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Protect Your Home by Protecting Your Crawl Space

Friday, November 2nd, 2012 by Betsy Rathburn

Encapsulated Crawl Space

Most people pretend their crawl space doesn’t exist. Out of sight, out of mind, they may think. But it’s not that simple. While people are ignoring their crawl spaces, moisture is still at work there. It’s easy to be complacent when you can’t see what lurks beneath your home. It’s even easier to take action once you realize what’s at stake. Crawl spaces are typically moist and humid environments, so they come with problems many homeowners are not aware of. Here are some important things you may not know about your crawl space:

  • Crawl spaces are breeding grounds for dust mites. Every home has dust mites, but they’re more likely to be a major problem in a home with an unprotected crawl space. The humid conditions of a crawl space make it the perfect place for them to multiply. Because dust mites are known for provoking allergies and asthma, an encapsulated crawl space causes a great improvement in air quality.
  • Crawl spaces are the perfect environment for mold. Like dust mites, mold spores can create breathing problems. Unfortunately, mold is all too common in an unprotected crawl space. Not only does it cause breathing problems, but it spreads rapidly, deteriorating wood and insulation. A protected crawl space not only protects your health, but it protects your investment as well.
  • Your unprotected crawl space may be costing you money. As air circulates in your home, replacement air rises from your crawl space. This air is usually filled with moisture, which circulates through your home and can impact your energy bills. An encapsulated, dehumidified crawl space is a simple solution to this problem.

Because of the issues crawl space humidity can cause, it is important to take charge before they become a major problem. Innovative Basement Authority offers several products and services to make sure your home is protected. Our knowledgeable and experienced crew will install airtight doors and covers, remove water sources, repair mold-damaged areas, encapsulate the crawl space with our CrawlSeal vapor barrier, and dehumidify your crawl space using our high-capacity dehumidifier.

Innovative Basement Authority can purify your breathing air, protect your investment, and help you save money on energy bills. If you’re concerned about your crawl space, fill out our online form or call today!

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