If you have a crawl space in your home, you know that if anything is damaged or is in need of repair, the repercussions could be great if not attended to in a timely manner. The maintenance of your crawl space is extremely important and should never be overlooked. Serious issues could affect the structural integrity of your home and, in worst case scenarios, could render it unsafe and uninhabitable. It is important to undertake crawl space repairs in a timely manner and maintain your crawl space in order to try and prevent issues occurring in the future.

Common crawl space repairs

Most crawl space have a foundation made up of concrete, which provides a solid framework for the basis of your home. The problem with concrete is that over time it can develop cracks, and those cracks can cause problems like allowing in moisture from the outside. But not all cracks are a sign of danger – some cracks are formed as a house settles after construction. But, excessive movement could result in cracks occurring in the concrete foundation of your crawl space.

Although some cracks are more significant than others, they should never be ignored. Just like you may see a doctor if you suspect a symptom may be a sign of a more serious disease, you should seek a professional opinion on the cracks in your crawl space’s concrete just in case they are compromising the structural integrity of your home. The professional can then recommend any repairs that are necessary and provide you with peace of mind.

Reduce the moisture in your crawl space

Your crawl space has a large affect on the air quality in your home. It is estimate that 50% of the air in your home is fed from the crawl space. This means that any excess moisture or stagnant water in your crawl space will have a significant impact on the air in your home. There are some steps you can take to reduce the moisture level in your crawl space – let’s take a look:

  • Crawl Space Waterproofing:

You can waterproof your crawl space and minimize the amount of water vapor that enters the crawl space from outside, which in turn minimizes the water vapor that is then leaked into your home’s breathing air.

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation:

One of the most popular and cost-effective ways to achieve waterproofing is through crawl space encapsulation. By lining the floor, walls, and ceiling of the crawl space with a professional-quality polyethylene barrier, moisture is prevented from entering the crawl space. Dry Basement® Foundation Repair offers a crawl space encapsulation system that seals out moisture and blocks unwanted pests.  And, to keep the air in that space clean and dry, we install an air filtration and dehumidifying system.

  • Crawl Space Dehumidifier:

At Dry Basement we recommend the installation of the SantaFe® Filtration System. This is a high-efficiency crawl space dehumidifier and air filtration system. With appropriate air conditioning to maintain a suitable level of humidity, your crawl space can be kept in optimum condition. As well as improving the quality of the air in your home, this will minimize the need for future crawl space repairs and renovations.

Contact Us Today for your Waterproofing Needs

When you are looking for the perfect waterproofing contractor for your home, we are confident in our knowledge, abilities, and integrity. For more information or to schedule a basement inspection and evaluation, contact us to schedule an appointment. We have a large service area covering Kansas City, Des Moines, Columbia, and Wichita. Find out if we can waterproof your basement today!