Crawl spaces are designed to allow homeowners to be able to access their home’s foundations, plumbing, and electric lines. However, in many cases, crawl spaces are neglected because they are out of sight and mind for most homeowners. Unfortunately, that means that often problems go unnoticed for several years in a crawl space. Those problems can, over time, grow to become serious enough to affect your home. Lucky for you, Adams Foundation Repair can help.
What Causes Wet or Damp Crawl Spaces?
There are several causes for wet and damp crawl spaces that are similar no matter where you live. Improper grading and poor draining can cause water to collect at your foundation walls and seep into the crawl space over time. Additionally, cracks in the crawl space walls or concrete slab flooring can allow water to break in and collect in the crawl space. Any time your home suffers from foundation issues, you should also check your crawl space for damage as the two are often related.
Do I Need to Fix This?
Wet or damp crawl spaces are a serious problem and should be corrected as soon as possible. The moisture can damage or rot the home’s structural supports. Additionally, the moisture attracts pests and may create conditions suitable for the growth of mold and mildew. A large portion of the air in your house has passed through the crawl space, carrying with it mold or mildew spores. Damp insulation is also ineffective, and you may experience increased utility bills.
Our Wet Crawl Space Solution
There is a wide range of solutions for wet or damp crawl spaces depending on the severity of the problem. Some common solutions include:
- Crawl space encapsulation
- Crack injection and repair
- Installing a sump pump
The key for all these solutions is to create a barrier preventing water and humidity from entering the space and then remove moisture already in the crawl space. Additional solutions may be necessary to repair problems revealed throughout this process.
Trust Adams Foundation Repair
At Adams Foundation Repair we are dedicated to providing high-quality crawl space, basement, and foundation repairs for our clients at a reasonable price. Your family deserves the safety and security of a home free from structural damage and hazardous mold. That’s why our primary concern is repairing the problems facing your family and restoring your home’s value. If you’re ready to get started on your home, give us a call today for a free quote!