If there is standing water in crawlspaces, then it could lead to frustrating problems for you and your family. The problems that this situation can lead to are both immediate and long term. Wet crawlspaces can breed mold and other types of fungi and often have high levels of humidity. This combination can be very harmful for you and your fmaily. Buildup of moisture in your crawlspace can also rot the floor joists and sub-flooring and can also harm the electrical components and the insulation in your home. These issues, which might lead to a sagging and uneven floor and can cause the heating and cooling systems in your home to run less efficiently.
Your crawlspace is an integral part of your home and should be kept neat, clean, and easily accessible. Inspect it often to make sure there are no signs of moisture and mildew. There are several causes that can lead to a problem in your crawlspace. If there are no rain gutters or if there are downspouts draining the water along your foundation, then the water will find the crawlspace and create problems. Also, there could be an issue with the venting issue around the foundation walls.
Moisture issues in your crawlspace are not uncommon. Some of the crawlspace moisture problems that occur most frequently are:
If this is the case in your home, then you need to seek professional help in order to prevent the long term issues that could arise. Jerry's Waterproofing can create a sound structure and cleaner environment in your home.
Here at Jerry's Waterproofing, we provide several different basement waterproofing solutions to keep your home free of moisture and pooling water. While most of your crawlspace water issues in your home will not lead to a flooded basement, they might lead to mold growth or damage to your personal possessions. That is why it is important to invest in crawlspace encapsulation and recovery from Jerry's. We offer vapor barrier installation to keep moisture from causing serious problems in your crawlspace. These vapor barriers will seal out moisture and water vapor to eliminate the chance for mold growth in your crawlspace.
Jerry's is a premier source for crawlspace repair, recovery, and waterproofing in and near the Nebraska cities of Omaha and Lincoln as well as areas of Missouri. Other services include radon testing and mitigation, constructing vapor barriers, epoxy injection, wall crack repair, and crawlspace drainage. Call Jerry's Waterproofing to insure a cleaner, healthier home for you and your family.