If the floors in your house are starting to sink or slope, or you are concerned about foundation issues, you should consider your crawl space. It often causes many problems that can lead to long-term foundational damage. Crawl spaces can be a hassle, but you can avoid the repercussions by keeping up with the necessary crawl space repair and restorations.
Problems That Can Lead to Foundation Damage
When a crawl space is not well kept, it causes various issues that can damage your home. One problem is letting humidity into the house. When the crawl space has too much moisture in it, it can lead to humidity. From there, mold and mildew can form and give off a foul, musty odor. It is critical to check the crawl space as soon as you notice any extra humidity in your house.
Poor drainage or leaking pipes can cause stagnant water to collect in your crawl space. If not addressed, the water can cause mold or mildew to build up. This can ultimately weaken your foundation over time.
Another issue you might notice when you need a crawl space repair is that your floors begin to sink or slope. The slope might not be significant, but if you see the floors are not as flat as they should be, you should evaluate the crawl space. During crawl space repair, experts will stabilize the home to ensure it is flat and secure before causing additional damage.
Crawl Space Solutions
If your home needs a crawl space repair, there are some simple but effective crawl space solutions. You might need to have an internal drain system and sump pump installed to collect all the water entering the crawl space. A simple solution is a dehumidifier if the issue is minor. You can also use it in addition to the drain and sump pump systems to gather any extra moisture and keep the area as dry as possible. If the issue is more severe, crawl space encapsulation is a great option to protect your home from outside humidity.
Pests and rodents are also a common problem within a crawl space. Once they find their way into the house, it can become a more significant problem. Before you can complete the necessary crawl space repairs, you must call an exterminator to remove pests and rodents. Sealing the crawl space can prevent them from entering in the future.
Crawl Space Restoration
If your crawl space has become wet, the insulation might need replacing. It also might be necessary to re-insulate the entire house simultaneously to avoid any further moisture problems. You will want to complete the restoration as soon as possible to save money and give you peace of mind. When there are issues with the crawl space, your energy bills can increase. When you restore it, you will keep the heat, cold, and humidity out of the house so you avoid overpaying for HVAC services.
Crawl Space Repair from Ground Up
We know what a bad crawl space looks like when we see one. If you’re experiencing moisture problems, your floors begin to slope, or you have any other foundation issues, our professionals will provide you with the best solution. Contact the experts at Ground Up Foundation Repair today.