Peace of Mind from the Ground up
subpage banner

Dehumidifiers for Basements & Crawl Spaces in NC & SC

Permanent Basement & Dehumidifiers

Commercial Dehumidifier

Smart moisture control in your basement and crawl space involves a combination of strategies. In addition to basement waterproofing, a crawl space vapor barrier, or crawl space encapsulation, your Carolina Foundation Solutions technician may recommend installing a dehumidifier. Waterproofing will prevent water from leaking into your basement or crawl space, but the air in these spaces can still be saturated with moisture.

North and South Carolina experience extremely humid weather, which wreaks havoc on your basement and crawl space. As the Carolinas’ Waterproofing Specialist, Carolina Foundation Solutions is your resource for combating the humidity commonly found in the Carolinas’ basements and crawl spaces.

Trust Carolina Foundation Solutions to provide expert moisture control for a basement dehumidifier or crawl space dehumidifier. Call (877) 770-7050 for a free quote on a dehumidifier.

Moisture Problems in Basements

If you have a basement, you know from experience that they are prone to challenges with moisture. Over 60% of homes in the U.S. with basements suffer from problems caused by water and excess moisture. Even if you don’t have water leaking into your basement, high air humidity levels can affect your wood floors, carpet, walls, and belongings. Moisture in the air also promotes mold and mildew growth, which poses a health hazard for your household.

To keep your basement in good condition and your indoor air quality clean, it’s necessary to reduce the moisture in the air actively. Fortunately, this can be easily achieved using a dehumidifier.

Basement Dehumidifiers

Dehumidifiers work by extracting moisture from the air around them. They do this by pulling in air, forcing it over extremely cold coils, extracting the resulting moisture, and then pushing the drier air back into the environment. In your basement, a dehumidifier can significantly lower humidity levels. Once you set a target humidity level, the dehumidifier will circulate until it reaches that level. When more moisture enters the air, it will activate once more to reduce humidity levels and keep them at the target.

Most people feel comfortable indoors when the humidity is between 30% and 50%. It would be best to keep your basement at 50% humidity or lower since mold grows when the humidity level is 60% or higher.

Does your NC or SC home’s basement need a permanent dehumidifier? Call us at (877) 770-7050 or contact us online.

Crawl Space Dehumidifiers

Crawl spaces are another home area that often suffers from excess moisture. Consistently high humidity levels in your crawl space can cause mold, pests, rust, wood rot, and structural damage. Along with a vapor barrier or crawl space encapsulation, a dehumidifier is a smart option to control moisture in your crawl space and protect your home.

Reasons You Need a Dehumidifier in Your Crawl Space

A dehumidifier can be vital for your crawl space if you have any moisture or high humidity issues below your home. You might need to:

  • Prevent water damage: Even without flooding, high humidity, and moisture accumulation can cause damage to structures under your home and the floors above.
  • Discourage pests: Moisture in your crawl space can create a prime breeding ground for pests.
  • Improve home air quality: A dehumidifier in your crawl space can prevent humidity levels from rising, mold spores from breeding beneath your floor, and more.
  • Lower energy bills: A damp crawl space can waste energy as it becomes harder to warm the rooms above it.
  • Avoid mud and erosion: Damp, muddy crawl spaces can be frustrating to deal with if you ever need to go below your home, but erosion can also cause severe issues for your home.
  • Unpleasant floors: Damp air accumulating in your crawl space can lead to cold or warm floors above or, in severe cases, even lead to damp floors.

Request a quote for a crawl space dehumidifier by calling Carolina Foundation Solutions at (877) 770-7050.

Ideal Humidity Levels for Your Basement & Crawl Space

The ideal humidity for a home in North Carolina or South Carolina is between 30% and 60%, depending on who you ask and the temperature, and your basements and crawl spaces should similarly fall into this range. More precisely, it’s generally recommended to keep these spaces in a narrower range, closer to 50%, because excessively damp or dry crawl spaces can lead to severe problems in the home above that won’t be detected as quickly as they might be elsewhere. Low humidity can damage floors by causing specific structures to contract, while high humidity can lead to mold, rot, and water damage.

Do you need a dehumidifier for your crawl space or basement? Call Carolina Foundation Solutions at (877) 770-7050 today to request a quote or schedule service.

