If you have moisture problems in your crawlspace, you are not alone. Many homeowners in Pennsylvania and in other states deal with crawlspace moisture every day. Some of the most common signs that there is a moisture problem in your crawlspace include:
There are, however, a few different things that you can do to prevent water from entering your crawlspace and causing problems such as mold growth and musty odors.
The first solution is to install a crawlspace vapor barrier. The installation of a vapor barrier is known as crawlspace encapsulation, since the vapor barrier is installed like a lining all along the interior surface of the crawlspace. Vapor barriers not only seal over cracks in your crawlspace walls to prevent water from leaking through them, but they also prevent water vapor from seeping through the concrete, since the vapor cannot diffuse through the barrier.
Dehumidification can also help to reduce moisture levels in your crawlspace. Here at Matthews, we offer Santa Fe Dehumidifiers to prevent high crawlspace humidity from causing mold growth or wood rot. If the moisture in your crawlspace has started to deteriorate the crawlspace columns and supports, you may even need to invest in crawlspace piering options.
The causes of crawlspace problems are usually related to large amounts of water collecting around your foundation. There are a few specific issues that can cause moisture to appear in your crawlspace:
To determine the best solution for the moisture problem in your crawlspace, consult the experts at Matthews Wall Anchor. We have the solutions to fit your Pennsylvania home and keep your crawlspace dry.