure minimal disruption to your routine.

The installation of a rodent slab typically requires a crawl space clearance of at least 22 inches. This clearance ensures there is sufficient space to accommodate the installation process and the depth of the slab effectively. However, if the clearance in your crawl space is insufficient, additional dig-out and foundation modifications may be necessary before the slab can be installed. Our experienced team will assess your crawl space thoroughly to determine if any modifications are required to proceed with the installation of the rodent slab efficiently and effectively.

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