Fixing Crawl Space Problems

Having Problems with Your Crawl Space?


Many homes in the Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Quakertown and York areas are built on crawl spaces. And, almost all of them have problems.

The good news is, we can help fix your crawl space. But, you have to act quickly because all of the 5 most common crawl space problems will only get worse if you let them go untreated.


1. Too Much Moisture

Basements and craw spaces are known for being dank and damp. But, it doesn’t have to be this way.

Too much moisture is tied to cracks in the walls or floor (or just coming up through the dirt if you don’t have a cement floor). Moisture is a warning sign: it means that worse problems are on the way.

And, it is the basis for the next 4 issues:

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After Crawl Space Waterproofing – No More Mold, Bad Smells or Water

2. Mold and Mildew

Mold is extremely unhealthy. It lives and spreads because of moisture in your home, and it really loves basements and crawl spaces. Mold reproduces with microscopic spores that get into the air of your home and can cause a lot of health problems for you, your family and your pets.

Spraying the walls or ceiling with bleach is not a permanent solution. In fact, it will only make the problem worse.


3. Pests and Rodents

Wet crawl spaces are a favorite hang out of insects, mice, snakes and other rodents. The warmth and humidity make them feel right at home.

The longer the area remains damp, the more likely it is that some of these guests will make their way into your main home.


4. Foundation Problems

This is usually associated with your basement, but, water, dampness, flooding in your crawl space will lead to big, expensive problems with your foundation.

Cracks, holes, leaks and even collapsed walls can be a result of this moisture and water problem.


5. Insulation and Energy Efficiency

Moisture wrecks insulation.

Many times, after a rain storm, we go into a crawl space and see that the insulation is falling down or totally destroyed by water.

The area between the ceiling and the insulation is also a perfect place for mold to grow.


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