What do you think of when you think of a crawl space? A dark, dingy space under your home that often has just a dirt floor. There may even be animals or pests in the crawl space if there is a way inside. It’s the perfect place to hang out in the colder months; warm, dark, and cozy! It is a great space for mold and mildew to grow, as well, since it is warm and often slightly moist. Many crawl spaces are not even usable in their current condition. So how can you turn your crawl space into a usable space that keeps out water, mold, and pests? Crawl space encapsulation is the perfect way to–at the very least–protect your crawl space and foundation from damage.
Protecting your Crawl Space
Your crawl space is easily one of the most sensitive parts of your home, if you have one. You can tell a lot about your home’s “health” just by taking a peek. Of course, a professional will be able to tell you much more, but if you notice mold, mildew, wood rot, pests, animals, leaks, or puddles, you may have other issues. If you give us a call at Foundation Systems of West Virginia, our team of professionals can provide you with a free in-home inspection as well as a free estimate. They can tell you exactly what is causing your problems and offer you solutions to fix it.
Crawl space encapsulation, or a vapor barrier, is likely going to be one of those options. But what is a vapor barrier and how can it help? A vapor barrier is a liner that lines all surfaces of your crawlspace. It seals off the area from water and pests. This also, in turn, removes the possibility of mold and sometimes helps protect against wood rot. Protecting your crawl space from these issues also protects your foundation, as well. It is the smart choice for your crawl space. Give us a call today for more information about crawl space encapsulation for your West Virginia home. Foundation Systems of West Virginia provides top quality repairs and service!Identifying House Settling and How to Fix It » « Get your Basement Waterproofed Before Winter