Crawl Space Encapsulation & Sealing in Wake Forest

Why is my crawl space in Wake Forest musty-smelling and moldy?

The simple answer to the above question would be moisture. Moisture can accumulate in your Wake Forest crawl space can lead to mold growth. According to the EPA, approximately 60% of all the air in your home's first floor has traveled from the crawl space through cracks in the floor and the HVAC system. What this means is that the moldy and musty air you feel on the first floor of your house is actually coming up from the crawl space. This happens because your crawl space is under negative pressure, which pulls the air into the home.

Once summer arrives, this negative pressure in your crawl space pulls the hot and humid air into your crawl space. Once it gets inside, the air cools, condensation sets in, and mold begins to grow. This damp and relatively moderate environment is the perfect breeding ground for all sorts of rodents, pests, and microbes. While it's important to contact a licensed mold remediation company to remove the mold, it will only come back unless you take permanent action.

The only permanent way to reduce this moisture buildup, increase the healthiness of the air in your house, reduce the overall moisture buildup and extend the life of your home is a full crawl space encapsulation.

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How can you solve this problem? Call Crawl Space and Basement Technologies to completely seal and encapsulate your crawl space!

8 Benefits of Crawl Space Encapsulation

1.  Vapor Transmission from your Crawl Space. When we come out and seal your crawl space in Wake Forest, it will remove the more than 60% of mold laden air that comes from the crawl space. This means that the air in your house will be easier to breathe and more pleasant smelling. If, however, you fail to seal and encapsulate your crawl space, you are allowing "dirty" unfiltered air entry into the rest of your home.

2. Control the Humidity inside your house. The foundation vents in your crawl space allow in hot, humid air, especially during the summer months, where humidity is routinely above 70% in Wake Forest, NC. Once this humid air gets into your crawl space it can gain entry into the living space of your house. This makes the interior of your house significantly more humid and uncomfortable. It is also unhealthy! The American Lung Association, American Medical Association, and the EPA recommend keeping relative humidity from 30%-50%.

3. Create a clean and dry environment. Preventing humidity in your house prevents the sort of warm and damp environments that encourage rapid mold growth. As such, you can prevent mold growth by making sure that the moisture in your house is low enough that mold won't start to form on things such as paper or the damper parts of walls or curtains. Our crawl space encapsulation tools include using a non-organic material as a sealant, which reduces surface for mold to grow.

4. Eliminate smelly odors. Reducing musty and stale odors can be accomplished by the removal of the dampness and mold in the house, and will result in a cleaner, healthier, and better-smelling air circulating through your home.

5. Prevent insect and rodent infestation. A warm, damp environment is as much a perfect area for rodents and pests as it is for mold. If you make sure to seal your crawl space, you will be nipping the problem in the bud and refusing entry to the vermin that could otherwise call your crawl space theirs.

6. Save money! Sealing and encapsulating your crawl space in Wake Forest could reduce your heating and cooling bills by up to 15% annually. This is because your air conditioning and heating systems must work much harder to fight against the inflow of outside air from your crawl space. Reduced HVAC efficiency due to foundation vents can make your energy bill skyrocket in peak months. This also means that during the hottest and coldest months of the year, wild fluctuations in temperature could cause your system to break, leaving you without air conditioning in a July heatwave or without heat during the coldest week of January. Avoid these discomforts by not over-stressing your unit and increase the longevity of your system by sealing the crawl space.

7. Protect the Structural Integrity of your home. The ground below your home contains a massive amount of moisture. Due to the nature of your crawl space, this moisture will often enter your home through an exposed crawl space vent. It can also enter via hydrostatic pressure as water vapor and may even become puddled water. The natural dark, dank, and moist conditions of most unencapsulated crawl spaces will create a noxious, destructive environment in which mold thrives. Once mold starts to grow and spread, it can do so at an alarming pace and quickly cover any organic material nearby, destroying potential valuables and possibly damaging support beams. Not only can mold damage the support beams of your house, but rot, decay, and termite problems often arise from the same conditions which are so conducive to mold. The simplest and easiest solution to all of these problems is to encapsulate and seal your crawl space, thereby guaranteeing that any moisture will be minimal and will not damage your home.

8. Get Back Peace of Mind! Rest, breathe, and live easier with a clean crawl space. The knowledge that you are well-protected from many of the dangers that can spring from a dark and damp crawl space will certainly help your peace of mind, the air in your home, your heating and cooling bills, and your home's value. Make sure to call today to get an estimate from one of our crawl space encapsulation professionals.

Enjoy a Healthier, Cleaner Home with a Sealed Crawl Space. Get an Estimate Today!

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Our team of experts is experienced in all manner of crawl space and basement sealing. We carry the Council-Certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor (CMRS) designation and guarantee our work with a lifetime warranty.

