Crawl Space Repair

Crawl Space Repair

You may never think about the crawl space under your home until you need to get under there for some reason. Then you may wonder what is lurking in the space. There are all sorts of structural components, wires, pipes, and HVAC lines that are essential to the home's functions. So, when one of those needs repair, you may also find yourself needing crawl space repair.

You are in luck; you will not have to go under the house to that dark space. James River Pest Solutions will get rid of the pests causing the issues and repair the crawl space damage for you.

Common Crawl Space Critters

What are the pests that would possibly like to live under the house? Well, there are a few. You see, this dark and damp space is perfect for critters and pests of all types to hide and nest. It is protected from the elements, and it is an undisturbed area. What's more, if they can access the home to find food and nesting materials, all the better for the animal.

It is essential to know what type of animals and insects like to nest there so you can understand what to look for and how to get it treated.

  • Termites love the warm, humid area under a house in Virginia. Both subterranean and dampwood termites will make their way into the wood beams under the home. And when they arrive, they multiply rapidly until you have an infestation in the crawl space and traveling up the walls of your home.
  • Carpenter Ants are a real threat to the crawl space of a home. They don't eat the wood but tear at it to make their nests, damaging the floors and beams of your home.
  • Rodents like mice and rats are notorious for nesting in crawl spaces. And where there is one rodent, there are many. They will do significant damage as they chew through wires, pipes, wood, and anything they need to build a nest and get into the home. What's worse than the damage they create is the disease they carry. Rodents pose serious danger to homes and families.

Why Repair a Crawl Space?

Once the vermin and insects are gone, why do you need to repair the crawl space? Well, the extent of the damage will tell you just why. You see, your crawl space is essential to the structural integrity of your home. It serves to circulate the water, electricity, and air throughout your home through the intricate systems located there.

Damaged pipes can leak and cause excess moisture along with mildew and mold growth. Chewed wires can cause electricity malfunction and even electrical fires. And the beams under your home can be weakened by the damage pests create.

It is critical to have an experienced technician, like the crew at James River Pest Solutions, treat the area and repair the damage correctly.

We Clean and Seal Your Crawl Space

Many homes with vented, unsealed crawl spaces suffer from excessive moisture, especially in the Southeastern US. A damp, dirty, moldy crawl space can negatively affect you and many parts of your home.

In the Living Area:

You may not think the inside of the home would be affected by the crawl space, but it indeed is. Here are a few ways in which the living area can be damaged.

  • Buckled floors
  • Cold floors
  • Musty odors
  • Condensation and rot around registers
  • High heating and cooling costs
  • Excessive fungal spores in the air

In the Crawl Space:

Here is a list of conditions to avoid in the crawl space.

  • Condensation on air conditioning ductwork and unit
  • Condensation on pipes
  • Damp, hanging, and fallen insulation
  • Pest infestations
  • Mold
  • Wood rot

After the removal of any pests and critters, Our technicians will thoroughly clean the area. Encapsulation or "sealing" your crawl space is often necessary to resolve these issues. Additionally, the installation of a dehumidifier may be necessary to cut down on the moisture levels. However, this is not always the case.

Many companies will try to oversell you a solution that could've been resolved for thousands of dollars less. At James River, our focus is to serve you with excellence in customer service and thoroughness. We'll provide you with a customized, effective, and economical solution for your crawl space that lasts for many years.

Do not delay getting the pests removed, the area cleaned out, and the repairs made. It will only result in further and more costly damage. In this case, out of sight is not out of mind. James River Pest Solutions will inspect, clean, and repair the crawl space of your home efficiently and effectively.

Give us a call at James River for a free crawl space inspection.

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