Water in the Crawl Space – 12.4.10

During a recent Nashville Home Inspection a HABITEC Home Inspector observed the Crawl Space Moisture.  See the picture below.  What’s Wrong With This Picture? 

HINT:  What’s that shiny stuff in the insulation?

Wet Insulation in Crawl

ANSWER:  Wait, that’s water!  Lots of water!  That cannot be good, can it?  Well, a little moisture in the crawl space is OK, but a lot is bad!  And insulation should never be wet.  If you start to pull the wet insulation down to see above, guess what you find.  See below.

Pulling the Insulation Back

Pulling the insulation all the way out may reveal the whole truth, and it’s not pretty.  See below.

Water and Mold-Like Material

Bottom line, keep those crawl spaces as dry as you can!  To learn how, and see the rest of this article, please click here.

To comment or ask questions about this article please email to richard@habitecinspections.com.

Thank you,

Richard Acree

Comments in this blog posting are the copyrighted intellectual property of Richard Acree, President, HABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC,  and are intended to educate and otherwise assist home owners, sellers and buyers, building owners, sellers and buyers, realtors, real estate investors, property managers, and lenders in the process of owning, buying or selling homes or commercial buildings.  HABITEC is a residential (home) and commercial building inspection company serving Middle Tennessee including Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Mt. Juliet, Hendersonville, Dickson, Belle Meade, Columbia, Spring Hill, Lebanon, Gallatin and more!  In addition to building inspections HABITEC offers Environmental Services for mold assessments, radon testing and water quality analysis.  Additional information about HABITEC can be found on our website at http://habitecinspections.com, or call 615-376-2753. 

Richard Acree is the author of  the HABITEC Home and Building Inspections blog at ActiveRain, WordPress, and Blogger, and Founder of the ActiveRain Group Tennessee Home and Building Inspectors.  All are welcome to join and comment on those blogs and group.   You can also follow HABITEC on Facebook and Richard on Linked.  Thank you!

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