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Is Your Crawl Space Safe for Humans or a Haven for Pests?

By June 7, 2021September 7th, 2022News

When you think of crawl spaces, what comes to mind? If you envision a musty, drippy, dark area lurking beneath your house, then it may be time for crawl space sealing. Perhaps you’re reluctant to visit the crawl space because these signs and symptoms are becoming noticeable:

  • Mold sightings.
  • Mildew/musty smell in basement or crawl space.
  • Spongy or separating floors.
  • Heating and cooling bills are spiking.
  • Damp or wet insulation.
  • Condensation on windows, giving the appearance of sweaty windows.
  • Increased insect sightings.

Unsealed crawl spaces create an ideal environment for all sorts of flora and fauna to make your home their home. Rodents, ants, spiders, termites, and other multi-legged creatures seek out ideal living conditions, and your unfinished crawl space is a preferred location. Additionally, moisture seeping in through your porous cement foundation provides the perfect environment for mold, mildew, and other fungi to claim your space. The result: you’ll build an excellent habitat for creatures that has a negative effect on your home and your family.

Even if you haven’t spotted these problems, your crawl space is still vulnerable – especially in the warmth and humidity of the Birmingham area! Now is the time for crawl space sealing before critters creep in.

Once the crawl space sealing system is completed, you can expect many of the following long-term benefits:

  • Protection from mold.
  • Improve air quality.
  • Avoid structural damage.
  • Reduce energy costs.
  • Greater home comfort year round.
  • Keeping a wide variety of pests out.

A bonus: combined with wall and attic insulation, homeowners can increase energy efficiency and reduce utility bills.

Don’t let your crawl space turn into a dungeon! The EcoLogical Insulation team of Birmingham has a sealed crawl space system designed to protect your home. Contact EcoLogical Insulation of Birmingham today!