Crawl Space Problem Signs
Sagging floors, wood rot, squeaky floors, a cracked block foundation, wet crawl space insulation, and standing water are all signs that your home's crawl space has a problem. If left alone these crawl space foundation problems can lead to safety problems, like collapsed floors or rotted floor joists.
The crawl space moisture that’s causing these problems will also negatively affect your family’s health. Crawl space humidity and moisture creates the perfect environment for dust mites, mold and mildew. All of these can create major health issues.
We're here to help you solve your crawl space problem. Give us a call at 866-370-4816 and ask us your questions or have a professional crawl space repair expert inspect your home. We'll find the cause of your foundation problem and recommend the best solution for your home.
What Do I Need to Do First?
First you need to find the source of your crawl space problem. This process is messy and time consuming; forcing you to crawl around your damp or nasty crawl space to search for problem signs. Browse through the various problems signs on this page. Or, just give us a call at 866-370-4816 to schedule a free inspection, and we'll do the dirty work.
Common Crawl Space Problem Signs
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Help! I Can't Find My Crawl Space Problem!
Insect infestations, mold on your baseboards, increased allergy and asthma problems and efflorescence can all be signs that your crawl space needs help. When in doubt, give us a call at 866-370-4816 and save yourself the stress of worrying if you have a crawl space problem.
We’ll work with you every step of the way to make sure that you feel comfortable with your home's crawl space solution – from inspection and planning to installation and project completion. Requesting your free inspection takes 60 seconds, and you can download your Free Homeowner's Guide to Crawl Space Repair immediately!
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We will work with you every step of the way to make sure that you feel comfortable with your home's crawl space solution – from inspection and planning to installation and project completion.
Requesting your free inspection takes 60 seconds, and you can download your Free Homeowner's Guide to Crawl Space Repair immediately!
What Causes Crawl Space Problems?
Water vapor, or humidity, is the biggest source of crawl space problems. As the water evaporates it rises, going through your crawl space insulation, floor joists, subflooring and the rest of your home, creating a path of destruction. If the source of the crawl space humidity is left unchecked, your home will start to have more problems like mold on your baseboards, squeaky floors and high electric bills.
Your crawl space doesn’t need to have puddles to have a water problem. Crawl space humidity is caused by:
Moisture from the ground:
A hot, dry summer or period of drought can create problems for your home's foundation. When soil dries, it contracts, pulling away from your foundation. The shrinking soil creates a gap next to your foundation which allows it to shift and settle.
Moisture from the air:
If your home has a vented crawl space then you're letting in water vapor, creating crawl space humidity. Warm air can hold more water than cold air, so venting your crawl space in the summer is only letting in more moisture.
Your crawl space problems can also be caused by house settling and other structural issues.
House Settling happens when the ground your home is built on is no longer able to support the weight of your house. The soil will shift, causing your crawl space foundation to shift or sink, creating structural problems.
Poor Pier Column Spacing:
When your home was built, pier columns were installed in the crawl space to support the weight of the floors above the columns. If the columns weren't spaced properly then the floor joists, or beams, will begin to sag. Your home will have sagging floors or uneven floors where the floor joist is over spanned.
Can I Fix My Crawl Space Myself?
Whether you're suffering from crawl space humidity or structural problems, it's best to call in the experts. A cheap crawl space vapor barrier or home made jacks just aren't going to cut it. Your crawl space problems will return and can get worse. So, save yourself the time, money and hassle and give us a call at 866-370-4816. You'll find out the source of your crawl space problems and the permanent solutions.
What Do I Do Now?
So, you think you have a crawl space problem? Request a free crawl space inspection to find out the cause of your moldy crawl space, high electric bill or squeaky floor. One of our certified crawl space repair specialists will visit your home and conduct and in-depth investigation of your home's crawl space foundation.
Every one of our crawl space repair specialists has received extensive training from our team of Professional Engineers, and participates in manufacturer workshops, continuing their education in crawl space repair and moisture management solutions, and staying up-to-date on the latest technologies, installation techniques and best practices.
After your free inspection, the crawl space repair specialists will share their findings with you and design a custom solution for your home. Sometimes we'll find that your home doesn't need crawl space repair, and we'll tell you.
At JES, we believe in helping you find the solution, not create additional problems by trying to sell you a product or service that you don't need. Call us with questions, 866-370-4816, we're your crawl space repair authority and are here to help!
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If you're not sure of the source of your home's problem, give us a call at 866-370-4816, and schedule a free inspection. We'll find out the cause of the problem and help you find the perfect solution.
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Our Homeowner's Guide to Crawl Space Repair is your resource for learning about why you have high electric bills, wet crawl space insulation and other crawl space problems. Request your free crawl space inspection today and receive your copy of the e-book, as our thanks for putting your trust in JES.