Homeowners with crawl spaces can face some unique challenges when it comes to crawl space repair and maintenance. Whether the problems are moisture, mold, or pest-related, there are multiple solutions to transform your crawl space into a dry, clean space.
At Foundation Recovery Systems, we specialize in crawl space cleaning services of all types. Our crawl space cleanup and encapsulation services will transform your crawl space and result in less work for you by avoiding expensive issues. If you’ve noticed moldy or musty odors in your home, sinking floors above your crawl space, or you’re concerned with crawl space flooding, our specialists are here to help you.
For your free clean crawl space inspection, contact us today! We proudly offer free inspections to homeowners throughout all of central Missouri and Eastern Kansas, including Kansas City, St. Louis, Columbia, Moberly, and Springfield. Contact us today to get started!
Our Crawl Space Cleaning Services
We offer the following crawlspace cleaning services:
- Insulating & sealing the crawl space
- Removal of debris & rotting materials
- Structural repair & reinforcement
- Leveling of crawl space floors
A complete cleanup and encapsulation can quickly transform your crawl space into a clean, dry space and keep it that way for years to come. Crawl space cleanup, sealing, and insulating can usually be done by our team in less than a day.
Why Get Crawl Space Cleaning?
If you have a vented crawl space, you can count on 40% of the air in your home coming from your crawl space. Because of the stack effect, anything in that air can be transported into the living areas of your home. Cleaning your crawl space can help protect your family from mold spores or other allergens from infiltrating your home.
Is Your Crawl Space a Mess?
At Foundation Recovery Systems, we’ve seen the absolute worst that crawl spaces can offer — and we’ve cleaned it all! Here are just a few photos our experts have taken from the crawl space cleaning field.
Choosing Effective Crawl Space Insulation
Insulating a crawl space, when done properly, is an effective way to save energy. We recommend both sealing and insulating your crawl space to maximize the money you save. By sealing your crawl space before insulating, you will prevent air leaks and protect the crawl space from moisture issues. It has been proven that sealing your crawl space not only helps keep it clean, but also helps save energy.
Traditional materials like fiberglass are more prone to soak up moisture and humidity, which can lead to mold or pest infestation. It can also soak into your floor joist and cause those to become weak. Because of this, we recommend avoiding fiberglass.
Rodents can enter a crawl space through vents and similar openings. Once in your home, they will nest in the warm fiberglass insulation, finding plenty of food and moisture in the crawl space to live on. A damp crawl space environment can also attract other pests, such as termites, carpenter ants, and wood-boring beetles.
How to Insulate a Crawl Space
At Foundation Recovery Systems, we recommend sealing and insulating with our ExTremeBloc™ Crawl Space Insulation installed on your crawl space walls. ExTremeBloc™ does not soak up moisture the way fiberglass does, and its completely inorganic design does not support the growth of mold or rot.
Insulating Crawl Space Floors
While your crawl space walls provide the maximum opportunity for saving money through crawl space insulation, it’s a good idea to also insulate your crawl space floor. Since crawl spaces are located underground, your crawl space floors will retain a year-round temperature of about 55 °F. If left uninsulated, this can mean a lot of cold in your crawl space.
Clean, Seal, & Insulate Your Crawl Space!
Our crawl space liner, energy efficient dehumidifier, and other products create a healthier, more energy efficient space in your home. Our services help prevent and control mold, rot, and mildew, as well as discourage rodent and insect infestations. Sealing a crawl space also creates dry, usable space that looks great! Below are just a few pictures of crawl spaces our experts have sealed.
Helping Homeowners since 1992
At Foundation Recovery Systems, we are dedicated to protecting your home. Our expert team will fix the issue as well as provide constant communication so you know exactly what’s happening and why it’s happening. Contact us today to get started!
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