What Problems Are Caused By Wet Crawl Spaces?

A crawl space is very similar to a basement but it has a dirt floor. If it becomes wet, the crawl space can develop offensive odors, mold growth, and even cause serious health issues for your family. Crawl space recovery is then essential for any local homeowner. Even if you don’t see any problems yet, you can save yourself time and money by looking into crawl space protective measures.  Basement Masters Waterproofing can help you take care of all of your wet basement problems.

Most homeowners, like you, are typically not experienced with crawl space moisture problems and don’t know what preventative measures to take. You are simply looking for answers and reasons why your home’s crawl space is suddenly wet. You will probably first think that doors, windows, and/or vents are responsible for the moisture problems in your home, but that isn’t always the cause. You will need to factor in humidity, moisture, and wetness in your crawl space that connects to the rest of the house.

Signs of a Failing Crawl Space or Foundation

With a wet crawl space, you may now have questions or concerns about your home’s structural integrity. We do routine examinations that can protect your home from structural problems.

Here are some signs to look for:

If you’ve started to see some of these problems in your home, make sure you take action immediately by calling Basement Masters Waterproofing. It’s better to make small repairs now than to wait and be forced to replace your entire foundation, costing you thousands of dollars in repairs.

The Dangers of Mold & Mildew in Crawl Spaces

One of the major issues with a wet crawl space is the potential for mold growth. There are several different forms of mold that can travel through your home. Any home with musty, putrid odors most likely has a hidden mold problem in the crawl space. If you’ve noticed these smells, check your crawl space for mold. It can be several different colors: green, white, black, yellow, reddish-brown, and more. If you find mold in your home, contact our professionals immediately.

Mold in your crawl space can also affect the air quality throughout your home, being that much of the indoor air you breathe comes from the crawl space and basement. This means it is important to the health of you and your family to keep your crawl space dry and mold-free. You need to make sure your crawl space is sealed and protected against moisture.

Wet Crawl Space Solutions for Northern Virginia

If your home has a wet crawl space, it is important to have it repaired as soon as possible. There are several problems that can arise from a wet crawl space. Fortunately, Basement Masters Waterproofing has a solution for all of your wet crawl space issues:

  • Crawl Space Vapor Barrier: If moisture is seeping through the walls in your crawl space, you may be in need of crawl space encapsulation. This is a process by which the walls and floor of the crawl space are covered by a vapor barrier, usually made of plastic or foil sheeting. This vapor barrier acts as a block against moisture, sealing out water that might otherwise seep through the concrete. This keeps the crawl space dry, preventing problems such as rust, wood rot, water stains, or flooding.
  • Crawl Space Recovery: The crawl space recovery services from Basement Masters Waterproofing can eliminate mold and prevent further moisture entry. We use our highly effective “System Seal” products to seal moisture out of the crawl space.
  • Wall Crack Repair: Cracks in the crawl space walls and floor may also provide an entry point for moisture. By using our epoxy injection method to seal cracks, we will ensure that water cannot enter your crawl space. This injection process fills the crack and restores the structural integrity of your home.

Whatever the problem with your wet crawl space, Basement Masters Waterproofing has a tailored solution for you. Our expert team of basement waterproofing professionals is specially trained to provide you with the highest quality work. Whether you need a vapor barrier, drainage system, or sump pump system installed, we are here for you. We will make sure that you and your home receive the best possible treatment.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment and receive your free quote!


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