Crawl Space Solutions
Many people who live over crawl spaces simply don't go down there, and they would never put anything of value in an area that is damp, smelly and gross. Yet, up to 50% of the air that we breathe in the house can originate from the basement or crawl space. Additionally, if you live over a dirt crawlspace, odors, gases and every critter that crawls the earth have a free pass into your home.
Which crawl space problem are you seeing?
What NOT to do in your crawl space
There are many companies claiming that they can seal your crawl space by pumping concrete over the dirt. This is a BAD IDEA! Pumping concrete into a crawl space introduces approximately 300 gallons of water per 1,000 square feet of floor area. This excess moisture will be soaked into your floor joists and add to the already high humidity of the crawl space. In addition, the surface of pumped concrete is not like that of a basement floor. It is very porous, dusty and chalky and can introduce more caustic chemicals into the air.