It’s no secret that residents in East Alabama experience one of the more humid climates in the entire country. When it turns warm outside, it generally turns humid. That makes us a literal hot bed for thunderstorms, tornados, and a whole host of other inclement weather patterns. In summertime, the humidity in our neck of the woods is so extreme that most people can barely take it without access to water, circulating air, or air conditioning. Unfortunately for the foundation of your home, especially if you have a crawl space, there isn’t a real opportunity for circulating air or air conditioning, so the humidity tends to stay. With humidity comes excess moisture, and we all know what that can do to the foundation of your home, and all the materials of your crawl space structure. Eroding soil, rotting wood, termites, mold, and many other harmful things are often the result of too much humidity in your crawl space.
Since the beginning of our company here in East Alabama, the professionals from FoundationRX have vowed to help our friends and neighbors with the best solutions for crawl space waterproofing and encapsulation, and to help keep our foundations in the best shape possible. We have the experience and expertise to help you combat the effects of excess moisture from humidity, flooding, or any other way that water is attempting to attack your foundation. From encapsulation systems and moisture barriers, to yard drainage systems, drainage matting, and so much more, we have the tools to help you solve your excess moisture problems in your crawl space, and keep your foundation dry and stable for years to come.
Experts say that safe humidity levels for a normal crawl space area can hover around 30-60%, without causing too much damage to your foundational elements. Some folks would say that 55% relative humidity is the best percentage to shoot for. But if you’ve lived or worked in East Alabama for very long, you know that is nearly impossible to expect, especially in spring and summertime. So what do you do if you know the humidity outside is going to regularly escalate to 80% or higher? There are some things you can try, like crawl space dehumidifiers. And they can be effective when necessary. But to really get to the heart of the solution, you should call a professional, like the folks from FoundationRX. They have the skills, experience and know-how to help keep your crawl space foundation stable through any circumstances, and for many years to come. Call today! FREE on-site assessments!