Crawl space repair and encapsulation and basement waterproofing by Foundation Systems of West Virginia may be the answer for containing the musty odor and mold growth that can come from your crawl space. A leaking or damp crawl space can cause excess moisture to enter into your home or business. Our crawl space experts can repair leaks and install a crawl space vapor barrier, which keeps moisture from building in your structure. We’ll inspect your property for free and work with you to implement the best solution for your situation.
Common Indicators of a Damaged Crawl Space
If you are experiencing even one of these symptoms, you need to call Foundation Systems of West Virginia as soon as you can so we can inspect your crawl space and get to work repairing your it.
The signs of a damaged crawl space that are listed above are usually noticed more during the humid times of the year, such as spring and summer. Many people call their HVAC contractor, but it really has nothing to do with your heating and cooling system. More times than not, the problem is caused by poor moisture control and Foundation Systems of West Virginia are the ones that can fix it. Our experts can install crawl space encapsulation, vapor barriers or other crawl space repairs.
It is easy to forget about your crawl space, after all, out of sight, out of mind, right? If your crawl space has excess moisture, it can attract insects and other pests. Crawl space encapsulation controls the moisture levels and improves the air quality of your home. This is achieved by reducing the moisture which helps end mold and mildew growth. Encapsulation also protects the walls and floors from being damaged by excess humidity and insects.
A vapor barrier also protects your crawl space area. The barrier is made from a tear-resistant material and controls moisture, reducing problems like rotting wood, mold, allergens, mildew and other issues. The barrier stands between water in the soil and your crawl space. A bonus of having a vapor barrier installed is a reduction in your heating and cooling costs. The upper floors will be insulated from the crawl space, giving you a more comfortable living area.
It used to be common practice to use outside air to ventilate the crawl space, but it was discovered that humid spring and summer air was causing more problems than it was solving. New studies show that crawl space vents probably make moisture issues worse. By working with Foundation Systems of West Virginia to install proper drainage, vapor barriers, encapsulation and other solutions, you can have a dry and usable crawl space.