• Do I have Mold in my Crawl Space?

    Do I have Mold in my Crawl Space? Mold. The very word of it should send shivers down your back. Why? Because if you are exposed to mold in your home, your health, and the health of your family is at risk.   What Health Issues Occur as a Result of Being Exposed to Mold? […]

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  • 4 REASONS TO INSTALL DEHUMIDIFIER IN YOUR CRAWL SPACE

    Sump Pumps – What Are They and Do You Need One? Your home’s crawl space is the place nightmares are made of. But not the kind of nightmares you’re thinking of. I’m talking about the kind of nightmares caused by the air quality in your home. That’s because as much as 40% of the air […]

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  • Sump Pumps – What Are They and Do You Need One?

    Sump Pumps – What are They, and Do You Need One? People have been dealing with water problems in their home since time began. So, when Karl Niedermeyer came up with idea of the sump pump in 1946, it was an important step in water removal. But just what is a sump pump? Sump pumps […]

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  • Should You Vent Your Crawl Space?

    Should You Vent Your Crawl Space? Let’s assume that you’re reading this article because you have a crawl space and you’re asking yourself the question, “Should crawl space vents be open or closed?” As long as homes have been built with crawl spaces underneath them, there has been a controversy as to whether that crawl […]

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  • Crawl Space Waterproofing

    Crawlspaces that have tight and limited space can often cause more complications in a home than a standard basement, and that is typically when you need crawl space waterproofing done. Typically with dirt floors, and with mostly stone foundation, crawlspaces are the perfect gateway into the home for

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  • Crawl Space Waterproofing

    When a house is built and placed over the ground, whatever moisture is in the soil will be drawn upward into the higher levels of the home. This is what is called stack effect. The EPA reports that 80% of the moisture in a home comes from under the basement slab.

    It is for this reason Grate Product

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  • Crawlspace Moisture Problems

    It’s difficult to overstate the problems associated with crawlspace moisture. At the very least, you’ve got water under your house. No one likes that. If you try to sell your house, and the property inspector points this out (and he or she certainly will), your buyer will be so disturbed that they w

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  • Crawlspace venting or not

    A Healthy Home Starts in the Crawlspace

    Homeowners often do not consider improving conditions in the crawlspace as an important step in an energy efficient home especially when mold or crawlspace deteriation creates an odor in your home that can only be resolved through crawlspace maintenance and r

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  • Water Problems in your crawlspace or basement

    1. Introduction

    Basement leakage is one of the most common problems found in houses. While structural damage caused by leakage is very rare, water in the basement can be a major inconvenience, and often causes damage to interior finishes and stored items. In addition, odors caused by mold, mildew,

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  • To VENT or not to VENT?

    Traditional Practice

    Building standards in 1958 stated that a crawl space should have four wall vents in the foundation. Vents were located at each corner of the crawl space. The four vents were required to have a combined venting area equaling 1/150 of the crawl space area. The bottoms of the vent

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