When moisture is a problem in your crawlspace, you could be inviting a host of other problems into your home such as mold growth, rodents, pests, and insects. Long-term moisture problems or problems that go undetected for a long time can even cause severe structural damage to your home.
Lamunyon Restoration provides crawl space encapsulation services to protect your crawl space from moisture and mold problems in your home’s crawl space.
Moisture enters your crawlspace from a variety of sources. Bulk water or standing water is often the result of poor drainage or a plumbing leak. This can occur if your landscaping doesn’t slope away from the home, or if your gutters and downspouts do not direct water away from the foundation.
In other instances, moisture can naturally evaporate from the ground and lead to condensation in your crawlspace. If your crawlspace has a vent, warm humid air that enters the vent will encounter cooler air in the crawlspace and lead to condensation as well.
If you have water or moisture problems in your crawlspace, there are steps you can take to ensure your crawlspace is kept dry and healthy. Installing a crawl space vapor barrier effectively addresses moisture problems, and is a long-term solution for many homeowners.
Installing vent covers and doors prevents the mixing of hot air and cold air and can reduce the humidity and moisture levels in your crawlspace.
Next, any standing water should be removed and sources of the flooding need to be addressed. This can be accomplished by installing a sump pump system and a crawl space drain to remove standing water if flooding occurs.
When moisture evaporates in your crawlspace from the ground or walls, encapsulation provides a moisture barrier to stop that moisture from entering your crawlspace. A durable liner is used to encapsulate your crawl space and still allows for easy access to your crawl space when needed.
Once encapsulation is complete, a dehumidifier may be used to help prevent the humidity in your crawlspace from reaching levels that promote mold growth.
If you have battled moisture problems in your crawl space or recently discovered standing water and mold growth in your crawl space, call Lamunyon Restoration today. Our experienced team can help you put an end to your moisture problems for good, ensuring that your crawl space or basement is dry and free of mold growth and other issues. Call or email us today!