Signs You Need Your Crawl Space Repaired
Your crawl space is important when it comes to your home’s structural integrity. So when it’s got pests, excess moisture, or other problems, they should be addressed immediately. Otherwise, they can impact your foundation leading to extensive (and costly) structural repairs. At Masonry Waterproofing, and Drainage Masters, we want you to know the earliest signs of trouble so you can help prevent a costly disaster later which is why we’re sharing common signs to tell if your crawl space needs repairs.
High Humidity Levels & Moisture
Is your home more humid than usual? Water can make its way inside your crawl space from heavy rainfall and leaky pipes. Signs of high humidity include peeling paint, condensation on your windows and steel appliances, and saggy floors. Crawl space repair experts can inspect your crawl space, install waterproofing solutions, and ensure it has proper drainage and circulation.
Mold & Mildew
While moisture can cause physical damage and unfavorable conditions, it also creates the ideal environment for mold growth. Musty odors are usually a tell-tale sign of mold. If you notice these odors in your home, you’ll want to have your crawl space inspected.
Water in your crawl space can lead to rotted beams if left untreated. If you notice you have some uneven floors or find it difficult to open and close doors, your joists and other supports may be damaged. Wood rot can be extremely hard and expensive to repair, especially if the foundation has been impacted.
Mice, rats, raccoons, opossums, and other animals tend to seek shelter in crawl spaces. If you hear scratching sounds, smell unpleasant odors, or spot animal droppings around your foundation, you may have a pest infestation in your crawl space. Pests not only pose health risks, but they also cause structural damage from their scratching and gnawing behaviors. An expert can identify how pests are getting into your crawl space and seal those areas using caulk, foam, and other measures.
Crawl Space Repair Experts
If you notice any of these signs or would like to prevent them from ever occurring, contact your local crawl space repair experts like Masonry Waterproofing, And Drainage Masters. We use the most advanced and effective techniques in the industry. Our team can handle even the most challenging issues. To schedule service or receive your free estimate contact us today!
Signs You Need Your Crawl Space Repaired in Portland OR and Vancouver WA areas
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