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Have you ever paid attention to just how much work the average contractor can get done in a day? They seem to work at lightning speed, but it's not because they are cutting corners. It's because they are experts, and in many cases, they are experts with a lot of experience. You could install cabinets, lay flooring, or wire a light fixture pretty quickly, too, if you had done it 500 times before! Because we really admire both the speed and dexterity with which contractors are able to work, we decided to write more about this topic for readers like you. You'll find those articles here.


FAQs About Waterproofing A Crawl Space

Does the HVAC system run more than usual to keep your home at a comfortable temperature? If you keep your thermostat set at a specific temperature and it comes on more than usual, it is a sign that there is a change in the air in your home. For example, there might be higher humidity levels that are causing the air inside your home to feel hotter than it once did. If you do not know what has caused high humidity levels in your home, the crawl space might be the culprit of the problem. You can get the crawl space waterproofed to not only lower the humidity levels in your home but also provide several other benefits.

How Does a Crawl Space Cause High Humidity Levels? 

A crawl space is the perfect area on your property for water to accumulate, especially if there are no rain gutters installed. For example, if there are no rain gutters around the perimeter of the roof, rainwater can fall off the roof and puddle inside the crawl space. The water creates moisture in the air that raises the humidity levels in the crawl space and inside your home. Unfortunately, the high humidity levels do not only cause the HVAC to work harder, but can also promote mold growth. Getting the crawl space waterproofed as soon as possible is in your best interest.

How Should a Homeowner Waterproof a Crawl Space?

You want your crawl space to be waterproofed in a professional manner to decrease the humidity levels in your home. Hiring a professional waterproofing contractor will give you the peace of mind that your crawlspace is properly waterproofed. The waterproofing process will involve filling in cracks, removing mold, as well as installing installation and drain tiles. The crawl space can then be encapsulated to prevent rainwater and other outside elements from getting inside. Ask a contractor if you want precise details about the waterproofing process.

What Are the Benefits of Waterproofing a Crawl Space?

Other than decreasing the humidity levels in your home, getting your crawl space waterproofed will increase the value of your home. There will also be a smaller risk of a pest infestation developing, as most pests are attracted to water and moisture. Another benefit is that you will see a decrease in energy costs because your HVAC system will not have to work as hard. The overall structural integrity of your home will improve after the crawl space has been waterproofed by a professional.

Contact crawl space waterproofing services to learn more.