This humidity reading shows what the it is outside of the home before we enter the crawl space and basement.
Basement windows are often single paned and not energy efficient. Because of their location they can also leak water into the basement.
Basements are typically painted. This was to keep the water from entering the basement. But as you can see here the signs of water seepage are apparent. Most paint will start to chip because of the water behind the paint.
This is small dehumidifier and can't handle the whole space.
You can see that the readings are much higher even with a dehumidifier.
You can see from this picture that the crawl space only has thin liner. This is not an efficient barrier because the ground contains moisture which is evaporated into the air. This can cause the dehumidifier to work over time, more trips to empty, more wasted energy.
This would be a great area for storage, except that it could always have ground moisture coming from the unfinished space.
The humidity reading is getting higher and higher the further we get into the crawl space.
The crawl space may be relatively dry now but there are signs that water has been there in the past.
When we go further into the space and get close to the wood we are getting reading that are way to high. This is a great place for mold and fungus to thrive.
This home needed a sump pump to have the water directed out of the house. The SuperSump is a great option for this home.
In the basement the home needed BrightWall that will direct water into the WaterGuard system and into the SuperSump.
The crawl space got a liner that was much more superior to the liner that was originally there.
This will help direct water behind the BrightWall and into the sump pump. Now it is a clean, dry storage space for the homeowner.
This home is has both a crawl space and basement that needed moisture control!