Thursday, July 7th, 2016 by Holly Richards-Purpura
Did you know there’s an area of your home that is wasted space you could be using?
Take a look under your house. Odds are you won’t like what you see. That’s because crawl spaces underneath homes are typically dark, dirty, and very unhealthy areas. Most crawl spaces have dirt or gravel floors, poor insulation, open vents, and even pests and seeping water. Crawl spaces of all sizes, and even partial crawl spaces adjacent to basements, can have all of these problems.
Not only do these conditions affect the crawl space, they have a negative impact on the rest of your home, as well. Whatever is in your crawl space air also is in your house affecting you. This is because of what is known as the stack effect. Air, vapor, and moisture in the crawl space are drawn up through the house in an airflow pattern from bottom to top. So if your vented crawl space is wet, humid and smelly, the air you and your family breathe will not be pleasant or healthy.
But you don’t have to live in these conditions. Ohio Basement Authority has the perfect permanent solutions that will improve the health and functionality of your home’s crawl space.
The most important step you can take is having the crawl space encapsulated in CrawlSeal liner. CrawlSeal closely resembles swimming pool liner, and it measures 20 mil in thickness. It also is mold-resistant so it will never support mildew or mold growth on its surface.
Every crawl space is different, but once our expert team members measure your crawl space to determine the square footage, CrawlSeal installation is fairly simple. CrawlSeal is placed on the crawl space floor and walls, and it is attached to the walls with plastic pegs.
CrawlSeal completely isolates the home environment from the earth, preventing any moisture or vapor intrusion and deterring pests like rodents and bugs.
Another major bonus you’ll get with CrawlSeal is its insulation function that will enable you to save money on your energy bills. Along with closing crawl space vents, CrawlSeal will keep hot, humid air out of your crawl space during the summer, and prevent cold air from affecting your home in the winter.
CrawlSeal is fully compatible with our other crawl space repair solutions including the CrawlDrain and SafeDri Pro waterproofing system, ExTremeBloc and foam insulation panels, and IntelliJack stabilizers.
The bright white liner instantly improves the appearance of the crawl space, and it is tough enough to crawl on. Once your crawl space is encapsulated with CrawlSeal, it will be the ideal area to use for storage. Why waste a perfectly clean, healthy and functional spot in your home?
If you would like to improve the health of your home, save money on utilities, and gain valuable storage space, contact Ohio Basement Authority for a free, no obligation inspection. Our expert team can give you peace of mind knowing your loved ones will have a healthier place to live!