Crawl Space Waterproofing
PORTLAND OR – VANCOUVER, CAMAS & LONGVIEW WA
Crawl space waterproofing is the best defense against moisture-loving bacteria and mildew. Considering the fact that 60% of a home’s breathable air is circulated through its crawl space, damp conditions can be a health hazard for you and your family. Not only does the air become compromised, but certain pests including mites, carpenter ants, and termites thrive in areas of high humidity.
Signs That Your Crawl Space May Need to be Waterproofed
- The insulation is damp and is starting to deteriorate
- The floor of your crawl space is noticeably damp, or has areas of standing water
- Visible mold growth or a strong musty smell
- Decayed or Rotten Wood
- Noticeable rust on metal surfaces
- Open vents in the crawl space
- Rodents or insects are living in your crawl space
Crawl Space Moisture Control
Crawl space water mitigation methods are the first step toward correcting your damp crawl space issues. We take the necessary measures to reduce the causes of high moisture areas, and work with the homeowner to prevent dampness in the future. We have outlined some of these measures below.
Foundation Inspection Services
Over time, water rivulets can crack the foundation of a home, leaving it extremely vulnerable to structural damage. The water can slip through these cracks and collect in the crawl space.
Our expert crawl space mitigation team will assess the situation and locate the offending cracks. Once found, we will patch and seal the cracks and the walls to prevent further seepage.
Often, the dampness in the crawl space occurs because of seepage into your crawl space from the outside. Under these conditions, it is important to implement preventive measures. One method we employ is a French drain system to move the water away from your home after it rains. This specialized drain redirects surface and ground water away from a building’s foundation.
Sump Pump Installation
A crawl space equipped with a sump pump can also help to remove unwanted water and moisture from your home. It collects water in a basin, and periodically the pump activates and removes the water out and away from your home. Many models even have backup batteries in the case of a power outage.
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Pioneer Home Services is Your Local Expert
Our professionals will take all preventive and proactive measures necessary to remove the moisture from your crawl space and keep it out. Your family deserves clean, fresh air to breathe, and we can ensure your crawl space will remain mildew and pest-free for the life of your home.
Call us today for a no-obligation consultation, and we will take care of all your crawl space waterproofing needs.