UnHealthy Crawl Space

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 by Brittney Griffy


Signs and Symptoms of an unhealthy crawl space!

50% of the air we breath comes from the crawl space below. Heating and air ducts leak at every joint.

The crawl space environment can be left to nature's devices OR encapsulated and controlled.

Some complaints are easy to identify:

  • cold and drafty floors
  • sinking/rising floors
  • warped flooring
  • interior doors difficult to open or close
  • musty or moldy odors

 

Not many people spend time in their crawl space and tend to go down there only when necessary or if they use it for storage. However if you do venture down there, you may see additional signs.

Muddy, standing water, moisture in the foundation block

muddy

mositure in block

Spiders, Cave crickets, snake skins

spider

spider 2

snake

White or black spores on the floor joist

mold rot

 

Encapsulating the crawl space:

  • prevents leaks
  • controls humidity
  • protects from mold, mildew, and wood rot
  • insulates the area
  • reduces energy bills

Our inspectors will check for standing water and water leaks, relative humidity levels, wood moisture content, and structural integrity. The inspector will show you pictures of what he or she finds and answer any questions you have about your home. They will also go over solutions for you based on your concerns and priorities.

 

 

Call us today for a FREE inspection of your crawl space.

866-682-4420 or 1-Too-Much h20

our service area

We serve the following areas

KentuckyTennessee Our Locations:

Frontier Basement Systems
5150 Hwy 41A
Joelton, TN 37080
1-931-451-1133
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