Crawlspace Encapsulation Services for TX Buildings
Texas is prone to crawlspace moisture issues, encapsulate your crawlspace and stop persistent mold, and health issues in their tracks
Crawlspace encapsulation for your Paris, Plano, Dallas, Fort Worth, Sherman, Denton, Sulphur Springs, Tyler TX home or building can be the best investment you make for not only your properties value, but your health and the health of everyone involved.
Most likely the problem that led you to this webpage was the presence of moisture or water in your crawlspace, or the continued, ongoing growth of mold, or a persistent mold odor coming from your crawlspace. Additionally you, a loved one, or an employee may be suffering from undetermined health issues and you may suspect air quality to include the presence of mold as the culprit. These are all great reasons to consider crawlspace encapsulation.
Paris Crawlspace Encapsulation Service Area
- Sun Valley
- Honey Grove
- Lake Creek
- Pecan Gap
- Dodd City
Plano Crawlspace Encapsulation Service Area
- St Paul
- Caddo Mills
- New Hope
- Royse City
Dallas Crawlspace Encapsulation Service Area
- Farmers Branch
- Grand Prairie
- Flower Mound
- Cockrell Hill
- Balch Springs
- Cedar Hill
Fort Worth Crawlspace Encapsulation Service Area
- Forest Hill
- River Oak
- Haltom City
- Melody Hills
- Blue Mound
- Lake Worth
- Edgecliff Village
- Westworth Village
- White Settlement
- Eagle Mountain
Sherman Crawlspace Encapsulation Service Area
- Tom Bean
- Lake Kiowa
- Van Alstyne
Denton Crawlspace Encapsulation Service Area
- Cross Roads
- Corral City
- Double Oak
- Lake Dallas
- Pilot Point
- Valley View
- Little Elm
Sulphur Springs Crawlspace Encapsulation Service Area
- Sulphur Bluff
Tyler Crawlspace Encapsulation Service Area
- New Chapel Hill
- Wood Springs
- Big Sandy
You may be wondering if crawlspace encapsulation is good for your crawlspace, and your health, and the short answer is yes. Always necessary? No, but often it’s a great idea, and here is why.
In climates where there is either drastic temperature swings from day to night, and those where there is high humidity or large rainfalls leading to constantly damp conditions, or even just long periods of seasonal rainfall causing seasonal wetness, there is the potential for moisture borne air quality issues as well as persistent harmful mold. Additionally older homes that have been built on old stone foundations can be particularly susceptible to crawlspace moisture and water penetration, creating an environment that is bad for health and property. Just solving the acute problem may not be enough.
Solving the problem of water and moisture penetration into your crawlspace in many cases, is just the first step. Ensuring that any future penetration doesn’t cause long-term effects is critical to the permanency of any solution.
Many persistent moisture issues tend to come and go, even after measures to stop the base problem have been undertaken. In those instances crawlspace encapsulation can be a way of mitigating those persistent issues.
What is the difference between wet crawlspace solutions and crawlspace encapsulations?
Solutions to remedy moisture and water problems in crawlspaces are obviously a great thing, anything you can do to remove the moisture source is a necessary undertaking. Solutions such as sump pumps, proper drainage, dehumidifiers, and properly configured ventilation to keep temperature variations between sections of the building at a minimum are all solutions that should be considered. However they often don’t go far enough in situations where persistent moisture remains, in those cases creating a barrier between the moisture and the structure is key to removing the long term problem and it’s affects. It’s this barrier that ensure, that in combination with the removal of the water source that will mitigate future moisture issues such as pesky and harmful mold.
A Quick Note on Mold
“Any visible mold should be removed, no matter what its color or species,” says Tiina Reponen, PhD, professor of environmental health at the University of Cincinnati. “In a healthy building, you don’t have visible mold.”
The CDC’s Perspective on Mold Testing and Removal
“Generally, it is not necessary to identify the species of mold growing in a residence, and CDC does not recommend routine sampling for molds. Current evidence indicates that allergies are the type of diseases most often associated with molds. Since the susceptibility of individuals can vary greatly either because of the amount or type of mold, sampling and culturing are not reliable in determining your health risk. If you are susceptible to mold and mold is seen or smelled, there is a potential health risk; therefore, no matter what type of mold is present, you should arrange for its removal. Furthermore, reliable sampling for mold can be expensive, and standards for judging what is and what is not an acceptable or tolerable quantity of mold have not been established.”
The EPA’s Perspective on Mold Testing and Removal
Is sampling for mold needed? In most cases, if visible mold growth is present, sampling is unnecessary. Since no EPA or other federal limits have been set for mold or mold spores, sampling cannot be used to check a building’s compliance with federal mold standards. Surface sampling may be useful to determine if an area has been adequately cleaned or remediated.
Texas State Restoration and Your Texas Insurance Company and Claim
Managing your damage insurance claim, either residential or commercial, and whether for water, fire, mold, bio, or other in TX can be a daunting task. Everything from the policy language, to entitlements, mitigation terms and processes, and beyond can be complex and confusing. Large insurance companies leverage their size and power to gain the upper hand over uniformed customers in many cases leaving them vulnerable during a very stressful and traumatic time. Understanding the mitigation process and the entitlements under your policy are critical to ensuring your property is returned back to it’s pre-loss condition, and done so with proper financial compensation through your policy. Let Texas State Restoration help you navigate this complex process so you can rest a little easier. When the right documentation is prepared and submitted the whole process goes along more smoothly and your chances are denial are mitigated. Getting the paperwork and mitigation work done right the first time puts the odds of a positive outcome and settlement in your favor.Call Now: 903-609-3027
From time to time pre-project questions do arise and in those cases you can always call the local health department, or alternatively, contact is here at Texas State Restoration and we can answer them for you. Our consults are always no obligation and risk free so you can rest easy knowing that we have your best interest in mind, and we are more than happy to provide any information you may need.
Texas Department of Health Contact Details if Required
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, Texas 78756-3199
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, Texas 78756-3199
With proper crawlspace encapsulation you can expect
- Improved Air Quality
- Mold, mildew, bacteria, and other contaminants are present in damp crawlspaces. If your crawlspace is damp or moldy, the air quality in your home is likely to be impacted as well
- Property Damage Mitigation
- Encapsulation can protect floors from buckling and wood framing and supports from rotting. It can also prevent pest infestations
- Heating and Cooling Savings
- Leakage from your crawlspace can cost allot annually, some estimates peg that number as high as 18%.
Call Texas State Restoration today and see if crawlspace encapsulation is a candidate for your TX property, the estimate and inspection are always free. 903-609-3027