The Dangers of a Damp Crawlspace

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There are many potential problems that homeowners may have to deal with over the course of owning their home. One of these problems is a damp crawlspace. You may think that what goes on in your crawlspace isn’t that big of a deal, since you likely don’t go down there too often. However, there are many dangers that come with a damp crawlspace, which is why it’s so important to invest in crawlspace moisture control methods.

The Dangers of a Damp Crawlspace

When your crawlspace is damp, the likelihood of mold and mildew growth skyrockets. That is because mold spores thrive in dark and moist environments like crawlspaces. Mold and mildew spores can get into your home’s ventilation and contribute to unhealthy indoor air quality, making you and your loved ones sick.

A damp crawlspace can also cost you a great deal of money dealing with structural issues. Over time, moisture can damage floor joists, crack concrete, and even lead to foundation shifting. These damages are bad for the home and threaten its structural integrity, which is costly to repair. You’re financially better off installing proper irrigation to help prevent a damp crawlspace rather than ignore this area of your home.

At Laurdane Associates, we help homeowners prevent damp crawlspace problems with proper irrigation techniques as a form of moisture control. We believe that prevention is key when it comes to handling crawlspace moisture, but if you’re already dealing with a damp crawlspace, our owner is happy to use his troubleshooting skills to recommend the next steps for you to take to getting your crawlspace nice and dry.