Crawl Space Repair in AL , including Huntsville, Mobile & Birmingham.
Crawl Space Repair

Understanding Crawl Space Humidity

a flooded basement floor in a Auburn home

Crawl space humidity has been plaguing homes in Alabama since they were first built. As the spaces becomes increasingly humid, moisture will condensate on the surfaces in your crawl space, leading to serious problems in your home.

Most of the problems traditionally associated with damaged, rotting crawl spaces are due to basic flaws in the ways that crawl spaces were designed.

We offer free crawl space repair quotes in Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery and many areas nearby. To schedule your free appointment, call or e-mail us today!

How Crawl Space Humidity Begins

illustration of air movement from a crawl space into the home

When the frame of your home was first built, it was a large wooden box, with few, if any, holes in it.

Then came the other contractors. As plumbers, electricians, HVAC workers, and countless other professionals began to work in your home, they began to cut channels in your walls and floors. Pipes, wires, cables, ducts, and other things were passed through, and your home's construction was completed.

Then, over time, your home began to expand and contract. The once-tight seams began to warp slightly, and more crevices and openings appeared. There are a lot of openings between your first floor and your crawl space!

In your home, warm air rises, leaving through your attic and upper floors. As this happens, a vacuum is created on the lower floors. Air from the outside -- and from your crawl space -- is pulled upwards to fill the space.

If you have crawl space vents, they will also become part of the air movement in your home. As air is pulled out of the crawl space and up into the home, new air will be pulled in through these vents.

Here's the key point: If the air outside is wet or humid, then your crawl space vents are bringing in moisture.

What Crawl Space Humidity Does To Your Home

mold and rot in a Montgomery crawl space

Crawl space humidity leads to all of the following problems in your home:

As humidity builds in your crawl space, it creates an ideal space for mold and rot to grow. As it does, all organic material in your crawl space will be damaged -- including wooden floorboards and support beams.

A rotting crawl space will begin to sag, creating uneven floors above. In some extreme cases, sections of the floor may even begin to cave in!

additionally, many pests (termites, carpenter ants, wood-eating beetles, crickets, et al.) love rotting, moldy wood. Your open vents will be an invitation for them to move in.

As the mold and rot increase, and animals begin to live (and die) in your crawl space, odors will begin to rise into your home along with the crawl space air. Mold spores are a known allergen, and they can significantly affect anyone in the home who suffers from asthma or allergies.

During the hot summer months, crawl space humidity will also increase your home's cooling bills. Have you ever seen water dripping from a window-mounted air conditioner? This is because a large part of the job of an air conditioner is to dehumidify the air it cools. Humid air is much more expensive to cool than dry air! And of course, that freezing cold winter air that enters through the crawl space vents isn't helping either....

Controlling Crawl Space Humidity

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Mold needs three important things to survive:

  1. Warmth
  2. Moisture
  3. Food

Of these, the easiest to control in your home is moisture.

Fortunately, controlling crawl space humidity is easy! At AFS (Alabama Foundation Specialists), a crew of our crawl space contractors can usually install a moisture control system in less than a day.

We recommend starting by sealing those crawl space vents, then following up by installing a crawl space vapor barrier on the walls and floors. A dehumidifier is a great finishing touch, drying out the space and helping you to preserve your home.

Click to read more about crawl space vapor barriers!

At AFS (Alabama Foundation Specialists), crawl space repair is our specialty, and we'd like to show you why we're the best. To help you decide which repairs are best for you, we offer free crawl space repair quotes to homeowners in our area.

We serve Alabama, including Florence, Madison, Vestavia Hills, Gadsden, Phenix City, Alabaster, Prattville and many areas nearby. To schedule your free quote, contact us today!

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Serving AL including the Greater Birmingham area
Our Alabama Service Area
Cities in Autauga County, AL
Autaugaville
Billingsley
Jones
Marbury
Prattville

Cities in Baldwin County, AL
Bay Minette
Bon Secour
Daphne
Elberta
Fairhope
Foley
Gulf Shores
Lillian
Little River
Loxley
Magnolia Springs
Montrose
Orange Beach
Perdido
Point Clear
Robertsdale
Seminole
Silverhill
Spanish Fort
Stapleton
Stockton
Summerdale

Cities in Barbour County, AL
Clayton
Clio
Eufaula
Louisville

Cities in Bibb County, AL
Brent
Brierfield
Centreville
Lawley
Randolph
West Blocton
Woodstock

Cities in Blount County, AL
Blountsville
Cleveland
Hayden
Locust Fork
Oneonta
Remlap

Cities in Bullock County, AL
Fitzpatrick
Midway
Perote
Union Springs

Cities in Butler County, AL
Forest Home
Georgiana
Greenville
Mc Kenzie

Cities in Calhoun County, AL
Alexandria
Anniston
Eastaboga
Jacksonville
Ohatchee
Oxford
Piedmont
Weaver
Wellington

