A home’s crawl space is often a neglected area, only accessed when necessary. Some homeowners will never venture into that area, but it’s important to know what’s going on under the house to keep your home and family safe. You may need items such as a crawl space vapor barrier or dehumidifier to keep crawl space moisture problems from extending into the living space.
Mold and mildew are one of the biggest concerns in a wet crawl space. While many families focus on their finished spaces, these are living organisms that can spread to other areas of the house and cause health and safety problems.
Crawl space moisture can also damage insulation and wood, leading to costly repair bills in the future. Your crawl space houses the main support beams for your home, so it’s a good idea to do whatever possible to keep them in good shape.
Wet crawl spaces also provide perfect homes for certain pests and insects, which can then invade your house. Keeping the area as dry as possible will go a long way in discouraging these unwanted tenants.
If you are concerned about the moisture level in your crawl space, there are things we can do to improve the situation. Every home is different, depending on the location of your home, the slope of your yard, and existing drainage, but we are happy to visit and make recommendations to improve your crawl space.
Many homes benefit from adding french drains around the home, installing a vapor barrier in the crawl space to prevent moisture from seeping in from the ground, or adding a dehumidifier to keep humidity low and discourage the growth of mold and mildew.
If you are in the Indiana area and have a crawl space underneath your home, it is important to have it evaluated to avoid future crawl space moisture problems. We offer a free consultation and estimate with no pressure. For more information, contact us.