Fix your crawl space for Good
Like most homeowners, chances are you overlook your crawlspace until there’s an issue. Your crawlspace, or the space between the main floor level of your home and the ground, is a hollow area anywhere from typically 1 to 3 feet high. You don’t spend any time there – so why would you worry about it?
Crawlspace moisture can quickly become a costly problem when ignored. A little rainwater isn’t bad, but if you do not dry the crawlspace, a couple of heavy storms or melting snowfall can result in pools of water beneath your home. The ground naturally absorbs some standing water, but the rest? It ends up evaporating up into your home. As much as 40% of the air you breath while in your home is coming from your crawlspace, so conditioning this area becomes important to the health of you, your family, and your friends.
The older the home with an unconditioned crawlspace, the higher likelihood of damage. A damp or wet crawlspace can also cause hazardous mold and mildew to grow, structural wood damage, ductwork damage restricting your home’s airflow, and even sewer line or septic tank ruptures, depending on the severity. All while you can be breathing in this air from your crawlspace.
Crawlspace Encapsulation Really Works
The greatest defense you have is to prevent moisture damage before it’s too late through crawlspace encapsulation.