Crawl Space Dehumidification

Crawl Space Dehumidification in Nashville, TN

Between high moisture levels, excessive dust mites, mold and mildew buildup, high humidity, and many other problems, your average crawl space can get pretty gnarly. As a result, many Tennessee homeowners write this problem off and stop using their crawl spaces altogether, assuming that the space is a lost cause.

Don’t give up on your crawl space just yet! With crawl space dehumidification from Barrier Waterproofing Systems, it’s easy to effectively remove excess moisture, humid air, and toxic mold from your crawl space for good. As your regional foundation repair experts, we’ve been around the block when it comes to protecting crawl space walls and floors… and we want to help YOU regain access to this important storage location. Read on to learn more about how our dehumidifier installation team can help protect your house and defeat that horrible humid air for good, or call us now to learn more about our premium selection of crawl space dehumidifiers!

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Treating Tennessee's Worst Crawl Spaces

If your crawl space is wet, moldy, or dank, we can help! We install crawl space dehumidifiers throughout the greater Nashville and Cookeville areas, primarily focusing on these locations in TN:

  • Franklin
  • Smyrna
  • Watertown
  • La Vergne,
  • Juliet
  • Carthage
  • Madison
  • Gallatin
  • Hendersonville
  • Lebanon
  • Hartsville
  • Brentwood
  • Woodbury
  • And beyond!

common causes of crawl space moisture intrusion

Standing Water In The Crawl Space
Large amounts of water can collect in your crawl space and create the conditions for some major problems to happen. Not only can the exposed wooden structure of your home incur some damage, but your family could also deal with the ramifications of mold growth and other bacteria coming into contact with them through the air from the crawl space.
Hydrostatic Pressure
The leading cause of water reaching your crawl space is when pressure forms from an increase of water in the ground all around the foundation. Consistent, heavy rains will saturate the soil and create hydrostatic pressure that will push the water right through the unprotected walls and floor of your Nashville or Cookeville home’s basement or crawl space foundation.
Poor Home Construction
Large amounts of water can also be dispersed into the foundation via clogged gutters and downspouts that are poorly directed, discharged right at the foot of the home. If your home has a window well that has been poorly installed, it can fill with water during a heavy rain. This will cause the water to seep into your basement or crawl space foundation. If you did not install an adequate drain system during construction, you may also run into problems due to excess ground moisture. Our crawl space encapsulation services are designed to target this specific issue, so don't wait to give us a call and we'll take care of your crawlspace!
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Our Crawl Space Dehumidifiers “Seal The Deal” For Crawl Space Humidity!

When it comes to your crawl space, finding the ideal solution to prevent structural damage matters. For this reason, we have chosen to partner with Aprilaire to bring homeowners throughout Nashville and Cookeville an excellent experience. Aprilaire’s products are the most advanced crawl space dehumidification systems on the market today, and come with one of the industry’s best manufacturer’s warranties. The largest single Aprilaire crawl space dehumidifier will treat up to 5,000 square feet of crawl space, which most dehumidifiers from other brands can’t even touch!

In addition to keeping your crawl space dry by removing excess moisture, our crawl space dehumidifiers also keep the air you breathe much healthier. Each Aprilaire crawl space dehumidifier has a filtration system that will capture any airborne allergens that might still be present in the crawl space. They also come with an Energy Star rating and one of the lowest per-pint costs for crawl space dehumidification on the market.

We offer a full line of Aprilaire crawl space dehumidifiers that help protect your home’s foundation and improve air quality. Ask the experts at Barrier Waterproofing Systems about a dehumidifier unit that will create a safe and healthy environment for you and your family!

Six Signs You Should Install a Crawlspace Dehumidifier

While we can always perform an inspection to determine if dehumidifier installation is right for you, some signs are easy to spot on your own. Give us a call if you notice any of these common crawlspace issues in your Nashville or Cookeville home:

Musty Odors: If your crawlspace has a persistent musty smell in the air, it’s likely due to excess moisture and mold.

