Common Signs of Crawlspace Problems
Is your crawl space wet? Does it contain high levels of moisture? If so, you are not alone.
Water is the essence of life and is, of course, one of our single most important resources, but unfortunately, water is also one of the leading causes of problems and damage to a structure. Therefore, it is critical to protect your house from water by controlling and managing the flow and path of water in and around your home, especially in houses with crawl spaces.
When water and moisture are not properly controlled, and when a crawl space is not properly protected, it can result in many issues. There are many common signs and symptoms of water problems in a crawlspace which include:
Crawl Space Water Problems – Signs & Symptoms
- Wet floors: After heavy rain events, you may likely find water resting on the surface of your crawl space ground. Standing water or wet soils often come from your foundation being oversaturated after rain.
- Wet Insulation: Wet insulation to the point of sagging signals a continued humidity problem in your crawl space. Waterlogged insulation can damage the wood floor joists, promote mold and mildew growth, and increase your home’s electric bills.
- Wet Floor Joists: Wet floor joists foster mold growth, which affects the air quality of the livable space above your crawl space and affects your respiratory health. In addition, wet floor joists threaten the structural integrity of your home, signaling that your interior support system cannot safely support the weight of your home above.
- Wood Rot: Wood rot in floor joists is characterized by bouncy floors above the crawl space and a musty odor. If left untreated, the floors can buckle and break, taking the joists and everything they support.
Eliminating these issues and creating a dry area and healthy air in your crawl space is achievable and is only a phone call away. Call us or submit a request for a free inspection today. Our experts at Carolina Basement Solutions are ready to help.
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- Concord, NC
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