Water can be stealthy. Sometimes, you don’t even realize the damage it has caused until you see mold for yourself or water pooling into your crawlspace. As you might imagine, your crawlspace is a prime target for water damage, thanks largely to its proximity close to the ground. While you might not attend to your crawlspace very often, you will want to check up on it from time to time to make sure that no water has found its way through it.
You can take your precautions a step further by waterproofing your crawlspace. At Bluebird, we know just how much of a difference a solid waterproofing job can make.
If you are still on the fence, here is what you should know:
The Top Reasons for Crawlspace Waterproofing
If you look between your first floor and the ground of your home, you will find your crawlspace. Crawlspaces are accurately named based on their size, as they are typically only 1-1.5 meters high. If you want to get in there, you’ll need to crawl. Needless to say, this space has certainly earned its name.
Because of their inaccessibility, most homeowners don’t bother with the crawlspace unless they have to. Some people may use the space for additional storage, but their primary function is to give you a place to access plumbing and electrical when something in your home goes awry.
If water does find its way in, you can expect the following issues:
- Pest Infestation – Pests like rats, mice, and insects require water to survive, just like anyone else. What better place to find it than a dark, secluded crawlspace that has flooded?
- Mold and Mildew – Cool, dark places are prime breeding grounds for mold. Moisture only exacerbates the problem. Not to mention, many people are allergic to mold, making it all the more unwelcome.
- Structural Damage – Don’t underestimate the damage that fungi and bacteria can do to your structure. These organisms thrive on wood rot. Before long, they will weaken your structure, which can spell real trouble in the near future.
Bluebird Ann Arbor Crawlspace Waterproofing
You do not have to live in fear of water damage or structural issues. At Bluebird, we know how to confront these problems with compassion and expertise. Whether you need insulation to keep moisture out and heat from escaping or encapsulation to ensure water never breaks through, we can help you.
When you trust Bluebird with crawlspace waterproofing, you are investing in years of experience. We only use the best materials and techniques to create a secure barrier to keep water out. Your waterproofed crawlspace will be protected from heavy rainstorms, potential leaks, and moisture in general. By the time we are done, mold, pests, and water will not know how to get into your house!
Now is the best time to waterproof your crawlspace and protect your home. If you are an Ann Arbor homeowner aching to solve your water woes and would like a free quote, contact Bluebird today. Outside of crawlspace waterproofing, we also offer foundation repair and basement waterproofing throughout Ann Arbor.