Foundation Repair Case Studies: Musty Smells Mitigated from Crawl Space in Sanford, NC
Sandra S. of Sanford noticed a musty smell coming from her crawl space. After searching the web she found Southeast Foundation & Crawl Space Repair and called to get an expert opinion. We sent one of our expert System Design Specialists to her home for a free inspection.
Upon checking the crawl space, our System Design Specialist was able to show Sandra exactly what was causing that musty odors along with a few other issues. The wood moisture content was way too high, which caused extensive wood rot and disintegrated framing members. The high moisture caused damage to her floor joists and made the insulation fall onto the dirt ground. The musty odors were a result of high humidity levels that were wreaking havoc in the crawl space.
Our approach to fix these issues:
- CleanSpace Encapsulation
- Sister joists
- SaniDry Sedona - dehumidifier
- Supplemental beam
Crawl space encapsulation offers a peace of mind from dirty, humid, and wet crawlspaces. The SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier removed the moisture under the crawl space. Sandra noticed the musty smells disappear within a few days and her floors were no longer bouncy.
After installation of CleanSpace