D & D Pest Control Co. offers the most effective solutions to keep moisture out and protect your crawlspace from wood–destroying insects and mold and wood decay. Here’s a look at three ways moisture can get into your crawlspace and what D & D does to prevent it.
1. Soil–Saturated Water
The soil around your crawlspace is prone to saturation from heavy rains, water run–off, and flooding. This moisture can seep into your crawlspace, creating an ideal environment for wood–destroying insects and mold and wood decay. D & D Pest Control Co. can help prevent this by installing a moisture barrier around your crawlspace. This barrier is made of heavy-duty plastic sheeting and is designed to keep water out and direct it away from your home.
2. Open Vents and Doors
Crawlspace vents, doors, and windows can be left open, allowing moisture and humidity to enter your crawlspace. D & D Pest Control Co. can help by installing exterior vents, door and window seals, and weather stripping to help keep moisture out.
3. Poor Drainage
Poor drainage around your home can also contribute to moisture in your crawlspace. D & D Pest Control Co. can install an exterior drainage system to help keep water away from your home, and can also install a sump pump to help keep water from entering your crawlspace.
D & D Pest Control Co. can help protect your home and your family from wood-destroying insects, mold, and wood decay. They provide the most effective solutions to ensure your crawlspace is kept dry and free of moisture. Contact D & D Pest Control Co. today to learn more about how they can help protect your home.
Three Types of Moisture under Crawlspace
There are three ways moisture gets under your crawlspace. Each of these is conducive to mold, wood decay and termites, and other wood-destroying insects.
Crawlspace Evaporation Moisture
This kind of moisture comes from the ground and evaporates in structures. The best way to stop this kind of moisture is with a 100% installation of a moisture barrier.
Crawlspace Water Intrusion
Water intrusion happens when exterior water finds its way under your crawlspace and then evaporated into the structure. Examples, are gutters not draining away for the house, leaky plumbing pipes, crawlspace grade lower than exterior, holes noted in the foundation ect… Fixes for this type of problem require, sump pumps, gutter drainage systems, french drains, etc…
Crawlspace Humidity Problem
Hot humid moisture-saturated air that gets sucked under a cooler crawlspace has become a major source of excessive moisture. When this very wet air touches a cooler surface, the water vapor condenses (dew point) and water forms on those surfaces. Fixing this type would require installing a crawlspace encapsulation system with a de-humidifier. All daylight should be sealed.
These are symptoms of a crawl space moisture problem:
- Mold and fungi growth in living areas
- Musty odors in the living area – Air quality issues
- Condensation (“sweating”) on air conditioning ductwork or equipment
- Condensation / dripping water on insulation, water pipes in the crawl space
- Cupping / Buckled hardwood floors
- Windows and doors swelling / not closing
- High humidity in the living area
- Termite & Insect infestations
- Rot in wooden framing members
Crawlspaces are prone to moisture problems due to their tight, confined space and lack of air circulation. Moisture in a crawlspace can cause a variety of issues, from mold and mildew to wood rot and structural damage. If your crawlspace is experiencing moisture problems, D & D Pest Control Co. can help.
D & D Pest Control Co. offers specialized services to help resolve crawlspace moisture issues. Their team of experts can identify the source of the moisture and develop a plan to help remediate the problem. This plan may include repairs and/or installation of a dehumidifier or other ventilation system.
In addition to resolving moisture problems, D & D Pest Control Co. can also help with pest control issues. With the wet environment that often accompanies crawlspace moisture, pests such as rodents and insects are more likely to find their way into your home. D & D Pest Control Co. can provide comprehensive pest control services, from inspection and identification to treatment and prevention.
Finally, D & D Pest Control Co. can also help you protect your crawlspace from future moisture problems. Their team of specialists can inspect and assess your crawlspace for potential areas of vulnerability. They can then provide suggestions and guidance for improving ventilation, drainage, and insulation to prevent future moisture issues. If your crawlspace is experiencing moisture problems, D & D Pest Control Co. can help.
Their team of experts can identify the source of the problem, provide pest control services, and help you protect your crawlspace from future moisture issues. Contact D & D Pest Control Co. today to learn more about how they can help you with your crawlspace moisture problems.
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