Are you planning to invest in crawlspace waterproofing? This is a great step towards safeguarding your home and your household. It will ensure that your crawlspace remains clean and dry.
One of the most important steps in crawlspace waterproofing is the inspection of the crawlspace. A professional contractor will carry out an inspection prior to giving you a quotation for the job. This ensures that they cater for the repair of any issues that may be present on the property and causing moisture problems in your crawlspace.
Some common issues that are often uncovered during crawlspace inspection include:
- Mold and mildew infestations
Mold infestations often go undetected until they are widespread. An inspection of your crawlspace can help to detect an infestation. You can then invest in mold remediation to safeguard your home. Discovering and dealing with the infestation prior to waterproofing will help to resolve the issue for the long term and prevent a repeat infestation.
- Roof leaks
One would think that you would have to go to the attic to detect a roof leak. However, some roof leaks can go undetected. These leaks may only reveal themselves by causing problems in the lower levels of the home such as the crawlspace.
There are some instances where dampness in the crawlspace may be an indication of a leak in the roof. Identifying the leak and dealing with it can help you save your roof and avoid structural problems in your home in future.
- Leaking pipes
A leak in your plumbing may not always be visible. There are instances when these leaks may occur in parts of the pipes that aren’t easy to reach such as underground or within the crawlspace.
Pipes may leak for various reasons including corrosion brought about by age. These leaks may be subtle. However, if left unchecked, they can wreak havoc on your home’s foundation.
Fixing the leaks will help to keep your crawlspace dry. It will also help you save money on your utility bills.
- Condensation problems in your home
A damp crawlspace can reveal issues in the house including poor ventilation and high humidity levels. You may need to apply solutions such as installing a hooded vent in your kitchen or a fan to ventilate your bathroom. These solutions can help to improve the air quality in your home while keeping moisture out of your home.
Crawlspace inspection prior to waterproofing will reveal the true state of your crawlspace and home in general. It is worth investing time and money in.
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