Muldraugh Home Gets Crawlspace Encapsulation
In this home, the crawlspace was damp and the homeowner noticed a stinky smell permeating the floor. He was about to replace the flooring on the main level, but discovered that his wet crawlspace was the culprit! In this picture, you can see where the Healthy Spaces Installation crew has already started transforming the crawlspace into a semi-conditioned space with dimple roll. The dimple roll is the first step in creating a Healthy space. Besides adding to comfort when crawling across the floor, it also allows the vapor barrier to better resist tearing or punctures.
The “Stack Effect” affects Air Quality in Muldraugh Home
The natural airflow in a house is from bottom to top. This sucks the moist air and everything in it up into the living areas of the home. Mold spores, odors, humidity and critters create a very unhealthy environment for people. Many people are allergic to these things, and experience a host of symptoms and don't realize that their dirt crawl space is affecting their health.
Better Indoor Air Quality through Crawlspace Encapsulation
“Poor indoor air quality can cause short-term problems such as coughing, headaches and dizziness, and can contribute to and worsen chronic breathing problems.” ~John L. Kirkwood, President & CEO, American Lung Association. A vapor barrier slows or prevents the evaporation of ground moisture into the crawl space air. If coupled with a waterproofing system, moisture and water can be expelled from the crawl space before it can cause problems. No more rot, rust, mold, odors, insects or other moisture-related problems.
Muldraugh Home Gets Semi-Conditioned Crawlspace
A vapor barrier, by its nature, resists the passage of air. By stopping air movement from the ground, it can also turn your crawlspace into a semi-conditioned space – one that is close to the temperature of the living spaces above. When that occurs, your floors feel warmer in winter and your energy bills go down. A vapor/air barrier can also slow or block most of the movement of harmful gases, such as radon, from the soil. Coupled with a radon mitigation system (in the event that radon is present in higher than acceptable levels), a vapor barrier can significantly reduce radon levels in the home.
Muldraugh Crawlspace was Family's Allergy Culprit
The “Clay Bowl Effect” can also be lowering your air quality, too. The stagnant water under your foundation creates a musty, muddy crawlspace where mold and other allergens can hide out. These mold and mildew particles are then mixed into the dusty, dry air from rest of the house through the duct system and the end result is an allergy cocktail that can leave our families feeling lousy.
Muldraugh Home Gets Usable Storage Space in Crawlspace
Here, you can see that the installation experts have been able to stop moisture from passing through the floor. This combination of vapor barrier over dimple roll will allow for servicemen to use the space without damage, and it has transformed the crawl space into usable storage space.
Muldraugh Home is now a Healthy Space not just a Crawlspace
We’re committed to increasing the environmental quality of every home in Muldraugh, KY and the CleanSpace system is just one of the products that can help. Our System Design specialists would be happy to recommend ways to mitigate mold in your crawlspace, remove unwanted moisture, and keep creepy crawlies from living in your crawlspace. If you’d like to learn more about our environmental quality enhancing products to make your crawlspace into a Healthy Space, please visit us at https://www.healthyspacessystems.com/ or click on our Free Estimate button for an appointment!