Crawlspace Repair & Maintenance

Crawlspace Repair & Maintenance

Many of us think that a crawl space under our home is the last place where there could be a home repair issue to deal with. You live, sleep, and enjoy the comforts of your home over your crawl space every day. It is a major and integral part of your home. That is why it is so important to keep this space dry, to prevent water, moisture and mold issues in your home. to prevent water, moisture and mold issues in your home is just as important as closing the front door in the winter time….it just makes common sense.

Where does crawl space water come from?

Crawl spaces typically take on water from only two sources: the roof drain pipes (or lack there of) or seasonal rain driven ground water. Either the roof drainage around the property has failed, is clogged or broken and water from the roof leaks around the foundation entering the crawl space. In this case new roof water downspout tight lines should be installed and your crawl space restored from the water damage.

Once your crawl space is dried out, new plastic and insulation can be re-installed with peace of mind that the process will not have to be repeated. All of our workmanship is backed by a long term company guarantee to ensure your home and family’s health.

Two main sources of water getting into your crawl space are: the roof drain pipes or seasonal rain driven ground water.  Either the roof drainage around the property has failed, is clogged or broken and water from the roof leaks around the foundation entering the crawl space. In this case new roof water downspout tight lines should be installed and your crawl space restored from the water damage. If the reason is the ground water than the most beneficial solution would be properly installed full perimeter interior crawl space drainage system with gravity fed discharge line leading away from the house (or sump pump). BAM Waterproofing is all about solutions and that is why if you have a problem in your crawlspace you should contact us at 215-716-3727.

3 Comments

  • Jenna Hunter says:

    It was eye opening to know that grading soil and adding yard drainage won’t do the trick. We recently got a yard drainage system and it is doing what it is supposed to do. But we will also be sure to get our space inspected to prevent any damage!

  • Baxter Abel says:

    I appreciate what you said about how waterproofing is a good idea for a crawlspace. I didn’t realize that a crawlspace typically take on water from either the roof drainage or groundwater in the landscaping around a house. I’ve heard that waterproofing costs typically change seasonally, but I’ll have to look more into it!

  • John says:

    The article stated that two of the main reasons water gets into your crawl space are because of roof drain pipes or rain water. My mother-in-law has been having trouble keeping her crawl space free from moisture and has been having to have it cleaned regularly for mold. Would a professional be able to determine which treatment mentioned in the article would be appropriate for her crawl space?

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