Sure, your crawl space is definitely not your favorite part of your home (and God knows you don’t want to take a peek), but like it or not, it’s still important to take care of it.

When moisture, pests, or the elements break through to your crawl space, you’ll regret not taking care of it. Here are a few tips to take care of your home’s crawl space:

Keep it clean.

Cleaning is one of the simplest ways to maintain any space. And your crawl space is no different.

A clean crawl space is less likely to have pests and critters nesting in it, as well as mold.


Encapsulate your crawl space.

Moisture is one of your crawl space’s worst enemies. It causes mold, rot, pests, energy loss, and more.

One of the best ways to waterproof your crawl space is through encapsulation. When done right, your crawl space will be sealed with thick vapor barriers that allow it to withstand any weather and even keep pests out.


Seal vents, cracks, and openings

Any opening in your crawl space is not a good sign. Vents, cracks, or any other opening can lead to insects, pests, outside air, moisture, and other nasty things.

It’s best to get your crawl space inspected for cracks and other gaps. SSR can also help you seal and protect your crawl space from further damage.


Insulate your crawl space.

Insulation is a lifesaver for your crawl space. You can use spray foam or other forms of insulation, depending on your needs, to insulate every nook and cranny, the access door, and even the perimeter of the crawl space walls.


Get a dehumidifier

A good dehumidifier can also do wonders for your crawl space. It can help you control the moisture levels and air quality in the crawl space. Moreover, a dehumidifier with a smart thermostat can also automatically turn on and off at preset times.


Keeping your crawl space dry and protected is important, but it’s not always easy. Need help protecting or inspecting your crawl space? Call 980-250-2711 or get a free estimate here.