Moisture Control

Solutions For New Construction & Existing Structures

Improve the air quality in your home or business and lower energy bills with Spencer's moisture control solutions for your crawl space.  Available for homes and businesses throughout the Upstate of South Carolina and norther Georgia, you can count Spencer's Service Professionals to protect your structure against moisture problems.

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Quality Moisture Control Services 

CrawlSpace Care® is a system designed to protect your structure's crawl space from damaging moisture. The result is a cleaner, healthier, more energy efficient building - from the ground up.

You can enclose and protect crawl spaces in new construction or existing homes and commercial buildings.

Spencer offers three levels of moisture control services- we call it our “Good, Better, Best” system.

 

Best Option: Fully Enclosed Crawl Space With CrawlSpace Care®

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Our most comprehensive moisture control solution includes:

  • Customer has the choice of 20 mil (or can downgrade to 12 mil) reinforced white plastic liner on floor. Floor liner is taped with a special reinforced white tape.
  • Clear 6 mil reinforced plastic is installed on the walls leaving at a minimum of 3-inch clearance from the floor joist.  The piers are wrapped approximately 12-18 inches from the floor with the same clear plastic.
  • Plastic is nailed into foundation walls and piers so it stays tight.  Then it is sealed with heavy foam at the top of the wall liner to create a complete seal.
  • High water alarm
  • Thermo-hygrometer
  • Existing sub-floor is stabilized.
  • Dehumidifier is installed with it’s own electrical outlet inside the crawl space.
  • Any existing Vents are sealed.
  • An Odor fan is installed under the plastic and vented outside – we do this because sometimes the microbes in the soil will react and give off an odor once enclosed.
  • Soil in the crawl space is treated with a natural product to kill microbes in the soil prior to placing floor liner.
  • Crawl space clean-out  - removal of existing debris in the crawl space

Other options with the Full Enclosed Crawl Space with Crawlspace Care service include:

  • Wallboard insulation installed to increase R factor in the home.  The wallboard is treated with Boracare (natural termiticide).
  • Fungal remediation on floor joist - we can just treat for fungi or treat and scrub the joists.
  • Rebuild crawl space door
 

Better Option:
Vapor Barrier Plus

Spencer also offers the Vapor Barrier Plus moisture control service, including:

  • Customer has the choice of 12 mil (or can downgrade to 8 mil) reinforced white plastic liner on floor.
  • Floor liner is taped with a special reinforced white tape.  The floor liner covers 100% of the crawl floor but is not sealed to the wall or piers.
  • Soil in the crawl space is treated with a natural product to kill microbes in the soil prior to placing floor liner.
  • Any existing Vents are sealed.
  • Dehumidifier is installed with it’s own electrical outlet inside the crawl space.
  • Crawl space clean-out  - removal of existing debris in the crawl space

Other options with this service include:

  • Wallboard insulation installed to increase R factor in the home.  The wallboard is treated with Boracare (natural termiticide)
  • Fungal remediation on floor joist - we can just treat for fungi or treat and scrub the joists.
  • Rebuild crawl space door
  • Odor fan

Good Option:
Moisture Barrier & Vents

Our basic level of moisture control solutions include:

  • Install auto Temp-Vents that automatically open and shut based on the exterior temperature.
  • Install a Moisture barrier of 6 mil clear poly in the crawl with a minimum of 80% coverage,  This can be upgraded to 8 mil reinforced white plastic liner. Liner is not taped.
  • Crawl space clean-out  - removal of existing debris in the crawl space

Other options with this service include:

  • Power vents
  • Vent wells
  • Fungal remediation on floor joist - we can just treat for fungi or treat and scrub the joists.
  • Rebuild crawl space door
 

Redirect Water Away From Your Structure

Sometimes the exterior terrain around the structure can cause excessive water in and around the crawl space. Spencer will install interior and/or exterior French drains to redirect water away from your crawl space, and sump pumps in the crawl space as needed.