Southeast Foundation & Crawl Space Repair Q&A

Can mold be remediated in crawl space?

Absolutely.  It starts with being able to control your crawl space environment.  Our patented award-winning products are designed to keep your crawl space dry, permanently.  If you can control the humidity at a healthy level, then your crawl space will be unaltered by the outside air.  With a full crawl space encapsulation system, your crawl space can actually be the most humidity-controlled area in your entire home.  

Can moving outside air through crawl space reduce moisture problems?

No, in all actuality, it could make them worse. Contrary to what has falsely been popular belief for a long time, ventilating your crawl space alone is a bad idea. When warm air from the outside flows into your crawlspace, it cools. This cooling then increases the relative humidity of your crawl space, and the excess water begins to release, actually causing moisture to settle in wood joists, insulation, etc.

Do crawl space ventilation fans work?

In some instances, this type of ventilation can actually cause your crawl space humidity to become even more unstable.  Most experts do not recommended these at all as an effective method of crawl space humidity control.  

Does an encapsulated crawl space need a dehumidifier?

Laying a moisture barrier alone does help the moist, musky crawl space situation.  However, the only truly effective way to control the humidity--and therefore, your home's interior humidity--on a permanent basis, is to have a full encapsulation system installed, with dehumidifier and sump pump.  

How can I get water out from my house crawl space?

The important question isn't how you get it out, it's whether or not you have the right services performed to avoid it ever happening again. When Team Southeast encounters a wet or flooded crawl space, they handle the job of pumping your water out and ensuring that your crawl space is ready for encapsulation before they begin. Then they ensure that your crawl space is free from mold and other things that could be harmful to your family. The next step is to isolate your house from the earth. It's at this point that your full crawl space encapsulation is ready to begin.

How thick is vapor barrier plastic?

Our patented award-winning liner is a super durable, 20mil liner (actually 20 thousandths of an inch thick), with 7-layer polyethylene composition, with polyester cord reinforcement.  Our 20mil liner comes with a 25 year warranty;  it is built thick, to hold up and last.

What do you do when there is moisture underneath the crawl space?

The absolute best, most permanent solution, is to install a full CleanSpace encapsulation system. This will provide a permanent fixture of moisture barrier as well as moisture removal for your crawl space, and will help you control the environment in your home, while lowering energy bills as well. It's absolutely the best solution for your home and your family.

What to use to treat mold in crawl space of house?

The absolute best, most permanent solution, is to install a full CleanSpace encapsulation system. This will provide a permanent fixture of moisture barrier as well as moisture removal for your crawl space, and will help you control the environment in your home, while lowering energy bills as well. It's absolutely the best solution for your home and your family.

Who installs insulation and moisture barrier in New Bern NC?

New Bern is in our service area. We would be more than happy to come out and take a look for no charge.

Who installs vapor barrier in Goldsboro NC?

Goldsboro is in our service area.  We would be more than happy to come out and take a look for no charge.