Water damage is an often ignored yet detrimental threat to your home. Many of its effects don’t show up at once. You’re probably not going to wake up to a flooded home all of a sudden, as the effects are more subtle.
Crawlspaces, one of the most inconspicuous aspects of your home, are actually more susceptible than other parts. So, why exactly do you need to waterproof your crawlspace?
That’s what we’re here to look at today. Read on to explore why this part of the home is so neglected and why it’s important to waterproof.
Why Crawlspace Waterproofing is Crucial
Crawlspaces are small spaces built into the structure of a home usually between the basement and the ground floor. They’re usually only 1-1.5 meters high and most people can only crawl through them, hence the name.
Many homeowners overlook crawlspaces because they’re hard to reach and not fun to maintain. But ensuring these spaces are properly maintained is key to your home’s health and your safety.
Crawlspaces are more likely to flood and face other water-related issues than other areas of your home. Let’s take a look at a few of the issues that come with a flooded crawlspace.
- Mold – A small, dark, enclosed, and wet area is where mold lives its best life. If your crawlspace floods, mold will likely develop. This is bad for both your home’s structure and also a health hazard for the people who live in it.
- Insects, Rats, and Mice – Bugs, rats, and other critters will find a way into your crawlspace if not properly sealed. They’re attracted to the cool and damp of a recently flooded crawlspace. Keeping crawlspaces watertight is a great way to keep them out.
- Foundation Rot – Damp wood can generate plenty of fungi, bacteria, and other organisms. It also deeply affects your home’s foundation. Your walls and floors might become warped, leading to poor structural integrity.
What Bluebird Offers
If you’re looking to safeguard your home from those threats, Bluebird knows exactly how to help.
We’re proud to say that our waterproofing team is all in-house staff; we don’t sub-contract, meaning your quality of work is consistent and we hold ourselves accountable for all our work.
Waterproofing your crawlspace demands a few specific things, which we can provide. These things are:
Insulation keeps your crawlspace’s temperature properly maintained. This prevents unnecessary freezing and condensation.
At Bluebird Foundation Repair & Waterproofing, we choose premium materials that provide an effective barrier between your crawlspace and the outdoor temperature.
When you have your crawlspace encapsulated, it’ll be protected from even heavier rainstorms. No moisture will be able to get through, so flood water and mold won’t have anywhere to go.
While the costs of crawlspace waterproofing can vary from home to home, we never cut costs. The size and scope of your crawlspace’s issues could raise or lower your end costs, but our waterproofing team is as reliable as they come.
Contact Bluebird Today
Start showing your crawlspace the love it deserves. Fowlerville residents can call Bluebird Foundation Repair & Waterproofing to find a waterproofing solution that’s right for their budgets and their homes today.