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Unveiling the Truth: Why You Shouldn’t Cover Mold with Stain Blockers in Your Crawl Space

By Michael Church | November 30, 2023

Homeowners are constantly bombarded with bad information from crawl space and mold remediation contractors about proper ways to address mold. As we embark on a mission to unravel one of the lesser-known mysteries lurking beneath our homes-the presence of mold in crawl spaces. In our quest for knowledge, we often encounter solutions that seem quick…

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5 Ways to Create a Healthier Home

By Kayla Cole | September 6, 2023

The home is supposed to be a place that provides you with safety, comfort, and security, but that’s not always the case. Your home can be an unhealthy environment due to a variety of reasons that have the potential to harm us and impact our health. As the weather gets colder, people will be at…

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Mothball Mishap: Why Overuse of These Balls can be Hazardous to Your Health

By Michael Church | June 14, 2023

Mothballs are often used as a deterrent to keep pests, such as mice, out of homes and crawl spaces. However, what many people do not realize is that these small, white balls can be toxic when overused. Unfortunately, this is a lesson one family learned the hard way. In an attempt to get rid of…

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Is Old Crawl Space Butyl Tape Reusable?

By Michael Church | March 29, 2023

Q: What happens to butyl tape when you replace the vapor barrier in a few years? Is old butyl tape reusable for the new vapor barrier? Would I have to apply a new strip of butyl tape under or over the currently installed rubberized butyl tape? A: I don’t recommend using old butyl tape if…

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Should I Remove Wood Touching Dirt Floor

By Michael Church | March 22, 2023

Should you remove old wood touching concrete or dirt floor in a crawl space or basement? Is it a termite attractor? “I have a house built in 1947 that’s on the water in Long Island, NY. There are old wood planks (2×4) in the middle of the main area of the foundation floor. Wondering if…

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Avoid These Waterproofing Mistakes in a Crawl Space

By Michael Church | March 15, 2023

I know a list of 15 waterproofing mistakes made in a crawl space seems a bit extreme, but I wanted to share the mistakes we see homeowners and contractors make when fixing a flooded crawl space. Keep in mind many of these mistakes are made from cheapness or corner cutting and should be avoided. If…

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Effect of High Water Table on Your Home

By Michael Church | March 8, 2023

The effect of a high water table on your home can be seen in the crawl space, basement, interior walls and doors, and even the roof if you know what to look for. Many homes are affected by the water table at such a subtle pace that it can go unnoticed for years. Sometimes the…

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A Quiet Crawl Space Fan Solution

By Michael Church | March 1, 2023

Many crawl space fans can be noisy. We offer a quiet crawl space fan solution that homeowners find is a better option without the noise. Crawl space fans tend to rattle due to the materials they are made with. Plus, the way the foundation vent fan must be installed can create a vibration that can…

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