Water damage is a common problem that many homeowners face. Unfortunately, many don’t realize just how great the damage is until they witness the water seeping through the cracks themselves.
A common place for water to get through? Crawlspaces.
Howell residents should know why crawlspaces are so susceptible to water damage and why homeowners should pay closer attention to these often neglected areas. Here is what you should know:
Why Crawlspace Waterproofing is Crucial
Crawlspaces usually reside snugly between the ground and ground floor of your home. They aren’t very high up, forcing many people to have to crouch down or crawl to access them.
Because crawlspaces are so inconvenient to access, many homeowners don’t pay much attention to them. Unfortunately, that just puts them at an even greater risk of devastating water damage. Once water gets in and starts causing issues, it’s very costly to reverse the issue.
Here are some other common problems that water in a crawlspace may cause:
- Mold – Because of the darkness and dampness, the crawlspace may not seem very cozy to you, but it’s the perfect home for mold. Mold is not only compromising to your home’s structure, it can also agitate allergies and leave your family feeling generally unwell.
- Insects, Rats, and Mice – Other critters that love dark, damp places include rats, mice, and many different types of insects. Where there is water, they are sure to go. You can keep this from happening by ensuring there is no water there in the first place.
- Foundation Rot – When wood gets wet, fungi and other microorganisms will likely take hold. Unfortunately, as these organisms live their natural lives, they are eating away at your home’s foundation. With time, the wood will become warped, and the overall integrity of the home’s structure will suffer.
What Bluebird Offers
If any of the above threats made your skin crawl, don’t worry. You can keep those unwanted guests out and more by investing in crawlspace waterproofing.
At Bluebird, we are one team dedicated to completing quality work. We never sub-contract, and we use top-notch materials for all of our waterproofing jobs.
Curious to know what crawlspace waterproofing entails? Here you go:
Insulation not only keeps your crawlspace nice and warm during the cold Howell winter months. It also prevents those frosty gales from sneaking in and causing your pipes to get so cold that they freeze. We use premium spray foam to ensure that nothing gets through crawlspace that doesn’t belong there.
Encapsulation ensures a consistently dry crawlspace. That’s because we completely seal the crawlspace and make sure that no areas are still exposed. If they are, water might get through, which you definitely do not want.
Crawlspace waterproofing prices can vary from case to case, but we always strive to be straightforward with our pricing. We also never skimp out on quality when it comes to the materials we use.
Contact Bluebird Today
At Bluebird Foundation Repair & Waterproofing, we understand just how stressful water damage can be. Let us come help you dry up those dark, damp spaces with our careful crawlspace waterproofing services. Outside of crawlspace waterproofing, we also offer foundation repair, basement waterproofing and egress windows throughout Howell.