Here at CBTofNC, we are routinely asked a wide range of questions about crawl spaces.…
Moisture within your crawl space may not seem like a big deal - after all, who spends time in a crawl space? However, that moisture doesn't just stay under the house, it migrates up into your home, rotting your floor joists, inviting pests, and filling your home with mold-filled, fetid air. To combat this issue, some people are choosing to have a crawl space dehumidifier installed, but will it work? We're taking a closer look at what will and won't work when it comes to getting rid of moisture under your home.
What Causes Moisture in a Crawl Space?When you're considering moisture under your home, North Carolina's climate is mainly to blame with the long, hot, humid summers and high annual rainfall as it leads to these problems:
- Moisture continuously evaporating out of wet soil under the home
- Water seeping through unsealed foundation blocks around the home
- Humid air coming in through vents in the crawl space and the air not circulating
- Leaking pipes and condensation collecting on them
- Water flooding in from poor drainage around the home