Know How to Prevent Crawl Space Flooding
Flooding in your crawl space can be an expensive, time-consuming headache that no homeowner wants to deal with. Removing all of the water is a hassle in itself, and then comes the worry of mold growth or musty smells if the remaining moisture isn’t removed as well.
For a lot of homeowners, the crawl space is typically “out of sight out of mind” and is often forgotten about. Just like any other part of your home, your crawl space must be maintained in order to create a healthy environment and avoid damage that can be caused by flooding.
What Causes Crawl Space Flooding?
- Crawl space flooding can be caused by a number of different factors:
- Water coming in through your crawl space vents, open doors, or hatchways
- Water leaks from cracks in your foundation walls
- Too much rainfall and oversaturated soils, causing water to funnel into your crawl space
Impacts on Your Home
Unfortunately, if you have a flooded or messy crawl space, the problem doesn’t stay in your crawl space. The stack effect allows the air inside your crawl space to move upward and infiltrate your home, impacting the air quality you breathe every day.
If your crawl space floods and is left untreated, mold can quickly grow and create a dangerous environment. As some molds are more dangerous than others, any mold is bad mold. The stack effect can cause mold spores to seep into your living areas above.
Water damage can create musty odors in your crawl space. Unfortunately, the musty odors do not contain themselves to your crawl space and can infiltrate the air inside your home, causing an unwanted odor in your main living areas.
The floor joists in most crawl spaces are mostly made up of wood. As water damage sits on the wood, it causes it to rot and become weak. Over time, this rot can deteriorate the joists that support the weight above and cause structural damage to your home.
Prevent Flooding in Your Crawl Space
We offer several different products and services to keep water out of your crawl space and prevent it from flooding:
Moisture Barrier (Encapsulation)
If water doesn’t have anywhere to stay, flooding will not be an issue. A moisture barrier does just that. It’s a thick, durable liner that goes over your crawl space walls and floors and channels any water outside your crawl space to prevent it from flooding.
Prevent Flooding with a Customized Solution
The best way to prevent crawl space flooding is to install waterproofing solutions. At NSquare, Inc., we offer a variety of crawl space waterproofing solutions that will meet your home’s needs. Every crawl space is unique, which is why we offer customized waterproofing solutions.
Choose NSquare, Inc. for Crawl Space Waterproofing
For over 25 years, we have helped protect crawl spaces from flooding for many happy customers throughout Southern Florida. Our team knows the Florida climate very well and can recommend the best possible solution to keep your crawl space protected from any water damage.
We proudly serve homeowners throughout South Florida, including Sarasota, Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry, Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach.
Contact NSquare, Inc. to keep your crawl space dry and healthy. Call us today to schedule your appointment!