While you may not give your home’s foundation much thought, its condition is critical to the structural integrity of your home. If the foundation has any damage, not only will the value of your hous…Read More
Your home is a system and every part, including your foundation and drainage, plays a role that affects the rest of the structure. This includes your crawlspace. If your crawl space begins to rot, grow mold, or experience structural problems, this will extend to every part of your home.
As interior concrete piers & inadequately sized wood members begin to give way, the floors above can sag, and interior walls may crack, resulting in expensive problems in your home. Trust the construction specialists at American Structure to find a solution.
Steps to achieving a dry structurally sound crawlspace
Install Airtight Doors & Vent Covers: Sealing your crawl space doors and vents stop the cycle of cold air, humidity, and moisture entering from the outside. However, water can still enter your crawlspace in many ways.
Remove Any Standing Water Sources: The next step is to eliminate any sources of flooding in your crawl space by installing a crawl space drain and sump pump system. This eliminates flooding water from your crawl space, but moisture can still enter directly through the concrete and floor in the form of water vapor.
Repair the Structure: If your crawl space is sagging or damaged by prolonged mold and rot, the next step is to install new piers replace damaged beams and joist to help restore your structure.
Encapsulate & Insulate The Crawl Space: To stop moisture from passing through your floors and porous concrete walls, a crawl space liner should be installed. A durable liner will allow for servicemen to use the space without damage while transforming your crawl space into usable storage space. This is also the best time to install crawl space insulation on your walls or floors.
- Install A Dehumidifier: Installing an energy efficient, self-draining crawl space dehumidifier will keep your space dry. Our crawl space dehumidifier system includes a filter that removes particles from the air as small as 2 microns. This ensures that your crawl space is protected from mold, dust mites, and mildew damage — permanently!
Get the quality construction services you need by contacting us today. We offer you services like foundation repairs, waterproofing, and drainage.