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The crawl space of a home is often ignored, but it is important to check your crawl space and see if it is wet or damp. A damp crawl space is a breeding ground for mold and mildew growth. This can lead to an unhealthy living environment for you and your family. Some of the symptoms that you may have a damp crawl space are:Damp crawlspace solution in the Bay Area by Bay Area Underpinning

  • Obvious mold and mildew
  • Musty odors in living space
  • Condensation on ductwork or insulation
  • High humidity in living area
  • Buckled flooring
  • Insect infestation
  • Wood rot

If you notice any of these signs of a damp crawl space, it is important to have a professional come and inspect your crawl space. Bay Area Underpinning has the experts that will come and take a look at your crawl space and offer you the solution you need to keep your crawl space dry.

Water can enter your crawl space in a number of ways such as:

  • Excessive ground moisture - When the soil beneath your crawl space gets overly saturated, the water will enter the crawl space through any small crack.
  • Clogged gutters - The water runoff when you have clogged gutters will find its way into your crawl space
  • Foundation cracks - Water will enter the crawl space through foundation cracks.
  • Plumbing leaks - Standing water from plumbing leaks will find its way into your crawl space

crawl spaces have poor ventilation and moisture control causing it to get damp and cause damage. Let Bay Area Underpinning repair your damp crawl space and keep it dry for years to come.

Damp Crawl Space Solutions in the Bay Area

Bay Area Underpinning will install a vapor barrier for crawl space encapsulation to prevent water from entering your crawl space. It will also control the high humidity and poor air quality throughout your home. We use vapor barriers that are manufactured by Earth Contact Products, the very best manufacturer of water proofing products in the industry. They are made of a thick, puncture resistant, high tensile strength material. These vapor barriers range from 10-16 mil. thick.

The barriers that you find in your neighborhood hardware store are very thin and not puncture resistant. Once a vapor barrier is punctured, it is useless. Let Bay Area Underpinning install a vapor barrier that will not puncture or tear.

Bay Area Underpinning can also install a sump pump to keep water away from your crawl space. These ECP sump pumps are the best in the industry. We also will install a battery backup sump pump so that if you lose electricity, the sump pump will still work.

Another line of defense for a damp crawl space is sealing any exterior vents. This will stop the outside humid air from entering the crawl space. If the humid air from the outside comes through crawl space vents, it creates a damp crawl space and an environment for mold and mildew growth.

Don't let a damp crawl space in the Bay Area cause an unhealthy environment in your home. Contact the experts at Bay Area Underpinning for crawl space encapsulation. We have established an outstanding reputation and we intend to keep it that way. Contact us today!