Crawl space water and humidity can cause foundation deterioration and affect the air quality of your home.
Dirt crawl spaces are great places for insects, mold, and mildew to live, thrive and reproduce. There is shelter, moisture and humidity, and generally an even temperature. More important than the spiders, beetles, centipedes, termites, and all kinds of other insects and animals (such as mice) that may inhabit your crawl space, mold and mildew are the real dangers that contribute to home allergies (mold spores) and, over time, rot and decay of wood framing and steel structural members leading to structural damage. The answer is crawlspace encapsulation...
A dirt crawl space under a home is simply a very bad idea. Dirt crawl spaces do not have to be wet or flooded to be extremely unhealthy. The soil in the earth has a very high humidity content and this water vapor moves easily into the crawl space and upwards into the house environment. The natural airflow in a house is from bottom (crawl space) to the top. This sucks moist air and everything in it (humidity, mold spores, etc) up into the living areas of the house. Simply put, a damp crawl space environment is very unhealthy and destructive.
Crawlspace encapsulation is exactly what it implies - it encloses and isolates your entire crawlspace from the underlying dirt creating a clean and dry environment. Humidity level in many crawl spaces go from over 80% to under 35% after encapsulation. Many homeowners experience windows and doors open better because swollen wood has dried out and even buckling hardwood floors and carpets dry out. Those musty odors that once existed in certain areas of your home fade away and your children stop sneezing. If you have a crawl space, encapsulation is the best thing you can do for your home and your family.
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