If you want to find out more, or schedule a free estimate, call us at (919) 847-7072 or complete our online contact form. We would be happy to explain all the benefits of a crawl space encapsulation and basement sealing service.

 

What People Are Saying about Our Crawl Space Encapsulation

By the time we complete any crawl space encapsulation or moisture remediation project, our clients have determine that we deliver on our promise of outstanding service.

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    Your crew is professional, knowledgeable, customer oriented and committed. The work area was very clean after they finished. Your company exceeded my expectations!!
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    Your company is very professional. Most companies do not clean up after themselves, so the homeowner has to do it! Your guys left the area very clean. Don’t let your sales rep go. He is very knowledgeable! Great Job! We
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    Your company is very professional. Most companies do not clean up after themselves, so the homeowner has to do it! Your guys left the area very clean. Don’t let your sales rep go. He is very knowledgeable! Great Job! We have given your information to our neighbors, so I am sure we will be seeing you next door very soon
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    Your company was one of the only ones in the Triangle who was able to tell me how the job would be done that would meet NC Building codes and what the current industry methods/materials are. I did a lot
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    Your company was one of the only ones in the Triangle who was able to tell me how the job would be done that would meet NC Building codes and what the current industry methods/materials are. I did a lot of research..I know what I am talking about and would recommend Jason’s company to anyone needing encapsulation
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    The sales rep was very professional in explaining what was required to fix the problem. That and you’re A+ rating with the BBB was the reason I chose you. The crew is friendly, punctual and knowledgeable. For those in need
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    The sales rep was very professional in explaining what was required to fix the problem. That and you’re A+ rating with the BBB was the reason I chose you. The crew is friendly, punctual and knowledgeable. For those in need of crawl space service, I would highly recommend this company
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    We had our crawl space sealed by a pest control company last year, but we had many problems and did not trust them to fix the problem. So, I got a total of 4 estimates from other companies and your
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    We had our crawl space sealed by a pest control company last year, but we had many problems and did not trust them to fix the problem. So, I got a total of 4 estimates from other companies and your company was by far the most informative and professional of them all. The crew was great. Very professional and your sales rep, Rob was very knowledgeable. Thank you for finally getting our crawl space problem fixed!!
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    Jason was one of the most prepared and knowledgeable technicians I have ever dealt with. He followed up and answered all questions honestly..The crew was focused, courteous and informative
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    I appreciate the follow-up and great service after the work was performed. When we had the extremely heavy rains, the float stuck on the sump pump. Everything was resolved to my satisfaction. It is comforting to know that you all
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    I appreciate the follow-up and great service after the work was performed. When we had the extremely heavy rains, the float stuck on the sump pump. Everything was resolved to my satisfaction. It is comforting to know that you all back up your products and service
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    You all had a very reasonable price and VERY good references! Thanks again for a professional job, and explaining how a crawl space is supposed to be done.
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    Rob was the only sales rep to talk to me about permits for my job and the work and materials meeting the building codes. I called many of the references on your list (that is a big list!), and what
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    Rob was the only sales rep to talk to me about permits for my job and the work and materials meeting the building codes. I called many of the references on your list (that is a big list!), and what they told me is the reason I chose you all for the job. They were right. You all did a great job!
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    I got your name from Angie’s List and my realtor. I heard you guys were the best crawl space crew in the area. Great Work Guys!!
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    Jason, Thank you for all of your work and support to make our crawl space area dry and secure. Your responsiveness to any questions or issue is impressive and very appreciated. Thank you and your team for all of their
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    Jason, Thank you for all of your work and support to make our crawl space area dry and secure. Your responsiveness to any questions or issue is impressive and very appreciated. Thank you and your team for all of their hard work and support!
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    • Did you know?
    CBTofNC in Business for over 30 years

    Did you know that 50% to 60% of the air on the first floor of your home comes from your crawl space or basement?

    Excess water intrusion can cause severe damage to the structure of your home and create high levels of moisture and humidity, which leads to mold. Allergies, asthma and skin irritations can be affected by abnormal levels of humidity, moisture and mold in your living environment.

    Crawl Space & Basement Technologies specializes in Sealed Crawl Spaces and Interior Drainage Systems for your Crawl Space or Basement. With our Lifetime and Transferable Warranty, we not only improve the air quality of your home but also restore the microbial remediation certification structural stability of the home’s foundation. Our team of crawl space and basement experts can help you determine the necessary solution for your home and your budget.

    We offer a comprehensive line of services designed to protect your home and to prevent moisture problems and damage. Count on our Raleigh Crawl Space and Basement specialists for crawl space encapsulation, crawl space waterproofing, basement waterproofing, spray foam insulation, vapor barriers, and mold remediation.

    Do you need a Crawl Space or Basement Specialist?

    We will gladly come to your home for an estimate. Contact us today!