Why waterproofing your crawl space is important.

Out of sight -out of mind, definitely applies to crawlspaces. Most people don’t give much thought to waterproofing the area under their home commonly referred to as their crawl space.  That said, waterproofing your crawl space is one of the best investments you make in your home. Read on to find out why.

Out of sight -out of mind, definitely applies to crawlspaces. Most people don’t give much thought to waterproofing the area under their home commonly referred to as their crawl space.  That said, waterproofing your crawl space is one of the best investments you make in your home.

Waterproofing your crawl space prevents moisture from accumulating which in turn decreases the chances of having a cracked foundation and/ or having mold growth. Believe it or not, the air in your crawl space is often circulated through your home thanks to something known as the “stack effect” which governs air flow/ circulation. So if there’s mold or humidity in your crawl space, then it’s going to find its way into your home and even worse into the lungs of you and your loved ones. In other words, you breathe whatever is in your crawl space, and while that mold may be out of sight and out of mind, it can have a very negative impact on the health of your family.

One of the biggest factors that can impact the health of your crawl space is water. Standing water in a crawl space will cause mold and rot which will wreak havoc to the structure of your house if left unresolved. Also, water can damage your floor joists, which are the beams in your floor that work in concert with your wall structure to keep your floor and by extension your home from collapsing. And...if those weren't already enough good reasons to waterproof your crawl space, consider this...rodents and insects thrive in high humidity and take up residence in crawl spaces especially ones that provide a source of water...and in doing so introduce a host of new issues. 
 
At Sedona Waterproofing, we use procedures such as encapsulation, crawl space sealing, dehumidifier installations to name a few...to ensure that there is no moisture retention in your crawlspace. A home is one of the most significant investments a person makes in life, so be sure to protect that investment. Also, your family deserves a clean and healthy environment at all times. Be proactive and contact our team at Sedona Waterproofing Solutions and ask us about waterproofing and sealing your crawl space today.