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Wet Crawl Space?

Posted March, 29 2018

Crawl SpaceEncapsulation Clarksville, TN

Water in your crawl space can lead to costly damage

Having a wet crawl space can be a nightmare and lead to big problems for the home and the health of those living in the house.

Water can find its way into your crawl space in a number of ways, especially when your crawl space is not sealed off properly from the outside elements or you live in an area with high water tables.

Water can seep in through the ground, through the footing, or even through small openings and vents that are left unprotected without doors or vent covers. But no matter how it finds its way into your home, it is a problem that should be addressed quickly.

Watch out for these warning signs

Musty odors, rising energy bills, sagging floors on the upper level of your home, unwanted pests, and general discomfort or health issues, are all warning signs of a damp or wet crawl space.

Moisture in your crawlspace can lead to mold and mildew, wood rot, and poor indoor air quality. A wet crawl space can also be costly. In fact, according to floodsmart, a flood in your home could cost anywhere from $10,000 up to $50,000 depending on the amount of water and the size of your space.

Not to mention the loss of any items that were being stored in the area.

How to protect your home and health

To prevent this damage to your home and your health, we recommend crawl space encapsulation.

The encapsulation process involves completely sealing off the crawl space from the outside elements. A durable drainage matting is installed on the floors followed by a heavy-duty vapor barrier liner that is installed on the floor and walls.

Additionally, any openings or access points are CLOSED OFF with proper crawl space doors and vent covers. Our certified installer may also recommend other waterproofing solutions such as floor drains and sump pumps to further protect your crawl space against floods and leaks.

Call us for a free quote and consultation to make your home healthier.