It’s not uncommon for crawl spaces to be neglected, making them more susceptible to moisture problems. To know how you can prevent moisture issues in your crawl spaces, it’s important to know the different ways water reaches these areas.
Rapid Dri, a top-rated expert in basement waterproofing, lists some of the common causes of moisture problems in crawl spaces. We also discuss how the SafeBasements™ Healthy Living Encapsulation System can help keep your crawl spaces dry.
How Does Moisture Enter Crawl Spaces?
Among the most common sources of moisture are the following:
Plumbing Leaks – Several plumbing pipes usually run through crawl spaces. However, leaks in the supply lines and drain lines aren’t easy to spot. Sometimes it takes a long time before these leaks are discovered.
Foundation Vents – Foundation vents are often installed to allow crawl spaces to dry. However, they can also be counterproductive due to the outdoor air that comes through the crawl space vents. Outdoor air can raise the relative humidity in your crawl space, enabling moisture to form in these areas.
Soil – Uncovered soil tends to evaporate water into the crawl space air. To avoid this scenario, you should have the soil covered in plastic vapor barrier.
What Is the SafeBasements Healthy Living Encapsulation System?
If you fail to address moisture problems in your crawl spaces, you may eventually find yourself needing extensive foundation repair. Encapsulation is one of the most effective ways to treat a wet crawl space.
The SafeBasements Healthy Living Encapsulation System, specifically, is a crawl space vapor barrier that ensures an airtight seal. It blocks out moisture in your crawl spaces and helps prevent mold growth.
Rapid Dri provides a range of solutions to different kinds of foundation, basement, and crawl space problems. Our areas of expertise include foundation repair, sagging floor repair, gutter repair, and more. Call us at (734) 272-4563 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve customers in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, MI.