Standing water in your crawlspace is fuel for the growth of mold and mildew. Mold and mildew spores can get inside the house if left unchecked and might cause problems for individuals with asthma or any other breathing difficulties. The constant moisture will also soak into the insulation causing it to eventually fail. Constant water vapor can cause your floor joists and framing to rot resulting in the need for a costly repair.
The Crawlspace Interior Drain system (CID) is installed inside your crawlspace where standing water is a problem. The CID collects all of the water and moves it to a central drain. The CID system is automatic so there is no need for the homeowner to continually climb into the crawlspace in order to maintain or empty water.
Encapsulating not only seals your crawlspace but it can also help to eliminate musty odors and humidity levels. If you think that your crawl space only serves as storage space for infrequently used items, you might be surprised. Your crawl space just might be the number one spot where moisture enters your home. Moisture control doesn’t sound like that big of a deal but the problem is what that moisture brings with it, mold. Mold growth can begin within 24-48 hours and not only can mold damage your foundation and decrease the value of your home, but it can also be detrimental to the health of you and your family.
It is imperative that you properly seal out moisture from your crawl space and Tri-State has the means to help; WARNING: Don’t try this at home. It is important that you have a professional inspect and treat your home for moisture and mold. Improper elimination of mold may result in mold contamination throughout your home further endangering your foundation structure and your health.
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