Homeowners in Chatsworth sometimes get a nasty surprise when they enter their home’s crawl space, which is situated right under the home’s first floor. This area, which typically consists of a packed dirt floor and permanent vents to the outdoors, is often constructed from masonry blocks or poured concrete walls. The trouble is that these construction methods offer very little protection against moisture intrusion or critter infestations that can cause structural damage to the house, as well as pose serious health risks for vulnerable family members by allowing fungus, mildew, and harmful mold to grow into an unhealthy situation.
Moreover, research by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory has shown that not only do vented crawl spaces increase a home’s moisture level, they also make the home more expensive to heat and air-condition. This is because damp and wet areas require more energy to heat or cool, and of course more energy means higher energy bills! Sadly, some homeowners who “take matters into their own hands” and seal their crawl space’s vents are actually making things worse, by increasing the area’s humidity!
Luckily for all involved, Weinstein Construction, the leading crawl space repair company in Chatsworth, are here to help! Whether it’s crawlspace encapsulation, French drainage installation, installing a sump-pump to keep ground water out, adding a dehumidifier to dry the air, or doing exterior waterproofing, we can do it all at an unbeatable price and value!