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WE PROVIDE TREATMENT FOR WOOD DESTROYING INSECTS & CORRECT CRAWLSPACE ISSUES SUCH AS MOISTURE, MOLD, VAPOR BARRIERS, & MORE
WE OFFER A WIDE RANGE OF SERVICES:
- Crawl Space Insulation and Inspection
- Pest/WDI Treatment (satisfying requirements for government loans, such as USDA, FHA, and VA)
- Mold Remediation
- Moisture Control and Humidity Control
- Installation of Sump Pump and Drainage
- Basic Structural Repairs (such as sistering joists or adding jack posts)
WE TAKE CARE OF BOTH THE CAUSE AND THE SYMPTOMS
Pests, mold, and many other issues all have common causes. Moisture and poor ventilation are the main culprits, and we specialize in dealing with both. Having an experienced company on your side when dealing with these issues will make all the difference for you and your home. We will even help you to prevent future issues that could crop up due to ventilation or moisture issues.
WHY DO I HAVE MOISTURE ISSUES IN MY CRAWL SPACE?
There are many different factors that could result in moisture issues. Often you will find that crawlspace has little or no insulation against the outside world. There could also be a natural floor, and moisture will evaporate from the ground and seep into the crawl space. This issue could even affect the inside of your home if you don’t have a moisture barrier or if it is compromised.
Condensation is very common in crawl spaces since the temperature will change depending on the weather outside and humid air will leak in. Another common issue is grading that actually funnels water toward the building instead of away from it. This is why it is important to have proper grading as well as funneling the water from your downspouts away from your home.
All these issues need to be dealt with to prevent mold-growth and infestations of wood destroying insects.
WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP YOU:
- Extend your downspouts to drain the water from your gutters away from the home.
- Correct any grading issues that are currently funneling water toward the building.
- Vapor barrier installation where it is missing or damaged.
- Getting your crawlspace vented properly, and installing dehumidifiers and fans if necessary.
- Waterproofing your home, inside and out.
WHAT ARE CRAWL SPACE VENTILATION FANS AND DEHUMIDIFIERS?
Two of the main solutions that we implement to help limit moisture in your crawl space are ventilation fans and dehumidifiers. They are both meant to lower moisture in the air in your crawl space, and they can work more effectively when used in unison. The ventilation fans only run at times when exchanging the air inside of the crawl space with that outside will have a positive impact on moisture levels. While this could be enough in some situations, there will sometimes be a need for a dehumidifier system that will actively remove excess moisture from the air inside of the crawl space.
On top of that, installing vapor barriers will lessen the intrusion of moisture from any source. This will make sure that the work we do will have the greatest effect. After we are done with your crawl space, it will be much drier and the risk for issues with mold or pests will be much lower.
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