Dirt crawl spaces are common in many homes and present unique problems for the homeowner. Dirt inside the home transmits humidity, odors and radon gas. It also provides rodents and insects an easy path into the upper living portions of the home. The humidity and dampness that is inherent in crawl spaces can also cause structural damage to the wood framing, carpets, floors and walls. This environment is a breeding ground for mold and mildew, all of which present a real problem.
Innovative Solutions for Your Crawl Space
The homeowner might consider pouring concrete over the crawl space floor, but in a post construction setting this is often unrealistic and impractical.
The cost effective SOLUTION … Basement Technologies’ CRAWL SPACE CONDUIT™
A Proven EPA Sealing and Encapsulation Method
The Environmental Protection Agency taught radon professions to install a barrier on the floor and up the walls of dirt crawl spaces to “encapsulate” the dirt area. Basement Technologies has done radon mitigation for years and strongly agrees with the EPA and utilizes this method of encapsulation as a cure for water, dirt and insects as well as stopping Radon Gas. The method virtually seals the crawl space from the outside.
Home airflow mechanics, called the “whole house effect”, is the natural airflow, which travels towards the roof, creating a suction type effect on the crawl space dirt. This process will cause dampness and humidity. It also provides rodents and insects an easy path into the upper living portion of the home. The Crawl Space Conduit™ will reduce humidity and possible mold growth throughout the home. It can also help dry up wood and floor structural framing. Basement Technologies has designed a solution to the dirt crawl space problem. The Crawl Space Conduit™ will reduce heating and cooling costs. Our Crawl Space Conduit™ is a concrete floor replacement when concrete is unrealistic in a post construction setting. Basement Technologies offers two (2) types of crawl space coverings. Please ask your Basement Technologies representative for samples to see which one you prefer, Crawl Space Conduit I™ or Crawl Space Conduit II™.