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This homeowner called stating that she was concerned about a moisture problem in her crawl space. She stated her crawl space felt humid and would occasionally have standing water after rain. She was also concerned because there was what appeared to be mold on the subfloor of her home. These are all symptoms that the crawl space has a moisute problem. If there is mold and humidity in the crawl space, there is likely to be mold and humidity in the rest of the home. We sent a System Designs Specialist, Tyler, to the property to assess the crawl space. Tyler found evidence of moisture issues in the crawl space, and proposed a solution to encapsulate the crawl space to the homeowner. The homeowner accepted and proceeded with a crawl space remediation from Olympic Restoration Systems.
The production team started by removing debris from the crawl space and regrading the soil. This keeps water from pooling in low points of the crawl space floor. They sloped the soil so that water would flow to the sump pump. Next, they placed a SmartSump to drain water away from the crawl space. They then placed drainage matting underneath a CleanSpace vapor barrier on the crawl space floor to isolate the home from the earth. The drainage matting allows water to flow to the sump pump. The vapor barrier protects the crawl space and home from any moisture collecting in the sump pump. They closed off any outside air, from vents or any other opening, to keep the outside air from entering the crawl space. Finally, they placed a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier in the crawl space to dry any moisture from the air.
System Design Specialist: Tyler Lothrop