Moisture control and mold remediation is one of the best investments you can make to protect your property and ensure costly problems don't creep up on you. If you have a crawl space or basement, a vapor or moisture barrier can help prevent or control moisture or mold issues. Your crawl space works as a sponge and will over time soak up moisture from the ground. While your crawl space sucks up moisture from the ground, your home is also sucking up moisture from the crawl space. This can lead to various home and pest control problems, including mold and fungi growth, damaged wood and foundations, pest control infestations and costly repairs.
At PestGuard Solutions we understand how to solve moisture and mold problems and prevent and protect your home from costly repairs. Our PestGuard professionals are trained to measure the relative humidity in your crawl space, diagnose complex water intrusions and provide solutions that will provide long term results - right away!
Moisture protection services we offer include French Drains, Crawl Space Encapsulation, Dehumidifiers, Vapor Barriers, Vent Fans, Waterproofing, Mold Remediation Treatments, and Insulation Install and Removal.
Internal French Drains
Water can get into a crawl space in two ways; by surface water (rainfall) or by ground water. If your home is built on a hill or there is a slight downward elevation that direct water toward your home, chances are there is water in your crawl space. Standing water in your crawl space can cause a whole host electrical, HVAC, insulation and floor joist.
At PestGuard Solutions we have years of experience in installing these types of drains throughout the Upstate of South Carolina. Our experts will direct any water from a higher spot, typically where your home or garage is located, to a lower one where we install Sump Pumps and Basins. This not only keep you from worrying about standing water in your crawl space, but also the costly damages standing water in your crawl space causes homeowners.
External French Drains & Waterproofing
When water is entering your basement walls or you live on a slab home and water is entering your home through expansion joints, the most reliable way to eliminate this water is by installing a external French drain. When this undesirable, free-standing water is entering your basement a external french drains will need to be installed by using slotted pipes, filter fabric and gravel. This process also includes digging down to the footer of your home and WATERPROOFING your basement walls and foundation walls. Call PestGuard today and we will provide a free assessment of your property and identify were the water is entering your basement and home and provide solutions were to waterproof your foundation, install french drains and eliminate surface water.
Effective moisture control protects your property investment and can reduce or eliminate costly problems that can seriously damage your home's foundation or structure. Most homeowners aren't aware of the damage until it's too late and the damage has been done. Prevent these expensive problems from sneaking up on you by installing a vapor barrier or crawl space encapsulation from PestGuard Solutions. Among the benefits of having a vapor barrier include:
Why Is My Crawl Space So Humid?
Over 50% of household air can flow up from your crawl space! Because of this it important to keep this unsightly space as clean and dry as possible. When a vapor barrier is not adequate enough in a crawl space and moisture levels and humidity are still a problem, the solution is called crawl space encapsulation.
Here are some possible reason why your crawl space may be to humid and causing damaging moisture issues:
Encapsulating, or at least sealing, your crawl spaces is becoming a popular solution for avoiding indoor moisture issues. To the average person, encapsulation can be compared to the lining added to swimming pools to avoid leaks. At PestGuard Solutions we will install a heavy-duty polyethylene barrier that will completely cover your crawl space - usually the floors, foundation walls, and sometimes even the foundation piers. This can also be described has extended the vapor barrier on the ground all the way up the walls. We also seal the vents and tape the seams for added moisture control and protection. This prepares the crawl space for a CRAWL SPACE DEHUMIDIFIER. This mechanism will make sure your crawl space maintains an appropriate humidity level. This provides your home with maximum protection from moisture accumulation and mold damage. Keeping your foundation dry also helps prevent insect infestations from termites and carpenter ants who thrive in moist, wet spaces such as those under your house.
Mold and mildew on your floor joists indicate a moisture problem. Surface fungi and mold will not cause the wood to decay when they cover only the surface of the wood. Lowering the moisture in the area where mold or mildew is present is enough to stop the growth. However, in any situation where you have mold, it is wise to call a qualified professional to inspect the mold and verify the air quality is affected by a serious type of fungus. At PestGuard Solutions we are experts in identifying and treating surface fungi and mold in your crawl space. Call us today to check your crawl space moisture conditions and see if mold or mildew is affecting your home.
Protecting your home from pests and moisture damage is our business. We work hard to ensure your home is safe, dry, free from pests, and costly repairs are prevented.
Call us today at 864.616.6308 and our friendly customer staff will answer all your questions. Experience a dry and mold-free home today with PestGuard Solutions.
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