As you know, Nashville has a very humid climate. With the region receiving rain for up to 118 days of the year, moisture is a real concern - especially for homeowners with crawlspaces. Not only can mold and mildew grow in dark, damp, moisture-ridden places, excessive moisture can make that space more attractive to termites and other pests. On top of that, it can cause wood-destroying fungi to grow, which leads to wood rot and structural damage.
There are many options available to dry out your crawlspace, from vapor barriers to drainage systems to new foundation vents. PureGuard offers many solutions to our valued clients. As a locally-owned and operated pest control company in Nashville, TN, we specialize in providing homeowners with the best, most affordable solution for pest control as well as moisture-related problems.
Control Moisture In Your Crawl Space
We have found that the most effective solution in keeping moisture out of your crawlspace is to install a vapor barrier. This is called crawlspace encapsulation, and it happens to be the most budget-friendly solution for eliminating unwanted moisture, and preventing structural and pest damage.
Here's how it works:
We will install a high-performance vapor barrier throughout the crawlspace, over the dirt, floor, walls and vents.
Then, we will use a special tape to seal all seams.
We recommend using a high-quality de-humidifier to act as another line of defense at keeping moisture out.
Crawlspace encapsulation is necessary in climates such as Nashville, which gets a lot of rain on an annual basis. Moisture gets into the soil around your foundation, and then it seeps into your crawlspace, or evaporates and causes vapor. The encapsulation process will keep moisture and water vapor from getting into the crawlspace and attracting bugs and other pests. Other problems can occur from too much moisture, which can lead to severe structural damage, wood rot, and health issues due to mold and fungus.
Not only can you keep bugs out of your crawlspace with this process, you can save money on energy bills.
3 Reasons Your Crawlspace Has High Humidity
There are many reasons why you may be experiencing high humidity in your crawlspace. Here are the top three:
Standing water: If you notice bulk water in your crawlspace, you either have a drainage problem or a plumbing leak. This must be fixed immediately.
Moisture evaporating from the ground: If your soil looks mostly dry, don't be fooled. It could just be that your soil and even foundation walls are constantly evaporating moisture into the air of your crawlspace.
Outdoor air coming in through vents: When you bring outdoor air into a crawlspace, the relative humidity increases.
Contact PureGuard for complete crawl space encapsulation
PureGuard offers professional crawlspace encapsulations and foundation waterproofing throughout Nashville and the rest of our service area. From Spring Hill to Nolensville, you can count on our team of technicians to get the job done right the first time. To get a free consultation and quote, contact us today at 615-502-2855.