Wet Crawl Space Solutions to Stop Crawl Space Moisture : Outdated Building Habits Can Cause Big Problems
Wet crawl space solutions are often needed for your house. How much quality time have you spent in the crawlspace or basement of your house? If you’re like most people, you avoid going there and only do so when there is a problem. They’re often poorly lit, if not totally dark. They are usually damp and this opens the door for major problems. It’s not unusual to find mold or mildew or some other kind of crawl space moisture there. Termites have been known to colonize the space. And you just know there are critters down there ready to crawl up your pants or shirt as soon as you show up! Great place to hang out, right?
Foundation Vents Do Not Stop Crawl Space Moisture
Ok, so what has been the knee jerk reaction of builders for centuries to deal with these problems? They have been installing foundation vents, low and on the outside wall of a house. These vents are near ground level and the theory is that the moist air in the crawlspace or basement will exhaust out through these vents to be replaced with cool dry air. Unfortunately, that is rarely the case and the vents often make the situation worse. [Read more…]