Causes of a Damp & Moldy Crawl Space or Basement

Basement waterproofing to prevent moldOne of the most vulnerable places for mold to grow is in the basement or crawl space. Mold can wreak havoc on the health of you and your family. Some of the health issues that can occur when there is mold in your home are:

  • Runny nose
  • Asthma
  • Wheezing
  • Rash
  • Cough
  • Allergies
  • Lung disease
  • Fever

A damp basement is a perfect place for mold to thrive. Mold grows and thrives in damp, dark areas. This mold will create mold spores that get into the air you breath. Any water problem that you may have in your basement or crawl space usually takes a long time to dry out since it does not get sunlight and there is usually very little ventilation and is humid. Some of the causes of a damp crawl space or basement are:

  • High humidity plus cold temperatures produce a lot of condensation. This condensation causes mold to grow.
  • Flooding
  • Leaking pipes
  • Cracks in walls

Preventing a damp and moldy crawl space or basement is important. Let the experts at Basement Masters Waterproofing come and give you a no-cost evaluation and offer you the best waterproofing solution for your needs.

Waterproofing Solutions in Virginia

Basement Masters Waterproofing offers several waterproofing solutions for your basement or crawl space to prevent mold growth. Some of the waterproofing services we offer are:

  • Exterior drainageIMG_1303
  • Interior drainage
  • Sump pumps
  • Epoxy injections
  • Crawl space vapor barriers

Exterior drainage consists of installing a perforated drainage pipe along the exterior of your home. Then the pipe is attached to a sump pump system which drains the water away from your foundation. This exterior drainage system will prevent water from ever pooling around your foundation.

Interior drainage consists of installing a perforated drainage pipe along the interior footing of your basement wall. This pipe is attached to the sump pump system and drains the water collected in the sump pit away from the basement.

Basement Masters Waterproofing can also keep your crawl space dry by installing a vapor barrier to keep moisture from entering the crawl space. This vapor barrier lines the entire crawl space and is puncture resistant to last for many years to come.

Basement wall cracks is another place for water to enter your basement. Basement Masters Waterproofing uses epoxy injections to repair wall cracks and prevent water from entering into these cracks. There are many benefits to epoxy injections including:

  • Fast and economical
  • Repairs and strengthens the cracked wall
  • Stops leaks
  • No exterior excavation is required
  • 10-year warranty

Don’t let a damp basement or crawl space cause you to have mold issues which can cause you and your family health issues. Let the experts at Basement Masters Waterproofing get your basement or crawl space waterproofed to prevent mold.

We have over 25 years of experience and use products that are manufactured to last for years. Our employees are dedicated to our customers and we make sure to answer any of their concerns or questions. Let Basement Masters Waterproofing protect you and your family. We have the waterproofing solutions for you. Contact us today!


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