Crawl Space Health-What you need to know

Crawl Space Chicagoland

The crawl space of a house is often overlooked and forgotten about. However, it is extremely important that you take the necessary precautions to prevent your crawl space from decreasing the value of your home. If not properly taken care of, crawl spaces can result in moisture and water damage. These are just the beginnings of a very big problem. Damp and dark areas are the perfect areas for mold to grow. Mold is dangerous because it releases spores into the air, these spores affect the air quality of your home. You do not want your family to be breathing in mold spores. With the products and techniques that we provide at United Structural Systems we can make your crawl space a safe- problem free environment. Call today for more information!

Crawl Space Encapsulation Chicagoland

The first service that we offer is crawl space encapsulation. Encapsulation is a process in which we cover your crawl space with a water proof barrier. Crawl space encapsulation will eliminate odors, rodents, insects, mold, radon and high energy consumption. As long as you treat your crawl space like a regular living environment, your families health will not suffer.

Crawl Space Encapsulation Chicago

When your home’s basement is damp and has mildew, there are many things that can begin to go wrong with your structure. The first thing you will see is the walls begin to bow, lean, and crack. If left unattended, the moisture will cause some severe damage to one of the most important assets you own, your home.

Vapor Barrier Chicagoland

Another way we keep moisture out of your crawl space is with a vapor barrier. Understanding what water vapor barriers are can help you prevent moisture problems like dry rot and mold. The precipitation and humidity in the Chicagoland area varies, and it can have an affect on your home. Air move from hot to cold, so the warm air in your home will be moving towards the ceiling. Plastic sheeting is an example of a barrier that moisture would not be able to permeate. Warm air in your home is trying to escape through the exterior walls, carrying moisture vapor with it. If it gets into the exterior walls some of it will stay in the walls and condense back into a liquid and this is a situation that can lead to big problems.

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