How to Install a Screw Jack to Level Your Floor - dummies
If your home is built on expansive soil and, thus, subject to regular movement, a screw jack can be used in lieu of solid wood posts between the concrete piers in the crawlspace and the girders that support the floor joists. A screw jack is a metal support post that can be adjusted to level […]
Case Studies: Rotted Floor Joists are Replaced with PowerBrace & SmartJack in Merrick, NY
This home's floor sunk 4 inches because of rotting floor joists in the crawl space. The dryer vent had come apart in the crawl space and the humid moist air was flowing into the space causing the floor joists to literally rot away.
Moisture in Your Crawl Space
High moisture content in a crawl space in Michigan is the dominating factor when it comes to structure damage, odor, wood boring insects and mold and mildew problems. The combination of standing water or the temperature of the outside air and the air temp in your crawlspace can cause the surfaces to produce condensation. Condensation build-up attracts pests, effects the temperature of your home, promotes mold and mildew and most especially can damage the structure of your home. If you think…
UnderAire Deluxe Two Fan Crawl Space Ventilator
Prevent your crawl space from becoming a moldy mess with a crawl space ventilator from Tjernlund. Proudly made in the USA!
Creating a Sealed Crawlspace - Fine Homebuilding
If designed properly, an unvented crawlspace in a house in the eastern United States is drier than a vented crawlspace. It also protects pipes better from freeze/thaw cycles and requires less insulation. In this "Energy-Smart Details" article, senior editor Martin Holladay explains how to create a sealed crawlspace.
How to Insulate a Crawl Space With a Dirt Floor | Hunker
A crawl space under a house helps protect against certain pests, but a crawl space with abundant moisture can invite problems including mold, wood rot and vermin. Cold air that sweeps through a crawl space, meanwhile, can lead to cold floors inside the home whether or not the space is wet.