Mold & Humidity Prevention Videos
Homes with a crawl space foundation type are very prevalent in North Carolina. Unfortunately, so are the problems caused by the improper treatment of these types of foundations, based mostly on recommendations of an obsolete building code. While they can be like a short basement or just tall enough for someone to crawl under, the typical crawl space has a dirt floor — usually lined with poly sheet as a way to keep ground water from evaporating into the area — and open vents, as formerly recommended by building code, to allow air to flow through in the hopes that it would help control moisture. Homeowners who live in homes like these tend to experience a consistent set of problems. During the summer, most of the complaints are about musty odors in rooms above the crawl space. Mold and mildew problems in closets, cabinets, and other parts of the house, along with sagging, bouncy, or buckled floors are other common woes. During the winter, complaints include cold floors, uneven temperatures around the house, and uncomfortable, drafty rooms. Energy bills in these homes are usually very high, and there are often members of the family suffering with mild to severe upper respiratory allergy symptoms that can range from stuffy noses to asthma attacks, year round. Tar Heel Basement Systems has been solving crawl space problems for over 10 years, and they can help you too!