How to Prevent Water Damage in Your Home’s Crawl Space

The crawl space in your home can be used for storage or is usually a vitally important part of the foundation. Because it’s below the ground and near the water table, there is often a risk of excess moisture entering the space from surface drainage or groundwater. This problem is especially common in North Carolina because of the high humidity and clay soil that inhibits proper drainage. Water can damage possessions and adversely affect the home’s foundation and structural elements. Additionally, it increases the risk of mold.

One popular method of protection is crawl space encapsulation in Charlotte NC. This strategy is extremely effective for most crawl spaces, even those where HVAC venting occurs. When the HVAC system is vented into the crawl space, it often leads to even more moisture in the small space. The encapsulation process covers every inch of the ground with a waterproof vapor barrier and all the seams are covered as well. Encapsulation means a sealed crawl space, with coverage of all the vents and sometimes additional methods such as insulated foundation walls and a dehumidifying strategy.

When you decide your crawl space needs waterproofing, it’s a good idea to call professionals. Crawl spaces can be challenging and professionals are trained to look for all possible sources of excess moisture and devise a complete solution. Additionally, they have access to high-quality vapor barrier material and the expertise to install in correctly. In North Carolina, Dry Otter Waterproofing is a reliable choice for crawl space moisture prevention solutions.

When you notice excess moisture in your crawl space, it’s important to take care of the problem immediately. Installing a vapor barrier or going with crawl space encapsulation in Charlotte NC prevents water damage on your belongings and in your home’s foundational structure. It also reduces the risk of toxic mold. Contacting a professional company to waterproof your crawl space ensures prompt service and reliable solution custom designed for your home by trained professionals.

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