Without a doubt, one of the most frequent (and frantic) calls I receive is from homeowners having issues with cupping wood floors. All too often, folks believe faulty installation is to blame. But in southern climates, excess moisture is a common culprit.
Excess humidity creates a moisture trap on the underside of flooring. In homes with crawlspaces, the issue begins there. As a result, cupping occurs. But there’s no need to replace the floors. Reducing humidity levels inside the home with full crawlspace encapsulation and dehumidification can resolve humidity problems and reverse the cupping effect.
One of the best calls I received was from a customer who had cupping floors throughout his home and considered replacing them at a cost of almost $30,000. Luckily, his builder referred him to Southern Climate Solutions to assess humidity levels. Three weeks after the install of his unit, he called and insisted I come to his home. He was thrilled that his floors has all laid back into place and wanted to show me the great results.
Give us a call at 850-319-7489. We’d be happy to provide a free consultation.