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Charlotte – Triad Homeowners are Being Overcharged for Crawl Space Problems

Charlotte and Triad Homeowners are being overcharged for improperly diagnosed crawl space challenges that create more problems than they solve. A corresponding testimonial is included sharing the story.

 

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 ...

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Masserang Consulting – NC Licensed Home Inspectors Association Meeting

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Ventilate or Encapsulate Your Damp Crawl Space in Charlotte?

Damp Crawl Spaces – Encapsulate and/or Ventilate? Or a combination of both?

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.

Elevated Dew Points Result In Crawl Space Condensation Problems

Higher dew point levels translates into condensation buildup, elevated wood moisture levels, tagging insulation, and/or condensation drip. Within 4-6 weeks the right conditions ...

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Cat Urine Odor Problem Solved in Weddington NC

Cat Urine Odor Problem Solved – Weddington, NC

 

TESTIMONIAL FOR MASSERANG CONSULTING/SPECIALTY FOUNDATION REPAIR

We are really happy, great job guys.
As you know, I was a skeptic, but you came through for us!
Feel free to let other prospects know our story and you’re welcome to use my post again.
Thanks,
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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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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