Without proper water-proofing, your home’s basement and crawl space can flood during periods of excessive precipitation. Once water finds a path inside your basement, it can cause the wooden elements of your home’s structure to warp and rot. This is most obvious in the case of support beams and floor joists that hold up the structure of your house. Decayed supports and joists greatly diminish your home’s stability and overall property value.
Additionally, a flooded crawl space is the perfect environment for unhealthy mold which thrives in dark, damp environments. Mold has been known to cause everything from respiratory problems, flu-like symptoms, and skin rashes. Rotten wood structural elements in the presence of humidity also creates an advantageous habitat for pests such as roaches, spiders and rats.
How To Fix Crawl Space Flooding
If your water issue occurs when there is heavy rain, we will install a drainage system. Our drainage system collects and removes water from your crawlspace to the exterior of your foundation. In some cases, the water will be collected in a sump pump which will remove the water from the home to a safe distance away. To help prevent mold growth and musty odors, you can control moisture levels in your basement or crawl space with a dehumidifier. A dry crawl space is a healthy crawl space.