Although your crawl space is usually ignored, it plays an important part in the health of your home and family. If there’s a problem in your crawl space, it will generally impact other parts of your house.
Damage in your home’s crawl space can show itself in the form of mold, musty odors, rotted wood, and structural weakness. If you encounter signs of a crawl space problem, it is important that you get the problem fixed as soon as possible. A small problem now can quickly grow into a large problem down the road.
Some warning signs of crawl space problems include the following:
If these signs are showing up, schedule a free inspection. A quality West Virginia crawlspace repair specialist will inspect the area, determine the cause of the problems, and suggest a solution.
A wet and damp crawl space causes increases in heating and cooling costs, in addition to ruining the structure of your home and negatively impacting your family’s health.
You can transform your musty crawl space into a healthy, dry, and usable area through a crawl space vapor barrier system. A wet crawl space can attract rodents and other pests, allow odors to enter your home, and weaken the floors and walls. An encapsulated crawl space is dry and contained. You can use the space for storage while lowering your utility costs.
Installing a vapor barrier is relatively easy to install and will look great when completed. In some cases, a crawlspace repair involving a dehumidifier may be recommended. In addition to reducing the moisture content, the dehumidifier can protect your home from dust mites, mold spores, and other allergens.
If you need a quality vapor barrier for your West Virginia home, give a company like Foundation Systems of West Virginia a call. Our experts can encapsulate your crawl space, providing you with a clean, dry area that will add value to your home, lower your energy bills, provide healthy air for your family, and many more bonuses.
Contact us today to learn more about encapsulating your West Virginia crawl space with a durable vapor barrier. We look forward to working with you and protecting your home and family.