The presence of water or moisture in your crawlspace can render the space useless. A damp crawlspace means that air is not circulating as it should in your home. Also, a crawlspace that has a wet floor or walls makes it difficult for the space to be used for works such as plumbing and electrical installation and repair.
To avoid moisture and water damage-related problems in your crawlspace, you need enlist the services of a crawlspace waterproofing contractor as soon as you spot the signs below.
- Peeling paint
Peeling paint could be a sign that the paint is getting old or the painted surface is wet. Wetness in the crawlspace results from water seeping into the crawlspace through the walls or the floor. A certified crawlspace waterproofing contractor will help you identify the cause of the damp conditions in the crawlspace and fix the problem.
- Presence of mildew or mold
The presence of mold and mildew indicates that the space is damp or wet and does not have adequate ventilation. As noted above, dampness can be caused by water percolating into the crawlspace. One way of keeping the crawlspace dry is by waterproofing it.
- Damp areas on walls
If you spot damp areas on the walls of the crawlspace, this implies that the wall is slowly letting in water. If not controlled, the water that is leaking into the crawlspace can cause further damage such as cracks, more serious leakage, or severe mold infestation and rotting of the walls and wooden surfaces. These problems can be controlled through crawlspace waterproofing.
- Rust on metal surfaces
Rust occurs when iron or alloys of iron such as steel react with air in the presence of moisture or water. If you notice that metallic objects in the crawlspace, such as frames, staircases and others are rusting, just know that the crawlspaceis damp or has a lot of moisture. The cause of dampness and hence corrosion of metal surfaces could be water that slowly leaks into the crawlspace.
- Musty odor and damp conditions
You should consider waterproofing your crawlspace if you notice a musty smell. The musty smell results from the dampness, which is also associated with the growth of mold.
- Presence of a white chalky material on crawlspace walls or floor
The appearance of a white chalky material on the surface of walls signals the movement of materials mixed with water through the wall’s pores. This problem can be taken care of by waterproofing the wall.
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