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What Causes a Damp or Humid Crawl Space in Northern Virginia?

If your home has a crawl space, it can be easy to ignore it. It’s under the home, out of eyesight, and rarely seems to cause problems. However, it’s important to watch your crawl space for the times when there is moisture building up.

When moisture gets into your crawl space it can cause several issues. These issues not only affect your crawl space but the entire structure of your home. Mold and mildew can grow, mixing with the air you breathe. It can also cause wood rot on the structural beams under your home, jeopardizing the safety of your structure and your family. Damp or humid crawl spaces are caused by a number of things, including

  • Flooding
  • Foundation cracks
  • Excess humidity
  • Poor groundwater drainage
  • Poor construction
  • Excess watering of flowerbeds
  • Malfunctioning gutters

It can be hard for the untrained eye to spot the exact reason behind the damp and humid conditions in your crawl space, so you should call a professional to check it out before you make any major changes to your home.Crawl Space/Basement Encapsulation

Solutions for Damp or Humid Crawl Spaces

Basement Masters Waterproofing has developed a “System Seal” for crawl space encapsulation, a proven crawl space repair method. There are many benefits to installing our “System Seal” for crawl space repair, which includes:

  • Improved air quality
  • Reduces the risk of radon gas entry
  • Protects against mold and dust mites
  • Seals out bugs, rodents, and termites
  • Insulates the crawl space, reducing energy costs
  • Creates a clean, dry space for extra storage
  • Protects the structure of the home from dry rot and termites
  • Eliminates the musty smell
  • Cost-effective
  • Increases the resale value of the home

Trust Our Expert Team

Don’t let a damp or humid crawl space cause damage throughout your home. Contact the experts at Basement Masters Waterproofing for a no-cost estimate. We have over 25 years of experience in waterproofing and foundation repair. We are locally owned and operated and always put our customers first. We will be with you from beginning to end to make sure you are satisfied with our completed work. We have established an outstanding reputation in Northern Virginia and intend to keep it that way.

For all of your crawl space recovery and repair needs, contact the professionals at Basement Masters Waterproofing today for a free quote!

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