As she began transitioning her life in Texas with a move to Ohio, a new Buckeye State homeowner recently purchased an older house in Huntsville, OH. Before moving her personal items into the house and truly making it her own, she wanted to make sure to complete various repair projects around the home. This included the vented dirt crawl space underneath the house. She is highly allergic to dust mites, and was concerned the nasty crawl space would affect her health.
Whatever is in your crawl space also is in the rest of your house and affecting you. This is because of the stack effect. Air in the crawl space is drawn up through the house in an airflow pattern from bottom to top.
The homeowner began to research how to address this issue, and she came across information about Ohio Basement Authority online. She was eager to contact us to meet with one of our inspectors and learn more about how we could help her. She met with Inspector Clark Sturgill who completed a thorough evaluation of the crawl space. Clark then recommended several of our best repair solutions.
One of our crews then transformed the crawl space. The crawl space was encapsulated with thick and durable CrawlSeal liner. This liner acts as a moisture and vapor barrier that also helps insulate the crawl space. Additionally, several vent covers were placed on the home’s exterior to further seal the crawl space from outside air, precipitation and pests.
The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing these trustworthy solutions have helped her create a safer and healthier living environment.