Archive for January, 2017

Home Foundation Problems or Crawl Space Moisture Concerns? How Independent Consultants Can Save You Money

How Independent Consultants Can Save You Money…Solving Your Home Foundation Problems and Crawlspace Moisture Problems

 

 

Over the last 20 years there has been a huge effort  to dominate and control the foundation repair, waterproofing, and crawl space moisture control industries by franchisee networks in the main population centers of the United States. Some of the larger states may have 4 to 5 dealer/operators in a relatively close proximity to one another in order to ...
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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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