Throughout the Carolinas, houses built over a crawlspace are quite common. The crawl space certainly has its advantages. It often allows for easy access for the installation, maintenance, and repair to items such as gas lines, electrical lines, HVAC ventilation systems, and plumbing lines. However, the crawlspace can also present disadvantages.
In the Carolinas’, we experience hot, humid weather, which can be detrimental for the conditions inside a crawl space. Traditionally, houses with crawl spaces must have vents installed within the foundation walls. The vents are to allow for circulation of air. However, the vents also provide a point of entry for moisture. Moisture can also enter a crawl space from the soils below and/or from existing drainage issues around a home. Moisture accumulation threatens structural elements of your home including beams and piers that weaken due to rot. Excessive moisture often occurs in homes with vented crawl spaces, rather than sealed crawl spaces. If excessive moisture is not addressed it can cause mold, mildew, fungi musty air, standing water, pest problems and more. A crawl space is part of the foundation of your home and should be treated with importance like the rest of your home. Homeowners can avoid structural damage and the other many issues caused by excessive moisture by having a proper crawl space encapsulation system installed. With the proper system in place, it will reduce temperatures, limit humidity, improve air quality and prolong the life of your crawl space and home.
A proper crawlspace encapsulation system is one of the most efficient and effective ways to control the levels of moisture and humidity inside a crawl space. Carolina Basement 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.
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- Kevin S. , Homeowner