Typical Discussion of Vented Crawlspaces in Middle Tennessee

  Typical Discussion of Vented Crawlspaces in Middle Tennessee   credit: http://www.myhomescience.com   Based on our inspection, here is a summary of the facts: The crawl space of  is a typical vented system approved by the Tennessee building codes. The vapor barrier on the ground and walls are properly installed. In summary, the crawl space… [Read More]

Radon Basics for Real Estate Professionals

Radon Basics for Real Estate Professionals By Barry C. Westbrook DocAir provides radon monitoring for residential and commercial clients usually consisting of a short term test (approximately 48 hours). It is important to understand that the readings we obtain during a short term test are only an indicator of the actual exposure levels. Here is… [Read More]

Frequently Asked Questions

Top Frequently Asked Questions: Why is mold a problem, and how should I get rid of it? What is toxic black mold? What is relative humidity, and how does it affect mold growth? How can site grading and drainage outside my home affect indoor air quality? Should I be concerned about mold and moisture in… [Read More]

Conditioned Crawl Spaces – A Really Bad Idea

  Conditioned Crawl Spaces – A Really Bad Idea By Barry C. Westbrook Converting a vented crawl space into a conditioned crawl space is like jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire! The building construction industry is keenly aware that vented crawl spaces create problems with mold and moisture. In fact, many… [Read More]

Why Do I Have Mold in my Crawl Space?

Why Do I Have Mold in My Crawl Space? Barry C. Westbrook, CIH, PE Home inspectors have become very picky about mold in vented crawl spaces. If mold is discovered on floor joists or sub floors in the crawl space, you will definitely see it in the final report. The reason is simple – LIABILITY…. [Read More]