Do you have musty smells in your home? Is there mold in your crawl space? Is your crawl space constantly damp, wet, or leaky? If you have mold, rot, water damage or structural problems in your crawl space, this can affect your entire home.
Foundation Recovery Systems specializes in solutions to give you a dry, healthy crawl space and improve your home's overall comfort and energy efficiency. We provide crawl space encapsulation and repair in Columbia, Moberly, Kansas City, Springfield and Missouri & Eastern Kansas.
Whatever your crawl space problems, we can help. We offer state-of-the-art products, like our CleanSpace® Vapor Barrier System, and all of our products are installed by experienced contractors who specialize in fixing crawl spaces.
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Watch this video to learn about the problems with a vented, unsealed crawl space.
If you're experiencing any of these issues, you might benefit from sealing your crawl space. A crawl space vapor barrier, like our CleanSpace® Crawl Space Liner, stops moisture from passing through your floors and porous concrete walls. This durable liner transforms your crawl space in usable storage space, while reducing moisture and musty smells.
This home in Centralia, MO called FRS about sweating walls and a lot of moisture. They also wanted insulation to help with the cold floors above. SilverGlo insulation and CleanSpace were installed creating a moisture free and insulated area that the home owners appreciated.
This customer in Macon, MO contacted Foundation Recovery Systems because she had standing water in her 4' crawl space and her floors were freezing during the winter. She said that her utility bill was way too high for the size of her home. The FRS Specialist found that the crawl space was very damp and had a humidity level of 75% with sweating walls and water dripping off the plumbing. The main beam was rotting by the south end and it was recommended to the homeowner that she needed 3 SmartJacks for stabilization, matting installation with the CleanSpace liner, Silver-Glo on the walls and rim joists, and 4 vent covers in order to encapsulate the crawl space and make it more energy efficient for the homeowner. Customer was extremely happy with the result.
Customer had recently purchased an older home and immediately began to get bad musty/mildew odors eminating from the crawlspace below. Friends and family could smell it on them when visiting and there were repiratory problems and headaches that the family started suffering from. The crawlspace, upon inspection from FRS System Design Specialist Mike MacKaben, had standing water, an overwhelming strong odor and a sagging middle beam. The floors were sagging in the center of the home as well. A full encapsulation with CleanSpace, installing a SaniDry CX system and SmartJacks were recommended to the home owner. After the job was finished the customer was very happy and said that there wasn't any more odor and that for the first time she could stay in the house without getting a headache.
Even if a crawl space is not flooded or visibly wet, that additional humidity can spell trouble for your home - and your health. The fungus responsible for rot and mold not only eats away at the structure of a home, but spreads by producing millions and millions of airborne spores. These spores are a prime suspect for aggravating allergies and many people don't even know what it is that bothers them when they are at home.
For many decades, the solution was to add vents to a crawl space. The thought behind this was that vents would help reduce the moisture in the air. Over the years, research has shown that when the warm outdoor air enters the crawl space through the vents, it can bring a lot of extra water vapor with it, raising the relative humidity in the crawl space.
In fact, the biggest issue - moisture from the dirt beneath a home - is not even addressed with venting. Our crawl space encapsulation system seals the crawl space off from moisture coming up from the dirt and from the damp air outside.
With a crawl space encapsulation system from Foundation Recovery Systems, you will not only stop crawl space leaks and control moisture, but you will gain a healthier and more comfortable home. We offer a full range of crawl space products that are compatible with our CleanSpace® crawl space encapsulation system.
If you're not sure where to start or you think you might have a crawl space problem that needs professional help, contact us today for a free crawl space inspection and estimate in Independence, Overland Park, Lawrence Olathe, Saint Joseph, Lee's Summit, Jefferson City, Shawnee or nearby!
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