Damp floors in new rental house
Hello BPN community,
We just moved into a new rental home and are finding the house very damp. When I wake up in the morning my cloth slippers that have stayed on the floor all night are damp. The walls feel cool and damp as well. There are double paned windows throughout the house and we want to avoid running the heater all winter long for the enviornment and cost.
With the rain the other day the back area of the house which sits directly on the ground (ie no crawl space) developed some damps spots on the carpet.
My question is 2 fold for the main area of the house that has a crawl sapce what can we do to help with damp floors, walls and it getting to cold? In our previous apartment the landlords installed a vapor/moisture barrier in the crawl space. Is this an option? Who would you recommend?
For the carpet area can you recommend anyone that works with insulating and installing non-toxic flooring (as I am assuming some insulation and new flooring will be needed) and who can help figure out where the damp spots are coming from?!