Basements & Crawl Spaces

What’s the Best Basement Dehumidifier? Hint, It’s Not a Dehumidifier at All!

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The best basement dehumidifier to reduce moisture in your home isn’t a dehumidifier at all, but a basement ventilation system. Surprised? Many homeowners don’t realize that basement ventilation systems provide more than moisture control when compared to basement dehumidifiers. Advantages of Basement Ventilation Systems Over Basement Dehumidifiers Basements are notoriously damp spaces, and most homeowners…

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What Smart Homeowners Need to Know About Basement Dehumidifiers

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For years, basement dehumidifiers have been touted as the best way to combat moisture-related issues in crawlspaces and basements. However, many homeowners who invest in dehumidifiers for their homes are disappointed with the results. So why do dehumidifiers fail to deliver the expected results, and what is a better alternative? Causes and consequences of moisture…

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5 Evil Culprits of Basement Moisture (And How to Fix It)

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People use their basements for many things. Perhaps yours is a storage space for old furniture and clothes. Or maybe you’ve turned it into a guest bedroom or a bedroom for your kids. Maybe it’s a home gym, or perhaps you’ve built it into your dream man cave or woman cave. Regardless of how you…

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Here's Why You Should Consider a Vapor Barrier for your Crawl Space

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Basically a vapor barrier is a plastic sheet which is resistant to water vapor. It’s installed on the warm side of the wadding and prevents humidity getting into the insulation and wall. If water vapor were to get into the wall and insulation, it would reduce its insulation qualities and potentially allow flaws to occur…

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Crawl Spaces are notorious for bad odors and high humidity. Frequently, those problems start making their way up into the living areas of a home. There are some good affordable solutions that can help.

If your crawl space has dirt floor, then a smart first step would be to install a vapor barrier. A vapor barrier is a plastic sheet that is resistant to water vapor.

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After installing a vapor barrier, a next good step would be a crawl space ventilation unit which expels musty damp air and replaces it with fresher dry air from floors above, such as, the WAVE Crawl Space Unit.  

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One Proven Way to Save on Your Energy Bills This Year

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Did you know that a damp, musty basement is costing you money each and every day? While it may be tempting to forget about it down there at the bottom of the house, basement air ventilation is one of the most important concerns to keep in mind for homeowners. Here’s why.

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Get Rid of That Musty Odor Once and For All

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Musty odors inside houses are common. They are caused by a buildup of moisture that has, in turn, encouraged the growth of mold and fungi. Serious health problems can result from exposure to certain strains of mold, while the oppressive odor alone can lead to depression in vulnerable people. If you notice a musty odor…

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Here are the Top Benefits of a Dry Basement

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If you have a dry basement, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. Research shows more than half of all basements in U.S. residences have issues with moisture, a problem that can cause a number of complications for the home’s occupants. Here are the top four benefits of a dry basement.

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3 Disadvantages of Basement Dehumidifiers

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Keeping the temperature in your home comfortable is important, both in winter and summer, and maintaining a proper humidity level with a basement ventilation system is essential to achieving that goal. Here’s why a basic basement dehumidifier may not do the trick.   The Importance of Humidity Humidity occurs when water vapor is in the atmosphere. The…

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