Protect your home from water and moisture damage.
High moisture underneath your home causes more problems than you may realize. Excessive crawl space moisture can contribute to:
- Wood rot
- Asthma and allergies
- Pest problems
- Higher energy bills
- Humidity buildup
- Reduced property value
- Standing water in the crawl space
Crawl spaces that are vented and have dirt floors are called open crawl spaces. These crawl spaces let in humid air from the outside and moisture that’s evaporating from the ground. Moisture can also arrive from evaporation of water that may have entered the crawl space due to a plumbing leak or improper drainage systems. Vents do not help release this moisture because it lets in just as much air as it lets out. So, once entering your crawl space, this moisture is more likely to stay trapped inside than to be released.
What is Crawlspace Encapusaltion?
The most recent research studies provide overwhelming evidence that the best solution for moisture control is creating a closed crawl space. Creating a closed crawl space includes correcting existing water problems, preventing humid air intrusion from the exterior, and stopping the natural evaporation of ground moisture into the crawl space. In addition measures are taken to make sure that future moisture problems will be avoided. Simply put, closed crawl space technology concentrates on keeping moisture from entering your crawl space altogether.
Piedmont Pest is an authorized distributor of the closed crawl space system known as Crawlspace Care™.
What are the benefits of a closed crawl space?
- Increased home health environment
- Less energy consumption
- Fewer insect invaders
- Lower risk for termites
- Significantly less mold growth
- A cleaner crawl space
- Preservation of structural integrity
Want to know more? Visit the Crawlspace Care web site
- Sump pumps
- Crawl space drain systems
- Moisture barriers
- Rainwater management
Just give us a call and we’ll arrange for a moisture control expert to evaluate your situation.