Home Crawl Space Repair
When you need assistance with your crawl space, look for the professionals at Missouri Foundation Repair & Waterproofing to provide you with the solution. We cover all aspects of crawl space repair and crawl space waterproofing making sure you get the best services in the area. 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. Water here can cause damage to wooden support beams and floor joists, and it can also lead to the development of nasty mold which could make your family really sick. Unfortunately, most homeowners don’t do anything to protect or care for their crawl space until a problem presents itself.
Leaky/Wet Crawl Space
When a crawl space isn’t sealed off from the outside environment, it’s going to have moisture inside of it whenever it rains, or when there is melting snow on the lawn. The water lays stagnant here, and as you can likely imagine, it’s going to cause problems for wooden materials here below your home. Wet crawl spaces often cause the most damage to your entire home, exacerbating each problem that follows.
Moisture can cause the floor joists below your home to warp, rot, sag, and deteriorate. When this happens, you may notice that there are certain spots on the first floor of the home that feel like they are not level. This is because the floor is very weak in these spots. All of this deteriorating wood is also very attractive to unwanted critters, such as termites and mosquitoes. Get sagging crawl space floor joists looked at immediately and save your home.
Damp/Moldy Crawl Space
Water in a crawl space can also lead to the growth of harmful mold and bacteria. Mold is typically dark green or black in color, and it needs three things to survive: water, high humidity levels, and organic materials to feed. These three “ingredients” are typically found in any crawl space environment that isn’t sealed off. Moldy crawl spaces can make your home smell musty, and it can cause a variety of serious health problems in individuals of all ages.
Waterproofing Your Crawl Space
When it comes to waterproofing this area, we can make use of our crawl space encapsulation system to create a fully waterproof system. This involves the installation of durable and lasting vapor barriers, floor liners, and even sump pumps in some situations. These products will help to seal the crawl space off from the outside environment so that moisture, humidity, and unwanted critters can’t get inside to cause problems.
Is Crawl Space Repair Costly?
Many homeowners worry that it is going to cost too much money to get a wet crawl space taken care of. However, think about all the “costs” associated with not getting the problem taken care of. Sagging floors, musty-smelling home, and family members that are constantly sick with respiratory issues or chronic headaches because of the mold growth. There are many advantages to getting crawl space repair and encapsulation work done below your home, and we believe it is well worth the cost to get the work done by professionals. Call us today to get a free no obligation evaluation done on your crawl space to see if encapsulation is a solution for your problems.