Birmingham, AL Crawl Space Encapsulation
AdvantaClean has a strong focus on crawl space encapsulation here in Birmingham, AL. If your property comes with a crawl space, you'll want to consult with our team about your options; we have 24-hour availability and can even tackle emergency situations. We boast a flexible appointment schedule.
Whether we install a crawl space dehumidifier or a vapor barrier, we're committed to high-quality work that lives up to the reputation of our national brand. AdvantaClean has been around since 1994, and it has continually refined its services in that time. Read on to see what they're like.
THE REASON FOR CRAWL SPACE ENCAPSULATION
Your crawl space may be a prime target for mold and mildew growth. These fungi grow in dark, dank, enclosed spaces and require three things to grow: humidity levels of 70% or more, the presence of condensation, and the presence of organic matter for the fungus to feed on, such as wood.
Crawl spaces are usually humid already, develop condensation on their walls and pipes, and have plenty of organic matter, so they tend to fulfill all three requirements. Mold will eat at any porous materials like softwood and lead to dry rot. Since warm air rises, the moldy air will naturally affect the air quality throughout your property. Mold exposure can lead to serious health conditions, especially in children and in those suffering from allergies or asthma.
Some people think that crawl space vents are enough to protect the area. In our humid climate, though, vents wind up increasing humidity rather than decreasing it. Vents also pose a risk when there's heavy rainfall and no system to drain it away from the crawl space.
INSTALLING A CRAWL SPACE VAPOR BARRIER
That's where our crawl space vapor barriers come in. These are thick plastic membranes custom-made to the walls, ceiling, and dirt floor. Let us measure your crawl space and make sure it's free of mold and pests. We'll tightly seal the plastic while at the same time installing a drainage system for any condensation that develops behind the barrier. We'll seal up any crawl space vents.
In addition, our team can help you reduce humidity levels by installing
foam insulation. Your crawl space may soon become the ideal storage space.
INSTALLING A CRAWL SPACE DEHUMIDIFIER
There's an alternative to crawl space encapsulation; it's less drastic, but it will also be a continual cost. We'll install a crawl space dehumidifier and set it up so that it runs whenever moisture levels reach an unsafe limit. Our team will show you a variety of quality products to choose from.
To set up a consultation here in Birmingham, AL, contact our office today. We work in homes, apartments, and a range of commercial properties, and we present customers with accurate cost estimates before starting with crawl space encapsulation.
CALL US TODAY TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT! (205) 336-2059