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Drying Your Crawlspace Is The Solution To Many Problems Within Your Home

Did you know that more than 50% of the air you breath in your home comes up from your crawlspace? The moist, smelly air is sucked up into main living spaces through convection. This is known as the “stack effect.”

Whatever is in your crawlspace…is in the air of the upper levels of your home. This is what you and your family are breathing. 

That’s not a good feeling!  The good news is that you can change this. Since 1958, we have been using quality products and honest methods to create healthier homes.  And, we can do this for you!

Our team of highly trained experts in crawlspace repair solutions are ready to help – with more than 64 years of experience in the industry, you can trust us to have the right dehumidifying solution for your crawlspace!

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Quality Products and Honest Methods Since 1958

Quality Products and Honest Methods Since 1958

Trusted by hundreds of thousands of happy homeowners.

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58 Foundations

5-star service

64 years experience

Quality Products and Honest Methods Since 1958

Quality Products and Honest Methods Since 1958

Trusted by hundreds of thousands of happy homeowners.

quality

Money-Back Guarantee

Your money is never at risk! Ask a Foundation Specialist for details.

We Stand Behind Our Work - Vedran wants a shield

We Stand Behind Our Work

Life-of-the-structure, transferable warranties.

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Affordable Solutions

“Same as cash” financing to long-term payment options, we have a solution that will work for you.

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Crawlspace Dehumidifier Solutions

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Crawlspace Dehumidification Creates A Healthier Home

The Health Of Your Family Is Probably Of Utmost Importance To You. It Is For Us…And Has Been Since Our Inception In 1958...

Warning Signs You Have A Crawlspace Problem

Crawlspaces Have Been A Challenge For Homeowners For Decades. They Are Designed To Serve As A Buffer Between The House And The Damp Earth Below...

What Causes Crawlspace Issues?

Crawlspaces With Open Vents And Dirt Floors Are Notorious For Creating A Humid Environment That Is Perfect For Mold Growth. Both Your House And ...

The HumidiGuard™ Dehumidification And Air Filtration System Is The Perfect Solution

’58 Foundations Has An Exclusive Dehumidifier Line To Address The Moisture Problem That Crawlspaces Experience...

Crawlspace Dehumidification Creates a Healthier Home

The health of your family is probably of utmost importance to you.  It is for us…and has been since our inception in 1958.  All that time has led to seven decades of experience sourcing and developing the best quality products – like the HumidiGuard™ – our professional-grade, specially designed dehumidifier to handle the harsh environment of a crawlspace.

Your crawlspace is more important to a home than most people think. Moisture-filled air in your crawlspace can quickly lead to problems including wood rot, musty odors, mold and mildew growth, insect infestations, higher energy bills, and even health issues (in the form of allergens).

At the core of these problems are moisture and humidity in your crawlspace. Eliminating this moisture can help improve the air quality, save on energy costs, and protect the structural integrity of your home.

A crawlspace dehumidifier’s job is to strip the moisture out of the air. The HumidiGuard™ Dehumidification and Air Filtration System combined with the ’58 Finished Crawlspace encapsulation system eliminates the risk of mold and mildew to make your home’s air quality healthier.

Our HumidiGuard™ crawlspace dehumidifier and air filtration system keeps your crawlspace dry in an energy efficient and easy-to-use manner. Some of the other benefits that you’ll enjoy:

  • Cleans and filters the air. This includes mold spores and dust mite allergens down to 2 microns.
  • Self-draining. No need to empty messy water trays.
  • Large-capacity water removal. Up to 70 to 130 pints of water per day.
  • Set it and forget it smart controls. Turns on and off automatically at target humidity level.
  • Save on energy bills. A damp crawlspace can make your heater or AC work harder – a dry crawlspace will cut your heating and cooling a break, along with your energy costs!
 

If you are concerned about the air you breath in your home, or if you’ve noticed something unsettling in your crawlspace, call ’58 Foundations for a free crawlspace inspection.  Our approach is easy.  It’s a zero-pressure, zero-obligation recommendation, and price quote.

