Reasons to Consider a Crawlspace Renovation [infographic]

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Reasons to Consider a Crawlspace RenovationIf your home has a crawlspace, you probably don’t spend much time in it or even think about it. It is not a place you are tempted to visit unless you must – it is dark, dirty and who knows what may be in there. Crawlspaces don’t have to be scary places, and the healthier your crawlspace is after a professional crawlspace renovation, the healthier your whole home will be. This is because about 50% of the air in your home comes from the crawlspace. If your crawlspace is damp and moldy, this can greatly affect the air quality of your home.

Beyond indoor air quality, there are many reasons to consider crawlspace renovation:

  • Improved energy efficiency: By reducing humidity levels and temperature extremes, you can actually improve the energy efficiency of your heating and cooling systems, saving you money on operating costs.
  • Improved indoor comfort: Your heating and cooling system will be able to work more effectively when your crawlspace is less humid and more temperature regulated.
  • Better structure protection: Humidity is hard on the structural integrity of your home’s foundation, support beams and floor joists.
  • Reduced likelihood of insect infestation: A stronger structure and lower humidity levels deter wood destroying insects like termites, carpenter ants and powder post beetles. Other insects that are attracted to moist environments are less likely to move in as well.
  • Reduced likelihood of mold and mildew problems: Mold and mildew need moisture to grow and a severe mold overgrowth can even harm the structure of your home.

Reasons to Consider a Crawlspace Renovation [infographic]

A crawlspace renovation is a cost-effective way to protect your home from many threats. A properly installed vapor barrier blocks moisture from the soil, reducing humidity. A dehumidifier can reduce humidity levels even more, making your crawlspace a healthier and less scary part of your home.

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