Crawl Space Humidity
CRAWL SPACE HUMIDITY CAN SPELL TROUBLE THROUGHOUT YOUR HOME
Do you notice buckling or warping hardwood floors in your home? Or do have wall or floor cracks? Your crawl space may be the culprit. Because of its location, most crawl spaces go ignored for years. Homeowners aren’t aware of crawl space problems until they encounter major structural issues. High humidity is a crawl space’s number one enemy. Humidity circulates through your home, affecting the air quality in the living area. If you notice a spike in your utility bills or have structural problems, contact the professionals at Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services so we can inspect your crawl space.
We look for the following water-related problems:
- Wet insulation
- Mold and mildew growth
- High electric bills
- Musty odor
- Standing water
- Insect infestation and rodent invasion
- Wood rot in floor joists
- Dust mites
- Respiratory problems
Living in a high humidity climate, it’s not uncommon to have humid crawl spaces. However, moisture levels can be controlled and minimized to make your living conditions more comfortable. The experts at Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services are fully trained to identify the source of your humidity. We look for the following factors:
Standing water: Standing water in or around your crawl space is caused by poor drainage, plumbing leaks, or condensation.
Evaporation: Crawl spaces without crawl space encapsulation can encounter moisture evaporation from the ground.
Outside air: Outside air can travel through crawl space vents.
When the water issue is addressed, our experts can eliminate humidity in your crawl space with crawl space encapsulation and vapor barriers. Our methods will guard your home against high humidity in your crawl space.
SOLUTIONS FOR HUMID CRAWL SPACES
Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services offers several options for your humid crawl space. One solution is a vapor barrier for crawl space encapsulation. Our vapor barriers are made to eliminate water intrusion and prevent humidity from traveling into the living area of your home. We use high-quality vapor barriers made by Earth Contact Products, the leading waterproofing manufacturer in the industry.
Vapor barriers consist of a 10-mil or 16-mil thick, woven material that is puncture resistant. They are designed to lower energy bills, prevent musty odors, decrease humidity, and create a barrier against insects and pests. By installing vapor barriers, homeowners will immediately notice a drop in their heating and cooling bills.
Another option is a Santa Fe Dehumidifier. They are designed to lower moisture and condensation from high humidity levels. They also improve the overall air quality of your home, making your home more energy efficient.
For humid crawl spaces in Pittsburgh, PA, contact Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services today. We offer the latest crawl space waterproofing methods to increase the longevity of your home. Contact us for a free estimate. We are here to serve you with all of your waterproofing needs.