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4 Innovative Solutions for Your Crawl Space Moisture Blues
It is considered one of the most obsolete building techniques yet crawl spaces are still common even in modern homes. The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) reports that over 96% of homes with crawl spaces below are at risk of flooding while the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) cites crawl space moisture among its top problems.
Leveraging Professional Expertise
With so many problems and legal gray areas crawl spaces continue to cause untold stress to home owners. Luckily, professional foundation and basement contractors can refurbish this space to eliminate problems such as, flooding and moisture leakage, mold growth, nasty odor and floor damage among other.
Methods of Solving Crawl Space Moisture Problems
It might be cliché but necessity is the mother of all invention. Basement contractors use specialized skills to avert any problems arising from crawl space moisture.
Some of the techniques used to solve these problems include:
Installation of a Crawl Space Vapor Barrier
Crawl spaces are still legal in the U.S. and many homes have them. Letting in warm air into these spaces instigates your crawl space moisture problems.
When it is cold, warm air condenses beneath your floor surface and water pipes leading to mold growth, floor dampness among other problems. A vapor barrier made of plastic lining helps to keep away moisture in the crawl space and should only be fitted by a professionally trained foundation contractor.
Sump Pump Installation
This mechanical solution is long lasting and you will be assured there will be no moisture in your basement. This pump works by pumping ground water and any discharge from your French drain away from the crawl space. If you already have a sump pump make sure it is working optimally by having a technician check it regularly especially before a rainy season.
Crawl Space Vent Cover
If you realize your home already has vented underneath space it is time to call in a contractor to sort out crawl space moisture issues. This is because vents later lead to condensed air in the crawl space which ruins pipes while allowing mold to flourish. A vent cover is designed to keep off warm air to prevent these moisture issues.
Crawl Space Drainage Systems
Moisture problems in the basement or crawling space starts with drainage. Well, if you have a dirt-floored crawl space it is high time you hired a contractor to install an indoor drain tile which will drain all the water that would have pooled leading to moisture problems.
There are many other innovative solutions out of your crawl space moisture nightmare. However, remember only a professional foundation contractor should handle this specialized project to avoid compromising your home’s foundation.