How to Manage Crawlspace Moisture

Find out how to manage crawlspace moisture and kill mold. Get tips on drying out your crawlspace with an effective gutter system so you are not dumping a lot of water around the foundation. Make sure the downspouts are extended at least four to six feet away from the house and that the soil slopes downward from the walls. Also have proper crawlspace vents and add a vapor barrier across the soil. Kill the mold by spraying it with a bleach and water solution. Inspect the structure by poking the sides of the floor joists with a long, metal probe and repair or replace any rotted areas.