Anchored Walls knows that the crawl space in your home is not an area where you and your family spend time. It's also probably not a place that you think about very often. When everything is going well with your crawl space, it generally goes unnoticed. However, when something goes wrong with your crawl space, you need crawl space repair services as soon as possible.
It's very important to fix crawl space problems immediately, so you aren't left with severe structural damage to your home, nasty odors that can permeate living areas and costly repair fees. As a homeowner, if you aren't proactive about crawl space repair, the structural integrity of your home can spiral out of control. A damaged crawl space is a leading cause of mold and mildew growth beneath your home. Unfortunately, this can lead to health problems.
Water in your crawl space needs to be fixed as soon as possible. Failure to have your wet crawl space fixed right away may lead to a variety of problems for the rest of your home, including:
Anchored Walls offers crawl space vapor barriers, which rids crawl spaces of excess moisture. An abundance of moisture can lead to the growth of mold and mildew. Naturally, the growth of mold and mildew can cause a musty smell. Even if you have a crawl space with a dirt floor, a professionally installed crawl space vapor barrier can be used to get rid of the dampness. The crawl space vapor barrier system will effectively seal off the vents and condition the space. This type of installation can make your home's air quality much healthier.
If your home has a crawl space without any encapsulation, chances are likely that it's moisture-filled. A moisture-filled crawl space can lead to problems with the structural integrity of your home. Anchored Walls offers water-control systems to help waterproof your crawl space.
A musty crawl space is typically an indication that the crawl space has a moisture problem. Crawl space moisture promotes the growth of mold and mildew in the area beneath your home. It's important to take care of musty crawl space odors quickly, so that the air quality of your home isn't compromised greatly. The indoor air quality of your home can deteriorate once mold and mildew start growing. They can also cause health problems
Crawl space moisture comes from water seepage, improper yard drainage systems, soil settlement and condensation. Regardless of whether your crawl space is dirt, concrete, vented or unconditioned, these lower areas underneath the home tend to endure the most damage due to the many changes in weather conditions, high temperatures and humidity levels. Humidity and moisture easily travel through through your crawl space and can begin to infiltrate the structure of your home.
Damp or wet crawl spaces are perfect homes for insects, rodents and other critters. This area underneath your home can be extremely unhealthy, destructive and dangerous. Your wet crawl space can also act as a breeding ground for mold and mildew growth. Mold spreads easily throughout your home when it begins in your crawl space. Mold, as well as wood rot, can negatively affect your home's indoor air qualityl. That's why it's important to take care of crawl space moisture problems as soon as you notice them.
Mold is a result of excessive moisture in the crawl space of your home. It's very important that you take care of a moldy crawl space problem as soon as you notice that something is wrong. If left untreated, mold can cause a number of problems for the structural integrity of your home, as well as your family's health.If you don't repair your foundation, water will eventually seep in. This causes an assortment of additional problems for the structural integrity of your home.
If you have a crawl space without a vapor barrier system in place, chances are you have a moisture problem. Over time, this excessive moisture can cause the wood structure holding your home's weight to begin rotting. Naturally, if left permanently untreated, your home may become dangerous to live in.
Excessive crawl space moisture can also cause:
The crawl space has an integral role towards a home's overall indoor air quality. Many homeowners don't think twice about their crawl space, unless it starts leaking or growing mold. Research shows that nearly 50% of the air in your home has circulated up from your crawl space. This means that if you have a moldy crawl space, you're breathing in air containing mold spores. Mold can cause allergies, fevers, headaches, flu-like symptoms and a variety of other health issues.Anchored Walls' foundation repair services are based on each individual job, depending on the severity. To receive an estimate, please call us at 888-662-3363.