Moisture in your home’s crawl space can result in many problems for the structure of your home, quality of air in your home, and even your health. High relative humidity can produce surface condensation, mildew and mold fungi, musty odors which can aggravate your respiratory system. Moisture can deteriorate floor joist, beams, subflooring, insulation, and electrical-mechanical systems. If your Charlotte crawl space has excessive moisture it can eventually cause warping to the subflooring making it difficult to close doors and cabinets. This leads to the need of home foundation repair or crawl space waterproofing. Since crawl space dampness always moves toward the drier upstairs areas, higher humidity will result in costlier heating and air conditioning bills. The wet crawl space will result in sagging of the insulation because of the water, which makes it lose the R-value. Lastly, wet crawl spaces and basements reduce the value of your home.
Moisture can penetrate Charlotte crawl spaces in a variety of ways, but the easiest way is the natural transmission of water vapor from the ground surface into a crawl space without vapor barrier protection. In order, to reduce the amount of water vapor penetrating into the Charlotte crawl space, we recommend having gutter extensions or crawl space drains that route away from the building. This will discharge rain water away from the foundation of the home, which also will help with avoiding home foundation repair work. After the irrigation system is installed, our professional crawl space inspectors recommend having annual examinations of the plumbing, crawl space drains, and foundation waterproofing to ensure there are no leaks especially after heavy rainfall.
Our trained moisture intrusion specialists take a common-sense approach to solving problems associated with Charlotte crawl spaces and flood problems. Each Charlotte waterproofing solution is site specific and tailored directly to fit the need of the client. We are not a franchise or a company that pushes a “one product fits all” solution. We have the knowledge and skills to fix each home foundation waterproofing problem with the best method and product available. Contact us today to get your Charlotte home’s foundation waterproofed.