One of our biggest priorities at Crawlspace Medic® is moisture control in Charleston, SC. Due to our region’s moist and humid climate, local crawl spaces are at high risk for moisture issues. So if you have a home in the area with a crawl space foundation, it needs an effective system for controlling moisture.
Effective Crawl Space Moisture Control in Charleston
Different types of crawl spaces require different types of moisture control systems, and it’s important that you find the right system for your crawl space’s needs.
Vapor Barriers are thin layers of polyethylene sheeting that prevent ground vapor from entering your crawl space. This is the most common type of moisture remediation used in local crawl spaces.
Encapsulation Systems use polyethylene sheeting to completely seal the crawl space, and typically include a dehumidifier. These are for homes where a vapor barrier can’t effectively control humidity.
Interior Drainage Systems are usually composed of a French drainage system and sump pump. These systems are necessary in crawl spaces where moisture tends to pool in specific areas.
But how can you make sure you’ve got the right system for your crawl space?
We suggest handling the installation through Crawlspace Medic®. That way, your moisture control solution will be designed and installed by a crawl space expert — not a general contractor who does crawl space work on the side.
Ineffective Crawl Space Moisture Control in Charleston
As Charleston’s source for crawl space inspections, we’ve seen our share of ineffective moisture remediation solutions. Usually, the problems with these systems can be chalked up to one of the following reasons…
Poor design. Was your moisture control system designed and installed by someone who doesn’t know crawl spaces? You might have the wrong system for your crawl space’s needs.
Low quality. Many general contractors will use lower quality materials in crawls spaces, or they’ll skip steps during installation. This is how many homes end up with easily torn and poorly sealed vapor barriers.
Non-existence. Crossed fingers are a poor way of controlling moisture levels in your crawl space. If you don’t have a moisture remediation system installed, that needs to be corrected ASAP!
Worried about moisture levels in your crawl space? Call us today to schedule a crawl space inspection and find the right solution for your home.
Crawlspace Medic® is your source for crawl space moisture control in Charleston, Mt Pleasant, James Island, North Charleston, or Summerville! Call us at (803) 851-5963 today to learn more, request an estimate, or book an inspection!