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Crawl Space Vent Sealing in Cincinnati, OH

Crawl Space Vent Sealing in the Greater Cincinnati Area

Since the house breathes from the bottom up, the last thing you want is to leave openings for outside air to come in to the crawl space. This allows dirty air from the crawl space to enter your home effecting the air that your family breathes, adding dirt and mold particles causing allergy symptoms and other health issues.

Crawl space vents are not the answer. They're meant to dry out crawl spaces through the use of outside air but unfortunately, they do damage instead by allowing moisture, freezing temperatures and humidity into the crawl space and your upstairs living areas.

In order to prevent potential health issues, mold, mildew, odors and other damage in your crawl space, you should have your crawl space vents sealed off. By doing so, the sealed vents will help keep outside air and other elements such as insects, overly hot or cold temperatures, and moisture out. Our vent covers are mechanically attached to form an airtight bond and they are fast and simple to install.

Vented Crawl Spaces are Trouble!

Crawl Space Vent Sealing in the Greater Cincinnati Area

Construction workers have always favored crawl spaces because they're faster and less expensive to build than a full-blown basement foundation. This type of traditional crawl space utilizes openings or air vents in the crawl space walls to allow the outside air to circulate underneath your living space. This creates a lot of problems rather than solutions.

If there is any insulation installed, you may find it in the form of fiberglass batts, placed between crawl space joists, while the crawl space's floor will be made of soil, or concrete. The fiberglass insulation easily absorbs moisture, and may sag or fall out of place, settling onto the crawl space floor. In winter, there's a new set of problems: the floors become too cold because of the wet and missing insulation, meaning higher heating bills.

During the summer, warm and moist air enters the crawl space, condensing on the cooler crawl space surface. When the crawl space continuously receives this warm air, it causes moisture to form, which invites mold to grow and causes wood to rot. The presence of wet wood also attracts insects such as termites and carpenter ants, who want nothing more than to chew up the wood and terrorize your home.

One factor that isn't determined by season is the indoor air pollution that can cause respiratory problems, because of the mold spores that enter the living space through the cracks and gaps in the walls and floors of the crawl space.

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You may be tempted to attempt repairs yourself, but we at Healthy Basement Concepts, don't recommend that. If you don't have the proper equipment or training for the job, it is likely that you may do more harm than good to your home and your pocket.

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Crawl Space Vent Sealing

Call us today at 513-234-4212 for more information. We also offer other services, such as basement crack repairs, foundation repairs and basement waterproofing. If you're in the Greater Cincinnati, OH area, get in touch with us right away for a healthier, more comfortable living space.

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