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Crawl Space Drainage Problems

Crawl space drainage problems include mold, pests, dipping and uneven floors, and high energy bills. Groundworks has a solution.

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Standing water in a crawl space of a home

Poor drainage in your crawl space can cause mold, pests, humidity, and bad odors. DIY solutions may offer temporary relief, but they don’t tackle the underlying problem.

Groundworks can pinpoint and address the root of your drainage troubles, eliminate surplus water in your crawl space, and stop it from coming back. This way, you ensure a safer, drier home environment and safeguard your property’s foundation.


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Common Crawl Space Drainage Problems

Water may accumulate in your crawl space if it can’t drain away. This water, if not addressed, can stagnate, fostering mold and pests, and potentially endangering your family’s health.

It’s unsafe to enter your crawl space, so determining the amount of water there can be challenging. Instead, watch for these indicators of water intrusion and drainage problems:

massive amount of water in crawl space of a home

What Causes Crawl Space Drainage Problems?

There are several reasons why your crawl space may have drainage issues:

  • Open vents can let in water from rain or floods.
  • A yard that slopes towards your house can direct water into your crawl space.
  • Leaks from HVAC systems, water heaters, and other appliances can cause water buildup.
  • Leaking or burst pipes can lead to water accumulation in your crawl space.
  • High groundwater levels and hydrostatic pressure can force water through foundation cracks and the ground.
  • Ineffective moisture barriers can allow soil dampness to evaporate into the crawl space air and condense into water droplets.

Can You Fix Crawl Space Drainage Problems?

Yes, you can fix drainage issues, and you should do it quickly to prevent foundation damage. Temporary fixes won’t solve drainage problems, a thorough crawl space repair is needed.

Groundworks provides comprehensive solutions to tackle both the symptoms and the root cause of drainage issues. Our patented products surpass the standard offerings available in hardware stores, ensuring a healthier crawl space.


How We Fix Crawl Space Drainage Problems

Here’s our process for solving drainage problems in your crawl space:

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Groundworks tech installing a dehumidifier into crawl space of a home
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Why Fix Crawl Space Drainage Problems Now?

Addressing these issues as soon as possible is critical for the following reasons:

  • Immediate action prevents foundation damage like wood decay and uneven floors.
  • A dry crawl space enhances indoor air quality for a healthier living environment.
  • Encapsulating your crawl space helps keep pests at bay.
  • Taking action now avoids costly future repairs.
  • A moisture-free crawl space boosts energy efficiency and could reduce your utility bills.
  • Addressing drainage problems could restore, if not elevate, your property value.

Contact Groundworks for Crawl Space Drainage Solutions You Can Trust

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Issues such as pests, mold, musty odors, and increased energy costs often stem from crawl space drainage problems. With our drainage systems, sump pumps, vapor barriers, and other patented products, we can eradicate these issues and prevent your Alberta home from water damage.

Reach out to Groundworks for a free inspection and estimate, no strings attached.


Crawl Space Drainage FAQs

Open vents, leaking pipes, ineffective moisture barriers, and other factors can lead to poor drainage in your crawl space. We’ll identify your specific issue when inspecting your home.


The time frame depends on the size of your crawl space and the cause of your drainage problems. During our free inspection, we can give you an estimated time for your project.

Your crawl space might contain mold spores, which can cause respiratory issues if inhaled. We have the correct safety gear to enter this part of your home and resolve your drainage problems.


Do you see any of these signs? Book an appointment now!

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