What Do You Need To Know About Crawl Space Drainage?

by | Mar 7, 2017 | Home Improvement

The crawl space is often called the underbelly of a home and its health may determine the health of the floors above in your home. It is not surprising to see crawl space have moisture problems and this could be due to various reasons. Crawl Space Drainage Denver, NC are specialists that can ascertain the exact nature of problem and provide permanent solutions.

There are a lot of things that can go wrong with a crawl space. The problems may include water damage, flooding, mold, pest infestation and rotting beams. Dry Otter Waterproofing specialize in making the crawl space of your home safe and protected from water.

If you live in an area where water is a constant problem, then it is likely that your crawl space is always filled with water. Installing French drains may provide an effective solution to the problem.

The drain collects all the water in the crawl space and this can be moved outside using sump pump. This can help ease flooding and prevent any further damage to the house infrastructure.

Sealed Crawl Space

Sealing the crawl space is one of the most effective ways to prevent water and moisture from entering this area. The space is covered in heavy plastic mask and this prevents the water from entering.

Most homeowners make the mistake of waiting till they have a water problem. It is advisable to take preventive steps so that you can get the crawl space protected. You need to remember that waterproofing solutions are expensive.

If you leave the foundation unprotected to the elements, it can damage the infrastructure of your home. The moisture may rot away the wooden beams. Installing a vapor barrier can help prevent moisture entering the crawl space by acting as a barrier. All vents are provided with airtight covers.

Encapsulating the crawl space with vapor barrier is a successful way to manage the moisture problem. Floors, walls and any gaps or holes from the outside are sealed to keep the moisture out completely. This can help preserve the area and keep it free from any kind of problems that are caused due to water.

Dry Otter Waterproofing offers waterproofing services that ensure your home is in great condition. If you want to learn more about waterproofing, contact Dry Otter Waterproofing at (704) 966-1771.

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