Sealing a crawl space properly will increase your environmental health and save you money. The sealing process is simple, resulting in cleaner, healthier living along with many economic benefits. Crawl space sealing systems can be installed in less than a day. These systems often transform a musty, unsightly space into a dry and visually pleasing addition to your home or office.
Damp, Musty Odors
Dirt or gravel crawl spaces can retain moisture thus increasing the amount of humidity in your home. These damp areas are often the source of mold and soil gases. Eliminating mold and soil gas will help remove unpleasant odors emanating throughout living areas.
Moisture produced from an unsealed crawl space can condense on and damage plumbing, air conditioning/heating equipment and ductwork. High moisture levels typically result in warping of and damage to wood floors found in the surrounding areas. The building structure itself may also be affected.
Not all homes are subject to radon gas. However, if radon is present, a sealed crawl space can help prevent entry into the home.
Heating and air conditioning equipment work harder as humidity levels increase. A sealed crawl space system provides a vapor barrier which helps prevent moisture from entering living space.
Unfinished crawl spaces are unsightly, not inviting, and result in wasted space. A sealed crawl space system leaves the area clean and usable for storage.
Properly sealed crawl spaces are easy, economical home improvements that will bring many benefits to your home:
- Improved air quality.
- Clean, inviting space usable for storage.
- Increased resale value.
- Energy savings.
- Protection from moisture, insects, soil gases and odors.