The Common Fallacies, Challenges, and Problems with Using Dehumidifiers in Crawl Spaces.
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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Bowed Basement Wall Testimonial – Masserang Consulting
This client, Mr. Audette, had a badly bowed in basement wall that we were able to remediate to his satisfaction.
Bowed Basement Wall Charlotte – Have you noticed bowing or buckling in your basement walls? If you have there is a very good chance that the situation has been a long time in the making. A Bowed Basement or Foundation Wall can occur as a result of soil loads pushing ...Continue Reading →
I have been getting a lot of phone calls recently on the difference between crawlspace encapsulation and crawlspace ventilation. Which solution is better? Unfortunately, there is an abundance of information on the Internet about this topic. Some good, some bad, some extraordinarily bad. Since I am an expert in both solutions, I will try to emphasize some key points on both systems that you should consider before making a decision. Keep in mind that ...Continue Reading →
We have had an interesting winter so far. The first half has been mild, with periods of heavy rain. Elevated crawl space humidity levels and dew points were common inside crawl spaces well into December 2015. With 11 inches of rain falling in November, many homeowners have been complaining about standing water inside the crawl space. Recently, we have transitioned into a much cooler and drier pattern. Crawlspaces are beginning ...Continue Reading →
With the increased amount of rainfall we have received over the last two months, I’ve been getting several calls for Bowing basement walls.
A Bowing basement wall is typically a block wall that shows symptoms of distress from hydrostatic pressure being applied to the outside of the house from increased water penetration along the foundation. This can be a result of poor drainage, clogged gutters, grading problems, clogged foundation drains and/or or poor construction.
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I did a crawl space inspection yesterday at a house in South Charlotte where I discovered a humidistat controlled power vent used by the homeowner to help control the crawlspace air quality. The unit was set on 30% Relative Humidity so the fan was running continuously sucking air out and pulling unwanted air in from the outside through the other open vents. With cooler temperatures, low humidity and dew point levels present now there is no reason for this ...Continue Reading →
Crawl space ventilation – Crawl spaces need dry air and proper ventilation. The goal of the Atmox System is to reduce moisture and humidity level in your crawl space to avoid many of the crawl space challenges that homeowners experience.
The basic principle if how the system works is to ventilate the space with fresh dry air from the outside only when it will improve the ...Continue Reading →
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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