Your home’s structure is very much like a system with multiple components that play a significant role in its health and condition. With that said, the crawl space in your home, is just one of those many components. If your crawl space exhibits signs of rotting, mold growth, or structural problems, then rest assured at some point down the road these problems will affect other parts of your home including its overall structure.
Here, at Foundation Repairs & Home Improvements our highly skilled, trained and certified professionals specialize in all types of crawl space problems. We offer specialized services at affordable prices and timelines that meet with the schedules of our valued clients. In addition, we offer a no cost, no obligation estimate of necessary services including vapor barrier installations, insulation and even crawl space encapsulation here in the Bessemer area.
Common Signs you have a Problem with Your Crawl Space
There are a variety of signs you can look for in your search to determine whether or not you have a crawl space problem. Those signs include:
- Drywall cracks in the interior of your space
- Noticeably uneven floors
- Unpleasant smells in your home
- An increase in either asthma symptoms or allergies in family members
If you notice any of these signs, then it’s time to give a shout out to our friendly and professional specialists to schedule your free in-home consultation. Our team will come out and perform an inspection and upon identifying any problems will provide you with a free estimate of work to be performed. We provide all types of crawl space repairs from vapor barrier installation and sealing to encapsulation, all of which will help to minimize costly repairs. In addition, our quality services help to create a healthier living space for your family, reduce utility bills and save money.
Why It’s Important to Give Proper Care to Your Crawl Space
Most homeowners fail to recognize, let alone take care of, the crawl space in their homes. The inability to easily access a crawl space is the number one reason why homeowners fail to give focus and proper maintenance to this rather important area of their home. Though heavily exposed duct work and excessive amounts of dirt are common to these unfamiliar spaces along with minimal room to move, it is still important that you properly maintain your crawl space or you may find yourself faced with costly household repairs down the line.
Much of the ductwork for the multiple appliances and systems in your home such as your washer, dryer, and HVAC system are vented to the outdoors by way of the crawl space. If this space is poorly insulated or if the ductwork running through it is exposed you run high risks of losing a good deal of energy. In addition, you may experience fluctuations in temperatures in the home that lead to increased moisture, which then leads to the formation of mold.
All types of plumbing pipes run along the ceiling of a crawl space. These pipes need care and maintenance as well. Temperature changes from season to season can cause condensation to form on the pipes which, coupled with moisture in the air leads to serious mold infestations.
Finally, the majority of the wires that produce power to your home are typically run through your crawl space. Keeping these wires safe from mice and other critters is necessary to ensure the safety and comfort of your home.
For all of these reasons, it is imperative that you take proper care and maintenance of your crawl space. If you are in need of repairs or any other type of home improvement services, then we are the team for you. The folks here at Foundation Repairs & Home Improvements look forward to our every opportunity to serve you and to making your crawl space drier, healthier and safer. Don’t delay. Contact us today for your free consultation.