Waterproofing and Weatherization
Crawl Space Encapsulation
A crawl space with standing water or high humidity can lead to mold, wood rot, termites, high utility bills, structural damage, wood floors to cup and can even prevent the sale of real estate, according to EPA. Standing water and high humidity in the crawl space should be stopped and controlled immediately. Closing foundation vents and installing a crawl space vapor barrier is a great first step.
Basement waterproofing is vital if you have a wet basement. A sump pump is a great way to move water out of the basement if your home needs foundation repair. A Flood, improper drainage, poor grading and even clogged drain tiles can cause water to enter the basement. A properly sized basement dehumidifier is vital in controlling humidity in a wet basement.
Attic Insulation & Spray Foam Insulation
According to the Department of Energy, attic insulation is vital and one of the best investments made at conserving energy. Radiant barriers and solar attic fans help reduce attic heat. Air sealing with spray foam keeps conditioned air in your living space longer. Choosing the right R value for your climate zone is key to staying cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Indoor Air Quality Specialists, Inc is the best basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation and attic insulation company in Knoxville, TN.
We have been blessed to earn the Angie's List Super Service Award from 2012 to 2014.
Our company was started in 2005 because we wanted to help home owners create a dry, clean, healthy and efficient home for their families to live.
Children, asthma sufferers and those with COPD and other chronic illnesses affected by poor indoor air quality need a place of refuge that is free from contaminants like dust mites and mold.
Correcting foundation problems, controlling humidity, air sealing ducts, removing mold, waterproofing basements, crawl space encapsulation, air sealing ducts and properly insulating attics are a great way to ensure you are breathing the cleanest air possible.
We are also proud to be a part of the TVA eScore Energy Right Contractor Program to ensure you receive the highest quality work at making your home energy efficient while making it affordable through the rebates and financing programs TVA offers.
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If you are struggling with whether to invest the money in a crawl space encapsulation system, please read this article.
Crawl Space Encapsulation has become very popular, especially in the south. Most of the crawl space repairs we perform in and around Knoxville, TN involves at the minimum sealing the crawl space to control humidity. There are many layers of crawl space encapsulation so finding the right fit for your budget is important and can also be confusing.
The return air duct is often over looked for indoor air quality but when properly air sealed with spray foam insulation and mastic, it will make your HVAC system work better.
The return grille and the air filter may hide how badly your cold air return needs to be air sealed.
In this video, Michael Church shows how to insulate a closed crawl space using foam board insulation. There are several ways to insulate a crawl space encapsulation system.
When considering crawl space repair make sure you understand that you can make things worse if you do repairs out of order or incorrectly. DIY crawl space repair is a great way to save money when it is done correctly. The cost to repair a crawl space can be minimal when compared to the cost to correct a bad crawl space repair job.
Wait, there’s a problem with the crawl space. The home inspector sees moisture in the crawl space. The inspector notices the HVAC air ducts are wet and dripping water onto the moisture barrier. He doesn’t see standing water in the crawl space but it is a little humid. There is adequate ventilation so why is there high humidity? In fact, there are several crawl space vent fans running at full force. He sees something on the wood but he can’t say if it is mold so he recommends you have an environmental company take a look.
A sump pump is a very effective way to prevent water damage when they are installed and maintained properly. There are many types of sump pump manufacturers, sump pump basins, sump pump discharge lines, waterproofing companies and configurations so make sure you review your owners manual for the proper way to maintenance your system.
The Department of Energy says radiant barriers are a great idea if you own a home or building that gets direct sunlight and especially if your A/C ducts are located in your attic.
In this video, Michael explains why your basement is wet and flooding. Seepage in the foundation can cause a wet basement. Whether you choose interior waterproofing or exterior waterproofing and foundation repair, make sure you choose a permanent solution that fits your budget.
In this video, Michael Church shows a solar attic fan installed. He also goes over some energy saving tips and discusses a possible tax credit. Solar panels are great in Solar attic fans. Getting proper attic ventilation without using electricity is a smart way to keep your attic cool. Check with your certified public accountant for potential tax credits.
Installing a solar attic fan is a great way to keep your attic cool in the summer. When your attic is properly insulated it moves hot air out and cool air from the outside in to make your home more comfortable. Installing a solar attic fan has many benefits and getting a potential 30% tax credit is just one of them.