The most important part of maintaining your home is protecting and taking care of your foundation, and subsequently, your crawl space. Most homeowners rarely look into their crawl space, and it can be hard to tell if your crawl space may require repair. You may have moisture, standing water, mold growth, missing or torn vapor barriers, falling or wet insulation, or pests in your crawl space. If you see any of these issues in your crawl space, you should consider having crawl space repair services done for your home!
When your home’s crawl space is in need of repair service, rely on the specialists at Crawl Space Brothers. We specialize in all things crawl space, providing all the best products and services for your crawl space. Our goal is to bring together the best people with the best products to offer homeowners the best possible crawl space repair! We love helping homeowners protect their home’s foundation with excellent crawl space repair services!
As a homeowner, protecting the life and value of your home in the long term is important. Keeping your home’s crawl space dry and free of mold, mildew, pests, and water damage is vital. One of the best ways to do so is with waterproofing, also known as crawl space encapsulation, in which we remove any present moisture, waterproof your crawl space, and install a drainage system to help prevent any water from getting into your crawl space in the future.
Crawl space encapsulation seals your home’s crawl space and protects it from standing water and moisture, keeping it safe from water damage that can be a serious problem to the safety and integrity of your home if left unchecked. Crawl space encapsulation keeps your crawl space safe and clean enough to even utilize the area without worrying about stored items becoming damaged.
Crawl space encapsulation will completely seal off your home from the wet outside air and the high moisture that gets under your home and weakens the structure. It seals your home’s foundation from the ground and walls, stopping any outside air and water intrusion. Encapsulation keeps your crawl space dry and clean for the home’s life. Encapsulation can include removing all water, removing any mold, installing a drainage system, putting down a new vapor barrier, applying spray foam insulation, sealing all vents and doors, and installing a crawl space dehumidifier to remove any extra moisture in the air.
A complete crawl space encapsulation will last for as long as your home does; it’s a one-time investment offering many significant benefits, such as enhanced air quality in your home, lower energy bills, less strain on your HVAC system, extra storage space, and more! And when you receive our Lifetime Transferable Warranty, you can have peace of mind knowing that if anything ever goes wrong, we’ll fix it for free!
To provide your home with the best air quality in the living space above the crawl space and protect from future foundation issues in your crawl space caused by water, mold, and insects, ask your Crawl Space Brothers specialist about encapsulation. However, encapsulation is a large investment into your crawl space, and if you don’t immediately need encapsulation, there are other smaller solutions we can provide for your crawl space repair service.
Your crawl space repair may mean you need mold removal; luckily, we are pros when it comes to mold removal! If you look down in your crawl space today, chances are you will see some sort of mold growth. Now consider that the air in your home comes from or through your crawl space! While most mold in your crawl space is non-harmful, leaving mold growth unchecked can lead to potential problems and affect the air quality in your home. At Crawl Space Brothers, we’ve been under thousands of homes, and nearly all have some amount of mold growth.
When mold and mildew become excessive in or under a home due to water and moisture in a crawl space or basement, they can create many problems for your family and health. They can worsen or create allergy symptoms, worsen asthma or other respiratory issues, cause nasal or sinus congestion or infection, develop a chronic cough or sore throat, make breathing difficult, and cause skin or eye irritation.
At Crawl Space Brothers, we are pros at handling mold removal; we use a completely organic mold removal spray and scrub technique. Our mold spray is completely safe for pets and people and effectively stops mold in its tracks.
However, mold removal alone is not a permanent solution to mold growth, only a temporary one. For a permanent mold solution, eliminating moisture and humidity is the best way, as mold cannot grow at or below 50% relative humidity. To achieve this, Crawl Space Brothers offer encapsulation, vapor barriers, and dehumidifier installation.
A crawl space dehumidifier can help prevent your home from needing future crawl space repair services by removing excess moisture! The best way to prevent mold growth and maintain a healthy moisture level in the air and wood under your home is through moisture control. One of the most effective ways to do so is with an under-home dehumidifier or a crawl space dehumidifier.
Crawl Space Brothers have partnered with Aprilaire to provide the best dehumidifiers possible to our customers. A large portion of the air in your home flows through or comes from your crawl space; if you have mold or mildew in your crawl space or basement, this can affect your home’s air quality. The best way to prevent mold growth in your crawl space or basement is through relative humidity control through the use of a dehumidifier, as mold cannot grow below or at 50% relative humidity.
A crawl space dehumidifier also has several other benefits to your home, such as improving the overall air quality and taking the strain off your HVAC to remove excess moisture from the air. Having a dehumidifier also decreases the chances of pests making your crawl space their home. Mites cannot survive in environments with less than 50% relative humidity. Effectively controlling the moisture content of your crawl space with a crawl space dehumidifier will keep termites and other pests away!
When you have standing water in your crawl space, we recommend having a french drain system installed! Since your crawl space is the lowest point of your home, it doesn’t take much for water to accumulate there. Groundwater can intrude, water pipes that go through your crawl space can leak or break, or seasonal flooding can all bring water into your crawl space. Once water accumulates in your crawl space, it is difficult to get it out as it won’t evaporate very quickly in the dark of your crawl space.
That’s why we recommend a french drain system a sump pump under most homes! With a french drain and sump pump system, your home will be protected in the case of emergency flooding from a big storm a water line breakage. Any other water that might have found its way to your crawl space will also be moved away from your home so it cannot damage your foundation!
A french drain system installed by the pros at Crawl Space Brothers protects your home from standing water for life! We install our french drains along with the interior of the foundation wall of your crawl space. This system is typically connected to a sump pump at the lowest point to move the water entirely out and away from your home. They’re also extremely cost-effective compared to other water diverting solutions, such as exterior french drains.
When the Crawl Space Brothers team installs a sump pump, we will gravity feed your drainage system into a basin with a lid that we bury at the lowest point of your crawl space. Inside this basin, we install the sump pump. We use the highest quality Liberty sump pumps from YCS. This sump pump will kick on every time the basin fills up with water, pumping it up and out of the crawl space through a discharge line. A sump pump is an integral part of waterproofing your crawl space.
We also install the best vapor barriers to protect your home from groundwater evaporation which can create a humid environment in your crawl space. A vapor barrier is like a raincoat for your crawl space, preventing groundwater evaporation and allowing products like your dehumidifier to work effectively to remove excess moisture from the air.
Your crawl space may not always be on your mind, but it is an important area of your home. It’s vital to take care of that space so that your home’s foundation is also protected from damage in the future. At Crawl Space Brothers, we are experts when it comes to crawl space repair, and we would love to take a look at your home’s crawl space today. Our team of experienced and professional specialists will inspect your home’s crawl space at absolutely no cost and provide an accurate assessment of your home’s crawl space needs.
We offer a FREE initial crawl space inspection, along with our 5-Star Experience guarantee and Lifetime Transferable Warranty on any service we perform for your home! Call us today to find out more about whether or not your home may need crawl space repair services!
If you have a damp, musty crawl space, reach out to our office today! We offer free inspections at all our locations including Charlotte NC, Nashville TN, Washington DC, Arlington VA, and Laurel MD. Our crawl space repair experts will help you to discover what is wrong with your crawl space. Whether you need mold removal, crawl space repair services, a dehumidifier, or crawl space encapsulation, our team of friendly, experienced technicians can solution your crawl space issue quickly and affordably.
Call us today for service to your home!