Misconception: Crawl Space Dehumidifier With No Vapor Barrier

Installing a crawl space dehumidifier with no plastic is a mistake all homeowners should avoid. When it comes to crawl space humidity control, the dehumidifier is the heart, but you need other items to help.

The Crawl Space Needs a Dehumidifier

Crawl space dehumidifiers are vital in controlling humidity. Crawl space encapsulation with dehumidification can help control humidity throughout your home.

Don’t Skimp Out! Get a Dehumidifier for Your Crawl Space

Many homeowners feel the dehumidifier is an unnecessary expense, but the opposite is true. In parts of the country with varying levels of humidity, the only way to properly address Humidity control is with a dehumidifier.

A Crawl Space Dehumidifier is Not Enough to Eliminate Moisture

Not only are dehumidifiers a necessity, the crawl space vapor barrier is vital to controlling humidity but is also not a stand-alone product.

Homes built today require ground plastic to be installed in the crawl space. No guidance is given to how the plastic should be installed in the crawl space.

Learn More about the Crawl Space Encapsulation Essentials

We recommend you check out the Essential Guide to Crawl Space Encapsulation for more details.

Fix Flooding Issues in Your Crawl Space

If your crawl space floods after a heavy rain or has evidence of standing water, correct this immediately.

Any standing water from the foundation wall or plumbing leaks will affect humidity. Don’t overlook proper waterproofing your crawl space before encapsulation.

Consider Professional Waterproofing for Your House

Exterior waterproofing is sometimes needed and at a minimum Interior waterproofing is normally always needed. Many times however, homeowners will need to do both to fully address a water intrusion issue.

Contact Crawl Space Ninja to Control the Humidity in Your Home

Do you need help with controlling humidity in your home and you live in Alabama, Georgia, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Kentucky? If so, please contact us to schedule your assessment.

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