Tenants Couldn't Stand the Humidity - Crawl Space Letting in Moisture
Location: Denton, TX 76209
Problem: Owner of rental house (built in 1965) called stating his tenants had complained of a musty, moldy smell in the home. The tenants have been living in the rental house for 14 years. A home inspector suggested the moisture issue might have originated in the crawl space.
Solution: Upon inspection, the crawl space was wet, so the vents were sealed, and a dehumidifier was positioned in the crawl space for 4 days. Next, a drainage mat and a 20-millimeter vapor barrier was installed, despite the challenge of only an 18 inch clearance in the crawl space. The solution provided a measurable reduction in relative humidity in the home.