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Water in Your Crawl Space

Discovering water in your home, particularly in the crawl space, is a cause for concern that should not be ignored. 

The entry of water into your crawl space is a clear indicator of serious issues that allow moisture to penetrate your home’s foundation. At Foundation Recovery Systems, we specialize in uncovering the reasons behind water intrusion and implement robust crawl space encapsulation methods to defend your home. Our team is adept at tackling the unique challenges homeowners face, ensuring your crawl space remains dry and structurally sound. 

By the end of this page, you’ll grasp the mechanisms of water entry into your crawl space, the urgency of addressing these issues, and how Foundation Recovery Systems can assist you. 

What Is Crawl Space Water? 

The term “water in a crawl space” encompasses all unwanted moisture found underneath the main living areas of your house. This includes everything from visible pools of water to subtle dampness in the soil or on crawl space structures. 

The presence of water in this area can lead to a host of problems, including: 

Ignoring these signs can lead to escalating problems. Foundation Recovery Systems is skilled at addressing crawl space issues by eliminating current water problems and safeguarding against future ones. 

Why Your Home Has Water in the Crawl Space 

Multiple factors can contribute to the infiltration of water into your crawl space: 

  • Unsealed Vents: Vents that remain open can introduce moist air from outside, leading to condensation. 
  • Weather Conditions: Heavy rainfall, snow thaw, or flooding can cause water to seep through walls, the ground, and vents. 
  • High Water Tables: A high groundwater level can saturate the area surrounding the crawl space. 
  • Inefficient Drainage: Problems like poor landscaping, malfunctioning downspouts, and inadequate moisture barriers can lead to water accumulation. 
  • Plumbing Issues: Faulty pipes and water heaters, along with minor leaks, can result in water gathering in the crawl space. 
  • Outdated Waterproofing: Old or incorrectly installed waterproofing systems or drainage issues can allow water to seep through. 

Foundation Recovery Systems provides thorough assessments to pinpoint all factors contributing to water in your crawl space, ensuring our solutions are comprehensive and effective. 

Can You Fix Crawl Space Water? 

Yes, it is absolutely possible to fix water issues in crawl spaces effectively. 

Simply removing standing water is not a complete solution. A comprehensive approach is necessary for lasting success. Foundation Recovery Systems offers solutions that not only eliminate existing water but also prevent future problems. Our methods are designed to treat the entire crawl space environment, creating a dry and healthy space for your home. 

How Foundation Recovery Systems Fixes Crawl Space Water 

Addressing water in a crawl space involves several key steps: 

  • A detailed inspection to identify the causes and plan repairs. 
  • Sealing off crawl space vents and updating access doors to prevent water entry. 
  • Installing interior drainage to capture leaks and groundwater. 
  • Placing a sump pump at the lowest point for efficient water removal. 
  • Using drainage matting over dirt floors to direct water towards drainage systems. 
  • Attaching insulation panels to crawl space walls for temperature control. 
  • Applying a vapor barrier to encapsulate the crawl space, isolating it from the ground. 
  • Installing a dehumidifier to maintain optimal humidity levels. 
  • Regular maintenance checks to ensure ongoing protection of the crawl space. 

Our solutions are specifically designed to meet the unique needs of homes in our service area, surpassing generic alternatives in quality and effectiveness. 

Why Address Crawl Space Water Now 

It’s crucial to deal with water in your crawl space immediately because: 

  • Preventing Structural Damage: Early intervention can reduce the likelihood of sagging floors and weakened foundations
  • Avoiding Health Risks: Damp crawl spaces can lead to mold and poor air quality, impacting your health. 
  • Energy Efficiency: A dry crawl space helps in maintaining more efficient heating and cooling, reducing energy costs. 
  • Protecting Your Home: Quick action can prevent expensive repairs and maintain your home’s market value. 

Putting off addressing water issues in your crawl space can lead to more severe problems. Foundation Recovery Systems’ advanced solutions provide the best care and protection for your home. 

Connect with Foundation Recovery Systems for Reliable Crawl Space Solutions   

Water in your crawl space poses various risks, but it can be effectively resolved with our state-of-the-art solutions. Our tailored crawl space encapsulation systems come with comprehensive warranties and address persistent water problems, improving air quality and safeguarding your home’s structure. 

If you suspect water in your crawl space, don’t hesitate to contact Foundation Recovery Systems for top-notch repair services. We provide free inspections to diagnose the moisture source and develop the best repair approach. 


Employing waterproofing solutions like interior drainage and sump pumps is the most effective strategy. Additional measures like vapor barriers, dehumidifiers, and insulation provide further protection. Contact us for a free crawl space inspection and repair estimate. 

While it might be tempting to tackle crawl space issues yourself, we advise against it due to potential risks and the temporary nature of DIY solutions. Professional services offer durable and safe solutions. Reach out to us for a free inspection and no-obligation estimate. 

The cost varies depending on the size of your crawl space and the extent of repairs needed. Contact us for a free inspection by our experts, who can provide an accurate cost estimate. We also offer financing options and obligation-free repair estimates. 

FRS service area

Our Locations

Cedar Rapids Location

3349 Southgate Ct SW,
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 220-5034

Central Illinois Location

2064 N Woodford St.
Decatur, IL 62526

Des Moines Location

2401 SE Creekview Dr.
Ankeny, IA 50021
(515) 373-8491

Kansas City Location

7280 NW 87th Terrace, Suite C-210
Kansas City, MO 64153
(816) 774-1539

Lee's Summit Location

211 SE State Route 150
Lee's Summit, MO 64082
(816) 774-1539

Moberly Location

1872 State Hwy M Moberly
MO 65270
(660) 202-8662

Springfield Location
3020 N. Martin Ave.
Springfield, MO 65803
(417) 612-8286
St. Louis Location

1625 Larkin Williams rd.
Fenton, MO 63026
(314) 207-9995