A dry, healthy home starts here.
The energy efficiency of your home is greatly impacted by what's happening in your crawl space.
Cleaning, sealing, and insulating your crawl space is a home improvement investment that will save you a bundle on your energy bills in the long-term.
If you're experiencing inflamed allergies when in your home that seem to go away a few hours after you've left, or you've noticed a musty, moldy odor rising from your floors, your crawl space may be the source of your problems.
Wet, moldy crawl spaces are the causes of many different issues in you home, including sagging floors, cold floorboards, high utility bills, and foul smells in your home. The good news is that all of these problems can be quickly and effectively solved by one of our crawl space experts.
We'll send a crew of crawl space experts to your home to clean, seal, and insulate the space -- usually in a day or less. Once installed, our system includes a 25-year written warranty!
Our services include crawl space repairs of all types -- including cleanup, sealing, and insulation.
To schedule a free crawl space cleanup estimate with one of our specialist in Canada or the United States, contact us by phone or e-mail today!
Homeowners will generally not enter their crawl space regularly, and many do not use it for storage. However, what happens in the crawl space will still have an important impact on the daily life of those living within the home.
In a vented crawl space, about 40% of the air in your home is coming from this space. Anything contained in that air, including doors, humidity, mold spores, and dust mite waste -- is being brought up from your crawl space and into the home.
By cleaning your crawl space, you can eliminate this significant source of allergens on your home, creating a cleaner, healthier living space.
When it comes to mold, rot, and debris in crawl spaces, Basement Systems has seen it all. We've cleaned it all too! Here's just a few snapshots of the crawl spaces we've cleaned:
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Crawl space insulation, when installed properly, is a great energy efficiency upgrade for your home. Basement Systems recommends insulating and sealing the crawl space to maximize the return on your investment. By sealing your crawl space, you will prevent air leaks and protect your crawl space (and insulation) from moisture issues.
A study from Advanced Energy has concluded that sealing a crawl space creates a much drier space, reducing the conditions needed to support the growth and reproduction of mold, wood decay, and pests. A sealed crawl space will also reduce space conditioning energy use by 15-18% annually.
And that's just what you save by sealing the crawl space! Once you factor in what you'd save by insulating the crawl space as well, you're saving some serious money on your utility bills!
Fiberglass insulation is soft and warm, and rodents love to build their nests in it year-round.
Once rodents have established themselves in your crawl space, they will live, breed, create waste, and die in the space. This means significant odors -- first in your crawl space, and then in your home.
As the structural wood begins to rot, other pests will also be attracted tot he space, including termites, carpenter ants, and wood-boring beetles.
Fiberglass insulation is a open-celled material that can soak up humidity and water like a sponge. Eventually, it will become waterlogged, causing it to sag off the floor joists and fall to the floor.
Fiberglass also becomes an ideal home for rodents of all types. The insulation becomes a warm, comfortable spot for them to nest, and the moldy, damp environment will provide them with all the food they need to survive.
At Basement Systems, we provide closed-cell SilverGlo™ Crawl Space Insulation on the walls and TerraBlock™ Insulation™ for the floors.
SilverGlo™ Crawl Space Insulation has been designed to be completely inorganic, with a closed-cell design that will never support the growth of mold or rot.
This advanced insulation is made of graphite-impregnated expanded polystyrene foam, which is 24% more efficient at insulation than standard foam insulation.
Its silver appearance also serves as a radiant heat barrier, reflecting back even more heat into your home, providing an industry-leading R-11 insulation rating.
While the most money is saved by insulating the crawl space walls, it's also a great idea to insulate the floor of the crawl space as well.
Craw spaces are located underground, where the earth maintains a year-round temperature of about 55°F. Insulating the floor will prevent heat loss through this broad surface and prevent your home from having to work that much harder to condition the air in your home.
Basement Systems dealers prefer TerraBlock™ Crawl Space Floor Insulation for this kind of application. Created with a durable ¾" layer of closed-cell foam insulation, it's padded, puncture-resistant, and ideal for crawl-on access by homeowners and service workers alike.
TerraBlock™ is compatible with our full line of crawl space products, including our sump pumps, drainage matting, and crawl space vapor barrier. When combined with SilverGlo™ on your crawl space walls, it's a fantastic way to maximize your money savings for an energy efficient home!
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Our line of crawl space products, including our warrantied liner and Energy Star rated dehumidifier, combine to create a drier, healthier, more energy efficient home. Damage from mold, rot, and mildew is controlled, and infestations of rodents and insects is discouraged.
Sealing a crawl space transforms your crawl space into dry, usable space that looks great! Below are just a few pictures of crawl spaces our experts have sealed.
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Our crawl space contractors are pros and cleaning, sealing, and insulating crawl spaces -- no matter what they look like in the beginning!
To help you decide which of our products will be best for you, contact us today for a free, no-obligation crawl space repair estimate. Our free estimates include an on-site personal inspection, written cost estimate, and a full-color copy of our crawl space book. To schedule your appointment, call or e-mail us today!
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Our innovative and forward-thinking approach to designing products has solved wet basement problems that the basement waterproofing and crawl space industry has faced for decades, and our patented sump pump systems are the smartest and most reliable. Plus we listen to our customers and respond accordingly! Basement Systems Inc. has been awarded 24 Patents and 19 Innovation Prizes on waterproofing products we use every day, including a battery back up sump pump system. This approach ensures the best waterproofing systems and solutions available.