At Crawlspace Medic®, much of our work in Wilmington, NC is related to moisture control.
High moisture levels in your crawl space can result in pests, rot, mold, and indoor air pollution. So it’s important that you have an effective moisture remediation system in place.
Unfortunately, many homes lack a working moisture control system for their crawl space. Here’s a closer look at why that’s the case…
Types of Crawl Space Moisture Control in Wilmington
For a moisture remediation system to be effective, it needs to be the right fit for your crawl space’s needs. Below are the three systems most commonly used for local crawl spaces:
Vapor barriers are the most common method for controlling crawl space moisture, blocking ground vapor with a layer of polyethylene sheeting. In most crawl spaces, a functioning vapor barrier will provide adequate moisture control.
Encapsulation systems seal off the entire crawl space from outside moisture and control moisture levels with a dehumidifier. Encapsulation systems are generally recommended when a standard vapor barrier isn’t stopping enough moisture.
Drainage Systems are needed when your property’s natural drainage causes water to pool under your home. These systems typically involve a combination of a French drainage system and a sump pump.
Effective vs. Ineffective Moisture Remediation
A number of local homes suffer from ineffective moisture control systems. Usually, these systems are ineffective for one of the following reasons:
- The system was designed by a general contractor instead of a crawl space specialist
- The system doesn’t account for factors unique to the crawl space in question
- The system includes low-quality materials or components
- The system was not properly installed in the first place
- The system has aged and can no longer function properly
- The crawl space has never had a moisture remediation system installed
Thankfully, there’s an easy way to solve these problems (or avoid them completely). And that’s by choosing the team at Crawlspace Medic®.
If you’re worried about high moisture levels in your crawl space, our technicians can identify, design, and install the right solution for your needs. And if you’re unsure whether your current system is working properly, we can inspect your crawl space to find out.
Crawlspace Medic® is your source for crawl space moisture control in Wilmington, Leland, Southport, Castle Hayne, Hampstead, and Rocky Point! Call us at (910) 726-9424 today to learn more, request an estimate, or book an inspection!