CRAWL SPACE MOISTURE IN NORTH REGION
What are some typical characteristics in your area?
The summer temperatures are generally mild with some fluctuating but not extreme humidity days. Fall and spring bring cool and dry air to the region. Winter temperatures are harsher and generally outside the range of desired ventilation.
Crawl spaces are not as common in this geographic area. Most residential construction is built with basements or cellars. Characteristics of unfinished basements are often very similar to crawl spaces.
Steps to solving moisture in a crawl space in North:
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.
The inside sensor and outside sensor provide data on temperature and humidity. This information is used by the controller to determine operation to improve conditions.
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 Exhaust Multi-Mount fan and Intake Multi-Mount fan are designed with louvers to keep outside high humidity or freezing cold air from coming into the crawl space when not running. 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.