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Published: June 28, 2019
Benefits of a Crawlspace Fan!
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Encapsulation, Crawl space, crawl space encapsulation, vapor barrier, poly, crawl space vent, moisture control, moisture prevention, crawl space door systems, Virginia beach, Hampton roads
Published: July 17, 2019
What To Wear In Your Crawlspace? Even if your crawlspace is dry! You still want to wear a Tyvek suit and a Disposable Respirators. We prefer 3M N95 Disposable Respirator w/ Valve because the valve allows for fresh air exchange. Home Depot sells a Tyvek Suit for about $10.00 that are waterproof and have a hood. Well worth the money. Crawlspace work is stressful and you want to be comfortable and pr…
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Published: July 16, 2019
What Dehumidifier Do I Use For Encapsulation? If you have a crawlspace 1,200 sq. ft. or less most people will use a "compact" model with a condensate pump when encapsulating. If your crawlspace is 2,000 sq. ft. or more you would want a larger model. Such as, the Aprilaire 1850 with a condensate pump sold separately. Seaira Global have released the Watchdog NXT85c with a built in condensate pump. B…
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Published: July 15, 2019
Even If You Have Breakaway Walls You May Need Flood Vents FEMA defines a breakaway wall as: A wall that is not part of the structural support of the building and is intended through its design and construction to collapse under specific lateral loading forces, without causing damage to the elevated portion of the building or supporting foundation system. Any walls below the lowest floor in a build…
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Published: July 15, 2019
Need A New Crawlspace Door But Have Extruding Cables? Your metal or wooden crawlspace door needs replacing but it has cables coming out of it. No problem! Our ABS / UV Treated plastic door was designed with that issue in mind. Our crawlspace access doors are installed over your existing foundation opening. So, the cables do not need to be cut or redirected else where.      
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Published: July 12, 2019
Floodproofing And Your Home What is floodproofing? FEMA defines floodproofing as: Floodproofing Structural or nonstructural changes or adjustments included in the design, construction, or alteration of a building that reduce damage to the building and its contents from flooding and erosion. See "Dry floodproofing" and "Wet floodproofing." definition from: https://www.fema.gov/pdf/fima/pbuffd_appen…
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Engineered Flood Vents on house
Published: July 9, 2019
What Is A Flood Insurance Rate Map or FIRM? FEMA defines a FIRM as: The official map of a community on which FEMA has delineated both the special hazard areas and the risk premium zones applicable to the community. These FIRM's are important to a home owner because it shows if your home is in a flood zone and your insurance rates are based off of that information. Having a current Elevation Certif…
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Published: July 9, 2019
What Does Base Flood Elevation Mean? FEMA defines the Base Flood Elevation or BFE as: The computed elevation to which floodwater is anticipated to rise during the base flood. Base Flood Elevations (BFEs) are shown on Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and on the flood profiles. The BFE is the regulatory requirement for the elevation or floodproofing of structures. The relationship between the BFE a…
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Published: July 8, 2019
Moisture In Your Crawlspace... Keeping moisture under control in your crawlspace will help keep your home healthy and save you money. Moisture in your crawlspace can be caused from duct work sweating on humid days, exterior grade being higher than the interior grade and moisture naturally coming up from the earth. You can help manage moisture in your crawlspace by installing a vapor barrier, using…
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Encapsulation, Crawl space, crawl space encapsulation, vapor barrier, poly, crawl space vent, moisture control, moisture prevention, crawl space door systems, Virginia beach, Hampton roads
Published: July 1, 2019
What Is Vapor Barrier aka Poly? Vapor barriers come in many colors and thickness but, all are used in a crawlspace to keep moisture off your sub floor. About 40% of moisture in the crawlspace comes naturally from the earth. Installing vapor barrier will help reduce this moisture. Vapor barriers come in different thicknesses depending on what you are going to accomplish in your crawlspace. A standa…
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Published: June 27, 2019
What Is An Engineered Flood Vent? An Engineered Flood Vent is a vent designed to release hydrostatic pressure. Hydrostatic pressure is the weight of standing water. The more water that fills in a crawlspace or basement, the more pressure it experiences. More than three feet of standing water can collapse most homes foundation. Installing flood vents will aid in releasing this water pressure. Homes…
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Encapsulation, Crawl space, crawl space encapsulation, vapor barrier, poly, crawl space vent, moisture control, moisture prevention, crawl space door systems, Virginia beach, Hampton roads
Published: June 25, 2019
Crawlspace Moisture Can Destroy Your Home Crawlspace moisture can destroy your home over time if not controlled. You should inspect your crawlspace at least every six months for rodents, insects and moisture. High moisture in the crawl space can cause serious damage over time. Also, high moisture in the crawlspace is very inviting to termites that can destroy your home if not treated.
