How to Find a Smart and Experienced Crawl Space Contractor
Anytime someone is working in or on your home, it’s important to establish a trusting relationship. You — the homeowner — want to feel like you’re getting quality products and/or services at a reasonable price. You also want to feel as though the contractor is 100% honest with you and not simply out to “make a quick buck.”
A good crawl space contractor should be up-front with you about your home’s needs, whether flood protection, mold mitigation, structural repairs, or insulation installation—he or she should find a workable solution within your budget. He/she should always answer your questions honestly so that you can be fully informed. A good crawl space contractor should also be certified, possess invaluable knowledge and experience, and recommend ways to maintain and prevent future damage to your crawl space so that you can avoid problems and expenses in the years ahead.
What a Good Crawl Space Contractor Can Offer You
There are countless crawl space services and repairs available for homeowners like you, but let’s face it: not everyone has a budget large enough to tackle every problem in their home. That’s why it’s important to prioritize your home’s crawl space needs. Continue reading to learn five services a good crawl space contractor should offer in order to ensure a healthy, safe, and dry crawl space environment.
1. Remove standing water and prevent flooding. If your crawl space has standing water or is experiencing flooding of any kind, a good crawl space contractor will remove the standing water immediately and repair/seal any sources through which water can enter the area.
2. Repair and support a sagging crawl space. A crawl space contractor should take immediate action if a crawl space is sagging or rotting. He/she must work promptly so-as to maintain your home’s stability.
3. Encapsulate the crawl space. Encapsulating a crawl space means installing a moisture-resistant, plastic vapor barrier along the crawl space walls and floors. This will not only protect your crawl space from mold and mildew growth; it will also protect the structure from rot and termite infestation.
4. Prevent air leakage. Just like any part of your home, it’s important to seal cracks and open spaces to prevent outdoor air from leaking inside. Ensuring that a crawl space is properly sealed will reduce drafts, make your entire home warmer during the winter, lower heating bills, and protect the home from flooding.
5. Install a self-draining dehumidifier. A self-draining, energy-efficient dehumidifier is a great way to reduce humidity and dampness in your crawl space and eliminate the possibilitcy of mold and mildew growth.
Contact a Certified Crawl Space Contractor Today!
As with most home repairs, the sooner you address the issue(s), the better. If your crawl space is rotting, moldy, damp, or uninsulated, take the first step in solving the problem by contacting a crawl space contractor today!
Foothills CleanSpace® Crawl Space Specialists® are your trusted South Carolina crawl space company.