Crawl Space Encapsulations. The Truth About Indoor Air Quality & Wood Moisture Levels.

Mooresville NC – The attached video documents a recent crawl space inspection. The client recently purchased the home and has been experiencing a cat urine-type odor at many places throughout the house. The odors observed on the 1st floor were confirmed outside when the crawl space door was opened. The odor was so strong the client walked away in disgust. Visual inspection of the crawl space confirmed an encapsulation protocol. A 20 mil fiber reinforced liner was installed ...

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Corruption in the Mold Remediation Industry.

Occasionally, you get the opportunity to review the work installed by other companies. A couple weeks ago I got a phone call from one of the real estate agents that I work with quite frequently. She currently owns a property in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina that is used as a rental property. The agent reported that she was dealing with water intrusion coming into the crawlspace, and asked me to investigate the source. She also asked me to review the ...

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Crawl Space Water Intrusion Investigation & Inspection in Charlotte, North Carolina

With the Spring rains approaching, many homeowners in the Charlotte market will begin to experience frequent seasonal water intrusion issues inside their crawl spaces. It is important to remember not to panic, but to instead focus on identifying the underlying problems causing these symptoms to occur in the first place. In most cases, poor maintenance on the home is the primary driver for water intrusion penetration into crawl spaces. The attached video features an actual investigation recorded in real time ...

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Crawl Space / Basement Water Intrusion – An Honest Assessment

With the Spring rains approaching, many homeowners will begin to experience water intrusion issues inside their crawl spaces and basements after heavy rain events. It is important to remember not to panic, but to instead focus on identifying the underlying problems causing these symptoms to occur in the first place. Foundation drainage improvements being at the center of any proposed combined solution. Homeowners face a barrage of opinions from contractors to either address the challenges from the inside and/or the ...

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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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