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Friday, June 7th, 2019 by Adeline Collins
No one enjoys going into their crawl space, and many homeowners avoid this area at all costs. Now that summer is around the corner this marks the perfect time to waterproof your crawl space.
How do you know if your crawl space needs waterproofing? At Woods Basement Systems we highly recommend waterproofing your basement or crawl space to keep your home safe and dry at all times.
Here we have broken down three crucial red flags that will notify a homeowner if their crawl space is in desperate need of waterproofing.
1. Your Crawl Space Smells
Does your crawl space smell? This indicates an issue right away! If your crawl space has a musty smell, this is due to water entering into your crawl space. Although a smell might not seem like a big enough reason to waterproof your crawl space, the scent is only one side effect of an unhealthy crawl space. The smell also indicates that the air isn't healthy. Most homeowners don't realize that the air that you breathe throughout your entire house starts in the crawl space.
2. Water Damage
One of the more obvious signs that you need to waterproof your basement can be observed through water damage. Do you notice residue on the walls? Have cracks and gaps developed in your foundation? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you might have water damaged crawl space walls.
Why is this an issue?
Water will breakdown the foundation, and this will cause the foundation to develop cracks and gaps. This matters because the core of the home's foundation is the crawl space. If these walls develop issues, then the levels on top of the crawl space will also develop structural issues.
3. Fallen Insulation
How could your fallen insulation have anything to do with water leaks? When water leaks into a crawl space with fiberglass insulation, this type of insulation will soak up the water through the air, causing it to fall. At Woods Basement Systems, we never recommend installing fiberglass insulation in any crawl space, but this type of insulation has been popular in the past which means many homeowners could be affected. If you notice your insulation on the ground, give us a call to see how we can serve you!
Are you interested in waterproofing your crawl space? Give us a call at 1-866-627-6475.