Crawl Space Vapor Barriers vs. Encapsulation Systems
Most homes in middle Tennessee come with a thin vapor barrier covering the dirt floor. Over time, the vapor barriers deteriorate due to water infiltration and damage caused by insects, pests and repairs to the home.
Encapsulation vapor barriers are much more durable and designed to seal off moisture to reduce humidity levels. Foundation vents are sealed off and a dehumidification system is installed. Air no longer moves through your crawl space upwards into the living space.
How Clean Is The Air In Your Home?
The way air moves throughout the home is called the "stack effect". Warm air moves upwards through the home. As air leaves from the upper floors and attic, it pulls the air from below, including your basement or crawl space. As a result, whatever is in the air, including humidity, will also be in your home. If you have foundation vents in your crawl space, the problem is compounded. Humidity flows into the crawl space from the outside air. This air is pulled upwards into the home to fill the vacuum caused by the stack effect. The end result: The air you breathe in your home, came from your crawl space.
Intelli-Jack - Interior Crawl Space and Basement Structural Support System
Do you have unlevel floors, cracks in your drywall or sticking doors and windows?
The subfloor framing of your house is exposed to the conditions in your crawl space. High humidity, water infiltration, over-spanned girders and floor joists, interior wall loading and dry rot are some of the causes of structural problems.
The "Intelli-Jack" adjustable steel support post with rebar reinforced concrete footing can be installed to support the framing and even lift the sagging areas back into position with little damage to your home.
Crawl Space Dehumidifiers
Crawl space and basement dehumidifiers are the key to controlling the relative humidity, mold, rot, dust and allergens keeping the air in your home clean and healthy.
If you are having problems with your crawl space, let T.H.E. Construction inspect, diagnose, and find the right crawl space solution to fit your home for the health and safety of your family.
T.H.E. Construction 1886 Friendship Road, Cross Plains, TN 37049