If your home’s crawl spaces are not properly sealed, they could be harboring more than just holiday decorations and HVAC access. A wet crawl space can be a breeding ground for mold, mildew, bacteria, and different kinds of pests. It’s important to protect these areas in your home by repairing crawl space damage from termites or other insects and preventing future issues before they arise.
Keep your crawl space termite- and pest-free to preserve your property value and home safety. Schedule your free consultation by calling The Foundation Specialists at 844.468.4674 or you can contact us online.
Signs of Termite Damage
It’s not uncommon for termite damage to go unnoticed in a home for several years, especially in an area like a crawl space. Pests, especially termites, are great at hiding inside wood, behind walls, in insulation, or under flooring. Because they are so stealthy, it can be difficult to identify signs until you have a huge problem on your hands. Below are a few signs that can be helpful to look for when regularly inspecting your home:
- Wood that is hollowed out with the grain, covered with dry mud and soil lines that produces a hollow sound when hit with a screwdriver or similar tool
- Small, soil-lined holes in plaster or drywall
- Bulging paint on wood
- Wood splinters on hardwood floors or around the house
- Mud tubes or tracks on interior or exterior walls
If you notice any of the above signs, The Foundation Specialists can help. We can assess and repair insect damage to your crawl space and prevent future infestations with our crawl space repair and sealing services.
Addressing Pest Damage in Crawl Space
In addition to termites, other pets like carpenter ants, carpenter bees, and beetles can wreak havoc on your crawl space, especially if it’s damp or not properly sealed. This, left untreated, can lead to dangerous structural damage in your home, like the wearing away of the wood’s protective coatings, exposing it to the elements and harmful moisture. Ultimately, this can lead to rotting and failure of the home’s wood beams, posts, windowsills, and floor joists. Professional foundation experts like those at The Foundation Specialists, however, have the experience to recognize early signs of pest damage and provide appropriate and permanent solutions. This includes eliminating the pest infestations before moving on to crawl space repairs.
Trust The Foundation Specialists for Your Crawl Space Repairs
We know it can be tough to find a reliable and knowledgeable foundation contractor, which can add to the stress of tackling your pest-related crawl space repairs. That’s why The Foundation Specialists offers a free, no-obligation estimate, consultation, and inspection and communicate thoroughly throughout the process. Our goal is to restore the safety and value of your home while giving you back your time and peace of mind!
Schedule your free inspection with The Foundation Specialists today to assess your crawl space and eliminate any unwelcome pests. We’re available at 844.468.4674 or contact us online to get started.