wet crawl spaces: Is your house an island? It better be. - 04/02/12 07:10 AM
 
Crawl spaces can be one of the biggest contributors of moisture in the attic space.  Crawl spaces with exceptionally high moisture levels can overwhelm even crawl spaces that have “technically” adequate ventilation.  Moisture as vapor (a gas) will move from the crawl space, through the living space, and end up in the attic where it can condense on the cold roof sheathing.  This moisture vapor can overwhelm an attic that also has “technically” adequate ventilation.
On a recent inspection, I had such a crawl space.   Much of the crawl space had flooded to such an extent that the vapor barrier … (43 comments)

 
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