May 29, 2024

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Maintain Your Crawl Space and Prevent Damages

Crawl spaces are a very important part of your home and could be costing you thousands of dollars each year without your knowledge. Your home works as a system, and that system plays a dramatic and important role that has the tendency to affect the entire structure of your home. Your crawl space could begin to develop black mold or dry rot if the proper steps are not taken to protect it. These elements could cause your home to experience structural problems or structural weakening, and this could cause foul odors, as well as affect children and adults suffering with breathing difficulties and asthma.

Moisture Sources

A majority of homeowners overlook windows, doors and vents as a possible source of moisture. By properly sealing off all windows, doors and vents, you can help prevent cold air, moisture and humidity from entering your crawl space. With the proper process, your crawl space expert can protect your home, reduce your monthly cooling and heating costs, saving you and your family money.

Structural Weakening

Structural weakening should be a huge concern to every homeowner. To protect your home from structural weakening it is highly recommended to schedule routine examinations. A large majority of homes that have structural problems or structural weakening show signs of uneven or warped floors and noticeable cracks on the interior walls, usually on dry wall or sheetrock, and damaged or rotted floor beams and floor joists. Structural weakening is caused by moisture, dampness and wetness in your basement. Sagging, uneven or warped floors are a very common problem, and caused by moisture in your crawl space. If this occurs it is best to resolve the problem before it becomes too significant. It is less costly to make small repairs than it is to replace an entire foundation.

Foul Smells, Odors and Mold

Typically basements and crawl spaces tend to be dark, cold, damp, occupied by bad smells and foul odors, and hazardous mold can develop. A majority of the time foul odors or bad smells coming from your crawl space is a sure sign your home has a hidden problem with mold.

There are various forms of mold that can quickly invade your home. The most effective way to rid your crawl space of foul odors and bad smells is to clean your space regularly, perform routine inspections looking for sources of dry rot or hollowed wood, and by using products recommended by your waterproofing contractors.

It’s best to find an expert that has a way of protecting your home from the elements that can take a toll on your home and your health, with the best and most proven products for long lasting crawl space solutions.

Solution

The best and most effective way to protect your home from moisture is to contact a certified crawl space contractor in South Carolina. A certified contractor will complete an on-site inspection, provide a professional consultation, provide a free estimate and recommend the best and most cost efficient way to solve the problem, discuss your options and give you plenty of time to make the best decision.