Crawl Space Repair
Creating Clean, Dry Crawl Spaces
What Is Your Crawl Space Problem?
Many homes built on crawl space foundations in the Southeastern United States suffer from poor moisture management. Common symptoms of a crawl space moisture problem are:
- Mold or moisture damage in the crawl space or living area
- Musty odors in the living area
- Condensation (“sweating”) on air conditioning ductwork or equipment
- Condensation on insulation, water pipes in the crawl space
- Buckled hardwood floors
- High humidity in the living area
- Insect infestations
- Rot in wooden framing members
These symptoms are most often noticed in the humid spring and summer seasons but can occur at any time of the year. It results from poor moisture control in the crawl space. While moisture issues are sometimes the obvious, such as lack of ground water drainage on the outside or plumbing leaks, the consistent cause of moisture problems in homes today is foundation vents. Especially in the southeast.
Foundation vents allow moist air into the crawlspace where condensation occurs and the moisture never leaves.
VMC Company, Inc. understands how homes work and can alleviate this.
Mold Remediation – When you achieve a certain level of moisture and you have the presence of organic materials, such as wood, you have the growth of mold.
VMC Company, Inc. can remove the mold if necessary, but more important, correct the problem so that mold does not return.
Moisture control - VMC Company, Inc. will identify where moisture is entering your crawl space and remedy the problem, whether it is moist air entering the crawl space or poor drainage, or wet weather springs. VMC Company, Inc. will either stop the moisture or employ the necessary techniques to isolate the moisture and remove it, so that it never enters the encapsulated crawl space again.
Crawl Space Insulation – VMC Company, Inc. recommends closed cell spray foam insulation in the crawl space because it has superior R-value and is airtight.
We also recommend the insulation be on the foundation walls rather than the subfloor because this protects the duct work in crawl spaces from humid air.
It often is the lesser surface area between the foundation walls and subfloor, resulting in less material.
Crawl Space Repair – To fix your crawl space problem permanently, you need to know your problem. We have the experience to diagnose your problem and to provide the solution to your problem.
We’ll inspect your home, consult with you about your problem, and give you a written foundation repair quote.
Common crawl space problems are mold, moisture, poor insulation, bowing foundation walls, cracking and settling, and sinking floors above crawl spaces.
A typical home crawl space repair usually takes less than a week to complete. All of our systems come with a written warranty — so that you know the problem was fixed right, and so you can have peace of mind for many years to come.
Mold, moisture, poor insulation, foundation cracks, buckling walls, and sagging floors can severely damage your home. Our repair systems do more than repair your home; they return your home’s structure back to its original position.
We will thoroughly inspect your home and tell you what steps need to be taken to permanently stabilize your foundation and restore value to your greatest investment.
Areas of Expertise – Poly Plastic Liners, crawl space encapsulation systems, vapor barriers, access wells, crawl space drains, drainage matting, moisture barriers, seal block walls, doors and entryways, dehumidifiers, insulate crawl space floors, structural repairs, soda blasting, wall straightening.