A smelly crawl space is a sign of moisture. Most people have never been in their crawl space and may be unaware that there is standing water that could be causing damage. This moisture can evaporate, ruin floor joists, and cause floors to become springy like a trampoline. Clarke Basement Systems drains the water with a SmartSump, a sump pump designed specifically for the crawl space environment. Any water that’s penetrating through the walls can be drained down into the space and under crawl space liner. Crawl space encapsulation helps to isolate the earth from the house, lower energy bills, and eliminate the moldy smell. Dehumidification is also important. The SaniDry dehumidifier gets between floor joists, runs at lower temperatures and has a drain that runs directly into the sump pump.