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Your crawlspace is virtually an unprotected environment, exposed to extreme moisture conditions. These conditions will cause the perfect environment for rotten wood, a breeding ground for organic growth, or a home for pests, including termites, and other critters. In extreme cases of water intrusion, your foundation could be undermined and collapse. All of these can cost thousands of dollars to fix. When you spot water in your crawl space, it’s important to arrange a crawl space drainage service as soon as possible.
Removing water and excess moisture prevents:
- Organic Growth
- Structural Damage
- A decrease in your property value
If you notice Organic Growth in your crawl space, then it’s time to call Kentuckiana Contracting Services for a crawl space repair service.
CRAWL SPACES ARE NATURALLY VULNERABLE TO WATER INTRUSION CAUSING MOLD GROWTH!
Crawl space encapsulation prolongs the life of your home and allows you to have better indoor air quality. đDue to stack effect, up to 50% of the air you breathe in your home can flow up from your crawl space, taking with it any contaminants present in the crawl space. If the home has a damp, unpleasant odor, vented crawl space, there is a high possibility that the rest of the home has indoor air quality issues.
It is important to keep your crawl space as clean and dry as possible. Vented crawl spaces will hold moisture and put your home at risk of water damage from mold, wood rot, pest infestation, and decreased energy efficiency. Moisture will cause a variety of unwanted problems, so it is vital to keep excess moisture out of your home.
WHAT CRAWL SPACE ENCAPSULATION INCLUDES
Our professionals begin by assessing your home’s needs and verifying your crawlspace is right for encapsulation.
Crawl space encapsulation includes:
- Treat for organic growth if needed
- Remove debris (rocks, fallen insulation, etc.)
- Grading the soil under the house to make it flat and smooth
- Replace access door that is secure and airtight
- Air seal crawlspace space and sub-floor with caulking and/or foam
- Replacing any missing or damaged insulation to building code
- Installing a vapor barrier liner on walls and floor.
- Install a quality Dehumidifier with MERV-13 filters
Ignoring signs of needing crawl space repair may lead to more damage to your home and health risks for you and your family. Act now before more issues arise and more costly repairs in the future.
Leaks and water intrusion that begin in the crawl space can create issues throughout your home that negatively affect indoor air quality and create structural damage. It is important to treat the source of the problem, not just patch the symptom. As experts in comprehensive Foundation Repair, our crawlspace repair plans are not limited to just water management. Many of the waterproofing repair plans we offer also include aspects of structural repair and exterior water management.
Our approach is uniquely crafted to address the 3 key problem areas that affect your home.
Floor stabilization refers to the process of addressing issues that cause instability in a home’s foundation, floors, or walls. This is an important service for homeowners as it can prevent serious damage and ensure the safety and stability of the home.
WHY YOU NEED FLOOR STABILIZATION
There are several reasons why a home may require floor stabilization. One common cause is settlement. It occurs when the soil beneath the home is not able to support the weight of the structure. This can cause the foundation to sink, resulting in sagging floors and cracking walls. Other common causes of floor instability include water damage, termite damage, and poor construction practices.
Floor stabilization repairs typically begin with a thorough inspection of the home’s foundation and floors. This helps to identify the underlying cause of the instability and determine the best course of action. Depending on the specific issue, different repair methods may be used.
If your floors need to be stabilized, don’t wait until more problems and costly repairs erupt.
If not maintained properly, the wooden structure below your floors can deteriorate over time. Wood repair is an important aspect of home maintenance. and it nvolves repairing or replacing damaged or deteriorated wood in various areas of the home. We specialize in wood repair for your home’s crawl space and foundation structure.
WHY YOU NEED Wood Repair
The importance of wood repair for a home lies in the fact that wood is a natural material that can deteriorate over time due to exposure to the elements, pests, and other factors. If left unchecked, this damage can spread. And it can lead to more extensive repairs and even structural damage to the home.
Wood repair involves identifying areas of damage and determining the appropriate repair or replacement method. This may include filling in small cracks or holes with wood filler, sanding and refinishing the surface, or replacing entire sections of wood.
Damaged or deteriorated wood can be a hazard, particularly on structures where people may walk or gather. Repairing or replacing damaged wood can prevent accidents and ensure that the home remains safe and structurally sound.
If you’ve noticed damage, or organic growth to your crawl space’s wooden structure, act now and schedule a free inspection.
OUR CRAWL SPACE REPAIR PRODUCTS
Watson Seal is a sealant that is applied to the crawl space framing and sub floor to create a barrier against moisture and organic growth. It is made from a high-quality resin that is specifically designed to resist water penetration and prevent the growth of organic growth and mildew. The sealant is applied to the wood framing and sub floor using a specialized sprayer, creating a tight seal that keeps moisture out.
Aprilaire dehumidifiers are highly effective and energy-efficient dehumidifiers. They are designed to remove excess moisture from the air. As high humidity levels can cause a number of problems, including organic growth, musty odors, and damage to the home’s structure and furnishings. We install Aprilane dehumidifiers to maintain a comfortable, healthy, and structurally sound living environment for homeowners.
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Support jacks provide additional support to the foundation of a home that may be experiencing settlement or other types of damage. They are typically installed beneath the foundation of a home to add or replace failed foundation columns at the crawl space of a home. By installing support jacks, homeowners can prevent further damage to their home’s foundation and ensure that their home remains safe, stable, and structurally sound.
KEY POINTS TO KEEP IN MIND WHILE MAKING YOUR DECISION
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