A crawlspace may not be something you pay much attention to, but it’s not something you want to neglect.
What is a crawlspace? If your house has a crawlspace, it’s that hollow area located under the floor of your home. Typically this area is around 1 to 3 feet high, and positioned between the ground and the first floor. A strong and properly ventilated crawl space can prevent wall cracks, uneven floors and stuck windows and doors. Crawlspaces, especially those that are at least 3 feet, allow easy access for individuals like tradesmen to fix issues regarding your home’s foundation, plumbing, wiring, and insulation.
It’s important to stay on top of your home’s crawlspace maintenance and repair. Small problems can escalate quickly and turn into costly repairs. Proper ventilation is crucial! Excess moisture in crawlspaces can become a hot spot for mold, termites, rodents and varmints. Pest infestation is no joke. No one wants rodents chewing on their home’s utility lines and wiring. Carpenter ants and termites can also cause damage by eating away at your home’s building materials and wood.
Who enjoys saving money on heating bills? Save money by keeping your crawlspaces protected. During winter, if your crawl space is unprotected, you’ll notice chilly air seeping into your home and cold floors.
During the summer months, crawlspaces can become wet and moist, leading to mold and mildew growth. Keep in mind, mold is not only a nuisance. Inhaling mold spores is a health hazard and can lead to serious respiratory issues.
Are your floors sagging or “giving” beneath you? Do you notice musty smell in your home? Maybe you’re experiencing allergy symptoms and headaches. These are just some indications that you should CALL Adams Foundation Repair and have a foundation repair professional take a look at your crawlspace.
Contact Adams Foundation Repair, your local foundation repair experts, for crawlspace maintenance or repairs, crawlspace support, and crawlspace waterproofing. CALL 636-485-8018 today! For crawlspace service in St. Louis County and St. Charles County, Adams Foundation Repair is your go-to.