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Water in Your Crawl Space

Learn the causes of water in your crawl space, how to fix this issue, and why you need Groundworks' crawl space repair solutions.

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Standing water in a crawl space of a home

Water in your crawl space can cause mold, pests, sagging floors, and high energy bills. If ignored, it can even damage your home’s foundation, leading to expensive repairs.

Sadly, using a wet/dry vacuum from a hardware store is only a temporary solution. To stop water from coming back, it’s important to find the main cause, like bad drainage or ineffective waterproofing.

Groundworks treats both the symptoms and the main cause of crawl space water, helping to make a drier and safer home in Alberta. Our custom repair solutions include sealing crawl space vents, setting up interior drainage, and wrapping your crawl space with a vapor barrier. Learn more below.

Do you have water in your crawl space?
Book your appointment today.

What Is Crawl Space Water?

Unchecked moisture under your house is a problem. It could manifest as visible water pools, damp soil, or even dampness on crawl space materials.

Here are the common issues caused by water in your crawl space:

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Neglecting these issues might lead to severe problems like foundational damage. It’s advisable to reach out to a crawl space repair expert, like Groundworks, to remove excess moisture and maintain your home’s structural integrity.

Why You Have Water in Your Crawl Space

Crawl space water can be caused by:

  • Open vents, which let outside air and moisture in.
  • Heavy rain, snowmelt, or floods that seep in through walls, corners, vents, and the ground.
  • High groundwater that can surround and damage the crawl space.
  • Poor landscaping, faulty downspouts, clogged drains, and absent moisture barriers, leading to water seepage.
  • Broken pipes, water heaters, and supply line leaks, which contribute to water buildup.
  • Ineffective waterproofing or drainage problems that allow water to permeate walls and floors.

Can You Fix Crawl Space Water?

Yes, but just removing water from this part of your home is not sufficient. It’s essential to tackle the root cause of your issue for optimal results.

Groundworks’ comprehensive solutions block water from entering your crawl space and avert future issues. We surpass temporary fixes, concentrating on your entire crawl space environment to permanently halt water intrusion.

How We Fix Crawl Space Water

We follow these steps when removing and preventing water in a crawl space:

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  • Inspecting the crawl space to identify problems
  • Sealing crawl space vents and replacing access doors
  • Installing interior drainage around the crawl space’s perimeter
  • Positioning a sump pump at the lowest point of the crawl space
  • Laying drainage matting over the soil floor
Groundworks tech installing a dehumidifier into crawl space of a home

Our patented products offer exceptional crawl space protection.

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Why Fix Crawl Space Water Now?

It’s important to quickly handle water in your crawl space for various reasons:

  • Water in the crawl space can lead to sagging floors and weakened support structures.
  • Mold and low-quality air from a damp crawl space can negatively impact your family’s health.
  • A dry and insulated crawl space enhances energy efficiency, which could reduce your bills.
  • Prompt intervention against water intrusion can avoid costly repairs and maintain your property’s value.

Contact Groundworks for a Comprehensive Crawl Space Repair Solution

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Water in your crawl space is a risk to your home and family. It’s important to address this issue promptly. Our patented dehumidifiers, vapor barriers, sump pumps, and other products ensure the long-term dryness and safety of this area.

Reach out to Groundworks for a free inspection and estimate.

Crawl Space FAQs

Open vents, adverse weather, faulty pipes, and poor landscaping are some causes of crawl space water. It’s essential to identify the underlying cause of your problem to remove water and prevent its return. Groundworks can inspect your crawl space and determine the reason for water intrusion.

It can be dangerous to enter your crawl space, so we don’t recommend it. Groundworks has the proper safety gear to inspect this part of your home and remove water with the latest industry-leading products.

The problem will likely get worse. Water intrusion can damage your crawl space and strain your home’s foundation.

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

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Southern Alberta trusts Groundworks for reliable crawl space, basement waterproofing and foundation repair services. Contact us for a free inspection!  

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