Homeowners Phil and Erica own 200 acres outside of Nashville, Tennessee near Ashland City. The land was inherited by Erica and her siblings from her mother, who had protected it from future sub-division with the Land Trust for Tennessee. Erica wanted to build a sustainable energy efficient home that would honor her mother's legacy and last generations into the future.
Have you noticed condensation on your windows lately? What does this mean? If you see condensation, you likely have high humidity levels in your home. Condensation can accumulate particularly in the kitchen, laundry room, bathrooms, or in bedrooms with adjoining bathroom. The cause? Insufficient ventilation. It’s important to address high humidity or those subtle warning signs of condensation can turn into expensive repairs.
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma brought a lot of rain to Nashville. How did your crawlspace weather the storms?
Moisture issues in crawlspaces are as common as pumpkins in October. That's why it's important to check on things under your house on a regular basis. Moisture in crawlspaces can accumulate in a number of ways, including:
"We love our hardwood floors. They are clean, elegant, and withstand the harsh foot traffic of kids, pets, and parties. If we take care of our floors, they should last the entire life of the home! In that senses, they are a great economical and sustainable choice. So, what should we do to maintain our beautiful investment?"
The #1 thing to focus on is humidity control.
To understand why this is the case, let’s talk science for just a moment.