Damp Crawl Space

With the spring rains approaching, homeowners with crawlspaces will start to notice that seasonal shift from low humidity to high humidity. Dew point levels will rise, air-conditioning units are turned on, and the entire dynamic inside crawlspaces changes. Higher dew points translates into condensation buildup, tagging insulation, and condensation drip.

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I have done some inspections over the last seven days where condensation ...

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MASSERANG CONTRACTING & CONSULTING PRESS RELEASE

Masserang Contracting & Consulting issued a press release concerning the start-up of Michael Masserang’s new Foundation Repair / Basement & Crawlspace Waterproofing / and Crawl Space Air Quality contracting and consulting service based out of Concord, NC. Masserang Contracting & Consulting services covering the greater Charlotte NC area including the Piedmont and Mountains of Western North Carolina at no cost to the consumer. Read the press release here.

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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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Crawlspace Problems

The Carolinas feature many beautiful older homes, but these homes are often constructed on crawl spaces and lack proper ventilation. This condition fosters the growth of mold, mildew, insects and potentially larger pests. This can be detrimental to a home’s environment as the house “breathes” due to the “stack effect”, air is pulled from the crawlspace along with mold spores, odors from decomposing organic matter and dust mite fecal matter.  These conditions can aggravate persons with asthma, allergies or respiratory ...

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Foundation Problems

Consider this, your foundation is most probably on poured concrete footers formed directly into an excavated trench in the soil. Our area around the Charlotte area and the Piedmont area in general is a heavy clay based soil. Clay is classified as an “expansive soil” meaning that when it is dry, it contracts and is resistant to penetration by water, a soil condition known as “hydrophobic” or resisting water. This is what happens when we experience drought conditions and it ...

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