Crawl Space Repair
Chances are if you have a crawl space it may be in disrepair. It may also be very moist which leads to mold and musky odours coming from the space. Some of the symptoms from a moist crawl space is rot, insect infestation and an overall high humidity in other living spaces.
What can you do?
Get your crawl space repaired. What you want to achieve is to block the moisture from coming in. This is usually done with a thick plastic liner for the floor and a moisture barrier system for the crawl space. Blocking off vents and then properly insulating the space from the ground up and outside as well will save you money on heating costs in the long run.
Most crawl spaces are more problematic than people think. This is mainly due to unseen moisture (people usually ignore their crawl spaces) that eventually leaks into other areas of the house.
After the crawl space is properly repaired, you will breathe easier knowing that your home is free from any moisture and mold.
If you are in need of crawl space repair in Hamilton, please give us a call at 416-236-8721
What We Do
Many homes built on crawl space foundations in the Southeastern United States suffer from poor moisture management. Some of the common symptoms of a crawl space moisture problem are:
- Mold or moisture damage in the crawl space or living area
- Musty odours in the living area
- Condensation (“sweating”) on air conditioning ductwork or equipment
- Condensation on insulation, water pipes or truss plates in the crawl space
- Buckled hardwood floors
- High humidity in the living area
- Insect infestations
- Rot in wooden framing members
These symptoms are most often noticed in the humid spring and summer seasons but can occur at any time of the year. Often, the heating and air conditioning contractor is the first person the residents call to deal with the problem. Typically though, the problem is not due to a failure of the air conditioning system; it results from poor moisture control in the crawl space.