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Our Mold Removal Services Case Studies: Vented crawl space leads to mold - Mold removal in Belmar, NJ

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 by Brian Gural


The Mold Solutions team was sent to a home in Belmar that had mold growth in the crawl space. This  crawl space had a chronic humidity problem that was caused by open vents and and open crawl space door. These openings allowed thick, humid outside air to enter (not to mention providing major areas of entry for insects and other pests). Once indoor humidity exceeds 50%, which is common in virtually all open, vented crawl spaces, mold can grow, and once humidity exceeds 60%, mold will thrive. This crawl space is a perfect example of what problems develop when basements and crawl spaces suffer from sustained high indoor humidity levels. 



We treated the crawl space mold by applying our EPA-registered anti-microbial followed by our patented polymer sealant. This sealant, which is moisture-sensitive, will prevent the return of any new mold growth in treated areas. We also took some significant proactive measures to change the crawl space environment and make it hostile to mold growth. We sealed off the crawl space from the outdoor elements  by blocking the vents, Next, we installed a commercial-grade dehumidifier that is specifically designed to work in damp, moist areas. This will keep down humidity levels so mold does not even have a chance to form. Dehumidification is, by far, the most important preventative measure that a homeowner can take to prevent mold growth in crawl spaces and basements caused by humidity and moisture build-up. 

The Cowleys team resolved this homeowner’s mold problem in less than a day. There was no damaged building materials so nothing had to be removed, avoiding the need for an extensive and expensive renovation project. The homeowner was pleased that we could take care of his mold problem so expediently and cost-effectively, and with such outstanding results. The homeowner wanted a mold-free, trouble-free crawl space, and the Cowleys Mold Solutions team delivered!

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