Dampness or Water in Crawl Space
Whenever a crawl space isn't sealed off through encapsulation, it is left open to the outside world. This means that whenever it rains, or when there is melting snow on the lawn, the water will eventually make its way into the crawl space environment. To most homeowners, it may not seem like a big deal since they don't have anything kept in this area of the home. However, moisture here can cause a lot of problems for the entire home and not just for this one, little secluded area of the property.
In addition to water getting inside because of weather, it may also be an issue if there are leaking pipes found here below the home. Also, there are some homes that have HVAC systems, including air conditioners installed here. These systems can leak, and pipes that aren't properly sealed can drip a lot of water with every passing minute. This water will eventually cause damage to wooden materials found below the home, including support beams and floor joists. When these materials are damaged, it can influence the structural integrity of the entire home. Also, with rotten floor joists comes a sagging first level in a home.
Crawl space moisture may also lead to the development of dangerous mold or mildew. Mold has been known to cause many different health problems (asthma attacks, respiratory problems, headaches, cold/flu-like symptoms, skin rashes), so it's important that this issue gets taken care of quickly so that a homeowner and their family doesn't need to experience the negative side effects of this hazardous fungus.
To take care of water in this area of a home, our team of certified waterproofing professionals will be able to install vapor barriers, liners, and special filtration systems that have been proven to be more effective than a traditional crawl space dehumidifier that is typically installed in these areas underneath homes.
DryShield® (click here)
A crawl space encapsulation system which creates a permanent barrier between your house and the damp earth below. DryShield® is a tough, multi-layer material that can be applied directly onto the dirt floor of your crawl space and up the walls of your foundation.
SantaFe® (click here)
Filtration System that removes up to 400% more moisture than a conventional dehumidifier. SantaFe® not only removes the excess moisture, it also double-filters the air, removing dust and mold particles down to 2 microns.