Do You Have A Wet Or Musty Smelling Crawlspace?
If so, you should consider taking action. Did you know that over 40% of the air that you breathe on the first floor of the home comes from the basement or crawlspace? Because of this, crawlspace waterproofing and encapsulation are essential to your family’s health.
A crawlspace is essentially a small basement. In homes with crawlspaces, the living area is so close to the crawlspace that moisture and unsafe air infiltrate the home, causing potential health hazards.
Are You Looking For A Great Crawlspace Company?
Protection for your home from the bottom up! We provide moisture control by using a high quality, tear-resistant 8-mil vapor liner to cover the ground which is sealed to a high quality, tear-resistant 6-mil vapor liner on the walls. All seams are taped to protect moisture from passing around the liner. If foundation vents are already present, they will be sealed. This system, along with proper drainage and a form of mechanical drying will provide great moisture control protection.
Crawlspaces Protect Your Home Against:
- Condensational moisture
- High levels of humidity
- Ground moisture vapors
- Moisture intrusion from outside of the foundation walls
Why Should You Have a Closed Crawlspace?
- Enhanced quality of the crawlspace environment
- Insulation reduces humidity changes during the annual seasonal cycle
- Reduces the susceptibility to insect damage, wood rot, and mold issues by reducing moisture
- The improvements result in overall energy savings from reduced annual energy use for heating and cooling your home
Don’t put up with a damp, nasty crawlspace that smells bad! These conditions can cause mold to grow and wood to rot, resulting in structural damage as well as harmful airborne mold spores.
It’s wise to be concerned about foundation walls that have bowed, cracked or tilted, or slabs that have sunk shifted or heaved. When a foundation has structural damage, it’s a sure bet that the problem won’t go away. In fact, it usually worsens over time. If you see signs of structural damage to your home’s foundation, sidewalks or slabs, Summit can help.
Building scientists and other building experts recommend that crawlspaces be sealed or encapsulated. This upgrade makes buildings more energy efficient and eliminates problems with moisture, mold and pests in the crawl space. Some crawlspaces also need to be waterproofed.
Does water somehow find its way into your basement? An interior perimeter drainage system addresses hydrostatic pressure – that is, the pressure of groundwater forcing its way through the basement walls or foundation.
A damp, dirty crawlspace is an eyesore. But the presence of mold, wood rot, and pest in the crawlspace means you have more significant problems. Moisture in a crawlspace will attract mold as well as insect and animal pests.
Sump Pump Systems
A crawlspace needs a sump pump system that is able to handle the storm water that comes in and around the foundation of the home. Depending on the size basement, you may need two sump pump systems to keep up with the job. Ensure you have a battery back-up incase you lose power in a storm because you want your sump pump to continue to work without it.
If you’ve experienced leaking walls or seepage through the floors or cracks in your home’s foundation, you need a system that’s going to keep your basement dry, all the time.