Heat, Humidity & Your Crawlspace
Summer is right around the corner, but the heat and humidity are already here and can pose potential threats to your home and health when combined with an unsealed, dirt floor crawlspace. When temperatures rise and the uncomfortable hot and humid weather hits the crawlspace is often not first on a homeowner’s to do list, rather their priority is having a functioning HVAC unit and AC system. However, it is important to maintain your crawlspace year round as issues often worsen during the hot summer months.
A dirt crawlspace with open vents allows for persistent moisture. More moisture is released from the ground as temperatures rise. As moisture levels increase, a humid environment is created that causes mold growth, musty air and structural damage. The humid air and moisture within crawlspaces will migrate to other upper areas of the home by a stack effect. The hot, musty air rises into the living quarters of your home becoming over 50% of the air you breathe, which in turn can pose a threat to your health.
Controlling humidity is one of the most important steps a homeowner can take in protecting their biggest investment and safeguarding their family’s health. Encapsulating your crawlspace is the best solution to beat the heat and humidity summer brings and control moisture for good. Carolina Foundation Solutions specializes in the installation of crawlspace encapsulation systems that are tested and proven. We use quality materials that far exceed the industry standard to ensure that each system works properly and stands the test of time. Each masonry pier, foundation wall, opening and penetration is properly wrapped and sealed. The entire space is covered and sealed using an antibacterial 14 mil Flexi Seal vapor barrier. Our crawlspace encapsulation system will remove unwanted moisture from your home, prevent structural issues, provide added storage space, promote cleaner air, reduce energy bills by 20%, prolong the life of your HVAC system and increase the value of your home.
For additional peace of mind, couple an encapsulation system with a dehumidifier to put even the toughest moisture problems to rest. Carolina Foundation Solutions will install a Sante Fe Energy Star dehumidifier that will remove 2–3 times more moisture per kilowatt of electricity than a conventional dehumidifier.
Take the first step by closing all crawlspace vents then call Carolina Foundation Solutions at (877) 770-7050 to schedule a FREE inspection and get the repair process started.