Monday, June 2nd, 2014 by Sarah
Old crawl space thinking said that air would blow in a vent on one side of a house and blow out of the vent on the other side. But we now know that a house works like a chimney, sucking air in at the lower levels, including in through all of the open crawl space vents, and then this air rises up into the house and escapes out of the upper levels. This is known as the stack effect, and it doesn't do any favors for the health of your home when crawl space vents are a factor.
This rising air brings with it everything that's in your crawl space, including humidity, musty odors, and mold spores, up into your living space. A crawl space fan? or crawl space power fan makes this mold, moisture, and energy situation worse - fast! Sealing and conditioning your crawl space makes this air cleaner and healthier.
Luckily, in addition to our crawl space conditioning services, Burke Construction also offers a product to help mitigate the bad effects of crawl space vents. Our crawl space vent covers go over the old, corroded, unsightly vents for a nice clean looking finish. These crawl space vent covers are durable plastic, so they'll never rust, rot, or need paint. The crawlspace vent covers have a foam insulation and gasket material on the inside to seal off the outside air completely. And they come in three different colors to match your home.
If you have crawl space vents, your home is simply not as healthy as it could be (and it could be impacting the health of you and your family as well!). Burke Construction offers free inspections and conditions crawl spaces in all areas of Northeastern PA. Whether your vented crawl space is located in Stroudsburg, Tannersville, Mount Pocono, Tobyhanna or anywhere else in the Poconos, we'll be happy to provide a free consultation and help you improve the health of your home.