Frequently Asked Questions
The short answer is yes. While builders once believed crawl space vents allowed air and moisture to move freely out of the crawl space, they actually invite more moisture in. This can lead to issues like condensation, damaged insulation, fungus growth, and rotting building materials.
We recommend installing a dehumidifier in the crawl space — but only after having all crawl space vents sealed. Otherwise, you’ll have a dehumidifier that’s trying to dehumidify the outdoors!
We typically install a dehumidifier at the end of a crawl space encapsulation project. Crawl space encapsulation involves 1) removing any standing water or fungus, 2) air sealing and applying spray foam insulation, 3) installing a vapor barrier along the floor and walls, and 4) installing an ATMOX dehumidifier to keep moisture levels under control. The ATMOX system provides state-of-the-art dehumidification that you can monitor as needed from the comfort of your living space.
Again, our answer is yes. It’s best to treat the crawl space like the other living spaces in your home if you want optimum indoor air quality, efficiency, and comfort. Insulation and moisture barriers are excellent solution for crawl spaces because they offer not only moisture remediation but temperature control as well.
Ants invade homes looking for food and water. So if you leave dirty dishes in the sink, food residue on your counters, or crumbs on the floor, you’re essentially inviting meal-seeking ants into your home. This becomes a problem when those ants set up their nests in your walls, on your lawn, and around your home’s foundation.
Ant infestations are a pretty big deal. One of the biggest problems related to ants is food contamination. Ants carry bacteria on their bodies, which spreads when they crawl in your sink and across your countertops. Now, only a few ant species carry insect-borne diseases, but finding any ants in your home is an unpleasant surprise.