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Crawl Space Repair Case Studies: Prevent mold from happening under your home

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 by Kayla Cree

Challenge

When our inspector arrived at this home he quickly noticed that issue was not only water intrusion in the crawlspace, mold had also grown in the crawlspace as well. Damp and humid conditions make wet crawlspaces a perfect breeding ground for mold and other allergens. Did you know that most of the air you breath in your home travels up from the crawlspace? It is called a stack effect. That means if you have mold in your crawlspace you are also breathing in the mold spores that travel in the air and into your home. Causing illness, respiratory issues and allergies. That is why we at John's Waterproofing Company focus on mold prevention rather than remediation under the home.

Solution

The solution is to keep the crawlspace at a constant relative humidity of under 50%. We do that by Drying out your crawlspace and encapsulating it, then we install a dehumidifier that takes out any moisture and cleans your air. This makes mold unable to grow and spread under the home and gives you cleaner air to breath inside of your home. 

Project Summary

inspector: Robin Ekloff

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