Ray Terry – About Your House Radio discussing crawl space science, air quality and mold issues. 8-5-17

Published on August 6, 2017

I wanted to thank Ray personally for having us on his show on Saturday! We were lucky to have some of the top minds in the industry all sitting down at the same table together to discuss the intricacies of crawl space science and the effects of moisture, condensation, drainage problems, poor air quality, and mold issues inside and under homes here in Charlotte, NC, and the South Eastern U.S. in general. Any opportunity to sit ...

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Crawl Space Misdiagnosis – Customer Overcharged by Thousands for Unneeded Services

LOCAL CRAWL SPACE SCIENCE COMPANIES MISDIAGNOSE SYMPTOMS AND ATTEMPT TO OVERCHARGE CUSTOMERS FOR UNNEEDED SERVICES IN NORTH CAROLINA.    (PART 1)

I recently visited a customer in the Triad market that had some unique challenges to overcome with her crawl space. This customer had spent a fortune with a contractor waterproofing her basement and encapsulating her crawl space. A drain system was installed in the basement section connected to a sump pump. Inside the crawl space, all of the sub-floor insulation ...

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Problems with Crawl Space Encapsulation and Sealed Crawl Space Systems in Charlotte, NC

What are the Common Problems, Complaints, and Disadvantages Associated with Crawl Space Encapsulation or Sealed Crawl Space Systems in Charlotte, NC?

A crawl space encapsulation in a nutshell is a protocol where the contractor will close off all of the crawlspace vents, solve drainage problems, clean biofilm contaminants from the floor system, and install expensive plastic liners over the crawlspace soils including wrapping crawl space piers and often sealing the liner ...

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Problems Using Dehumidifiers in Crawl Spaces

The Common Fallacies, Challenges, and Problems with Using Dehumidifiers in Crawl Spaces.

 

I did an inspection last week inside the crawlspace on the south side of Charlotte, NC where I discovered that the homeowner had sealed off all of his vents, and installed a commercial dehumidifier inside the space in an attempt to mitigate crawl space moisture. As it was a winter inspection, it was not surprising to find that the wood moisture content of the ...

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Encapsulation vs. Ventilation – When is the best time of the year to install a crawl space moisture control system?

When is the best time of the year to install a crawl space moisture control system?

Good afternoon
Michael Masserang here again and I’m here with Billy Mitchell and he is the owner of Intellivent and we’re continuing our series today on Encapsulation versus Ventilation and we’re going to talk a little bit about installation time as in reference to when is the best time of the year to install one of these types of systems.

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Crawl Space Waterproofing

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WATERPROOFING YOUR HOME’S CRAWL SPACE

With the Spring rains approaching, some homeowners will begin to experience ponding of water inside their crawl spaces after heavy rain events. It is important not to panic, but to focus on identifying the real problems causing these symptoms to occur.

Be careful of commissioned based sales people attempting to sell you an expensive repair that you don’t need.

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Encapsulate v.s. Ventilate

It’s springtime, so it’s time to have your crawlspace inspected for condensation problems. Moisture in your home’s crawl space can introduce a multitude of problems if not resolved. High moisture in your crawlspace provides the perfect environment for mold and mildew growth – a earthy, musty smell that can permeate the crawlspace and invade the home. If left unchecked, the wooden structural support of your home, the joists, sub-floor and rim joists become weak ...

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