The Impacts of a Wet Crawl Space

Water damage in your crawl space not only impacts your crawl space, but it also impacts the rest of your home. Crawl spaces are often forgotten about since they are not a part of your main living area, but it’s important to keep a healthy crawl space in order to prevent those problems from making their way into your home. 

If you’re having problems with a wet crawl space, let our experts help transform it into a clean, healthy space. Thousands of customers throughout Tennessee, western North Carolina, and north Georgia have trusted us with their crawl space waterproofing, and we’re ready to help you! 

Symptoms of a Wet Crawl Space

Certain symptoms of a wet crawl space are very obvious, while others can be harder to identify. Water damage is often more than just a wet puddle on the ground, so it’s important for homeowners to be able to spot the symptoms and know when to call in the experts for repair recommendations. Common signs of a wet crawl space include:

  • Water buildup or puddles on the ground
  • Humid air and condensation buildup on walls or floor
  • Musty odors
  • Mold or mildew
  • Weakened floor joists
  • Damp or saturated insulation between joists
Mold measuring in joist
Soggy ground caused by bad run-off

How Does Water Enter a Crawl Space? 

Water can enter a crawl space in many different ways and cause extensive damage. Based on the way they are designed, groundwater can easily seep through the soils and cause water damage in a crawl space. Water can also enter through any foundation wall cracks, humid air, plumbing failures, or roof drainage. No matter how water enters your crawl space, it’s important to identify the source and find a solution to stop it. 

Protect Your Crawl Space with American Foundation 

Our crawl space experts can protect your crawl space from water damage with our waterproofing solutions. Contact us to schedule your free inspection and find out why we’re one of the most sought-out companies in our area for crawl space repair.