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What are the Advantages of a Sealed Crawl Spaces

November 27th, 2011 · No Comments

Do you have high moisture in your crawl space? Have you ever thought of a sealed crawlspace? There are three major advantages to a sealed conditioned crawlspace:

By completely sealing, insulating, and forcing conditioned air into the crawlspace, the threat of mold and mildew is eliminated. Mold and mildew need 70% humidity to exist and grow. A sealed conditioned crawlspace contains 0% humidity, therefore, keeping homeowners healthy and comfortable.

Secondly, since conditioned air is forced into the crawlspace, the temperature in the crawlspace is always +/- 2 degrees from the household temperature. This allows the floor to sustain its comfortable temperature.

Lastly, the sealed conditioned crawlspace is a clean area. If a homeowner ever needs to enter the crawlspace, they will greatly appreciate the plastic poly barrier in lieu of crawling around in the dirt and mud!

In this video Charlotte home inspector, Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina explains a sealed crawl space and how it works.

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