Keeping Your Home Safe and Dry
It may be out of sight and out of mind, but maintaining a clean and dry crawlspace is vital to the health of your home. Damp crawlspaces and basements turn into a breeding grounds for wood-eating fungi, a scourge that destroys more homes than damage from fires and termites combined. Basements infested with fungi are also prone to harmful mold growth and dust mites, which can increase the allergen levels in your home and adversely impact your indoor air quality.
Keeping your crawlspace dry deprives fungi and mold spores of the moisture they need to grow. That’s why we offer moisture barrier installation services throughout Middle Tennessee. Our durable moisture barriers protect your home from the harmful effects of excessive moisture. U.S. Pest installs moisture barriers that help maintain the structural integrity of your home while keeping your air clean.
Our moisture barrier services include the following:
- 100% ground coverage
- Reinforced 10-millimeter polyethylene vapor barrier
- Liquid wood treatment
- Overlapping barriers, ensuring complete coverage
Do You Have Excessive Moisture?
Here’s a list of signs indicating that your crawlspace or basement is overly moist. If any of these are present in your home, your wood is potentially vulnerable to wood-eating fungus:
- Standing pools of water
- Visible rust or rot
- Musty odors
- Pest infestations (indicating your home is providing water for bugs)
- Peeling paint
- Respiratory illnesses that get better when you’re away from home
Other Wood Maintenance Services
Termites are another threat to your home’s foundation and cause more damage to homes every year than house fires. We offer a free inspection to check your home for termites and can provide Termidor treatments to kill termites effectively.
We install powered foundation vents on one side of the house and non-powered vents on the other to create a steady flow of air through your crawl space. Ensuring your crawlspace can’t get damp protects your home against mold, rot, and insect problems.
Half the air in your home rises up from your crawl space. This means that it’s critical to ensure these drafts aren’t a fountain of mold and mildew. We perform thorough encapsulation services to ensure the internal integrity of your crawl space.
Wood decay destroys more homes than fires and termites combined, in addition to causing health problems. We provide a complimentary assessment to check your home for wood-decay issues and wood-decay fungi, and can treat the wood with Moldcare/Boracare to preserve it.