CRAWL SPACE INSPECTION
Whether you are selling or purchasing a new home, or simply wanting to make sure that your property is safe and well maintained, a crawl space inspection is a great idea. Most homeowners rarely, if ever, enter the crawl space under their home. If not properly maintained, this often-overlooked area of a home can have devastating impacts to the health of your family and the architectural integrity and resale value of your property.
How a Poorly Maintained Crawl Space Impact a Home
Problems originating in your crawl space can lead to serious problems throughout your home.
Water or excess moisture in your crawl space cause mold, mildew and rot. These issues can quickly spread to other areas of your home. Excess moisture in your crawl space can cause issues with insulation, supports and compromise subflooring.
Additionally, wet wood is extremely attractive to bugs and termites as it is easier for them to burrow into or through it. Because the crawl space is at the bottom of your home, it’ easier for bugs and other pests to find their way in. Pests and vermin in your crawlspace have easy access to your home and once inside, have a comfortable place to build nests and reproduce. These pests can cause damage to electrical wiring, plumbing, and insulation.
What Happens During a Crawl Space Inspection
Our trained and certified inspector will enter your crawl space to evaluate a number of criteria and components to identify any issues (present or potential). Once completed, they will prepare a report of their findings and will offer suggestions on the best course(s) of action to reduce or eliminate costly repairs in the future.
Specific areas of evaluation:
• Moisture levels and damage (dampness, condensation, warping, etc.)
• Mold or mildew
• Plumbing systems (waste and supply lines)
• Crawl space venting
• HVAC components (ducting, vents, etc.)
• Sill plates
• Electrical systems and wiring
• Floor structure, framing & supports
• Vapor and water barriers
• Pests or vermin
• Termite damage or burrows
With a PRS Construction crawl space inspection, we will not only provide a detailed assessment, but we can also provide repairs and remediation services.
Protect what matters most – call us TODAY and let’s see what’s going on in your crawl space!