You’ve probably ignored your crawlspace for a long time and let lots of moisture and mold get into your building. In most homes, the crawlspace is one of the most overlooked parts and it receives little or no maintenance. Many homeowners treat this space as a part of the home where old items and goods are stored. As a result of being left unattended for long periods, the crawlspace will become filled with mold, bugs, moisture, gases, and so on. At Toronto Radon Removal, we offer crawlspace encapsulation to help you clean this part of your house and seal it off. We can handle various repair solutions ranging from the installation of vapor barriers to the construction of crawlspace dehumidifiers and crawlspace ventilation systems.
What Is The Importance Of Crawlspace Encapsulation?
Crawlspace encapsulation is a fairly simple process that involves sealing the entire floor surface with a thick, tough, and airtight synthetic sheet. It’s an effective procedure. This synthetic sheet will seal the excess moisture that is supposed to get into the house. At Toronto Radon Removal, we offer professional Crawlspace Encapsulation services that will protect your structure. Our work involves diagnosing issues such as crawlspace moisture and implementing permanent solutions to take care of them.
How To Know If There Is A Problem With Your Crawlspace?
When you consider that your crawlspace is at one end of the house, you also realize that it’s easy to overlook it for an extended period. However, some tell-tale signs will serve as an indication of what’s going on down there. Common indicators of crawlspace issues include wood rod, wet insulation, various degrees of termite damage, presence of visible mold, and presence of condensation on internal ducts. Most crawlspaces are designed over an earthen floor which allows moisture in the ground to seep into the building. After some time, the moisture from this place will spread to the other parts of the house – including the air and substructure of your home. The problem may be more severe if your home lacks a vapor barrier. Poor grading and failure to construct a rain gutter will also make the problem worse. It will allow rainwater or groundwater to find its way into the crawlspace.
Common Solutions To Crawlspace Moisture Issues
A common issue in most crawlspaces is poor ventilation. The crawlspace is a small confined area that will produce a mixture of hot and cool air. The hot air in the crawlspace will result in condensation and increase the moisture content even further. The continuous exposure of building materials to moisture will lead to mold growth or various types of structural damages. Dealing with crawlspace moisture is tough, but you can implement some simple solutions by making adjustments to the structure of your building. Some of these solutions include grading the ground around the home to take moisture away from the home, construction of rain gutters and downspouts, installation of interior and exterior waterproofing and installation of vapor barriers. If you’ve tried out some of these simple solutions or you have serious crawlspace problems, you can contact a professional service provider to help you out.