Identifying you are in need of crawl space repair
Your home is a system, and every part of that system plays a role that affects the rest of the structure. If your crawl space begins to rot, grow mold, or experience structural problems, this will extend to every part of your home. At MDH, we specialize in crawl space repair of all types. How do you know if the crawl space under your home is in need of repair? There are some signs. If your floors are sagging, if there is presence of wood rot and mold on baseboards, if there is condensation on your windows, or if you’re experiencing high utility bills, then you may be in need of crawl space repair. Additionally, if your crawl space is damp, emits a foul odor, has visible signs of mold, mildew and vermin, then the chances are crawl space repair is necessary.
Signs you are in need of crawl space repair
- Damp crawl space
- Wood floors warping
- First floor of the home is sagging in certain areas or feels un-level
- Musty oders
- The first and second floor of the home smell musty and moldy
- Basement leaking
- Standing water under your house
- Sagging floorsIt is not uncommon for crawl spaces and basements to have moisture issues in our climate.
- Noticeable puddles seep out around the crawl space outside your home
- Infestation of bugs in your home – they could be coming up through this area
How MDH Can Help
Getting a Professional Opinion
The MDH process
We will come out and assess the damage to the foundation and the extent of repairs. We evaluate the structural integrity looking for signs of structural failure by inspecting:
- Drainage (it’s important to know how water sheds around the home)
- Vertical and lateral movement in basement walls or foundation
- Condition of foundation
- Is it ongoing or stopped?
- Age of property
- Will maintenance stop the problem?
- Value of the property / Cost to homeowner
- Is cosmetic touch-up all that is needed? Often times not.
Detection becomes more difficult for a home owner when cosmetic attempts have been used to conceal evidence of foundation failure. Don’t wait, Call us now!
Crawl Space Dehumidifiers
Crawl space dehumidifiers are powerful units designed to keep humidity in check in areas prone to dampness. If you store valuables in a basement, crawl space or another small area in your home, a crawlspace dehumidifier is a good investment for keeping them safe from moisture and mold.
Vapor Barriers installed in a crawlspace can be part of an overall moisture control strategy for your home.
In most U.S. climates, vapor barriers should be part of a moisture control strategy for a home. A vapor barrier is a material that reduces the rate at which water vapor can move through a material.
A small pump installed in the lowest part of a basement or crawlspace. Its job is to help keep the area under your home dry and to prevent it from flooding. Usually, sump pumps are installed in specially constructed sump pits. Water flows into the sump pit through drains or by natural water migration through the soil. The sump pump’s job is to pump the water out of the pit and away from the building so the basement or crawlspace stays dry.