Service area for Crawl space waterproofing – Concord NC
The area surrounding Concord, from the Latin for “harmony,” was settled in 1750. Our county, Cabarrus County, was officially formed in 1792. The North Carolina General Assembly named Concord as the county seat in 1796, and from the mid 1800s to 1920, Concord became a booming textile and banking center. Today, we have a diverse economic base that includes distribution, manufacturing, racing, and professional services.
Concord (/ˈkɒn.kord/) is a city in Cabarrus County, in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2019 census, the city had a population of 94,130. It is the county seat and the largest city in Cabarrus County. In terms of population, the city of Concord is the second-largest city in the Charlotte Metropolitan Area and is the 10th most populous city in North Carolina. Concord retains its handsome neighborhoods of fine Italianate, Queen Anne, and Colonial Revival residences to the north and south of the central business district. Concord was named as a symbol of harmony after much lively discussion about whether the center of trade should be in the northern or southern part of the county
In 2015, Concord was ranked as the city with the 16th fastest growing economy in the United States. The city was a winner of the All-America City Award in 2004. Located near the center of Cabarrus County in the Piedmont region, it is 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Charlotte center city. Concord is the home to some of North Carolina’s top tourist destinations, including NASCAR’s Charlotte Motor Speedway and Concord Mills.
CRAWL SPACE WATERPROOFING
Our hot, humid summers are the perfect catalyst for moisture problems in crawl spaces or even basements. If you leave your crawl space vents open in the summer months, hot, humid, moisture laden air is drawn into your cool crawl space where it condenses on insulation, rafters, plumbing pipes and your HVAC equipment if not insulated properly. As the wood moisture content increases due to the high humidity the potential for mold and mildew to start growing increases. Its not unusual for wood moisture content to reach into the 20%+ range, more that enough to support mold growth. It’s the perfect environment – food (your home’s structural support – wood), dark and humid. It’s also the perfect place for insects looking for moisture and food… things like ants, spiders, roaches, snakes, mice, rats and let’s not forget termites.
Now the moisture from the air is only one possible source of crawl space moisture, most frequently contributing to the problem during the hot, humid summer months.
Leaking hot and cold water pipes, bathroom and kitchen drain pipes, sewer pipes all can contribute to a crawlspace moisture problem. Unless you periodically decide to crawl around in your crawl space to inspect your pipes, these problems usually go unnoticed until you actually have a problem with termites, mold or some other type of infestation. Those small leaks over time can provide enough moisture in addition to increase humidity during summer months to start the growth of mold or attract termites or other insects looking to establish themselves in your crawl space.
Although unusual, having the unfortunate luck of building on a dried-up spring only to have it come alive again during an abnormally wet season presents some unique problems.