So your home has a crawl space? Chances are, you aren’t “crawling” through the space under your house on a regular basis to take inventory of what is going on down there. If you have taken the initiative to look around inside and discovered even a little bit of pooling water, then there is cause for concern. There are negative effects of crawl space standing water, and we at BWS have the solution for your home to keep it protected.
The puddles accumulating on the dirt floor of your crawl space that may seem harmless are anything but safe. Where there is a little water, there is a leak, and more water is bound to follow. Water is the primary source of a majority of crawl space issues like mold growth, mildew and rotting wood that can destroy floor joists. How is the water entering in, you may ask?
There are several different key variables that can communicate water into your crawl space including weak points in the plumbing causing leaks and cracks in the blocks and/or mortar used in the foundation. Heavy rains also bring along an increase in the groundwater, which is then soaked up by the soil and as the water is brought up to the surface, can end up in the crawl space under your home
A high-quality vapor barrier is necessary when choosing to lay down a barrier over the top of your dirt floor, as more inexpensive barriers can easily rip and simply cost you a lot more money to replace. A sump pump alone will not solve the problem, as it cannot effectively remove all of the humidity entering in on its own. The leak or leaks must be fixed at the source to prevent the humidity from continually building up in your crawl space and negatively affecting both the structure and living environment of your home.
Call Barrier Waterproofing today to speak to professionals in the industry that can assess the state of your crawl space and provide you with solution options to cure your crawl space standing water. Call (615) 257-1060 for a FREE no-hassle evaluation that can help shine some light on your pooling water woes!