Mt. Juliet, Murfreesboro, and Nashville, TN
Crawl space vents have proven over time that they are inefficient and just plain don’t work. They were originally designed to dry crawl spaces by allowing the outside air in, they fail at this task especially when the outside air isn’t warm and dry. As part of Ameri Care’s crawl space waterproofing and encapsulation, we suggest that you seal the crawl space vents. This keeps the moisture, winter air, summer air, and pest out of the crawl space in your home.
Crawl space vents and openings are an invitation for pests and rodents to enter your house. Wood destroying pests such as, Termites, carpenter ants, wood-eating beetles, and crickets are attracted to moldy, decaying wood, and your crawl space vents provide easy access to your home. Termites can live years in a home undetected, causing serious structural problems and destroying your wood.
Open crawl space vents allow winter air into your home. If your furnace, water heater or air ducts are in your crawl space they will have to work harder to keep up with the cold air. Some of that air will move up into your home, making your first floor cold and drafty.
So consider using crawl space vent covers in conjunction with our vapor barrier system to keep the crawl space in your home dry and pest free. Contact us today for a free crawl space inspection and quote.