Most people do not spend time in their crawlspace. You probably don’t give it too much thought because it isn’t in the main area of your home where you spend a lot of time. But it actually plays an important role in the way your home functions. A crawlspace lifts your home off the ground, providing quick access to wiring, ductwork, and plumbing. It also encourages proper air circulation throughout your home. Unfortunately, your crawlspace can be prone to moisture problems. For this reason, we always recommend crawlspace waterproofing to protect your home from moisture and the other issues it may cause. Here are 3 advantages of crawlspace waterproofing.
- Mold Prevention. When moisture accumulates in an area, it leads to mold growth. Mold is unsafe and unhealthy for your family. If not found and removed, those mold spores grow and travel throughout your home, creating an even bigger problem. Crawlspace waterproofing removes the moisture problems and prevents mold from growing in this space.
- Protect Your Home From Structural Issues. Moisture can cause dangerous situations such as wood rot, damaged sheetrock, and rusted metal. Since your crawlspace supports your entire home, its structural integrity is essential to keeping your home safe.
- Defend Against Pests. Water attracts animals and insects. It creates an environment where they want to stay. Crawlspace waterproofing removes the attraction of moisture in the area and discourages pests from infesting your home. It also prevents the problems they cause like chewed wiring, damaged insulation, and termite wood damage.
If you are interested in crawlspace waterproofing, we can help. At Basement Technologies of Western NC, we have been providing crawlspace waterproofing for over 20 years. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.