Understanding Crawl Space Humidity in Springdale
How your crawl space can damage your health and home
When your crawl space becomes affected by high humidity levels, it can be detrimental to your health and lead to serious issues with your home. When moisture levels rise, it can lead to damaged and rotting crawl spaces. But the professionals at Vesta Foundation Solutions can arm you with the right defense against the effects of crawl space humidity for your Springdale home, starting with a free crawl space inspection.
What leads to crawl space humidity?
It’s natural for a house to expand and contract over time, warping the seams ever so slightly and even causing openings to form between the floor and the crawl space area. As warm air rises and escapes through the attic, it forms a vacuum, pulling air from the outside upward. When this air is wet or humid, the crawl space ends up with humid air as well.
Understanding the effects of humidity on your crawl space
With a humid crawl space comes unwanted critters—and unwanted odors from these critters. Pests like termites, crickets, wood-eating beetles, and carpenter ants are drawn to wet, rotting, or moldy wood. In addition, mold spores can affect those with asthma or allergies. Wood floorboards and support beams start to become damaged, and floors become uneven and sometimes even cave in. Finally, humid air in your home causes your utility bills to increase, because having humid air in your home makes your air conditioner work even harder.
How you can control your crawl space humidity
At Vesta Foundation Solutions, we have the experience and know-how to address crawl space humidity problems. We can install a moisture control system, which consists of a crawl space vapor barrier for walls and floors plus a dehumidifier, in less than a day. Call us today to schedule a free inspection of your crawl space!