A suburb of Chicago, Oak Lawn is a village that prides itself with its ‘home town’ atmosphere. Home to such notable people as NBA star Dwyane Wade and rapper Kanye West, Oak Lawn has its own contributions to the Hollywood culture. However, with all the home town feel Oak Lawn possesses, come the same home town problems everyone else has to deal with, and that’s moisture or flooding in their home’s crawl space.
Crawl space moisture can cause many issues. From musty smells to mold and mildew growth, rotting wooden posts to cracking concrete foundations, the issues can range from the irritating to the very serious.
Solutions to Crawl Space Moisture Problems
To rid your home of crawl space moisture problems, a procedure called Crawl Space Encapsulation should be done. Basically, it is a generic term that means your crawl space will be sealed to be protected from moisture through the use of a vapor barrier on the floor and walls. The purpose of an encapsulated crawl space is to have an environment that can be easily controlled. Open crawl spaces are subject to the weather, which changes daily (sometimes hourly), which can be bad for the foundation, and your home.
To protect your crawl space, call a Perma-Seal professional today to make sure your crawl space is properly encapsulated and made dry all day, everyday.
Benefits to Oak Lawn Homeowners
A dry crawl space makes for a happy home. You don’t need to worry about rotting wood posts and deteriorating foundations. If you have stuff in storage in this area, you don’t have to worry about it getting damaged by water. You won’t have to deal with musty smells brought about by mold and mildew (which can be a health hazard), and your home won’t have to deal with the stresses of a weakened foundation.