Cities in Chambers County, AL
Five Points
Lafayette
Lanett
Valley

Cities in Cherokee County, AL
Cedar Bluff
Centre
Gaylesville
Leesburg

Cities in Chilton County, AL
Clanton
Jemison
Maplesville
Stanton
Thorsby
Verbena

Cities in Choctaw County, AL
Butler
Gilbertown
Jachin
Lisman
Needham
Pennington
Silas
Toxey
Ward

Cities in Clarke County, AL
Alma
Campbell
Carlton
Coffeeville
Dickinson
Fulton
Gainestown
Grove Hill
Jackson
Morvin
Thomasville
Whatley

Cities in Clay County, AL
Ashland
Cragford
Delta
Lineville
Millerville

Cities in Cleburne County, AL
Fruithurst
Heflin
Muscadine
Ranburne

Cities in Coffee County, AL
Elba
Enterprise
Jack
Kinston
New Brockton

Cities in Colbert County, AL
Cherokee
Leighton
Muscle Shoals
Sheffield
Tuscumbia

Cities in Conecuh County, AL
Castleberry
Evergreen
Lenox
Range
Repton

Cities in Coosa County, AL
Equality
Goodwater
Kellyton
Rockford
Weogufka

Cities in Covington County, AL
Andalusia
Florala
Gantt
Opp
Red Level
Wing

Cities in Crenshaw County, AL
Brantley
Dozier
Glenwood
Highland Home
Honoraville
Luverne
Rutledge

Cities in Cullman County, AL
Baileyton
Bremen
Crane Hill
Cullman
Hanceville
Holly Pond
Joppa
Logan
Vinemont

Cities in Dale County, AL
Ariton
Daleville
Fort Rucker
Midland City
Newton
Ozark
Skipperville

Cities in Dallas County, AL
Marion Junction
Minter
Orrville
Plantersville
Safford
Sardis
Selma

Cities in De Kalb County, AL
Collinsville
Crossville
Dawson
Fort Payne
Fyffe
Geraldine
Groveoak
Henagar
Ider
Mentone
Rainsville
Sylvania
Valley Head

Cities in Elmore County, AL
Coosada
Deatsville
Eclectic
Elmore
Millbrook
Tallassee
Titus
Wetumpka

Cities in Escambia County, AL
Atmore
Brewton
Flomaton

Cities in Etowah County, AL
Altoona
Attalla
Boaz
Gadsden
Gallant
Rainbow City

Cities in Fayette County, AL
Bankston
Berry
Fayette

Cities in Franklin County, AL
Hodges
Phil Campbell
Red Bay
Russellville
Spruce Pine
Vina

Cities in Geneva County, AL
Black
Chancellor
Coffee Springs
Geneva
Hartford
Malvern
Samson
Slocomb

Cities in Greene County, AL
Boligee
Eutaw
Forkland
Knoxville

Cities in Hale County, AL
Akron
Greensboro
Moundville
Newbern
Sawyerville

Cities in Henry County, AL
Abbeville
Clopton
Headland
Newville
Shorterville

Cities in Houston County, AL
Ashford
Columbia
Cottonwood
Cowarts
Dothan
Gordon
Pansey
Webb

Cities in Jackson County, AL
Bridgeport
Bryant
Dutton
Estillfork
Fackler
Flat Rock
Higdon
Hollytree
Hollywood
Langston
Paint Rock
Pisgah
Princeton
Scottsboro
Section
Stevenson
Trenton
Woodville

Cities in Jefferson County, AL
Adamsville
Adger
Bessemer
Birmingham
Brookside
Cardiff
Dolomite
Dora
Fairfield
Fultondale
Gardendale
Graysville
Kimberly
Leeds
Mc Calla
Morris
Mount Olive
Mulga
Pinson
Pleasant Grove
Trafford
Trussville
Warrior

Cities in Lamar County, AL
Beaverton
Detroit
Kennedy
Millport
Sulligent
Vernon

Cities in Lauderdale County, AL
Anderson
Florence
Killen
Lexington
Rogersville
Waterloo

Cities in Lawrence County, AL
Courtland
Hillsboro
Moulton
Mount Hope
Town Creek

Cities in Lee County, AL
Auburn
Auburn University
Cusseta
Opelika
Phenix City
Salem
Smiths Station
Waverly

Cities in Limestone County, AL
Ardmore
Athens
Elkmont
Lester
Madison
Tanner

Cities in Lowndes County, AL
Fort Deposit
Hayneville
Letohatchee
Lowndesboro
Tyler

Cities in Macon County, AL
Fort Davis
Hardaway
Notasulga
Shorter
Tuskegee
Tuskegee Institute

