Monday, July 13, 2015

Considerations For Sub Floor Ventilation During House Construction

Copyright (c) 2015 Matt Reardon

During house construction, the type of floor to be put in place should be a major consideration. This is because it will determine the kind of sub floor ventilation that can be used. Having HRV (heat recovery ventilation) system ventilation for your sub floor is vital, especially if your basement or subfloor is being used as living quarters.

The beauty of the HRV system is that it can be tailor-made to suit the requirement of home owners and contractors, while considering the environment where the house is constructed. To achieve this, it's recommended that you engage a reputable firm for your HRV system installation. A good company, besides adhering to the Australian Standards and Workplace Safety and Health regulations, will also be willing to give you free consultation to assist you in understanding how the system works and its importance.

Benefits of Having Good Ventilation

Building experts today recommend that you invest in a good ventilation system for your house, for the health of all home dwellers and soundness of the house structure. The advantages range from a drier, warmer subfloor area to elimination of dampness in your home (dampness can lead to formation of mould and mildew, as well as eruptions of allergies).

Here is a more elaborate description of some of the incredible benefits you get from a good heat recovery ventilation system:

- Elimination of Termites

Dry sub floors are less susceptible to termite attacks. Termites are attracted to conditions that are very wet and damp.

The risk of termite infestation is higher where the timbers have begun to decay or rot. The termites use this as their hiding places, hence causing destruction. A good ventilation system keeps the harmful termites away.

- Eliminates Damaging Moisture

For moulds to thrive, damp conditions are necessary. When mould starts growing in your subfloor, it could lead to health complications like triggering respiratory reactions. Mould is known to bring a lot of complications including congestion, sneezing, wheezing, coughing, asthma and allergic reactions.

If anybody in your house suffers from a weakened immune system, moulds could pose a more serious medical risk. Sufficient ventilation of the sub floor that contributes to reduction of damp in the air beneath your house, limits the growth of such mould.

- Ventilation Reduces Damp, Mould and Odours

A sub floor that is damp could lead to structural house damage. Good ventilation aids in ensuring that the timbers employed in constructing your house, remain strong and don't decay, in compliance with the Australian Standards on Construction of Residential Homes.

- Helps in Reducing Maintenance Cost

With a good ventilation system for your sub floor, there is no damage to the floor; hence, maintenance costs can be tamed. The savings can be used to cater for other development matters. This will also enable the home owner to grow a garden around the building without fear of destroying the sub floor. You would no longer have to keep changing construction materials, such as timber, from time to time due to decay and other damage caused by moisture.

When you come to Mould Buster, Matt will explain to you the best ventilation options available for your house. He will also ensure that all requirements are followed during installation. Contact Mould Buster now for that vital home ventilation. You can also visit our website at for additional details.


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