Posts Tagged ‘crawl space moisture’
8 Ways Crawl Space Encapsulation May Boost Your Home’s Value
For owners whose homes have a crawl space, the main issue they have to deal with in that part of the house is moisture. Crawl spaces are notorious for their vulnerability to moisture and all the other problems caused by excessive moisture in any space, such as mold. Problems in the crawl space can pose…Read More
Why Do I Have Cave Crickets in My Crawl Space
If you own a home with a crawl space it may be full of cave crickets. Why are cave crickets attracted to some crawl space and not others. Are they harmless little creatures that should be tolerated or a sign of a major problem that needs to be addressed? Love them or hate them, cave…Read More
What is a Class 1 Vapor Retarder?
Crawl spaces require a class 1 vapor retarder to be installed on the exposed dirt to assist in moisture control. Although, moisture control is the goal, rarely is installing a vapor retarder alone able to control moisture. Many builders and home improvement contractors are under the assumption that throwing down plastic controls crawl space moisture…Read More
Why is My Crawl Space Wet After New HVAC Install?
It is common for homeowners to experience extremely wet crawl spaces after installing a new heating and air conditioning system. In the warmer, more humid parts of the country, it is quite common to have the HVAC system running way colder than the previous one. Moisture can find its way into crawl spaces even when…Read More
Warning Signs of Crawl Space Water Problems
There are many warning signs of crawl space water problems, so today we are going to talk about how to tell if your crawl space is wet without using moisture meters. Now, most of the time when you go into the crawl space, if you have those meters, it really paints the picture if you…Read More
Misconception: A Sump Pump Will Dry My Crawl Space
Will a sump pump by itself dry your crawl space? Many contractors we encounter are telling homeowners that installing a sump pump will keep the crawl space dry. Is that true? The term dry can mean different things so is it referring to standing water or humidity? What Sump Pumps Do The sump pump is…Read More
Misconception: Using HVAC to Control Moisture in Crawl Space
Are you planning to use your home’s HVAC to control moisture in the crawl space? What are the pros and cons of this project? Have you discussed moisture and crawl space humidity control with your Heating and Air Conditioning contractor? HVAC Removes Humidity Your home’s HVAC unit is great at removing high humidity. That is…Read More