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Damp, dark crawl spaces are the perfect breeding ground for foul odors. Pests, mold, and rotting structural components can leave your home smelling less like a clean haven for your family, and more like a hole in the ground. A dry, encapsulated crawl space will rid you of foul odors permanently.
Over time, moisture in your crawl space can lead to sagging, buckling, and even collapsing floors as wooden components rot and concrete cracks. Crawl space repairs from Island Basement Systems ensure the long term health of your home from the bottom up, simultaneously shoring up your home's future market value.
With as much as half of the air in your home coming from the crawl space, it's essential that it's protected from moisture. If your crawl space is vented or unsealed, it's very likely that moisture has seeped into the crawl space, releasing mold, dust, and other indoor air contaminants into the rest of your home.
Open crawl space vents or poor crawl space insulation can allow heating or cooling to leak out of your floors during the winter and summer months. The resulting effect is an overworked HVAC system, which can raise your energy bill by a significant percentage. Proper insulation ensures you only use the energy you need, saving you hundreds each year.
There are a number of reasons you have a wet, damp, and musty crawl space. These include:
As a part of the CleanSpace® network, we have exclusive access to more than fifty innovative crawl space solutions. These solutions have helped homeowners with crawl spaces in hundreds of thousands of homes throughout the United States, Canada, and the UK.
We are a proud member of the CleanSpace network.
But, what is the CleanSpace network?
The CleanSpace network is a division of Basement Systems, the largest international network of basement and crawl space contractors. Their full-time Research and Development Department is tasked with keeping contractors in the network up to date on all industry practices and ensuring our crawl space solutions are long-lasting and effective, so you know you're getting the best solution when you partner with us.
The most common issues with crawl spaces include:
If you're dealing with any of the above issues, now might be the time to contact Island Basement Systems to help you determine the appropriate crawl space repair solution.
If you've noticed increased allergy or asthma flare-ups, chances are, your crawl space is the reason. Your crawl space provides a breeding ground for mold and mildew, indoor air pollutants that cause runny noses, sneezing, itching, headaches, fatigue, and a host of other symptoms. Air from your crawl space then travels up through the rest of your home, affecting indoor air quality.
The best way to keep your crawl space healthy is to install a comprehensive crawl space waterproofing and encapsulation system. Our state-of-the-art crawl space solution comes with perimeter drainage, drainage matting, a sump pump, and a dehumidifier. This combination has proven effective at keeping homeowners' crawl spaces dry for a lifetime and has been used in thousands of homes throughout the United States and beyond.
Poor indoor air quality in your crawl space is due to excess moisture, mold growth, and other contaminants. Air pollutants from your crawl space are transported to the rest of your home. To improve air quality in your crawl space and therefore your entire home, we recommend installing a complete crawl space encapsulation system. A proper encapsulation system will help maintain a stable humidity level in your crawl space and ensure that it stays clean.
Maintaining relative humidity levels is essential because it ensures that mold and mildew don't grow and affect your home's air quality.
There are so many benefits of sealing your crawl space that make it worth the cost. Sealing your crawl space helps prevent moisture from seeping into your crawl space, ultimately combating mold and mildew growth. Not only that but sealing your crawl space can save you money in heating and cooling costs. Plus, you won't have to worry about structural damage due to wood rot in your crawl space.
Yes, you can seal your own crawl space. However, there are a lot of risks that come with DIYing your crawl space encapsulation, including the following:
When it comes to crawl space sealing and encapsulation, you should skip the hassle that comes with DIYing it. You can count on us to get the job done right the first time, saving you time, money, and stress.
So, how much will it cost to repair your crawl space? This is a very common question with a single answer — it depends. Every home is different, and every crawl space can be facing any number of issues at a given time.
Instead of giving you a projected cost over the internet, or a ballpark over the phone, Island Basement Systems will instead offer a no-cost, on-site estimate to fit your home's specific needs. Our technicians will arrive at your home, investigate the situation in your crawl space, and work with you to decide the best course of action. The estimate provided on-site requires no commitment on your end — we're simply here to give you the most accurate estimate possible.
With Island Basement Systems, your crawl space encapsulation and repair project is one-and-done. We offer a 25-year warranty against rips and tears for your crawl space liner, which transfers to the next owner of your home should you relocate.