1) Fix Groundwater Issues: Whether groundwater occurs from excessive rain, proximity to a river or creek, or underlying soil conditions, you need to remove it. A SmartSump designed for crawl spaces is the interior drainage system that can do the trick.
2) Isolate the house from the earth: In order to prevent on-going moisture issues from affecting your crawl space, you’ve got to segregate these two environments. An AquaStop Encapsulation System acts like a heavy pool liner for your crawl space. It keeps your home’s space dry above the liner and prevents over-drying of soil or shrinking, beneath your crawl space.
3) Seal all outside air leaks: This includes your vents! Keeping unconditioned air out of your crawl space can help lower your heating &cooling costs by up to 20%.
4) Dehumidify: In our region, its essential to select equipment that is capable of completely controlling the air in your crawlspace. An AquaStop Crawl Space Air System is a higher performance machine that addresses mold issues directly.
Our approach to treating your dirt crawl space is simple- its just 4 steps. But, those 4 steps can protect the value of your home and lower your utility costs quickly and easily. Contact us for a FREE visual inspection to learn more.
Source: Janesky, L. “Foundation Repair Science”
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