Your home's crawl space is an overlooked area that does require attention. It’s not an area where you spend any amount of time, but this is where problems will begin to develop that can negatively affect your home. The crawl space is an area where insects, rodents, odor, and moisture are often present. All these things can cause issues with the interior air quality of your home. The open vent crawl space system is no longer advisable as this and moisture from the open ground are going to encourage mold growth. Crawl space encapsulation and vapor barriers can help avoid insect issues such as termites, reduce humidity and save money on the cost of utilities as well as create a healthier living environment.
Crawl Space Encapsulation
Since as much as half of the air in your home comes up from your crawl space, it's important to keep this space underneath your home as dry and clean as possible. Encapsulating your crawl space is the one of the best ways to protect your home from health, comfort, and safety problems caused by crawl space moisture and water. Our encapuslation system addresses each of the main threats to your crawl space: outside air, excess moisture, water, mold, and pests. A dry, clean crawl space means a healthier, more comfortable home for your family.
Vapor Barrier Installation
Installing a crawl space vapor barrier is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your home and prevent the need for future crawl space repairs. Along with protection from mold and rot, a dry crawl space will also be inhospitable to termites, cockroaches, ants, crickets, and many other pests that need excess moisture to survive. Mice and rats are deterred by the plastic vapor barrier, and flooding waters will be kept at bay. By sealing a crawl space with a vapor barrier, you also keep away odors and allergenic mold spores that would otherwise rise up through the floor and into your home due to the stack effect. By sealing your crawl space, you keep the summer heat out of your home and the winter cold away from your furnace, water heater, and other utilities.
Sump Pump Installation
Having a sump pump installed in your home is also a great way to protect yourself from costly water damage. Whether that water comes from a broken pipe under your home, or storm flooding, having a system in place that works properly is the easiest way to have peace of mind. A sump pump is often installed in basements or the lowest area of your home. When the water level reaches a certain point, they turn on and begin pumping water away from your home and into the storm drains outside.
Crawl Space Dehumidifier
Humidity and condensation in a crawl space is a recipe for disaster. Excess moisture leads to mold growth, wood rot, and foul odors, causing issues for your home's health, air quality, and value. Our crawl space dehumidifier products will ensure that your home has clean, dry air and help protect your crawl space from mold and other damage. If you've had issues with mold, wood rot, or other crawl space humidity problems, contact us to learn more about how our crawl space dehumidifiers can can help! We offer free estimates on all our work.