Crawl Space Repair
The crawl space below a home is generally not a part of the house that warrants much attention. As a result of this, it can sometimes be a source of problems that affect the entire house. There was a time when the crawl space was kept ventilated to allow fresh air to circulate freely below the home. We now know this can be a problem due to critters making homes in the area, high humidity having an inability to leave the area, and even water being able to enter and sit.
At CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing we know the best thing to do with a crawl space is to properly seal it off from the elements and critters to create a healthy environment under your home. In order to completely seal your crawl space, it is necessary to have a proper evaluation completed to gauge the situation so our team can design an optimal system for your specific problem.
Crawl Space Problems
There are only a few problems that can affect a crawl space and it is important to know what type of issue you are dealing with.
Your home is supported by wooden frames and beams. If your crawl space is unsealed, moisture and time can cause the supports to weaken and start to degrade which will cause your floors to sink or become soft in some areas.
Having excess humidity in your crawl space can cause musty odors and could eventually lead to the growth of mold and mildew. These can harm your family and should be remedied as soon as possible to minimize the possible damage.
Any unwanted critters in your home can be a problem whether they are bugs, mice, or snakes. These pests can destroy your plumbing and hvac fixures below the house and keeping them away is a must.
Our team can quickly evaluate your crawl space and help you come up with a plan to install a system to restore your home and prevent future damage that may occur. We use a variety of products including stabilizers, dehumidifiers, and encapsulation systems to repair and protect your home.
Crawl space encapsulation is the process of completely closing off your crawl space from the outside elements. This is done with a heavy duty sheeting, vent covers, and a secure door. Once the area is cleaned and sealed, we can ensure the levels of humidity are in control to prevent the growth of mold. This will be completed using a dehumidifier designed for crawl spaces to quickly and permanently prevent excess humidity from building up.
If your floors are sinking, the best repair is to replace the old, wooden columns with a system of steel crawl space stabilizers and jacks to restore your floor to a proper level and prevent any future sinking of your floors.
In addition to our crawl space encapsulation system and repair services, we offer permanent foundation repair services, total basement waterproofing systems, and bowed wall repair services. Please visit their respective pages for more information.
If you have any of the crawl space problems above, please do not hesitate to head over to our contact us page or fill out the form below to set up a free estimate for any of our services.