There are some facts about your crawlspace that you may not want to know. However, it is important that you understand some things about that area so that you can protect your health and your home. Don’t worry; what you are about to learn is easily remedied by crawlspace waterproofing. Best of all, it’s not something that you have to take care of yourself. In fact, you shouldn’t take care of it yourself. One thing that you’ll quickly learn is that waterproofing is best left to the professionals who have the knowledge, tools, and equipment to get the job done right.
Almost every crawlspace has the same problem
The problem that almost all of them have in common is moisture. Unless you’ve had your space waterproofed, you probably have moisture. The amount can vary from several inches of water to just enough to keep the area damp. How much moisture doesn’t really matter; even a little is bad.
Why is moisture bad?
Moisture is bad for several reasons, the biggest reason being mold. There’s no sun or fresh air to dry the space out, so it just stays dark, wet, and humid. While you wouldn’t like this environment, mold loves it.
- Rodents love to live in areas such as a dark, wet crawlspace. Your quiet, undisturbed crawlspace is like a mansion to these pests. However, they don’t always stay there. Sometimes they like to explore the area outside the crawlspace, which can lead them to your house. Rodents love exploring houses and finding new food sources.
- Insects also enjoy living in your nice, comfortable crawlspace. Many insects don’t have a long lifespan and make your crawlspace their final resting place. This is great news for the mold that is growing as their remains provide food for the mold, which helps it keep growing.
- If you have snakes in your area, don’t be surprised to find them slithering in and out of your wet crawlspace. They like it down there too.
What is the solution
Now that you understand how bad a wet crawlspace can be, you’re likely wondering how you can keep your crawlspace dry. The best way to keep the space dry is through waterproofing.
Protect your home from mold and pests by having a professional company waterproof your crawlspace. Don’t put your home at risk of pest or mold infestation, rot, and a host of other problems because of your unhealthy crawlspace.
Contact the Professionals at Everdry Waterproofing of Pittsburgh Today! (800) 388-3837