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Crawl Space Mold & Mildew


A damp, dark crawl space is the perfect place for mold and mildew to thrive. Crawl spaces are susceptible to moisture and excessive humidity. The air within a crawl space travels upward into the living area of a home. If it is damp, the mold and mildew will infiltrate the air and that is what you and your family will be breathing in. Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services can protect your family and home from mold and mildew growth.

If you are breathing in mold and mildew, it will have a negative impact on your health. Some of the health problems that are caused by breathing in the air that has mold and mildew are:

  • encapsulationCoughing
  • Wheezing
  • Eye irritation
  • Skin irritation
  • Lung disease
  • Headache
  • Fevers
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Asthma

Exposure to mold and mildew is unhealthy for anyone, but some people will develop more severe symptoms. This includes:

  • Infants and children
  • Elderly people
  • People with allergies and/or asthma
  • Immunocompromised people

Mold spores occur in indoor and outdoor environments. When mold spores drop into places where there is excessive moisture, such as a crawl space, these spores will grow. Let the professionals at Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services inspect your home’s crawl space. We will protect you and your family from mold and mildew growth from a wet crawl space.


Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services will do crawl space encapsulation using a vapor barrier to prevent mold and mildew. Because a vapor barrier protects your crawl space from humidity and standing water, mold and mildew will not be able to thrive.

crawl space encapsulationThe vapor barrier that Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services installs is Flexi-Seal manufactured by Flex-Seal vapor barrier for crawl space encapsulation. Flexi-Seal is a fiber-reinforced flexible membrane used to create a continuous, permanent barrier from external moisture. Flexi-Seal transforms a dirty, damp crawl space into a clean, dry storage space. Flexi-Seal is strong and durable and is made to last for many years to come.

Hardware stores sell inexpensive vapor barriers that are 6-mil thick and not puncture-resistant. We use vapor barriers that are 10-mil and 16-mil thick and puncture-resistant. Once a vapor barrier gets even a small hole, it is useless. Let the experts at Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services encapsulate your crawl space with the Richtech Flexi-Seal vapor barrier to keep moisture out and to prevent mold and mildew.

In addition to providing encapsulation services to seal moisture out of your crawl space, we also offer reliable and effective dehumidifiers from Santa Fe. These dehumidifiers can reduce the humidity in your home to below 50% – this will help significantly reduce the chances of mold growth. If the humidity in your home is too high, you can count on Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services to give you the best dehumidifiers in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Our products are designed to give you a more comfortable and healthy place to live.

The main reasons for getting your crawl space moisture-free are:

  • Prevent mold and mildew
  • Keep critters out
  • Reduce energy costs
  • Lower humidity
  • Prevent structural damage

For these reasons and more, contact the experts at Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services and let us get started on your crawl space encapsulation needs. We have the experience and use the best products in the industry. Contact us today!


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