If you’re like most home owners, you probably never give your crawl space a second thought. That can lead to problems, though, as the unsealed, damp areas can suffer from dry rot and become a fertile space for mold. Structural problems are also have every bit as much of a chance of developing here as in any other part of your home. Not only that, but as the air in the crawl space moves up into the rest of your home, it can bring with it that same dampness, bringing with it all of the associated problems.
Now that you can see the potential challenges created by a part of your home that is often overlooked, be sure that you consider not only how it can impact the structure of your home, but also what it can mean for your family’s health.
Problems with most traditional crawl spaces:
Poor air quality, sometimes including radon gas
Attractive space for pests, including termites, spiders, rats, and mice
Heat loss, which forces your heating a cooling systems to use more energy
Potential structural damage when dry rot, mold, and moisture take their toll
Tidycrawl™ from the area’s leading basement renovation company, Penguin Basements, can resolve these problems quickly and easily. A time-tested solution, this will not only take care of any current problems with the area but also stand the test of time. As your basement contractor, we can seal the space so that you can get it back and, if you so choose, use it for storage.
More breathable air not only in the area but throughout your home
Elimination of an easy entry point for Radon gas
Reduced energy costs thanks to improved insulation
Increased storage space that you can use without concern for environmental damage to your items
Midew & moisture:
Should you decide to sell your home, you will not have to take a price reduction due to problems in your crawl space. In fact, your home value is likely to increase as a result of crawl space encapsulation!