Crawl space repairs Atlanta, Georgia right now? Many crawlspaces are filthy and full of debris. By removal of the crawl space debris, the vapor barrier will last much longer. This also results in a better seal to keep out moisture and pests. If your crawl space has mold, or needs insulation replaced, our team is here to help. A damp crawl space with falling insulation is the last thing we want! Proper drainage around the home is very important. We’ll offer proven solutions to block moisture from getting inside, and remove moisture that does make it into the crawlspace. Find more info on Crawl space repairs, Atlanta.
Don’t Use Fiberglass Between Floor Joists: Unless you’ve chosen NOT to seal and dehumidify or conditioned your crawl space, you shouldn’t use fiberglass. Actually, it may be a good idea to avoid using fiberglass at all. The material performs poorly when it comes to crawl space insulation. When the material is installed in an unconditioned, vented space, the results are minimal. Why? Because the material soaks moisture, losing its R-value in the process. That makes it useless as an encapsulation material. Fiberglass also sags due to the weight of the water, opening holes in the encapsulation blanket.
If your crawl space, attic, basement or garage needs insulation installed or replaced, our team is here to help. Missing insulation makes a home cold, noisy and drafty. Insulation not only makes your home comfortable, but reduces your utility bills, blocks noise and increases the value of your home by up to 6%! Installing wall insulation can reduce heat loss by 67%. Uninsulated floors waste up to 10% of your home’s heating bills. In most cases, we can provide a free estimate by phone on replacing or installing new insulation in your crawl space. If your insulation is falling, you might have a moisture problem in your crawl space that we need to address first.
Many crawlspaces are filthy, full of debris, bacteria and germs! A clean and sanitized crawl space improves your home’s air quality and reduces the chance of pests like rodents and roaches. We offer one time cleanouts as well as scheduled routine cleanings. If your HVAC unit is in your crawl space, you definitely want to have it cleaned at least every 5 years. During the cleaning process, we will inspect your crawl space for things like sagging floors, high humidity, mold or water intrusion.
Having your crawlspace encapsulated with heavy-duty vapor barriers also promotes better health around your home. One of the most common spores that come from a home without an encapsulated crawlspace is mold. This is never good to breathe in, especially in those without a strong immune system such as the elderly or the young. By encapsulating your crawlspace, you keep the area dry, which stops mold and mildew growth. The insulation is also kept in place, which prevents any of the debris from entering your home by means of the ductwork. Find extra information at https://www.atlantacrawlspace.com/.
Don’t Overlook the Importance of a Drainage System: Some homeowners assume that encapsulations will keep water out of their crawl space, and they don’t need a drainage system. The mistake with doing so is that an encapsulation does not prevent water entry or flooding under houses. Damage caused by water can be expensive to repair. Fixing a water-damaged foundation, for instance, can set you back as much as $12,000. To avoid scenarios where water sits against your house, install a water drainage system that directs the water away. A French drain system or a sump pump can help.