As warm air rises, cool air from the crawlspace is sucked into the living areas of your home. This is called the “stack effect”, it’s the same way a chimney works. This, combined with other factors, means a significant amount of the air you breathe actually came from your crawlspace. By reducing moisture, soil gases, mold, mildew and improving the overall air quality in your crawlspace, the air you breathe in your home will be cleaner and healthier. When your Southeast Michigan home needs crawlspace encapsulation services, turn to the experts at Foundation Restoration.
Molds produce allergens, irritants, and potentially toxic substances. Mold is present in every home, as well as outdoors, but without moisture, it cannot grow to harmful levels.
A dirt/stone crawlspace is by far the #1 source of moisture in any home, letting in gallons of water each day in the form of water vapor. The MOISTURE SHIELD system will eliminate this source of moisture and help get rid of musty smells from mold and mildew. Mold and dust mites must have excessive humidity to survive.
Your main weapon against dust mites in your home is controlled humidity levels. The MOISTURE SHIELD system will seal out moisture from your crawlspace and give your home a healthy conditioned environment your family deserves! In addition, the MOISTURE SHIELD with the insulation package will provide warmer floors and lower energy bills with savings up to 40%. A dry, warm, and healthy home is a happy home. Call Foundation Restoration today to schedule your appointment and keep your home safe!
The team at Foundation Restoration provides high-quality, affordable crawlspace encapsulation services across the greater Detroit metro area and all throughout Southeast Michigan and into Northwest Ohio. Our team is available in:
For a full list of the areas we serve, head over to our service area page. Then call Foundation Restoration today to schedule your service and receive a free quote.
There are many different symptoms of a failing drainage system here are a few examples.
A wet or damp crawlspace is detrimental to your home and family’s health. Wet crawlspaces with a relative humidity (RH) level over 60% will support mold growth. If the relative humidity exceeds 90% the wood that supports your home will begin to rot. Even without standing water these humidity levels can be very easily reached. Sealing your home off from the damp ground is the answer!
Rainfall will seek the lowest point of your property which is often the ground in your crawlspace. Even with the proper grading and gutter systems, water can find its way into your crawlspace. The professionals at Foundation Restoration are experts at crawlspace sump pumps and drainage systems.
The humidity levels in your crawlspace directly affect the condition of the wood that supports your home. When the moisture content in beams and floor joist exceed 20% they start to warp and decay. If the moisture content exceeds 28% the integrity of the wood becomes compromised and will rot. These moisture levels will result in costly repairs that could be avoided.
Rotted or warped beams and floor joist along with inadequate supports are the leading causes of sloping and unlevel floors. Foundation Restoration specializes in stabilizing and lifting your home’s floors. We repair beams, joist, stanchion supports, sill plates, rim joist and subfloors.
Model 1850 and 1852 Keeping the relative humidity under 60% is important for your family’s health. Mold, mildew and allergens thrive in high humidity. The Superior Air System is a commercial grade dehumidifier that takes 95 pint of water out of the air per day! Leaving your home healthy and dry!Learn More
Sump pumps are often the most important factor in keeping your basement dry. At Foundation Restoration we offer cutting edge sump pump systems that include 24/7 monitoring and real-time performance data along with backup systems for power outages. Leaving you to REST when Mother Nature is giving her best.Learn More
There are several ways the structural integrity of your house can be compromised. The most common are: unstable soil, excessive moisture, rotted wood, and under engineered floor systems. Foundation Restoration offers full service structural repair that not only correct these issues, but will stabilize and help prevent further damage to your home.Learn More