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Why Does My Crawl Space Have Mold?

Your crawl space likely has mold because it wasn't adequately protected against moisture and humidity. Since crawl spaces usually have no covering from the bare earth, moisture is always present in a confined space. When this moisture is combined with North Carolina's high heat and humidity, you have the perfect breeding ground for crawl space mold.

Dry Otter’s Lasting Solutions For A Moldy Crawl Space

Mold removal is not a DIY job. It takes the right tools and experience to remove mold and keep it from coming back. Dry Otter has lasting solutions for removing crawl space mold, such as:

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Mold Remdiation
Dry Otter's mold remediation is individualized to your unique problem. Our process covers everything; we'll not only remove mold but also identify the source of moisture in your crawl space that caused mold growth. Because without finding the source, you're just inviting mold to come back.
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Vapor Barrier
In a standard vented crawl space, the NC Building Code requires at minimum a 6-mil vapor barrier. It must cover 100% of the soil and be overlapped no less than 12 inches. At Dry Otter, all vapor barriers we install are 10-mil, which is thicker than required. While adequate in some situations, a simple vapor barrier will hold down ground vapor but is no solution for groundwater penetration or high humidity.
Crawl Space Encapsulation | Crawl Space Mold | Dry Otter Waterproofing
In a crawl space, moisture enters through the soil, below-grade walls, and vents. An encapsulation will seal off the crawl space floor, foundation walls, and foundation vents with durable plastic to prevent moisture from coming in through those places. In addition, a dehumidifier is installed to ensure the moisture level stays below the threshold for mold to grow or wood to rot. An encapsulation system also improves indoor air quality and provides a 15% increase in energy efficiency.
Dehumidifier In A Crawl Space | Crawl Space Mold | Dry Otter Waterproofing
Installing a dehumidifier in your crawl space will go a long way toward prevent moisture issues from water being in the crawl space. Dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air and replace it with dry air. This process controls humidity, preventing wood rot, mildew, and mold growth. At Dry Otter, our energy-efficient dehumidifiers will keep your crawl space dry all year round.

Reviews From Satisfied Dry Otter Customers

We focus on delivering solutions that improve your home and protect your family. Let our customers tell you why they trust Dry Otter Waterproofing as their preferred crawl space and foundation specialist.

  • Wesley and Will did an outstanding job. Kept me updated and informed as work progressed. All issues rectified... Read More
    AAlanda Richardson
    3 months ago
  • Dry Otter installed a complete encapsulation of my crawlspace, including french drains, sump pump, and dehumidifier. The most impressive asp... Read More
    MMike Delehanty
    3 months ago
  • We were in the market for controlling moisture in our crawlspace. I interviewed several companies and it came down to two. I decided to hire... Read More
    SS Hahn
    3 months ago
  • Complete encapsulation very friendly and helpful and interactive... Read More
    jjessica gray
    3 months ago
  • We used Dry Otter to improve the crawlspace conditions of our 35 year old house. We had known that the crawlspace needed some attention with... Read More
    RRob Trenck
    2 months ago
  • My home was built in 1995 and has a crawl space. I talked with a couple companies regarding getting the crawl space encapsulated and to take... Read More
    DDon Rothwell
    1 month ago
  • I love dryotter... Read More
    1 month ago
  • The office staff was prompt in responding to my request for quote. Tyler was the sales rep who provided the quote. He is very professional a... Read More
    BBonnie Link
    2 months ago
  • Marcus was very knowledgeable of explaining the details of what they could do and answered all my questions. William’s crew came out and h... Read More
    CChristy Davis
    2 months ago
  • My husband and I just recently purchased our home and knew nothing about crawl spaces, water proofing or vapor barriers. After contacting Dr... Read More
    SSusan Masterson
    2 months ago

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