Mold can have horrible effects on your health and the health of loved ones, not to mention your house. Not only can mold grow on the dark damp surfaces of your crawl space but it can also travel upward into your house Contaminating the air you breathe.
Controlling your environment is key. Eliminate excessive moisture and high humidity with a full Encapsulation. A full Encapsulation consist of a full clean out of crawl space, complete floor and wall coverage with high strength vapor barrier attached to walls/piers, Seal vents and open areas around pipes/plumbing, and controlling the air with industry leading dehumidifiers. Encapsulations are a proven way to help protect your home and improve the air quality while also maximizing the usable space of your home!
The site of dry rot also known as brown rot can send home owners into a full panic, and for good reason. Often hidden from view dry rot is the unseen destroyer of many homes and businesses and once it starts growing it spreads rapidly. Brown rot often appears dry on the wood Surface but goes to work breaking down the cellulose in the woods structure. This causes the wood to shrink, turn dark brown in color and break into cube shaped pieces called cubical fracture, deteriorating wooden support beams and posts, rotting floors, and ceiling joist that can cost you tens of thousands of dollars in damages.
Wood that is damaged with dry rot will have to be replaced so PREVENTION is key. Solutions to prevent include treating wood with boric acid and sealing off any access for moisture such as any leaks and closing vents. A full Encapsulation with a self draining dehumidifier will do the trick.
Standing water is something every homeowner fears to find. Not only can it causes mold and dry rot but can also attract pests such as cockroaches, termites, ants and rodents that find their way into your home, not to mention that musty smell that lingers.
Not to worry- we've got you covered and you’ll be dry in no time. First, we start by pumping out standing water and cleaning up any mess it leaves behind. Since standing water can cause mold, we treat for that as needed. Once everything is clean and dry we find the source of your problem and tailor the perfect system trenching for drainage, sealing vents, repairing cracks. Encapsulation is always recommend after waterproofing.
In the South Eastern part of the United States one of the biggest problems we face is humidity and controlling it. Humidity, can cause many problems in the home wether you have a basement or crawl space. Excessive moisture can lead to costly damages from problems like dry rot, mold, rusted melt, and an over worked HVAC which not only increases your power bill but will compromise the air quality of the home and will affect the health of individuals in it.
A high-quality vapor barrier is installed wall to floor sealing vents and piers and protecting wood. We then bring in an Industry-leading dehumidifier that keeps humidity controlled and your crawl space dry.
If your power bill is high it may be due to poor insulation. Wether you need new insulation or insulation replaced, we've got you covered.
Customers across all of North Georgia trust us to make their homes leak-proof and free of mold and mildew. Get in touch with us to speak with one of our waterproofing experts.