Birmingham Crawl Space Ventilation Services
Improving the Indoor Air Quality of Your Home
Because your house breathes from the bottom up, you must not leave openings for outside air to come in. This allows dirty, unfiltered air from the crawl space to enter your home directly. When this happens, your family could breathe in dirt and mold particles, contributing to allergy symptoms and other health issues.
This is a major problem because most homes with crawl spaces were built under antiquated building codes. We now know that venting a crawl space creates big problems and must be handled by a skilled professional. Fortunately, the certified technicians at Ox Foundation Solutions know how to solve those problems for homeowners throughout Alabama.
Sealing any vents or areas where outside air can enter is necessary to prevent potential health issues and structural damages triggered in your crawl space. By doing so, the sealed vents will block hot or cold outside air and eliminate other unwanted elements, such as insects and moisture. Our vent covers are mechanically attached to form an airtight bond.
Ready to boost your home’s air quality? Call (205) 839-7950 today to speak to us about crawl space ventilation in Birmingham.
Vented Crawl Spaces Are Trouble
Contractors have always favored crawl spaces because they're faster and less expensive to build than a full-blown basement foundation. This type of traditional crawl space utilizes openings or air vents in the crawl space walls so that the air outside can circulate underneath your living space.
If there is any insulation installed, you may find it in the form of fiberglass batts, placed between crawl space joists, while the crawl space's floor will be made of soil or concrete.
Having this type of crawl space can be troublesome over time. In particular, warm and moist air enters the crawl space during the summer and condenses on the cooler crawl space surface, creating an ideal breeding ground for mold growth and wood rot.
Damp crawl spaces will also attract termites, carpenter ants, and other insects that can harm your home. In winter, the floors become too cold because of wet or missing insulation, meaning higher heating bills.
Count on Ox Foundation Solutions to Ventilate Your Crawl Space
Call us today at (205) 839-7950 or contact Ox Foundation Solutions online when you are ready for Birmingham crawl space ventilation services or want to learn more about our additional services. We service most of Alabama, including Montgomery, Tuscaloosa & the Huntsville area.
Thank you Jackson for being so thorough and detailed with my yearly service and leveling out one of the units and the extra detail to replacing/cleaning the drain lines.- CD Jr.
A sweet lady at Ox even called me every morning to tell me the crew on the way and when to expect them, that was really nice.- George F.
This was the best decision we could have made. We got the house, that we loved, and Ox took us through each phase of the repair.- Al C.
I am very pleased with the work that all of the Ox Foundation Crews did.- Matt C.
Choosing the right company to do our work was a tedious process, but we could not be happier with our choice.- Jim B.
Ox Foundations strives for excellence, and it is shown in their work and employees!- Shannon N.
They were courteous and professional and their work was excellent.- Alan T.
He explained how the maintenance program would work and got us taken care of quickly.- Evan M.
Are you unsure if you need foundation work or just need to find out how much it will cost? We offer free, in-person, no-obligation estimates for any of our foundation, waterproofing, sump pump, or other services. Call us now to book an appointment.
Most people have other things they want and need to spend their money on besides foundation work, waterproofing, and crawl spaces, but putting this off can jeopardize the safety of your home. We've partnered with a finance company to offer low-interest finance options.
We stand behind the work we do. That is why we offer full, life-of-the-structure warranties that are transferable should you sell your home. We've been in business for several decades so we're not a fly-by-night company. We stand behind our work and will be there should you ever need us again.