Posts Tagged 'ventilation'

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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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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