Indianapolis Crawl Space Encapsulation
The Problem: Water and Debris in Your Crawl Space
Your crawl space is that dark, damp space underneath your home that you never go into. You know the one with the spider webs and all the dirt? The area gets wet when it starts raining because it is exposed to outside elements including water, critters, and other forms of debris. Your home’s floor joists are exposed to potential water damage, rot, and mold making your foundation weak. Traditionally, builders have always "vented" crawl spaces. The belief was that it was a good thing to allow air to flow freely under your living space. In recent years research has made it very clear that this is not only a major source of wasted energy and high utility bills but there are negative health impacts to an open or unsealed crawl space. The cost to completely encapsulate a crawl space is very high, therefore, at Indiana Foundation Pros we offer 2 options.
The Solutions: - Crawl Space Encapsulation or Crawl Space Cleanup
The main issues we see with crawl spaces are water, mold and pest infestations. If you are wanting to get this area of your home fixed we can do a complete clean out that would address any water problems, mold growth or pest issues. When we do a clean out we'll add a vapor barrier in order to minimize gases coming from the dirt floor. If a drainage tile is needed we can install that along with a dehumidifier to control humidity.
For individuals who have family members that suffer from allergies or asthma many times it is well worth the cost do to a complete crawl space encapsulation. During this process we seal up all air flow and insulate the space. Sump pumps, drainage tile and dehumidification systems are used to ensure air quality is improved.
Contact us today for a free consultation to learn more about your options.