CrawlSpace Care is a system that is installed to protect the micro-environment of the crawl space. This process establishes a stable environment in the crawl space through the reduction of moisture and relative humidity levels. That means this system minimizes the likelihood of wood rot, mold and wood destroying insects. An additional benefit of a “sealed crawl space” is that this system also promotes substantial energy savings.
The introduction of central heating and cooling to homes in the 1970’s changed the dynamics of the crawl space environment. Due to temperature fluctuations from underneath the house and the exterior of the house, duct work has the potential for increasing moisture accumulation under a home. This can negatively impact the crawl space as it creates an environment that is conducive to the growth and attraction of wood destroying organisms.