While you may not think much about your crawl space, keeping it maintained helps ensure your home remains a comfortable place to live. If your crawl space is open to the elements, then your home is vulnerable to pests, mold, and excess moisture or humidity levels in your home. There are several different signs of a poorly encapsulated or repaired crawl space that you should be aware of.
Common Crawl Space Problem Signs
If there is something wrong with your home’s crawl space, there are many signs that you may notice that might be occurring to let you know something is wrong. Mold, excess condensation, and more are all signs that your crawl space needs repair or even crawl space encapsulation.
Crawl Space Mold
When moisture gets into your crawl space from the outside, it can start to facilitate mold growth. Mold growth is common in dark, damp spaces, making your crawl space an ideal environment. Mold from your crawl space gets into your home, affecting allergies and asthma.
If you notice that the floors directly above your crawl space are starting to sag, then the problem could be your crawl space. If your crawl space is damaged or weakened, then it can cause other parts of your home’s foundation to falter.
When water gets into your crawl space, it can soak into the wooden structure in the space, causing wood rot to form. Wood rot, a type of fungus, eats away at anything composed of wood, causing structural damage and damage to wooden belongings.
Crawl Space Condensation
Even if your crawl space is encapsulated, that does not mean that it is completely shut off from moisture completely. Naturally, your crawl space will have some moisture left inside; however, when the moisture levels get too high, this becomes a problem.
Don’t Suffer from Crawl Space Issues! Experts at Peak Structural Can Help
If you’re a homeowner that is suffering from any of the problems listed above, or you suspect there is a problem with your crawl space, don’t hesitate to reach out to our skilled technicians for help. At Peak Structural, we provide FREE inspections at no obligation to you, so you can be sure there is a problem before any work is performed. We’re here to serve Denver, Colorado Springs, and the Pike’s Peak areas of Colorado, and our local technicians are familiar with areas they will be working in. Don’t let a damp or damaged crawl space ruin the livelihood of your family and the livability of your home.