Wet Crawl Space
A&M SafeBasements offers solutions for a wet crawl space under your South Bend, Fort Wayne, Plymouth, Warsaw, Auburn, or Marion home. What happens inside this area can have an impact on the rest of your home. Whenever there is an excessive amount of moisture here whenever it rains, you are going to have problems. This water will damage anything in its path, and this includes support beams and floor joists which are responsible for bearing the weight of your home. When these start to rot, it's going to cause damage to the structural integrity of your home. Additionally, this rotting wood is attractive to a variety of unwanted critters, including: termites, roaches, snakes, spiders, rats, mosquitoes, and so on.
Moisture here along with high humidity levels can also foster the development of dangerous mold and mildew. Mold is a dark green or black fungus that grows on organic materials below your home, and it can cause a lot of serious health problems for your family. It has been known to cause everything from asthma attacks to skin rashes, and all types of scary medical problems in between.
Warning Signs of a Problem
If you notice any of the following, it will be in your best interest to give us a call immediately for an inspection:
- Noticeable standing water beneath the home
- Musty, moldy smell in the living areas of the home
- Sagging or un-level spots on the first floor
Fixing the Problem With Crawl Space Encapsulation
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To deal with the excessive moisture below your home, it will be recommended to get this area encapsulated or "sealed off" from the outside world. This way, moisture will not be able to get inside to cause problems. The process is fairly quick, and it will involve the installation of vapor barriers, floor liners, sump pumps, and more. Once everything is installed, you shouldn't have any more problems with flooding or water damage underneath your home.
To get rid of high humidity levels, you can have a dehumidifier installed. We offer a variety of systems which are available in different capacities to best meet the needs of your unique home. There are different capacity dehumidifiers for different-sized homes. Our experts will come to your home, inspect your crawl space, and then recommend the perfect system for you. All of our products are designed and manufactured by SafeBasements™, so you can rest easy knowing that your crawl space is going to be protected by a high-quality product that is built to last.
Please call us or contact us online for more information.