Do you want to have a safe and clean home? Crawlspace waterproofing will be one of your best investments. Waterproofing will prevent the crawlspace from flooding. It will also prevent many moisture related problems including mold and mildew infestations, rot, and pest infestations.
If you want to enjoy the benefits of waterproofing for the long term, consider the following tips for effective crawlspace waterproofing:
Are you considering building a home with a crawl space? Don’t wait to deal with water problems in your crawlspace when it is flooded. Anticipate these problems and prevent them by considering different aspects of your planned home and the landscape before building.
Consider the slope of the land. Consider installing drainage to ensure water does not pool around the foundation. Consult with a waterproofing contractor to help you prevent moisture problems.
The best ways of keeping the crawl space dry and free of moisture is by keeping the moisture away from the crawl space in the first place. One effective way of doing this is by installing exterior drainage around the foundation. This will help to guide water away from the foundation and keep the crawl space dry.
Consult with a professional to ensure that the exterior drainage installed in your home is adequate. You will be able to enjoy the benefits of the drainage system for longer.
Install a sump pump in your crawl space to remove any water that does make it into the space. The sump pump will remove standing water in the crawl space and prevent flooding of the space.
Consult with a waterproofing contractor to ensure that you select the right sump pump for the space. The sump pump should be the right size and capacity to remove water from the space without too much strain. Invest in a battery backup sump pump to ensure that the space doesn’t flood even when the primary sump pump isn’t working.
Invest in a dehumidifier to keep humidity levels low. This is especially beneficial in an encapsulated crawl space. This will prevent the growth of mold in the space.
If your crawl space still gets flooded, be sure to check on the condition of the footings of the house. Ensure that you repair the footings if the flooding has affected them.