Crawl Space Remediation Solutions in Halifax and Central Nova Scotia
A crawl space isn’t meant to be lived in, but it’s also not meant to be damp, dirty or moldy.
Rarely are crawl spaces friendly environments for the people living above them. They can be havens for mold, bacteria, odors, insects and rodents. Whether your crawl space has a dirt floor or concrete, if it’s damp, musty or moldy, we have a solution for you!
A damp crawl space can cause structural damage to your home and cause mold to grow.
Exposed earth underneath your home is a recipe for problems for not only the integrity of your home, but also your health. Crawl spaces are notoriously damp and sometimes even flood. This will cause rot and decay. This moisture can breed a variety of living organisms from mold spores to centipedes, spiders, rats and even snakes. Your home is more than just your largest investment, it’s also where you and your family live.
These are all signs that your crawl space needs some attention:
In the living area:
- Musty smells
- Cold floors
- Condensation and rot around floor registers
- Warping/buckling hardwood floors
- High humidity
- High heating and cooling costs
Inside the crawl space:
- Mold or moisture damage
- Condensation or “sweating” on air conditioning ductwork or equipment
- Condensation on pipes
- Wet insulation
- Hanging or fallen insulation
- Insect/pest infestations
- Rotten wooden framing
- Pooling water on the dirt or concrete floor
Our crawl space solutions serve as a blockade against invasive animals like: termites, beetles, rodents and snakes. These animals can cause exposed wood and other exposed materials to rot and decay, putting your home at risk.
Crawl space encapsulation
Crawl space encapsulation or sealing, is a proven solution to turn a damp, dirty, moldy crawl space into a clean, dry space where mold can’t grow.
Our professionals install specialized crawl space repair products to transform any “problem” crawl space into a dry, clean, mold free space.
If you’re a homeowner in Halifax (HRM) or central Nova Scotia between Antigonish and Digby, we can help you. Contact Aquatight Basements today so we can assess your crawl space and provide a real, workable plan to reclaim your space.
Mold, Allergies, and Toxins!
Mold and mildew causes those damp and musty smells. These are fungi that thrive in humid and moist conditions, such as your crawl space. Keeping humidity down lessens the chance of growing mold. Normally, mold will not grow at less than 50% humidity. Dehumidification is the key alongside fixing any groundwater, plumbing or other leaks as part of the strategy to eliminate mold or fungi in your crawl space.
Our crawl space and basement dehumidifiers offer a great value to homeowners. A Santa Fe brand dehumidifier from Aquatight saves around $250 each year in energy operating costs plus savings in HVAC costs. In addition to the energy savings over traditional dehumidifiers offered through big box home improvement stores, they will create a more comfortable living space.
Humidity levels typically range from 50%-90% in a crawl space. These are perfect conditions for mold to grow. We’ll help prevent mold in and around your home leaving less allergens in the air.
We serve Halifax (HRM), and central Nova Scotia between Antigonish and Digby.
Take care of your crawl space, before your crawl space issue, becomes a whole home issue and even a health issue.
If you have issues with your crawl space, we have solutions!