Crawl Space Repair Solutions in Cincinnati, Dayton and nearby areas in OH
Homes with crawl space type foundations were quite popular in the U.S. after World War II. They could be built faster and more affordably than those that had full basements. However, as our understanding of building science evolved it’s become clear how poorly designed they actually were.
The crawl space vents, formerly required by older building codes as a way to keep the area dry by allowing outside air in, were actually causing more problems than they solved, including structural decay, mold, and pest problems.
Today, we’ve learned our lesson! Modern building codes now recommend sealed, instead of vented crawl spaces.
Healthy Basement Concepts of Cincinnati offers reliable solutions for all the common crawl space problems. Protect your home, your family’s health, and lower your energy bills with our crawl space encapsulation, insulation, dehumidification and structural repair services. Call our team today to schedule your crawl space repair services and get a free estimate.
Common Crawl Space Repair Problems
When crawl spaces are improperly graded and there is no way to channel and divert groundwater away from them, standing water is sure to become a problem.
Healthy Basement Concepts of Cincinnati’s crawl space waterproofing experts install custom designed solutions that will make standing water a thing of the past.
The dirt floor in crawl spaces allows water to evaporate in the space, and the crawl space vents, originally thought to allow moisture to dry, are aggravating the problem by allowing humid outside air in.
Our advanced crawl space encapsulation system is designed to effectively address all sources of moisture.
Mold & Odors
Every environment where relative humidity is at or above 60% is a breeding ground for mold and dry rot. Crawl spaces are notorious for having serious moisture problems that cannot be solved with vents, crawl space vent fans, and a thin plastic sheet on the floor to serve as a vapor barrier. Our crawl space moisture control solutions are backed by modern building science.
Vented crawl spaces that remain untreated for too long will eventually start to show signs of structural decay. Mold, dry rot, and moisture loving pests such as termites thrive in such environments. Bouncy or sagging floors are some of the tell-tale signs of structural decay. Our team offers several solutions to repair structural damage in your home’s crawl space.
Crawl Space Encapsulation System:
The Science-Backed Solution for All Your Crawl Space Repair Problems
Our crawl space encapsulation services follow the recommendations of the most recent building science advancements and recommendations concerning the proper treatment of crawl spaces. For better results, crawl space encapsulation service should be paired with
- Crawl Space Insulation
- Drainage & Sump Pump
- Battery Backup Sump Pump
- Crawl Space Dehumidifier
- Structural Damage Repair if necessary