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Wet Crawlspace Repair

Damp or Wet Crawlspace

If you have crawlspace in your home, it is probably ignored. But if you are a homeowner with a crawlspace, it is necessary to be aware of the dangers that a damp or wet crawlspace can cause. The humid spring and
summers in Pennsylvania and Ohio, plus groundwater, can cause an unfinished crawlspace to become wet. Some of the dangers that come from a damp or wet crawlspace are:

  • crawlspace humidity repairMold and mildew
  • Musty odors in the living area
  • Uneven floors
  • Condensation on insulation
  • Condensation on air conditioning ductwork or equipment
  • Insect infestation
  • High humidity in the living area
  • Higher energy bills
  • Rot in wood framing

Mold and mildew thrive in damp, dark areas such as a crawlspace. Mold spores grow and rise in the upward-moving air because warm air rises, creating an unhealthy environment for you and your family. Some of these health problems include:

  • Sinus congestion
  • Eye irritation
  • Respiratory problems
  • Cough
  • Throat irritation
  • Skin irritation
  • Headache

Don’t let a damp or wet crawlspace cause any harm to you, your family, or your home. If you have a damp or wet crawlspace, call in our professional inspector to come and check out your crawlspace and give you the solution to keep your crawlspace dry and safe. The professionals at Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services have the solutions for you.

Solutions for Damp or Wet Crawlspace

wet crawlspaceThe experts at Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services will put in a vapor barrier for your home’s crawlspace encapsulation. This vapor barrier is designed to stop water from entering your crawlspace. The vapor barrier that Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services installs is made by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the industry leader in the manufacturing of basement waterproofing and foundation repair products.

Creating a healthy home starts from the ground up. Crawlspaces are full of moisture and 50% of the air you breathe comes from the basement or crawlspace. By having your crawlspace encapsulated with a vapor barrier, moisture will be prevented from migrating into the living space, making the air in your home healthier.

If you think you can do it yourself, the material you can buy at the local store is usually a thin plastic sheeting. It is generally a 6-mil thick and inexpensive vapor barrier and not puncture-resistant. Once this material has even a small hole, it will completely lose its effectiveness.

Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services uses the ECP vapor barrier that is puncture resistant and is 10-mil or 16-mil thick. Not only are they thicker than what you can buy at the store, they are a woven product specifically developed to be a vapor barrier as opposed to a poly sheeting that is easily damaged.  By going through Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing, you know you are getting the best product available for crawlspace encapsulation. This vapor barrier will keep your crawlspace dry for many years to come and give you peace of mind that your home is protected.

By having your crawlspace encapsulated by the professionals at Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services, you can be reassured that the problems that a damp or wet crawlspace can cause will not be an issue for you and your home. Here are some of the advantages of crawlspace encapsulation:

  • Prevents mold and mildew
  • Lower energy bills
  • Lower humidity in living space
  • Prevents wood from rotting
  • Keeps insects and rodents out
  • Prevents musty odors

Putting a dehumidifier in your home may also help to keep excess moisture at bay. Matthews Wall Anchors & Waterproofing Services offers American-made dehumidifiers from Santa Fe. These dehumidifiers have a large capacity to keep up with any home or business. They are also durable and effective products that can reduce the humidity, bacteria, dust mites, and growth of mold in your home while simultaneously making it a more comfortable place to live. Matthews Wall Anchors & Waterproofing Services can help provide you with quality dehumidifiers in Pennsylvania or Ohio to take care of your damp or wet crawlspace.

If you are worried about the cost and think that you need to wait until you save up some money, we offer a finance program that allows 6 months same as cash. The job can be done right away and you can pay later. Don’t let your damp or wet crawlspace be ignored. Contact us today for an inspection and let us get started on preventing damage to your home or even health issues to you or your family.