Having a crawlspace can mean a lot of things. It can mean that you have a beautiful older home with lots of character, or it can mean that you have extra space to store some or your stuff. But it can also mean a lot of other things. Things that aren’t as great as having a pretty house.
Often, when a house has a crawlspace, especially an older one, it can be the host of a lot of problems. Problems like too much ventilation leading to a loss of heat, or letting in too much moisture from outside and creating a mold problem. In some cases, a crawlspace can mean that pests of different kinds are able to get into the home, or that flooding into the home is easier.
You shouldn’t have to put up with a damp, nasty crawl space that smells bad! No one wants mold to grow in their home or to have the wood in their walls rot. Fortunately, it’s easy to use preventative treatments to a avoiding all forms of structural damage. So as much as vented, dirt-floored crawlspaces are still allowed by some building codes in different areas, despite the moisture and mold problems they cause. But just because a dirt floor in your crawlspace is permitted by code, doesn’t mean that it’s the right decision for your home.
At DELTA, we believe the key to a dry, healthy and comfortable crawlspace is the use of high-quality products & well trained technicians. Our job is to make sure that you get a drier, healthier, more energy efficient crawlspace. To that end we offer simple, common-sense solutions for crawlspace problems and upgrades, as well as fast, professional installations. Contact us today to learn more.
Crawlspace Repair Services
There are a range of options to explore in repairing and upgrading your crawlspace. Options involving crawlspace cleanup or crawlspace lowering can add new usable space to your existing property, as well as get rid of problematic buildup of debris.
We offer additional services to improve safety. Adding a concrete slab floor can improve the stability of your property, creating a crawlspace vapor barrier can keep the moisture out, and other forms of crawlspace waterproofing can all greatly reduce the moisture penetration in your crawlspace. These services serve to stop water damage of the walls, floors and supports, and they can also prevent mold and mildew from forming, which can make a home unhealthy.
Fixing your crawlspace’s structural supports helps ensure the stability of your home’s structure, and this service can be integral in preventing more serious issues with the foundation later on. Making sure that the supports that are in place to hold up the floors over the crawlspace are strong can mean the difference between whether or not you fall through the floor itself!
More simple solutions can be found by properly covering and insulating unnecessary ventilation points in order to help keep the heat in the moisture out. Another easy solution is installing a dehumidifier for crawlspace dehumidification. This service is a great choice, as it is a barely invasive procedure with a high-impact outcome that not only reduces the dampness in the air but also prevents mold growth.