Indianapolis Crawl Space Moisture Control and Repair Services
Crawl Space Moisture Control, Mold, & Odors in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Ohio.
A home or office’s crawl space often gives off excessive moisture that, when left untreated, can lead to mold growth, musty odors, and significant structural damages. But with our crawl space solutions in Indianapolis, you can rest assured knowing that nothing harmful is growing beneath the floors of your home or business location.
Professional Repair Team
American Basement Solutions repairs and installs systems that will help you have a clean and dry, odor-free, hygenic crawl space. Our team will look for the source of moisture and, if it’s a crack on the floor, they will immediately fix it. For long-lasting results, they may install an encapsulation system or a dehumidifier to help protect your crawl space from further moisture and poor air quality.
Crawl Space Dehumidifier
Most crawl spaces can benefit from a reliable and durable dehumidifier to dry the air inside them. Excessive humidity can rot the wooden parts of a crawl space, and, of even greater concern, can cause a roster of health problems. With the help of a dehumidifier, moisture can be controlled, and good air quality can be restored. Also, this leads to a healthier home, as you protect your family from the risk of mold growth and allergies that poor air quality coming from the crawl space can cause.
We provide these services to homes and offices in Indianapolis, as well as in Illinois, Kentucky, and Ohio. Contact us today to get a FREE ESTIMATE.
Protects Your Home From:
- Crawl Space Mold & Mildew
- Bugs, Critters, & Rodents
- Crawl Space Structural Damage
- CrawlSpace Odor
- Higher Energy Costs
- Poor Indoor Air Quality
- Cold Floors
Our AmeriBrite Encapsulation System seals out crawl space moisture by sealing the crawlspace earth and walls with a heavy crawl space vapor barrier, closing the crawl space vents, and conditioning the crawl space. Learn more about our encapsulation system and other available crawl space solutions in Indianapolis, today.
Crawl Space Mold & Crawl Space Odors
The crawlspace dirt floor emits moisture and odors into the air, which is compounded by the high summer humidity that enters the crawl via the crawl space vents. Excessive moisture in the crawl space leads to mold growth, musty odors, and structural damage. CLICK HERE for more info on Mold Growth.
The airflow mechanics of a house is from bottom to top, this is called “stack effect”. This means that as warm air rises, replacement air is sucked from the lowest part of a house. Nearly 40% of the air on the first floor comes from your crawl space. Each time the furnace comes on, the mold spores and musty odors in the crawl space air is pulled into these ducts (which are most often in the crawl space) and spread throughout the home.
Most crawl spaces can benefit from, and some need a reliable dehumidifier to dry the crawlspace air.
Why should I encapsulate my crawl space?
Vented, dirt crawl spaces have a negative impact on indoor air quality
Moisture ruins houses by providing hospitable environment for mold, fungi, and insects that destroy wood framing. Moisture also buckles hardwood floors.
Floors won’t be cold in the winter, and the house won’t feel muggy in the summer.
Encapsulating your crawl space can reduce your energy bills by up to 20%, according to Advanced Energy’s research.
Encapsulating the ground odors and moisture prevents the air system from spreading mold spores and odors into the first floor.
For crawl spaces with easy access, a usable storage space is created.
Humid air in the summer increases the load on your air conditioning. Duct work will rust and deteriorate in a vented crawl space.
Some utility companies offer rebates. The federal government occasionally offers tax incentives for home performance improvements. Some state and local governments offer incentives as well.
An encapsulated crawl space is an attractive selling feature. A damp or moldy crawl space will cost you more by de-valuing your home in the minds of a buyer.
Crawl Space Drainage System – DrainRite
If you have standing water or puddles in your crawl space, then you need to pump the water out. Some crawl spaces don’t leak when it rains hard. Many crawlspace foundations leak and many crawl spaces flood. The first thing that must be done with a wet crawl space is install a sump pump. A sump pump alone will not keep the water from pooling throughout the crawl space. DrainRite Crawl Space Drainage System is needed to facilitate the water from around the perimeter to the sump pump. A trench is dug around the perimeter and a perforated corrugated drainage pipe is installed in the trench. If no gravel is in the crawl space, then lava rock is brought in to fill in around the drainage pipe. DrainRite carries a Lifetime Transferrable Warranty against standing water in your crawl space.
- Clean & Dry
- Strong & Durable
- Secure & Lockable
- Looks Great
Crawlspace access wells are usually ugly and deteriorated; they let in rain, leaves and debris. Additionally, the wood frames doors rot and do not have an airtight seal. The Turtl™ is a crawl space access well and door combined.
The Turtl is available in three attractive colors: beige, brown and green.
Wood Component Repair and Replacement
The costly side effect of crawl space moisture is the repair and replacement of the floor framing system. The floor joists, girders, beams, sill plate, and band board are all affected by wood rot and termite damage. This rotting wood condition can result in drywall and plaster cracks, hard to close windows and doors, and sloping, sagging, or uneven floors.
We repair and replace floor joists, beams, and sill plates – basically the entire floor framing system under your house. We install seal plates, floor joists, center beams, sub-floor, etc according to new construction standards and raise all homes up to their original positions. Many homes have simply been built spanning too much distance from support point to foundation and need “Helper” Beams and piers. We have been noted as the “Cadillac” of wood repair by many Indiana home inspectors. No one in the industry has more completed projects and installation with regards to structural floor repairs than American Basement Solutions. Click Here To Read More