While the crawl space of most homes can be of great use to some Richmond homeowners, it can also be of great harm, too. A dirty, molding, mildew-laden crawl space is just as harmful to your home’s foundation, exterior and interior, as it is to the homeowner as well. The moisture that builds up in the crawlspace, due to any number of factors, can be a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, mildew and even mice, rats and other unwanted animals, in addition to rotting out beams and joints.
In most Richmond homes, which deal with hard Virginia rainstorms on a regular basis, a good honest contractor, like JES, will recommend using a series of methods to eliminate or control the moisture in your crawl space. From crawl space insulation and crawl space encapsulation, to crawl space liners and crawl space repair, experts like JES, have dealt with it all.
To start, contractors may recommend a crawl space encapsulation system. By creating a vapor barrier, conditioning the crawl space and controlling the moisture, the crawl space encapsulation system can help prevent against mold, mildew and rodents in one fell swoop.
Once the encapsulation system is in place, then contractors use methods like sump pumps, flood vents, dehumidifiers and drainage systems, depending upon each homeowner’s specific case, to help eliminate dampness, and everything that comes along with a damp crawl space.
Crawl space repair in Richmond should always be left to a good honest contractor to maintain. These professionals have experience dealing with all kinds of crawl space issues and can offer the best solution or combination of solutions to help upkeep your crawl space. Once your contractor has solved the crawl space problem in your home, you will be breathing a (clean) sigh of relief again in no time.