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Sealed Crawl Spaces

August 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Do you have high moisture in your crawl space? Will a sealed crawl space fix it? Yes it will but how does it work. A “normal vented” crawl space actually pulls in more moisture if there are air conditioning ducts there. By sealing off the vents you are preventing new moisture from coming into the crawl. The plastic completely covers the floor and part of the foundation walls and piers. There is no insulation in between the joists but on the side walls. The air conditioner actually blows into the crawl to create a conditioned space. The downside is that you can’t see evidence of termites and that sealing a crawl with a professional sealing company is rather expensive. Please wath the video by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina in Charlotte NC to see an example of a sealed crawl space

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