CRAWL SPACE SERVICES
If it's not inside the house, it doesn't matter.
A damp and moldy crawl space can cause structural damage to your property, rotting wood framing and degrading your insulation, especially if it's fiberglass. It can also attract insects, dust mites and other pests.
There's also the fact that up to 40% of the air you breathe on the first floor comes from the crawl space! The poor quality air caused by excess moisture in your crawl space, the appearance of mold and mildew, and other allergens are still hurting you.
Why does this happen?
The air from the crawl space or basement gets to the first floor due to something called the stack effect (or chimney effect).
The warm air of a home rises and is expelled through the attic. That air must be replenished. From where? Some of it comes in through doors and windows but most comes from the basement or crawl space.
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Save in energy bills, prevent mold, and breathe easy with Alligator Insulation’s Crawl Space services.
Get a Clean and Dry Crawl Space
Excess moisture is one of the main issues with crawl spaces and you must take the necessary precautions to avoid damages caused by this. Any water accumulated in your crawl space, will travel upward, going through the floorboard, drywall and insulation. This can cause severe safety and health problems for you and your family.
Crawl Space Encapsulation or a Vapor Barrier Installation can keep excess moisture at bay, helping to prevent problems with mold and other health issues.
At Alligator Insulation we offer you different services to keep your crawl space dry and clean,
• Vapor Barrier Installation
• Floor Insulation
• Floor Air Ducts Insulation
• Air Ducts Replacement
• Rodent Proofing
Contact us today for a free estimate
How to Know your Crawl Space Has Excess Moisture Issues?
If you notice a few of these things happening to you or at your home, then you should call Alligator Insulation so that we can perform an inspection and come up with a battle plan against moisture that also includes rodent proofing, and fits your budget.
• Cold floors
• Visible signs of rust and rot in crawl space
• Unpleasant odors
• Mildew and molds on floors and walls of first-floor closets
• Peeling paint on home exterior
• Pests infestation
• Asthma and other respiratory discomforts
Contact us today if you’re experiencing any of these.
Vapor Barrier Installation vs. Crawl Space Encapsulation
At Alligator Insulation we have the experience and expertise to offer you both services.
A vapor barrier installation or encapsulation in your crawl space can stop hundreds of gallons of ground water per year from entering and damaging your home.
A vapor barrier installation prevents moisture from evaporating into the crawl space, keeping it dry and avoiding the appearance of mold and mildew.
This installation process consists in laying down 6mm black plastic called Visqueen throughout the floor. It’s important to highlight that vents aren’t sealed during this process.
If paired with a good waterproofing system, moisture in the crawl space can be completely avoided before it causes any problems.
Crawl space encapsulation is a great option to turn a moldy, dirty, damp crawl space into a dry and clean space.
The difference between vapor barrier and encapsulation is that during this process the entire space is sealed in white plastic, including vents, seams and junctions. This makes your crawl space 100% waterproof, reducing all risks of mold and saving up to 20% in your energy bill.
An encapsulation service may also include the installation or replacement of floor and air ducts insulation.
Contact us today and see which option is better for your home
Why Get Air Ducts Insulation?
Close to 25% of the energy you use to cool your home disappears through leaky ductwork.
You’re wasting your money.
The best way to reduce this is to get duct insulation for your crawl space.
You don’t heat or cool your crawl space. It’s an unconditioned space. If you have ductwork there, in summer these ducts are significantly hotter than the inside of your home. The cool air of your A/C unit will get warmed up when it passes through the hot ducts. This is what makes your energy bill skyrocket.
Leaky ducts are also a problem as they can create indoor air quality problems. Drawing crawl space air into the air supplied to the living space can introduce allergens and other air quality issues.
Contact us today and start saving money
Crawl Space Services Made Easy
1. Walk and Inspection
The lead technician will walk around and inspect the current conditions of your crawl space to develop a plan of action.
2. Insulation Removal
If there's crawl space insulation, it will be completely removed to be as thorough with the cleaning service as possible.
3. Crawl Space Cleaning
After the insulation has been removed or if there was no insulation, the team will start cleaning.
4. Sanitizing & Decontamination
Once the insulation has been removed and the Crawl Space is clean, we'll use a family-friendly sanitizer to decontaminate all surfaces, especially if there were traces of rats or rodents.
5. Reparation, Sealing and Rodent Proofing
We will repair or replace any existing leaky ducts and seal any cracks or holes where pests or water could enter. Then we will insulate and seal everything, the floor, the ducts, around pipes and power lines, vents, and cracks in the foundation.
6. Site Cleanup
After the crawl space encapsulation has been installed and the service is complete, we'll clean up all
our work area. You'll forget we were ever there!
7. Post Job Walkthrough
After all materials and equipment has been loaded on to the trucks, the lead technician will walk with you around the house to make sure there has been no damage to your home, and everything was done properly.
Want to breathe safely and save money?
Contact us today.
Alligator Insulation will provide you with everything you need for a dry and clean crawl space.
How can we help?
We provide the highest quality Insulation, and green rodent control services available, at the most affordable price possible. Our goal is to help you and your family enjoy a sanitary, rodent-free environment where you can feel safe, secure and healthy.
We will make it our priority to find out exactly what your concerns are, and to address the issue in the most practical way possible. We know your home is your castle, and we want you to feel safe and secure. We know that your family’s health and security is important, and this is why we strive to offer the best long-term rodent control solutions available. We are confident you will be completely satisfied with the quality of our service, and this is why we offer a Guarantee on all rodent prevention service.