Crawl Space Blogs and Articles

How Do I Know if My House Has Too Much Humidity

By Michael Church | January 27, 2021

How do I know if my house has too much humidity? We get many requests from homeowners on how to test, measure, or check humidity. Most are only concerned about humidity in the summer but homes can suffer humidity issues in the spring, fall, and winter as well. What are the Best Humidity Levels We…

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Can I Attach Foamboard to Foundation Walls with Adhesive

By Michael Church | January 20, 2021

We got a great Ask A Ninja this week from Piperton, TN. Piperton is near Memphis, Tennessee. If you or someone you know would like to help us expand to that area please click here. The question was: “Can I Attach Foamboard to Foundation Walls with Adhesive or should I use a mechanical fastener for…

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Best Sump Pump for Basement Waterproofing

By Michael Church | January 13, 2021

Many homeowners with flooded basements want to install the best products with the most value. We at Basement Ninja are no different. We have used many different sump pumps over the years from the least to most expensive. In this article, we will go over some features that make a great sump pump. Best Sump…

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Should I Remove Insulation from Crawl Space

By Michael Church | January 6, 2021

“Should I Remove Insulation from Crawl Space?” is a question we get a lot. This is because many contractors are telling homeowners it is not needed. Is that true? Is crawl space insulation needed, or is it better to remove it? I understand why some say it is not needed because certain types of insulation…

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5 Basement Waterproofing Tips

By Michael Church | December 30, 2020

Here are 5 Basement Waterproofing Tips every homeowner should know to not only stop the basement from flooding but improve indoor air quality. Many basements are damp and great sources of mold and other indoor pollutants. Molds and dust mites thrive in high humid environments. Bacteria, viruses, and wood rot fungus can also be found…

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Crawl Space Odors

By Michael Church | December 23, 2020

Should you leave the old vapor barrier and debris behind when performing crawl space encapsulation? Can leaving old vapor barrier and debris be causing odors? We had a great Ask a Ninja from Georgia and wanted to share our thoughts: “I purchased a home in March which had mold remediation and a 20 mil Dura…

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Does My Basement Need a Dehumidifier

By Michael Church | December 16, 2020

Do you have a basement and are asking “Does My Basement Need a Dehumidifier?” Basement dehumidifiers are overlooked by basement waterproofing contractors and homeowners many times when dealing with flooding. Basements are similar to crawl spaces in that they are normally more humid than the rest of the home. This is true whether the basement…

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Will Radon Mitigation System Lower Humidity

By Michael Church | December 9, 2020

We got a great question, “Will Radon Mitigation System Lower Humidity?”, on our Ask A Ninja page from Douglas in Carson City, Nevada. I am having my home mitigated for radon. The level is a 3.9, under the 4.0 recommendation for mitigation, however I am doing it anyway. There will be an ASD (active soil…

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