Even after encapsulating the crawl space and sealing off the vents, most crawl spaces will still need dehumidification. The air within a house moves from the lower levels to the upper levels of the home due to the stack effect (hot air rises). In other words, as the air that contacts the first floor rises, it draws in air from the crawl space like a vacuum, through small floor cracks or penetrations. During the summer months, outside air can infiltrate into the crawlspace and cause increased humidity levels in your home.
Barrier Waterproofing Systems will install a dehumidifier in the crawl space area of your home. The average cost is $450.00 plus electrical connection. As you know, there are many different brands of dehumidifiers. You can go to Home Depot or Lowes and purchase a 65 to 70 pint capacity dehumidifier for around $260.00 plus tax. You will need a couple of fittings which will be $15 to $20. Most homeowners can purchase and install these units in less than an hour.
At Barrier Waterproofing, honesty is our first policy, and you will see that from our sales staff to our employees. Barrier will always inform you about the most economical way to repair your home. Whether you choose to do the work yourself, or have the experts at Barrier install the system of your choice, we will always give you options and opinions. We highly recommend that you do your research on dehumidifiers before making a purchase.
You may have heard the idiom, “You get what you pay for…” We can say that this certainly applies to dehumidifiers, as Barrier Waterproofing has most likely installed every brand of dehumidifier on the market today. For this reason, we have chosen to associate our company with a brand of dehumidifier called Santa Fe.
Barrier Waterproofing Systems offers a full line of Santa-Fe dehumidification systems. It is the most advanced dehumidification system on the market today. These units come with one of the industry’s best manufacturer’s warranties. The largest single Santa Fe dehumidifier will effectively dehumidify up to 5000 square feet of crawl space. This Santa Fe dehumidifier has a hospital grade merv-11 filtration system that will capture any airborne allergens that might still be present in the crawlspace. This comes with an energy star rating and one of the lowest per pint costs for dehumidification. Ask the experts at Barrier Waterproofing to size a unit that will create a safe and healthy environment for you and your family.