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Can I Store Items in My Crawl Space?
Posted on March 15, 2022

Crawl Space Storage Crawl spaces seem like a basement, which are great places to store things. They are out of sight and out of mind. With the extra space, people feel like they can store boxes of decorations, lawn equipment, even containers in their crawl space.  Before you store items in your crawl space, you

Home Maintenance Plan for the New Year
Posted on January 15, 2022

Yearly Home Maintenance With the start of each year, the weather warms up, and the outdoors becomes more manageable. Despite the fresh start, our homes have endured harsh summer heat, the rotting leave in our gutters, and the cold icy elements. You need to prepare and replenish for the year ahead. Having a home maintenance

5 Reasons to Encapsulate Your Crawl Space
Posted on October 30, 2021

Do I need to spend the money to encapsulate my crawl space? It seems just fine. This mindset may cost you in the future. Since we do not see our crawl space every day, foundation damage may occur without us ever knowing. Not only does a leak in your crawlspace create potential health hazards, but

Value Of An Encapsulated Crawl Space
Posted on September 30, 2021

Encapsulated Crawl Space An Encapsulated Crawl Space is the best system to use for foundation protection. An encapsulated crawl space is when a moisture barrier is installed to protect the crawl space of a home from environmental moisture and sealing it off so nothing can get in. Moisture can get trapped in un-attended crawls spaces

How Humidity Destroys Your Floors
Posted on March 21, 2020

Have you noticed any bowing in your floors or vibrations as you walk across a room? When dealing with an older dwelling, if you are experiencing either of these, it may be an indication of a deeper problem originating from beneath the house. Many homes in the Southeast have been built with a crawl space

Why is Standing Water and Mold in my Crawl Space?
Posted on January 25, 2017

Do you suspect you have a moisture problem in your crawl space? Is there a musty smell in your home? Did your pest control exterminator tell you mold is growing on your floor joists? Did your air conditioning technician inform you that it’s wet in your crawl space? Did you take a peek in your

Home Maintenance Tip: Solve Poor Yard Drainage Issues
Posted on February 12, 2016

If your back yard looks like you have a lake front lot after a rain storm, then you’ve got drainage problems. Poor yard drainage can cause a variety of problems including foundation cracks, rotted siding, rot to wood structural components, mold in crawl spaces or in basements, erosion and migrating soil and mulch. How does

Home Maintenance Tip: Get Rid of Mice in Your Crawl Space
Posted on November 09, 2015

Do you may hear clawing, gnawing or pitter-patter sounds at night? Have you noticed mouse droppings? Mice are notorious for getting into pantries or cabinets to raid food, as well as gnawing on wood or electrical wires. It is important to address any problem with mice because mouse feces and urine can spread diseases, provide

Home Maintenance Tip: Install Fallen Fiberglass Insulation in your Crawl Space
Posted on October 03, 2014

When inspecting your crawl space as part of routine home maintenance, it is important to check for fallen fiberglass insulation. Insulation keeps your floors warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Insulation also increases energy efficiency that will decrease your utility bills. In crawl spaces, fiberglass batt insulation is often used to insulate

Home Maintenance Tip: Why You Need to Inspect Your Crawlspace
Posted on July 25, 2014

Crawl spaces can be dark, dirty and even a little creepy. You may have avoided ever entering your crawl space. Yet, the crawl space is one of the most important areas of a house. It is often the home to plumbing pipes, electrical wiring, heating and air conditioning equipment and ductwork as well as gas

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