Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 by Kristen Owenby
Vented, dirt crawl spaces are popular among contractors.
On the one hand, many contractors and builders know that dirt floors are cheaper than concrete floors. But for the homeowner, who will have to contend with heat and cooling costs, as well as mold and moisture problems, vented dirt crawl spaces represent a huge financial burden. In fact, vented dirt crawl spaces raise heating and cooling costs by around 15-25% each month.
That doesn’t include the cost to repair moldy and rotten wood that can lead to health problems like asthma and allergies.
Master Services provides a variety of solutions to address these common crawl spaces issues.
Our Vapor Barrier system seals your crawl space doors and vents to prevent moisture, cold, and humidity from invading the space. Next, Master Services will mitigate any water sources by installing our patented crawl space drainage and sump pump system.
If there’s any damage to your crawl space supports, we’ll install support beam jacks to restore your home’s structural integrity. Next, a CleanSpace® durable liner will be installed to insulate your walls and floors. Drainage matting will keep water directed toward the drainage system. Finally, mold and mildew get the coup-de-gras when we install an energy-efficient, self-draining crawl space dehumidifier to keep the area dry and free of particles as tiny as two microns.
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