Crawl space remediation is a term that is commonly used to describe the process of cleaning and improving the conditions that exist in a home with a crawl space foundation. The term is often used in a generic sense, referring to repairing or the improvement of a particular condition that exists. The definition of the word remediation, as found in The Free Dictionary online is ”The act or process of correcting a fault or deficiency”. Most often the attempts that are made to address crawl space problems end up falling short due to treating the symptoms, rather than correcting the actual cause of the problem. True crawl space remediation must involve several steps to ensure that the common crawl space “faults and deficiencies” are actually corrected.
A true crawl space remediation MUST address the actual cause of the problems that exist in the particular crawl space in question. All contaminated insulation and debris must be removed. If a standing water or high water table exists, a proper drainage system and Instadry Sump Kit™ is required to control the water. To truly remediate, it is necessary install a SilverBack™ crawl space encapsulation system. After all of these steps have been taken, it is often necessary to install a properly sized crawl space dehumidifier to remove any remaining excessive moisture. With every SilverBack™ crawl space encapsulation system that Fix My Crawl LLC installs, we supply a hygrometer so that our customers can measure the results. The attached photograph is a recently completed crawl space remediation project that included all of the services mentioned above
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