JES Foundation Repair: Damp Crawl Spaces and Indoor Air Quality

JES Foundation Repair: Damp Crawl Spaces and Indoor Air Quality

JES Foundation Repair addresses how crawl spaces contribute to a home’s overall indoor air quality in this powerful commercial. Visit for more details.

As much as 50 percent of the air you breathe on your home’s first level comes from the crawl space. That dark and dingy space underneath your house is responsible for a great deal of what moves in and out of your lungs. Due to the Stack Effect, air from the lower levels of a house, (can enter your home from crawl space or cracks in the foundation) flows upward and mixes with the air inside the living area.

The average adult breathes over 3,000 gallons of air daily. What is in the air moving through your lungs while at home? Your home should be a haven, not a breeding ground for dust mites, pests, mold, mildew, fungus and wood rot. All of these allergens can adversely affect people with conditions such as asthma or eczema. Adults and children with existing health issues are especially vulnerable to breathing problems as a direct result of poor indoor air quality. Dampness and mold can raise a child’s risk of respiratory issues by 30 to 50 percent.

Dirt crawl spaces are known for trapping high levels of moisture and humidity, creating ideal conditions for mold growth and eventually structural damage. Crawl space encapsulation is commonly recommended as a great solution for homeowners who want to avoid the consequences associated with dirt crawl spaces.

Helpful resources:
How High Crawl Space Humidity Affects Your Health

The Science of Crawl Space Encapsulation

Crawl Space Science | Close the Vents, Seal The Crawl Space

The indoor air quality in your home may be up to five times–and in extreme cases–more than 100 times worse than the amount of pollution outside. Give your family a chance to breathe easy and call 1.866.370.4816 to schedule your free inspection today.

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