Secure Your Crawl Space with TerraFirma
Crawl Space Encapsulation
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If you are like most homeowners, you do not give much thought to your crawl space. In homes without a basement, a crawl space allows easy access to plumbing, heating and cooling systems, and electrical wiring.
But this out-of-sight, out-of-mind area can be a haven for high humidity and moisture. Your crawl space can play host to a number of problems that affect the value of your home and your quality of life, from pests, mold, and odor to wood rot and poor air quality.
At TerraFirma Foundation Systems, we have encountered every home problem you can imagine, and your crawl space is no exception. Since 2005, our local experts have partnered with homeowners across the Pacific Northwest to deliver peace of mind and protect the investment they have made in their homes.
TerraFirma offers comprehensive encapsulation solutions to keep your crawl space clean, dry, and secure from outside threats. Our unique products and services keep out destructive moisture while greatly improving your indoor air quality. In most homes, TerraFirma can even turn your crawl space into a clean, watertight area suitable for storage.
Fix it with TerraFirma, your partner in bringing your home back to life.
How Can We Help?
Signs your Crawl Space needs Encapsulation
Schedule a free inspection of your crawl space with your local Terrafirma System Design Specialist today and find out how we can deliver a permanent fix.
Crawl space encapsulation is a popular choice for many homeowners in rainy climates who want to improve indoor air quality, protect your crawl space from moisture, and keep energy costs down.
Among the signs that your crawl space might have mold, moisture, or water damage that could lead to structural or air quality issues are:
- Torn vapor barriers or vapor barrier puddles
- Condensation or standing water
- Wet insulation
- Wood rot in floor joists
- Visible mold
- Cracks in the foundation
- Bowed floors
- High electric bills
- A musty odor
Torn vapor barriers and vapor barrier puddles mean moisture and possibly unhealthy air quality in your home.
Crawl Space Condensation?
Crawl space condensation can lead to structural damage, mold problems, and increased allergens.
Does your home tend to be humid? It could be a sign of crawl space condensation and moisture.
Venting Your Crawl Space?
Crawl space venting can cause moisture, mold, and rot. We can help you fix these issues and restore healthy air quality.
Wet insulation is a sign of crawl space humidity, and creates the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew.
Wood Rot In Floor Joists?
Moisture in your crawl space can cause your floor joists to rot.
Water In The Crawl Space?
Water in your crawl space causes humidity, which can lead to mold and rot.
Crawl Space Mold Issues
Mold in your crawl space can compromise the air quality in the rest of of your home.
Crawl Space Foundation Cracks?
Cement foundations can crack vertically, horizontally, or in a stair-step pattern.
Creaking floors and rattling wall hangings may be a sign of a crawl space structural problem.
Floor Joist Repair?
Sagging or uneven floors are a symptom of over spanned floor joists.
Crawl Space Door Issues?
A loose crawl space door can cause high humidity as well as insect and mold problems.
High Electric Bills?
Paying too much for electricity? It could be a sign of a crawl space problem.
How Can We Help?
Root Causes of pests, mold, & odor
in your Crawl Space
Water that seeps into your crawl space can serve as a breeding ground for pests, mold, and odor. When it does, your quality of life suffers from poor air quality and inefficient heating to damage to property and your home. Crawl space encapsulation by TerraFirma can help you address these common issues.
Crawl Space Vents
Open crawl space vents are an invitation for moisture. This damp environment is a perfect incubator for wood rot, mold, mildew, and dust mites. You might notice higher electricity bills as a result of a failing crawl space vent. A professional inspection can identify whether your crawl space vents need to be repaired.
Exposed dirt in your crawl space absorbs odor and moisture like a sponge, and moisture from dirt can get trapped in a closed area like a crawl space. As the damp soil dries, a musty smell and damp air rise through your home to change the relative humidity. This can lead to mold, affecting the life and health of your loved ones
When wood floors warp, the problem might go all the way down to the subfloor. Water condensation and leakage can also seep through the crawl space to the subfloor. If your subfloor has been compromised, you might notice squeaky or bowed floors, which are not only unattractive but can also pose hazards to your family.
Once your crawl space is wet, it stays wet. Prolonged exposure to moisture weakens the wooden beams that support your home, damaging and warping the structure. Water can seep into the cement of your home’s foundation, where seasonal freezing and thawing will form cracks. If you live in a flood zone or an area that gets a lot of rain, check your crawl space for signs of water at least twice a year and after storms and heavy rain.
Without a properly performing drainage system, water from your roof and gutters pours directly into the soil surrounding your home. Poor drainage in your crawl space can lead to expensive foundation repairs if not addressed promptly.
TerraFirma’s Crawl Space
Scheduling a free inspection with your local TerraFirma System Design Specialist is the first step toward a permanent fix for pest, odor, and moisture problems in your crawl space. Your System Design Specialist will conduct an onsite evaluation of your crawl space, walking you through every step of the inspection. The specialist will use animations, videos, and images to illustrate the specific solutions we recommend for your home.
Once you are ready to begin with the repairs, we collect an upfront deposit, and a Customer Experience Advocate helps you select a start date for your project. Don’t worry about the necessary permits or neighborhood logistics – TerraFirma takes care of it all.
On the big day, you can expect a fully stocked truck with an expert production crew that has been briefed on your specific job. A foreman will lead the crew through the process and serve as a resource to answer any questions.
When the repair work is complete, your foreman will do a thorough final inspection with you. We always ask our clients to leave us a review on Google, Yelp, the BBB, Angie’s List, or Facebook and refer TerraFirma to friends and family who are experiencing problems with their foundations, basements, or crawl spaces.
TerraFirma’s award–winning service and products are backed by extensive warranties that are fully transferable. In the unlikely event that you have a follow–up repair issue, we are here to help. If your solution required a sump pump, drainage system, or anything else that needs upkeep, you may benefit from regular maintenance with the TerraFirma Service Department.