Regardless of whether you live in Kansas City, Missouri, or anywhere else in the world, if your home has a crawl space, it’s likely that it’s an inhospitable part of your property. But Kansas City Clean Air can remedy that situation for you, making your crawl space clean and dry. Many homes have basements or cellars dug under them. Those that don’t usually have a crawl space, since sitting a home directly on the ground would cause it to rot and shift. These crawl spaces may be anywhere from 18 inches to several feet high — just big enough to crawl in.
Because they are dark and damp and have an earthen floor, they are usually home to many critters we consider our enemies: rodents, possums, raccoons, skunks, snakes, spiders and more. Just as bad, this cool, damp, dark climate is perfect for growing mold — a dangerous toxin that could harm your family’s health.
You or your building contractor may have attempted to insulate your crawl space against critters and outside air. But over time, without proper waterproofing, insulation often becomes wet, moldy and may start to separate from the floor.
Entering such an area can be dangerous, especially if there is standing water, since it is likely some of your electrical wiring is run along the base of your home. All these hazards make it hard — if not impossible — for service personnel to do maintenance or make repairs on your home.
We offer either waterproofing or encapsulation services to rehabilitate your crawl space and improve the conditions in your home as well.
With waterproofing services, we remove all the rotting and moldy material from your crawl space, then we level the ground underneath your home. Next, we cover the area with a heavy-gauge plastic and secure it to the ground. This prevents water from pooling under your home and discourages critters from taking up residence.
Encapsulation is an even more complete transformation of your crawl space. We sheathe the entire area in heavy plastic, which keeps out the critters and helps you better maintain the temperature of your home. No more hot or cold air leaking out of your floorboards to the outside.