Crawl Space Drying >> Water Extraction

By conditioning our crawl spaces this may make them perform better than just a vented crawl space in the terms of safety, health, comfort, durability and energy consumption. When we condition our crawl spaces, they do not cost more to build than a vented Water Extraction. Your existing vented crawl spaces are experiencing extreme moisture and mold problems and are costing builder’s and homeowners a significant amount of money to repair.

  1. Despite the apparent problems with the usual vented crawl spaces and the apparent benefits of conditioned Water Extraction there is not a noticeable trend towards the building of conditioned crawlspaces. One of the reasons generally cited by builders and planners is the code does not let me build unvented crawl spaces. This is both typically correct and misleading, the codes do not let the construction of “unvented” crawl spaces, except in some limited conditions, but they will accept the construction of “conditioned” crawl spaces. The distinction is very important and absolutely necessary. Water Extraction is typically looked that as a good practice despite the apparent moisture problems that happen when the outside air with a dew point higher than inside of the crawl space surface temperature is allowed to enter a crawl space. 
  2. An unvented, conditioned crawl space with insulation around the perimeter will solve this problem. Unvented, conditioned Water Extraction with insulation around the perimeter will perform better in the terms of safety, health and also pest control. Comfort because it warms the floors, more uniform temperatures, and better durability at resisting moisture. The energy consumption is better than passively vented crawl spaces with its sub floor insulation. Using perimeter insulation rather than in the floor insulation performs so much better in all different climates from an energy conservation standpoint.
  3. The crawl space temperatures, dew points and humidity track that of the interior of the house. Water Extraction insulated around the perimeter are warmer and much drier than crawl spaces that are just insulated between the crawl space and the house. Cold surfaces that might condense moisture are minimized when you're crawl spaces are conditioned. Crawl spaces ought to be designed and built as mini-basements, as part of the rest of the house, within the conditioned space. They ought to be insulated around their perimeters and also should have a never-ending sealed ground cover like taped polyethylene.
  4. They ought to have a perimeter drainage system just like a regular basement, especially when the Water Extraction ground level is below the ground level of the surrounding grade. Our crawl spaces should also be designed and built to be dry. A dry crawl space is by far less likely to have pests and termites and the growth of mold. A dry crawl space is safer and healthier than a damp crawl space. Crawl spaces have to control the rainwater, groundwater and provide good drainage for any potential plumbing leaks or flooding incidents. Water Extraction have to always be a drying mechanism.

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Tenant Move Out

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Raw Sewage Is Extremely Hazardous

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