Leaky/Wet Crawl Space
When you have a leaky/wet crawl space getting out of hand, you're going to need to contact our crawl space waterproofers in your local central Missouri surrounding areas. Water in your crawl space is never a good sign. It can cause a lot of problems for your entire home, and it's nothing you are going to want to have to deal with and suffer from. Moisture in the crawl space can cause serious damage to wooden materials, and this includes the things that are partially responsible for holding up the weight of your home, including support beams and floor joists. When these start to warp and rot, you may notice that some areas on the first floor actually feel like they are sinking when you walk across the floor. What's more is that all this rotting wood is inviting to unwanted pests that you don't want taking residence below your home, such as termites, roaches, and mosquitoes.
Wet crawl space will also ultimately lead to the growth of dangerous mold which could make your family really sick. Mold is dark green or black in color, and it has been known to cause: respiratory problems, severe headaches, chronic fatigue, skin rashes, asthma attacks, allergic reactions, cold/flu-like symptoms, and a variety of other problems. Also, this fungus can make your entire home smell very musty and un-inviting.
Solutions for Wet Crawl Space Problems
Luckily, this is not a problem that you are stuck having to deal with. We have a variety of wet crawl space waterproofing & encapsulation products available that will help to keep this space below your home dry, safe, and healthy.
The encapsulation process involves the use of vapor barriers, floor liners, sump pumps, and sometimes dehumidifiers depending on what kind of problems this area is experiencing below your home. All of these products will help to create a dry environment that is free of mold growth and wood damage. When this area is sealed off, it's going to keep critters out, and it will also help to improve your energy bills each month since conditioned air from inside won't be able to get out through here and cause your HVAC systems to work much harder to keep your family comfortable throughout each season of the year.
When it comes to waterproofing this area, step one is going to be to take care of all the damaged wooden materials. We can install stabilizers and supports to help with fixing your sagging floor. We will also be sure to install the encapsulation products mentioned above to help with sealing the space and keeping water and high humidity levels out.