Crawl space Problems
Crawl space Problems CHARLESTON
We can help eliminate to your Charleston crawl space and humidity problems
Charleston crawl space problems are almost always avoidable. Often, crawl space issues are a result of moisture problems caused by poor building practices and "cut corners" during construction. The building codes that once supported many of the poor building practices are being phased out as a result of the damage that has resulted.
AdvantaClean of the Lowcountry is your provider of comprehensive moisture control services for the crawl space underneath your home in the greater Charleston, SC area. We specialize in crawl space problems including elevated crawl space moisture levels, temperature, and humidity under your home.
We repair and upgrade crawl space problems of all shapes and sizes. We install crawl space vapor barrier systems, crawl space insulation, crawl space encapsulation, crawl space drainage, sump pumps, and much more!
How do I know if I Have a Charleston Crawl Space Problem?
Common signs of crawl space problems include:
- Wood rot
- Sagging or wet insulation
- Termite damage under your home
- Hardwood floors “cupping”
- Visible mold growth in the crawl space
- Condensation on air ducts
WHAT CAUSES CHARLESTON CRAWL SPACE PROBLEMS?
There are four possible sources of Charleston crawl space problems. Knowing what’s caused the elevated levels of moisture will help us determine which crawlspace moisture solution is needed to appropriately address the moisture issue.
Ground Water – this crawl space moisture problem is created when water stands or rises in the crawlspace.
Water Intrusion– this crawl space moisture issue is caused by the lack of proper grading around the home. Leaking pipes, improperly installed appliance water supplies and water damage can add to the moisture issues in the crawlspace
Dirty, Unencapsulated Crawl Spaces- The exposed dirt floor in your crawl space grabs the moisture from the air and the moisture from the earth below. The drying of the soil causes the moisture to rise through your home, increasing the indoor relative humidity. High crawl space humidity also creates the perfect environment for mold and mildew growth. Installation of a moisture or vapor barrier can help eliminate this source of crawl space moisture.
Lack of proper Crawl Space Ventilation – Lack of proper Charleston crawl space ventilation can contribute to the creating a mix of warm and cool air causing surface condensation, further increasing the amount of crawl space moisture under the home.
AdvantaClean of the Lowcountry can help you with your crawl space problems in Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville, Mt Pleasant, Daniel Island, Goose Creek, Ladson, Moncks Corner, Georgetown, Pawley’s Island, James Island, Johns Island, Isle of Palms, Ravenel, and Kiawah Island.