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Woopig News and Help / Re: crawl space question
« Last post by pigtacular on October 14, 2018, 05:11:51 PM »
i read a bunch of different opinions about this topic and it seems pretty varied among the experts.

crawlspace solutions will most definitely sell you something better than what you have. kind of like anyone else that is selling a product. how much you "need" it is the real question.

update with what they propose as i may look to upgrade my crawlspace at some point but i don't want to go crazy with it.

Yeah, we had no signs of mold when our house was inspected 4 years ago.

It seems to me I would just need to dry out the existing crawl space, add gutters and perhaps a French drain.

I'll report back when they make it out here on Oct 29.
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Woopig News and Help / Re: crawl space question
« Last post by goporkyourself on October 14, 2018, 12:45:17 PM »
i read a bunch of different opinions about this topic and it seems pretty varied among the experts.

crawlspace solutions will most definitely sell you something better than what you have. kind of like anyone else that is selling a product. how much you "need" it is the real question.

update with what they propose as i may look to upgrade my crawlspace at some point but i don't want to go crazy with it.

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Woopig News and Help / Re: crawl space question
« Last post by wvhawgfan on October 13, 2018, 11:12:55 PM »
The house drying out and warping is because the damage was already done. Prob could have slowly dried it out instead of more rapidly.

Sealing it off from the jump is good policy. For temporary measures a sump, dehumidifier, forced air cross ventilation will help.

We have had a rash of this shit in Arkansas. Crappy duct work, water under houses...no vapor barrier. Had one this summer where it was raining under the house...the condensation had soaked the floor joists. It needed new duct work, vapor barrier, and upon doing the ducts a sprinkler came on and water went everywhere so that was the main source of the problem.

Crawl Space Solutions of Arkansas supposedly does real good work.

EDIT: adding a couple more names. I thought there as a company in Cabot that does this but can’t find them now.

Superior Crawl Spaces (Little Rock)

Harris Insulation could be of help as well.
You'd be more of an expert than me, but if you have a crawl space with natural ventilation (vents) and a proper moisture barrier, why not let it normalize naturally rather than sealing it off and trying to normalize it via mechanical means. Other than your an HVAC contractor? joking
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Woopig News and Help / Re: crawl space question
« Last post by pigtacular on October 10, 2018, 12:04:34 PM »
Called crawl space solutions.   They won't be able to to make it out till the end of the month.

I asked him if there was anything I could do in the mean time(dehumidifier, fan with the dry, cool air coming in this weekend) he said neither were a good idea right now.   Seemed odd, but ok.
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Woopig News and Help / Re: Back Pain
« Last post by TexZilla on October 09, 2018, 04:34:31 PM »
My wife has serious arthritis and has had both knees replaced.  She recently had her L4 and L5 fused as she had zero cartilage on L5.  The surgery went well, the pain was far less than the knees, and less debilitating.  She is religious with her PT and exercises.  It takes forever for these two bones to fuse but she has far more stability and the pain is far less than it was.

The follow up rehab is critical.  Evidently a lot of folks have the surgery and then complain it didn't do anything to help.  Did you do your PT and exercise? No, whats that got to do with it?  idiots.
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Woopig News and Help / Re: crawl space question
« Last post by PigHair on October 09, 2018, 01:08:41 PM »
I can second crawl space solutions. They seal it all off and place a dehumidifier or a sump pump or both depending on what you need. It isn't cheap, but it cleans it up and dries it out.
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Woopig News and Help / Re: crawl space question
« Last post by pigtacular on October 09, 2018, 01:02:47 PM »
Also, their is a vapor barrier under the house, though it doesn't cover the entire floor.   The wet portion of the crawl space is under part of the vapor barrier.   I'm guessing I'll probably need to remove the existing barrier and replace it.
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Woopig News and Help / Re: crawl space question
« Last post by pigtacular on October 09, 2018, 12:59:44 PM »


Crawl Space Solutions of Arkansas supposedly does real good work.

Thanks!
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Woopig News and Help / crawl space question
« Last post by Animal on October 09, 2018, 10:10:51 AM »
The house drying out and warping is because the damage was already done. Prob could have slowly dried it out instead of more rapidly.

Sealing it off from the jump is good policy. For temporary measures a sump, dehumidifier, forced air cross ventilation will help.

We have had a rash of this shit in Arkansas. Crappy duct work, water under houses...no vapor barrier. Had one this summer where it was raining under the house...the condensation had soaked the floor joists. It needed new duct work, vapor barrier, and upon doing the ducts a sprinkler came on and water went everywhere so that was the main source of the problem.

Crawl Space Solutions of Arkansas supposedly does real good work.

EDIT: adding a couple more names. I thought there as a company in Cabot that does this but can’t find them now.

Superior Crawl Spaces (Little Rock)

Harris Insulation could be of help as well. 
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Woopig News and Help / Re: crawl space question
« Last post by razorwire on October 09, 2018, 09:08:11 AM »
this is a topic with a lot of different opinions.

also, yes, a dehumidifier will probably do what you need.

i have a large crawlspace with a sump pump and a corner that still gets wets in very hard rains.

i think the main issue is to have some plastic down covering the ground. i've also had a couple builders in there to look at it and basically say it looks fine with the plastic laid out.
Oh, I forgot.  I had one of those installed also when I sealed off the space.  Can tell the whole house is drier. 
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