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Here is one of the areas with standing water on top of the crawlspace liner that was already in the home. While most of it has dried up (evaporated) there is still a little left. Even though this small amount of water may not seem like a big deal, it is definitely something that needs to be looked at and taken care of.
This is one of the most common signs of high moisture levels in crawlspace; fallen or falling insulation. When there is a high moisture level, the insulation soaks up the water like a sponge. With all of the extra weight from the water, the insulation begins to sag and eventually will fall, which was happening in this crawlspace.
Here is another very serious issue that our Specialist found while in the crawlspace of this home. With enough moisture or humidity mold can grow almost anywhere in a crawlspace. One of its first targets almost always seem to be the insulation and the floor joists because they tend to absorb water much better which makes a great place for mold to grow.
Here is the area in the crawlspace where the majority of the water was coming in at. This entire wall is covered with efflorescence which is the white powdery residue on the wall. The efflorescence are minerals that are left behind when the blocks get wet and the water dries up on the wall. This is one of the more visible signs of high moisture levels.
Here is the CleanSpace that was installed in the crawlspace of the home. Our crew did an excellent job at ensuring that the CleanSpace was installed snug against the wall and floor of the crawlspace. Our crews are extremely careful when installing the CleanSpace to ensure that everything is sealed up!
The crew goes to pretty extensive lengths to make sure that the CleanSpace is as sealed up as possible. As you can see from this photo, the crew sealed up the blocks under this unit in the crawlspace. This assists in preventing moisture from getting into the crawlspace. For this particular area, mainly CleanSpace was used to seal up the blocks.
This photo gives a little wider of a view of the crawlspace with the CleanSpace installed. It makes the area look much better than before, but more importantly it keeps the moisture and water out of the basement. There are several other benefits to having CleanSpace installed, like energy savings!
This is another extremely important part of the system that was installed in this crawlspace. The dehumidifier ensures that the humidity level of the crawlspace stays below the point of where mold can grow. While the CleanSpace does an excellent job at preventing moisture from getting it in, there are still spaces where some moisture can get in, so the dehumidifier works to pick up any extra.
This homeowner called All-Dry of the Carolinas after a friend recommended us to check out her crawlspace. The homeowner had noticed some wet spots on the floor of the crawlspace, which prompted her to do a little research and ask around to find out if anyone knew of a contractor who could handle the issues they were having. Fortunately one of our System Design Specialists was able to go out to visit the home and figure out exactly what was happening in the crawlspace of the home. He drew up a solution on the spot and the homeowner agreed to move on with the work. This photo album will show off what the crawlspace looked like both before and after the work was completed.