Passively remove and filter humid air in your crawl space.
A crawl space without good airflow becomes stagnant, creating an ideal environment for moisture, wood rot, and mold to thrive. When humidity works its way into your crawl space, your home will start to feel it. Structural issues, foul odors, and reduced air quality will seemingly infect every room.
If this sounds like your home, Regional Foundation & Crawl Space Repair can change matters for the better. Our team specializes in fixing and preventing moisture issues in your crawl space. Using our patented crawl space dehumidifier, we can ensure your home stays dry, clean, and protected against mold and wood rot.
Don’t hesitate to call us today if you’ve had any issues with mold, wood rot, or any other crawl space problems.
How Humidity Enters Your Crawl Space
Your home isn’t an airtight structure. Consider all of the channels in your walls and floors that allow pipes, cables, wires, and ducts to move throughout the home. Changes to the home and natural decay allow humid air to work its way into your crawl space. There, it condenses and begins to affect the structure of your crawl space.
When warm air rises to the upper parts of your home, where it can escape through your roof and windows, a vacuum is created. The void this creates in places like your crawl space is filled with humid air entering from the outside.
This humid air eventually condenses into standing water. The damage it creates can spread through your home, wasting energy and causing all manner of structural issues. This cascade of damage is known as the Stack Effect.
How Humidity Affects Your Home
Humidity in your crawl space can lead to a swath of unpleasant issues. These include:
- Wood rot
- Mold and mildew growth
- Metal corrosion
- Foul odors
- Increased energy bills
As humidity begins to affect your crawl space’s structural integrity, you might notice issues like sagging or uneven floors, pest infestation, and even floor cave-ins. Animals will become more attracted to your home, finding ways to live in your crawl space as long as they can.
As these pests and animals live and die in your crawl space, powerful and unpleasant odors and mold spores will reduce your air quality and affect your health.
How to Control Crawl Space Humidity
There are a few easy ways we can help control humidity in your crawl space. These include:
- Sealing vents in your crawl space
- Installing a crawl space vapor barrier
- Installing a crawl space dehumidifier
Our professionals can effectively prevent moisture from entering your crawl space with these three things and remove any humid air in your crawl space. This approach will preserve the health of your crawl space, prevent infestation, increase your air quality, and help keep your home energy efficient.