4 Most Common Crawl Space Problems


Moisture and Flooding

Crawl space, especially those built int he Philadelphia area, south Jersey and northern Delaware have a huge problem with flooding. 

Why?

Many crawl spaces in the area have dirt floors

If your home sits low on the water table, or is in an area that is prone to flooding when it rains, chances are your crawl space will be wet, damp, and flood often. 

Water can cause a lot of damage to your home once it gets into your crawl space:

  • Rotted wood
  • Damage to floors in your home
  • Destruction of insulation – resulting in higher energy costs
  • Mold and mildew growth – dangerous to your family’s health

Hazardous Mold Growth

Mold loves damp, dark places. 

Your crawl space is like Club Med for mold. 

Because dirt floor and open crawl space allow mold spores from outside to get inside, mold can start to grow. It will then spread quickly by putting reproductive spores into the air. 

These spores cause a number of health problems, some of which can be lethal to children, pets, and the elderly

  • Respiratory problems
  • Allergy-like symptoms
  • Chronic sore throat
  • Skin rashes
  • Migraines

Rodents and Insect Infestation

Dirt floor crawl spaces, and any crawl space with an outside entrance will attract local wildlife – mice, squirrels, raccoons, as well as spiders, snakes, and other insects. 

From there, these dangerous pests have an easy way into your home. 

Increased Energy Costs

Flooding and dampness destroy the insulation under your home. If you’ve notice your floors are colder in the winter, or you’re running the air conditioner constantly but can’t quite get your house as cool as you’d like, the problem could be right under your home. 

 

Water soaks insulation, causing it to literally fall off the ceiling of your crawl space. With no insulation, the only thing separating your home form the weather outside is a few thin layers of flooring. 

 

How to Fix Your Crawl Space Problems

The best way to combat flooding, dampness, insulation problems, and mold growth is to encapsulate your crawl space:

Crawl space waterproofing Harrisburg PA before and after

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