Customer: Melanie W.
Location: Franklin, TN 37069-4161
Project Manager: Nathan
Tucked away among the cape cod style homes of the Cottonwood subdivision in
Franklin, this quaint neighborhood home was suffering from years of crawl space humidity
problems. The primary source for the moisture was the opening to the HVAC unit outside. Due
to negative grading, water was pouring into the crawl space with each heavy rain. Downspouts
were also contributing to the dampness of the crawl space, which was helping to fuel microbial
growth on the floor system overhead. Water was also finding its way through the bottom of the
crawl space door. The homeowner reached out to identify the sources for the moisture and put a
stop to the high humidity issues.
After collecting several estimates, Melanie reached back out to us to schedule repairs.
We began by pulling out the fiberglass insulation and insulating the crawl space foundation
vents. The floor system was then treated to remediate all mold and microbial activity. A
heavy-duty white vapor barrier was installed to encapsulate the floor and base of walls,
eliminating the home’s exposure to ground moisture. We capped this off with an air-tight door,
commercial-grade dehumidifier, and service lighting. The opening to the HVAC unit was made
water-tight along with extending downspout lines away from the foundation. Now these Franklin
area homeowners are feeling good in Cottonwood!