Crawl Space Encapsulation or Basement Concrete to Stop Pest Infestation
A crawl space or basement is an inviting oasis for pests of all kinds—especially in the Atlanta, north Georgia region. Spiders, snakes or mice — can invade your crawl space or basement through cracks, vents and poorly fitted exterior doors. Professionally encapsulating your crawl space or using concrete in your basement can dramatically reduce and altogether eliminate any pest problem you may have in your home.
Typical pests that we commonly find in poorly maintained crawl spaces are termites, cockroaches, spiders (Black Widow and Brown Recluse), silverfish, rats, mice and snakes (Rattlesnake, Copperhead and Cotton Mouth). Less often, we find infestations of larger pests like raccoons and opossums and every once in a while we’ll find stray cats and dogs taking up residence under our clients houses. Each one of these pests presents its own set of risks. Cockroaches emit foul odors and spread disease, termites destroy wooden structures and can damage the foundation of the home causing major damage, mice contaminate surfaces with their feces while burrowing in your insulation to create nests. Raccoons spread rabies, snakes can be poisonous and dangerous to family members and pets and opossums bring ticks and fleas into your home. Having any infestation in your crawl space or basement is unhealthy for your family and your home.
The damage pests can do to your home through inhabiting your crawl space or basement doesn’t stop there. 50% of the air you breath on the first floor of your home comes from the crawl space or basement. When you have pests in your crawl space and when your crawl space is moldy, musty and damp — your upstairs air is too. That damp, musty air constantly drawn into your home from below contributes to poor indoor air quality and can cause illness and discomfort — especially in family members with asthma and other lung conditions. Our crawl space encapsulation and basement concrete services are designed to control high moisture conditions, eliminate musty/mildew smells, improve energy efficiency, improve air quality and keep your home and family safe from unwanted pests. Plus, better air quality means your HVAC and air purification systems do not have to work as hard—reducing utility bills and prolonging the life of your systems.
So how do we do this? There are several aspects that go into encapsulating a crawl space or treating a basement with concrete. Creating a vapor barrier to the floor, walls and ceilings keep moisture away. Sealing cracks — even the tiniest crack or hole in your crawl space walls can serve as an entry way for insects. Mice can squeeze themselves through surprisingly small gaps as well, so it’s vital to seal all holes or cracks. But first, we must remediate all mold and mildew in the crawl space and dry out the space first.
When should you consider having your crawl space encapsulated?
- INSECT INFESTATIONS
- HIGH HUMIDITY IN LIVING AREA
- SWEATING WINDOWS
- ROT IN WOOD FRAMING
- MOISTURE DAMAGE IN THE CRAWL SPACE OR HOME
- MUSTY ODORS IN YOUR HOME
- VISIBLE CONDENSATION (SWEATING) ON AIR CONDITIONING DUCT WORK OR EQUIPMENT IN CRAWL SPACE
- CONDENSATION ON INSULATION, WATER PIPES, OR TRUSS PLATES IN THE CRAWL SPACE
- SWELLING, SOFT AND/OR SEPARATING FLOORS
- EXPERIENCING HIGH COOLING COSTS.
If you have any of these problems, please feel free to contact us. Free inspections and estimates for customers in Atlanta, South Carolina, and Western North Carolina – schedule an appointment here.
Waterproofing • Encapsulation • Foundation Repair • Concrete Services • Mold Remediation • Atalanta • South Carolina • Western North Carolina
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Atlanta, GA Office:
2625 Piedmont Dr, Ste. 56-185
Atlanta, GA 30324
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242 Horseshoe Bend Dr
Westminster, SC 29693
Phone: (800) 701-9828