Although, in some states, the building code still requires that crawl spaces be vented, Virginia has made a significant change to their building code for crawl space ventilation. According to the change, crawl space ventilation openings are not required where exposed earth is covered with a continuous vapor retarder or barrier.
Your home is a system, and every part of that system plays a role that affects the rest of the structure. A dirt, vented or unconditioned concrete crawl space under your Virginia home is a very bad idea. The earth has very high humidity in the soil. The underground water vapor moves easily into the crawl space and upwards into your house environment. If your crawl space begins to rot, grow mold, or experience structural problems, this will extend to every part of your home. In addition, A home with a dirt crawl space costs more to heat or cool and can raises your heating and cooling cost 15% (to 25%) every month. So, fixing your crawl space is one home repair you can't afford not to make.
Fortunately, there is an ultimate solution to dirt crawl spaces - The CleanSpace System - developed by Basement Systems, the world leader in dry basement and crawl space technology. The CleanSpace Encapsulation System completely stops moisture penetration. It's also tough enough for you to crawl on it and to use your crawl space for storage without worry of putting holes or tears in the liner.
Whether you live in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Arlington, Richmond or Newport News, we have our Virginia crawl space contractors available to install the CleanSpace system in your neighborhood. Call toll free at 1-800-638-7048 or contact us online and you are on your way to a dry, energy-efficient crawl space - and a home that is less expensive, more comfortable, and healthier to live in.
Project Location: Calvary Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
Comment: I'm replacing a crawl space door for a homeowner and they want atleast 36" wide door. They currently have a home made plywood double door set up. They want the new one to be insulated.
Project Location: Fairmont St, Falls Church, VA 22042
Comment: Crawl space encapsulation
Project Location: SUMMERFIELD RD, Falls Church, VA 22042
Comment: Crawl space encapsulation
Project Location: Graystone Road, Warrenton, VA 20187
Comment: Crawl space horror
Project Location: Redturn Lane, Warrenton, VA 20187
Comment: Crawl space insulation.
Project Location: Sycamore Street, Warrenton, VA 20186
Comment: We would like an estimate on having the crawlspace encapsulated.
Project Location: Not Now, Dumfries, VA 22025
Comment: I need to install a drainage system, vapor barrier, and new insulation in my crawl space.
Project Location: Wilson St., Dumfries, VA 22026
Comment: Slight mildew odor Noticeable moisture 34x24 space 3ft avgerage Height
Project Location: Willowbrook Dr, Bealeton, VA 22712
Comment: I'm considering purchasing the property at the location listed above. I had the home inspected today and there is standing water (possibly waste water) in the crawl space. I need a diagnosis of the problem and an estimate on a proper solution and necessary repairs. Please call me if someone from your company would be available in the next few days to meet me and my realtor at the property (tomorrow or early next week) to assist. I'd also appreciate knowing the cost for having someone come out and take a look. Thank you!!
Project Location: Fairfax De, Stephens City, VA 22655
Comment: Moisture in crawl space
Project Location: Edwards Shop Rd., Elkwood, VA 22718
Comment: Crawl space concerns, moisture, old vapor barrier replacement.
Project Location: Sleigh Dr, Cross Junction, VA 22625
Search Request: crawl space water
Comment: Mold in crawl space
Project Location: Cedar Grove Rd., Culpeper, VA 22701
Comment: 42x36 crawl opening
Project Location: Pickett Court, Spotsylvania, VA 22551
Search Request: crawl space dampness spotsylvania va
Comment: Crawl Space Dampness
Project Location: Kirtley Trail, Culpeper, VA 22701
Comment: The house has a crawl space. The vents for the crawl space are at ground level. Water comes in when it rains. Looking for 2 pumps and drains around the inside.