Why Are Open Crawl Space Vents a Problem?

There’s been a lot of debate about the value of venting your crawl space. The original idea behind crawl space venting was that the air flow would keep your home dry. However, we now know that this isn’t true.E

Open Crawl Space Vents & Moisture

Crawl space vents let moisture into your crawl space, and crawl space moisture creates problems throughout the rest of your home.E

Stack Effect

The crawl space moisture is carried through your home with the air cycle, which is also called the “Stack Effect”. The warm air in your home rises, creating suction that pulls the cool air in your crawl space up into the rest of your home. So, the humid air in your crawl space is being cycled through your home.

As the crawl space humidity rises it creates a variety of problems, including wet crawl space insulationwood rot, and is the perfect environment for mold and dust mites.

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