CRAWL SPACE HAZARDS
TO YOUR HOME AND HEALTH
Homes built over
exposed crawl spaces are extremely vulnerable to a whole array of
serious health hazards and structural damage.
CRAWL SPACE HAZARDS TO
THE AIR QUALITY IN YOUR HOME
If your home is built over an exposed crawl space, it is not a
matter of "if" you will ever need to deal with any of these issues,
it's simply a matter of "when."
An exposed crawl space becomes an ideal breeding place for mold,
mildew, spores, rotting wood and a veritable army of highly destructive
pests, such as termites, carpenter ants, mice, dust mites and many
other insects and vermin.
The quality of air in a crawl space can become extremely
hazardous to your health and that of your family.
This air is drawn up into your home by the normal current of air
exchange. As the air in your home rises, it draws the crawl
space air after it, much like a vacuum.
CRAWL SPACE VENTING
It was once thought that crawl space air vents would prevent the
crawl space from becoming laden with excessive moisture.
However, this approach actually makes the crawl space extremely
susceptible to damaging levels of high relative humidity.
Rather than let moisture out, these vents actually draw moisture
into the crawl space as air currents move upward into the house.
This vacuum effect traps the moisture in the crawl space and before
long, a whole host of undesirable conditions ensue.
When combined with the moisture continually released into the
crawl space from the soil, it is apparent that the relative humidity
levels in a crawl space can become extremely high and remain that
way for long periods of time, if not indefinitely.
CRAWL SPACE DETERIORATION
Wood rot begins and can lead to the gradual deterioration and
collapse of the joists and support beams under the floors of your home.
Mold and mildew can begin to grow at an alarming rate, and even
travel up the wall cavities of your home, leading to considerable
Once inside your home, even while unseen, mold and mildew can
cause serious and ongoing deterioration of the air quality within your home and lead
to serious health conditions, chronic allergies and lung disease.
For a real life
horror story about this kind of threat from mold,
Termites, carpenter ants, dust mites, mice and other vermin find themselves
right at home in these ideal conditions and begin their destructive
task, undetected, right beneath your feet -- multiplying and
invading your home inch by inch!
THE RAIN KING SOLUTION!
Is there a solution to these health and property hazards?
There sure is!
Rain King provides several highly effective Crawl Space
Depending upon the climate, ground conditions and other factors
surrounding your home, Rain King will employ one or more of
these solutions as needed.