A Crawlspace Repair is a vulnerable area of your home that requires repair to protect against water damage and other health risks. If left unchecked, moisture problems can cause mold and mildew growth, leading to serious health and structural issues.
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Crawl spaces can be a breeding ground for pests and bacteria. While some insects may not pose a problem, others can become a nuisance. When they have a place to live, they can be a breeding ground for disease-causing bacteria and viruses.
Moisture is one of the main reasons that crawl spaces are damaged. It can cause rot, wood damage, and mold. Mold and mildew are health risks and can affect the air quality of your home. The presence of mold and mildew can also lead to various flu symptoms.
Cracked or uneven floors are another sign that your crawlspace needs to be repaired. In addition, if the flooring is sagging or bouncy, it may indicate a moisture problem.
Poor insulation can be a problem as well. Fiberglass insulation is commonly placed between joists and against the subfloor. This type of insulation absorbs water and is a good way to keep water out of your crawlspace. However, it can also be a breeding ground for rodents.
A drainage system with a sump pump is a great way to clean up any water intrusion. Alternatively, you can raise the landscape around your house to prevent pooling.
Investing in a quality waterproofing solution can protect your crawlspace and your home from water damage and other health risks. Some solutions include Cable Lock ST Plus, EZ Drain Plus, and the Pipe & Rock System.