Unmaintained crawlspaces can be breeding grounds for harmful fungi since crawlspaces tend to be exposed to prolonged moisture and humidity. Not only are these issues harmful to your health, they can also cause other dangerous structural issues to your home. Knowing when to repair your crawlspace is a part of maintaining your home, even though it’s not considered livable square-footage.
A buildup of moisture in your crawlspace can cause floor joists and subfloors to rot, as well as harm the electrical and insulation components of your home. A poorly maintained crawlspace can also cause your heating and cooling systems to work insufficiently, and cost you more money in the long run.
If you’re wondering when you should seek out a contractor to repair your crawlspace, here are a few things to look out for:
- soft, sagging floors
- high levels of humidity
- damp or wet insulation
- condensation on ductwork
- rust or wood rot
- water stains
- mold and mildew growth
- pooling water
Chances are, if you have any of these issues above going on in your home, you need to have a foundation repair specialist out to inspect your home. If you live within our Service Areas in Nebraska or Iowa, we’d be happy to set up a free inspection. Feel free to get in touch with us to schedule an appointment!