Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 by Jessica Embury
Beginners Guide to Crawl Space Repair
Several crawl spaces have dirt floors because homeowners usually opt for the cheapest option for their crawl space when building their home. The concern is that these dysfunctional floors can generate harmful impacts to the health and safety of your home.
This is merely one example of, “you get what you pay for” when investing in your home. Investing your money on high-quality products can actually SAVE you money in the long run. Whether your motivation for renovation is lower energy bills or home protection, Madole Construction is here to help!
Below are Madole Constructions’ recommended steps to acquire the ultimate crawl space repair.
1. Fix the Water Leakage
This won’t apply to every home, but leakage in a crawl space is a common issue many homeowners face. In order to fix water entering and remaining in the home, Madole Construction recommends the installation of our SmartSump crawl space sump pump. This sump pump is specifically designed to keep crawl spaces dry by pumping water out of the space.
2. Isolate the House from the Earth
Without a barrier from the inside of your crawl space to the environment outside, you are allowing water, mold, and critters to live in the footing of your home. Our vapor barrier at Madole Construction is called CleanSpace.
This inorganic, vapor barrier prevents mold and water growth by encapsulating the entire space with a clean liner.
3. Seal the Vents and Other Outside Air Leaks
Vents are not usually an area of a crawl space that a homeowner would look to fix. After you get all of the water and grime out of your living space, the next step is to seal the vents or leaks that air can enter. Sealing this space will not only improve the air quality but also keep your energy bills low! Madole Construction recommends installing our specialty CleanSpace Covers whose plastic composition will keep the vent airtight.
4. Dehumidify the Air
The final step is to keep the air in your home fresh and clean. Humidity during the summer, especially, can lead to mold. The air that you breathe in all areas of your home is the same air that enters from the crawl space. Therefore, you want to make sure that your crawl space contains clean air. Madole Construction recommends our top of the line SaniDry Sendoa air system that will always keep your crawl space moisture-free.