Crawlspace moisture is a serious problem that can create substantial consequences if not treated right away. Signs that crawlspace moisture management is needed include musty odors, mold growth, dampness in your crawlspace, damaged wood, and issues with your foundation. It is a good idea to deal with the source of the water first and then address the indoor issues. That way you can be sure you have eliminated the risk of water re-entering the space and creating even more problems. To address the source of the water, here are 3 outdoor options for crawlspace moisture management.
- Downspout Routing. One common area that water accumulates and will seep into your home and crawlspace is your downspout from your gutter. If your yard is not correctly graded or the downspout is ineffective, water can pool in this area and then find its way into your crawlspace. Downspout routing creates a clear path that directs water from your downspout and away from your house and your crawlspace.
- Yard Regrading. If you have a downward grade toward your home, water will naturally flow into the side of your house and eventually inside your crawlspace. Yard regrading can fix this issue by leveling the ground so that there is not a direct path for water into your crawlspace.
- French Drain Installation. As a very effective option, French drains can regulate the level of water in your crawlspace and prevent it from accumulating. They can also be used to prep your crawlspace before further treatment options by draining the excess water that enters.
At Laurdane Associates, we are ready to help with your crawlspace moisture management. Give us a call today to learn more about your options for crawlspace moisture management. With over 30 years of experience, we can create the perfect solutions for your home.