Crawlspaces are very easy to overlook; however, water does not have a problem overlooking them whatsoever. In fact, crawlspaces are arguably more prone to water damage than any other area of your home.
Fortunately, you can stop water from causing damage to your crawlspace and other parts of your Pinckney home. Here is what you should know about crawlspace waterproofing and water damage:
Why Crawlspace Waterproofing is Crucial
A crawlspace is a small space built into the structure of a home that usually rests between the ground and the ground floor. They’re typically very small: most people can only crawl through them, which is where the name “crawlspace” comes from.
Many homeowners don’t pay attention to this area because they’re tough to reach and therefore are hard to maintain. But ensuring these spaces are kept is key to your home’s health and your safety. Let’s look at a few of the issues that come with a flooded crawlspace.
- Foundation Rot – Damp wood can generate plenty of fungi, bacteria, and other unwanted organisms that destroy your home’s foundation. These seriously impact your home’s foundation, as your walls and floors might become warped and your structural integrity will worsen.
- Mold Danger – A small, dark, enclosed, and wet area is where mold tends to grow and it’ll certainly grow in your crawlspace. If your crawlspace floods, you’re going to deal with plenty of mold. This is bad for both your home’s structure and it’ll jeopardize your family’s health.
- Insects, Rats, and Mice – Bugs, rats, and other critters often find ways into your home through the crawlspace. They’re attracted to the cool and damp of a crawlspace if it’s recently been flooded, so keeping crawlspaces watertight is a great way to shut them out.
What Bluebird Offers
If you’re looking to safeguard your home from those threats, Bluebird has Pinckney residents covered.
Our waterproofing team is all in-house staff, meaning we never sub-contract. This ensures that our quality of work is consistent and we hold ourselves accountable, as opposed to sub crews that have inconsistent quality of 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 leads to fewer cases of unnecessary freezing and condensation.
At Bluebird Foundation Repair & Waterproofing, our premium materials provide an effective barrier between your crawlspace and the outdoors.
When your crawlspace is encapsulated, you’ll be better protected from even heavier rainstorms. No moisture will be able to get through, so flood water and mold won’t intrude in places you don’t want them.
While the costs of crawlspace waterproofing can vary from home to home, we never cut any corners. The size and scope of your crawlspace’s issues affect your end costs, but our waterproofing team is as reliable as they come.
Contact Bluebird Today
Don’t neglect your crawlspace any longer. Pinckney residents can call Bluebird Foundation Repair & Waterproofing to find a waterpooring solution that’s right for their budgets and their homes today.