Make sure to include your crawl space! We often find ourselves in the basements and crawl spaces of our homes this time of year as we stow our summer belongings and dig out our winter gear. With the particularly wet fall we have experienced recently, we encourage you to remain aware of the humidity levels in your home, particularly your crawl space.
Impacts a Crawl Space Can Have on a Home
Excess humidity and moisture in a crawl space can lead to several issues that plague homeowners:
•poor quality air being pulled up and circulated throughout the home via the stack effect
•higher energy bills
•mold, mildew, and pests
•wooden support beams & floor joists below the home rotting, warping, buckling, and decaying
•sinking, uneven floors and severe structural damage to the home