The Drier the Better
When it comes to our crawl space the drier the better. We definitely don’t want and moisture building up in there. When we have condensation or other moisture build up it can cause many issues for our home including mold, mildew, dry rot, crumbling foundations and many other problems. This is why it is so important to keep your crawl space dry. Here are some ways that you can do just that!
It is so very important to have vapor barrier properly installed in your home. This protects your crawl space from moisture and condensation build up. If you are going to put it in on your own make sure that you are doing it properly. Watch some good “How to” videos online. But remember It is so imperative to do it in the correct way or it is pointless. Adding vapor barrier to your crawl space is one easy way to add protection to your home against moisture!
We have all heard about humidifiers that add moisture to the air when you or your child aren’t feeling well. However, did you know that many homes have too much moisture? As much as 60 percent of homes are to damp. This can cause a major issue. Walls can sweat or windows can get condensation, this makes the perfect breeding ground for mold and bacteria to grow. If you have these types of occurrences in your home then it may be time to get a dehumidifier.
A dehumidifier literally sucks the moisture right out of the air and puts it into a tank. There are different options for dehumidifiers. There are some that you have to empty the tank and there are some more permanent ones that drain into your plumbing. You can get dehumidifiers specifically designed for your basement or crawl space! How cool is it to know that you can get a machine that sucks moisture out of the air!
If liquid is a major issue in your crawl space or basement then it is time to consider having a licensed professional install a sump pump. Sump pumps are pumps that are put below or in the lowest part of the basement or crawl space in their own sunken basin to collect underground water. Once the water has gotten to the pump the pump will push the water out from under the home. A sump pump will turn on automatically and pump water away from your home. Generally the water is pumped to a dry well or the municipal storm drain system. This can really save you a ton of money and give you peace of mind!
Still having issues?
If you are still having issues then it is for sure time for a crawl space inspection. They may be some other issues that are going unaddressed such as leaking pipes or cracks in the foundation letting water in. If this is the case then you may need to have trenches dug or find some other ways to avoid water getting into your crawl space!
If you are having issues or need some help then give Your Crawl Space Guys a call to help you out!