Did you know that up to 50% of the air you breathe comes from the crawl space? That means that those high energy bills, smells you can’t pinpoint, and occasional pests could be thriving below your feet. When you’re dealing with these issues, you’ll want to act ASAP. Waiting too long could put the health of you or your Denver, Colorado Springs, or Pikes Peak home at risk.
Our Crawl Space Repair & Encapsulation Solutions
Damage and moisture brewing in your crawl space will only get worse, not better, with time. Though the dry, arid conditions in Colorado may give the appearance that moisture isn’t an issue, crawl space doors and vents draw moisture into your crawl space and trap it there. Offsetting this crawl space construction flaw with the below solutions can be the investment that pays for itself over time.
Crawl Space Vapor Barrier
A vapor barrier is a valuable component of encapsulation, as it’s fit snug to the shape of your crawl space to keep moisture out, help regulate moisture levels inside, and improve energy efficiency. At Peak Structural, our vapor barriers are 20-mil thick at their thinnest point, rising above other vapor barriers on the market. While many crawl space companies secure a vapor barrier using destructive methods like staples, we secure it with adhesives to ensure a fully sealed crawl space.
Crawl Space Drainage System
While the Colorado drought may have you thinking you don’t need any drainage system in your crawl space—the tables may turn during a period of snowmelt or drought-breaking rain. A drainage system comes into the picture when the poorly drained clay soil around your foundation is overwhelmed with water. A drainage system collects the water and directs it to a sump pump, so it can’t flood your crawl space.
Crawl Space Sump Pump
A crawl space sump pump works with your crawl space drainage system to collect any moisture—whether it be rainwater or snowmelt and forces it safely away from your foundation. At Peak Structural, we also recommend a backup battery for your sump pump in case you lose power. You may never use it, but when you need it, you’ll really need it.
Crawl Space Dehumidifier
A crawl space dehumidifier is responsible for regulating the air quality in your crawl space, which will have a secondary effect on the health of your indoor air and your crawl space. Dehumidifiers perform best when they’re protected by a sealed crawl space door, and a vapor barrier. If your crawl space floods and you have a dehumidifier, that could ruin the device.
Protect Your Crawl Space Before It’s Too Late
The crawl space is an easy place in the home to overlook—but when it comes to damage to your home’s structure and quality of life, it stands tall and obvious. At Peak Structural, we’ll do the dirty work in the crawl space for you—we find a permanent solution for your home once, so you won’t have to worry again.
We understand it can be intimidating to face crawl space repairs, which is why we offer completely free inspections and quotes, with no obligation to book with us. Get started on repairing your Denver, Colorado Springs, or Pikes Peak crawl space today.