CRAWL SPACE MOISTURE IN MIDWEST REGION
What are some typical characteristics in your area?
Summer days can be hot and humid, but temperatures and humidity levels fluctuate frequently as cold and warm fronts come through. Summer season can be very hot but generally doesn’t last as long. During the fall and spring, temperatures are generally moderate with changes in humidity. During winter, temperatures get colder, and air is dry.
Ground moisture is a significant contributor to crawl space issues.
The majority of the geographic area is prone to wood decaying insects such as termites, ants and beetles.
Steps to solving moisture in a crawl space in the Midwest:
Step 1: Address any potential water intrusion issues with sump pumps, french drains, waterproofing or landscaping. Talk to your service provider to identify any concerns.
Step 2: Put down a vapor barrier with 100% coverage. This is important to suppress and slow the release of moisture from the ground. Specific materials can be selected with your service provider.
Step 3: Install an ATMOX System. This creates an all-encompassing moisture control solution by bringing all operations together.
What does the ATMOXsphere look like?
Let’s look at components of a typical 2000 square foot crawl space with ATMOX.
The ATMOX ACE controller and display bring all the operations together and provide a notification tool for status and operation of the system along with alerts.
Wood moisture readings are the ultimate notification tool for monitoring crawl space moisture conditions. This is what you really care about – what is the condition of the wood in the structure.
These fans bring in outside air when conditions are met. This fresh outside air will effectively dry the crawl space through the majority of the year and will improve the air quality of crawl space and in turn the home. The fans are designed to spread out airflow and operate quietly. The fans have extremely low energy usage.
These fans are used to move air in hard-to-reach corners and to circulate the air within the crawl space when the exhaust and intake fans are not running. These fans help to keep the air from getting stagnant and keep moisture from condensing on surfaces when outside conditions are not beneficial for fresh air ventilation. The fans have extremely low energy usage.
Your installer will do a site assessment to determine exactly what your home needs. This example is for informational purposes only.