High Moisture Levels In Crawl Spaces
Can Lead To Insect Infestations And Mold Issues
High levels of moisture in your crawl space can lead to insect infestations and mold. It can also create structural issues and result in poor air quality throughout your home – not just in your crawl space. If your dirty, damp crawl space is to blame for odor, high humidity levels, and poor indoor air quality in your home, A-1 Pest Control can help. Available throughout western North Carolina and our entire service area, our crawl space encapsulation services produce better air quality, increase energy efficiency, and reduce rot, mold, and insect problems.
How We Encapsulate A Crawl Space
A-1 Pest Control offers crawl space encapsulation services for existing homes and new construction. We’ll start with a thorough inspection and based on our assessment, develop a plan of action that often includes:
- Lining the floor and foundation with reinforced polyethylene liner that prevents moisture from seeping in. The products and materials our team uses are premium grade materials not available at retail stores and are specifically designed to block moisture and withstand the ground’s natural alkaline qualities. Unlike cheaper vapor barrier materials, they won’t break down and leave your home unprotected.
- Sealing all openings in the sidewalls, including vents and doors leading to the exterior in order to stop the infiltration of outside air.
- Installing a Santa-Fe dehumidifier to remove excess humidity that is the cause behind moisture and mold issues. Designed to operate in crawl spaces, the dehumidifier also discourages termites and wood-destroying insects, as well as other pests.
If you’re concerned about the health and comfort of your family and want to preserve the structural integrity of your home, contact A-1 Pest Control to learn more about this service.