How to fix moisture problems in your home’s crawl space.
Even though the areas we live in, Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico are considered drier climates, older homes with crawlspaces can still have problematic moisture problems. Older homes were built with a crawl space to circulate fresh air. These crawl spaces usually have vents to bring in fresh air from the outside. Unfortunately, these vents don’t work well and the moisture from the ground under and around your home evaporates and causes water vapor in your home’s crawl space. When water vapor and wood mix, it can often cause problems for your home in the form of wood rot, mold, termites, and fungi. Unfortunately, many people don’t even realize they have a moisture problem in their crawl space until the damage is done to their home.
Here are a few signs that you may have a moisture issue in your crawl space:
- Odors that include stinky, wet smells or musty, moldy smells
- Hardwood floors that are warping or cupping at the edges
- Drafty rooms with cold floors
- Damp carpet
- Mold & Mildew (look around your baseboards)
- Wood rot
- Floor failure
- Insects, such as termites
- Dust mites
- Health issues such as bad allergies and illness from mold/mildew
- Poor storage environment
- Poor indoor air quality
If you’re experiencing any of the above signs, chances are you have a moisture problem in your crawl space.
Water Extraction Experts Solution for Moisture in your Home’s Crawl Space: Crawl Space Encapsulation
Crawl space encapsulation is a popular and effective solution for creating a dry, clean crawl space environment. The encapsulation barrier that Water Extraction Experts uses prevents moisture from seeping into your home, causing wood damage and creating mold/mildew.
Our expert, certified technicians at Water Extraction Experts have the knowledge and experience to encapsulate your crawl space, creating a vapor barrier and a clean, safe, and dry crawl space for Colorado, Wyoming & New Mexico homes. We will transform your crawl space into an area you can use for storage and you’ll also be providing your family with cleaner, healthy air.
We’ll do all the dirty work for you.
If you have a crawl space, give us a call for a free inspection. We’ll do all the dirty work for you. Cleaning up your home’s crawl space, ensuring all necessary repairs are done and making it a dry, clean environment.
Give us a call today!
Northern Colorado CALL: 970-581-4498
Southeast Wyoming CALL: 307-220-5900
Albuquerque, Santa Fe New Mexico areas CALL: 505-250-6500