What happens is that moisture from the water table seeps up and the air in the crawl space becomes humid. The average crawl space sucks ten gallons of water per day into your house. It’s a perfect breeding ground for mold, mildew, and harmful bacteria.
Maybe you’ve even tried a few do-it-yourself solutions like installing a dehumidifier that seems to constantly run. That’s because there’s always water in the ground. Your crawlspace acts just like a sponge and it just fills up again with humidity from the earth the second you remove it from the dirt crawl space. Basically, you’re paying to endlessly suck moisture from the earth.
If you’ve already installed plastic sheeting in your crawlspace – this is a fairly common low-end solution – then you might notice you’re still having issues like slime or algae growing on the plastic, nesting vermin and insect infestations, or humid air that seeps up into your home and causes condensation on windows. This is because the plastic acts as a temporary barrier but the water is still in your crawl space.
Sometimes a crawlspace is constantly inundated with water. Although not that common, when it does happen it can be disturbing. Especially if the water keeps streaming through and rising. If there’s already a sump pump installed it may be running night and day. How much are you paying to relentlessly remove what will naturally come back to replace itself?
FAQs | Some questions many homeowners begin to ask themselves are:
- How long can I tolerate living with water or moisture in my home?
- Will it make me sick? Is it already making me sick and I don’t even know it?
- If there’s standing water, is it quickly destroying my home?
- If there’s moisture, is it slowly and imperceptibly destroying my home?
- What are the long term financial risks to my home if I don’t fix this immediately?
- How do I fix this and how much will it cost?
The truth is that we don’t really know. What we do know is that every home is different and many variables affect how unhealthy a crawl space becomes over time — things like the size, where it sits in relation to the water table, how the crawl space has been insulated and vented — all come into play when assessing not only what damage has already occurred but also what needs to be done to fix it. Contact us and one of our customer care professionals will come out and talk with you about what they find and what it will cost to fix your crawl space.
If you’re not ready for us now, that’s OK. We’re not the solution for everyone. BUT, if you feel you’ve been living with this long enough, call us toll free at 888-799-9997 or email us to set up your FREE on-site consultation.