Crawl Space Insulation - Condensation in the Crawl Space
Condensation can occur in a crawl space when the relative humidity reaches 100%, and the air cannot hold any more water. Condensation is a clear sign that there is too much moisture in the crawl space and can lead to many problems such as mold and mildew growth. This condensation, combined with the organic material found in wood, boxes, insulation, and other objects found in a crawl space, creates a perfect environment for mold to grow. Condensation can also be found on foundation walls and plumbing lines which often have cool surfaces. The only true solution to condensation is to encapsulate and seal the entire crawl space.