Leaks or flooding during heavy rains or melting snow in the spring in this area of your home are not something you want to deal with, but you have to. Leaving standing moisture here for long periods of time, neglected, can lead to a variety of serious problems. Moisture in your crawl space can cause wooden support beams and floor joists to rot, warp, and decay. These materials are partially responsible for holding up the weight of your entire home. So, needless to say, you want them to be in the best shape possible. Also, moisture here can lead to the growth of nasty mold and bacteria which could make your family really sick.
Wet crawl spaces are something we see regularly and we have crawl space repair services to take care of almost any problem you could be having. If you notice any of the following warning signs of a moisture problem, you need to get in touch with us ASAP to schedule a consultation with our team of professionals:
The first and second floor of the home smell musty and moldy
First floor of the home is sagging in certain areas or feels un-level
Noticeable puddles seep out around the crawl space outside your home
Infestation of bugs in your home - they could be coming up through this area
Crawl Space Encapsulation
We make use of the Healthy Living Encapsulation System from SafeBasements™ to fix and seal this area below your home. When you don't have a sealed crawl space, you will have problems with moisture, excessive humdity, and unwanted critters - as mentioned above. During the encapsulation process, we will install a vapor barrier that is white, durable, and strong. It is attached to the wall and floor surfaces. It will permanently seal this area off from the outside environment so that this space stays safe, dry, and healthy. No moisture means no mold growth and no wood rot.
We also install a special drain system during each encapsulation job. It was designed to improve water drainage underneath the floor liner, and due to its 100% polypropylene design, it won't ever experience problems with moisture damage, as is the case with other systems on the market. We have different liners for the wide variety of different needs we see in homes all over the area.
SafeBasements™ Crawl Space Sump Pumps
We will also install a sump pump for extra protection against leaks. It will be installed quickly and will feature a pit or "basket." Once water inside the pit reaches a certain level, it will be sent out and away from your home to a safe distance.