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Experienced Crawl Space Contractors in Weddington, NC Fixing All Your Crawl Space Problems in One Go

Damp, smelly, and moldy crawl spaces are not only a health hazard but can also devalue your property. Our experts can help you eliminate all these problems quickly and efficiently!

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It all depends on your local climate and the moisture level in your crawlspace. Since Weddington, NC is known for having a very high moisture level, a crawlspace dehumidifier may be worth having. It can help prevent mold, mildew growth, and wood rot. For those living in an area with a lot of rainfall or a high water table, installing a dehumidifier is something you should also consider.

When choosing a sump pump for your home, you’ll need to consider the following:

  • The size of the sump pit: A too small pit will make the pump work harder and may not be able to keep up with the water, while an excessively large pit will incapacitate the pump to remove all the water from it.
  • The maximum amount of water it can handle: The pump you choose should be able to take the maximum amount of water that could enter the pit, which includes any rainwater or groundwater that may enter through cracks in the foundation.
  • The type of pump: There are two types of sump pumps: submersible and pedestal. Submersible pumps are submerged in the water and are usually more powerful. Pedestal pumps are not submerged and are less powerful.
  • The electrical system: Make sure the pump you’re going to choose is compatible with your home’s electrical system. Some require a special outlet, while others can be plugged into a standard outlet.

The steps involved in crawlspace encapsulation usually include:

  1. Inspection of the crawlspace to identify any problems such as water damage, mold, or pests.
  2. Sealing of all cracks and openings in the crawl space’s foundation and walls to keep out moisture, pests, and air infiltration.
  3. Installation of a vapor barrier to prevent moisture from entering or escaping.
  4. Installation of insulation for energy efficiency and to help protect against moisture-related damage.
  5. Finishing the space with a flooring surface and/or paneling to cover up insulation and other materials used in the encapsulation process.