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How to Keep Your Crawlspace Safe, Dry, and Ventilated Over Winter

Friday, January 1st, 2021 by Kristen Owenby

East Tennessee weather is unpredictable over the winter months. We’re lucky to catch a few stray snowflakes on a chilly day. And yet, it’s not impossible for a wintry mix to hit the area. Whatever happens, it’s best to plan ahead of the fickle weather. 

Snow and ice eventually melt—leading to flooding in below-grade spaces. It’s also important to fortify crawlspaces against upcoming spring rains, which saturate the ground near the foundation and seep inside the crawlspace. 

A wet crawlspace leads to:

  • Mold and mildew
  • Rotten wood beams and joists
  • Allergies and respiratory problems
  • Insects, reptiles, rodents, and other pests


How can homeowners ensure their crawlspace stays in tip-top condition?

  • Have the area encapsulated. Master Services offers an encapsulation system that is designed to repel mold, protect against water vapor, discourage pests, and mitigate energy costs.
  • Have a dehumidifying system installed. A dehumidifier keeps crawlspaces dry and prevents humidity from settling into the area.
  • Schedule annual inspections. Our specialists will examine your crawlspace to ensure that all systems are in working order and preventing moisture.
  • If mold has settled into the area, contact Master Services to ask about our mold remediation system.
  • Consider a crawlspace sump pump. Without one, the area will be vulnerable to groundwater and plumbing leaks.


If you're concerned about melting ice and snow, as well as upcoming spring showers, contact Master Services to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate. Our seasoned specialists will inspect your crawlspace and recommend the best waterproofing strategy to keep your home safe and dry!


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