It’s Just a Little Water
A damp crawlspace can be a nasty, smelly mess, and these conditions can cause mold and mildew to grow and build up in your basement or crawlspace and can cause wood to rot and decay. These problems can result in structural damage to your home as well as harmful airborne mold spores. Such problems are a danger to yourself and your family, and should be taken care of as soon possible. If you are not sure whether or not your crawlspace or basement has leakage or moisture, there are a few easy signs you can watch out for.
- Standing water on crawl space floor
- Rusty metal surfaces in the crawl space
- Mold in the crawl space
- Damp, soft or rotten wood
- Musty odors
- Pests (such as insects & rodents) in the crawl space
- Water condensing on pipes and other surfaces in the crawl space
Most will agree that wall encapsulation is the best way to go when trying to fix your damp crawlspace Atlanta problems. Atlas Piers offers this solution, and wall encapsulation has many benefits besides just keeping water out of your home. These benefits include better air quality, reduced chances of foundation floor and wall repairs, enhanced comfort in the winter and summer months, and a lowered energy bill.
Wall encapsulation is a process in which your basement walls are covered with a vapor barrier, which protects your basement from all moisture, therefore assuring no mold or mildew will grow. The health of your family will improve because no harmful spores will be inhaled. The vapor barrier also acts as an insulation tool, keeping your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. So, not only will it protect the quality of your home, it will make your home more comfortable to live in. Your house and your family will be safer and more relaxed knowing that there is no danger in your basement. Contact Atlas Piers for more information!