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3 Signs of a Damp Crawl Space

By Michael Church | December 7, 2022

Never go in your crawl space? That’s ok, there are signs to look for in the living space that may indicate a damp crawl space. Many of these signs are visible. While others may require your nose. Even others could use a humidity reader or moisture meter to detect. Trust me, those meters are worth…

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Crawl Space Vapor Barrier FAQs

By Michael Church | November 30, 2022

Many homeowners are unsure if a crawl space vapor barrier is needed. Much less what type of vapor barrier to use. How should the vapor barrier be installed and much more. We will be answering many of these crawl space vapor barrier FAQs and more in this article. If your question is not answered below,…

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Should I Test for Radon in My Crawl Space?

By Michael Church | November 23, 2022

When testing for radon, should I test in the crawl space, living space or both? At what levels is radon considered bad? We hear these questions constantly. Because of the confusion surrounding radon and crawl spaces I decided to reach out to a radon professional. I wanted someone who studies radon and teaches others how…

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Mold Testing DIY

By Michael Church | November 16, 2022

There is a lot of confusion regarding mold inspections and mold testing. Who should be doing the mold testing? Do I need a mold test? Can I do the mold test myself? Is there a way to perform mold testing with a DIY air sampling kit and get accurate lab results? Until recently, the answer…

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Mold in Crawl Space: What’s the Cause and What to Do

By Michael Church | November 9, 2022

Finding mold in your crawl space is bad. Removing mold only to see it return due to the source not being addressed is insane. I read all over the internet steps for removing mold. Many of the steps are great ideas and would be very effective except most don’t cover addressing the source. It makes…

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How Much Does Crawl Space Encapsulation Cost?

By Michael Church | November 2, 2022

Crawl space encapsulation costs can vary so greatly it is difficult to explain. If you plan to DIY your crawl space encapsulation, one would think the costs to be lower. But many people forget to add a value to their own time. If you make $15/hour and it takes you 40 hours to encapsulate your…

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Facts about Mold and Dampness

By Michael Church | October 26, 2022

Exposure to mold and dampness may cause health effects, according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). They go on to say exposure could have no effect at all. This, of course, all depends on you. Some individuals can handle long term exposure to damp, moldy environments. Others can develop a skin rash…

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Best Drain Tile for Crawl Spaces and Basements

By Michael Church | October 19, 2022

If your crawl space or basement is prone to flooding, installing the best drain tile will protect your home. Many companies offer inexpensive solutions to drain tile in order to appear more affordable. When the home floods due to water seeping into the crawl space or basement from outside soil, the damage can be significant.…

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