Crawl space before (left) and after treatment by BDB Waterproofing.
Many homeowners do not give much thought to this space below their home, but they should. What happens in the crawl space can influence the rest of the home.
If you are concerned about your home’s crawl space, we have listed some common problems with crawl spaces that we here at BDB Waterproofing can repair:
When a crawl space isn’t sealed off, it’s going to be filled with moisture when it rains or snows. The water then lies stagnant. Wet crawl spaces often cause the most damage to your entire home, which can exacerbate each problem below.
Moisture from your crawl space can cause the floor joists to warp, rot, sag and deteriorate. When you have sagging floor joists, you may notice spots on the main floor that feel like they are not level. This is because the floor is very weak in these spots. Deteriorating wood may also attract unwanted pests, such as termites and mosquitoes.
Mold and bacteria can easily grow in damp crawl spaces. They thrive on standing water, high humidity and organic materials, such as wooden joists, they consume for food. Moldy crawl spaces can make your home smell musty. Mold also can cause serious health problems for family members of all ages – especially those who have allergies, asthma or other breathing problems.
Guarantee a clean, dry, and healthy crawl space with this crawl space pump.
BDB Waterproofing uses a proven crawl space encapsulation system to create a fully waterproof area beneath your house. We install durable vapor barriers on walls and liners on floors. We also install crawl space pumps when needed. These products will help to seal off the crawl space to keep out moisture, humidity and unwanted critters.
Crawl space encapsulation and crawl space repair are well worth the time and expense. It’s a great investment in the health of your family, as well as the health and value of your home.