Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN
If you’re a homeowner, it’s easy to get busy enjoying life and the comfort of your home. Homeownership, however, comes with a set of responsibilities from routine maintenance to unexpected emergencies. Whether you’re dealing with an HVAC breakdown or a leaky roof, it doesn’t take much to grab your attention and dial for help. But one aspect of your home that could be in danger is a place you likely ignore – your crawlspace.
Many homeowners are surprised to learn that they have mold or moisture problems in their crawlspace. While you might assume the old adage, “out of sight, out of mind,” that’s not really applicable in the case of crawlspace moisture problems. The air in your crawlspace circulates inside your home. This means that mold or mildew, which is inevitable in areas of significant moisture, could cause mold spores to circulate inside your house. Today on our blog, find out how to get cleaner, healthier air inside your Nashville home.
First, let’s explore the reasons why crawlspaces in Middle Tennessee develop moisture and mold problems.
What causes moisture and mold in crawlspaces?
Most homes in our area built with a crawlspace will have a thick plastic sheeting lining the ground. Although it meets building code, this is plastic sheeting isn’t enough to combat our humid climate. In some cases, improper grading, clogged gutters, or other structural problems may cause moisture issues in the crawlspace. Thankfully, there is a solution to this problem.
The Solution – Crawlspace Encapsulation
Unlike the standard technique of applying a thin plastic sheeting, crawlspace encapsulation focuses on preventing moisture from entering. An extremely thick plastic, much heavier and thicker than the contractor grade found in most homes, is first applied to the entire crawlspace floor and walls, creating a complete moisture barrier. A spray foam barrier may be applied to any pillars or piers, sealing the objects against moisture intrusion. The barrier not only prevents moisture from entering your crawlspace and diminishing the quality of air inside your home but also blocks radon, a natural, harmful radioactive gas known to cause lung disease that could otherwise seep into your home.
What are the benefits of crawlspace encapsulation?
Choosing crawlspace encapsulation by Ameri Care provides these benefits:
- No toxic gases entering your home
- Eliminates musty smells inside your home
- Reduction in allergies
- Eliminate moisture from penetrating the crawlspace or your home
- Reduces risks of structural damage to your home as a result of moisture or mold
- Eliminates hazards from mold or mildew spores
- Helps save money on energy bills by improving your home’s energy-saving standard
- Fewer home repairs related to water damage
- Discourages pests such as mice, rats, ants, and termites
- Healthier, cleaner air inside your home
- Peace of mind
How much does crawlspace encapsulation cost?
The best way to know how much crawlspace encapsulation costs in Murfreesboro, or Nashville, is to schedule a consultation with Ameri Care by calling (615) 893-7111. The cost of this service depends on several factors, from the square footage being treated, necessary steps for clean up or remediation, and mold or fungal treatment. So, the best way to know what it will cost is to set up a no-obligation consult. Ameri Care provides services to Murfreesboro, Nashville, Mt. Juliet, and Hermitage, Tennessee. Please visit our website to learn more about controlling moisture inside your basement or crawlspace. We also offer special financing for those that qualify.