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Friday, May 31st, 2019 by Adeline Collins
Here we will breakdown four steps you can take to ensure your crawl space is safe and dry for the summer.
1. Vapor Barrier System
Team Woods recommends installing a vapor barrier system to keep moisture out of the crawl space. A CleanSpace encapsulation system is installed up the walls and over the floor to completely seal the crawl space from harmful outer elements like water, critters, grime, and debris. By keeping pesky exterior elements out, this will prevent a musty smell from developing or harmful water damage.
Insulation will maintain the temperature and keep your electricity bill down. The insulation picture is one example of insulation that could be installed into any crawl space or basement. This insulation is called SilverGlo™. SilverGlo™ is made out of polystyrene foam insulation, and it is infused with graphite to improve its insular ability. This insulation system creates a heat barrier, and it also doubles as a vapor barrier system as well.
A dehumidifier can help keep the air in the crawl space fresh and clean. Our top recommended dehumidifier is out SaniDry dehumidifier. Unlike others on the market, this reliable system had unique features that will keep the crawl space air healthy year-round. A SaniDry dehumidifier will communicate to the homeowner if action is required, which is usually if temperatures drop too low for the system to operate. The dehumidifier will also shut off if the temperature is too low to save energy and to keep the system from freezing. You can find more information about our SandiDry dehumidifier here.
4. Sump Pump
To keep your crawl space free out water leaks a sump pump system is essential. An UltraSump sump pump is designed specifically for a crawl space to collect and discard water leaks. This sump pump system also contains a battery-operated backup pump in case of a power outage or if the primary pump fails. A sump pump system will keep any crawl space safe and dry during the hot and humid summer months.