If you have moisture problems in your crawl space, you are not alone. Many homeowners in Pennsylvania and in other states deal with crawl space moisture every day. Some of the most common signs that there is a moisture problem in your crawl space include:
There are, however, a few different things that you can do to prevent water from entering your crawl space and causing problems such as mold growth and musty odors.
The first solution is to install a crawl space vapor barrier. The installation of a vapor barrier is known as crawl space encapsulation since the vapor barrier is installed like a lining all along the interior surface of the crawl space. Vapor barriers not only seal cracks in your crawl space 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 crawl space. Here at Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing, we offer Santa Fe Dehumidifiers to prevent high crawl space humidity from causing mold growth or wood rot. If the moisture in your crawl space has started to deteriorate the crawl space columns and supports, you may even need to invest in crawl space piering options.
The causes of crawl space 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 crawl space, consult the experts at Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing. We have the solutions to fit your Pennsylvania home and keep your crawl space dry.