Restore Pros understands the science behind
your crawlspace humidity and mold issues. From the installation of vapor
barriers, dehumidifiers, or full encapsulations, we have the experience and
knowledge to create a customized plan to fit your home.
The Restore Pros Approach
Our approach is simple. Restore Pros will perform a thorough
inspection of the crawlspace inspecting for things like rot, mold,
efflorescence, sagging insulation, and drainage issues. We also review the home's exterior to provide an inclusive report to the property owner. Next, we’ll go over our
findings with you and show you multiple ways to correct the crawlspace issues.
We take great pride in doing things right and we understand that
many homeowners need crawlspace repairs with affordability. Restore Pros offers
our customers a good solid solution to their crawlspace problems that won’t
break the bank. Every crawl space is different, and we tailor our
recommendations based on that fact. Not a one-size-fits-all approach that
consist of encapsulation and dehumidification. We give our customers a solution
that will last a long time and doesn’t require regular maintenance.
you want your crawlspace repaired correctly with the ability to upgrade,
Restore Pros has the perfect solution for you.
Check out some of our services below.
Vapor barriers, also called moisture barriers, help to keep your crawlspace dry by
preventing water vapors from increasing the humidity under your house. High humidity is something we see a lot of most of the year here in Georgia, so a good vapor barrier that is properly installed is essential to maintaining a healthy crawlspace.
We typically install a standard 6 mil polyurethane sheeting that we use to completely cover the floor and sides of the crawlspace, according to industry standards. Since there are different types of sheeting, the choice of which barrier to use is always reserved to the homeowner. However, the expertise and care we take in making sure your crawlspace is dry never changes.
When a vapor barrier isn't enough, another component in humidity control is installing a dehumidifier. This simple machine can make a complicated issue a lot easier to manage by also helping to prevent mold and rot to your floor joists and sub-floor.
And with modern technology, instead of having to constantly check the crawlspace's moisture level, a homeowner has a helping hand with the right dehumidifier in place; some even have wi-fi capabilities for easier managing and monitoring from within the home.
Crawl space encapsulation is just one way to prevent harmful humidity and mold issues in your crawl space. Remove mold and repair crawl space under your house.
How do you know if you
have mold in your crawlspace?
To be honest, mold is everywhere, even outdoors, in, and under houses. But certain kinds of mold in large amounts can cause big problems for a property's structural integrity.
Most homeowners rarely, if ever, go in
their crawlspace, so damage can get a head start before it's even detected. And if you have had major water issues under your house, i.e. high humidity, there is a chance that there is some mold issue.
from mold can be detrimental to your home, so it is better to know about it
sooner than later.
Without visually checking your
crawlspace, here are a few signs that there may be
- Musty odors
- Sagging floors
When we do a crawlspace inspection, our
team at Restore Pros looks for several key indicators of mold growth,
water in crawlspace
or white, powdery substance
Some of our other solutions are soda blasting,
HEPA Vacuuming, cleaning agents, and elbow grease.
When microbial growth has become
detrimental to your home, Restore Pros takes swift action to get your home
fungi that grows after water damage can feed on wood and other surfaces in the
home, and these spores can aggravate allergies, or worse, if disturbed.
makes mold difficult to remove safely and completely. However, Restore Pros
specializes in crawlspace mold removal, and our number one priority is your
is why we use state-of-the-art remediation equipment to efficiently remove
toxic growth from residential and commercial properties.
Believe it or not, most of the crawlspaces we inspect do not need encapsulation. Many companies that claim to 'specialize' in crawl space repair know that the average homeowner doesn't know much about encapsulation, or crawlspaces, for that matter. So it's an easy scare tactic to get people to spend way more than is necessary on their repairs. We only recommend encapsulation as a last resort, and discuss all other options with our customers so they can make the best decision for their home.
Since all crawlspaces are different, encapsulation of a crawlspace can mean different things for different homes. Vapor barrier replacement is among the most common things that we see is needed in restoring a crawlspace, along with a few or all of the following:
Air sealing helps reduce condensation and the home's energy efficiency by sealing electrical, plumbing, and sub floor penetrations.
In most cases, some form of anti-microbial application is needed in cleaning the wood surfaces of a crawlspace. Anti-microbial treatment inhibits new mold growth and prevents any structural damage and potential health risks to occupants. Restore Pros assesses the amount of growth to properly apply the right method of mitigation, which is usually one or more of the following:
- Applying an environmentally safe chemical
- Soda blasting
Proper insulation is important to the energy efficiency of a home as it can help to relieve the load of an HVAC unit.
It is very important to remember that every crawlspace is unique,
so no two houses will have the same exact remediation plan or restoration
process. But with our repair jobs, we always begin with the necessary procedures, which
will determine if more methods are needed. Our primary remediation services
- Sealing and removing affected materials
- HEPA Vacuuming all affected surfaces
- Treating surfaces with anti-microbial to kill existing
growth if present
If necessary, we are also certified to:
- Apply encapsulation to
further prevent re-growth
- Investigate additional
sources of moisture and offer solutions
- Coordinate with other
licensed contractors to perform any other repairs
Repairing crawlspaces is no easy task, especially when damage in the crawlspace has affected other areas of a structure. High humidity and ongoing water damage can wreak havoc, and the most common issue we see is hardwood floor damage or sagging floors.
We are not your typical company that only offers a few services like vapor barrier installation and mold treatment. We are also to perform installation of dehumidifiers and insulation, along with mold cleaning. Here are some of the structural repair services we offer:
- Floor Joist Replacement
- Floor Leveling
- Foundation Drainage
- Floor Rot repairs
If you want your crawlspace or floors repaired correctly with the ability to upgrade, Restore Pros has the perfect solution for you.