Issues such as dampness, moisture, mold, mildew, musty odors, and pests compromise the crawl space of your home which can result in the need for expensive repairs. Many homeowners neglect the crawl space and pay the price. Literally. Know the warning signs of crawl space water issues so you can avoid damages and costly repairs.
1. Musty Odors
Musty odors in the crawl space often linger inside the home. If you notice this unpleasant smell, it’s the cause of mold and mildew buildup, which can cause health problems for members of your household, particularly those with pre-existing allergies or asthma. Call Southern Crawl Space to schedule a professional inspection if you smell musty odors.
Pests enter crawl spaces because it’s moist, damp, and dark- exactly what they want. Although pests never offer to pay rent or clean up after themselves, they do bring all their relatives and friends to impose on your family. Cockroaches and water bugs are two pests especially fond of crawl spaces. If you notice these or other pests crawling around inside the home, the culprit likely is water issues in the crawl space.
Mold grows in crawl spaces in Madison with a lot of excess moisture, distributing airborne spores into the living areas of the home that can cause health issues for your loved ones. Mold also affects the structure of a home as it eats away at the wood. Immediately call in expert help at the first sign of mold growth in your crawl space (or any other area, for that matter.)
4. Sagging Floors
Sagging floors need immediate attention. They pose danger for loved ones walking around inside the home but also signal a dangerous problem. Sagging floors can be caused by foundation cracks, water seepage, termite damage, rot damage, failing beams, and other issues that need expert attention at once.
Condensation may occur on the floors, foundation, and joists, leading to serious issues. It can also cause wet or damp insulation in the crawl space which always means big trouble.
Learn the warning signs of crawl space water issues to prevent them from causing major damage to your property. Call the experts at Southern Crawl Spaces at the first sign of crawl space water issues if you want fast, efficient repairs. We also offer solutions for your crawl space that prevent problems from occurring, such as the LumberKote waterproofing system.
Southern Crawl Space offers moisture control services, including basement and crawlspace waterproofing, drainage system installation, and vapor barrier installation. SCS guarantees to fix your moisture issues permanently. Our trained team of technicians utilizes only the best solutions for your basement or crawlspace. We are proud to offer LumberKote™ and MaxxBarrier™ waterproofing sealers by WatsonSeal. We are Alabama’s ONLY Watson Seal Authorized Dealer.
If you have a service request, give us a call. We will happily provide a free inspection and service estimate.