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Excess Moisture in Basements and Crawlspaces

DonanEngineering Forensic Engineering

Excess moisture in a crawlspace or basement is a common occurrence, with potentially severe consequences if not addressed in a timely manner. Excess moisture in a crawlspace may originate from several sources, including: surface stormwater (slope run-off, gutter overflow, and downspout discharge), groundwater, mechanical (leak), and condensation. Excess moisture in crawlspaces can be reduced by: a vapor barrier, increased ventilation, …