Do you have a wet or damp crawl space? Most homeowners don’t know they have a wet crawl space until they are faced with expensive foundation repair bills due to water damage and foundation problems. Next time you’re outside, look inside your crawl space for water intrusions such as water puddles, standing water, insect infestation, and mold growth. These signs usually indicate water seepage, usually from small cracks caused by settlement or sinking foundations. At WCI Basement Repair, we specialize in crawl space repair to keep your crawl space safe and dry in the Iowa area. After all, the air in your crawl space plays a significant role in the air quality of your entire home. Our mission is to help keep you and your family safe for many years to come.
What causes a wet, damp crawl space? Wet crawl spaces can be caused by many reasons, but the main culprit is water. There could be either too much or not enough. Too much water can be a result of the following:
Not enough water is usually caused by drought-like soil conditions. Mature tree and shrub roots can dehydrate the soil around the foundation walls, causing soil shrinkage and settlement issues. This could lead to cracks in your crawl space.
Water inside of the crawl space is not a concern, it’s only the water outside of it that poses a problem. Moisture evaporates the water, causing the following issues:
If you have a wet, damp crawl space, contact our team of professionals in the Iowa area. We can assist you with all your crawl space concerns. We will come to your location to assess your crawl space, and provide the best solution for your home.
Dry crawl space with vapor barrier
We offer the best solution to protect your crawl space from moisture and water damage. Our team of experts can install quality vapor barriers made by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leading manufacturer in the waterproofing industry. These encapsulation barriers are designed to guard your home against humidity and poor air quality as well as protect your foundation. Vapor barriers can be installed on crawl space walls and floors. It also can be used for basement walls to prevent water intrusion and moisture permeation through the wall. They consist of thick, high tensile materials that are puncture resistant.
They offer unlimited advantages, including:
Crawl space encapsulation helps maintain a clean, healthy storage environment by preventing mold, unwanted pests, and moisture. Vapor barriers are essential to crawl space waterproofing in Iowa homes. Add comfort and reduce your utility costs by investing in crawl space repair solutions. Our experts can come to your home and evaluate your crawl space. We serve Carroll, Fort Dodge, Des Moines, and the surrounding areas. We offer free estimates, so give us a call today.