At Crawlspace Medic®, we spend a lot of time thinking about moisture control in Charlotte, NC.
Given our region’s moist climate, your crawl space needs an effective moisture remediation system. Without one, you’re gambling with termites, black mold, and dry rot. Plus, you’re forced to worry about the indoor air quality concerns linked with a damp, musty crawl space.
Yet every year we encounter local crawl spaces with insufficient or ineffective moisture control solutions. Here’s how you can make sure this doesn’t happen to your crawl space.
Choosing the Right Moisture Control System
Crawl space moisture levels depend on a mix of factors, so it’s important that you choose the right moisture control system for your crawl space.
Most commonly, this will be a basic vapor barrier installation. A vapor barrier is a thin layer of polyethylene sheeting that covers the floor of your crawl space and part of its walls. This prevents ground vapor from entering your crawl space where it becomes trapped, raising the moisture levels.
In crawl spaces with severe or unique moisture issues, another solution may be required.
Severe moisture issues may demand an encapsulation system. Rather than covering the floor of your crawl space, an encapsulation system seals the entire crawl space, with humidity controlled by a dehumidifier.
And if you have moisture collecting in certain parts of your crawl space, you may need an interior drainage solution. This usually involves a French drainage system, combined with a sump pump.
Effective vs. Ineffective Moisture Control in Charlotte
In Charlotte, many crawl spaces have effective moisture control systems. But in many of the homes inspected by Crawlspace Medic®, these systems are poorly designed, made of low-quality materials, or improperly installed.
This often happens when homeowners hire a general contractor for their moisture control system. General contractors lack the experience and expertise of specialists like Crawlspace Medic®. As a result, they tend to install one-size-fits-all solutions, use low-grade or mid-grade components, and see higher rates of poor workmanship.
If you suspect that your crawl space has an ineffective moisture remediation system in place, give Crawlspace Medic® a call. We provide crawl space inspections and moisture remediation installations throughout the Charlotte metro area, including Matthews, Gastonia, Mt. Holly, Belmont, Mint Hill, Huntersville, Pineville, Monroe, and Harrisburg, NC as well as Rock Hill and Fort Mill, SC.
Crawlspace Medic® is your source for crawl space moisture control in Charlotte and the surrounding communities. Call us at (704) 612-0910 today to learn more, request an estimate, or book an inspection!