Many homes built on crawl space foundations suffer from poor moisture management. Water can cause a lot of issues for your home including decreasing your home’s structural integrity. That’s why we need to watch out for signs of moisture. There are many common signs of a moisture problem:
- Mold and mildew
- Water damage
- Musty odors
- Buckled hardwood floors
- High humidity
- Insect infestations
- Wood rot
Foundation Professionals of Florida has many great options to help you preserve your crawl space and make your home a healthy one. Much of the air you breathe comes from your basement or crawl space. We can help make your crawl space dry and healthy. We offer vapor barriers to seal out moisture. Also, we have polyurethane solutions to fill cracks and keep moisture away from your crawl space. For all your crawl space repair needs in Florida, we can help you. Don’t live with a wet basement or crawl space. Call us for an estimate today!
Crawl space vapor barriers are the first line of defense against high humidity and poor indoor air quality. These encapsulation barriers are 10 to 20 mil thick, puncture resistant, and made of a high tensile strength material that stops soil moisture from entering the space. These liners encapsulate the crawl space so that moisture cannot attack exposed wood and create mold and mildew.
The final step to waterproofing your crawl space is to seal or close in your crawl space. Crawl space sealing prevents the humid outside air from settling in the space creating condensation and promoting mold growth. There have been many studies done proving that a sealed crawl space creates a healthier and more energy efficient home due to the elimination of humidity fluctuations.
Crawl spaces also have another drawback. When crawl spaces are constructed, they are supported by piers placed below support beams. Over time, the soils that these piers are supported by begins to settle. The piers then sink into the ground and no longer support the floor above them. This causes the floor to sag. This sagging can cause cracked floor tiles and annoying squeaky floors. To avoid sagging floors, we must be able to support the floors to their original height and make them level.
A deep foundation support system must be installed to create a permanent fix to the crawl space problems. Steel push piers can be driven deep into the soil beneath your crawl space to provide solid and long-lasting support to your floors. You won’t have to worry about your home’s foundation anymore. No matter what your crawl space needs, we are here to help you. Our service can’t be beaten. We are friendly, efficient, reliable, and professional. Serving the cities of Tallahassee, Lake City, and Jacksonville, FL and the surrounding areas, we want to keep you and your loved ones safe. Remember Foundation Professionals of Florida for all your crawl space repair needs. Contact us today!