Crawl Space Closure and Encapsulation Services
Healthier, Cleaner & More Energy Efficient Environment
Did you know that conventional vented, dirt-floored crawl spaces are still permitted by building codes in many areas, despite the moisture, mold and wood rot problems they cause? The original purpose of crawl space vents was to circulate the stuffy air inside the crawl space with fresh air from outside. We know now that this system results in a dirty, damp and moldy crawl space that is not only less energy efficient but may also cause serious health threats to your family’s indoor air quality. Airborne dust mites and mold spores rising from damp crawl space and basement areas are among the most common indoor allergens and air pollutants found in homes. They could be negatively affecting your family’s health right now!
Signs of Crawl Space Problems
Signs of crawl space problems include:
- Open crawl space vents
- Cold floors above crawl space in winter
- Visible mold or mold smell in crawl space
- Dirty and damp crawl space insulation
- Fiberglass insulation on crawl space floor
- Standing water or wet areas on crawl space floor
- Rotted wood and rusty metal surfaces
- Insect or rodent pests in crawl space
To combat this problem, Bug Man Exterminating and leading building scientists recommend crawl space encapsulation or enclosure. It is the treatment that turns your stale, unhealthy crawl space into a clean, dry space where mold simply cannot grow. Don’t put up with a dirty, damp crawl space that smells moldy and stuffy! These unfavorable conditions can cause mold to grow and wood to rot; resulting in structural damage as well as harmful airborne mold spores.
CrawlSpace Care® is the Solution
CrawlSpace Care® essentially closes and protects your home’s crawlspace. CrawlSpace Care® has pioneered the field of crawl space encapsulation and restoration. It utilizes specialized, innovative products and industry-leading training programs to transform any problem crawl space liability into an asset of a clean, dry foundation. CrawlSpace Care® remedies the multiple sources of moisture in your crawlspace. It stops the hot, moist outside air from mixing with the cool air inside your crawlspace that creates condensation. It also stops the natural moisture vapors that rise from the ground below your home. This achieves improved indoor air quality, is much better for the environment and results in lower energy bills. In fact, with CrawlSpace Care®, you can expect to save up to 18% on the cost of heating and cooling your home! For more information, visit www.crawlspacecareva.com.
The CrawlSpace Care® system offers total moisture protection for your home from the bottom up with:
- High quality reinforced vapor barriers to cover the ground and walls
- Taped seams
- Foam insulation
- Vent covers
- Mechanical drying
With CrawlSpace Care®, your home is protected against:
- Condensational moisture
- Moisture intrusion from outside of foundation walls
- Ground moisture vapors
- High humidity levels
The air in the crawl space will be fresher and cleaner, immediately improving the air quality inside your home. With a CrawlSpace Care® system installed by Bug Man Exterminating, you can even monitor the conditions of your crawl space remotely with a thermo-hygrometer, right from the comfort of your very own home!
“CrawlSpace Care® is as important to your home as your roof.”
-Tim Nininger, VP – Bug Man Ext.
With CrawlSpace Care®, customers can expect to save as much as 18% on the cost of heating and cooling in their homes!