Crawlspace Remediation Eliminates Moisture Problems
Unwanted crawlspace moisture can cause massive amounts of damage to a house. This is because it supports mold, causes wood to warp, and can even make floorboards soft. Mold is an especially bad problem because it can rot wood, cause allergies, and in some people, cause even worse health problems.
In many cases, moisture enters homes through the crawlspace. The crawlspace is the part of the house that’s closest to the moisture of the Earth, and it often doesn’t have enough ventilation to remain dry during wet seasons. Even when houses don’t start out with crawlspace problems in Omaha NE, they often develop these issues as the years pass.
Fortunately, it’s possible to eliminate such problems with proper crawlspace remediation techniques. We have two main methods that we use to do this. The first is to install a vapor barrier on the “ceiling” of the crawlspace that keeps moisture from getting through to the floorboards above. This barrier is mold-resistant and will stop water, mold, and other allergens in their tracks. Installing a vapor barrier in Omaha can help block radon gas and methane as well.
Our other method is crawlspace encapsulation. This takes the idea of a vapor barrier to its maximum level. The crawlspace floor is leveled and topped with a drainage mat. Then vapor barrier is placed there, up the sides of the crawlspace, and across the crawlspace’s ceiling. This keeps moisture from entering the area at all, rather than just keeping it out of the house. Crawlspace Encapsulation in Omaha is best possible treatment for your crawlspace, allowing you to utilize that space for safe and dry storage space,
For exceptionally moist crawlspaces, we offer machine-assisted dehumidification as well as passive barriers. These dehumidifiers are built especially for crawlspaces and can remove up to 90 pints of water from the air every day. With moisture barriers and a dehumidifier running, you won’t have to worry about any more crawlspace moisture problems affecting your house!p
To learn more about our crawlspace encapsulation systems in Omaha, just contact us. We’ll be glad to explain everything and give you a quote for your home.