Between flooding and moisture that remains, the support beams in the crawl space have issues with mold and warping. This makes them questionable for actual "support."
Fiberglass insulation is THE WORST when it comes to crawl spaces. It absorbs all of the ambient moisture, then gets heavy and falls into a useless heap on the ground. Also, mold likes to snack on it and expand its reign of terror
Fun fact: Fiberglass insulation is a terrible idea for crawl spaces. This is because it's absorbent, and thus absorbs any ambient moisture in the air. Since crawl spaces often have humidity issues, the insulation quickly sucks up all of the water and then becomes a waterlogged mess.
In this photo, you can see that there's no door on the crawl space entrance. This not only lets in water and humidity, but it will lead to mold and rot as well.
The Healthy Spaces team installed a SmartSump which is designed specifically for crawl spaces and comes with features that make it superior to other crawl space sump systems.
The SmartSump comes with an airtight lid, airtight drain, perforated sump line, CleanPump stand, cast iron pump, and a WaterWatch alarm system.
Crawl space sealing is an effective way to protect the space from ground water seepage and other outside influences.
Although there are other products that promise crawl space encapsulation, Healthy Spaces uses patented products like CleanSpace to properly encapsulate the space.
CleanSpace liner is 20 mil thick liner with an antimicrobial additive making it strong, durable, and mold growth resistant.
Crawl space insulation is important! The silver on the walls are insulation panels called SilverGlo. The tiny graphite particles permeate its foam insulation to give it that silver/gray shine. These particles reflect heat and lower the material's conductivity for superior R-value per inch.
SaniDry Sedona is imperative in keeping humidity levels low, which helps prevent mold growth for an overall healthier, breathable space. The Sedona keeps the relative humidity below 55%, so mold won't stand a chance.
A dirt, vented, or unconditioned crawl space under a home in Owensboro, KY creates a high humidity problem as the earth contains high levels of moisture. This moisture or water vapor moves up into the crawl space. Moisture and organic material are the right combination for mold and mildew, the cause of musty smells and odors.
Damp environments are unhealthy and destructive places where mold thrives and spreads by producing millions of airborne spores. In turn, heating and cooling costs are higher, especially if you have a vented dirt crawl space. Insects and critters of all kinds love damp environments and wet materials.
The team at Healthy Spaces transformed this crawl space in Owensboro, KY by sealing the space from the exposed earth with CleanSpace liner. The team kept mold at bay by keeping the space dry and healthy with the installation of SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier and SmartSump pump system. This homeowner now has an all-around dryer, cleaner, and healthier space!