Do you have a wet and humid basement or crawl space? What does it mean and what are the solutions?
Dampness, leaks, or excess humidity in your basement or crawl space can be devastating for a home, as well as the health of the people living inside of it. In order to understand the damage this moisture can cause, let’s first come to an understanding of how it got there in the first place. Many crawl spaces have dirt floors, meaning that the bottom of your home is left completely exposed to the forces of nature that lie beneath.
Crawl spaces and basements that have vents to the outside or cracks due to foundation damage are even more susceptible to water from the outside air as well as rainwater which can now pour directly in. When water in your crawl space or basement evaporates, the vapor is soaked up by the wood under your home causing humid basements and humid crawl spaces.
Over time, this moisture can rot wood and other organic materials, causing damage to the structure of your home. If that isn’t bad enough, the damp conditions provide a perfect breeding ground for pests as well as mold, which, aside from the unpleasant smell, can cause serious health issues for you and your family.
At The Foundation Specialists (TFS), we understand that dealing with a wet or humid basement or crawl space can be difficult and confusing for some people, which is why we are here to help. We start by sending out a highly skilled and knowledgeable specialist to perform a comprehensive inspection where we will examine your basement or crawl space, and properly diagnose the problem. They will even search for future concerns and offer up an honest encapsulation proposal tailored specifically to repair your home in a cost-effective manner.
From the minute you call us, to long after the basement/crawlspace solution has been completed, we want you to feel like you turned to the right place. In addition to comprehensive inspections and same-day proposals, we also offer some of the best encapsulation solutions in the business. Some benefits of installing a complete waterproofing system through TFS include:
- Lowered energy costs
- Radon reduction with a complete waterproofing system
- Increased air quality throughout the home
- Preventing any further damage to the structure of the home
- Turning your crawl space into usable storage space
- Protecting your two most valuable assets: your home and your family
If you believe you may be in need of a crawl space or basement solution for your home, contact us today for more information. We look forward to improving your life and your home by offering up an encapsulation solution designed to last a lifetime.