What causes cupping and/or cracking of hardwood floors over vented crawl spaces?

hardwood cupping floors
Hardwood cupping floors

Moisture and dew point levels in Carolina crawl spaces constantly increase and decrease with the change of seasons. Crawl Space style foundations are one of the most commonly built construction types utilized in the Charlotte, North Carolina Market as well as the Southeastern United States as a whole. Many of these crawl spaces contain HVAC duct ...

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Encapsulation or Controlled Ventilation – encapsulate and/or waterproof a 100 year old house ?

Encapsulation Vs. Controlled Ventilation

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Downtown Charlotte North Carolina has many old neighborhoods that date back between the 1900’s and the 1940’s. Many of these old houses have basement / cellar areas adjacent to crawl spaces that were used for heating back in the old days. Oil ...

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Leaning Chimney Repair – Tilting Chimney Problem in Charlotte

Leaning Chimney Repair – Charlotte NC

Chimney problems continue to be a common occurrence in the foundation repair industry in the Charlotte market. Chimneys have the vulnerability of having an excessive amount of weight constructed on a fixed point. Often, chimney foundations are poured much too thin or too small as well as being honeycombed up under the chimney itself. Improperly compacted soil at the time of construction can also be an important factor in the development of chimney ...

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Railroad Tie Retaining Wall Problems? Repair or Replace in Charlotte NC

Railroad Tie Retaining Wall Collapsing, Leaning or Decaying?

If you are a homeowner, realtor, or property manager in the Charlotte area and you are dealing with a damaged or decaying timber retaining wall on the property, exploring a repair strategy as opposed to removal and/or replacement could save thousands of dollars on the project. There are currently hundreds of rotten and decaying timber retaining walls located all over Mecklenburg County and the surrounding counties. Built in the 70’s ...

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The Lost Art of Residential Foundation Repair in Charlotte, NC. How do I pick an experienced Contractor?

In Charlotte as with many trades across the United States there is an increasing shortage of qualified personnel to fill production teams in the foundation repair arena. Discussions with colleagues and professionals in the industry all migrate to the same conclusion and agreement with the grim reality of the constant frustration in finding experienced and qualified personnel to take leadership positions as Superintendents and job Formans’ in the field.

FOUNDATION REPAIR EXPERTS?

It takes at least 10 years to be ...

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Cat Urine Odor Problem Solved in Weddington NC

Cat Urine Odor Problem Solved – Weddington, NC

 

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Dan and Robin Reinbold

After contracting with 1 company to install french drains and tarp the crawlspace and then another to encapsulate, insulate and install a dehumidifier in it we started getting ...

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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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Should I Keep Crawl Space Vents Open or Closed?

Crawl Space Vents Open or Closed?

It is that time a year once again. Heavy rains, followed by periods of excessive heat. Elevated relative humidity and dew point levels become common now all through the summer. It is the season of condensation problems inside Charlotte, NC crawlspaces. Homeowners are now faced with the unpleasant reality that something needs to be done to protect their investment. Crawlspace condensation problems can cause the development of mold and fungal colonies to manifest ...

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Hardwood Floor Cupping – Crawlspace Moisture Problems

 

Hardwood Floor Cupping Problems? Elevated Crawl Space Moisture Problems …

With the passing of Spring break, and the upcoming Easter weekend, days become longer and temperatures rise. Weather patterns change to a more sub-tropical feel. Dew point levels increase. It is the start of the condensation season inside North Carolina crawl spaces. Crawl Space construction is the most common construction type in the Southeastern United States. Many of these crawl spaces contain HVAC duct work that service the ...

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