Homeowners are often stuck in a debacle as regards their crawl spaces. Many are directionless trying to choose between leaving their crawl spaces open or close. Well as seasoned experts in home building niche, we are in a better position to advise you what decision to take. We will also substantiate our advice with reasons why you should adopt our prescription. So here we are. Our decision unanimously is that you close your crawl space. Here is why.
There are so many bottlenecks that could possibly stem from venting your crawl space. The primary reason why we will advise you not to vent your crawl spaces is because of moisture. Yes, moisture can gain such destructive capacity if given the jurisdiction to sneak up into your open vents. Such moisture would form the breeding ground for mildew as well as instigate spontaneous mold growth. This would spill into the wood of your home rotting quickly as well as worrisome wet insulation.
Another dark side to venting your crawl spaces is that it can promulgate the occurrence of stack effect. This sounds quite like some bulky engineering jargon, so let us what explain this. In most natural conditions, the air in your space is less warm compared to that outside. So immediately air permeates your crawl space from the outside, it mixes with the cooler one inside triggering humidity. Such humidity would later deteriorate into moisture problems. You just can’t imagine how much this moisture can ravage your crawl space.
It doesn’t really end there. On the entry of this warmer air from outside into your crawl space, such warm would ascend (base on density) into the living areas of your home. This warm rising air takes a convoy of other stuff with it so long these stuffs are light enough to be transported by the rising air. So for this, we could see stuff like dust mites, mold spores being moved into the living areas of your room by these air which was first incited by the entry of air from your open crawl space. This is what has tagged the stack effect we mentioned earlier. This could therefore sustainably cause the circulation of all these mold and dust mites all around your living space polluting your home significantly.
Having installed this conditions, you should see the irrefutable wisdom in closing off your crawl space. It is advisable you close off your vents with the appropriate covers. This is not going to take much of an effort from you precisely as the need there simply is to get the vent covers eternally covering your erstwhile vents.
The good thing about these vent covers is that they are quite immortal in the sense that they wouldn’t readily rust; even they are neither going to readily rot. These vent covers are essentially made from plastic. And more still there are very economic getting on your crawl spaces. Judging from the bigger picture, the investment of getting vents on your crawl spaces is going to judiciously pay off.
So now that you know more than enough to still be battling whether to seal off your crawl spaces, get it closed at once. It would never be a sweet story housing moisture in your crawl spaces. It could even cause foundation problems.
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