Mold & Mildew in the Crawl Space?

Published On: June 3, 2022Categories: Featured, Waterproofing

No one likes to find mold and mildew in their crawl space. Once you have mold professionally removed, how will you prevent mold and mildew from coming back? As long as there is a damp atmosphere in the space beneath your home, organic growth will continue to reappear despite efforts to eliminate it. To control the return of mold and mildew, once the growth has been completely removed, USS recommends fully encapsulating your crawl space.

Crawl Space Encapsulation

USS can help you prevent the return of mold and mildew in your crawl space with an encapsulation warrantied for a lifetime for materials and workmanship. USS has years of experience in encapsulating crawl spaces, and we stand by our products, our installation team, and our warranty service. You can find peace of mind in knowing USS will restore the integrity of your home by helping you keep your crawl space drier with a USS encapsulation.

USS encapsulation services are designed to lower the humidity in your crawl space and rid excess water moisture in the air. This helps prevent wood rot, deter a breeding ground for pests, and eliminate mold and mildew growth. By maintaining a drier, healthier crawl space, you promote cleaner air and a healthier home.

You can hire a mold remediation professional to remove the mildew, but moisture issues will return if you do not address the root of the problem. Often water will enter a dirt floor crawl space by rising up through the ground, also known as rising damp. The soil outside the crawl space can also get so saturated with water (from rainwater, water leaks, or other water drainage issues) that the pressure, known as hydrostatic pressure, can cause excess water to seep through tiny cracks in the foundation concrete block. If too much moisture enters the crawl space, waterproofing with an interior drain system may be necessary and is the best way to remove water from a crawl space*. Encapsulating a crawl space once you waterproof with an interior drain system helps complete the plan to reduce mold and mildew in the lower areas of your home. (*Interior drain systems are the best way to remove excess moisture in basements. Encapsulating a basement is not recommended for basements used as living spaces.)

Drain System

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soil outside crawl space

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professionals in crawl space

By calling the professionals at USS, you will meet true problem solvers who will investigate the source of the moisture in your crawl space and create a personalized plan to remedy the moisture beneath your home. No down payment is necessary to schedule your project, and you don’t have to pay until your repairs are complete. Don’t fret over whether or not mold & mildew will return to the dark, damp areas of your crawl space after you have it removed. Prevent excessive moisture by installing a USS lifetime warrantied encapsulation, guaranteed to last.

We stand by our products and are there when you need us most—one of the many reasons homeowners trust USS. Let us walk you through a plan unique to your crawl space mold and mildew problems once we find the source of moisture in the crawl space. Call USS for a free estimate on our encapsulation services today. We won’t sell you something you don’t need—we’re here to help!

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