The quality of air your family breathes inside your home is significantly impacted by the quality of air present in your crawlspace. Crawlspaces are usually dank and moldy places. Foundation vents which were intended to let moisture out are actually contributing to this problem by bringing moisture in the crawlspace and allowing mold to grow. An ERS crawlspace examination focuses on all potential sources of moisture intrusion including…
Bulk rainwater from grading issues and low functioning gutters and downspouts
Penetrations in the foundation walls
Lack of or incomplete vapor barrier on crawlspace floor
Condensation occurring on ductwork and other surfaces
In addition to moisture intrusion we will also assess air sealing and insulation needs as well.
While crawlspace encapsulation is often the best way to ensure healthy air quality inside a home, our experienced staff can generate a strategy to best meet each family’s specific needs and budget, securing a healthier safer home for you and your family.
Can an older home be cozy in the winter and comfortable in the summer? Can an older home be Energy Star rated? From our experiences my neighbor Kathy and I say “yes!” The home must be well insulated and the holes must be sealed. We each had our homes tightened up by Energy Reduction Specialists (ERS) of North Carolina.