About Crawl Space Waterproofing

At Aqueduct Waterproofing, LLC, our crawl space repair contractors are certified, insured, and have years of hands-on experience taking care of moisture, mold, and humidity problems in countless homes over the country. We will provide you with a FREE consultation and estimate so that you can get a better idea how much the project will cost, and what will be involved in the repair process. 

Take a couple of minutes to browse through our information regarding some more common crawl space problems and some easy ways they can be taken care of. You can try these repair techniques on a DIY basis, but if the problem doesn’t go away, it will be a good idea to fill out our online contact form to find a contractor in your town who can help you with the problem.

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  1. Crawl Space Moisture Management: moisture here can lead to mold growth and wood rot. To take care of the problem, be sure that you have proper interior and exterior drainage with the crawl space so that water cannot simply pool up and lie stagnant. If the CS has vents, be sure that they are not the cause of the moisture problems underneath the home.

  2. Pest Control: reducing the humidity under your crawl space can help to prevent wood rot, and thus reduce the number of unwanted pests living under the home, such as termites and roaches. A dehumidifier can be installed to lower the amount of moisture in the air.

  3. Carbon Monoxide Safety: vented combustion appliances should not be installed in a closed crawl space as this can lead to a build up of dangerous Carbon Monoxide gas below the home. Check the appliance's warning labels to make sure that it is safe for the environment below the home.

  4. Fire Safety: a fire-rated caulk can be added around the plumbing, wiring, ducts, and electrical components in the crawl space to help with preventing damages relating to a fire.

  5. Insulation: wet fiberglass insulation will need to be replaced with spray foam or some type of blown-in insulation which will not foster the development of dangerous molds or mildew.

  6. Radon Control: this dangerous gas can seep up through the ground, through the crawl space, and into the home. Installing floor liners will prevent the gas from coming up through the earth.

  7. Have a More Comfortable and Energy Efficient Home: be sure that crawl space vents are properly sealed so that conditioned air from inside the home can’t get out, and so that outside air can’t get in. This helps to prevent HVAC units from working overtime to keep the home comfortable throughout each season of the year.

  8. Prevent Mold Growth: be sure that the levels of humidity are controlled underneath the home with a dehumidifier, and be sure that excessive amounts of moisture aren’t able to get inside.

  9. Sagging Floors: these floors could be leveled once again with the use of crawl space stabilizers beneath the weakened floor joist. However, rotting wood below the home is a sign of moisture and humidity – things which should be investigated by a professional.

  10. Dead Animals and Odors: dead animals and bugs underneath the crawl space will need to be removed to help eliminate any foul odors that are noticed inside of the home.