Warning Signs You Have a Crawlspace Problem

Warning Signs You Have a Crawlspace Problem

Crawlspaces have been a challenge for homeowners for decades.  They are designed to serve as a buffer between the house and the damp earth below.  They are a place to house utility cables, HVAC equipment and ductwork.  They also permit access to hard-to-reach places within the home. 

The challenge with crawlspace design is that it becomes a repository for humid air and moisture which is not healthy for the home or people living within.

Signs that may indicate you have issues with your crawlspace include:

  • Unusual muggy air that won’t go away
  • High humidity
  • Moisture, mold, or musty odors
  • Condensation on walls, vapor barriers or HVAC equipment
  • Bouncy, sloping or sagging areas in floors
  • Standing water
  • Insulation falling down or hanging from joists
  • Foundation cracks
  • Rotting wood
  • Animals or rodents living in the space (can you hear them?)
 

’58 Foundations can help you create a healthier home.  Call us today to schedule your free inspection.  We know how stressful it is dealing with home repairs.  So, we make it easy with our zero-pressure, no hassle approach!

What Causes Crawlspace Issues?

Crawlspaces with open vents and dirt floors are notorious for creating a humid environment that is perfect for mold growth. Both your house and your family can suffer from this situation. When mold grows on your floor joists, insulation, or other organic matter in your crawlspace, it casts off spores that are carried up into your house. Anyone with a mold allergy can be affected.

In addition, moisture-filled air leads to wood rot, which weakens floor joists and floorboards. Are you experiencing soft or bouncy floors? Or warping of wood floors? This can be caused by a weakened floor system above a crawlspace.

Air rising from your crawlspace accounts for over 50% of your home’s air composition. When that air is damp, your HVAC works overtime to compensate, and you end up paying more in energy costs.

Problems caused by humid crawlspace air includes:

  • Mold growth
  • Increase in allergens
  • Wood rot
  • Insulation damage
  • Failing floor systems
  • Rodent and bug infestation
  • Higher energy bills

The HumidiGuard™ Dehumidification and Air Filtration System is the Perfect Solution

’58 Foundations has an exclusive dehumidifier line to address the moisture problem that crawlspaces experience: The HumidiGuard™ Dehumidification and Air Filtration System, which has been specifically designed for use in a crawlspace.

The rugged HumidiGuard™ dehumidifier series can remove up to 130 pints of water per day from a crawlspace. As part of the ‘58 Crawlspace Encapsulation System, the HumidiGuard™ dehumidifier takes care of removing the moisture in the air.

Bringing moisture levels down to 50% relative humidity:

  • Dries up mold in the crawlspace
  • Prevents wood from rotting
  • Protects the flooring system above the crawlspace
  • Lowers heating and cooling costs by reducing moisture in the air.
 

The HumidiGuard™ Series of Dehumidifiers  

HumidiGuard™ dehumidifiers come in three models: the 70, 100, and 130 models. These numbers refer to number of pints per day of water that these dehumidifiers can remove from the air.

These crawlspace dehumidifiers are surprisingly compact, about the size of large plastic container. These units can be hung from floor joists to reduce noise and vibration and protect them from any plumbing leaks that could occur.

HumidiGuard™ crawlspace dehumidifiers are Auto-On. Meaning that they are set to the level of preferred humidity in the air. Setting these units at 50% will keep your crawlspace – and entire home:

  • Drier
  • Healthier
  • More comfortable
  • More energy efficient
 

An automatic sensor tests the air every minute and if the relative humidity rises above 50%, the unit automatically turns on and gets to work extracting moisture from the air.

HumidiGuard™ Specifications

All three HumidiGuard™ crawlspace dehumidifiers feature:

  • Energy Star rated: Uses less electricity than you hair dryer!
  • High efficiency: 4x more efficient than any competitor in the marketplace
  • Low maintenance: Dedicated drain so there is no messy water tray to empty
  • Interchangeable air filters that screen out particles down to 2 microns
  • 5-year warranty
  • Made in America
 

’58 Foundations also offers two other dehumidifiers for larger areas – the HumidiGuard™ E100, for up to 5,5000 sq. ft. and 100 pints/day, and the HumidiGuard™ E130, for up to 7,200 sq. ft. and 130 pints/day.

