Huntsville (HSV) Crawlspace & Foundation Repair knows the number one most overlooked and undervalued spot in the home is the crawl space. Who cares about the crawl space under the house or in the basement, right? Everyone has wonderful ideas for how to utilize their closest, garage, and storage room space but no one has any crawl space ideas! It’s an area that is always overlooked! It’s comparable to one’s health, which most often is never appreciated or given attention until something is negatively affecting it, which then in turn affects every facet of your day-to-day life. For the vast majority of homeowners, the crawl space is simply a large storage area, nothing more, nothing less. There is rarely any clean-up or care given, for most it is merely a place for boxes and random items to gather on top of the loose gravel that was placed there during construction. End of story.
The bad news is that while everything appears fine and dandy on the surface, down in your crawl space there are a lot of things happening. Things that if not properly treated, are going to negatively affect you and your loved ones. Insects, rodents, odor, and moisture are seeping in through tiny openings 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Some of these openings may be so small you can’t even see them with the naked eye, but rest assured, they are there. As a result of moisture constantly entering the home, mold (often yellow mold) will inevitably become present under the home, especially in a climate with as much humidity as Huntsville, Alabama.
Surely there are some of you that have it in your mind that you are crawlspace DIY type people. Perhaps you have heard through talking to other like-minded DIY people that encapsulation costs are much higher than doing it yourself. You may even have that friend that is constantly in your ear telling you that the process is simple. Telling you that to start, all you need to do is open up the crawlspace entry or hatch, take some crawlspace covers, crawlspace plastic, a sump pump, and make sure to get buy a crawl space ladder if you don’t already have one(he probably doesn’t even know what it’s for and thinks the ladder is for your crawl space well).
This same friend most likely is telling you to go to Lowes or Home Depot, or order a dehumidifier off amazon. After you have finished doing that, the same person probably told you to make sure you avoid the plumbing in the crawlspace, try not to ruin the insulation, and be careful not to ruin the gas water heater in the process. After that start with the foundation and floor, lay the crawlspace ground cover first, make sure to lap it over itself and just get-er done. If only it were that easy.
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Think about the question, “would you let your accountant perform open heart surgery on you?” Obviously not. So why do we let your neighbor who holds a desk job with no experience in crawl space anything, give you advice? Don’t worry, we’ve all been victim. There are things that an everyday person can not know unless he or she has been in the trenches of this business.
We will provide services that DIY people wouldn’t ever think about. We will perform an inspection first to see what needs to be done, and we can do this by taking into consideration things like the crawl space height, and what kind of repair products are going to be needed. For example, will we need fans? Also do those fans need to be crawl space exhaust fans? Think about this, there may be no reason to encapsulate your crawlspace when all you need is insulation removal, dehumidification, or simply a better drainage system. You don’t take medicine without first diagnosing the problem, so why not first get the ‘forgotten about space’ under your house inspected?
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We aren’t narcissistic enough to believe that 100% of those reading this, found us on purpose. It’s Huntsville, and due to the fact that more and more people are moving in from out of Huntsville, and even from out of Alabama in general, it is hard to survive on a good name alone. We get it, you probably grabbed your mobile phone, opened up a fresh Google page and searched for ‘crawl space repair company’ or a ‘crawl space repair service’, maybe even as specific as ‘crawl space contractors near me’. No matter how you found us, thanks for reading this far! We want to be the first company that pops up when you search for ‘crawl space company near me!’
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If it’s a crawl space repair quote that you are looking for, you can either click one of our phone numbers on this page and call us directly, or you can simply fill out the quote form to receive immediate, estimated, prices and repair costs. Make sure to check exactly which services you are interested in, so that we can specifically quote you on a repair and encapsulation cost for example.
The difference between HSV Crawlspace and all the other crawl space repair and waterproofing specialist in Huntsville, is that we have knowledge that allows us to perform sometimes unconventional methods to get the job done.