How to Fix Bouncing Floors

Bouncing floors are annoying. Hearing your dishes clang together when you walk by a curio cabinet sends chills up my back. I may be weird but if I hear a rattle in my car, I have to stop and fix it. Okay, maybe your sensitivity¬†to annoying noises is not as bad as mine, but fixing…

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Indoor Humidity in Cold Weather

Indoor humidity is affected by cold weather just like warm weather. Not preparing your home for the cold season can create humidity issues. Most of the time, a home will dry out in the winter. This seems like a good thing, right? The problem is, you and your home need a moisture balance. Too moist…

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3 Signs of a Damp Crawl Space

Never go in your crawl space? That’s ok, there are signs to look for in the living space that may indicate a damp crawl space. Many of these signs are visible. While others may require your nose. Even others could use a humidity reader or moisture meter to detect. Trust me, those meters are worth…

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Are Wet Foundation Walls Bad?

I think it is fair to say that many contractors and home builders do not consider wet foundation walls to be a bad thing. If they did, they would put more emphasis on properly waterproofing the outside of the home during construction. Many times, crawl space repair contractors seem not interested in addressing wet foundation…

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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…

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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…

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What is Efflorescence and Should I be Worried?

People with crawl spaces often ask what is efflorescence, and should I be worried if it is present? Some homeowners are concerned that efflorescence could be a type of mold? Efflorescence is usually harmless, but it is an indication of a problem that could pose harm to you and your home. So What is Efflorescence?…

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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…

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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…

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