With our HumidiGuard™ line, we’ll be able to keep your crawlspace free of moisture and mold, no matter how big your crawlspace may be.

The ’58 Finished Crawlspace Encapsulation System

The ’58 Finished Crawlspace is a complete solution to control the crawlspace environment and to create a healthier living space. So, for the best results, the HumidiGuard™ dehumidifier should be used in concert with an encapsulation of the entire crawlspace.

Using quality products and honest methods developed over our 64+ years of experience, The ’58 Finished Crawlspace will create a dry, healthier environment that eliminates all of the problems associated with excess moisture like:

  • Mold and mildew growth
  • Structural wood damage
  • Higher energy costs
  • Reduced performance of HVAC and other mechanical systems
 

Exterior air and an open dirt floor will always be significant sources of moist air. Sealing the exterior vents and encapsulating the entire dirt floor with a 20-mil, Class-A fire-rated, poly-woven vapor barrier provides your crawlspace dehumidifier an environment in which it can excel. In fact, today’s building codes in most states no longer allow a contractor to put a dehumidifier into a crawlspace and just seal the vents – it must now be fully encapsulated.

As a bonus, the ’58 Finished Crawlspace is now a usable space for storage or maybe even a fort for the kids!

If your crawlspace is having trouble keeping dry, give ’58 Foundations a call today to schedule a free inspection and to receive a detailed estimate. With over 64 years of experience, we’ll be sure to make your crawlspace a safe, dry, and healthy space once again, so that your home living spaces may also remain healthy and energy efficient!

 

Call the Five-Star Crawlspace Experts for an Inspection and Price Quote

What to Expect from ’58 Foundations

  1. Conversation and collaboration. To understand your goals, we ask a lot of questions…and we listen! That way we clearly understand the problem.
 
  1. Detailed inspection. Together, we walk around your home to perform a thorough inspection. You point things out and we talk about the process.
 
  1. A healthy solution. Your Foundation Specialist will provide a written recommendation that meets your goals. Cost included.
 
  1. Five-Star Installation. The ’58 Crew will be there on time and communicate throughout the process. No surprises!
 
  1. Money-Back* Confidence. Combined with the industry’s Strongest Warranties you can rest assured that your system will protect your home for the length of the warranty — a lifetime!
 

*That’s right, if we can’t fix it, we’ll return your money. Ask your Foundation Specialist for details.  Working together to deliver a five-star experience

FAQ

Sizing recommendations are based on tight homes with 0.5 ACH (air changes per hour) in most regions.  Regions with high humidity will require more dehumidification, which causes sizing recommendations to vary. Your Foundation Specialist will help you determine which option is the best for your home.

Many people ask this question!  For the best results, your dehumidifier should be set at 50%. This takes in account any fluctuation that may occur.  It will help the air that rises to other levels in the home to carry less moisture (remember, The Stack Effect!).

We typically associate humidity with hot, muggy summer days, when we cool and dehumidify our homes for comfort. Rarely do we think of how humidity affects us during the colder months.

Also known as “RH”, indoor relative humidity indicates the amount of water vapor (percent) that’s actually in the air compared to the maximum amount that the air could hold under the same conditions.  The warmer the air, the more moisture it can hold.

The importance of RH as it relates to your indoor comfort comes into play when your air is heated.  In the colder months, outdoor air is brought into your home and heated.  The outdoor to indoor RH levels can drop dramatically if your home is not dehumidified or under-humidified.

When RH levels fall below recommended levels, the dry air can lead to problems for you and your family including health problems, discomfort, home damage and higher energy costs.

An average 70-pint dehumidifier use 700W of energy.  This is a lot less electricity than your water heater, air conditioner, and even your vacuum cleaner!