Your crawl space is most likely a dirt space beneath your home. This dirt space means all types of things may be able to get inside, including water or pests. If you have a dirt crawl space, you should consider having it waterproofed. If you have water in your crawl space, you could potentially have a number of other issues with your crawl space. Read on for reasons why you should have your crawl space waterproofed.
To Prevent a Mold Problem
You could have mold in your home if you end up with water in your crawl space. You may also have a problem with mildew as well. The mold and mildew can seep up through your floor and into the main part of your house before long if you keep allowing water to enter your crawl space. A mildew problem can also make your home have odors that can be very noticeable, and the smell can seep into your furniture and walls to make everything in your home smell this way as well.
To Prevent Water Damage
If you have water in your crawl space, it can eventually cause water damage to your home that can cause structural problems. If water begins to rot the wood in your crawl space or in the wood above in your subfloor, you could have a lot of damage that can be very costly to repair. Prevent water damage to your home by keeping water out of your crawl space by waterproofing it.
To Prevent a Pest Problem
Waterproofing your crawl space can help to prevent a pest problem. Pests such as termites will be attracted to the moist wood and other pests such as rodents, or roaches may be attracted to the water in the crawl space. If you have a wet crawl space, pests may be your next problem.
If you have water in your crawl space, you need to have it waterproofed. Hire a professional waterproofing company to have your basement waterproofed the right way to prevent the issues listed above. Waterproofing involves adding drainage such as a submersible pump, a drain to drain the water out of your home. You might want to consider encapsulating the crawl space as well to prevent other issues with your crawl space beyond water, mold, or pests.
For more information about what can be done to prevent water from entering your crawl space, contact a local company that can offer crawl space waterproofing.