CRAWL SPACE WATERPROOFING IN GREENSBORO, NC

Crawl Space Waterproofing

What happens if water enters your home?

Standing water beneath the house is an issue. If water accumulates beneath the house, it can cause a musty basement odor and possibly leak up through small gaps in the slab. Standing water under a house is prevalent in locations where heavy rains occur frequently.

How much water may be tolerated in a crawl space?

The simple answer to the question of what moisture levels are ideal in a crawl space is 55 to 70%, although anything less is alright. Dehumidifiers are an excellent way to keep your crawlspace dry and secure. Mold may form if the humidity level exceeds 70%, posing a health risk.

How many vents should a crawl space have?

Each 8 to 10 feet of foundation wall should have one vent installed. For every 150 square feet of crawlspace, most construction rules demand 1 square foot of open ventilation area. Automatic foundation vents typically have 50 inches of net free space per vent.

Does an encapsulated crawl space need a sump pump?

When encapsulating a crawl space, you may require a sump pump. Sealing all foundation vents, insulating all walls, and installing a dehumidifier to regulate moisture are all steps in encapsulating a crawl space.

Should I buy a house with a damp crawl space?

Standing water in a home's crawl area can create mold and mildew growth, which, in addition to being a possible health problem, can cause rot and structural damage. If you're thinking about buying a house with standing water in the crawl space, you should also look for mold.

Why is my crawl space so cold?

Air flow is the cause of cold floors above the crawl space. Crawl areas are usually under-insulated and are not shut off from the outside. Cold air from outside penetrates the crawl space through vents and cracks in the construction during the winter.

Is closed cell foam good for crawl space?

A closed-cell foam spray is the finest option for insulating your crawlspace since it limits both moisture and air transfer. Furthermore, the foam's lower thickness allows it to defy gravity and adhere when sprayed on the underside of the floor or crawl space walls.

Where should you not use spray foam insulation?

Spray foam should not be used to insulate areas surrounding recessed ceiling canister lights. Spraying too close to the tops of ceiling light boxes can trap heat, increasing the risk of a fire.

Which is better spray foam or insulation?

In the spray foam insulation vs. fiberglass discussion, spray foam comes out on top. If you're a do it yourselfer, you're probably used to putting fiberglass insulation. However, if you want something that will last a lifetime, have a professional install spray foam.

Is waterproofing a capital improvement?

In most circumstances, no. Basement waterproofing is considered a home repair and hence is not deductible when done to remedy a leak or break.

Do I need to replace moldy subfloor?

The moldy subfloor must be removed and replaced as well. When cutting into rotting wood, extreme caution is required because the procedure releases mold spores into the air. Moldy wood removed from the flooring should be double-bagged before being hauled through the home.

Is it normal to have water in crawl space after rain?

Water under the house is not uncommon after a big storm. Ideally, the house should have been built with a positive drain toward the crawl space's lowest corner. Any water that does get into the crawl area should drain or evaporate quickly.

What can I add to crawl space to absorb moisture?

Sandbags are a great solution to help with basement waterproofing in your home. Placing sandbags in the vicinity of your crawl space drain system will assist absorb any moisture that may arise and keep your crawl space dry.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Will water in crawl space go away?

If you continue to do nothing, the water in your crawl space will most likely stay there.

Are homes with dirty crawl spaces not a good thing?

Yes. A dirty crawl space typically lacks adequate insulation, whether it's low-quality fiberglass insulation or none at all, resulting in excessively high power bills and a poorly insulated crawl space. There is no getting around that. A dirty crawl space is hazardous to your home's health.

Can I remove dirt from crawl space?

You should vacuum clean this area to remove any leftover dirt. Don't use water because it exacerbates the moisture problem. To prevent cross-contamination, professional crawl space cleaners utilize specific vacuum cleaners that catch all dust particles and avoid stirring up dust.

Is it possible for a crawl space to dry out on its own?

Because there is no standing water, the floors, walls, and ceilings are visible. It is insufficient to let the crawl space dry naturally. You must make certain that the room is completely dry and free of moisture and humidity. Install a dehumidifier in the crawl space once the surfaces are completely dry.

How long does it take for water to damage foundation?

Mold growth, damage to floors, walls, and electrics, as well as structural difficulties, can all occur within the first 24 hours of a leak or flood.

Cities We Proudly Service

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Service Areas

Guilford County, NC

  • Browns Summit, NC

  • Climax, NC

  • Colfax, NC

  • Gibsonville, NC

  • Greensboro, NC

  • High Point, NC

  • Jamestown, NC

  • Julian, NC

  • Mc Leansville, NC

  • Oak Ridge, NC

  • Pleasant Garden, NC

  • Sedalia, NC

  • Stokesdale, NC

  • Summerfield, NC

  • Whitsett, NC

Alamance County, NC

  • Alamance, NC

  • Altamahaw, NC

  • Burlington, NC

  • Elon, NC

  • Graham, NC

  • Haw River, NC

  • Mebane, NC

  • Saxapahaw, NC

  • Snow Camp, NC

  • Swepsonville, NC

Forsyth County, NC

  • Belews Creek, NC

  • Bethania, NC

  • Clemmons, NC

  • Kernersville, NC

  • Lewisville, NC

  • Pfafftown, NC

  • Rural Hall, NC

  • Tobaccoville, NC

  • Walkertown, NC

  • Winston Salem, NC

Crawl Space Encapsulation
Crawl Space Vapor Barrier
Crawl Space Mold Removal
Crawl Space Waterproofing
Crawl Space French Drain
Crawl Space Sump Pumps
Crawl Space Cleaning
Crawl Space Insulation
Crawl Space Dehumidifiers
Crawl Space Water Removal
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Phone: 336-707-0498

Address: 4805 Woodcock Dr, Greensboro, NC 27406

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Servicing Greensboro, NC and Nearby Cities

Clean Air solves moisture and mold problems in Greensboro, NC and the surrounding areas by providing crawl space and basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation, and foundation repairs.

Related Services in Greensboro, NC

Please see the list of frequently requested services below. If you have a flooded crawl space due to a lack of a french drain or sump pump, we can help. If mold development has occurred in your crawl space as a result of high humidity levels, we will ensure that it remains clean, dry, and healthy!

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Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Installation

Installing a vapor barrier in the crawl space is a low-cost solution to moisture control problems. Vapor barriers in the crawl area are used to keep moisture, water, and damp air from entering the home via the floor. This helps to prevent the spread of mold and mildew, which can cause structural damage and make living conditions uncomfortable for your family!

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Crawl Space Mold Remediation

Mold removal from the crawl space is one of the most important chores in resolving moisture control issues. Mold may quickly become a major issue in a home, and those that move fast to clean up and treat the situation have a higher chance of keeping it from spreading. If you eliminate the mold before it spreads throughout your home, you will save time and money.

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Crawl Space Waterproofing

Crawl Space Waterproofing is a must-have. It not only protects your home from water damage, but it also protects you from the health and safety risks that mold brings!

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