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Company Sees Epidemic Of Crawl Space Issues

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Wet, rotting floor joists. Sagging floors. Wet, fallen insulation. Mold, mildew. Standing water.

These are just a few of the issues seen by Basement Authority of West Virginia employees as we inspect homes with crawl spaces across the region. The reason for these problems is simple: these crawl spaces were built closer to the standards of the 1950s than to updated standards based on today’s knowledge about the science of crawl spaces.

First, these outdated crawl spaces were built with a thin layer of plastic on the ground that isn’t sufficient to prevent moisture from escaping into the air of the crawl space. Second, the home probably has foundation vents, which research has shown can actually do more to ‘wet’ crawl spaces than dry them out during summer months. Last, the crawl space in all likelihood does not have a dehumidifier or sump pump to control any excess moisture and water in the crawl space. Today, these three attributes allow wood to rot, create unhealthy indoor air and cost homeowners thousands of dollars in repairs!

Basement Authority of West Virginia sees issues in crawl spaces all of the time.

This is why we take the time to educate homeowners about crawl space science every time we provide a free, no obligation inspection. We want to give homeowners the knowledge so they can make decisions that will make their homes last longer, their indoor air healthier and also so they can save money on their heating and cooling bills!

Contact us for your free, no obligation inspection. We will take the time to answer all of your questions!

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