CAuses of crawl space issues


Water can enter into a crawl space in many ways, including active leaks from pipes or plumbing fixtures, water from gutters and downspouts, or even groundwater seeping up into the crawlspace, especially in areas with high water tables.

Standing water can create wood rot, threatening a homes structural integrity and create mold and mildew issues that create unhealthy air quality inside the home.

If you discover water in your crawl space, Southern Climate Solutions will investigate all possible sources to find out where the water is coming from and advise you regarding the issues and provide recommendations and related professionals to help fix the issues if they are outside of our scope, or yours.

If corrections are minor and quickly corrected, consideration to protect your crawl space and home from excess moisture should be considered, including encapsulation with a vapor barrier and a dehumidification solution.

At Southern Climate Solutions, we have been creating healthy crawl spaces for over 20-years and have served 1000’s of homeowners across the Gulf Coast. Contact us today for a free evaluation of your home.

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Solutions to Keep Your Crawl Space Healthy

When it comes to moisture issues in your crawl space, Southern Climate Solutions will put together a game plan to tackle the problem to create a dry, healthy crawl.  Our encapsulation services will ensures that your crawl space becomes a controlled environment, and a commercial grade dehumidification system will keep your crawl space dry.

Crawl space solutions will also benefit the inside of your home, removing excess moisture from the inside space, too, to promote superior indoor air quality. In essence, we reverse the wicking effect, pulling damp air from inside the home, through the dehumidification system, to offer a whole-home dehumidification solution.

How Crawl Space Humidity Affects Your Home

The hazards created by high indoor humidity coming from the crawl space  include:
  • Mold
  • Moisture Damaged Wood & Rot
  • Termites & Pests
  • Musty Odors
  • Cupping Wood Floors
  • Peeling Paint & Wallpaper
  • Unhealthy Indoor Air Quality
  • Chronic Health Issues
  • High Energy Costs
  • Cold, Clammy Feel
moldy wall with blistering paint
Mold and peeling paint are the result of excess moisture in your home. Not all molds are visible. Some of the more toxic molds are clear. If a musty odor is present, there are active mold spores in your home.


man in crawl space
I recently purchased a house in Navy Point and this summer the wood floors started cupping and buckling. I had several plumbers and appliance repair folks checking for leaks and there were none. I called Southern Climate Solutions and the owner, Mike Murphy, clearly explained the root cause of the moisture issue. He and his team did their “mitigation magic” and 6 weeks later, I saw a total transformation in my floors. I had an estimate of about $1200 to repair the floor initially, but now only a couple of boards will need to be replaced. The house is much more comfortable and I am even saving on electric costs. I couldn’t be happier with the results!



Jan Z.,

Pensacola Homeowner

We reached out to Southern Climate Solutions to help us with our crawlspace, that was so wet and humid that it was causing our original 1960’s hardwood flooring to buckle repeatedly. From the very first call Mike was professional, responsive and thoroughly answered all of my (many) questions, explaining how he could fix our problem permanently. Within days his team installed a full water barrier and dehumidifier, which I’m happy to say has solved the problem completely, just like he said it would. His team has continued to monitor the dehumidification progress and kept me informed every step of the way. I’m so grateful we found Mike and his team and would highly recommend Southern Climate Solutions for anyone who has a crawlspace.
Lauren W.,

East Hill Homeowner