Making Sure Your Crawl Space Stays Dry Through Winter
This time of year, it’s important to keep an eye on your crawl space. The crawl space of your house is one area that tends to accumulate large amounts of moisture. And excess moisture in your crawl space can spread water damage and mold to the rest of your house. Because it is out of sight, and therefore out of mind, you might not realize there is a big problem coming from your crawlspace until it is really bad. Especially in inclement weather, your crawl space will need help staying dry. Here are some things you can do to get your crawl space dry this winter.
One straightforward solution is to have a moisture barrier installed on the floor. A moisture barrier is a thick sheet of plastic that is designed to block and prevent water accumulation. It goes underneath regular flooring like carpet, tile, and hardwood, and is a simple adjustment that will protect your home for years. It also works great when installing flooring to finish your basement. When in doubt, you should have a professional inspection of your crawl space to help determine what it needs.
Similarly, you can add moisture protection around your foundation as well. The materials for insulating your home’s foundation can vary, which is why it’s a good idea to ask a professional. The way that insulating your foundation works is that it seals against air and water getting through to your foundation’s walls. You will be protecting your foundation along with your crawlspace, which means that the structure of your entire home will be safe from damage.
Though simple, you can start drying out your crawl space with a dehumidifier. Most people assume that winter weather will dry out the air. And although that is true in some cases, the precipitation in winter, like snow, sleet, and freezing rain, can add a lot of unwanted moisture. A dehumidifier is a good investment to prevent moisture accumulation in your crawlspace.
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