CrawlSeal and Commercial Crawl Spaces

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 By Jaimie Hooker

Why Encapsulate Your Building’s Crawl Space

A dirt crawl space under a business is a very bad idea. The water vapor from the soil below moves easily into the crawl space and upwards into the business environment.

A damp environment is very unhealthy and can be destructive. Mold thrives and reproduces by producing airborne spores by the millions, and some molds are even toxic.

The natural airflow in a commercial building with a crawl space is from the bottom to the top. This “stack effect” sucks moist air and everything in it up into the customer and consumer areas of the business. Mold spores, odors, humidity, and unwanted pests create a very unhealthy environment for a business’ customers and employees.

The CrawlSeal system includes a 20mil liner used to isolate the business from the earth permanently and to protect one of your biggest investments. The white liner leaves your crawl space looking bright and clean. If you own a business or commercial property with a crawl space below it, you may want to have it professionally checked to ensure you are creating a safe working environment for employees, customers, and friends above it.

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.