Crawlspace Encapsulation and Crawlspace Repair Services for Macon GA
Our trained professionals can provide your home with Crawlspace Encapsulation. A sealed crawlspace is a more comprehensive solution than the traditional wall-vented crawlspace. Other benefits of crawlspace encapsulation include helps to prevent freezing pipes, controls foul odors, helps to keep hardwood floors from cupping and buckling, controls conditions for mold growth, and helps to keep floors warmer in the winter.
If your home was constructed on a crawlspace, chances are you have open foundation vents in place. Although it might not make sense, instead of allowing humid air to leave the crawlspace, they instead allow the warm exterior air to enter to your home. This leads to excess moisture beneath your home which leads, in turn, to fungus and musty odors in the crawlspace. Crawlspace vents need to be closed to seal out unwanted humid air. Dirt crawlspaces should also be covered with a proper vapor barrier installed on the floor and exterior walls. This is called Crawlspace Encapsulation. An encapsulated crawlspace will perpetually control humidity, leading to a healthier and more energy efficient home.
Warning signs of a crawl space to excessive moisture:
- Uneven floors in the first floor of a house
- Musty and moldy odors emanating from the basement
- Unexplained health problems
- Insects and pests are colonizing the crawlspace
- Water standing around the footing of the home
How To Fix Crawl Space Moisture
To further assist with excess humidity in the crawl space, we can also install an automated dehumidifier system to remove excess humidity from the air. Dehumidifiers are a simple and reliable solution. By removing moisture and humidity, mold and fungus will not be able to grow in the area beneath your house. A moisture-free crawlspace is a safe crawlspace.
Contact us today and we will meet you at a time of your convenience to discuss and assess your foundation issues. Anywhere in our community and the surrounding area, we’ll be there for you. All work performed by your local American Crawlspace Solutions expert is licensed, insured and guaranteed for your protection and peace of mind.
Musty, moldy odors inside a home are an indication of a mold or mildew colony growing in the crawl space of your home. Mold is a fungus which loves to grow in warm and dark areas which have excessive moisture, humidity, as well as organic (wooden) materials for the fungus to feed on. If your basement or crawlspace was never properly prepared to deflect moisture in the dirt and soil, then your house will likely experience the growth of mold and mildew.
Mold is a fungus which grows on wooden supports and floor joists under a home. As mildew reproduces, it puts spores into the air. Mold spores float into your home’s air. Studies indicate that nearly half of the air in your home enters from the space below it. So we feel that it is critically important to address the problem in a timely manner as mold is widely known to be the cause of many common health problems including respiratory and asthma issues, skin rashes and eye irritation, fatigue and headaches.
Warning signs of excess water and humidity in your home:
- Rotten wood joists
- Uneven floors
- The appearance of cracks in the interior drywall
- Sticky windows and doors
- Standing water in the basement or crawlspace
Fixing Water and Humidity Problems
The last thing you should do as a homeowner is ignore the warning signs of ongoing foundation and basement problems. Protect the value of your home by addressing and repairing all foundation and basement issues. Call us today for a free assessment and estimate.