At Summit Pest Solutions, we offer a number of solutions to your moisture control concerns. We understand that each situation is unique, and so will provide you with solutions tailored to your needs. Learn more here or contact us about our expert crawl space encapsulation services and how they can protect your home.
Most people don’t consider how much of an issue moisture can be. If too much of it builds up in your home, then it can cause a number of different issues, including:
- Mold and mildew growth, necessitating removal.
- Potential bug infestations, since many are attracted to humid conditions.
- Rot and deterioration to your home.
- Damage to your personal belongings.
Controlling the moisture in your home is incredibly important if you want to avoid these consequences. That’s why you should consider getting service from Summit Pest Solutions. We offer moisture control and moisture source treatment solutions for common problem areas in the home, such as basements and crawl spaces, including crawl space encapsulation. We are trained to identify and seal moisture leaks that serve as breeding grounds for wood-destroying fungi. It is our goal to provide you with effective, reliable service to help keep your Asheville, NC building safe.
Vapor Barriers: Elevated crawlspace moisture creates conditions conducive to pest infestations including ants, roaches, rodents, termites, and wood-boring beetles. A vapor barrier will offer basic protection against this. We use a 6mil polyethylene liner, overlapped at the seams, and anchored to the ground using turf spikes. We cover 100% of the exposed soil to suppress ground water vapors preventing them from being absorbed by your substructure and insulation. This will help to control minor moisture issues.
Vents: Are your foundation vents broken? This can lead to elevated moisture conditions, frozen pipes in winter, and allows easy access into your home for all types of pests. Our solution for this is installing Temp Vent brand automatic replacement vents. These vents are manufactured just down the road in Shelby, NC. These can be installed to replace most standard foundation vents. They will open and close automatically with the changes in temperature, taking one more thing off your list of things to do.
Sump Pump & Drain Systems: Do you have water standing inside of your crawlspace? This could be from a plumbing leak, faulty grading, or a clogged gutter system. Once all these factors have been ruled out, it may become necessary to install a sump pump and drain system on the interior of your foundation. We use 4” slotted, corrugated pipe with a gravel filter for the drain lines and feed them into an industrial grade sump well liner. We also use Made in the USA Liberty Sump Pumps complete with a check valve and 1.5” PVC discharge. We also provide an outlet with a dedicated circuit installed by a licensed electrician for the pump.
Sealed Crawlspace Systems: If your crawlspace is vented, has a full vapor barrier, and water intrusion problems have all been corrected but you still have elevated moisture conditions then you may want to consider a sealed crawlspace system. We use a reinforced liner to cover all soil, tape the seams, seal all the foundation vents and any other openings. We then install a Made in the USA Santa Fe Dehumidifier that operates using a humidistat to regulate the moisture through out the year. If the conditions warrant, we also wrap and seal the walls and piers. If these is excessive organic growth on the wood, we can also remove insulation, neutralize the growth, and install an insulated liner on the foundation wall to make the home even more energy efficient. Every home is different and requires a custom solution. Estimates are always FREE so give us a call to see what the best solution is for your home’s crawlspace today.
Call our team at (828) 471-4499 to schedule your service today.
Buddy is old-school with new technology. He really cares about people beyond the call of duty.
"I was in an emergency today and didn't have any help. He was in the neighborhood and offered to stop by and help me and did. Who does that nowadays?"- Kashmyra A.
I would recommend this company to my own family. They were a joy to work with.
"I was in the middle of getting estimates from 3 other companies for the moisture under the house. Summit not only came in with the most affordable estimate but it was the most thorough."- Kathy R.
Buddy is easy to talk to, patiently answered all of my questions, and explained what was going on.
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I had a mouse that found it's way into my house and Buddy was able to capture it the first go round!
"They are well versed, experienced, friendly and trustworthy in terms of making you feel safe in their care and in your home."- Ellen S.
We have seen a dramatic decrease in bug activity around the office.
"I would highly recommend their service to anyone."- Andrew S.
Summit not only came in with the most affordable estimate, but it was the most thorough.
"I would recommend this company to my own family. They were a joy to work with."- Kathy R.
Summit Pest Solutions has been fantastic to work with.
"We talked to and got quotes from quite a few different companies when selecting our termite system. Summit came out as the best mix of professionalism, knowledge/experience, affordability, and customer service."- Victoria H.
Buddy and his staff are friendly, professional, communicative, and timely.
"They took the time before and after to explain problems and treatments and offer options regarding an infestation in a rental home."- Laura M.
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