Crawl Space Restoration Remove mold and humidity from under your house. Call the restoration experts!
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
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
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
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 Rot repairs
If you want your crawlspace or floors repaired correctly with the ability to upgrade, Restore Pros has the perfect solution for you.
Why Restore Pros
Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) was tasked with weatherizing thousands
of homes, Restore Pros was selected as one of a handful of companies to perform
this work in Northeast Georgia. As part of our contract, we underwent training
at Southface Energy Institute.
As a general contractor for GEFA,
our company performed services like replacing insulation, air sealing,
installing vapor barriers, and performing blower door tests, in several hundred
homes across Northeast Georgia. All of our work underwent inspections by outside
agencies to ensure our work was up to GEFA’s standards.
And for over a decade, our work has continued to be tried and true around Athens and the surrounding communities. Our IICRC training in water
damage, structural drying, and mold remediation has set Restore Pros apart
from the competition. Our experience gives us the ability to devise an appropriate plan for
your crawl space instead of recommending a one-size-fits-all approach.
Most of the crawlspace work that is done moves like clockwork. Some factors, however, such as ductwork and plumbing, can affect the methods used and the amount of time it takes to complete the encapsulation or repair process. But since we are committed to providing quality, our customers are informed of any conditions discovered while completing the work.
Got questions about your
insurance claim? What many homeowners don't know is that certain causes of water or mold damage under houses are covered in their insurance policies. Restore Pros will always
stand with the homeowner and help to decipher the "mumbo-jumbo" of an
insurance policy. We review the policy to know exactly what can be done to
restore a home after water disasters. We are not trying to save the insurance
Utilizing the same software insurance adjusters use to
estimate the costs of property damage ensures that our homeowners are
knowledgeable about their claim
process and empowered to make the best decisions about the restoration of their home. Homeowners are not left to fend for
themselves when dealing with their insurance provider. Restore Pros will help
you navigate through the insurance claim process easier.
Restore Pros is a
professional and experienced restoration repair company, so
homeowners can save time, money and have peace of mind that the job was done
Cost of Crawl Space Encapsulation
The cost of crawlspace services we provide depends on many different factors. For example, we cannot not perform mold remediation without solving issues with any existing leaks. There have been crawl spaces as long as there have been homes. Preventing water from entering and evaporating in your crawl space will correct most crawl space issues.
Complete crawlspace restoration for an 1800 sq. ft. home will typically range from $5,000 to $12,000 dollars, depending on current conditions, size, accessibility, and the scope of work needed to correct your issues.
Got questions about your crawlspace needs?
Call Restore Pros today to schedule an inspection with us.
Restoration Company Reviews for Crawl Space Encapsulation
Very professional, thorough, and easy to work with.
FAQs related to Crawl Space Encapsulation
Can my carpet be saved?
Wet carpet can harbor bacteria depending on the type of water it was flooded with, and the amount of time it has been wet.. It can also begin to delaminate, which can prevent it from being re-installed. In all cases the wet pad needs to be removed and replaced. On occasion the carpet can be dried with-out replacing, but it needs to have a new pad underneath. Always make sure the carpet is completely dry before relaying it on the pad.
Will Restore Pros work with my insurance company?
Restore Pros works with all insurance companies to ensure that the restoration process is as smooth as possible. We understand that this can be a chaotic time, and we are there every step of the way to help you talk to the adjusters and get your home put back together as quickly as possible.