Cities in Madison County, AL
Brownsboro
Gurley
Harvest
Hazel Green
Huntsville
Madison
Meridianville
New Hope
New Market
Owens Cross Roads
Toney

Cities in Marengo County, AL
Demopolis
Dixons Mills
Faunsdale
Gallion
Linden
Magnolia
Sweet Water
Thomaston

Cities in Marion County, AL
Bear Creek
Brilliant
Guin
Hackleburg
Hamilton
Winfield

Cities in Marshall County, AL
Albertville
Arab
Boaz
Grant
Guntersville
Horton
Union Grove

Cities in Mobile County, AL
Axis
Bayou La Batre
Bucks
Chunchula
Citronelle
Coden
Creola
Dauphin Island
Eight Mile
Grand Bay
Irvington
Mobile
Mount Vernon
Saint Elmo
Saraland
Satsuma
Semmes
Theodore
Wilmer

Cities in Monroe County, AL
Beatrice
Franklin
Frisco City
Monroeville
Peterman
Uriah
Vredenburgh

Cities in Montgomery County, AL
Cecil
Grady
Hope Hull
Lapine
Mathews
Montgomery
Pike Road
Ramer

Cities in Morgan County, AL
Danville
Decatur
Eva
Falkville
Hartselle
Laceys Spring
Somerville
Trinity
Valhermoso Springs

Cities in Perry County, AL
Marion
Uniontown

Cities in Pickens County, AL
Aliceville
Carrollton
Ethelsville
Gordo
Reform

Cities in Pike County, AL
Banks
Brundidge
Goshen
Troy

Cities in Randolph County, AL
Graham
Roanoke
Wadley
Wedowee
Woodland

Cities in Russell County, AL
Fort Mitchell
Hatchechubbee
Hurtsboro
Phenix City
Pittsview
Seale

Cities in Saint Clair County, AL
Ashville
Cropwell
Moody
Odenville
Pell City
Ragland
Riverside
Springville
Steele

Cities in Shelby County, AL
Alabaster
Birmingham
Calera
Chelsea
Columbiana
Harpersville
Helena
Maylene
Montevallo
Pelham
Shelby
Sterrett
Vandiver
Vincent
Wilsonville

Cities in Sumter County, AL
Cuba
Emelle
Epes
Gainesville
Livingston
York

Cities in Talladega County, AL
Alpine
Childersburg
Lincoln
Munford
Sylacauga
Talladega

Cities in Tallapoosa County, AL
Alexander City
Camp Hill
Dadeville
Daviston
Jacksons Gap

Cities in Tuscaloosa County, AL
Brookwood
Buhl
Coker
Cottondale
Duncanville
Echola
Elrod
Fosters
Northport
Ralph
Tuscaloosa
Vance

Cities in Walker County, AL
Carbon Hill
Cordova
Eldridge
Empire
Jasper
Nauvoo
Oakman
Parrish
Quinton
Sumiton
Townley

Cities in Washington County, AL
Calvert
Chatom
Deer Park
Frankville
Fruitdale
Leroy
Malcolm
Mc Intosh
Millry
Saint Stephens
Sunflower
Tibbie
Vinegar Bend
Wagarville

Cities in Wilcox County, AL
Alberta
Arlington
Camden
Catherine
Coy
Lower Peach Tree
Pine Apple
Pine Hill

Cities in Winston County, AL
Addison
Arley
Double Springs
Haleyville
Houston
Lynn

Cities in Catoosa County, GA
Fort Oglethorpe
Ringgold

Cities in Chattahoochee County, GA
Cusseta

Cities in Chattooga County, GA
Lyerly
Menlo
Summerville
Trion

Cities in Dade County, GA
Rising Fawn
Trenton
Wildwood

Cities in Gordon County, GA
Sugar Valley

Cities in Harris County, GA
Cataula
Ellerslie
Hamilton
Pine Mountain
Pine Mountain Valley
Shiloh
Waverly Hall

Cities in Marion County, GA
Buena Vista
Mauk

Cities in Meriwether County, GA
Manchester
Warm Springs

Cities in Murray County, GA
Crandall

Cities in Muscogee County, GA
Columbus
Fort Benning
Fortson
Midland
Upatoi

Cities in Talbot County, GA
Box Springs
Junction City
Talbotton
Woodland

Cities in Troup County, GA
West Point
Hogansville
Lagrange

Cities in Walker County, GA
Chickamauga
Flintstone
La Fayette
Lookout Mountain
Rock Spring
Rossville

Cities in Whitfield County, GA
Cohutta
Dalton
Rocky Face
Tunnel Hill

Cities in Hamilton County, TN
Apison
Chattanooga
Harrison
Hixson
Lookout Mountain
Ooltewah
Signal Mountain

Cities in Marion County, TN
Guild
Jasper
Sequatchie
South Pittsburg
Whiteside

Cities in Sequatchie County, TN
Whitwell

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