Smart homeowners know that a crawl space filled with water is not healthy. These homeowners are concerned about crawlspace waterproofing, and you should be too. Water in the crawlspace never leads to anything good. Mold, pests, insects, and unhealthy air can all originate from your home’s crawl space. Fortunately, there are ways to ensure that your crawlspace stays dry. A dry crawl space benefits your entire home. You may not think of this area as necessary, but it is, and neglecting it can have far-reaching consequences. Don’t take the risk. Please keep the area dry.
Vapor Barriers Are Your First Line of Defense
Contact a professional waterproofing company to install a vapor barrier. This barrier prevents moisture from the ground from getting into the crawlspace. Having this installed will significantly benefit your home.
- Keeps the air in the crawlspace cleaner and healthier
- It helps you save energy, rather than allowing it to escape through the crawlspace
- It helps prevent mold
- Keeps unwanted pests out
Sump Pump Installation
While you have the company out to do the vapor barrier, have them install a sump pump in the crawlspace, if needed. The technician will be able to tell you whether or not you need a sump pump to work with the vapor barrier. Many crawlspaces benefit from both. A sump pump works to pump water out of an area. They are often useful in crawl spaces and basements.
Have the Gutters Cleaned
If water is pooling around the home’s foundation, it could be due to clogged gutters. It’s a good idea to have your gutters cleaned each spring. Ideally, that gets done twice per year. Once in the spring and again in the fall, once all of the leaves have fallen from the trees. Make sure that the downspouts are also clean and that they are leading the water away from your foundation.
If you have water in your crawlspace, have a vapor barrier and a sump pump installed. Have the gutters on your home cleaned to stop water from pooling around the foundation of your home. Once you have the crawlspace waterproofed, your home will be safer from mold, water damage, unhealthy air, and rodents. Crawlspace waterproofing is well worth it. Even though the crawlspace is not an area where you spend time, it is an area that can and does impact your entire living space. Make sure that it’s clean, dry, and healthy.
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