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Crawl Space Humidity

Learn the dangers of crawl space humidity in your Edmonton home, what you can do about this problem, and how Groundworks helps.

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A humid crawl space is a bigger problem than you might think. Not only does excess moisture attract pests, mold, and wood rot, but it can seriously damage your home’s foundation, resulting in pricey repairs.

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An off-the-shelf dehumidifier won’t control humidity for long or tackle the root cause of your crawl space moisture issues. At the root, other factors like open vents, poor insulation, or a lack of waterproofing might be to blame.

Groundworks identifies the reason for high humidity in your crawl space and resolves the problems associated with it, such as musty smells and condensation. Our comprehensive approach helps you create a drier and safer home environment for your family.

Do you have humidity in your crawl space?
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What Is Crawl Space Humidity?

Humidity in your crawl space is evaporating moisture that has accumulated in this area of your property. Crawl spaces are susceptible to moisture intrusion because they are close to the ground, usually left somewhat exposed to the elements, and enclosed enough trap it.

Humidity levels surpassing 60% can cause these problems:

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These issues might weaken your home and threaten your family’s safety. Addressing crawl space humidity now ensures a healthier living environment in the future.

What Causes Crawl Space Humidity?

Several factors can increase humidity levels in your crawl space:

  • Plumbing leaks, adverse weather, and groundwater seepage all contribute to a humid crawl space.
  • Your crawl space floor is just the earth under your home, meaning moisture can easily enter this area.
  • Open vents allow outside air to enter your crawl space and condense on cooler surfaces, increasing moisture.
  • Poor crawl space insulation and waterproofing let moisture seep into this area, encouraging mold and wood rot.
  • A lack of a vapor barrier enables moisture to evaporate into your crawl space air.
  • Water pooling along your home can also increase crawl space humidity.

Can You Fix a Humid Crawl Space?

Yes, you can stop crawl space humidity, but store-bought dehumidifiers won’t provide long-lasting protection. Instead, you need a comprehensive strategy that manages moisture at its source and prevents its return.

Groundworks offers custom-engineered crawl space repair solutions, such as sump pumps, vapor barriers, and commercial-grade dehumidifiers. We also have the correct safety gear to enter your crawl space. 

How Groundworks Resolves Crawl Space Humidity

Here’s our step-by-step process for fixing a humid crawl space:

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Our industry-leading patented products work together to ensure your crawl space stays dry and safe.

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Why Tackle Crawl Space Humidity Now?

Prompt action can avoid the following situations:

  • A humid crawl space is a breeding ground for wood rot, which can compromise floors, joists, and the structural stability of your Edmonton home.
  • High humidity facilitates mold growth, damaging wooden components and risking your family’s health.
  • Moist environments attract pests, which might contaminate the air and spread diseases.
  • Mold spores and dust mites in damp crawl spaces could exacerbate asthma and other respiratory conditions.
  • Humidity in your crawl space can cause musty smells.
  • Excess moisture strains your HVAC system, increasing your energy bills.
  • A wet crawl space could lower your property’s worth.

Contact Groundworks for Crawl Space Humidity Solutions

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High humidity in your crawl space can impact your foundation and your family’s health. Trust Groundworks to create a drier and safer living environment. We provide homeowners across Alberta with various crawl space repair solutions, including insulation and encapsulation.

Contact us to book your free, no-obligation inspection and estimate.

Crawl Space Humidity FAQs

Along with poor air circulation, excess moisture in your crawl space can force your HVAC system to work harder when regulating your home’s temperature, resulting in high energy costs.

The price depends on the size of your crawl space, humidity levels, and other factors. We can give you a free quote after inspecting this part of your home.

Entering your crawl space is dangerous, so it’s hard to know what’s causing your humidity problem. However, plumbing leaks, open vents, or poor insulation could be the culprit. We’ll identify the reason for your crawl space humidity during our free inspection.

Do you see any of these signs? Book an appointment now!

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