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Common Crawl Space Repairs (And What to Look For)

Even A Crawl Space Needs Repair and Maintenance Sometimes

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Crawl spaces are essential to the structural integrity of your foundation and home. Without a healthy crawl space, your home or business can face a number of future problems. That’s why when signs of deterioration, rot, or infestation appear in your crawl space, crawl space repair Corvallis (especially in damp climates like Corvallis) is your best and safest bet.

Vapor Barriers

Vapor barriers are an essential component to any crawl space. After all, crawl spaces, with their close proximity to the ground, invite rainwater, floodwater, and other sources of water just by force of gravity. A lot of crawl spaces too have exposed dirt, which absorbs water and can cause water to spread to the foundation, rim joists, and other materials of which your home is built.

IF there are areas of your crawl space of bare dirt, the best thing to do is to lay down vapor barriers. If there already are vapor barriers in place, but moisture and vapor continues to intrude into your crawl space, consider replacing or removing these vapor barriers with new and more durable options.

Insulation

Crawl spaces also require good insulation. Homeowners who invest in an insulated crawl space reap all kinds of benefits, especially saving month to month on energy bills. The effect of air-sealing your crawl space ensures that your home won’t leak heat or cold air through the baseboards and siding of your house. Depending on whether your crawl space is ventilated or not, replacement and removal of insulation needs to be a well planned process. If the crawl space is ventilated, then insulating the subfloor makes the most sense.

Mildew and Mold

In crawl spaces that are poorly ventilated, mold and mildew are not only common, but also noticeable in smell and hazardous to your home’s structural integrity. At Crawl space Restorations, we specialize in the identification and removal of common molds and mildews that wreak havoc on a crawl space and other damp areas of your home. After removal, we take the steps to make sure your crawl space is breathing well and keeping moisture out.

Evaluating Foundation and Other Structural Damage

The combination of water intrusion, mold, poor insulation and lack of vapor barriers can, over time, destroy the foundation of your home. Not only is it important to address these crawl space problems early on, but it’s also crucial to have inspections every once in a while to check for structural damage.

For many homes, the crawl space is what separates the space between your foundation and your home. The foundation and joists are especially vulnerable to the effects of moisture, not to mention termite infestation. Our trained inspectors from Crawl space Restorations know exactly what to check for when inspecting your crawl space. We look for:

  • Cracks in the foundation
  • Bowed walls
  • Gaps between flooring and walls
  • Insect or rodent infestations

Call Our Crawl Space Specialists for an Inspection or Repair Today!

Our specialists at Crawl Space Restoration handle all levels of crawl space issues, and we replace, repair, and schedule follow up maintenance with residents throughout Corvallis and beyond. We also do inspections!

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