Thursday, October 17th, 2013 by Delfino Gonzalez
The crawl space underneath your home probably looks something like this, but it doesn't have to. The Drying Co./ThermalTec can repair your Virginia crawl space and give you a healthier, more comfortable home in the process.
Mold can grow any place there is a damp and dark environment that is consistently fed by humid conditions. If you have a crawl space in your basement, then you have the perfect setting for mold to grow. Though the temperatures are now getting cooler, and you do not “smell” the musty scent of the summer in that space, the mold may still be present. Water can still create problems if that space is left alone and untreated. So even if you don’t smell a problem in your crawl space, it could still be making you sick.
When the temperatures get cooler, homeowners begin thinking of energy costs. What better way to ensure that the whole house is energy efficient than by starting with the basement. The air of your basement travels through the entire home at some point. Though you may not live in the basement; the air, whether toxic or not, will travel into your living space. If it’s warm and damp, and filled with mold spores, chances are you are breathing it quite often. Over time, the build up of toxic spores will be dangerous to your health. Clean up and prevention is key.
Crawl space dampness and moisture will be the breeding ground for mold, high humidity, structural damage, higher energy costs and even the perfect conditions for the occasional critter to live comfortably in your home. Cleaning up that space and making it healthier, will make all the difference with the air you breathe.
The professionals at The Drying Co. have the perfect solution for your damp basement problems. They use proven, affordable solutions that they can customize to reduce energy and provide a cleaner and healthier environment. Their crawl space insulation and repair services can solve moisture and comfort issues and prevent your crawl space from being wet in the summer and cold in the winter.
Your crawl space doesn't have to be the damp, moldy space that you are used to. Insulating the crawl space can help solve your comfort and energy problems.
Rigid foam insulation is a popular choice when insulating the crawl space. Rigid foam cannot absorb moisture and is made from inorganic materials, which keeps the mold away. This type of crawl space insulation also provides effective air sealing, which helps stop air leakage that can waste energy and make your home uncomfortable.
In addition to moisture, standing water is also a common problem in the crawl space. The Drying Co. offers solutions to remove water and keep the crawl space dry to further prevent moisture and mold problems.
Symptoms of a crawl space that is not properly insulated includes floors above the crawl space that are cold in the wintertime, and uncomfortable rooms above the crawl space. Insulating the crawl space is a simple, cost-effective way to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your entire home.
Don't wait for the musty smell to return to repair your crawl space. Choose a contractor you can trust to get the job done right. The Drying Co. has over 25 years of experience helping homeowners improve the health and energy efficiency of their homes with crawl space insulation and insulation for the whole house. They provide free estimates for crawl space repair throughout the Greater Yorktown area and many parts of Virginia.