Crawl Space Repair
A crawl space is the perfect environment for mold, rodents, and moisture to thrive underneath your home, and many older homes are in need of crawl space repair. What is a crawl space? This is described as a kind of basement which is so short you are unable to fully stand up inside it. Specifically, it's the area between the soil and the floor of the home above. It might or might not be sealed off from the outdoors with a cinder block wall or any other kind of framing. The crawl space floor can be concrete, gravel, or soil.
ABT provides crawl space repair in Green Bay, Appleton, Sheboygan, Neenah, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Wausau, St. Germain, Woodruff, Weston, Manitowoc, Pembine, Marinette, Sturgeon Bay, and many more areas in Wisconsin.
ABT has now expanded our service area for all Crawl Space Repair services to all Madison residents! Our new areas include Madison, Alto, Baraboo, Mt Horeb, Waunakee, Stoughton, Portage, Fitchburg, Monona, Menomonee Falls, Janesville, Monroe, Brodhead, Beloit, Sun Prarie, and Tomah. We look forward to helping you fix your damp crawl space issues.
Crawl Space - Services and Products
ABT provides a wide range of crawl space services and products for homeowners all over the Northeastern and Northern areas of WI. Our crawl space services were designed with you in mind. We are devoted to providing reliable, honest repair services for your crawl space. We also work with only the best crawl space products in the industry. They are durable, effective, and built to last.
Why Seal Your Crawl Space?
ABT offers professional, effective, and affordable crawl space repair services in Northeastern and Northern Wisconsin. You might be wondering how you'll know whether your home is in need of crawl space repair or not. Listed below are a few warning signs to look out for. If you notice any of them, be sure to contact us right away!
1. Presence of Water
When there is water inside your crawl space, most likely there is a problem that should be addressed. Allowing it to sit for a long time can also result in other challenges like a destabilized foundation, mold and mildew growth, odor, and more.
2. Insect Infestation
Dark and moist places like a crawl space are breeding grounds for pesky insects. If you observe the appearance of bugs, spiders, or cockroaches in the house, this can be a sign that your crawl space is having issues. It's true that bug infestation can be treated through the use of insecticides or calling pest control, but the problem will return if you don't have your crawl space repaired.
3. Damp and Heavy Air
When there is moisture underneath the home, the air inside your living area gets damp and heavy. This isn't restricted to just one floor since the air travels upwards to every portion of the home. You must have your crawl space fixed to prevent more serious problems down the road. Additionally, it may help avoid the health dangers that accompany moist air. A crawl space dehumidifier may be needed.
4. Higher Electricity Bills
There can be many reasons why your electricity bills are climbing. Crawl space problems could be a factor. When it is appropriately insulated, circulation in your home is better. This means that your AC or furnace will run less, thus reducing your electrical use.
5. Sloping Floors
Another indication that you need crawl space repair is when the floors and wall surfaces in your home start to sag or look like they are drooping. Sloping floors and walls can be an indication of a weakened foundation brought on by water damage or dampness in the crawl space area. Moisture will cause the beams to rot. If you observe this in your home, you need to call ABT right away at 800-967-4228!
Crawl Space Waterproofing
Crawl space waterproofing must be customized for your home; it is not a “one size fits all” solution. ABT can provide this personalized service to all Wisconsin residents. To keep ground moisture vapor from climbing up into the house and generating structural damage, you have to seal it off using a crawl space vapor barrier. If this vapor barrier is set up appropriately, it will be connected to the walls with overlapping seams. Also, because of the "stack effect," warm air in the home rises and then leaves by way of the upper walls and attic. The house then replenishes that warm air with cooler air drawn up from the crawl space down below which penetrates from the earth and crawl space wall surfaces. Therefore, sealing the walls as well as the floor keeps the dampness and soil gases from getting into the home.
The negative effects of moisture on the structure of your home could get costly and dangerous. Flooring boards enlarge and buckle, rot spreads throughout beams and joists, moisture build-up or condensation develops on insulation, water pipes and duct work, humidity grows in living areas raising air conditioning costs and electrical-mechanical systems weaken. All of this lowers the value of your property.
Crawl Space - Products
ABT offers the very best crawl space products for a variety of services including: crawl space encapsulation, crawl space dehumidification, crawl space repair, and more!
Crawl Space Encapsulation
ABT's Dry Right Crawlspace Conduit was specially-designed to prevent moisture from getting into your crawl space and deteriorating the structural integrity of your family's home. It is made of heavy duty plastic reinforced with nylon thread. It virtually tear- and puncture-proof. The accompanying crawl space tape was made for splicing, patching, seaming, and hanging vapor barrier materials. It is also very strong and works well in a wide range of temperatures.
Santa Fe Dehumidifiers
These dehumidifiers are incredibly energy-efficient and are used to control the level of humidity inside your crawl space..
For a FREE crawl space repair estimate, please call now at 800-967-4228!