Thursday, May 30th, 2013 by Brad Wazlavek
Throughout the cold winter months we talked about things like crawlspace insulation and energy savings. Now that its hot and humid outside, its time to key in on the issues of summer.
One of the biggest things we notice about summer on Delmarva is the humidity goes way up. Everyone knows it is hot outside, but hot in Salisbury or Dover is much different than hot in Arizona or New Mexico. It doesn’t matter where you live in Delaware or the Eastern Shore of Maryland, you will feel the bite of a nasty humid day. Imagine for a second that you didn’t have a breeze to cool you off; this is how nasty it can get in your crawlspace during this time of year. Our inspectors will often use the words “swamp” or “jungle” when talking to homeowners about the conditions in their crawlspace. Humidity can destroy wood and insulation. It helps mold grow which can affect the rest of the house, not just the crawlspace. So what can you do to prevent mold growth and wood rot? You can call DryZone for starters.
DryZone specializes in fixing nasty crawlspaces by lowering the humidity and keeping it at a comfortable level. The CleanSpace encapsulation system is designed to stop as much of the moist and humid outside air from getting into a crawlspace while keeping the air already in the space nice and dry.
DryZone uses several methods and ideas to accomplish this goal. Our products include sealing the foundation vents, installing a thick vapor barrier, and drying the air with a proper dehumidifier designed specially for a crawl space area. What’s great about this system is that DryZone backs everything up with a national warranty. Our homeowners get the comfort that comes with knowing the world leader in basement and crawlspace waterproofing is behind DryZone every step of the way.
If you own a home anywhere on Delmarva, rest assured that humidity in your crawlspace is not your friend. Call DryZone today to get that nasty crawlspace inspected, its free and you might just learn some interesting things.