Damp Crawl Space

Damp/Moldy Crawl Space

Missouri Foundation Repair & Waterproofing offers viable solutions for damp & moldy crawl spaces that threaten your home. We have been treating moldy crawl spaces in Columbia, Jefferson City, The Lake Of The Ozarks for many years now and never fail to properly dispose of this problem once and for all. Here’s how crawl spaces become this damaged: Whenever you don’t have your crawl space sealed off, it’s going to let in a lot of moisture and excessive humidity. When this happens, it provides for the perfect breeding ground for mold to grow. This fungus is typically dark green or black in color, and it can be seen growing on wooden surfaces, walls, or on anything you may have kept in this area. Mold releases spores up and into the air. Nearly 50% of the air you breathe in your home first originated in the crawl space. This means that if there is mold growing here, you and your loved ones are going to be breathing in these spores.

While a lot of people know that mold can smell very musty in a home, they may not realize all of the health problems it can cause. Research shows that this nasty fungus can cause: respiratory problems, asthma attacks, skin rashes and irritation, coughing, sneezing, cold/flu-like symptoms, allergic reactions, and a variety of other problems that you and your family should never have to deal with. However, you’re likely going to have it in your home if you do not have the space below it properly protected through crawl space waterproofing and encapsulation.

During the encapsulation process, we will install a vapor barrier, floor liner, and a sump pump to help with sealing the space off so that no water or humidity can ever get inside again to cause problems. The process is fast, easy, and has many benefits for the homeowner.

Dehumidifier for Crawl Space Mold

Mold needs three things to survive, which are water, high humidity levels, and organic materials to feed off of. These three things are typically found in any kind of crawl space environment which isn’t properly sealed off from the outside world. To take care of the water issue, we can install vapor barriers and floor liners. For extra protection against humidity, we can install a dehumidifier below your home. Basically, this system works by removing moisture from the air, which is essentially what humidity really is. No moisture and no humidity means that mold will not be able to grow in this space or cause problems for your home. Also, no mold growth means that your indoor air quality will be improved and your home is going to smell much nicer and fresher as a result.

Call us today to learn more or to schedule a consultation.