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Crawl Space Sump Pumps

Do you Need Crawl Space Sump Pumps?

Standing water causes wet, musty, and moldy conditions in a crawl space. A flooded crawl space is constantly releasing water vapors into the air and increasing the overall humidity.

The worst problem with flooding in a crawl space is when the standing water is on top of the vapor barrier. The vapor barrier prevents the water from draining, which essentially traps the water in the crawl space, constantly releasing moisture into the air.

Often times, most people are not aware that their crawl space floods. It’s not until a professional inspector identifies the signs of flooding or if someone inspects the crawl space immediately after a heavy rain, that people discover there is standing water in the crawl space.

Top 10 Causes of Standing Water in a Crawl Space:

  • Heavy or prolonged rains
  • Snow melting
  • Wet or “marsh-like” property
  • A shallow, clay-soil layer
  • The crawl space is “below grade” meaning the crawl space is lower than the outside ground
  • The outside ground is not graded away from the home
  • The gutter downspouts discharge right next to the house
  • A depression in the soil near the house collects water
  • A concrete patio slopes towards the house… common with swimming pools
  • Plumbing leaks

The goal of any homeowner with standing water in the crawl space should be to prevent future flooding instances. Standing water can cause significant issues if left unresolved.

How to Prevent Flooding and Remove Water in a Crawl Space:

  • Install a French drain along the perimeter of the crawl space with sump pumps
  • Install sand in low-lying areas… not effective to stop flooding in a whole crawl space
  • Install gutters with downspout extensions
  • Install ‘door-wells’ around crawl space access doors
  • Fix plumbing leaks

We don’t recommend a single ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to fixing the issues. A well thought out plan, by a trained professional, will get the best results. The whole issue including how it was caused, how severe the problem is, and the conditions of the property should determine the best path forward.

How to Prevent Flooding with Crawl Space Sump Pumps:

Our Expert Advisors are trained to identify the causes and best repair options to prevent flooding with crawl space sump pumps. If you’re concerned about the integrity of your home, request a free no-obligation inspection and estimate. When we inspect your home, we explain the problems, solutions, and explore multiple options to find the best solution for you.

4 Easy Steps

The BAY Process

Choose the best repair plan for your home
Get your custom repair plan installed
Enjoy a more stable, safe, healthy home
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Our Reviews Reflect Our Commitment to Taking Great Care of Our Customers

  • “Our experience with Bay Crawl Space & Foundation Repair was outstanding. From first contact everything was smooth and made as easy as possible for us. We were kept informed every step of the process via email, phone, and/or text. The work was top-notch. The cost was extremely reasonable. We were impressed that Bay did not try to sell services that weren’t required.”

    – T.a. Lackey
  • “I conducted a good amount of research before choosing Bay to perform foundation work at my home in Chesapeake. I couldn’t have asked for a more pleasant experience. Everyone that made contact with me along the way was courteous and professional. Price was reasonable and they performed quality work. Timely, outstanding workmanship at a fair price.”

    – Barbara Taylor
  • Most honest evaluation we had, didn’t try to sell us on anything we didn’t need, most competitive pricing compared to 3 other companies we reached out to for the same issue! Thanks for not using scared tactics…

    – Veronioque Gonzalez
  • We had our crawlspace encapsulated by BAY three years ago at a fraction of the cost of JES’s estimate. The work was done on time and to exceptional standards. The office has been courteous, the workers arrived on time…

    – Bob Essman

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