It’s Raining! Could There Be Water in the Crawl Space?
It’s the middle of Summer 2015 here in Chesapeake, VA and the weather is beautiful! We’ve got sunshine, great beach weather, and summer storms. But of course, as the storms are stirring up, the water isn’t always kind to home owners!
As these storms come en masse, we crawl space experts are seeing many flooded crawl spaces. It’s these flooded crawl spaces that are calling us for structural repairs and to fix unlevel floors and sloping hall ways…
Basically, water takes time to drain and depending on the soil composition as well as other water management tactics you could have water under your house for days and never even know it. If you pay close attention to the photo above, you’ll notice that the water level water about 2-3″ higher than it is here by looking at the cinder block piers.
This standing water becomes stagnant and is a problem for many reasons:
1. Standing water turns into water vapor which leads to wood moisture, mold, and wood rot
2. Moisture forms on fiber-glass floor insulation causing it to fall down and fail
3. Certain undesireable pests and insects love these conditions
We crawl space experts and other professional technicians of various trades (HVAC, electrical, irrigation, etc.) don’t mind working in nasty spaces but we prefer not to bring our snorkel gear under your home for a routine project.
If you think you might have standing water under your home, Bay Crawlspace and Foundation Repair can help! We offer proven and guaranteed solutions that will keep your crawl space dry and protected during the wet and rainy times!
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