Thursday, December 13th, 2018 by Lyndsie Sundvall
Let's just clear the air now: Crawlspaces are NOT the ideal hangout spot. Seriously, when was the last time you heard ANYONE say they WANTED to go into their crawlspace? Yeah, never. Usually filled with dirt and mud, construction wreckage and even some creepy crawlies to keep you company, it’s not hard to see why homeowners tend to put their crawlspace out of mind. So, what do you do when you do have a problem and need to venture into that dark abyss? That’s right! Pay someone else to do it!
Now you’re probably asking yourself: what problems could possibly come up to where someone has to subject themselves to such inhumane conditions? Well, a lot of stuff. Plumbing and HVAC problems, moisture accumulation, house settling, and foundation inconsistencies all mean your crawlspace needs to be examined. Moisture accumulation alone can rot your wood framing, ruin insulation, rust pipes, short circuit electrical wires and create the perfect living conditions for mold. The longer you ignore it, the worse it gets, and the more money it could cost you! Most owners assume that crawlspace issues are inevitable and easily ignored, but that’s usually not the case. It’s easy to protect your home from many of these common issues and prevent any future issues from happening!
How, you might ask? We’ve got two words for you: Crawlspace Encapsulation. This essentially waterproofs your crawlspace, keeps pests out and separates your crawl the outside. Preventing any mold, wood rot, standing water and any outside aggressors from sneaking into your crawlspace, encapsulation makes sure that no matter what your crawlspace stays clean and dry! Usually completed in less than a day, crawlspace encapsulation can save you thousands on repairs, increases the value and safety of your home, and increase the efficiency!
If you're having a problem with your crawl space, you've come to the right place! At Rod Martin's Complete Basement Systems, we specialize in crawl space problems of all types. Whatever your issue, we have the products and experience that you need to find the best solution.