How to Handle Humidity in Your Basement & Crawl Space

Thursday, July 18th, 2013 by Valyn Daconto


Does the air in your basement or crawl space ever feel heavy and moist?  Well, this is a sure sign of high humidity in that space.  Especially now that it’s summer, the hot, humid air can easily leak into your basement or crawl space and create unwanted odors and condensation.  Control humidity in your basement or crawl space today with a complete encapsulation system, perimeter drain, and basement dehumidifier.

Crawl Space Encapsulation System

Installing a complete crawl space encapsulation system is a sure way to completely remove crawl space moisture.  In the past, contractors thought that allowing air into the space would keep it dry and clean - false!  A vented crawl space allows unwanted moisture, allergens, and pollutants to enter your home.  The CrawlSeal liner is a crawl space encapsulation system and vapor barrier that prevents the evaporation of ground moisture into the crawl space.  It is made of a 20-mil 7-ply polyethylene with polyester-cord reinforcement, and treated with an antimicrobial finish that protects against mold and mildew growth.

The CrawlSeal liner was specifically designed to hold up against normal wear and tear so that homeowners can use the space for storage of personal belongings without worry of ripping or tearing the vapor barrier.  Additionally, this crawl space encapsulation system keeps air healthy and dry so that the rest of your home stays clear of dust, allergens, and mold/mildew spores.

Perimeter Drain Installation

When condensation forms on the walls of your basement or crawl space, the water can leak down the walls and pool near the wall and floor seam.  To combat this common problem, a perimeter drain can be installed to drain water away from the wall and to a sump pump.  The patented BasementGutter interior basement waterproofing system does just that.  Most drains sit in the soil and are prone to clogging.  Our specially-designed system sits above the footing and out of the soil so that it will never clog and will always work to drain water out of your basement or crawl space.

Basement & Crawl Space Dehumidifier

Basement or crawl space dehumidifiers stop mold and mildew, eliminate musty odors and protect your family’s health.  High humidity and moisture creates the perfect environment for mold and mildew to produce spores and really damage your space.  A dehumidifier will remove excess humidity to stop growth and remove the musty basement odor that comes with it.  Mold and mildew produce spores that are airborne organisms.  These organisms trigger an allergic reaction and can cause respiratory problems for many individuals.  Protect your family today by installing a crawl space or basement dehumidifier.

Our powerful, energy-efficient dehumidifier works hard to keep your basement free of high humidity and moisture.  During the summer, this problem is extremely prevalent because the outside air is so humid.  Keep your basement or crawl space dry and clean today.

Home Humidity Control Experts 

Ohio Basement Authority is your local basement and crawl space repair company serving Columbus, Newark, Marietta, Athens, Waverly, Mansfield, Pickerington, Powell, Lancaster, Delaware, Blacklick and nearby.  They have a team of qualified, reliable experts that have solutions for your humid basement or crawl space.  Each home is different, which is why we take the time to meet with you, determine the source of the problem, and come up with a lasting solution to your unique issues.  Ohio Basement Authority also offers free estimates for complete basement waterproofing, foundation repair, spray foam insulation and more.

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