One of the most common problems for a crawlspace is moisture issues. If there is too much moisture in your crawlspace, it may also lead to mold growth, which is very harmful. Crawlspace mold can ruin any personal possessions that you may store there, and it can eat away at any wooden supports located in your crawlspace. Not only that, but mold or mildew growth can also be detrimental to the health of you and your family. Most homeowners are not aware that much of the air that they breathe throughout their homes comes from their crawlspace or basement. This means that if any mold infects the air in your crawlspace, you and your family could be breathing that same mold-infected air in other areas of your home! It is important to spot the signs of a wet crawlspace immediately to prevent mold growth from occurring. Some of the most common signs of a wet crawlspace include:
If you see any of these signs in your home, it is time to contact Pro Foundation Technology. We have the waterproofing solutions to keep your Kansas or Missouri home dry and mold-free.
The best way to ensure that mold growth is not a problem for you and your family is to make sure your home is properly waterproofed both inside and outside. For the exterior of your home, the most important waterproofing systems are the surface drainage system and the exterior waterproofing systems. The surface drainage system works to keep water from pooling around your foundation, where it is more likely to find a way into the crawlspace. The exterior drainage system drains excess groundwater away from the foundation and includes a waterproofing membrane for the exterior foundation walls to seal out water.
The interior drainage system helps to remove water from your basement and crawlspace before it can lead to mold or mildew growth. This system collects water with the water channels and carries it to the sump pit, where the water is stored until it is pumped out by the sump pump.
Probably the most important waterproofing product for the prevention of crawlspace mold is crawlspace encapsulation using a vapor barrier. This barrier is made of a moisture resistant material such as plastic or foil sheeting. The vapor barrier is installed all along the interior surface of the crawlspace to seal out moisture.
To prevent crawlspace mold, contact our waterproofing experts. We serve the cities of Kansas City, Columbia, Raytown, Overland Park, and the surrounding cities.