Moisture Control Services
Did you know that the overall health of your home can suffer when there is moisture in your crawl space and you don’t address it? At Crawl Space and Basement Technologies we know the dangers this can cause and the importance of moisture remediation. Our team of experienced professionals can help to find the source and provide the best moisture control solutions for your home.
What Causes Excess Crawl Space Moisture?
If you’re wondering how excess water and moisture can get into the crawl space, there are a few different ways. These include:
Open vents can allow for humid air to get in through vents. Humid air can lead to moisture problems inside the home.
If groundwater gets in through the crawlspace under the footing, it can get between the footing and the walls, through cracks in the walls. Once the water seeps in, puddles can form and evaporate into the crawl space.
Exposed dirt can get into the crawlspace and dry. When this happens, water vapor moves upward through the crawlspace.
Water from any leaky pipes can get into the dirt of a crawlspace. As the soil dries, the water vapor moves upward through the crawlspace.
When one or a combination of these things happen, you’ll likely notice humidity in the crawlspace and excess moisture. This is when moisture control services are needed to remedy the situation.
Signs of Excess Moisture in the Home
There are many signs in your crawl space and throughout your home that can indicate signs of moisture in the home and that you may need moisture remediation to get it under control. Some are more obvious than others. These include:
- Mild growth
- Musty odors
- Damp, smelly carpets
- Buckling hardwood floors
- Deteriorating Roof and Shingles
- Increased heating and cooling bills
- Rotted wood
- Sagging insulation
- Dirty ductwork
- Pest and rodent infestations
If you notice any of these issues, you’ll want to have one of our inspectors come to your home to examine your issues. They can determine whether excess moisture is to blame and what types of moisture control services would best alleviate your problems.
What is Moisture Remediation?
Moisture remediation helps to control the environment in your crawl space. You can do this with a sealed crawl space. If you ignore the problem, it can lead to dangerous air quality.
These are the some of the moisture control solutions we offer:
Crawl Space Drainage
When there is standing water, you need to drain it out. If you don’t, you can have moisture and dangerous mold problems. Our team can decide which type of drainage is best.
Sometimes a French drain gets the job done best. This technique uses a trench pipe or sump pump to direct surface or groundwater away from the foundation. French drains collect and divert water at the ground level. They are installed inside your crawl space so that they are not visible from the outside of your home.
A sump pump can also be used sometimes with a French drain. It pumps water flow out and away from your home’s foundation. It can also prevent groundwater from building up under the foundation.
Encapsulation systems help to maintain healthy humidity while ventilating your crawl space. Humidity in crawl space can lead to moisture that can lead to condensation on ductwork.
FAQ About Moisture Control Services
How much do moisture remediation services cost?
This will depend on the extent of your problem and the services you have. You’ll find that Crawl Space & Basement Technologies is affordable when it comes to these types of services.
What happens during a moisture inspection?
During a moisture inspection, we will survey your property and your crawlspace to determine where the excess moisture may be seeping in. This can help us determine the best course of action.
What will happen if I don’t get the moisture in my crawl space under control?
If you ignore the problem, hoping that it will go away on its own, it won’t. The problem will only get worse and can lead to wood decay, and fungi which can lead to your floor joist to rot, and other issues.
Why Choose Crawl Space & Basement Technologies for Moisture Control?
When you have excess moisture in your crawl space, you want to get the problem solved quickly and efficiently. At Crawl Space & Basement Technologies, we have more than 20 years of experience in the business and know what it takes to get the job done right.
Our experience in the various moisture remediation services has helped us solve the issues in many homes across North Carolina. We proudly serve the following communities:
- Chapel Hill
- Wake Forest
Call us today and discover why so many people in North Carolina trust us when it comes to moisture remediation services. You can also reach out to us online. Let us get to the bottom of the problem and provide the moisture control services you need.