Crawl Space Services Offered
Crawl Space Problems
Mold growth may cause problems ranging from odors to worsening of asthma or allergy symptoms in people who are sensitive to mold (EPA, 2012). Crawl space moisture accumulation may lead to insect infestations or promote fungal-induced rot in wooden structural elements. Conventional or traditional crawl space designs have been investigated by Advanced Energy in North Carolina.
Crawl Space Insulation in Maryland
One of the best ways to solve or avoid the problems mentioned above is to hire contractors that offer quality crawl space services such as insulation. By properly insulating the underside of your house, you can improve the air quality of your home and prevent moisture from entering the underground passage of your property. This means that you’ll be able to stop mildew and mold from growing in the area. You’ll also be able to prevent insects and pests like cockroaches, termites, ants, beetles, spiders, and rodents from infiltrating your crawl space.
In addition, crawl space insulation in Maryland can help make your home more energy-efficient. The underground passage of your home can be entry and exit points of the indoor and outdoor air. That said, your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning or HVAC system will have to work harder to keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer. If this happens, your energy bills will surely increase. To avoid this, you should consider insulating the underside of your property.
Your Crawl Space Solution
Aside from crawl space insulation, Dry-Tek Environmental can provide other solutions for your crawl space problems. We also offer quality crawl space services such as basement waterproofing and crawl space encapsulation in Delaware. Our trained and experienced professionals can design and install a customized system specific to your needs based on an assessment of your home or business. Through our moisture barrier installation service, you’ll be able to remove damaging moisture and maintain a dry, structurally sound and healthy environment for your home or workplace. Every complete CHAMP® crawl space dehumidifier system is covered under the Dry-Tek Environmental Lifetime Guarantee. Call (410) 543-4848 to schedule your free assessment today. We serve clients from Maryland (much of the Eastern Shore of Maryland) and Delaware.
Indoor Air Quality
Many customers call Dry-Tek Environmental because of musty odors or visible mold or mildew in their homes and businesses. Many times, these problems are secondary to excessive moisture accumulation in the crawl space. High humidity and ground-water levels on the Eastern Shore lead to these moisture conditions necessary for fungal and mold growth. These unwelcome organisms can reduce the indoor air quality in the living area above the crawl space (EPA.gov, 2010).
Crawl Space Waterproofing
Waterproofing is a broad term referring to a range of services that help keep water from creating problems on your lower level, be it a basement, crawl space or a basement/crawl space combination. Waterproofing jobs will vary in scope, based on the size of the structure and the degree of the problem.
Crawl Space Encapsulation
Encapsulation is only needed with a dirt floor crawlspace. The crawl space encapsulation process includes covering the dirt floor and foundation walls with a heavy crawl space vapor barrier. The installation of crawlspace encapsulation can usually be completed in one day for many homes. We can determine if a crawl space encapsulation is a proper solution for your ground water intrusion problems during your free quote.
Crawl Space Drain Systems
Stop wet crawl space rot and mold for good. Our Custom Crawl Space Drainage System is ideal for draining crawl space water and dirt without fail, offering protection against mold and rot damage for a protected and healthy home.