Water in Crawl Space
Crawl space water is the source of your home’s number one enemy: humidity. It’s important to know that your crawl space humidity doesn’t stay in your crawl space. The humid air circulates through your home, increasing your home’s indoor humidity which is not only uncomfortable but invites dust mites and mold into your home. Learn more by reading below or contact JES today for a free crawl space inspection.
Crawl Space Water and Waterproofing Virginia, Maryland, DC
Identifying and Repairing Crawl Space Water Issues
Why Do I Have Water In My Crawl Space?
Water can enter your crawl space from a variety of sources including ground water, plumbing leaks and heavy rain. While the crawl space water itself doesn’t cause problems outside of a wet crawl space, the moisture that evaporates from the water, a.k.a. humidity, can create problems. Wood rot, mold, mildew, and high electric bills can all be caused by crawl space humidity.
“If crawl space water is left to puddle and grow, your crawl space humidity will increase, as will problems which will damage your home.”
Your dirt crawl space could be causing your crawl space humidity. Soil acts like a sponge, soaking up water from above and below. After it rains, the soil soaks up the water. The water will eventually move to the soil’s surface, forming puddles, crawl space moisture and humidity.
If your dirt crawl space isn’t the source of your crawl space water, then a crack in your home’s foundation could be letting water in and creating a problem.
Cheap Block Foundations – Concrete block foundations are the easiest and cheapest type of foundation for builders to install. The blocks are prone to cracks and other problems, letting air and water into your crawl space.
Stone Foundations – Stone foundations are typically found in older homes. The old mortar is prone to cracking and can let in water and air, creating crawl space leaks and humidity problems.
How Do I Get Rid of Crawl Space Water?
Laying down a cheap crawl space vapor barrier or just installing a sump pump will not solve your crawl space water problem. Cheap crawl space vapor barriers tear, letting the water through and costing you even more money to replace.
And a sump pump will not address the real issue: your wet crawl space has a leak, and water will continue to puddle in your crawl space until the source of the leak is fixed.
To permanently solve your crawl space water problem give us a call, 866-370-4816. We’ll go into your wet crawl space and search for the source of your crawl space water problem. After the inspection we’ll show you the cause of your crawl space water problem and recommend solutions. If we find that your crawl space water problem is something that you can fix, we’ll tell you.
Why Should I Fix My Wet Crawl Space?
Humidity is your crawl space’s enemy. As the water in your crawl space evaporates, it turns into crawl space humidity. Crawl space humidity doesn’t stay in your crawl space; it rises through the rest of your home leaving a path of destruction.
A wet crawl space creates humidity which will damage floor joists, promote mold growth and even increase your energy bill.
“Humidity is your crawl space’s number one enemy. A wet crawl space creates humidity which will damage floor joists, promote mold growth and even increase your energy bill.”
The air in your home is pulled up from your crawl space. As you know, heat rises: as the hot air rises to the top of your home, it creates a vacuum, which pulls up the cooler air from your crawl space. As the humid crawl space air travels through your home it ruins crawl space insulation, rots wood, and creates the perfect environment for mold and dust mites.
Crawl Space Water: What To Do Now?
Crawl space water problems can create big problems for your home. Before your wet crawl space problem grows request your free wet crawl space inspection.
We’ll find the source of your crawl space water problem, show you why your crawl space health is important and work with you to create the best solution for your home.
I would like to tell you how pleased we are with the job JES recently did for us. We had a bad problem of water standing under our house. The inspector was very professional, courteous and explained things in a manner we both could understand. He was a pleasure to work with. We were really pleased with the workers who did the job. The entire crew was professional, courteous, friendly and very hard working. We were quite impressed. We were especially pleased with how neat they were. The landscape looked as good as when they left as when they began. You can hardly tell where the pipes were laid. Our pest control man came by three days after the job was finished. He told my husband, “The underneath of your house is really clean and fixed up nice. You must have had JES do this job.” When my husband said, “Yes,” he replied, “I thought so because they always do a great job.”
– Lonnie & Mona L., Chester, VA
Crawl Space Water Solutions
Your wet crawl space problem may be caused by more than ground water or plumbing leaks. So it’s important to talk with an expert to find the best solution for your wet crawl space.
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