In order to fight against fungal activity, mold spores, and dust mites, the humidity in a crawlspace should be maintained in a safe range of less than 60%. During an inspection, New Age Contractors took air humidity readings between 84%-85%. Wood moisture readings revealed levels between 20%-26% and these levels should be kept at a safe range of less than 15% to alleviate the risk of wood rot and floor cupping. To resolve the issue, this crawlspace received a 4-ply, 12 mil liner that consists of 2 layers of polyethylene film, two layers of molten polyethylene film, and a nylon cord reinforcement. After the vapor barrier was installed, another test was conducted showing that all the moisture and humidity levels were at a safe range.
This Moncks Corner crawlspace received the CleanSpace Vapor barrier and all new crawlspace lighting. Whether its a restaurant, office building, apartment building or home, NAC can install the CleanSpace vapor barrier.
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This homeowner decided to install a crawlspace vapor barrier himself, but unfortunately, the material was not thick enough or laid correctly. At New Age Contractors we love our weekend worriers, and DIYers but some things should be left up to the pros!
During an inspection of this Dorchester, SC crawlspace, a New Age Contractor technician took air humidity readings between 74%-79%. In order to fight against fungal activity, dust mites, and mold, the humidity in a crawlspace should be kept at a safe range of less than 60%.
To resolve this issue, the dedicated New Age Contractors team cleaned out this crawlspace, treated it for mold, and replaced the affected floor joist and subfloor.
Now this homeowner can rest easy knowing that his crawlspace is mold free and will be protected for many years to come!
Homeowner did not want old brick steps removed where they had an addition added covering the back patio. We were able to encapsulate the entire steps along with the crawlspace. The encapsulation must be complete if you want to stop crawl space humidity.
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