Crawl Space Waterproofing… Do I Need It?

Crawl Space Waterproofing

crawl space waterproofing
Every home is different, and when it comes to exploring options for crawl space waterproofing services, solutions will certainly differ home-to-home.

It’s important to try to identify some important warning signs that may be able to point you in the right direction, such as:

  • Must odor in rooms near crawl space entrance
  • Bowing, warping hardwood floors or tiles
  • Dark staining on crawl space walls and floor
  • Dry rot of joists and sill plate

Time to Take Action

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms in your home, it may be time to take some action. The first thing you’ll likely notice with a leaky crawl space is that signature musty odor. As moisture accumulates, minerals and bacteria, build up and pollute the increasingly stale air trapped inside of your crawl space.

As these symptoms continue to progress and water is allowed to repeatedly enter your home, toxic black mold can begin to colonize. It’s important to recognize that black mold requires as little as 60% relative humidity and can begin to grow in as little as 24 hours.

If for no other reason, it’s important to at least have your home inspected for mold if you suspect a seepage issue, because over the long term black mold can seriously degrade the indoor air quality within your home, exposing you and your family to serious potential health risks.