Although crawl spaces don’t typically get thought of often, a crawl space can have an impact on the overall condition of your property and the health of those living within it. A crawl space that is wet and damp, dirty and dingy, with an exposed dirt floor and limited insulation are common – however, that does not mean it is OK. Another serious symptom of an unhealthy crawl space is the presence of mold, fungus, and bacteria. LUX Foundation Solutions provides clients with wet crawl space repairs that can combat all these problems. Contact us for a free inspection!
Many crawl spaces rest on exposed dirt. The soil beneath your crawl space absorbs moisture which collects and is trapped within your crawl space. Additionally, the relative humidity of the air which passes through your crawl space may serve to further trap moisture within your crawl space. This moisture creates a friendly living environment for mold, mildew, bacteria, and insects.
Do I Need to Fix This?
If you’re wondering about the condition of the crawl space, and if it is wet and damp, and shows some of the common symptoms, it may be time to at least have an assessment performed by a certified professional. The condition of the crawl space is a good indicator of the overall condition of the property’s structure. Similarly, the air quality of the crawl space can also be attributed to the air quality within the living space above.
To address an unhealthy crawl space, there are typically six components of a water management solution:
- Moisture Barrier
- Sump Pump
- Back-up Pump
- Air Quality Control
Each of these six components is customized and fitted to your property. In some cases, structural damage to the property has occurred due to the condition of the crawl space. For those situations, we will be able to provide a structural repair solution as well. If you are living with an unhealthy crawl space, contact LUX Foundation Solutions for all your crawl space needs.