Crawl space moisture is a problem for many homes in Iowa. This results because of poor moisture management. If you discover any of the following in your crawl space, you may need to take action in the form of crawl space encapsulation Iowa:
Many of these moisture problems have resulted because for a good amount of time, ventilation to outside air was considered a form of moisture control for crawl spaces. This just made the problem worse, though. Instead of letting moist air out, the ventilation allowed moist air in (especially in the humid Iowa spring and summers.)
Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Iowa
If this or other issues have led to moisture problems in your crawl space, WCI Basement Repair can help with professional waterproofing. Vapor barriers can be installed to protect your crawl space. Because they are thick and puncture resistant, they do not allow for moisture from the soil to attack the wood beneath your home. (The same method can be used to secure basements from moisture damage. This type of barrier creates a dryer, healthier environment.) If you have more serious water issues, a drainage system or sump system may be in order. This would be installed before the vapor barrier and protect against standing water issues. Finally, WCI would dehumidify your space and add sealing vents which prevents outside humidity from getting in.
If the moisture in your crawl space has caused damage to your foundation, those can be addressed as well. Crawl space support piers can be installed to support a damaged structure.Category: Basement Waterproofing,Uncategorized