Crawl Space Repair
The skilled contractors at American Foundation & Basement Repairs, LLC have the practical experience and knowledge to figure out the reason behind the problem and provide the best crawl space repair solution for you. But when do you know it's time to bring in an expert crawl space repair contractor in: Knoxville, Asheville, Chattanooga, Johnson City, or Cookeville? Below are a few signs you need to watch out for:
- Existence of water
- Bug Infestations
- Damp Air
- Noticeably Higher Energy Bills
- Sloping or Tilted Floors
If you're unsure of your conditions or symptoms be sure to contact us for an appointment. Our diagnostics team is efficient at detecting and examining crawl space problems that can arise. If you're looking to get your crawl space repaired afterwards but unsure your income will handle it, we have financing available to work with you in getting the assistance you need.
Prevent Moisture With Crawl Space Encapsulation
The moisture inside your crawl space creates a perfect environment for wood destroying organisms, mold, and mildew, and this is the major reason why you need crawl space encapsulation. This crawl space moisture can saturate and ruin the effectiveness of your insulation and stimulate wood rot. Also, because of the chimney effect, the humid crawl space air, filled with mold and mildew spores, ultimately finds its way into your living space which creates an unhealthy environment. Additionally, it causes your air conditioning to work overtime to dehumidify the air. Just a vapor barrier may help somewhat, but most of the moisture is coming from outside, not your dirt, crawl space floor.
So, the alternative to a vented crawlspace can be an encapsulated crawlspace. Crawl space encapsulation consists of sealing all outside vents, setting up a high-performance vapor retarder on all open wall and floor surfaces at or below grade, insulating the wall surfaces and rim joist, and conditioning the environment.
Solidify Your Structure With Crawl Space Supports
Another prevalent problem with crawl spaces is that their problems may lead to structural damage which will need crawl space repair. The crawl space might have cracks along the wall surfaces or floors of a home's interior. If the crawl space is sagging or sinking because of rotten floor joists or failing supports, you need to take immediate action. Once you discover any kind of signs of structural problems, they should be dealt with since the problems will not remedy itself-but only worsen with time. Setting up a crawl space support system in this area will ease a structural problem and prevent the high priced expense of fixing a seriously damaged structure.
Keep Air Clean With Crawl Space Sealing
American Foundation & Basement Repair provides crawl space sealing systems from EmeSeal. The EmeSeal Crawl Space Sealing System is a required step in creating a healthy, energy efficient house. The EmeSeal System lowers energy costs - when set up with a one-inch or more air gap - and shields houses against dangerous moisture, dangerous mold, soil gases (which includes radon), and harmful airborne allergens.
The EmeSeal System includes all the components required for contractors to effectively seal crawl spaces. A sealed and insulated crawl space offers instantaneous benefits by providing a dried out, clean area. Even more important are the long-term "Whole Home Health" benefits connected with getting rid of harmful soil gases, radon gas and molds associated with houses with unsealed crawl spaces.
- Lower energy costs
- Create a healthy house by sealing out dangerous gases, radon and mold causing moisture
- Provide a safe, clean place for storage
Please call American Foundation & Basement Repair at 877-784-5636 to schedule an appointment for a consultation. We appreciate your interest in your crawl space repair company.