Birmingham, AL Moisture Control Services
Backed by more than 20 years of experience, AdvantaClean is here for anyone in Birmingham, AL, who needs moisture control. We work in homes, apartments, stores, restaurants, office buildings, and other properties both large and small, and everything we do is in accord with the highest industry standards. Our team can address:
- Attic moisture
- Moisture in basements
- Moisture in crawl spaces
Our business, though locally owned and operated, is part of a nationwide brand. AdvantaClean is considered a Thumbtack Top Pro and a HomeAdvisor Elite Service Professional, so it has quite a reputation. With our loyal customer base, we're confident that we're living up to it.
TREATING MOISTURE IN ATTICS
With their clutter and their lack of ventilation, attics definitely require moisture control; otherwise, they'll invite mold and mildew in no time. The general rule is that for every 300 square feet of attic space, there should be 1 square foot of ventilation space. We'll follow this rule as we plan where to add ventilation to your attic. We can also dispel moisture in attics through fans.
CRAWL SPACE ENCAPSULATION
Crawl spaces are notorious for their high humidity and for the condensation that builds up on their walls and pipes. If you have foundation vents, you might think that these are enough for moisture control, but the reality is that these have an opposite effect in humid climates like ours; they'll increase moisture.
That's where encapsulation comes in. After we measure the dimensions of your crawl space and ensure that there are no preexisting mold or pest problems, we can create a thick plastic membrane, called a vapor barrier, that will fit perfectly over the ceiling, walls, and dirt floor. This will prevent vapor drive in the soil and keep condensation to a minimum. For even greater moisture control, we'll add a drainage system to drain any water that develops behind the barrier.
Moisture control is important for basements since they're so prone to flooding from all sides. Before hiring us, you could look into getting a sump pump (to prevent foundation floods) or sealing the windows (to prevent surface runoff from entering the basement). You can ask us to set up a dehumidifier here; we carry premium products.
The best method of moisture control is waterproofing. Our concrete coating is a durable alternative to waterproofing paint, and it will go over any concrete or masonry walls. This will keep water from condensing on your surfaces. Once the coating hardens, you'll be able to paint over it. In addition, you could request that we install foam insulation, which will considerably reduce humidity levels.
CALL US TODAY!
AdvantaClean has 24-hour emergency availability, though moisture control is something that must be planned out beforehand. Still, you'll be able to schedule an appointment at any time. Give our office in Birmingham, AL, a call today to get started. Whether you're dealing with attic moisture or you want to prevent water damage in the basement, our team will present you with an accurate estimate for the desired work.