A wet crawlspace should not be ignored. Even if you have not seen standing water in your crawlspace, does not mean that you don't have a crawlspace that has a water issue. A wet crawlspace is a breeding ground for mold and mildew which can cause an unhealthy living environment for you and your family.
Water can enter your crawlspace from ground water, plumbing leaks and heavy rain. This moisture will cause high humidity throughout your home and cause higher electric bills. Water will enter your crawlspace through any opening it finds. Some of the signs throughout your home that may indicate that you have a wet crawlspace are:
Let the professionals at Bay Area Underpinning come and inspect your crawlspace. We have the experience and products to keep your wet crawlspace dry for many years to come.
When mold and mildew grow because of a wet crawlspace, you and your family can be at risk for many health issues. Some of the health issues caused by mold and mildew are:
That is why it is important to get your wet crawlspace taken care of. Not only for the health issues but also for the integrity of the entire home. Bay Area Underpinning has the solution and products to keep your crawlspace dry.
Bay Area Underpinning can fix your wet crawlspace with crawlspace encapsulation. This is the method of installing a vapor barrier to prevent water from entering the crawlspace. We install vapor barriers that are the best in the industry. These vapor barriers are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leading in the manufacturing of waterproofing products in the industry. These vapor barriers are 10 and 16 mil thick and are puncture resistant. They are made of a thick, puncture resistant, high tensile strength material. They will control the moisture along with control high humidity.
Bay Area Underpinning can also install a sump pump in your crawlspace. These ECP sump pumps are the best in the industry. They are installed at the lowest point of the crawlspace. These systems consist of a sump basin and pump. As the basin fills with water, the pump will automatically turn on and pump the water out of the basin and away from the crawlspace. A battery backup sump pump can also be installed to ensure that the pump will still work if there is a power outage.
Another wet crawlspace solution is to seal any exterior vents. This stops the outside humid air from entering the crawlspace. This will prevent a wet crawlspace and prevent an environment for mold and mildew growth.
For your wet crawlspace repair, contact the experts at Bay Area Underpinning. We have the experience and products to get your wet crawlspace dry and make sure it stays dry for years to come. Contact us today!