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Sunday, October 4th, 2020 by Elizabeth Anderson
Venting your damp dirt crawl space may seem like a good option to remove the moisture from the space. There are already vents installed, so it makes sense to use them, right? Wrong.
It is a commonly held misconception that venting crawl spaces help reduce moisture, when it is actually quite the opposite. Letting outside air into your crawl space will increase the moisture content of your space. The outside air will enter through the vents and push the damp crawl space air up into the house. This cycle will continue until the vents are sealed.
Instead of having damp, musty air in your crawl space and your home, call the professionals at Frank's Basement Systems for a custom encapsulation estimate. Our experts can explain the benefits of sealing vents, drainage and sump pump installation, and dehumidification for your crawl space.