When you think of what needs to be done in your home, chances are high that your crawl space is a low priority item. You need to weed the yard, fix the kitchen faucet, and, heck, even clean your baseboards before you ever make it down to your crawlspace.
As foundation repair specialists in the Nashville area, however, we think your crawl space should be a top priority! In today’s blog, we’re going to tell you why to make sure your crawl space is in pristine condition, along with fill you in on just how to do it right. For foundation repair, concrete repair, and anything else you can think of related to foundations or concrete, A-1 Concrete Leveling and Foundation Repair is for you! Our foundation repair company serves clients throughout the Nashville area and we’d love to help you next. Whether it’s crawl space encapsulation, crawl space dehumidifiers, or something else entirely, you can count on us. Contact us today for a free quote on your foundation repair project!
Bugs and Insects Can Cause Damage
Your crawl space may seem like a creepy, damp, and dark place for you to hang out — but all of that adds up to the perfect hangout spot for all of the many bugs and insects here in the South. These bugs will find refuge in your crawl space and then make their way into your house framing and more. All of this adds up to foundation repair that you could have avoided from the beginning by taking better care of your crawl space.
Excess Moisture Can Cause Damage
Water is great for slip and slides, car washes, and hydration. For foundations and crawl spaces? Well, not so much. If you end up with excess moisture in your crawl space, then you may also end up with excess damage and decreased money! Excess moisture can damage or completely deteriorate parts of your framing and potentially even lead to foundation cracks and more. By the time you see moisture, it’s too late; you most likely already need foundation repair. By working with foundation contractors early on, however, you can make sure no water is getting into your crawl space.
Mold, Mildew, Dust, and More Decrease Your Health
Got allergies? Maybe it’s not the seasonal allergens making you sneeze, wheeze, and cough — it could be the allergens right in your home! Crawl spaces aren’t just great for bugs and moisture; they’re also great homes for mold, mildew, dust, debris, and other allergens. Unfortunately for you, though, they also won’t stay out of sight and out of mind down in your crawlspace. These harmful airborne toxins will work their way up and into your home, where they can decrease the health of you and your family.
Unsafe and Unclean Crawl Spaces Can Decrease Property Value
Just in case everything on this list didn’t have you already cringing and calling for foundation repair, there’s another big reason we see to work with foundation contractors to clean up your crawl space: property value.
Let’s say you do keep your crawl space out of sight and out of mind. You don’t know there are bugs, moisture, and mold down there, so it’s not affecting you, right? Then you go to sell your home. Uh-oh! A home inspection shows these negative aspects right away, and your property value takes a turn for the worse. On the off chance that your foundation or framing aren’t in need of major repairs, you’ll still have to get everything taken care of and hopefully still sell your home for a good profit.
Our Foundation Contractors Can Help
Here at A-1 Concrete Leveling and Foundation Repair, we have a few solutions that can help you turn your crawl space into a safe, clean area that won’t cause damage, health risks, or decreased property values.
- Crawl Space Encapsulation – Decrease moisture in your crawl space and prevent future foundation repair and more
- Crawl Space Dehumidifiers – Install a dehumidifier that will keep excess moisture out of your crawl space
- Drains for Crawl Spaces – Handle basement waterproofing with the help of drainage system and sump pump installation
- Framing Repairs – Rectify the damage and improve your home’s safety with house framing
Foundation repair is always an option when something goes wrong and you need our help, but we can also help you with these preventative measures for your crawl space!
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Concrete repair, foundation crack repair, leaky basements, and more are all in our wheelhouse — and so are services to help get your crawl space in optimal health! Whether you need foundation repair, any of our crawl space services, concrete repair, or something else entirely, contact us today to get started with a free quote.