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What is crawl space encapsulation?

Crawl space encapsulation is a way to separate your home and crawl space from groundwater and moisture. It can involve multiple techniques such as vapor barriers, humidity control, and crawl space drainage. Contact DryShield today to have a waterproofing technician visit your home to determine waterproofing solutions for your home’s needs.

What should I do when my crawl space is flooding?

If you notice your crawl space flooding, contact DryShield for crawl space drainage services. We can design a drainage system that suits your home with sump pumps and drainage matting to effectively divert water away from your structure, preventing further damage. Call today to make an appointment.

Why does my basement smell bad?

If you notice a strange odor in your basement or crawl space, or coming up through your floorboards, you may have a crawl space humidity problem. When a basement or crawl space retains moisture it becomes a feeding ground for pollutants such as mold, mildew, and rot. The smell of these pollutants filters up into the air of your home and can irritate asthma or cause other health issues. Contact DryShield today for help with crawl space humidity control.

Why is there water pooling in my basement?

Water pooling in your basement or crawl space can come from many different sources including leaky pipes, cracks in your walls or foundation, moisture from dirt, and humidity through your crawl space vent. 

Having a waterproofing specialist come inspect your basement or crawl space is the best way to identify the source (or sources) of the water and design a plan for remediation. At DryShield we pride ourselves on providing customers with the most cost-effective solutions to their moisture accumulation problems. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with an expert waterproofing contractor.

What are some causes of crawl space issues?

Organic material in your crawl space is one of the most common causes of moisture problems in your home. When items are stored in your crawl space, they can become a feeding ground for mold, dust mites, mildew, insects, and more.

Even if you aren’t using your crawl space as a storage area, it can develop moisture problems without your knowledge. If you’ve had maintenance or repair work done on the lower level of your home, equipment and supplies can be left behind and end up accumulating moisture. And rot can easily destroy wooden support beams if natural humidity is keeping your crawl space damp. 

At DryShield, we’re experts in waterproofing solutions. Reach out to us today to learn how we can help with crawl space encapsulation services and more.

How can basement encapsulation help with a pest problem?

Dark, damp environments are very appealing to cockroaches, termites, crickets, ants, and rodents, which thrive on convenient moisture. With crawl space and basement encapsulation services, you can eliminate condensation and seal off the organic structure of your home to deter pests and prevent them from turning your home into their own. Techniques such as professional vapor barriers and drain tiling cut off the resources that pests seek in your property. Contact DryShield today to develop an efficient defense against moisture and pests.

Why does my crawl space get humid?

Air enters your home at the lowest point (for example, through a crawl space vent) and moves upwards through your living space until it can escape. This creates a vacuum that can pull humid air from outdoors into your home and crawl space, where it can remain as condensation and water vapor. 

At DryShield, we offer humidity control and other waterproofing techniques to negate the effects of a humid crawl space, which can result in structural damage and mold. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for expert waterproofing services. 

Why should I insulate my crawl space?

Insulating your crawl space offers a variety of benefits such as lowering your energy costs, improving the air quality of your home, and making temperature control easier. You can enhance these benefits with other crawl space encapsulation services like humidity control. Get in touch with DryShield today to find out how you can reduce your energy bill and enhance the comfort of your home!

Can I insulate my crawl space with fiberglass insulation?

Fiberglass is not a recommended insulator for crawl spaces because it can cause or enhance moisture problems. Condensation in your crawl space will be absorbed by fiberglass. Wet insulation is not as effective as dry insulation, and the moisture can cause it to deteriorate or pull it away from the surface. The damp material will also readily become a source of food for mold, mildew, and rot.

Avoid these issues by contacting DryShield for professional crawl space insulation services.

Can foundation and crawl space vents prevent moisture problems?

While foundation vents or crawl space vents can help prevent mildew and moisture buildup, they don’t reduce your HVAC system’s workload the way crawl space insulation does. Crawl space insulation helps maintain your home’s ideal temperature year-round, and can help reduce the risk of mold growth and rot. Contact DryShield today to learn how crawl space and basement insulation can improve the comfort of your home.

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