Your vented, dirt crawl space is the perfect shelter for all sorts of unwanted guests. Raccoons, opossums, stray cats, squirrels find in the dark, hidden crawl space the perfect shelter. It is warm enough during the winter, and much cooler than the outside during the summer. Rats and mice find the soft fiberglass insulation commonly used between the floor joists quite suitable as a nest for their offspring. Snakes love the cool shelter, and the possibility of finding food there as well transforms your crawl space in a type of "bed and breakfast" for them.
Termites and carpenter ants find the soft, moist wood quite appetizing, as well as spiders, dust mites and many other pests.
Besides being a nuisance, wildlife and pests in the crawl are also a threat to your family's health and safety, as well as to the structural integrity and market value of your home.
Even if your crawl space is free of uninvited guests, the biggest problem remains: the moisture which favors mold growth and dry rot, which overtime causes serious damage to floor joists and wooden structures. A vented, dirt crawl space is also a huge source of energy waste.
If your home sits on a dirt, vented crawl space you are literally wasting money every day in high energy bills and property damage. Call Alabama Foundation Specialists for a Free Crawl Space Encapsulation Estimate and learn how our CleanSpace System can help you solve all these problems at once, giving you a clean, healthy and pest free crawl space, and making your home up to 18% more energy efficient! With offices in Hunstville, and Irondale, we service homeowners throughout Alabama.