You might be asking yourself, “why would I care about my crawlspace if I never go down there?” Leaving your crawl space unchecked could lead to higher energy bills and, more importantly, negatively affect the air quality in your home. Here are a few things to check and know about your crawlspace:
- First, you need to do a visual check of your crawlspace. Look for moisture, rotting wood, and sagging beams. These issues can cause allergies, invite critters and cause structural issues in your home. If your crawlspace is not sealed or encapsulated, your home is not separated from the earth, which brings the soil gasses into the crawl space. Did you know as much as 50% of the air you breathe in your home comes from your crawlspace!
- If you find these concerns in your crawlspace, you should seek estimates from qualified, local repair contractors. Find the top-rated providers in your area that offer crawl space repair. Once you have a better idea of the issue, begin to research local crawl space repair contractors. Use this Quality Contractor Checklist to make sure you find the right one for the job!
- Once you have a list of your top three, schedule repair estimates. Be sure to ask each contractor about their warranties, maintenance programs, any discounts and financing options they have available. A good crawlspace repair contractor will leave an estimate with you that same day so you know what to expect.
- Don’t forget to get regular maintenance to make sure the issue is managed and doesn’t come back. Peak Structural offers the Peak Care Club that, for a small annual fee, will keep your crawlspace dry and healthy.