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Moisture under House

Posted by Grasshopper on March 21st, 2003 11:22 AM
In reply to gutters, gutters gutters by Gary Eddy on March 20th, 2003 07:22 PM [Go to top of thread]

Grade change around the home. Clean the gutters. Pump the water with a sump pump. Cover the earth with plastic. Close the vents if rains for more than a couple days at a time to stop external air borne humidity for entering the crawlspace. If the relative humidity excedes 60% for an an extended time, a dehumidifier also is need to stop the mold from growing. Radio shack as a neat remote humidity meter that sends a signal from the crawlspace to the living area meter displaying %RH. This makes it easy to check progress of moisture control.

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