How to fix water problems in your crawl space
Water in crawl space causes mold, wood rot, sagging floors, foundation cracks and more.
Some moisture in the crawl space under your house is inevitable—it’s why you have systems in place to control moisture and humidity. If, however, you notice water pooling or mold growing, it has grown far past “normal” levels.
Foundation problems and water damage are completely interconnected, almost like a feedback loop. Foundation cracks and problems can lead to worsening water damage, and water drainage problems can lead to worsening foundation issues.
That’s why it’s so important to figure out how to fix water problems in your crawl space early and to fix the problem at its source. A seasoned expert in foundation repair and waterproofing should be able to guide you toward a holistic solution to prevent water from pooling in your crawl space after heavy rain.
At Helitech Waterproofing and Foundation Repair, we will quickly evaluate the damage, determine the source of the problem and provide you with a free estimate. We’ll let you know ifit’s nothing to worry about. If there are signs of damage, we’ll tell you how to fix it. Working with Helitech is really that simple.
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Moisture in the crawl space under your house: Fix the problem at its source
Wet crawl space repair costs depend largely on what is causing the problem. If it’s a small, harmless hairline crack, then an epoxy patch will work. Often, though, the solution is not that simple.
Here are some possible solutions to stop water from pooling in your crawl space after heavy rain:
- Foundation repair
All foundations settle to some extent, even crawl space foundations. However, if water is pooling, floors are sagging and cracks are forming, it might a sign of serious structural damage. Cracks are letting excess moisture into your crawl space, which can cause your floor boards to rot and your home to sink.Patching the cracks will solve the problem temporarily, but to prevent future cracks from forming, we will have to provide support to your settling foundation. To this end, we can use helical piles to lift your foundation back to its desired height, and then patch the existing cracks.
- Put preventative systems in place to promote effective crawl space moisture control
Moisture and humidity control systems are vital to the health of your foundation system. Crawlspace Encapsulation Systems, or Vapor barriers – which prevent excess water vapor from entering your crawl space, yet allow existing water vapor to escape—can be installed to control moisture levels. Crawl space vents allow air to circulate and provide excess moisture an escape route. Dehumidifiers allow you to control the humidity and keep it level to prevent mold and dry rot. For water that’s pooling in your crawl space after heavy rain, sump pumps can drain the water and restore a dry, healthy crawl space environment.
Regardless of whether you’ve found water in your crawl space after heavy rain or because you’ve noticed sagging floors or other signs of damage, give us a call to arrange a free consultation. We’ll ascertain the root of the problem and fix it quickly. Plus, we provide transferable warranties for most of our work.
We’ll give you, the homeowner, a free quote for your foundation repair.
We’ll get back to you with a cost-effective solution.