Crawl Space Repair
Crawl Space Structural Repair, Encapsulation, Vapor Barriers
Ohio and Pennsylvania homeowners today are striving for healthier homes. Crawl space encapsulation may be the answer for your home’s musty and damp area. Many homes suffer from excess moisture in their crawl spaces. Let Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services solve your crawl space moisture issues. We can install a crawl space vapor barrier to ensure that moisture won’t get trapped. Our team of repair experts will inspect your property and work with you towards the best solution for your situation.
Common Symptoms of Crawl Space Moisture Issues:
- Mold or moisture damage in the crawl space
- Musty odors in the living areas
- Condensation on air conditioning ductwork or equipment
- Insect infestations
- Uneven floors
- High humidity in the living area
- Condensation on insulation, water pipes
- Rot in wooden framing
Crawl Space Repair Solutions
Most issues are noticed in the humid seasons like spring and summer. A normal first reaction is to call your heating and air contractor, but they cannot solve the problem for you. The problem is usually caused by poor moisture control in the crawl space and can be resolved by calling Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services for an inspection. We provide crawl space encapsulation and Flexi-Seal vapor barriers to block moisture in the area.
Crawl Space Encapsulation
Since it is out of sight and mind, it is easy for many homeowners to ignore their home’s crawl space. Excess moisture, caused by cracks, can attract insects and rodents. We offer the perfect moisture solution called crawl space encapsulation. Encapsulation is designed to control the moisture levels in your crawl space and improve the air quality of your home, by reducing the moisture and, in turn, ending mold and mildew growth. It also creates a moisture barrier for your crawl space walls and exposed floors, reducing the chances of them being damaged by excess humidity and insect infestations.
Vapor barriers protect crawl spaces from humidity, standing water, rotten wood, allergens, mold, mildew, and other pollutants. They are made out of a thick, tear-resistant material that controls moisture and groundwater in the soil. Not only are vapor barriers easy to install, but they also insulate upper floors so they will be more comfortable to walk on. You will also immediately notice a reduction in your heating and cooling costs. Another benefit is that your home’s pipes will be protected from rust and bursting. Our Flexi-Seal vapor barriers will make your home a safer and more comfortable home in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
For many years, outside air has been the number one source of ventilation for moisture control in crawl spaces. However, spring and summer air is too humid to solve that problem. New research has proven that the crawl space vents that you may have in your home are probably making your moisture problem worse. By installing such defenses as a drainage system, sealed sump system, heavy ground vapor barrier, sealing vents, or a dehumidifier, you can greatly improve the health of the crawl space and you will see significant savings in your energy bill when the system is installed correctly. Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services’ crawl space encapsulation service in Pennsylvania and Ohio keep moisture—and the musty smell that comes with it—out of your home’s crawl spaces.