Tar Heel Tip of the Week: Is Your Home’s Infrastructure at Risk?

Thursday, July 7th, 2016 by Jaimie Hooker


Are the floors in your home soft or bouncy? Do they creak as you walk across them? These symptoms can be a sign of a larger, underlying issue with the infrastructure of your home.Is my Home's Infrastructure at Risk?

Thanks to vented, dirt crawl spaces and excessive moisture below the home, floor systems are at risk of wood rot and support settlement.

Most of the time, these structural repairs are completed without ever fixing the root of the problem! It is only a matter of time before your home’s infrastructure is at risk again.

Vented dirt crawl spaces allow for humidity to enter the space and attach to everything organic. Your flooring system, fiberglass insulation, and stored items all fall victim to water vapor, creating an unhealthy and damp environment below the home.Thanks to vented, dirt crawl spaces and excessive moisture below the home, floor systems are at risk of wood rot and support settlement

Mold is a sign and symptom of active moisture. Long-term exposure to humidity and water vapor can result in mold growth along the floor system of your home. Would you want to spend a lot of time and money repairing your floor system, just to have this problem repeated? The solution is to control the moisture in the crawl space first, then replace the wood floor system in the crawl space.

To learn more about how you can create a healthy infrastructure below your home or to schedule a free estimate appointment, call our local office.

 

 

 

About the author
Jaimie Hooker is the Assistant Marketing Director at Tar Heel Basement Systems; authoring case studies, technical papers, creating and captioning photo albums and managing website content. She also oversees the organization of video testimonials, shows and events, Jaimie lives in the small town of Madison, NC with her husband, Paul, and 3 year old son, Franklin.