Contractor inspecting crawl space on outside of home.You may think the crawl space under your home is  little more than a gap between the bottom floor of your residence and the ground. Your crawl space actually performs a vital function to your home but it can only do that if it is kept in a decent state of repair.

Here are 3 things you need to keep in mind with crawl space repair.

Your Crawl Space Helps Maintain The Humidity Within Your Home

Contrary to what you may think, the majority of the air that comes into your home does so from below. This means the air you breathe goes through your crawl space first. This space helps traps moisture meaning that the air inside your home is easier to breath as it is less saturated with water.

Over time though your crawl space can become damp and moisture-saturated meaning it becomes less effective. Getting rid of moisture in your crawl space is important and even more effective is getting your crawl space completely waterproofed.

A Poorly Maintained Crawl Space Can Lead To Higher Energy Bills

If poorly-maintained, your crawl space can become a humid place that traps heat. This heat then rises and warms your home – this may be great in winter but what about summer or if you live in a region where the temperature rarely dips below ‘warm’?

If your crawlspace becomes an unwanted ‘underfloor heater’ then your HVAC system will have to work harder in order to cool down your home, leading to excessive energy bills.

If Your Crawl Space Falls Into Disrepair You Encourage Some Unwanted Allergens

Humidity and stagnant water can encourage the growth of mold and mildew. Both of these reproduce by growing spores that float though the air until they reach a surface at which point, they settle and grow. If your crawl space becomes a breeding ground for mold and mildew, then you could be facing issues as they spread throughout your home.

Such spores not only make your home a less attractive place, they can also affect the health of the people who live there.

If you want to get your crawl space repaired effectively, efficiently and with the minimum of inconvenience, then you need to enlist the services of Foundation Solutions 360. You will be impressed with our 100 percent fair-pricing policy as well as our 100 percent repair guarantee. Contact us today at (855) 532-5360 or use our online contact form.