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The symptoms

When it comes to homeownership, you can’t trust just anyone to help maintain and restore your home. You want a local business with deep ties to the community and a reputation for quality service and integrity to work on your home. That’s why homeowners throughout Northern Virginia have come to rely on LUX Foundation Solutions for their crawl space repairs.

One crawl space problem common throughout the East coast is wood rot. Wood rot can steal your home’s structural integrity and create a hazardous living environment for you and your family. When wood rot has set into a crawl space, homeowners most often experience the following indications.

  • Springy floors
  • Musty or moldy odors
  • Excessive humidity in your home

At LUX Foundation Solutions, we have the proven solutions to help you restore your home’s safety and value. If you suspect wood rot is an issue in your home, contact us today for a free inspection.

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The Causes

In most cases, wood rot can always be tied back to excessive moisture in your crawlspace. When moisture builds up, mold and mildew can grow and spread, compromising the structural integrity of your crawlspace. This can lead to even further damage in your crawl space, including attracting mice and rodents and also completely ruining your insulation. If you notice any wood rot in your crawl space, your safest bet is to contact us as quickly as possible for a free inspection to ensure the safety of your home and family.

Our solution

The solution to your wood rot problem will depend greatly on the extent of damage as well as the cause. We evaluate each situation individually and craft a customized solution based on your particular needs. Most solutions involve the following common methods.

  • Crawl space encapsulation
  • Sistering floor joists
  • Replacing rotten flooring

Wood rot should be addressed at the first sign of a problem. Don’t wait for your crawl space problem to get any worse. Contact us today to schedule your free on-site inspection and evaluation. If our professional team identifies any problems, they will provide you with a customized solution and estimate for repair.

Do I Need To Fix This?

Wood rot attacks the structural integrity of your home, particularly the flooring and floor joists over your crawl space. This causes floors to bounce or spring when you step on them. In extreme cases, the potential to fall through a weakened floor may exist.

In addition to the structural concerns, there are other problems related to wood rot such as mold/mildew, excess humidity, and increased heating/cooling expenses. These problems have the potential to reduce the comfort of your home and negatively impact your health.

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