While a home’s crawlspace can be home to a vast amount of spiders, bugs, and other kinds of undesirable guests; it can also be an unwelcome source of moisture.

As ground moisture migrates upward, it can be trapped underneath the house, leading to possible structural damage. I’ve even seen it begin to buckle hardwood floors inside the home.

Putting a simple barrier of plastic on the ground is the best preventative measure you can take. Use a thicker type of plastic sheet with a thickness of around 6-mils, and cut it into manageable pieces.

Get a little help, and be prepared for about an hour’s worth of crawling under your house. But, once the plastic is in place and covering the entire crawlspace, moisture worries will be at a minimum.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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