Crawl Space Ventilation Requirements in Portsmouth & Wenham

Crawl space is needed to have clearer indoor air at home. If there isn't any ventilation system or poor ventilation then mold might grow due to moisture and damp environment. 

To ensure proper ventilation in the crawl space, you should have one square foot of screened venting for every 150 square feet of crawl space area. For instance, if your crawl space measures 30 feet by 30 feet, you'll require vents with a total square footage of 6 square feet, according to IRC.

Call Northeast Basement Solutions for any solution regarding your basement at 978-678-4080 in Portsmouth, Wenham, Dover, Melrose, and other cities that we serve. Or contact us online.

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Types of Crawl Space Vents

  • Standard Vents: The most basic vents are standard vents. They have simple grilles that allow air to pass easily.
  • Automatic Vents: These vents have humidity sensitivity that effectively maintains the optimal condition of the crawl space.
  • Powered Vents: These vents use electric fans to effectively maintain the airflow in the crawl space.

Vent Location and Placement

Vents should be placed in a way that should allow air to flow freely throughout the crawl space and encourage cross ventilation. The location better be near the perimeter. This will help prevent dead air zones.

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Keeping Your Basement In Good Condition

  • Vent Covers or Sealing: Covering and sealing the crawl space is a necessary step for preventing moisture, pests, and cold air during certain seasons.
  • Dehumidification: Dehumidifiers are used for controlling mold humidity levels in crawl space. This can prevent mold from growing inside the crawl space.

Rely on Us with Your Basement

Depending on factors such as climate, local building codes, and the condition of your crawl space the approach to crawl space ventilation may vary. Turn to the Northeast Basement for your house crawl space ventilation. Give us a call at 978-678-4080 or just click here to get the best services of waterproofing, crawl space, moisture control, and basement finishing. Act now and prevent future hazards.

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