Flooded Crawl Space: What You Need to Know and Do

pasted image 0By cleaning up your flood-prone crawl space and making a few design upgrades, you can protect your home and your health,
and even regain your crawl space as a storage area. Read more to learn our best practices for dealing with a flooded crawl space.

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Cure for cold floors over a crawlspace

 AdobeStock 78078413The floors over your crawlspace should not be cold in the winter. I know it’s easy for me to say, but that’s the truth. And, neither should the floors over a basement. If you think about it, there is no difference between a crawlspace and basement, the crawlspace is just shorter. So why is your crawlspace cold? Have you actually looked in your crawlspace and noticed any insulation anywhere?

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Closing Crawl Space Vents in the Winter - Good or Bad Idea?

pasted image 0 1Homeowners across the nation need to start thinking about their crawl spaces when winter comes. Most crawl spaces house pipes, ducts, or other appliances, and no one wants to come home to frozen or burst pipes. In short, you should do everything in your power to keep the cold air out. However, this doesn't mean that closing the vents is the solution to all of your winter crawl space concerns.

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Merry Christmas from the Sedona family to you and yours!

AdobeStock 17384985 copyChristmas is a very special time for us at Sedona Waterproofing Solutions because we place a lot of value on family. The togetherness that the holiday season brings is truly heartwarming. It’s a time that we get the opportunity to slow down a bit and spend quality time with our families and reconnect with our friends. We encourage you to be present in all the moments you experience this season; whether it’s gathering around the christmas tree to wrap presents, baking gingerbread cookies or driving around the neighborhood to admire the twinkling lights with the sweet tunes of holiday songs coming from the radio.

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Should I Close the Vents to my Crawl Space in the Winter?

Should I close the ventsThis question gets asked a lot when the weather turns cold. The short answer is yes, no, and maybe. It really depends on your home and the area in which you live. I live in the Willamette Valley region of Oregon. The climate is damp, soggy and mild. So, keep in mind the following information is geared toward crawl spaces around here. However, some basic principles can help guide you no matter where you live or type of house you own.

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Protect your crawl space this winter

AdobeStock 148890806 1Before the first snowflakes begin their chilling dance and you prepare to listen to the snowstorms whistling around you, we want to remind you that one of the most common winter disasters is crawl space flooding due to burst frozen pipes. It can result in ruined furnishing and extreme water damage to your property and creating an environment where mold can thrive which can be not only particularly troublesome to deal with in the middle of winter but also expensive. In our humble opinion, an ounce of prevention is worth way more than a pound of cure so we’ve gathered so handy tips on how you can protect your crawl space or basement this winter season. 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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This Thanksgiving, the Sedona Waterproofing family would like to extend an enormous amount of gratitude and well wishes to our clients, staff and referral partners. It has been a pleasure providing our services to you over the course of the year and it is with your support that we’ve managed to continue growing as a successful company.

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