Left untreated, a wet crawl space can easily be damaged by mold, termites, and wood rot.
Even when your home is protected from outside humidity, your home can still experience humidity when sources of standing water exist in your home.
Winter can take its toll on your home, especially if you have a vented and unsealed crawl space. Winterizing your crawl space will help improve the health, comfort, and energy efficiency of your home.
Crawl space mold can damage your home and your health. Learn how to prevent mold growth and find the best solutions for your home.
Wood eating or wood boring insects such as termites and carpenter ants can cause major damage. Learn more about how to protect & repair your crawl space.
Most of the problems traditionally associated with damaged, rotting crawl spaces are due to basic flaws in the ways that crawl spaces were designed.
Crawl space humidity has been plaguing homes in Western PA, Northern West Virginia, and Eastern Ohio since the first day they were built.
As the humidity levels rise in crawl spaces, moisture condensates on the surfaces, leading to serious problems in your home. These problems can lead to health issues and the need for expensive repairs.
When the frame of your home was first built, it was a large wooden box, with few, if any, holes in it.
Then came the other contractors. As plumbers, electricians, HVAC workers, and countless other professionals began to work in your home, they began to cut channels in your walls and floors. Pipes, wires, cables, ducts, and other things were passed through, and your home’s construction was completed.
Then, over time, your home began to expand and contract. The once-tight seams began to warp slightly, and more crevices and openings appeared. There are a lot of openings that can develop between your first floor and your crawl space!
In your home, warm air rises, leaving through your attic and upper floors. As this happens, a vacuum is created on the lower floors. Air from the outside — and from your crawl space — is pulled upwards to fill the space.
If you have crawl space vents, they will also become part of the air movement in your home. As air is pulled out of the crawl space and up into the home, new air will be pulled in through these vents.
Here’s the key point: If the air outside is wet or humid, then your crawl space vents are bringing in moisture.
Listed below are some of the products we use to repair and dry crawl spaces — keeping them dry all the time!
The IntelliJack™ system provides solid support for sagging and undersized beams, restoring stability and straightness to sagging floor joists in a crawl space.
Sealing and insulating the crawl space will help to keep your utilities from having to work in a cold, damp crawl space.
Address your wet crawl space to prevent mold with our custom-engineered Crawl Space Drainage system.
Seal the vents and install a liner to preserve & improve your crawl space.