Crawl Space Condensation
Did you find condensation in your crawl space?
Crawl space condensation means you have a moisture problem. Moisture problems in your crawl space will lead to an array of issues, including structural damage, mold and allergy problems, and most importantly – the safety of your family & home.
What Causes Crawl Space Condensation Problems?
Open Crawl Space Vents
Poor Moisture Barrier
A durable, properly installed crawl space moisture barrier is one of the most important components in a sealed crawl space. In addition to keeping soil moisture out of the crawl space, it also seals out air, pests, dirt, radon gas, and dust. If your moisture barrier is torn or has standing water on it – it is time to upgrade to sturdy materials developed specifically for crawl space encapsulation.
Dirt Crawl Spaces
The only reason to have a dirt crawl space is to save money, on the front end. But what you really have is a save now but pay later situation. If money was no object in house building, contractors would never build a home with a dirt crawl space. A house with a dirt crawl space is dysfunctional, and a dysfunctional house is not worth building – at any price. The exposed dirt in your crawl space absorbs moisture from the air and sucks up moisture from below. As the damp soil dries, the moisture rises through your home, increasing the indoor relative humidity. High crawl space humidity also creates the perfect environment for mold, mildew, insects and dust mites.
- A vented crawl space could raise your electric bill by… 25% 25%
We are a crawl space and basement waterproofing company that serves homes from Virginia Beach to Roanoke, and all counties in between! If your home is having problems with water, we have the solutions you need. Request a free inspection now!