A region that has a lot of rain and humidity, like West Virginia, is more likely to have an excessive moisture problem in crawl spaces. Damp or wet crawl spaces invite mold contamination, insect attack, and structural rot. They may also contribute to bacterial hazards in the whole house, because whatever is in your crawl space air is in your house and affecting you, whether you spend any time in the crawl space or not.
It was once thought that adding vents to a crawl space was the right solution - that vents would allow moisture to pass in and out and eventually dissipate. But the truth is that the vents actually promote moisture because of the stack effect - a house's natural tendency to draw air in from the crawl space and lower levels upward into living spaces, sucks moist air in rather than letting moist air out!
To eliminate the humid crawl space from having any negative effects on the rest of the house, Basement Systems, the world leader in dry basement and crawl space technology, developed the CleanSpace System, an ultimate solution to vented dirt crawl spaces. The CleanSpace crawl space vapor barrier 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 once you encapsulate your crawl space with our patented vapor barrier system, you will even gain valuable storage space in your home.
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Project Location: Virginia Line Road, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Comment: I just bought a cabin (30'x40') and the crawlspace has no vapor barrier and the floor joists may also need additional support
Project Location: Four Seasons Drive, Davis, WV 26260
Comment: Water coming in crawspace.
Project Location: S Kerens Ave, Elkins, WV 26241
Comment: Crawl space insulation and foundation vents
Project Location: Nazarene Ln, Mannington, WV 26582
Comment: Need a quote on foundation on crawl space waterproofing
Project Location: Painted Pony Lane, Valley Grove, WV 26060
Comment: 2190 sq foot crawlspace in L shape. 5 courses of 8" block tall on concrete footer. Modular home was built October-November 2016. Block was painted with black sealer on outside, and a footer drain was installed on the outside of the foundation. Crawlspace was filled with thin layer of 3/4" #57 limestone gravel. Crawlspace has vents on all sides allowing outside air to flow through. Crawlspace remains constantly damp, although there is no standing water. The block works appears wet, although it may be sweat. The gravel floor also appears damp in color. Over the past year I placed a remote temp/humidity sensor and during the summer the humidity stays at almost 99% at around 55 degrees F. During the winter it dips down to maybe 60% on the extremely cold days. I am concerned about future mold growth in the crawlspace. I am interested in solutions to significantly reduce the humidity, perhaps full encapsulation of the crawlspace.
Project Location: Kanawha Street, Moundsville, WV 26041
Comment: Need estimate on crawl space encapsulation, health issues envolved
Project Location: Groves Ford Road, Summersville, WV 26651
Comment: I get water in my crawl space. I need to find a way to stop it or remove it and keep it dry. There's basically an 8" trench on the inside of the block that holds the water after it seeps through the block. This trench is from where they dug the footers. The water sits on the footers.
Project Location: Central Ave, Williamstown, WV 26187
Comment: Limited income. Need replacement of crawl space door. Current one is wood and warped. House is approx 42 yrs old. Easy access. Requesting free estimate.
Project Location: Colts Foot Lane, Mount Hope, WV 25880
Project Location: Woodbridge Drive, Princeton, WV 24740
Comment: This is from the inspection report. I need it done to sell the house. Several buyers have backed away and I'm really in need of selling, " girders are not shimmed full width of piers. Areas of joists and band board are starting to rot due to long term elevated moisture levels in crawlspace. Wood decay fungi growth in areas in crawlspace." Then "Insulation was installed upside down and is wet due to high condensation levels. Wet subfloor above water main pressurevreducer-unknown cause. Probable mold growth and wood decay fungi in areas."
Project Location: Circle Drive, Hurricane, WV 25526
Comment: Craw space is wet
Project Location: Sir Barton Ct, Milton, WV 25541
Comment: We have been in the house for about nine years and within the last few months have just recently discovered water in the crawl space. There is a sump pump installed by the original owners but I don't believe it is working correctly.
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