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Issues with Crawl Space Ventilation in Central Indiana

Your crawl space has a major impact on comfort, energy efficiency, home value, and indoor air quality. The condition of that crawl space really does have far-reaching effects that can cost you money, and compromise the value and safety of the home. Many of these issues have to do with crawl space ventilation. Americrawl, Inc. is the most trusted company in Central Indiana for solving issues with crawl space ventilation.

Most Frequent Troubles Occurring with a Vented Crawl Space

panorama basement or crawl space ventilation and wooden support beams

Construction workers have always favored crawl spaces because they're faster and less expensive to build than a full-blown basement foundation. The typical crawl space utilizes openings or air vents in the walls so that the air outside can circulate underneath your living space.

If there is any insulation installed, you may find it in the form of fiberglass batts, placed between crawl space joists, while the crawl space's floor will be made of soil or concrete. Having this type of crawl space can be troublesome over time, as during the summer, warm and moist air can enter the crawl space, condensing on the cooler crawl space surface. When the crawl space continuously receives this warm air, it can cause moisture to form, which invites mold to grow and causes wood to rot.

The presence of wet wood can also attract insects such as termites and carpenter ants, who want nothing more than to chew up the wood and terrorize your home. Additionally, the fiberglass insulation easily absorbs moisture and may sag or fall out of place, settling onto the crawl space floor. In winter, floors become too cold because of the wet and missing insulation -- meaning higher heating bills.

One factor that isn't determined by season is the indoor air pollution that can cause respiratory problems, because of the mold spores that enter the living space through the cracks and gaps in the walls and floors of the crawl space.

Why Americrawl, Inc. for Basement Waterproofing?

Here are some advantages:

  • Savings of up to 50% over other methods
  • A transferable lifetime warranty for basement waterproofing systems
  • Concrete and dirt crawl space solutions
  • Finished and unfinished basement waterproofing
  • Settling foundation repair using foundation piers and wall anchors
  • Free written estimates and inspections, and fast installation

Americrawl, Inc. adheres to simple guidelines of respect, integrity, and responsibility. Our certified technicians will arrive promptly for appointments, perform the work that we are contracted to do, and stand behind our warranty. Contact us or call 463-218-6767 to know more about our services in Alexandria, Greensburg, North Vernon, Thorntown, Williams Creek, and other parts of our service area.