Steel Beam Vs. Wood Beam

When a floor slopes towards the center of the house, or sags in the middle, it usually indicates an issue with the main beam or its supports. Have you ever ventured into your crawl space, to look at the wooden flooring structure below your home?  Why not?  Sure,...

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Encapsulation White Cap: It’s About the Material, not the Mils*

*One Mil = One-Thousandth of an Inch We have a tendency to think that if a little is good, then a lot is even better.  But this isn’t always true; two heavy fleece blankets are great on a cold night, but twenty are going to make you feel like a smothered baked...

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What is the Best Way to Waterproof a Crawl Space? GeoChannel

When water collects in your crawl space, it does terrible things to your foundation, to your home’s flooring structure, and to your overall air quality.  These are the top three reasons you should eliminate water in your crawl space.   But there’s a big difference...

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Sagging Floors: Answering Your Questions about Our Repair Methods

Floors are going to creak a little bit.  That’s a natural side effect of the house settling, seasonal changes in the air, and even the natural process of aging wood.  But they should remain level- or very close to it- for generations.  So if your floors are sagging or...

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Does My Crawl Space Need a Vapor Barrier?

At first glance, a vapor barrier may seem trivial.  You don’t spend any significant time in your crawl space, so you don’t care if it’s damp or smelly.  There’s a layer of flooring and insulation between you and the crawl space- isn’t that enough? Unfortunately, the...

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Crawl Space Entry: Steel Door or Turtl?

Crawl Spaces are not warm, inviting places for humans to hang out.  They’re often dark, crowded little locations with dirt floors.  A crawl space is even worse if it’s inhabited by insects, pests, or animals.  There is a great way to prevent that; encapsulation can...

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