Crawlspace Medic Services

Why crawl space upkeep matters

Crawlspace Medic Services

Why crawl space upkeep matters

What is a crawl space and what is it for

An underground crawl space is a type of basement in which one cannot stand up—the height may be as little as one foot (30 cm), and the surface is often soil. The primary purpose of a crawl space is to promote air circulation through the home and offer convenient access to pipes, substructures and a variety of other areas that may be difficult or expensive to access otherwise.

What happens to a neglected crawl space

Not keeping your crawl space up to standards could lead to poor air quality in your home, damage to the foundation of your home, higher heating and cooling costs, and even health problems for you and your family.

Below are reasons to keep your crawl space happy and healthy:

moisture damage

Moisture can damage the wood and insulation in your crawl space. It can attract wood boring insects, such as termites, and cause wood rot, deteriorating your home’s foundation. Evaporating moisture can also lead to mold, making its’ way into your home.

 

Unwanted pests

Without proper sealment of your crawl space, unwanted guests could arrive. Moisture in your crawl space is a magnet for spiders, mice, rats, termites, and other nasty pests. Not only could they end up inside your home, but the pathogens from their droppings could affect the air quality in your home.

 

Poor air quality

As you may or may not know, the airways through your home begin in your basement. So any kind of air quality, poor or great, lies in your crawl space, will end up in your home and what you breathe everyday. Poor air quality can make allergies, asthma, and respiratory issues worse.

 

Money Draining

A healthy crawl space saves you money. Not just from preventative care to your home’s foundation and your family’s health, but for the temperature of your home as well! If your crawl space is not properly insulated or covered, than your HVAC system works harder to cool or heat your home, if it’s battling with moisture in your crawl space. Save money on your monthly heating and cooling bills by taking proper care of your crawl space.

How Crawlspace Medic can help

The health of your family and your home are a top priority. We understand this and that is why the services we offer are focused and specific. When problems arise, you can count on us to: Inspect, Repair and Maintain your crawl space.

We are committed to listening to you, respecting you, your family, your property and solving your problem that right way for the long term.

How Crawlspace Medic can help

The health of your family and your home are a top priority. We understand this and that is why the services we offer are focused and specific. When problems arise, you can count on us to: Inspect, Repair and Maintain your crawl space.

We are committed to listening to you, respecting you, your family, your property and solving your problem that right way for the long term.

Inspection Servicescheck list icon

Think you have an issue in your crawl space? Buying or selling a house and found out you have an issue in the crawl space? Don’t want a sales call? That’s where we fit in. Our inspectors are focused on finding your specific issues and providing you with information on what should be fixed. A few of the symptoms include: Musty smell, cupping or sloping finished flooring, poor indoor air quality, doors sticking.

Inspection Servicescheck list icon

Think you have an issue in your crawl space? Buying or selling a house and found out you have an issue in the crawl space? Don’t want a sales call? That’s where we fit in. Our inspectors are focused on finding your specific issues and providing you with information on what should be fixed. A few of the symptoms include: Musty smell, cupping or sloping finished flooring, poor indoor air quality, doors sticking.

Inspection Servicescheck list icon

Think you have an issue in your crawl space? Buying or selling a house and found out you have an issue in the crawl space? Don’t want a sales call? That’s where we fit in. Our inspectors are focused on finding your specific issues and providing you with information on what should be fixed. A few of the symptoms include: Musty smell, cupping or sloping finished flooring, poor indoor air quality, doors sticking.

Structural Repairscheck list icon

The wood framing in your crawl space is the structure that holds your home up and together. High moisture and termites can cause major damage and even structural failure to this system. Damaged wood in your crawl space can be very alarming to learn about, especially when you think everything is ok. Don’t fret. We can help. Our in-house and skilled carpenters are capable of fixing the issues. . When discovering wood damage in the crawl space, including dry rot, fungal damage, termite damage, water damage, or previous improper repairs, you want to make sure the people evaluating it and performing the repairs are experts. We can confidently say, we are. Our structural carpenters repair floor joists, girders, band/foundation sills, masonry piers and subfloors. We understand building code, building science and your needs to make sure repairs are done correctly and efficiently every time.

Structural Repairscheck list icon

The wood framing in your crawl space is the structure that holds your home up and together. High moisture and termites can cause major damage and even structural failure to this system. Damaged wood in your crawl space can be very alarming to learn about, especially when you think everything is ok. Don’t fret. We can help. Our in-house and skilled carpenters are capable of fixing the issues. . When discovering wood damage in the crawl space, including dry rot, fungal damage, termite damage, water damage, or previous improper repairs, you want to make sure the people evaluating it and performing the repairs are experts. We can confidently say, we are. Our structural carpenters repair floor joists, girders, band/foundation sills, masonry piers and subfloors. We understand building code, building science and your needs to make sure repairs are done correctly and efficiently every time.

Moisture Remediationscheck list icon

When it rains, it pours. And when it rains a lot, water has the tendency to show itself in places you didn’t know it could. A wet crawl space is a health issue for you and your family. Up to 60% of the indoor air in your home is pulled from your crawl space and directly impacts the air your loved ones breathe. High moisture is the leading cause of mold growth, termite infestation, wood rot and other types of damage. We analyze the source of the moisture and offer long term recommendations, such as vapor barriers, interior French drains, sump pumps, dehumidifiers and encapsulation systems. Our waterproofers are ready to get dirty and do the hard work to make sure your crawl space stays moisture free.

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