Crawl Space Waterproofing & Repair in Jacksonville, North Carolina
Jacksonville, NC, is a young city, with an average age of 22.8, most likely due to its rapid growth and significant military presence. Jacksonville is located on the New River and is an easy drive away from Carolina's beautiful Outer Banks beaches. The cost of living is low here, and so are the home prices — and our local homeowners are looking to take good care of their homes.
Jacksonville gets a lot of rain, which is great for our lawns and gardens but not great for our crawl spaces. The average annual rainfall is approximately 57 inches, nearly twice the national average. Jacksonville also has an average of 128 rainy days per year. All that rain can cause crawl space drainage issues and water damage without proper waterproofing.
Carolina Basement Solutions' crawl space waterproofing can safeguard your home against water damage. We will also provide advanced crawl space repair solutions for any damage we find.
Crawl Space Waterproofing in Jacksonville, NC
Your crawl space is an integral part of your home, even if you've never been inside it. This narrow space serves as a barrier between your house and the ground and is the access point for your wiring, ductwork, and plumbing. As crawl spaces tend to have dirt floors, they're also usually damp, particularly in a humid city like Jacksonville, NC.
Waterproofing your crawl space against the damp discourages pests, prevents mold and mildew, and protects structural elements like floor joists against water damage requiring extensive crawl space repair.
Crawl Space Humidity & Indoor Air Quality
One of your crawl space's most important roles is providing the air circulating throughout your home, particularly in summer, when heat causes humid air to rise from the damp soil. The wetter your crawl space is, the more likely it is to promote mold and mildew growth. The unhealthy air rising in the heat will become more than 50% of what you and your family breathe inside. This would harm anyone's health, but the problem becomes even more significant if you have respiratory issues.
Crawl space encapsulation is the way to prevent these problems. The system tested and proven effective by Carolina Basement Solutions goes above and beyond, wrapping every inch of your crawl space. We cover and seal it with our antibacterial 14 mil Flexi Seal vapor barrier installation. This removes the damp, musty air from your home while also cutting your energy bills, protecting your foundation and floor joists, adding extra storage space, etc.
Additional crawl space solutions we offer include:
- A crawl space sump pump
- A Sante Fe ENERGY STAR® dehumidifier
- Crawl space water pump
- Floor support repair
- Crawl space mold removal
Signs That Your Crawl Space Has Water Damage
Here are some signs and symptoms of moisture issues in your crawl space:
- Wet floor joists will eventually soften and rot, making them too weak to support your home.
- Wood rot, which will often make your home smell musty. Rotting floor joists can also make the floor above the crawl space feel bouncy.
- Wet ground. After heavy rain, check if your crawl space has muddy soil and standing water.
- Mold and mildew.
- Wet insulation. Sagging insulation in your crawl space indicates a humidity problem. Also, damp insulation is ineffective, causing a higher electric bill.
Call Carolina Basement Solutions for Your Jacksonville Crawl Space Needs
Choose Carolina Basement Solutions for a free inspection and quote. We're standing by to answer your questions, inspect your crawl space, and offer you affordable solutions to safeguard your home from excess moisture.
Frequently Asked Questions
I can see splotches of something growing on the wood in my crawl space. Should I be concerned?
Anything you spot growing in your crawl space indicates a moisture problem, no matter what it is. Some issues are more severe than others. If you have efflorescence instead of mold, that's not too bad. Efflorescence is a white, crystalline, or powdery substance that leaves salt deposits. Not all white stuff is efflorescence, however. White mold can also cause health problems for your household, though it's not as bad as black mold. Black mold is extremely hazardous to your health, and yellow mold is dangerous to the structure of your home. The best way to figure out what's going on is to call Carolina Basement Solutions for a crawl space inspection and a free estimate on fixing the problem, big or small.
Do you offer financing to your customers?
Yes. Carolina Basement Solutions is happy to provide financing options to make it easier to get the crawl space services you need. We offer all traditional payment methods (check, cash, and credit), same-as-cash loans, and low fixed interest rate loans.