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Crawl Spaces

Crawl Space Solutions in Wake Forest, Raleigh, Chapel Hill & the Triangle

Most homeowners don't usually want to think about their crawl space because it's a dark and scary place. Pettyjohn's understands your fears and is ready to eliminate them. With the appropriate drainage and moisture control repairs, a crawl space can become a clean and healthy environment that you can actually use. 

The Advantages of Crawl Space Encapsulation

Healthy Indoor Environment

Did you know that over 40% of the air that you breathe on the first floor of the home comes from the crawl space? Because of this, crawl space waterproofing and encapsulation is essential to your family's health. In homes with crawl spaces, the living area is so close to the crawl space that moisture and unsafe air infiltrate the home, causing potential health hazards.

Once the crawl space is encapsulated, your interior and exterior spaces will be much safer to live in. With the absence of hazardous substances (e.g. mold and bacteria) the quality and environment of your property will improve.

A Decrease in Energy Consumption

Leaks, holes, and other tiny gaps are common causes of rising energy bills. Because of these spaces, it is difficult for your heating or cooling systems to maintain efficiency. The majority of these gaps are found in your crawl space. Once the crawl space is encapsulated your heating and cooling systems will no longer have to fight against outside air coming into the crawl space - giving you the upper hand on your energy consumption.

Stronger Structure

The encapsulation material can also be your crawl space fortification. Whenever it rains, it is easy for your crawl space to get wet. Depending on where it is located, water can also pool in this area. Encapsulating the crawlspace will keep it dry. At this rate, you will not have to spend money on expensive repairs due to moisture buildup.

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Mold & Pests Prevention

When your crawl space is moisture-free, it will be difficult for mold and mildew to manifest. Plus, pests that live in dark and damp spaces cannot live in a moisture-free area, forcing them to find a habitat elsewhere. In addition, this will prevent wood rot and smelly odors penetrating your property.

Increases Your Home's Resale Value

Today's home buyer wants to purchase a home that is energy efficient, clean, and healthy. By encapsulating your crawl space you can offer all of these advantages and set yourself apart from the other homes for sale. 

Crawl Space Problems and Their Solutions

At Pettyjohn's, we help our customers in Wake Forest, Raleigh, Chapel Hill & the Triangle by getting to the root of the problem.

  • Crawl Space Drainage System -If there are issues with standing water, we begin by installing a perimeter drainage system prior to the encapsulation process. We then run this drainage system into our GrateSump™ Sump Pump System to remove the water from the crawl space.
  • DimpleShield Drainage Matting - This dimpled plastic material may be used on high footings or concrete floors to assist with crawl space drainage issues.
  • Crawl Space Vent Covers -Most crawl spaces have been vented due to antiquated building codes. We now know that venting a crawl space creates big problems and it's necessary to seal any vents or areas where outside air can get in. We have patented crawl space vent covers to solve this issue.
  • CrawlShield™ Encapsulation System -To complete the process of sealing the crawl space, we install a patented crawl space encapsulation system to completely eliminate vapors and odors rising from the ground; creating a layer of protection between the dirt floor and your living space which also helps in lowering your home's heating bills while making the upper levels living spaces more comfortable.
  • Crawl Space Dehumidification System -After the area is sealed, the moisture level will need to be controlled and brought down to a relative humidity below 50%, using our high-efficiency dehumidification systems.

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If you are in need of work on your crawl space, call 919-289-8381 today and one of our team members will be happy to schedule a time for your estimate.

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