Visible Mold or Mildew: If you see mold or mildew on the walls or floor of in your crawlspace, it’s a clear indication of high humidity levels. You’ll need a dehumidifier to rectify this problem.

Condensation: Dry air doesn’t cause condensation. Be wary of water droplets forming on pipes, ducts, or surfaces in the crawlspace, as it signifies excessive moisture.

Wood Rot: Decaying or rotting wooden structures or floor boards in your crawlspace indicate prolonged exposure to damp conditions. Dehumidifiers can prevent this costly and dangerous problem.

High Humidity: If you measure humidity levels consistently above 60%, it’s time to consider investing in a dehumidifier unit to prevent potential issues. Excessive humidity can also cause issues with your insulation and HVAC system, so having a dehumidifier unit installed is a wise choice.

Pest Presence: Insects and pests thrive in moist environments, so if you notice an increase in pest activity, moisture might be the cause. A dehumidifier unit can make these spaces less habitable for pests.

“Soak In” These Extra-Important Tips About Crawl Space Moisture!

Mold Growth!

A level of moisture content higher than 19% supports mold growth, wood decay, and loss of structure. Having a dehumidifier in your crawl space will help control and reduce this excess humidity and keep your indoor space free from mold, mildew, dust, and musty odors.

Just Like Home

10% to 16% moisture content is the average range wood experiences while growing outdoors. Using an Aprilaire dehumidifier unit to dehumidify the space until it reaches 10-16% ensures that conditions in your house mimic the natural world, which is very important for your wood floorboards and support beams.

How High?

In a 70 degrees F crawl space, 55% to 75% humidity helps achieve wood’s natural range. Higher or lower humidity can create problems and lead to a musty, damp smell in the crawl space.

Crawl Space Dehumidification FAQs

Dehumidifiers work well, but they aren’t magical solutions that cure your damp crawl space instantly. The best way to thoroughly dry out a crawl space is to address the underlying causes of ground moisture, such as poor ventilation, water leaks, or foundation cracks. Therefore, before your dehumidifier unit is installed, we will perform a thorough crawlspace inspection and see if you might benefit from additional moisture control methods such as exterior basement waterproofing, floor drains, or crawl space encapsulation.

Yes, installing a dehumidifier in your crawl space can be a beneficial solution to control excess moisture. Dehumidifiers help maintain optimal humidity levels, preventing issues like mold, rot, and excessively moist air. They also improve your home’s indoor air quality and can even give your HVAC system a boost.

The cost of a crawl space dehumidifier system can vary based on factors like the square footage of the crawl space, the dehumidification capacity needed, and additional features such as digital controls and smart home connectivity. If you struggle with crawl space humidity, call our professionals today to get a free cost estimate!

The research-backed standard for crawl space moisture says the ideal moisture level is between 10% to 16%. Excess moisture in crawl spaces can lead to structural damage and decay. If your crawlspace is exposed to a significant amount of ground moisture, we may recommend crawl space encapsulation so that your new dehumidifier does not have to run constantly.

You will need to choose a dehumidifier with sufficient capacity to address the size and humidity of your crawl space effectively. Remember that conditions in crawl spaces can vary and not all dehumidifiers are the same quality. Consult with our crawl space humidity management experts today and receive tailored recommendations for your specific situation!

Get an Industry-Leading Crawl Space Dehumidifier Today!

Don’t let excess moisture compromise the integrity of your crawlspace and the overall health of your home. Investing in an industry-leading crawl space crawl space dehumidification system for your home in Nashville, Cookeville, Franklin, Smyrna, Watertown, La Vergne, Mt. Juliet, Carthage, Madison, Gallatin, Hendersonville, Lebanon, Hartsville, Brentwood, or Woodbury, TN,

can effectively combat issues like mold, wood rot, and high humidity. Our team here at Barrier Waterproofing Systems is ready to guide you towards the right solution, ensuring a dry, comfortable, and worry-free environment for years to come. Call or schedule service online today!