A case study was conducted in Ohio to evaluate the performance of conditioned crawl spaces: three conditioned crawl spaces were constructed in Ohio (one in Cleveland, two in Columbus) and they were monitored over a twelve-month period.
The study shows that the differences between the crawl spaces that are “actively” conditioned versus the crawl space that is “passively” conditioned are quite significant. Active conditioning in crawl spaces does a much better job in terms of controlling the relative humidity and indoor temperature.
A dirt, vented or unconditioned concrete crawl space under a home is a very bad idea. The crawl space air is cold in winter and hot summer. It is in your building envelope and gets upstairs in one of two ways - the stack effect, or the HVAC system through your ducts. If your crawl space is vented, those vents let hot, wet, or cold air in, making your floors cold upstairs in winter and hot in summer.
In addition, the earth has very high humidity in the soil and the moist air and everything in your crawl space can be sucked up into the living areas of the home. Mold spores, odors, humidity and critters create a very unhealthy environment for people. Many people are allergic to these things, and experience a host of symptoms and don't realize that their dirt crawl space is affecting their health.
To prevent the dirt crawl space from having any negative effects on the rest of the house, Basement Redeemers is proud to offer their customers Basement Systems CleanSpace Crawl Space Encapsulation System. This system completely isolates your home from the earth, dramatically reducing the humidity level in the air and in some cases, eliminating mold growth, rot, and critters from your crawl space to make the entire house healthier and more energy efficient.
Whether you live in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, or Akron, OH, we have our CleanSpace dealers in your local area to assist you. Contact us online or call 800-638-7048 to get a Free Estimate and Inspection.
Project Location: Proctorville, OH 45669
Comment: Moisture in crawspace. Cracks in wall corners. Musty smells and floor settling.
Project Location: Worthinton, OH 43085
Comment: Crawl space is damp and causing over-all problems for the condition of the basement.
Project Location: West Jefferson, OH 43162
Comment: Wet, musty crawl space.
Project Location: Monroeville, OH 44847
Comment: Some support beams need to be replaced, crawlspace need to be cleaned, dirt fille to cover footings and insulated
Project Location: South Vienna, OH 45369
Comment: I'm wanting to get a quote for getting the right insulation in my crawl space. The insulation I have now is holding moisture and starting to fall. I would also like to know if there is anything that I should have to done to help prevent moisture in the crawl space.
Project Location: Catawba, OH 43452
Comment: I would like to get an estimate for a dirt floor crawl space on Catawba/Gem Beach. Thank you.
Project Location: Wilmington, OH 45177
Comment: Have a crawl space with a concrete floor Musty smell Worried about that air transferring into house
Project Location: Oak Harbor, OH 43449
Comment: Water in my crawl space. It keeps happening and my crawl space is too small to enter it and see what is going on. I just had my outside drainage pipes replaced and thought that would fix the problem but I'm still having issues
Project Location: Bellefontaine, OH 43311
Comment: Estimate for my crawl space
Project Location: Williamsburg, OH 45176
Comment: Waterproof and insulate crawlspace
Project Location: Bethel, OH 45106
Comment: Crawl space that is a mess. In a flood zone c with Wisconsin mound systen.
Project Location: Ada, OH 45810
Comment: We are just looking for an estimate on how much it would be for a vapor barrier in our crawl apex and to spray the joists with mold/mildew spray
Project Location: Troy, OH 45373
Comment: Crawl space: Crawl space smells musty. Need existing encapsulation repaired. Need dehumidification either by humidistat control dehumidifier or adjustable register installed into existing duct work.
Project Location: Franklin, OH 45005
Comment: Need a crawl space access door
Project Location: Haviland, OH 45851
Comment: We have water pooling in our crawl space.
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