High Street – Alexandria TN -
Home Inspector found mold in the crawl space there are low spots around the foundation that need to be filled to shed water away from the foundation. There is also a water heater in the crawlspace that had a small leak on a solder joint that was spraying up onto the floor system and a large amount of microbial growth was found in this area. Spray treatment of all joists, gurters, decking and bands repeatedly drying between applications has successfully removed all contamination. No damage to any wooden members under this home was found during this process. AMS installed a 6mil vapor barrier in the crawl space based on standard construction procedures.
NOTE: No testing is normally done in a crawlspace, it is usually a visual and AMS recommends having the original home inspector to re-inspect for final. Crawlspaces, attics and garages are considered outside space and since they have outside air flow to eliminate heat and humidity, testing is futile and expensive.