Water can slowly damage your home, but many homeowners aren’t even aware of a water issue until it’s too late! Unless you are dealing with a flood, water often has slowly accumulating effects that can lead to wood rot, mold, and other issues.
For Lapeer homeowners, the crawlspace is one of the most common areas for water damage. Since it is a small, tight space below ground level, the crawlspace can quickly suffer from water damage and excess moisture.
Fortunately, there is an effective way to protect your crawlspace from water damage: waterproofing. Bluebird wants to assist all Lapeer residents with all of their waterproofing needs.
The Importance of Crawlspace Waterproofing
Like a basement, the crawlspace is built into the structure of the home, between the ground and the first floor. However, crawlspaces are much smaller, with most being under 1.5 meters high.
Crawlspaces are difficult to navigate, and most homeowners only access them when they need to make some repair to the wiring or piping residing there. While the space is small, it’s still important to protect it from water.
Because of their location and size, crawlspaces are susceptible to water-related issues. Here are the most common problems crawlspaces face:
- Pest Infestation – Pest like rats, insects, and mice are attracted to water and are more likely to get into your crawlspace if it has water in it. Keeping water out is crucial for also keeping pests out.
- Foundation Rot – Damp spaces also mean bacteria and fungi, which need water to survive. The water and the organisms in it weaken wood, leading to wood rot. Eventually, this will compromise the integrity of your structure.
- Mildew and Mold – Cool, dark places are the perfect environment for mold to grow. If water or excess moisture gets into your crawlspace, there’s a huge chance you’ll end up with mold. Mold and mildew make for very unpleasant air. Keeping your crawlspace dry is essential for preventing mold.
Bluebird Lapeer Crawlspace Foundation Waterproofing
Waterproofing is the best way to keep your crawlspace dry and prevent the issues above. The dedicated team at Bluebird knows this better than anyone and can help you navigate the process with ease.
Our in-house team has over 20 years of experience, which means that we have experienced no shortage of crawlspaces in need of help. Yours is no different. We ensure that your crawlspace is properly insulated from the elements, and we also encapsulate your space to keep moisture out. No matter how heavy the rain is, you can count on it staying out of your crawlspace!
We rely on premium materials and proven techniques for high-quality waterproofing services. We start by assessing your home to come up with a plan, and then we will give you a price based on the extent of the work needed. We always aim to be transparent during this step.
Don’t wait for the water to damage your crawlspace and your home; now is the best time to waterproof your crawlspace and protect your property. To learn more about our waterproofing services and to get your free quote, contact Bluebird Foundation Repair and Waterproofing today. Outside of crawlspace waterproofing, we also offer foundation repair and basement waterproofing throughout Lapeer.