How Our CrawlSpace Waterproofing System Eliminates Mold & Humidity from your Crawl Space
Some facts about mold & mildew:
- Mold and mildew causes allergic rhinitis in one out of every five Americans. The itchy eyes and runny nose that many of us live with may actually be allergic reactions to mold and mildew in our home.
- Nearly one in seven people suffers from mold and mildew allergy-related sinusitis. And most of these people do not even know what causes their congestion or headaches.
- Mold and mildew provoke asthma symptoms in 12% of all adults and children. This is of particular concern to pediatricians because asthma can be a life-threatening condition in babies and little children.
- Nearly one in ten people experience allergic dermatitis when they come into contact with mold and mildew. Reactions range from embarrassing red, itchy skin to painful sores that erupt and easily infect.
The key to mold and mildew control is moisture control. Mold is present in every home, as well as outdoors, but without moisture it cannot grow to harmful levels. A home's crawl space is by far the largest source of moisture in any home, letting in many gallons of water each day in the form of water vapor. Even if your dirt/stone crawl space appears to be dry, it generally is not. Moisture in the ground evaporates to create water vapor, increased humidity, and provide a suitable environment for mold and mildew to grow. These mold and mildew spores from your crawl space will migrate into your home with normal air flow, affecting the quality of air you breath and increase allergy-related illnesses in your family.
Wet Basement Solutions of New Hampshire's System will eliminate the moisture and humidity from your crawl space by sealing out the porous foundation walls and ground from the rest of your house. Without the humidity and moisture from the ground and foundation walls, the crawl space becomes a clean and healthy environment. Added comfort and control may be obtained by installing a dehumidifier to the crawl space to further protect any items you may choose to store there. The end result is clean healthy air movement into your living space that is free of moisture, mold, and mildew spores.