Should You Have a Waterproof Crawl Space For Your Home?

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Should You Have a Waterproof Crawl Space For Your Home?

Should You Have a Waterproof Crawl Space For Your Home?
Jul 19, 2019

When it comes to crawl spaces, a lot of us tend to ignore this underground area present in our home. We treat it just like additional storage space, leaving it be until we need to use it for some purpose. Consequently, we often don’t pay much attention to the finer details of our crawl space, until it’s too late. This includes having a non-waterproof area that’s susceptible to damage.  

So, should you have a waterproof crawl space? The answer is yes! Here’s how having a water-resistant crawl space in your home can be beneficial.

It Wards Off Water Issues

With a waterproof crawl space, flooding and other forms of water damage are the least of your worries! Be it during monsoon season or on unexpected rainy days, the area will remain dry and free of water and moisture to prevent any water damage. This ensures that no water is absorbed through your house’s foundations which can interfere with its stability and integrity.

It Improves Indoor Air Quality

The subject of good indoor air quality has long been studied, with correlations made between hazardous air and health problems. Having a waterproof crawl space helps ensure that your home’s indoor air quality isn’t compromised and is fresh and clean.

In a non-waterproof space, moisture enters and causes the growth of mold in damp areas. This leads to breathing problems, among other health concerns. Having a waterproof crawl space will keep the moisture out and prevent the area from becoming a breeding ground for mold or mildew.

It Keeps Your Foundation Intact

Did you know having moisture seep into your crawl space can severely damage your home’s foundation? As the water entering the area contracts and expands with high and low temperatures, it affects the stability of your house’s pillars and structural framework. As a result, the foundation weakens and can create a chain of home repairs and replacements.

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It Saves You Money

Finally, having a waterproof crawl space is a long-term investment. When the time comes for you to make necessary home renovations, you’ll have one less thing on your to-do list. With an existing waterproof crawl space, you needn’t worry about fixing the damage caused by mold, mildew, and moisture. This will ultimately save you a considerable amount of dollars you’d otherwise be spending on this!  

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  • Save Money

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  • Protect Your Home

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  • Protect Your Family

    Protect Your Family

    A damp crawl space is unhealthy. Mold thrives in damp areas causing millions of airborne mold spores to enter your home. Toxic mold spores can be deadly to children and those with allergies and COPD.

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    Use our crawl space air vents and doors to ventilate your crawl space with natural air flow or forced air with our energy efficient exhaust and portable fans.

  • Save The Environment

    Save The Environment

    Reducing the moisture in your crawl space reduces mold that releases airborne mold spores into the environment.

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    Green Crawl Space

    Ventilate your crawl space with natural air flow with our crawl space air vents, louvers, and exhaust fans.

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