Considerations for Dehumidifiers

Installing a permanent basement dehumidifier is not as simple as placing a standard home dehumidifier in your basement. Basement dehumidifier systems are designed to tackle the unique challenges of a cool, damp environment. Here are some considerations to consider when purchasing a basement dehumidifier:

  • Temperature limits: Typical home dehumidifiers are only effective at temperatures above 65 degrees. Basements are often cooler than that, so a basement dehumidifier is specially designed to work in lower temperatures.
  • Automatic draining: When a regular home dehumidifier becomes full of water, it stops running and alerts you that it needs to be emptied. It often does this using beeps or flashing indicator lights. However, most people don’t spend much time in their basements and don’t enjoy the constant need to check and empty their dehumidifier. Many permanent basement dehumidifiers can be set up to drain automatically into your sump pump, a floor drain, or by pumping the water to a sink drain.
  • Capacity: A dehumidifier’s capacity is rated by how many pints of water it will remove from the air over 24 hours. This is reflected in “PPD,” or pints per day. A dehumidifier intended for use in a regular room in your house might be rated at 25 to 30 PPD. Basement dehumidifiers must have high capacity to combat the extreme humidity levels in basements. Ideally, this means a rating of 50 to 95 PPD.

Ready to add a dehumidifier to your home? Call us at (877) 770-7050 to schedule a consultation today!

Choose Carolina Foundation Solutions for Moisture Control in Your Charlotte, NC Home!

Carolina Foundation Solutions provides the highest customer service and professionalism within the basement and crawl space repair and waterproofing industry. We use only the most reliable systems and products available, which are installed by dedicated and trained professionals.

Our technicians will expertly install your new dehumidifier, then set it up to run smoothly and keep the area dry and free of mold and mildew. Call today to transform your basement from a damp, musty hazard into a pleasant space or safe to store belongings.

Call (877) 770-7050 for a free quote on a basement dehumidifier system or a crawl space dehumidifier for your home in NC or SC.

Why Choose Carolina Foundation Solutions?
Why Choose Carolina Foundation Solutions?
Unrivaled
Experience

We provide hassle-free guidance, support, and customer care to take your project from start to finish.

Affordable
Solutions

We know making a major repair can be daunting, so we offer transparent pricing and tailored solutions to fit your budget.

Reliable Products
& Solutions

We select only the most trusted products and systems for superior reliability.

Accountability

Our work reflects our commitment to excellence: we hire and train only the very best technicians.

Family-Owned
& Operated

Our family is deeply committed to our communities in North and South Carolina.

Guaranteed Work

We do every job right the first time and back that up with our work guarantee.

Unrivaled
Experience

We provide hassle-free guidance, support, and customer care to take your project from start to finish.

Affordable
Solutions

We know making a major repair can be daunting, so we offer transparent pricing and tailored solutions to fit your budget.

Reliable Products
& Solutions

We select only the most trusted products and systems for superior reliability.

Accountability

Our work reflects our commitment to excellence: we hire and train only the very best technicians.

Family-Owned
& Operated

Our family is deeply committed to our communities in North and South Carolina.

Guaranteed Work

We do every job right the first time and back that up with our work guarantee.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Just had a great experience with Carolina Foundation Solutions. Andrew provided a clear overview of the options for a bowing basement wall and settling corner. Robert, Wesley, and Marvin did the work. Andrew knew the pros and cons for…

Robert Perkins

Crack in foundation causing my brick to crack. Excellent customers service and great work perform by the crew. I highly recommend them for everyone. Jim Hurd was the crew foreman. They worked fast and didn't fool around while working…

Jerry Jessup

I have used the folks several times in the last 5 years and have found them honest, reliable, and reasonably priced. If you have a structural situation and need to work with an engineer Carolina Foundation Solutions can put…

Brent Morris

I used Carolina Foundation Solutions to repair my foundation. This was a great experience. They were timely and professional. Britany was very professional and great to work with. John Warner saved me almost $2000 dollars by working around an…

Karen Allison

Highly recommended. They give honest quotes and reliable advise. They fixed my leaning chimney the correct way with an independent engineer's assessment. Other companies want to use their own engineer and over charge. The crew that performed the work…

Michael Rynk