Wet or Damp Crawlspace

The crawlspace is one of the most forgotten areas of the home. Although it is normally a place where people merely store their holiday decorations, it is actually a very important part of the home. Many crawlspaces, however, suffer from moisture issues. This can lead to many serious problems throughout the entire home. If you have a wet crawlspace, it should be taken care of right away. For all of your crawlspace waterproofing needs, contact Pro Foundation Technology today.

If you are not sure if there is a water issue in your crawlspace, there are a few telltale signs, including:

  • Flooding or pooling waterwet crawlspaces Kansas City
  • Water stains or damage
  • Damp or wet insulation
  • Condensation on ductwork
  • Rotting wooden supports
  • Rusting on metal surfaces
  • Visible mold or mildew growth

All of these symptoms are serious issues in themselves, that can be taken care of with our basement waterproofing services. If the wooden supports in your crawlspace begin to rot, or any metal structural supports start to rust, it may lower the structural integrity of your home, leaving the foundation more vulnerable to settlement or failure.

Wet Crawlspace Solutions

wet crawlspace solutions Kansas CityFortunately, Pro Foundation Technology has the waterproofing methods needed to keep water out of your crawlspace and away from your home. Your first line of defense is the surface drainage system. This includes the gutters, grading around the house, and drain pipe systems around the foundation, and is used to keep water from pooling around the foundation and seeping into your crawlspace.

The exterior drainage system can help prevent water from entering the crawlspace by  catching it before it gets to the foundation. This can be done with a waterproofing membrane around the foundation, perforated drain pipes, and a drainage board.

Interior drainage systems re-route water that has made its way into the basement and send it out and away from the foundation.The water is collected in drain pipes and water channels along the walls and foundation carried to the sump pit, where the sump pump then proceeds to pump it out and away from the home’s foundation.

For any of your crawlspace repair needs, do not hesitate to call Pro Foundation Technology, Inc. We will work with you to find a solution for your wet crawlspace. We serve NE Kansas and Missouri including Kansas City, Raytown, Overland Park, and Columbia.