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Standing water and poor drainage in the yard are constant complaints from homeowners because they create landscaping issues, foundation failure and water problems in the crawl space. They saturate gardens and weaken the soil under foundations, which can produce long-term issues. Pooling water near the foundation puts enormous pressure on the foundation, causing walls to crack. When the water dries, the soil erodes and shrinks. The key is to prevent standing water around your foundation, so it doesn't find a way into your home and cause water damage and foundation settlement.
Find out the source of the water by checking for the following problems:
When you have standing water in your yard, it will find its way into your crawl space through any crack in the foundation and walls. This water intrusion in your crawl space will cause damage throughout your entire home. It is a breeding area for mold and mildew to grow. This mold and mildew will get into the air you breath and cause health issues for you and your family. A wet crawl space is also an inviting place for insects and critters.
Water in your crawlspace will cause the entire home to have high humidity which will raise your energy bills. It will also cause the wood sub-structure to rot, causing structural damage to the entire home.
If you have a wet crawlspace, contact Bay Area Underpinning for a free inspection and free estimate. We have the experience and products to protect your crawl space from moisture and water.
Bay Area Underpinning has the solution for preventing the water in your yard from entering your crawl space. We offer crawl space recovery using a vapor barrier. These vapor barriers guard against mold, mildew allergens, fungus, radon and heat loss.
The vapor barriers that Bay Area Underpinning installs are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the very best in the industry. They are manufactured using a triple-ply woven high density polyethylene membrane. They are 10-16 mil thick and puncture resistant.
Installing a vapor barrier is not a DIY project. It is important to have an experienced team along with the best products for crawl space encapsulation. Using a thin vapor barrier that is not puncture resistant will not stop water or dangerous radon gasses from entering the crawl space.
Let Bay Area Underpinning give you the solution you need for preventing the standing water around your home from entering your crawl space. Contact us for a free inspection and free estimate.