So maybe you don’t do much crawling around in your crawl space. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t focus on keeping it clean and dry. Crawl spaces, like basements, are susceptible to water seepage because they’re the lowest point in the home.
Everything from undiverted rainwater to leaky pipes can cause water issues in your crawl space. Other probable causes of excess moisture are overflowing rain gutters and backups in the storm or sewer water systems.
The main problem is that the damp, humid air from the crawl space is circulated upward, introducing mold, mildew, dust mites, and other potential air quality issues like airborne viruses throughout your home.
In addition to health risks, excess moisture in the crawl space can cause other structural issues within the home.
Crawl space encapsulation is the process of sealing off the walls and/or floors to prevent water seepage from the outside. The sealing process essentially creates a water-tight seal in the crawl space, removing the chance for excess moisture to enter. Each case is different, but a Healthy Waterproofing expert can help you decide on the best path for addressing your home's specific issues.
Along with preventing water seepage, you can take steps to remove excess moisture by using an Aprilaire whole-home dehumidifier. These units are made specifically for crawl spaces, with a range of sizes to handle different capacities
Contact a Healthy Waterproofing expert today to help with an installation of an Aprilaire dehumidifier or crawl space encapsulation.
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