How Crawlspace Moisture Can Affect Your Home

Crawlspaces can be difficult to keep an eye on. Often the space is tight and not well lit, making it difficult to spot potential issues. Bowing or cracking in the foundation can easily go undetected for years. Small leaks or seepage can allow water to slowly move into your crawlspace.

Sure, no one expects a crawlspace to be a comfortable living area. So what if it gets a little damp? South Bend’s high humidity already makes any crawlspace an uncomfortable space. However, crawlspace moisture can affect the rest of you home. The warm moist air that builds up in an unprotected crawlspace slowly works its way up into the home. In addition to being a health concern, carpets, rugs, drapery, even cardboard can eventually succumb to mold or mildew that thrives on this warm moist air.

Also, an unprotected crawlspace foundation can make it difficult to keep your home running in an energy efficient manner. The heat and moisture that rises up into the living spaces of your home causes your air conditioner and/or dehumidifier to work that much harder, burning more energy and costing you more money.

Of course, there is still the problem of how inaccessible a crawlspace is. Even if tight damp places don’t bother you, you still have to drag along your own light and you have to know what to look for in the foundation. The simple solution to all these concerns is with the Everdry Waterproofing free inspection. Let the professionals do the crawling in tight dark places. Let Everdry find out what they can do to protect your home, your wallet, and your quality of life. Contact us for your free inspection today!