Sure, it’s tempting to ignore a wet crawl space. After all, you don’t have to spend any time in this dark, empty space. Nobody else does, either unless your crawl space has a water heater or HVAC unit that occasionally needs servicing.
But water in the crawl space is cause for concern. Left untreated, a wet crawl space can lead to mold growth, structural damage due to rot and corrosion, and the presence of insect and animal pests. Needless to say, these conditions can dramatically diminish real estate value.
Water causes problems. Excessive moisture in the crawl space can saturate fiberglass insulation and cause it to fall out of place. It also causes mold, wood rot and rust damage.
Water in a crawl space can take any of several forms:
To solve any or all of these problems, contact your local crawl space expert at Basement Systems. After conducting a free crawl space inspection, your Basement Systems dealer will explain how to solve your crawl space water problem using patented products and proven techniques.
Your Basement Systems dealer can eliminate standing water in a crawl space by installing the patented SmartPipe™ drainage system, along with a SmartSump™ sump pump system. It’s also recommended that the crawl space be sealed or “encapsulated” using special heavy-duty moisture barriers.
When you combine encapsulation with water proofing treatment and a heavy-duty crawl space dehumidifier, you have what it takes to transform a wet, moldy crawl space into a clean, dry environment.
Instead of being a liability, your crawl space can be an asset, protecting you from the bad effects of mold, eliminating pests and improving your home’s healthfulness and energy efficiency.