Our Crawl Space Repair System
There are several things that destroy organic materials in general, and wood in particular: water is perhaps the most common cause of organic material decay. Water vapor moves easily into a crawl space and upwards into a living space environment.
A damp environment below grade can be very unhealthy and destructive. Mold thrives and reproduces by producing airborne spores by the millions, and some molds are toxic. Insects and critters of all kinds love damp environments and wet materials. Rot and decay occur in damp environments causing structural damage.
Mold spores, odors, humidity and critters create a very unhealthy environment for people. Many people are allergic to these things, and experience a host of symptoms and don’t realize that their dirt crawl space is affecting their health.
Dirt crawl spaces do not have to be wet or flooded to be extremely unhealthy.
Below is a photo of what NOT to do to your Crawl Space. In just the past few years "crawl space encapsulation" has become a cottage industry onto itself. At A-1 Indiana waterproofing we TOTALLY disagree that closing or encapsulating a crawl is beneficial or safe. By "encapsulating" the WALLS of a crawl space, moisture is trapped and does not allow the natural air flow to and from the foundation walls. What do you think happens to the foundations integrity over time when moisture is trapped - that is right, mold, bugs and other deterioration occurs.
DO NOT believe today's fad of spending $1000's of dollars only to learn a few years later you created another problem - in our belief a crawl space needs air flow, period. When a home is built there is a reason why architects and builders allow for air movement, it is simple logic.
We have a state of the art crawl space treatment system that provides moisture reduction by utilizing a vapor barrier only on the floor and walls and then providing a dense foam insulation to the wall areas. Insulating your crawl space with our patented crawl space insulation system is a mold and pest deterrent and pays for itself by saving you money on utilities.
In addition, our E-Z Breathe air filtration system allows air to be sanitized creating clean, fresh air flow for your living space above. Our system addresses all the concerns an open crawl might encounter and yet provides both clean air and a dry environment.
Learn the best method of getting your crawl space clean, environmentally sound and moisture free. Call us Today to Learn more!
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