Maintaining a Clean and Dry California Crawl Space
Your crawl space in probably one of the last places in your home that you think about. But crawl spaces, although generally small spaces, can lead to huge problems if they are not properly ventilated and waterproofed.
Crawl space repair in California is needed due to a variety of problems. Foundation problems, stemming from poor ground preparation, poor foundation installation, and unstable soil can all link to crawl space issues. Having any of these problems can create water to form in your crawl space and make for an unhealthy environment. With sitting water it can cause harmful airborne mold spores, mold to start growing, wood to start rotting, and make a not so pleasant smell.
Signs to tell if the crawl space area is becoming damaged are pests in the crawlspace, dirty or damp fiberglass insulation, crawl space ventilation fans, open crawlspace vents, rusty metal surfaces in the crawl space, and water condensing on pipes and other surfaces in the crawl space. Do prolong a call to Bay Area, last if there is an issue it is best to get it looked at right away to stop the problem in its tracks and not lead to bigger more treacherous problems.
Vapor barriers, one solution to clear the damp, musty crawl space. Having a vapor barrier will aid control in high humidity and poor air quality running through your house. The barriers are made of a thick, very strong material which is puncture resistant. Making sure that nothing will rip through it and keep the moisture from the soil from entering. To ensure a permanent vapor barrier you can install the vapor barrier up on to the foundation walls. This will block out most water and vapors from getting into your home and leave you with a much healthier living space for you and your family.
If you notice any changes in your home’s crawl space, you definitely need help. Do not try to “air” out the area with fans or open windows. Call the Bay Area professionals today for a free estimate.