Our homes protect us from harsh environment providing us safety and security. However, in turn the house itself is often subjected to the destructive forces of Mother Nature. Usually storm in spring and summer usually bring in unwanted water and moisture into your crawl space, which can be quite damaging leading to expensive repairs.
It is recommended that you should keep an eye on the crawl space condition majorly during the humid summer months and take the suitable steps if you happen to notice water, high moisture, and presence of mold. In addition, after heavy rains, look for any standing water that stays put even after 24 hours of the rainfall. If you happen to notice standing water or mold present, go for further exploration and modifications advised by a qualified and licensed basement and crawl space repairing company contractor. By being, observant and repairing small problems in time you will not only be saving your house from any further damage but also save money that would have been spent on major repairing job.
There are many options for reducing the collection of standing water inside the crawl spaces. You can work towards making the area around the house to slope away from the foundation and install or adjust drain gutters to take water away from foundation. You can also go for sump pump, daylight drain, or French drain for removing water.
Then there are various options for reducing the moisture levels in the basement and crawl spaces such as increasing ventilation by opening foundation vents, putting up a vapor barrier, or boosting the amount of a vapor barrier, and/or installing humidistat controlled fan. For crawl spaces if you find presence of some amount of moisture you should go for crawl space ventilation.
Timely preventative maintenance measures can help in reducing energy consumption in your home; extend the life of all major components and ultimately lowering the cost for repairs. Regular inspections should be conducted to protect the biggest of all investment that you could have ever made. Remember to have the inspection work carried out by professional and experienced home inspectors as that will help you in being notified early of any problems and give you some preparation time with no rush.
Crawl space foundation is a perfect solution as it provides a fixed and solid long lasting base for the building. Usually the ceilings and posts promote wood molding above ground level and favor the floor in becoming protected while lessening wood damage by moisture in the spoil. Foundation settling or foundation base weakening as well as wet basement is even today a basic problem caused by either settling of soil or water leakage in most of the houses and buildings. Basement and foundation repair contractors only should carry out foundation and basement repair. Vapor barriers in the crawl space should be modifiable while the punctures and tears need to be protected. You can also have a bed of crushed rocks deposited beneath the crawl space allowing sufficient water passage. Lastly, get a sump pump fitted as it can efficiently dry the basement and prevent any water collection.