Crawl Space Repair
D&L's most profound services are the knowledge and techniques for crawl space repair.in the tri-state area of Southern Illinois, Southern Indiana, & Western Kentucky. Most homeowners in the area don't give much thought to their crawl space until there's a problem, and understandably so. Who needs crawl space repair until it actually needs repairs? However, if you don't have this area sealed off, it's really only a matter of time before you start to notice problems under, in, and around your home which will need to be fixed immediately. What problems you experience in your crawl space can actually have a huge influence on the rest of your home, including endangering its structural integrity, and even the health of you and your family.
A crawl space that isn't sealed off is going to let in a lot of moisture and humidity as well, leading to more hazerdous crawl space repairs that you will want to avoid. This moisture can cause wooden materials to become very weak, fragile, and they could even start to rot after awhile. This includes support beams and floor joists that are used to support the weight of your home from within your crawl space. When these materials start to fall apart, this is when it's going to cause issues for your home's structural integrity. Also, all of this water and humidity can lead to the growth of mold and mildew. Mold has been known to cause a variety of health problems, including: respiratory issues, skin rashes, coughing, sneezing, cold/flu-like symptoms, headaches, allergies, and more. For these problems, we offer crawl space repair in the tri-state area of IL, IN, & KY to keep your home protected.
Our Crawl Space Systems
We offer a variety of crawl space systems and accessories which can be used to ensure that this area underneath your home stays dry, safe, and healthy. Even if you don't have anything kept in this area, and most people don't, you still need to be sure that it is in good shape so that the rest of your home doesn't have to suffer the consequences of all the moisture and excessive humidity.
During the crawl space encapsulation process, the walls and floors of the crawl space will be sealed off so that moisture and humidity can't get inside, and dangerous Radon gas can't seep up through the soil. Vapor barriers and floor liners are installed, and they are made from durable materials that will be able to withstand the conditions underneath your home. A sealed crawl space also doesn't let any unwanted critters inside, such as: snakes, rats, mice, spiders, termites, roaches, mosquitoes, skunks, etc.
We can install the LivingWell Vented System to help with air flow in your house. Nearly 50% of the air you and your family breathe first started out in the crawl space under your home. Air movement moves upward in a house, like a chimney, and this is what is known as the stack effect. The stack effect draws air inward from the vents and into the living areas of your home. Eventually, the air will escape out through the attic or the upper levels of the home. Sometimes it is possible to have "too much" ventilation, and it can cause problems!
During the encapsulation process, we can also install a crawl space dehumidifier which will be able to control the humidity levels below your home. This helps with preventing nasty mold and bacteria growth. We make use of Santa Fe Compact 2 dehumidifier systems.