It’s lurking down beneath your home: a damp, wet, musty, and dark crawl space. While you would like to avoid a trip down to the depths beneath your home, it is necessary for you to check it out frequently. If moisture is ignored in your crawl space it can cause serious damage to your home as well as negatively affect your health. You should also make sure that it is waterproof. Whether you hire someone to do it, or if you plan on doing it yourself, it is necessary that you keep your crawl space healthy. If it is not healthy, it can potentially harm your home and your health.
Problems of Moisture in Your Crawl Space
The first thing to do is it to take a look around your space. If you notice a moist environment, mold, insects, or pooling water you should take action immediately.
If there is moisture in your house it can cause a whole number of problems. Water can directly harm key parts of your home’s structure. When wood absorbs the moisture it will expand and weaken. This can lead to leaning walls, sagging floors, and could lead to the need for a foundation repair.
When there is moisture other organisms follow. Mold needs moisture to grow. So a damp crawl space is the perfect place for mold to thrive. The effects of mold can range from a displeasing must odor, to something that is bad for your health. A wet crawl space can also bring with it small insects. That’s a problem that you probably don’t want to deal with.
If you notice any moisture in your crawl space, or if you have any other questions relating to foundation repair, feel free to give Ram Jack Texas a call. We would be glad to assist you in any long-term foundation related problems that you may be experiencing.