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
Test your knowledge of radon in your home! Take our quiz on radon now!
Friday, November 15th, 2013
If you are experiencing any of these problems, it’s important to be proactive. The longer that expansive soils exert pressure on your foundation, the more costly and difficult fixing those problems can be.
Friday, November 1st, 2013
Have you ever walked by your crawlspace door and noticed a musty smell? Wondered if that warped drywall in your back room is a problem? Couldn’t stop rubbing your nose when you walked in the basement? Well, you’re not alone. According to the EPA, indoor mold is as common—and most of us don’t recognize it.
Friday, October 18th, 2013
Friday, October 4th, 2013
Most foundations of buildings fall into two categories- block foundation or poured foundation- and many homeowners don’t even know what this means or how this affects their home.
Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
Healthy Spaces by Swat Pest Management has recently joined the Basement Systems contractor network of over 300 basement waterproofing companies located throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
Thursday, August 1st, 2013
Fixing your crawlspace makes your home's air healthier.
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Air quality in a dirty crawlspace leaks through your whole house. With research-based methods, Healthy Spaces makes over crawlspaces so their air quality is cleaner through the whole home - in southwestern Indiana, southeastern Illinois, and western Kentucky.
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
First in a 4 part series in How Crawlspace Makeovers Beat Water and Clean Your Home's Air. Healthy Spaces works to help families in southwestern Indiana, southeastern Illinois, and western Kentucky as they battle water and keep the air clean in their homes.
Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
Healthy Spaces helps families in southern Indiana, western Kentucky, and southern Illinois have cleaner air in their basements and crawlspaces.
Monday, April 9th, 2012
A leaky crawlspace adds expenses to your energy bills in summer and winter.
Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
Bad air in your crawlspace can make your family's allergy problems worse.
Friday, March 23rd, 2012
Air in your crawlspace and basement circulates through your home.
Monday, March 5th, 2012
Crawlspace air can contaminate the air in Evansville, Indiana homes.
Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
How can air in a crawlspace affect your family's health?
Monday, December 19th, 2011
As more and more families seal and improve energy efficiency within their home, which stops the home from breathing, they tend to forget about the most important area of your home where most of your humidity starts.
Thursday, May 26th, 2011
dehumidify your basement and prevent mold growth
Monday, May 23rd, 2011