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Small and large cracks in the crawlspace foundation will appear and are usually a sign of some type of foundation settlement.

If you did not identify obvious cracks or holes before, sitting water is a clear sign that water is seeping in somehow, and you may need a professional to help identify the source.

Holes or cracks should be located and repaired as soon as possible, as they are the easiest way for water and unwanted pests to enter your home.

Sedona Waterproofing Solutions will design and construct the right solution to remedy the problem.

Stagnant water is an open invitation for insects and small animals as well as mold and mildew to linger, which as we mentioned above can be dangerous to your health.

Don’t forget to look under the washing machine, near the water heater or other places that water might sneak in and hide.

The purpose of a crawl space in your Home is to provide structure and creating an air space which keeps your home off the earth.  It provides an area for equipment installed in your home which is more accessible to homeowners and contractors without sacrificing valuable living space in your Home’s floor plan.

The “pro” accessibility advantages of a crawlspace in lieu of a basement is that the Homes infrastructure equipment, electrical, plumbing, HVAC system, and water filtration system and water heater, can all be located within the uninhabitable area of a crawl space.

The “con” to a crawl space, in most cases, is that the entire area of the crawl space has only excavated soil trapped underneath it. Its common practice for builders will lay down a polyethylene vapor barrier but some just leave it in an as excavated state. The purpose of a vapor barrier is to limit any moisture infiltration that could allow your crawl space to get humid or wet. In the construction of your home, the builders will add air flow vents for your home to breathe but unfortunately they are not always effective due to the under sizing of the vents for the crawl space area.

There is no such thing as a perfect foundation. A crawlspace foundation is made up of concrete and there are two rules that every contractor knows about concrete, it hardens and it cracks. It is almost guaranteed to do both. Concrete and block foundations usually have at least a few cracks. The key is recognizing which are insignificant and which are serious. The mistake is ignoring any cracks! After construction and over a period of time, your home’s foundation will shift and settle into position.

Why should you encapsulate your crawlspace?

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Small and Large Cracks

Small and large cracks in the crawlspace foundation will appear and are usually a sign of some type of foundation settlement. Holes or cracks should be located and repaired as soon as possible, as they are the easiest way for water and unwanted pests to enter your home.

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Pooling Water

Do a thorough check for pooling water in your basement? Stagnant water is an open invitation for insects and small animals as well as mold and mildew to linger, which as we mentioned above can be dangerous to your health. If you did not identify obvious cracks or holes before, sitting water is a clear sign that water is seeping in somehow, and you may need a professional to help identify the source.

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Thorough Inspection

Don’t forget to look under the washing machine, near the water heater or other places that water might sneak in and hide. Sedona Waterproofing Solutions will design and construct the right solution to remedy the problem.