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Vented or Closed Crawlspace

(Video) Vented or closed crawlspaces, that is the question. This video provides us with a definitive answer: CLOSED!

In 2002, the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Energy Technology Laboratory funded a project managed and co-funded by Advanced Energy in North Carolina.

The purpose of the project was to determine if vented crawlspaces and closed crawlspaces (encapsulated) provide the same or varying conditions for growing mold. The results were clear. They were not even close.
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Crawlspace Encapsulation

The Crawlspace Problem

One of the biggest issues facing homeowners in East Tennessee is moisture in their crawlspace. Most homes in Knoxville are designed with open crawlspaces, an area below the house with vents allowing outside air to enter. These homes need a crawlspace encapsulation system installed.

In the summer, warm moist air is drawn into the crawlspace and then up into the house. In fact, up to 60% of a home’s air enters through the floor […]

Foundation Repair

Foundation vs Earth

Foundation repair can be critical to maintaining the structural integrity of your home. The foundation of your home is designed and built to bear the weight of the home and provide a safe environment in which to live. Engineers go to great lengths to ensure that the load capacity of a home is sufficient to maintain its structural integrity, even if the ground below shifts.

And yet, with the precautions engineers take, the shifting […]

Basement Waterproofing

What is basement waterproofing?

Simply stated, basement waterproofing is the process of eliminating water and moisture from a basement and putting a system in place to prevent it from entering again.

In Knoxville, unwanted water can enter a basement in a number of ways. It doesn’t need a large opening, in fact, it can come through the pores in a brick.

Water seeks out the path of least resistance, and sometimes that means it will flow where you […]