If you have a crawl space underneath your home instead of a basement, more than likely it lacks suitable ventilation so there is constant air circulation flowing through it. When this happens, humidity will begin to swell in your crawl space because the moisture has no where to go and will eventually seep into the wooden frames and supports of your home. As this moisture builds up, then eventually mold and mildew will begin to grow.
As this continues over time, you will start to have a mold problem it creates bacteria which is the perfect environment for pests, bugs, critters, and unwanted animals. Eventually it could generate must and odor from the bacteria causing live mold that will continue to grow and spread in your crawl space, making the air quality extremely hazardous for your family and you to breath.
Solutions for fixing Humidity, Must & Odor Problems
We offer 3 different solutions for dealing with Crawl Space humidity, for details click on the + for more info:
Solution: Install a Crawl Space Dehumidifier
The crawl space below your home is generally not given much thought until there’s a problem, such as; moisture and humidity. If this are area is not properly sealed off, increases the chances of excessive moisture in the air. This moisture also known as humidity, when found at high levels, can cause serious problems both below your home as well as inside of it.
Crawl space humidity can lead to any of the following issues:
- Wood rotting, warping, and decaying
- Damage to the structural integrity of a home
- Termite and pest infestations
- Poor indoor air quality
- Mold and mildew growth
Our Sump Pump of choice is the SafeBasementsTM PHCC Pro Series Line. We chose it because it is a tough and reliable sump pumps use either a cast iron or stainless steel construction (depending on pump series used), and is a reliable duty rated for worry free operation.
Also, these crawl space sump pumps are relied on for being energy efficient, using 172% less energy than most other pumps being used, and it comes with a 3 year no hassle warranty on all systems.
To seal off your crawl space, we use of the Healthy Living Encapsulation System from SafeBasements™ system to fix and seal the area below your home. When not sealed off correctly you could have moisture, high levels of humidity, as well as unwanted critters. When Foundation Solutions starts the encapsulation process, we put in a white vapor barrier that is durable, and durable. We attach it to the wall and floor surfaces are permanently sealed off from any outside environment so that this the crawl space is safe, dry, and healthy. There will no longer be any moisture which means no mold growth and/or wood rot.
To make sure there are no water drainage issues, we install a special drainage system as we are doing the encapsulation job. This is designed to improve drainage of water underneath the actual floor liner, and because it is 100% polypropylene design, it won’t experience any issues from moisture damage, which common with other systems. We have several liners for the wide variety of crawl space areas underneath the home.