Crawl Space Repair Case Studies: Why Fixing Your Morganfield, KY Home is Important
Ann A. from Morganfield, KY was ready to sell her home. She knew it would go fast with the market being so hot right now, so she decided to list it. She had never been in her crawl space and never planned to go down there, either. To her surprise, there were a couple of things flagged on the home inspection that caught her by surprise. One of those things was that her crawl space had foundation issues and the other being that there was mold growing everywhere. Ann wanted to resolve these issues quickly so that she would still have prospects interested in buying her home.
System Design Specialist, Scott Schaum, drove to Morganfield to see what solutions Healthy Spaces could offer. Upon arrival, he called the homeowners to let them know he was on his way and greeted them with a friendly smile when he arrived. He completed a thorough inspection and also delivered a same-day quote.
Scott recommended that the crawl space get a heavy fungus remediation system because of all the mold growth that had been taking place down there for a long while. Also, he recommended SmartJack Stabilizers to fix the foundation issues. SmartJacks are steel support beams used to stabilize and level the girders and floor joists in a crawl space. It supports loads of more than 60,000lbs, making it the ideal system to stabilize sagging floors, like this home.
No matter how hot the market is, or how rushed you are to make a decision on buying our selling your home, mold, water damage, and foundation issues should always be looked at before purchasing or listing your dream home. If you have bought a home with any of these issues and need them resolved, reach out to us for a free estimate. We are happily scheduling appointments and also offer easy payment plans.
Any time there are damp, humid conditions in your crawl space, there is potential for mold growth. Your crawl space includes a wide variety of building materials like wood, sheetrock, and insulation that serve as food sources for mold. Mold growth can lead to respiratory issues and inflame allergy and asthma problems, can cause structural damage to your home, and can reduce your home's value.
During the mold remediation process, our trained mold technician sprays the area and removes the mold, making sure that it's up to our standards.
Check out the after photo! Our remediation process includes removing all mold-damaged materials, drying out the basement or crawl space, and thoroughly cleaning all surfaces. We use safe, effective cleaning products, and all of our technicians are trained and certified in professional mold remediation techniques that won't spread the mold in your home.
The dirt floor in this crawl space is welcoming dirty, wet, unhealthy, and causing high energy bills year-round. It's the perfect environment for unwanted mold and critters.
.SmartJacks are used to lift the above floors are walls back to their original position. They solve your foundation problems once and for all.
A 6mil vapor barrier was put down to temporarily protect the crawl space, and more SmartJacks were installed. This is the only adjustable solution that addresses problem soils and ensures the system will never be susceptible to mold, moisture, and wood rot.