If there is standing water in crawl spaces, 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 crawl spaces 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 crawl space 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, can also cause the heating and cooling systems in your home to run less efficiently.
Your crawl space 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 crawl space. If there are no rain gutters or if there are downspouts draining the water along your foundation, then the water will find the crawl space and create problems. Also, there could be an issue with the venting issue around the foundation walls.
Moisture issues in your crawl space are not uncommon. Some of the crawl space 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 crawl space 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 crawl space encapsulation and recovery from Jerry's Waterproofing. We offer vapor barrier installation to keep moisture from causing serious problems in your crawl space. These vapor barriers will seal out moisture and water vapor to eliminate the chance for mold growth in your crawl space.
Jerry's is a premier source for crawl space repair, recovery, and waterproofing in and near the Nebraska cities of Omaha and Lincoln as well as areas of Iowa. Other services include radon testing and mitigation, constructing vapor barriers, epoxy injection, wall crack repair, and crawl space drainage. Call Jerry's Waterproofing to insure a cleaner, healthier home for you and your family.