When Chris was buying this home, he had a general home inspection that revealed high humidity in the crawl space despite having a dehumidifier. Chris could also smell a musty odor on the home’s first floor. Our inspector, Marcus, also identified groundwater intrusion.
- William’s crew was assigned to the job and installed a complete solution to the problem. They dug a pipe and gravel drain system with a sump pump to pump water out of the crawl space. Then they installed a 20 mil encapsulation system. That means 20 mil thick liner on the crawlspace floor and 10 mil plastic liner on the walls and columns.
- To complete the job, they installed a 100-pint Aprilaire dehumidifier. This dehumidifier will be a sufficient size for his crawl space, unlike the one he had before. The dehumidifier will also have to work less hard since it is in a properly encapsulated area. Chris was also given a Relative Humidity monitor to place in the home to keep an eye on the humidity in the crawl space.
- As long as the dehumidifier works correctly, the RH should stay below 65%, which will help keep that musty smell away, since mold can’t grow in an environment below 70% RH.