Thursday, August 4th, 2016 by Holly Richards-Purpura
Do you know what’s underneath your house? Have you ever ventured into the crawl space? Most homeowners rarely if ever go into these often-forgotten areas. They don’t want to deal with the dirt, bugs, and other nuisances that could be lurking in the crawl space.
What if a pipe running through the crawl space ended up breaking, or you wanted to have our company repair or encapsulate the crawl space? How would you get into this area?
If you have a crawl space, there needs to be a way to access this area under your home. Some homes have hatches in the floor, and others have exterior wells.
These exterior access wells are often concrete, wooden, or metal eyesores that can create additional problems. They bear the brunt of wear and tear from the elements, and they can fill with water and then flood the crawl space.
Not only can Ohio Basement Authority transform your crawl space, we can dramatically improve the exterior crawl space access. We install a durable and safe solution that is a perfect complement to our other crawl space repairs – the access well and cover.
A rigid plastic access well that is safe and secure, and it will not diminish your home’s appearance.
Once the ground outside the crawl space is excavated, the well is placed in the earth and secured to the home’s exterior with sturdy fasteners. The soil is then backfilled around this access well, and you can choose any locking mechanism to keep it secure.
Here are some advantages:
Additional options you may want to consider adding to your home’s exterior include vent covers and Crawl Space Doors. Both of these will help keep the outside air, precipitation and pests out of the crawl space.
If you are concerned with your crawl space access and want to enhance your home’s safety and appearance, contact Ohio Basement Authority today to schedule your free, no obligation inspection. Our expert team can help you create a healthier and safer living environment!