A crawl space is Nashville’s answer to a basement. Here, homebuilders run the electrical, plumbing and HVAC connections into the short clearance under the house. Some crawl spaces can be full-height like a basement; others can be two feet tall. (You “crawl” around on your hands and knees.)
While they are convenient for storage, crawl spaces are prone to problems. Since the space below is “below grade,” a poorly maintained home can collect water, attract pests, and support mold. Managing overall moisture is different in each home. You need an expert to come figure out what’s causing the moisture and then install a customized solution.
In high humidity climates like Nashville, crawlspaces may need to be sealed to create a conditioned space. Vents, gaps, and other openings are sealed, and a vapor barrier is installed on the floor and walls of the crawlspace. Dehumidifiers and fans are installed to maintain a steady, moderate humidity level in the crawlspace.
Mold cannot grow without moisture or high humidity, so the Tier team will determine the cause of (and the solutions to) the elevated moisture and water in your home. Common causes could be:
Some solutions require simply improving the ventilation, or even installing a dehumidifier for a long term solution. Sometimes the best solution is to install moisture barriers and/or a high tech encapsulation solution.
Tier’s slogan is “Experience The Next Level” so they specialize in making sure you are treated properly by your insurance company. They work with insurance companies and adjustors to resolve difficult claims to your satisfaction. By knowing the rules, providing excellent documentation, and working with all the major insurance providers, the years of experience will benefit your situation.
Tier Restoration has been helping homeowners solve water, mold and moisture issues since 1975. Trained, experienced and certified technicians can dehumidify or remove mold that has invaded your crawlspace. By improving the condition under the home, they will improve the air quality in your home, as well.
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