The lack of crawlspace moisture management can lead to rodent and insect infestations, structural damage, high humidity, and more.
It might seem unusual to call an irrigation company about a situation where you have too much water or moisture on your property, but here at Laurdane Associates, we are fully equipped to handle both irrigation and drainage issues. We offer a variety of standing water solutions, as well as services to resolve a damp crawlspace.
Proper crawlspace moisture management is necessary for a variety of reasons. For one thing, a damp crawlspace puts your home at risk for high humidity. If the humidity is higher than normal, your HVAC system will have to work harder to control it, resulting in higher energy bills and a shorter lifespan of the equipment. If the HVAC system cannot compensate adequately, there is an increased risk of mold and mildew.
The lack of crawlspace moisture management can also result in rodent and insect infestations. All creatures require water, and many love the darkness and dampness of a crawlspace. However, they are unlikely to remain in the crawlspace for long, and you’ll soon find them inside your home. Another danger is that some pests prove problematic for the house itself. Termites are a prime example of an insect drawn to damp wood that can quickly affect the structural integrity of your Raleigh, North Carolina home.
If you suspect you have a damp crawlspace, you should reach out to us to schedule an assessment. We’ll develop a crawlspace moisture management plan of action based on the cause of the dampness. We might recommend improved downspout routing, installing French drains, yard re-grading, or other standing water solutions that will make your crawlspace dry as it should be. Call today to learn more.