You're probably wondering why it's a good idea to encapsulate your crawlspace in the winter.
Friday, December 5th, 2014
Foundation problems can occur at any time of the year, regardless of the weather, but many foundation problems become obvious during our drier fall and winter months because the soil settles.
Friday, October 24th, 2014
Fall is in the air and with it comes excitement and wonderful memories of past holidays. We fondly remember what it was like to have the family over for Thanksgiving and other holidays after that. Don't let your foundation ruin this beautiful time of the year for you. Here are 3 easy precautions that you can take today to save your basement and foundation - and the headaches they bring.
Friday, September 5th, 2014
It’s about 6am in Evansville and already 73 degrees. I’m sitting on my screened in porch trying to figure out how my son and I are going to survive the day. It was 90 degrees yesterday when our central air broken down and we had to call for emergency service. My son ended up with heat rash and it has been a horrible night for the whole family.
Friday, June 20th, 2014
Now that I have decided that I need a dry basement, I’ve been studying up on what a basement waterproofing system consists of and how it should work best. My second area of focus was Sump Pump Systems. I wanted to know everything I could about what makes a really efficient, effective sump pump system. I found 4 major items that all Sump Pump systems should have
Thursday, June 12th, 2014
Currently, my block foundation walls are leaking, the joint between my foundation wall and slab is seeping with water and the basement just smells musty. I’m concerned about mold growth and the fact that I don’t trust that my basement as storage space. Now that I have decided that I need a dry basement, I’ve been studying up on what a basement waterproofing system consists of and how it should work best.
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
Floods are a common challenge for homeowners in the Evansville area. Seasonally, we have to worry about the amount of water that will fill our basements, not "if" we will have flooding. According to floodsmart.gov, 80% of flood related claims from areas like ours, where the flood risk is common.
Friday, May 30th, 2014
The following story is common one to hear at Healthy Spaces and you may even recognize yourself or your home in the situation, if not the details. If you have a seasonally or cyclically wet basement that is limiting your livable space, then we've got a happy ending for you!
Friday, May 16th, 2014
We all know that the culprit behind your sagging and squeaky floors is in your basement or crawl space. However; do you know how bad it really is? Unless you see for yourself, you will never know how bad it is.
Friday, May 2nd, 2014
I'm in the midst of some major remodels in my investment property, an older Owensboro, KY home. My husband and I have been planning on these repairs for a while and we have a budget set up for each repair: refinish the wood floors, paint the exterior of the home, landscape the backyard, waterproof the basement...
Friday, April 25th, 2014
Whether it's from spring melt, rain, or a broken sprinkler system, Evansville basements are wet right now. The most common spots for leaking include the walls and the seam where the walls meet the floor slab. For many homeowners, there is no point in any given year where their basement is dry. When a space is constantly wet like that, it's the perfect recipe for a mold disaster and it makes a good portion of your square footage into useless space.
Friday, April 4th, 2014
When our Shepherdsville, KY basement flooded two years ago, I did a lot of research about how to remedy the situation. These are the interesting discoveries I made.
Friday, February 21st, 2014
Mt. Vernon Homeowners call Healthy Spaces to repair their flooding crawlspaces whenever the groundwater table rises or the Ohio River experiences flooding.
Friday, January 31st, 2014
Basement flooding is a common problem in Radcliff, KY. Did you know that it can also lead to foundation problems like settling foundations?
Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
It was about 7:30 on a Saturday morning and I'd just gotten my son dressed and was going to start some laundry. I walked down the stairs to our finished basement and my socks were soaked as I stepped on the carpet. The entire basement was leaking and the carpet felt like a giant sponge! I went over to the utility room to check the sump pump and the pit was full, but the motor didn't appear to be working.
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
I realized just recently that I can’t imagine putting all of the “first” things into the same regular Christmas box and put it in our dirt crawlspace for another year. I know that our crawlspace isn’t a safe place to store things. We have groundwater intrusion seasonally and that crawlspace is nasty. Every year, one of our Christmas memories succumbs to the mold and mildew—this year, it was our Christmas tree skirt.
Friday, December 20th, 2013
One of the most common complaints in homes with crawlspaces and unfinished basements is cold floors. In the past, cold floors were addressed by shoving fiberglass or similar insulation between the subfloor joists. Initially this seems like a great solution. The insulation will help keep the floors warmer, right? Unfortunately, that isn’t really the case.
Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
Spiders move in to crawlspaces because there are plenty of crickets and other pests to eat. Pests enter a crawlspace because there is an abundance of mold and fungi to eat, and plenty of moisture. Stop the cycle--lower relative humidity and you can rid yourself of pests, too!
Thursday, December 5th, 2013
Heat moves from areas of higher temperature to areas of lower temperature and the earth below grade is usually at a lower temperature than what people would find comfortable in their homes--especially in the winter. Consequently, there is a constant stream of heat loss by conduction through a home's foundation and into the outside earth.
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
Sagging floors are not only a nuisance, but they can also decrease the resell value of your home. After all, it makes the buyers wonder how much longer the floor will support the weight of everything on it.
Wednesday, November 27th, 2013