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Never ignore excessive dampness in your home. Controlling water, moisture, and humidity in homes is a must, and can make the difference between a solid foundation and a failing one.
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Crawl Space Waterproofing Done Right!
This is done with the installation of proper vapor barriers, wall insulation, and proper dehumidification. Mold treatments and moisture control measures are critical to minimize the chances for future health and structural concerns. There are over 1,000 known fungi have been identified beneath homes and need to be eliminated or controlled. While we are not hygienists, microbiologists, or scientists, our study of Health and Medicine from a Holistic point of view tells us that eliminating or minimizing these conditions are a must to ensure your good health and avoid “Sick House Syndrome.”
The old method for drying wet basements/crawlspaces was to place fans under a vented house. Unfortunately, these fans draw in moist, humid air, only adding to the problem. However, as experts now agree, the method we have been using for years is the correct solution.
The best way to keep crawl spaces dry is to close up the crawl space by sealing the foundation vents with blocks of foam. Then foam panels (about 1.5″ to 2″ thick) are glued to the interior sides of the foundation walls. Heavy 6-mil plastic is then used to cover 100% of the dirt or gravel floor and up the wall a few inches, encapsulating the moisture. Once you seal the crawl space, you can go one step further and use a special dehumidifier to remove any moisture. Then you know the moisture is gone for good.
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