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Flood Vents - Flood Insurance!
Published: June 18, 2019
INSTALLING FLOOD VENTS IN A GARAGE You have a flood insurance policy and have decided to install flood vents to help protect your home. If you have an attached garage you need to install enough flood vents to cover that area. FEMA requires a minimum of two flood vents and they must be installed on different walls. You can install flood vents in garage doors or in side doors as long as the door doe…
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Published: June 17, 2019
DO YOU HAVE FOUNDATION VENTS BELOW GRADE? If your homes foundation vents are below the exterior grading you may need to install a vent well. Foundation vents below the outside soil often get filled with dirt or mud. Installing a vent well to the in front of your homes vent will help keep dirt out of the opening and allow for some better drainage.
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Published: June 13, 2019
WHAT IS A CRAWL SPACE VAPOR BARRIER AND WHEN WOULD I USE ONE? A vapor barrier is also known as “poly” or "moisture barriers." Most building codes now require vapor barrier in the crawlspace. 40% of moisture comes from the ground, therefore, the plastic is putting a barrier between the moisture that comes from the earth and the sub floor of your home. Poly is intended to retard the migration of…
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Published: June 12, 2019
DOES INSTALLING FLOOD VENTS SAVE ME MONEY? The majority of the time the answer is yes. All these steps listed below should save you more money on your flood insurance and help better protect your home in the event of a flood. Always ask your insurance provider before you proceed doing any of them because what if those actions don’t save you money. Example: Current Insurance Annually $3,000 Inst…
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Published: June 11, 2019
WHY IS AN ELEVATION CERTIFICATE IMPORTANT TO HOME OWNER? Your Elevation Certificate is very important to you and your insurance company because your insurance rate is based on the information on your Elevation Certificate. Your E.C. tells what flood zone you are in, square footage of area to be covered, how many preexisting flood openings you already have and how much area they currently cover. Mo…
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Published: June 10, 2019
DON'T LET CRITTERS IN YOUR CRAWLSPACE If your crawl space access door is rusty or just a piece of wood propped against your crawlspace access? You are most likely letting rodents in your crawlspace causing damage to your home and letting utilities out. Replace it with one of our easy to install ABS plastic crawlspace access doors.  
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Published: June 7, 2019
ENCAPSULATION - CRAWLSPACE VENT COVERS Outward Mounted Vent Covers can be installed over your foundation openings to seal off your crawl space for encapsulation. Available in two sizes and colors. Encapsulating or conditioning a crawlspace creates an environment that can be controlled. Controlling the environment in the crawlspace prevents moisture and humidity from entering the crawlspace pr…
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Published: June 6, 2019
RESIDENTIAL FLOOD MITIGATION AND WHAT IT MEANS TO A HOME OWNER Every home owner who lives in a flood zone most likely has a flood insurance policy. However, most home owners do not know you can take preventative measures; FEMA refers to this as “wet flood proofing” to reduce your annual premium. The big question is where and how to begin? Locate your Elevation Certificate. If you do not have…
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