the termite inspection guy says my house has a problem with standing water in the crawl space. the company is threatening to drop us from termite coverage if we don’t correct the problem. Moisture in the crawl space leads to rot which leads to carpenter ants and termintes. If there is one place that I really hate to go, it is in the crawl space. They are notorious for snakes and spiders. The termite guy said that because of the standing water, we’ve actually got chamelions living down there.
North Carolina had a very wet year so I think some of it might just be related to that. Last year was very dry and there was no water present at last year’s inspection. The house has drains around it and I’ve got the rain gutter extenders to move the rain water further away from the foundation.
Anyways, they want us to install a fan in the crawl space. However, I’m not sure about doing this. Given that the temperature and humidy inside a crawl space doesn’t match the outside air, under the right circumstances, using a fan to blow in air from the outside will cause condensation and actually make the moisture problem worse. Does anyone have an insight on crawl space fans?