Posts Tagged ‘crawl space ventilation’
What Does the EPA Say About Venting Sealed Crawl Spaces
What Does the EPA Say About Venting Sealed Crawl Spaces? Crawl space encapsulation can create issues if not properly ventilated per EPA guidelines. Local building codes vary on this issue but we want to share our thoughts on why you should ventilate a sealed crawl space. The goal of a sealed crawl space is to…Read More
Does a Mechanically Vented Crawl Space Control Radon and Humidity?
Does a mechanically vented crawl space control radon and humidity? Many homes built today include foundation vent fans to control humidity. Other homes with radon issues have sub-membrane depressurization systems installed. Today, we will discuss steps to control humidity and radon in your crawl space? What is a Crawl Space Mechanical Ventilation System? The crawl…Read More
Misconception: Seal All Vents of Encapsulated Crawl Space
Is it a good idea to seal all the vents of an encapsulated crawl space? Sealing all vents is a great way to control humidity and moisture, but don’t overlook soil gases. Controlling moisture while creating a soil gas or crawl space odor issue is not healthy for your home. What is a Sealed Crawl…Read More
How Do I Lower Humidity in My Crawl Space
How do you effectively lower humidity in your crawl space to prevent mold and wood rot fungus? There are many ways to lower humidity in the crawl space and the #1 solution will be to add a properly sized dehumidifier but there is more. Crawl Space Vapor Barrier and Humidity If you own a home…Read More
Essential Guide to Crawl Space Encapsulation
Crawl Space Encapsulation is the best way to eliminate crawl space problems. Many crawl spaces suffer from high humidity, standing water, mold, poor insulation, pests, foundation problems, and more. This essential guide covers the most important areas of crawl space encapsulation. Read on if you want to learn how to create a worry-free crawl space.Read More
Should I Seal My Crawl Space Vent or Install a Fan
Recently we went to a crawl space that had the vents sealed by a competitor and new vapor barrier installed almost a year ago. The homeowner was concerned because they noticed a musty smell coming from the crawl space and condensation not only on the crawl space heating and air ducts but also on the…Read More
Vented Crawl Spaces
Controlling crawl space humidity is the key to a healthy crawl space and a healthy home. It is the same for basements too. A wet mold basement or crawl space can affect resale value and maybe even your health.Read More
Should I Encapsulate My Crawl Space?
If you are struggling with whether to invest the money in a crawl space encapsulation system, please read this article.
Crawl Space Encapsulation has become very popular, especially in the south. Most of the crawl space repairs we perform in and around Knoxville, TN involves at the minimum sealing the crawl space to control humidity. There are many layers of crawl space encapsulation so finding the right fit for your budget is important and can also be confusing.