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 have an influence on the rest of the home.
Here are some common problems with crawl spaces that 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 lays stagnant. Wet crawl spaces often cause the most damage to your entire home, exacerbating 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 the 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.
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 sump 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 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. Call us today at 402-779-3165 or contact us online to get a free evaluation and estimate.