Most people find their crawl space to be dark, dungy and sometimes just plain scary! Beyond the damage that water, mold and rodents can cause, an improperly insulated crawl space can cost you money by impacting your energy efficiency. When you wonder what crawl space repair cost will be when situations such as these arise, please call Crawl Pros for your crawl space repair solutions.
Even though your crawl space repair may be the last thing on your mind, a crawl space is one of the key areas of your home. Over 40% of the air you breathe comes from your crawl space so it is very important to ensure your crawl space is clean and dry in order to protect your health and home.
Left alone, your crawl space can be impacted by seasonal rain and ground water, rodents and germ infestation, mold and under insulation.
Over the years, Crawl Pros has completed hundreds of repair jobs to help home owners solve their major crawl space issues. Here are few crawl space repair cost saving tips to help solve problems you may have in your crawl space.
The Top 3 Crawls Space Repair Cost Savers
1 – Make Sure You Have the Proper Insulation
A properly insulated crawl space can help reduce energy costs and will help keep your home comfortable year round. Proper insulation is one of the most effective crawl space repair cost saving tools.
When you notice your furnace is constantly running and your feet are cold on your floors then more than likely you do not have enough insulation in your crawl space.
You can check your crawl space insulation levels by checking to see if your insulation is dangling, uneven or even damp. The U.S. Dept. of Energy currently recommends insulation with an R-value of at least R-9 to R-11 in floors. An R-9 insulation value provides around 3-1/2″ of insulation thickness and is typically applied in blanket form in fiberglass rolls or batts. Fiberglass insulation batts are inserted in the cavities in floor joists and held tight with twine.
Crawl Pros uses clean, environmentally safe insulation. You may even qualify for a rebate. Make sure you check out this page that lists our no interest financing programs and special rebates and vouchers. These rebates can lead to major crawl space repair cost savings.
2 – Water in Your Crawl Space Can Lead to a Host of Problems
Water in your home’s crawl space can cause major issues from mold to weakened wooden beams, joists and structural members. This is one of the top areas where the crawl space repair cost can rise.
In some cases water can gather in a crawl space for months or years and not cause an issue. In the long term, however, potential structural damage and the potential for health damaging mold can occur. In either case you will be required to disclose and potentially fix the problem before you sell your home.
The best way to deal with water in the crawl space is to control how it may enter the home by setting up a perimeter within the crawl space and capturing any water that tries to enter the perimeter. In some cases, however, this is not possible due to the home’s location or grade. In these situations it may be time to consider a sump pump, dehumification system or perhaps full encapsulation.
Crawl Pros are experts at sump pump installation. Our sump pumps are designed to reduce or eliminate water damage by diverting water away from your house when water levels rise during a storm. We use high quality Liberty pumps correctly sized to fit your crawl space and do the job year-after-year.
3 – Mold is Another Major Concern in Crawl Spaces
Although standing water can be a major culprit, high humidity levels can also cause mold growth. And, since your home’s air travels from bottom to top, any moisture formed in the crawl space will be carried upwards to your living spaces via the HVAC system.
To head off these concerns it is recommended to call the Crawl Pros experts to complete a free examination of your crawl space. We offer economical solutions to any problems you may have and make your living environment safe and care free of potential contaminates.
The Crawl Pros’ mold remediation process is safe and environmentally sound. We isolate the contaminated area to ensure mold spores do not spread throughout the home. We then use a soda blasting technique to “sand blast” the moldy areas with high pressure air and baking soda. We use baking soda because it is safe, non-toxic and great alternative to the harsh chemicals some companies use to remove mold.
With Crawl Pros you can be assured we will remove the dangerous mold and make your home good as new.
The Crawl Pros Crawl Space Repair Cost Guarantee
Since 2013, Crawl Pros has grown into one of the Northwest’s largest and most reliable crawl space contractors. We have multiple crews in the Everett, Seattle, Tacoma and Portland areas so you won’t have to wait to have your crawl space issue resolved. We have received the Angie’s List Super Service Award four years in a row and have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
We back our work with complete satisfaction guarantee. We work our hardest to minimize your overall crawl space repair cost. We ensure the work is done right the first time, but if for any reason an issue pops up after we leave, we will return to your home and make sure the job is complete.
The Crawl Pros team is fully trained on the latest technology ensuring your job is completed correctly and on time. Our crews are trained to leave your home in the same condition, or cleaner, than when they arrive. We’ve built a culture at Crawl Pros to treat each job as if it were in our own homes; making sure it is done right the first time.
We invite you to give us a call to discuss your crawl space repair needs. Our estimates are free and and our work is guaranteed. Please give us a call today at 866-673-9626.