Warning Signs of Water Damage in Your Crawl Space

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 by John Forster

A home’s crawl space contains moist soil which creates water vapor once it has evaporated. Excessive water vapor in your crawl space can become very troublesome to the structural integrity of your home. In scenarios such as these, water vapor has the ability to rot the structural wood components and rust the metal components. To avoid this, crawl spaces should be outfitted with a professional encapsulation system installation – moisture barrier, drainage matting, dehumidifier, ventilation, and insulation – to keep the moisture in the ground.


At NV Waterproofing & Foundation Repair, we offer premier crawl space repair services to help minimize moisture exposure in a resident’s crawl space. The professionals at NV Waterproofing & Foundation Repair have been in business since 1986 and are certified in all things that deal with waterproofing and foundation repair. We know that most homeowners may not regularly monitor the condition of their crawl space but still care about the integrity of their home.

To help these residents, here are a couple warning signs of possible water damage in your crawl space.

1. A Strong Odor

Prolonged exposure to moisture can lead to the creation of mildew and mold, both of which have a very distinct smell. Similar to the smell of wet laundry that has sat too long, mildew has a strong musty smell that can linger for a while. If you or someone else notices this smell in your home, be sure to check your crawl space for other warning signs, such as rotting wood.

2. Mold or Mildew on Floor/Walls

Physical mold and mildew sightings are never a good thing and should be diagnosed immediately. A more than likely culprit to these sightings is excess exposure from underneath the flooring. First, check your crawl space, and then work with a professional to efficiently remove the hazardous mold. Once the mold has been removed, contact our team at NV Waterproofing & Foundation Repair to provide expert solutions to your crawl space moisture issues.

3. Rotting Wood

Rotting wood is a solid indicator of moisture surplus in the troubled area and must be addressed. When wood rots, its structural integrity decreases considerably and can create major problems. In extreme circumstances, the flooring of your house could warp or even cave in. To prevent catastrophe, be sure to waterproof your crawl space with NV Waterproofing & Foundation Repair.

Choose Expert Crawl Space Repair Services

Proper waterproofing of your crawl space will help you save energy, limit excess moisture, reduce electrical hazards, and help conserve your home’s structural integrity. At NV Waterproofing & Foundation Repair, our effective crawl space repair services offer complete peace of mind to customers who are worried about the excessive moisture in their crawl space. If your crawl space is already showing signs of water damage, we will drain and dehumidify your space so that you and your family can have optimal comfort in your home.

Keep your crawl space in great condition with NV Waterproofing & Foundation Repair. Crawl Space Water Damage Repair | NV Waterproofing & Foundation Repair to get a free crawl space repair estimate.

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