Water underneath your home?  Musty smell inside the house?  Falling insulation?  Wood Decay repairs needed?  Shifting piers?  No problem!  A-1 Inc. Exterminators is prepared to get dirty and take care of business!   

WE OFFER PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATION OF:

  • Dehumidification Systems

  • Crawl Space Ventilation Fans/Systems

  • Fungi Treatments

  • Sump Pumps

  • Crawl Space Insulation (Removal and Installation)

  • Vapor Barriers (6 MIL/10 MIL/12 MIL)

  • Crawl Space Sand for Faulty Grade Issues

  • Automatic Temperature Controlled Foundation Vents

  • Access Doors/Access Wells/Vent Wells

  • Crawl Space Structural Repairs

DEHUMIDIFICATION SYSTEMS: 

WHY?

  • Aid with moisture problems in crawl spaces

  • Works to provide ideal conditions for the air you and your family breathe that enters your home through your crawl space

  • Helps to reduce incidence of fungal growth and insect presence

  • Helps to avoid pipe freezing in the winter

  • Keeps your crawl space maintained by increasing the life of all facets of your crawl, such as vapor barriers, insulation, wiring, piping, structural wood members, sub floor, etc.
     

FANS:

WHY?

  • Fans provide the crawl space with needed ventilation that prevents ground moisture and puddling condensation from vaporizing and rising into the wood structure of your home.


A1 FANS:

  • Provide directional airflow via high-velocity turbine wheel to make the most of the air flow provided by your foundation vents.

FUNGI TREATMENTS:

What is a Fungi or Borate Treatment?

A borate treatment is made to the exposed wood surfaces in your crawl space to arrest the growth of wood-destroying fungi and to help protect the wood from insect attack.  A borate is environmentally safe, odorless, and colorless.  Treatment efficacy is approximately 7 years.

Why should I consider a Borate Treatment?

Borate treatments are performed for a variety of reasons.  The primary reason would be as a preventative measure, due to the long-lasting protection.  A borate treatment leaves the wood unpalatable to wood-destroying insects in addition to being effective for control of other pests such as: beetles, crickets, roaches, etc.

The borate treatments we offer serve to ensure the integrity of the wood in your crawl space.  Under certain conditions, wood-destroying fungi, algae, white rot, brown rot, poria incrassata, and wet rots can form in your crawl space.  In conjunction with other moisture control solutions we offer, this works to halt harmful effects of moisture problems in the crawl.  Pre-treatment is a highly-advisable option.

Primary insects affected by Borate Treatments:

  • Subterranean termites

  • Formosan termites

  • Carpenter ants

  • Powderpost beetles

  • Old house borers

 

Our fungi / borate treatments are proven to provide homes with an environmentally-friendly solution to moisture problems plaguing many homes.  If you think your home is in danger, give us a call at (757) 420-4800.  We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Disclaimer:  It should be understood that problems that may have led to the infestation or that may do so in the future must be corrected.  It should also be understood that while fungal sporing and growth in a crawl space can have some adverse effects on those with sensitivities, this is NOT the same type of dangerous sporing that is termed "toxic mold".  These dangerous molds are those such as Stachybotrys or Chaetomium.  These serious conditions are generally identified by a company qualified to perform air quality testing and are not normally found in crawl space environments.

 

SUMP PUMPS:

WHY?

  • Sump pumps allow for automatic evacuation of water from a crawl space at times of high water intrusion.

  • Helps alleviate damage to your home's foundation, footings, wood framing, and sub-floor due to excessive moisture

  • Promotes an environment to inhibit fungal growth and possible termite attack

  • Preserves crawl insulation and vapor barrier by reducing standing water in your crawl space

  • Less expensive that other measures such as french drains or dry wells.

CRAWL SPACE MOISTURE CONTROL SPECIALISTS

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