Crawlspaces are an often neglected part of home maintenance. They are cramped, dark, musky, and dirty and therefore generally avoided, but crawlspaces are prone to experiencing serious problems that can affect your property if not dealt with swiftly. Mold, water, termites, and rotting wood are all problems commonly found in crawlspaces, and in many instances regular maintenance in hand with preventative measures can prevent most problems or at least limit the damages.
Water is one of the most common issues encountered with crawlspaces. Water can easily find its way into your crawlspace through intrusion caused by heavy rains, poor drainage, or even a sewage backup. If the water content in the soil surrounding your crawlspace become saturated, moisture and vapor can rise up into your crawlspace, increasing the relative humidity or resulting in standing water. Both of these issues can lead to mold grow and rot, as well as insect or rodent issues.
ASR can help diagnose where the water is coming from and will develop a solution to stop water from entering your crawlspace. Once the source of the water has been addressed, we can work to remove contaminated soils, install a vapor barrier to keep moisture from rising up and protect your crawlspace from problems in the future. Contact us today to learn more.