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The Impact of Moisture in Crawlspaces: Preventing Mold and Structural Damage


If you are a homeowner, the last thing you want to worry about is damaged crawlspaces caused by moisture and humidity. Not only can this cause long-term damage, it can create an environment that’s ripe for mold buildup—a problem both expensive and unhealthy.  But with some preventive knowledge and work, structural deterioration from too much water in your home's crawlspace can be kept at bay. In this blog post, we'll explore how moisture affects your crawlspace, discuss why prevention should be part of your regular maintenance routine and provide specific tips on keeping moisture levels low in order to avoid [...]

The Impact of Moisture in Crawlspaces: Preventing Mold and Structural Damage2023-10-23T02:49:21-04:00

Guide to Sealing Crawlspace Vents


The Comprehensive Guide to Sealing Crawlspace Vents: Steps to a Healthier and More Energy-Efficient Home Crawlspace vents have been a traditional feature in many homes, thought to promote better ventilation and prevent moisture-related issues. However, research and advancements in building science have led to a shift in this perspective. Sealing crawlspace vents has become a popular solution to create a healthier, energy-efficient, and moisture-controlled crawlspace environment. In this blog, we will take you through the step-by-step process of sealing crawlspace vents, highlighting the benefits of this transformation for your home. Step 1: Assessing the Crawlspace: A thorough assessment of the [...]

Guide to Sealing Crawlspace Vents2023-10-23T02:49:37-04:00

9 Types of Waterproofing Methods


9 Types of Waterproofing Methods There are several types of basement waterproofing methods, each designed to address different types of water intrusion issues. Here is a list of the most common basement waterproofing methods: Exterior Waterproofing: Excavation and Waterproof Coating: This method involves excavating the soil around the foundation walls to apply a waterproof coating or membrane. The coating creates a barrier that prevents water from penetrating the foundation walls. French Drain System: A French drain is installed along the exterior perimeter of the foundation to collect and redirect water away from the basement. It consists of a perforated pipe [...]

9 Types of Waterproofing Methods2023-10-23T02:50:58-04:00

Long-Term Benefits of Basement Waterproofing


Long-Term Benefits of Basement Waterproofing for Charlotte Homeowners Protecting their most significant investment, their home is a top priority for Charlotte homeowners. While many focus on interior upgrades and curb appeal, noticing the often-neglected basement is crucial. Basement waterproofing is a proactive measure that provides long-term benefits, safeguarding your home's foundation and enhancing its overall value. In this blog, we'll explore the numerous advantages of basement waterproofing and why it's a smart investment for homeowners in Charlotte, NC. Preserve Your Home's Foundation: A dry and waterproofed basement is the first line of defense against potential foundation damage caused by water [...]

Long-Term Benefits of Basement Waterproofing2023-10-23T02:55:57-04:00

Hidden Dangers of Spray Foam Insulation


The Hidden Dangers: Spray Foam Insulation and Concealed Moisture Intrusion/Termite Damage While spray foam insulation offers numerous benefits for your crawlspace, it's essential to be aware of potential challenges that may arise when using this type of insulation. One such concern is how spray foam insulation can conceal moisture intrusion and termite damage, making it imperative to remain vigilant in maintaining your crawlspace's health. Concealed Moisture Intrusion: Spray foam insulation's exceptional sealing properties can be a double-edged sword. While it effectively prevents outside air and moisture from infiltrating your crawlspace, it can also trap existing moisture inside. This trapped moisture [...]

Hidden Dangers of Spray Foam Insulation2023-10-23T02:56:08-04:00

Benefits of Installing a Crawlspace Vapor Barrier


Protect Your Charlotte Home & Learn The Benefits of Installing a Crawlspace Vapor Barrier for Charlotte Homeowners As proud residents of Charlotte, NC, we understand homeowners' unique challenges in preserving their properties amidst the region's varying climate conditions. Your crawlspace, often overlooked but crucial to your home's well-being, requires extra attention to combat moisture-related issues that can impact your foundation and indoor air quality. At Freedom Crawlspace Services, your premier crawlspace contractor in Charlotte, we emphasize the importance of installing a crawlspace vapor barrier to ensure a healthier living environment and safeguard your investment.  Charlotte's Moisture Control Solution: Charlotte's humid [...]

Benefits of Installing a Crawlspace Vapor Barrier2023-10-23T02:56:35-04:00

Guide to Installing a Crawlspace Vapor Barrier


Step-by-Step Guide to Installing a Crawlspace Vapor Barrier: Do's and Don'ts A crawlspace vapor barrier is vital in protecting your home from excess moisture and potential structural issues. Installing a vapor barrier can help create a dry and healthy crawlspace environment, safeguarding your property's longevity and your family's well-being. In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through the step-by-step process of installing a crawlspace vapor barrier, covering the essential do's and don'ts to ensure a successful and effective installation. Step 1: Pre-Installation Preparation Do: Inspect the Crawlspace: Before starting the installation, thoroughly inspect the crawlspace for any existing moisture issues, [...]

Guide to Installing a Crawlspace Vapor Barrier2023-10-23T02:56:51-04:00

Components of a Crawlspace Dehumidifier


Understanding the Components of a Crawlspace Dehumidifier: A Comprehensive Guide by Freedom Crawlspace Services As the proud owners of a premier crawlspace contractor company in Charlotte, North Carolina, we are dedicated to providing top-notch crawlspace solutions to maintain a healthy and moisture-free environment in your home. We understand the significance of moisture control in preserving your property's structural integrity and ensuring your family's well-being. One of the key components of our crawlspace moisture control systems is the crawlspace dehumidifier. In this article, we'll provide a detailed exploration of the components of a crawlspace dehumidifier and their essential roles in ensuring [...]

Components of a Crawlspace Dehumidifier2023-10-23T02:57:21-04:00

Do I Need Insulation After Professional Crawlspace Encapsulation


Do I Need Insulation After Professional Crawlspace Encapsulation? A Guide by Freedom Crawlspace Services Welcome to the Freedom Crawlspace Services blog! As a trusted crawlspace company based in Charlotte, North Carolina, we understand that homeowners are often curious about the next steps after crawlspace encapsulation. Once your crawlspace has been professionally encapsulated with a vapor barrier and sealed for moisture control, you might wonder whether additional insulation is necessary. In this article, we'll delve into the topic and provide insights to help you make an informed decision for your home. Understanding Crawlspace Encapsulation: Crawlspace encapsulation is a proven method to [...]

Do I Need Insulation After Professional Crawlspace Encapsulation2023-10-23T02:57:34-04:00

DIY vs. Professional Crawlspace Encapsulation


DIY vs. Professional Crawlspace Encapsulation: Making an Informed Choice for Your Home As a leading crawlspace contractor based in Charlotte, North Carolina, we understand the importance of a well-maintained and protected crawlspace. Crawlspace encapsulation is a crucial step in ensuring a healthy and energy-efficient home. But the question arises: should you tackle this project yourself or hire a professional crawlspace contractor? In this blog, we'll explore the differences between DIY and professional crawlspace encapsulation to help you make an informed decision for your home. DIY Crawlspace Encapsulation: DIY crawlspace encapsulation involves homeowners taking on the task of sealing their crawlspace [...]

DIY vs. Professional Crawlspace Encapsulation2023-10-23T02:57:47-04:00
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