Explore Problem Signs
Many homeowners might think that their home is completely separate from their crawl space. However, this is not true, and the health of your crawl space is always going to affect the health of your home. Understanding the problem signs which indicate that your crawl space needs repair can keep your home protected. Here, we’ll outline the most common problem signs that arise in a damaged crawl space so you can act quickly.
Common Crawl Space Problem Signs
Crawl space problem signs include both structural damage and health hazards. This is because most crawl space issues are caused by high amounts of moisture in the crawl space. Here’s what to look out for in your crawl space foundation
Bouncy and Sinking Floors
Perhaps the most telling sign of crawl space damage are floors that seem to bend, creak, and slope under each step you take. You might also notice a gap form between the floorboards and your floor. These symptoms suggest that the support beams in your crawl space have become damaged, most likely through an overabundance of moisture in your crawl space. Sometimes, bouncy floors can be caused by an error during construction, but this is rarely the case. Either way, don’t ignore bouncy floors, as they can lead to serious structural issues for your home in the near future.
If your crawl space wood is rotting, it’s a sure sign that crawl space repair and encapsulation is necessary. Wood rot arises due to an excess of moisture in your crawl space and can be caused by a plethora of factors such as rain, outdoor humidity, or leaky plumbing pipes. Wood rot could also lead to bouncy floors, mold, or greater structural damage if left unchecked, so don’t hesitate to contact a professional if you notice this problem sign.
Mold in your crawl space is also a result of excess moisture. While mold may not cause as much structural damage as wood rot, it can lead to unwanted health problems for you and others in your home. As mold spores grow and spread within your crawl space, they will eventually travel into your air supply and spread throughout your home. Mold might appear in closets, cabinets, or bathrooms – anywhere that is dark and moist enough to promote mold growth. Remember, mold still hints at an abundance of water in your crawl space, so costly structural problems could still arrive later on.
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If you notice any of these problem signs, don’t wait to call Foundation Recovery Systems. With an expert team and the best solutions on the market, we can keep your home protected permanently with our many crawl space solutions.
For 30 years, we’ve proudly served Des Moines, Kansas City, Moberly, Springfield, and St. Louis and we’re ready to serve you as well. Contact us today to schedule a free inspection and take the first steps toward protecting your crawl space!