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When you have a wet or damp crawl space, this is a perfect breeding area for mold and mildew growth. When mold and mildew gets into your living environment, it can cause an array of health issues. Some of the health issues caused from mold and mildew are:Crawlspace mold and mildew repair in the Bay Area by Bay Area Underpinning

  • Skin irritation
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Infections
  • Organ damage
  • Cancer

Don't put yourself or your family in danger of these health issues. Let Bay Area Underpinning inspect your crawl space and see if you are in need of crawl space repair. Obvious mold and mildew is a sign that you are in need of crawl space repair, but there are some other signs that are not so obvious such as:

  • High humidity
  • Musty odors in living space
  • Condensation on ductwork or insulation
  • High humidity in living area
  • Buckled flooring
  • Insect infestation
  • Wood rot

All of these are indications of a wet or damp crawl space. The sooner the crawl space is repaired, the better. You don't want to take any chance that mold and mildew will create problems for you and your family.

Water enters a crawl space through any small opening it finds and it does not take much water in a damp dark space to promote the grown of mold and mildew. Bay Area Underpinning has the solution and products to keep your crawl space dry and keep mold and mildew away.

Crawl Space Mold and Mildew Solutions in the Bay Area

Bay Area Underpinning will install a vapor barrier for crawl space encapsulation to prevent water from entering your crawl space, preventing mold and mildew. this vapor barrier will also control the humidity throughout your home, lowering your energy bills. Our vapor barriers are the best in the industry, manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leader in the manufacturing of waterproofing products in the industry. These vapor barriers are made of a thick, puncture resistant, high tensile strength material. They come in either 10 or 16 mil. thickness. 

Crawl space encapsulation is not a DIY projects. The vapor barrier that you find in the neighborhood hardware store a thin and are not puncture resistant. Once a vapor barrier is torn or punctured, it is useless and moisture will enter the crawl space and promote the growth of mold and mildew.

Bay Area Underpinning also installs sump pumps in crawl spaces to keep water out. These ECP sump pumps are the best in the industry. Along with the primary sump pump, we also can install a battery backup sump pump in case there is a power outage.

To keep the outside humid air from entering your home, we also seal any exterior vents. Don't let a wet or damp crawl space cause your family health issues due to mold and mildew. Bay Area Underpinning has the experience and uses the best products for crawl space repair. Contact us today for your crawl space repair needs near San Francisco, CA.